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Ruth S. Conley, 90

SANDWICH — Ruth Scott Conley passed away peacefully at home with family on November 28th at 8:30 p.m., in her 90th year.

Ruth was born on October 19th, 1924 in Newton Highlands, Mass., one of eleven children of George and Mae (Scott) Lawrence.

After graduating from Newton High School, she worked as a dental hygienist in the Boston area.

On June 30th, 1956 she married Raymond K. Conley, Jr. and they began their life together at Partridge Rock Farm in Sandwich, N.H.

During their 40 year marriage, they established Camp Red Hill summer camp for boys, worked tirelessly for Easter Seals, advocated for Americans with disabilities, and ran a successful farm. During Ray's terms in the N.H. Legislature and Senate, Ruth worked in the N.H. State House.

Following his death in 1995, Ruth volunteered in the primary grades at Sandwich Central School, where she read with the children and was affectionately known as "Grammie Ruth." From 2006 to 2009 she and her granddaughter Juli enjoyed hosting guests together at their Partridge Rock Farm Bed and Breakfast in Sandwich.

Ruth is survived by her stepdaughters, granddaughter, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Her family is very grateful for the compassionate care she received from Live Free Home Healthcare in her last two years, and from Central NH VNA & Hospice in her final weeks.

A memorial service will be held at Saint Andrews-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church in Tamworth at 1:30 on Saturday, December 13th. The Rev. Heidi Frantz-Dale, rector, will officiate. Burial will be held in the Rural Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 N. Main St, Laconia, NH 03246.

The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, in Meredith and Plymouth, are assisting the family with the arrangements. For Ruth's Book of Memories, please go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Monday, 01 December 2014 06:58

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Andre D. Machain, 83

LACONIA — Andre D. Machain 83, died unexpectedly Thursday, November 27, 2014.
He was predeceased by his parents, Andre and Laura Machain of Beverly, Mass., brother Alvin Machain, son Nathaniel Machain in 1999, and Jane Machain his beloved wife of 49 years in 2013.
Andre is survived by three of his children, son Bob Machain and his wife Maggie Machain of Windham, N.H. Daughter Marthe Kelly and husband Gary of Manchester N.H., daughter Kimberley Castelot and husband John, Manchester N.H. Grandchildren Laura and Sarah Castelot, Manchester, N.H. Amy and Molly Machain, Hyannis, Mass.
Andre was born February 15, 1931 in Beverly, Mass. and graduated from Phillips Academy/Andover in 1949. He graduated with honors from Harvard University, class of 1953. He served as a linguist in the U.S. Army from 1953 through 1956. He met Jane (Gaudette, widowed) and her three children in 1963, they married in 1964 and had one daughter, Kimberley (Machain) Castelot. Andre worked many years at the Knight Agency in Boston, Mass. and retired as president of the MacIntosh Agency in Bedford, N.H.
Andre was an avid N.E. Patriots and Boston Red Sox fan. He enjoyed swimming, music, reading and had a special talent for writing and was fluent in the romance languages. He and his wife Jane enjoyed travelling to Bermuda and spending time at their lake house in Ossipee, N.H. Andre was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Tilton, N.H.
Andre "Poppy" will be greatly missed by his family, many friends and his special companion, Carolyn Parker, of Laconia, N.H. Also his buddies from the Ellacoya Country Store where he enjoyed coffee and cribbage. We will miss Andre for his sense of humor, devotion to loved ones and never ending zest for life.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 274 Main Street, Tilton, N.H.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial please visit www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 December 2014 06:45

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Robert B. McCulla, 73

SANBORNTON — Robert B. McCulla, 73, of Lower Smith Road, Sanbornton, passed away Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Robert was born December 15, 1940 to the late William and Grace (Holtz) McCulla in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Robert began his aviation career as a corporate pilot for Gulf Oil Corporation , he signed on with Allegheny Airlines which subsequently became US Airways, he retired after 30 years with the airline. Robert was also very active with the Laconia Airport, piloting planes for the Winnaero Aerospace Career Educational Academy, educating teens. He loved flying, skiing and spending time with family.
He is survived by his former wife and best friend, Mary Ann Achter, a step-daughter, Melanie "Mame" Kendall, a sister, Leslie Gordon, of Naples Florida, and one grandchild, Maggie Kendall. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his son, Scott Robert McCulla.
Calling Hours will be Sunday, November 30, 2014, from 2 to 4 p.m. using the Carriage House Entrance at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, New Hampshire 03246.
A Celebration of Life will be on Monday, December 1, 2014, at 10 a.m., also using the Carriage House Entrance at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home.
Burial will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield street Laconia, NH 03246
For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to WinnAero, 65 Aviation way, Gilford NH, 03249
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial please visit www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 November 2014 09:04

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Gregory M. Crowell, 67

WENTWORTH — Gregory Marshall Crowell, 67, of Wentworth, passed away at this home unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

Born in Newark, N.J., on November 14, 1947, he was the son of Albert H. and Barbara (Bowen) Crowell. Gregory was raised in Livingston, N.J., attending local schools, he then moved with his family to Harwich, Mass., where he resided for most of his life.
Gregory was the owner and operator of the Cranberry Depot Jelly Shop, in Dennis Port, Mass. for many years; he was also a CDLA certified truck driver, and warehouse manager. He had many jobs throughout his working career, but was most proud of his work at the Cranberry Depot.
In 2004, Gregory and his wife Pat retired to Wentworth. In his retirement he enjoyed cooking and classic cars, and he was an avid Patriots fan. Gregory loved spending time with his family and very much enjoyed the companionship of his dog Shadow. He will be lovingly remembered by his family as a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.
He is predeceased by his parents.
Gregory is survived by his beloved wife of 19 years, Patricia (Delsignore) Crowell, of Wentworth; four children, Laura Crowell, of Ashland, Joshua Crowell and his significant other, Katie White, of Ashland, Eric Peterson, of Meredith, and Marty Crowell, of Dennis, MA; his grandson, Ethan Walter Peterson, of Meredith; sister, Adel Menengas and husband David, of Merrimack, NH; niece, Samantha Menengas; nephews, Matthew and Tyler Menengas.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at Mayhew Funeral Home (Rtes. 3 and 104), Meredith, from noon through 2 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.
Donations in Gregory's memory may be made to the NH Humane Society, P.O. Box 572, Laconia, NH 03246.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Gregory's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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