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Dolores C. Stokes, 84

WEBSTER — Dolores C. Stokes, 84, of 532 White Plains Road, formerly a 50 year resident of 20 Hoyt Road, Gilford, died Tuesday, September 2, 2014 after a brief illness.

She was born on March 23, 1930 in Laconia, the daughter of Ernest and Rose (Trembly) Simoneau. Dolores was a former communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Laconia. She loved knitting, crochet, sewing and making doll clothes. She enjoyed biking, swimming and crossword puzzles. One of Dolores' favorite pastimes was talking to her neighbors. She was an animal lover, especially cats.

She is survived by her two daughters; Kim M. Stokes of Franklin and C. Iris Chrostowski and her husband Lenny of Franklin, one grandson, Alex Blake and his wife Angela of Canaan, four great grandchildren; Valentine Blake of Canaan, Xavier Blake of Manchester, Isabeau Blake of Canaan and Inara Blake of Canaan, a niece, Joanne Simoneau of Florida and a nephew, Bruce Simoneau of Florida. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Earl N. Stokes in 2007, her son, Steven M. Stokes in 1958 and her grandson, Steven Blake.

There will be no calling hours.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 6, 2014 in the family lot at Bayside Cemetery, Laconia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to New Hampshire Humane Society, PO BOX 572, Laconia, NH 03247.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 September 2014 06:22

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Janis N. Evans, 59

FRANKLIN — Janis N. Evans, 59, of 21 Pleasant Street, died Monday, August 26, 2014 at Laconia Rehabilitation Center. She was a free spirit and will be greatly be missed by all.

She was born on December 9, 1954 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the daughter of John Jr. and Ruth (Madeline) Dawe.

She is survived by her two sisters; Ruth Petrini of Meredith and Leisa Newbegin of Center Ossipee, her longtime companion, Timothy Smith of Franklin, two nieces, Michele and Alisea, three nephews, Johnny, Keith and Jason. and her beloved cat, Jack. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, John Dawe III.

There will be no calling hours.

Funeral services will be private.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 September 2014 06:15

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Mark R. Mauzy, II, 38

BELMONT — Mark Robert Mauzy II, 38, of 19 Holiday Lane, died at his home on 
Thursday, August 28, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Mr. Mauzy was born June 13, 1976 in Manchester, N.H., the son of Donna (Potter) and Mark Robert Mauzy I. He resided in Londonderry before moving to Belmont thirty-two years ago. He was a perfectionist as a metal roofer for eighteen years and had been employed at Vutex in Meredith for two years. He owned and operated the Galaxy Gym in Belmont as well as the Hot Dog Stand, Mauz Dawgz.
Mr. Mauzy always enjoyed starting new projects at home, making scooters, metal pinwheels and garden boxes. Stacey got him started in gardening six years ago and he took it to another level. He enjoyed kayaking and loved, Jawzie, his bulldog.
Mr. Mauzy was an amazing father to his three little girls. From Stacey and the girls, "Mark, we will forever love you". He was loving to his fiancée, friends and family. His family will always hold him close and he will never be forgotten.
Survivors include his daughters, Melana Marie Mauzy, Rylie Nicole Sylvia and Alahni Lee Mauzy; his mother, Donna Mauzy; his stepfather, Robert Arthur Benwell, Jr.; his fiancée, Stacey White; two sisters, Jamie Lee Martinez and Katrina T. Benwell; nieces, Sophia Lee Benwell, Trinity Lee Martinez and Sierra Martinez; several aunts, uncles, cousins and his in-laws, Richard and Candy Carlson. He was predeceased by his father, Mark R. Mauzy I, by his aunts, Debra Mauzy and Tami Jo Bull, and his second cousin, Havana Eve O'Flattery.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 3 to 6 p.m., with a Time of Reflection at 4:30 p.m., in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Mark Mauzy Cancer Fund c/o Meredith Village Savings Bank, Rte 25, Meredith, NH 03253.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services,164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is assisting the family with the arrangements For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 September 2014 06:12

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Catherine J. McGarry, 90

MEREDITH — Catherine J. McGarry, 90, of Meredith, passed away peacefully at Forestview Manor, on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Catherine was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on November 17, 1923; she was the twin daughter of Patrick and Elizabeth (Armstrong) McGarry. She was raised in Brooklyn where she attended local schools.

Before relocating to Meredith, Catherine worked as a telephone operator, school crossing guard, and as a switchboard operator. Upon moving to Meredith she helped her daughter Pat at the Meredith Station Mobil for several years where she was known affectionately by the customers as "Mom".

Catherine enjoyed many fun camping trips with her family throughout her life; at Forestview she loved to play Bingo and dancing when musical entertainment was scheduled. Catherine was a very kind and outgoing individual who was loved by all who met her. She was extremely proud of being from Brooklyn, N.Y. as well as her Irish heritage.

She was predeceased by her first husband Albert J. Palmer, in 1962, and her second husband, William H. McGarry, Jr., in 2001; brother, John McGarry, and sister, Sister Joan Therese McGarry, CSJ.

Surviving family members include her twin sister, Gertrude Davignon, of West Springfield, Mass.; son, Kevin T. Palmer and wife Wendy, of Granby, Mass.; daughter, Mary E. Nadeau and husband Richard, of Chicopee, Mass.; daughter, Patricia A. Wade and husband Charles, of Meredith; grandchildren, Matthew and Kristen Palmer, of Granby, Mass., Nathan and David Nadeau, of Chicopee, Mass., and Joshua and Tyler Wade, of Meredith; she is also survived by several nephews.

Catherine's family will be forever grateful to the staff at Forestview Manor for the tender loving care that they provided Mom for the past five years, as well as Dr. Suarez and the staff at the S.P.S. Unit at LRGH and Central NH VNA & Hospice for the care and compassion that they also provided.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, September 5, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mayhew Funeral Home (Rte. 3 & Cataldo Rd.), Meredith. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 10 a.m. The Very Rev. Dennis J. Audet, V.F., Pastor, will be the celebrant. Interment will be held at St. Jerome Catholic Cemetery, in Holyoke, Mass. and will be announced at the time of services.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Catherine's memory to the Alzheimer's Association, or to the Central NH VNA & Hospice, 724 N. Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246

Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Catherine's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 September 2014 06:02

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