TILTON — Edward J. Rose, 88, a resident of Tilton for most of his life died at his home in Tilton, Sunday, August 10, 2014, with his family at his side. Ed was born in East Boston, Mass., January 16, 1926, son of Anthony and Lydia (Lucius) Rose. He attended parochial schools in Stoneham, Mass. He left high school in 1943 to enlist in the Coast Guard. Following his discharge he moved to Tilton to attend Tilton School. He was employed at the former Scott and Williams in Laconia, for 25 years, culminating in the position of production control manager. He went on to work 14 years with the State of New Hampshire Department of Employment Security. Ed was a longtime active member of the American Legion, Post # 49 in Northfield, VFW Post # 1698 in Franklin and Franklin Lodge of Elks, BPOE 1280. He served on the Tilton-Northfield Fire Department and Rescue Squad for several years and was active coaching Little League for J. P. Stevens. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing and time spent with family and friends, often gathering at the cottage on Lake Winnisquam. For several years he was active with the Tilton 49ers Drum and Bugle Corp. Following his retirement, Ed enjoyed antique cars and spending time at Foxwoods. He attended several USS Leonard Wood reunions at many U.S. locations. Ed enjoyed football and watching games on TV...as long as his team was winning!
Ed served his country with honor with the U. S. Coast Guard from 1943 to 1946, discharged as Radioman, 3rd Class. He was later called to active duty with the U. S. Navy during the Korean War, serving for 10 months. He was the recipient of numerous medals and ribbons. Ed was very thankful he had the opportunity to have taken the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. in October, 2013. He remembered his return to the United States as his ship sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco on VJ Day, hearing the thunderous crowds screaming with joy. Ed was a longtime parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Tilton, now part of St. Gabriel Parish. In addition to his parents, Ed was predeceased by his brothers, Lawrence and Joseph Rose and sister, Marie King. He leaves his wife of 65, years, Beverly J. (Sykes) Rose of Tilton, children, Eddy and his wife Pat of Loudon, Gary and his wife Cindy of Sanbornton, Timothy and his wife Leslie of Northfield and Bonita Ellis and her husband William of Sanbornton. 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. His sister, Marilyn Mitchell of Stoneham, Mass., and nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road (584 West Main Street) in Tilton. Family members will speak of their memories at 5 p.m. Following will be a gathering to celebrate Ed's life at the American Legion Post # 49 in Northfield. A committal service with military honors will be held Monday, August 18th at 11 a.m. at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 D. W. Highway in Boscawen.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Ed's name to either, Franklin VNA and Hospice, 75 Chestnut St. Franklin, NH 03235 or to New England Honor Flight, 73 Goodwin St., Manchester, NH 03104.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 August 2014 07:03
CAMPTON — Elizabeth Ann Young, 83, of Riverside Drive, died August 11, 2014, at Lakes Region General Hospital, in Laconia.
Born in Tunbridge, Vermont on May 4, 1931, Elizabeth was the daughter of Harry and Clara (Allen) Bliss.
Elizabeth grew up in Bradford, Vt. and graduated from Bradford Schools. She moved to Ashland, N.H. in 1968 where she resided until 1988. She has been a resident of Campton for the past twenty six years.
Elizabeth has worked most all her life as a laborer in several factories in the area including, Former Sprague Electric, Plymouth, former L.W. Packard, in Ashland, former Amatex Corporation, in Meredith, and Plymouth Stitching. In her early years, Elizabeth worked as a waitress in Wells River, Vt.
Elizabeth is predeceased by her husband of fifty-one years, Dale Wayne Young, who died in February of 2004, her sons Melvin, who died in 1973, and Dale H. "Butch" Young, who died in 2001.
Elizabeth is survived by sons, Terry H. Young of Vinalhaven, Maine, Randy J. Young and his wife Wendy, of Plymouth, David T. Young of Campton, daughters, Sheri J. O'Neil and her husband Jeff, of Moultonborough, Candice M. Dussault and her husband Paul, of Manchester, Tina A. Young of Meredith, six grandchildren, Connor O'Neil, Sheri Coleman and her husband Curtis, Lilly O'Neil, Kelldah Sousa, Amanda Ripa, Stacy Jeff, six great grandchildren, Caroline, Georgia, and Cooper Coleman, Makenzie, Alex Ripa, and Scarlett Jeff, sister Lois Syndey of Meredith, many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St. Plymouth, on Friday Aug. 15, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 16, at 1 p.m., in Green Grove Cemetery, Ashland. The Rev. Chuck Clark will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the NH Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH. 03247
To sign Elizabeth's Book of Memories, please go to; www.mayhewfuneralhom
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 08:34
NORTHFIELD — Milton E. Ayotte, 79, a resident of Northfield died Friday, August 8, 2014 at the Concord Hospital in Concord following a period of failing health. Milton was born in Concord, October 28, 1934, son of the late, Ludger and Ida (Miller) Ayotte. He had been a resident of Northfield for most of his life. He was self employed as an automobile mechanic for many years. A railroad enthusiast, Milton was known locally as the "man in the railroad cap". Milton served as fire warden with the Tilton-Northfield Fire Department and was the department mechanic for several years. He was a member of the VFW Post #1698 in Franklin and American Legion Post # 49 in Northfield. He enjoyed spending time in his red Pontiac Firebird and riding his numerous motorcycles over the years. He looked forward to his north country trips to the stock car races. An antique auto buff, Milton enjoyed going to old car shows. He served honorably from 1952 to 1955 in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. Although a quiet man, Milton enjoyed spending time with family and close friends. He was predeceased by a sister, Elaine V. Moulton.
He leaves a sister, Patricia A. Adams of Northfield, nieces and nephews.
According to his wishes, there are no calling hours or services planned.
Arrangements are under the care of the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home of Tilton.
Honors will be offered for Milton's service to his country Friday, August 15, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 D. W. Highway in Boscawen, N.H. Burial will follow.
Contributions may be made in Milton's name to the charity of one's choice.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 August 2014 07:35
BELMONT — Ellis "Stub" Welch, 91, of 75 Hurricane Road, passed away at Mountain Ridge Center - Genesis in Franklin, N.H., on Monday, August 11, 2014.
Ellis was born on July 8, 1923, in Groton, Vt. the son of the late Edward and Laura (Dana) Welch. He worked as a stonecutter at Wells & Lampson Granite Quarry in Barre, Vt. He moved to Belmont in 1964.
Ellis is survived by his sons, Robert Welch and his wife, Carol, of Gilmanton Iron Works and Paul Welch and his wife, Sandy, of Belmont. In addition to his parents, Ellis was predeceased by his daughter, Donna Carignan, his wife, Colene (Blake) Welch, both passing away in April and May 2009, respectively. He was also predeceased by his stepmother, Viola, his brothers, Edward "Bee" Welch from Upper Websterville, Vt. and Walter Welch from Newbury, Vt. and a sister, Irene Welch, of Groton, Vt.
He has six grandchildren, Denis J. Carignan, David E. Carignan, Daniel R. Carignan, all of Belmont; Robert Welch Jr. of New Hampton; Kimberly Welch of Gilford and Mark Welch of San Diego, Calif.; nine great grandchildren, Emily, Devin and Sydnei, all of Belmont, Mackenzie, Holten, Malaki, Keegan of New Hampton and Briah and Aydyn of Gilford.
His favorite pastimes were fishing and hunting. When he wasn't fishing, skinning fish, or hunting, he was taking care of his wife, cutting wood, or tinkering on something.
There will be no calling hours.
A Graveside Service will be held in South Road Cemetery, Belmont, N.H., on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at 11 a.m. Rev. James F. Smith, Pastor of First Baptist Church, will officiate.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is in charge of the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00