MEREDITH — Dorothy P. (Jean) Forsberg, 82, of Meredith, passed away on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, at Golden View Health Care Center, in Meredith.
Born in Meredith on March 7, 1932, she was the daughter of Harry E. Sr. and Frances (Roberts) Plummer. She was raised in Meredith, graduating from the Meredith High School, Class of 1950.
Dorothy worked for the former Chase House Restaurant, in Meredith, the former White Mountain Power Co., former Peter French's Oil Service, and as an accountant for the Meredith News for 35 years.
She was a member of the Meredith Congregational Church, Order of the Eastern Star Ellacoya Chapter 43. She served as the Grand Chaplain of the Grand Chapter of the NH O.E.S., as the Chairman of the Meredith Democrat Committee, as the clerk of the Meredith Zoning Board. She was a member and past President Altrusa Club, of Meredith, President and member of ILHS Band Boosters, ILHS Dollars for Scholars, President and Board member of the Circle Drive Association, and she was a member of the Meredith Historical Society.
Dorothy was predeceased by her son, Leonard C. Forsberg Jr. in 1962; her brother, Harry E. Plummer Jr., who died in 2009.
She is survived by her two sons, John H. Forsberg and his wife Virginia, of Moultonborough, Robert S. Forsberg and his finance Brenda Grad of Meredith; three daughters, Deborah A. Armitage and her husband Howard of Warwick, R.I., Susan J. Stickney and her husband Fawn of Meredith, Cathy E. Forsberg, of Meredith; 11 grandchildren, Taylor, Kelsea, Jason, Jeremy, Jessica, Kate, Ashley, Andrew, Danielle, Susan and Kirk, 11 great-grandchildren;.a sister-in-law, June Plummer of Meredith; and one niece and two nephews.
Calling hours will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (Routes 3 and 104), Meredith, on Thursday, Feb. 12, 6 to 8 p.m. A spring graveside service will be held at Meredith Village Cemetery on Friday, April 24, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Edward J. Charest will officiate.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Dorothy's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015 07:33
GILFORD — Cody J. Field, 22, of Glenridge Way, died unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, in Laconia.
Cody was born Aug. 11, 1992, to James Field and the late Barbara Lawrence.
He worked as a truck driver for GMI construction for four years.
Cody enjoyed karate, dirt biking and athletics. He loved spending time with friends and family and will be missed by many.
Cody is survived by his father, James Field of Gilford; a sister, Kassandra Field of Portsmouth; his grandfather, John D. Field Sr. of Clinton, Mass.; several cousins, aunts and uncles.
In addition to his mother he was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Peter D. Lawerence and Caroline (Sibley) Lawrence.
Calling hours will be from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, using the Whipple Avenue entrance at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia. Memorial services will follow at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Hope for New Hampshire Recovery, 10 Ferry St., Suite 307, Concord NH 03301.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an
online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015 07:28
LACONIA — Margaret Mary (Dolan) Plumer, affectionately known as Peg, died Feb. 2, 2015, peacefully with her daughter at her side.
Peg lived on Kinsman Drive in the Taylor Community in Laconia. Born in Boston on Sept. 10, 1925, to Henry C. Dolan and Helen (Potter) Dolan, Peg grew up in Somerville, Mass., and Medford Mass.
During her youth, Peg was a featured singer for the Big Bands that frequented the Boston area night clubs. A song was written especially for Peg's voice that was later recorded by Frank Sinatra.
After graduating from the Prince School of Merchandising in Boston, Peg met a handsome young Marine, Lester Plumer, and they were married in 1946. In 1950, Lester was recalled for duty in Korea and he and Peg moved to Camp Lejeune, N.C. After his tour, they moved to Reading, Mass., where they raised their two children, Lester Jr. and Diane. Later they moved to New Hampshire and Peg began her long, illustrious, career in banking.
She was employed by the Indian Head Bank in Portsmouth for 33 years. After it changed to Fleet Bank, she was the first woman named vice president in New Hampshire. Until two years ago, Peg worked part-time as the friendly, beautiful older receptionist at Meredith Village Savings Bank in Laconia.
Peg, Lester, their daughter, Diane, and son-in-law, Tim, owned and operated the Irish Tweed Shop in Laconia, Wolfeboro, and Hanover. Peg loved to travel and crisscross the globe, but her heart was in love with Ireland which she traveled to many times for pleasure and for buying trips.
Peg was active in the community and sought after by many committees and boards. She served on the board of directors of Lakes Region General Hospital for many years, chairing the Finance and Audit committees. Other community service included board of Lakes Region Community Services, Genesis Behavioral Health, Lakes Region Scholarship Fund, Spaulding Youth Center, treasurer of Christmas Village, treasurer of Laconia Multinational Committee, treasurer of Human Relations Committee of Laconia, and member of the Board of Advocates for Taylor Community.
Peg was an original foundress of New Beginnings-Without Violence and Abuse, and a member of Zonta International of Laconia. Peg was a life member of the Red Snapper Chapter of the Red Hat Society.
She was awarded many community awards over the years including the Rhoda C. Ladd Award "For Service to Community Health Care."
As a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Parish, Peg taught religious education, was a Eucharistic minister, did prison ministry, and taught at the Pre Cana sessions for couples preparing for marriage. She was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Ladies Guild, serving as treasurer for many years and was designated as Honorary Member when she became too ill to participate.
Peg was predeceased by her husband Lester F. Plumer Sr.; brother, Francis E. Noonan; and sons, William G. and Lester Jr.
She is survived by her brother Henry C. Dolan and his wife Nancy of South Dennis, Mass.; daughter, Diane and her husband, Timothy Poh, of Meredith. Her grandchildren include Alexandra and her husband, Christopher Sullivan, Tristan and his wife Marsha Poh, and Brendan Poh, all of San Diego, Sean and his wife Emily Plumer of Milford, Scott and his wife Jill Plumer of Bedford, and Seth Plumer of Manchester. Her great-grandchildren are Michael Sullivan and Madeline Poh of San Diego, Collin Plumer of Manchester, and Raegan Plumer of Milford. She is also survived by nieces and nephews and legions of loving friends.
Little Peggy Dolan accomplished much in her lifetime of service. She raised a family and had a successful career during a time when doing both was very difficult. She will be remembered for her deep love for her family and friends. She was an inspiration and model of kindness and professionalism for many and did much work to improve the lives of many in our community. Many will miss her wisdom and wise counsel.
There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 6, 2015, at 11 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish in Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Ave., Laconia. Burial will be privately held at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia, at a later date.
Contributions in Peg's name may be made to any of the charitable organizations that she was involved or the charity of your choice.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 February 2015 07:24
ASHLAND — Patricia Jean (Doyle) Holland, 71 died on Feb. 6, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family, following a period of declining health.
She was born in Hanover on June 23, 1943, the daughter of William and Irene (Preston) Doyle. Pat was raised in Vermont where she attended local schools. She was a graduate of Thetford Academy. She came to Ashland 49 years ago and has been a resident ever since. While in Ashland she was employed at Plymouth Stitching, Ashland Schools, Comfort Inn, Ash True Value, and was also self-employed for many years.
Pat was a member of the Ashland Baptist Church, Ashland Woman's Club, and the Ashland Community Center. She enjoyed quilting, shopping, her grandchildren, traveling and the Boston Red Sox.
She is survived by her husband, Melvin Holland of Ashland; daughters Dr. Michelle Brague of Pennsylvania, Lisa Ash of Ashland, and Holly Andrews of Meredith; her sons, Brett Beede of Ashland, Melvin Scott Holland of Hillsboro, and Christopher Holland of Campton; 12 grandchildren; four brothers, Dave Doyle of Berlin, Jim Doyle of South Carolina, Larry Doyle of Arizona, and Russell "Pete" Doyle of New York; one sister, Joan Van Norden of Thetford, Vt.; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, Feb. 13, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dupuis Funeral Home, 11 Hill Ave. in Ashland. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 14, at 11 a.m. in the Ashland Baptist Church, Main Street in Ashland.
Donations may be made to the Pemi Baker Home Health & Hospice, 101 Boulder Point Drive, Plymouth, NH 03264.
Dupuis Funeral Home in Ashland is handling the arrangements. For more info go to Dupuisfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Monday, 09 February 2015 11:17