PITTSBURG — A memorial service for Louise Mitchell, 93, of Pittsburg, who died Friday, March 13, 2015, at the Coos County Nursing Hospital will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at 1 p.m. A time to greet the family will be 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia. Burial will follow in the family lot at Union Cemetery, Academy Street, Laconia.
She was born Oct. 24, 1921, in Laconia, the daughter of Pearl and Oscar Joseph Gauthier. She was raised by her beloved grandparents, Perley and Josephine Cross.
Louise is survived by four daughters, Nancy Renaudette and husband Leo of Canaan, Vt., Marsha Clifford and husband Earle of Pittsburg, Terry Reynard and husband David of Las Vegas, Nev., and Heather Mitchell and husband Mark Amey of Clarksville; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, John E. Gauthier, USAF (Retired) of Laconia, and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Edmund Mitchell, in 1993.
A memorial celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at the Methodist church hall in Pittsburg .
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 Monday, 11 May 2015 09:10
Sheila B. Livingstone, 73
SANBORNTON — Sheila Bolton Livingstone, 73, of Sanbornton passed away on Sunday morning, May 3, 2015, after a brief illness.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Alex, of Sanbornton; two sons, Alexander Leslie, 46, of Sanbornton and Barry, 44, of Plymouth; daughter-in-law Angela; granddaughter Caylee Anne; an older brother David, 76, of Leicester, England, and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Livingstone was the fourth child of Richard Leslie and Lillian Wharmby Bolton of Liverpool, England. Mrs. Livingstone attended nursing school at St. Catherine's Hospital in Birkenhead, England, immigrated to the U.S. in 1964, proudly becoming a U.S. citizen in early July 1976.
Her first job in the U.S. was at Lynn (Mass.) Hospital, and over the years worked at Choate Hospital in Woburn, Mass., and several places in New Hampshire, including Franklin Regional Hospital, Merrimack County Nursing Home, and the Peabody Home where she was well loved by patients and colleagues alike.
Mrs. Livingstone enjoyed knitting and ceramics, and loved doing the daily crossword puzzles. She also enjoyed traveling to see her sons perform in concerts and stage shows, and she became quite a Red Sox fan. She enjoyed making several trips back to England to see family, and saw a good portion of the United States as well, including Florida, California, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.
A celebration of Sheila's life will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road (584 West Main St.), Tilton.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Franklin Opera House, PO Box 172, Franklin, NH 03235.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com.
Last Updated on Monday, 11 May 2015 09:07
Olivo "Dell" V. Delle-Femine, 83
PORTLAND, Maine — Olivo "Dell" Delle-Femine, 83, formerly of Laconia, N.H., died peacefully on Thursday, May, 7, 2015, following a period of failing health.
Dell was born Nov. 5, 1932, the son of the late Frank and Ida (Nassi) Delle-Femine of East Providence, R.I., and was a 1951 graduate of East Providence High School. He is a veteran of the Air Force and was stationed at the Wheelus Air Base in the Kingdom of Libya, where he served as an aircraft mechanic.
With great interest in collective bargaining he began his life's work building a labor union that solely represented airline mechanics. In 1961 Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association was born. Dell was the first AMFA National Director in 1963 and held that elected position until his retirement in 2008. An industry leading contract was achieved by the AMFA members at Northwest Airlines in 2001. By 2003 AMFA represented three of the top five as well as half of the top 10 major airlines in the U.S. Dell's efforts and sacrifices for aircraft maintenance technicians are legendary and cement a legacy that continues today.
Dell was well respected in his field and received many awards for industry related achievements. An award was created in his honor to be presented to people in the association for their exceptional work in upholding the principles and philosophy of AMFA.
Dell was involved in many political election campaigns during his time living in New York City and Newport, R.I. Dell's charitable acts include volunteering with Island Hospice in Newport, R.I., and most holidays would find him volunteering in the soup kitchen at Emmanuel Church. Dell was an avid traveler and reader and enjoyed nights out at the opera with a fine Italian dinner afterward.
Dell was predeceased by his beloved second wife Marie Ann (Sullivan) Delle-Femine in 1996; along with two sisters, Irene Brightman and Molly Sousa; and three brothers, Frank, Marco and Edward Delle-Femine.
Dell is survived by his first wife, Constance Loring; and his children, Douglas, Michael, David and Nancy Delle-Femine; a granddaughter Emma Strubell; along with many nieces, nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.
The Delle-Femine family extends heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff, and nurses at the Barron Center 2N, Portland, for their loving help. Thanks are also offered to the staff at Beacon Hospice for their care and kindness. Dell enjoyed his visits from, a fellow veteran, from Beacon very much.
A private celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Dell's ashes will be placed in the columbarium at Emmanuel Church in Newport, R.I., next to Marie's ashes.
For online condolences, please visit the funeral home website at www.athutchins.com.
Last Updated on Monday, 11 May 2015 09:05
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Mildred Ella Colby Kern passed away April 20, 2015 at the age 93 at Good Samaritan Village, Kissimmee, Fla. after a period of declining health. Graveside services will be held in Meredith, New Hampshire at a later date.
Mildred was born in Meredith, New Hampshire on June 5, 1921 to Leroy Colby and Mildred Allen Colby. She was the fourth of five children.
Mildred attended Meredith schools, graduating in 1939. She attended Keene State College and graduated in 1944 with a degree in Home Economics. Mildred taught in Ashland, Northwood, Warren and Newton, N.H., then in Marseilles, Plano, and Sheldon, Ill., Remington, South Bend, Boone County, Ind., and finally Methuen, Mass. At the high school level, she taught home economics and history, as well as several grades at the elementary level during her career.
Mildred also attended beauty school and owned a small shop in Meredith for a year.
Mildred was a member of the Meredith Baptist Church but changed to the Methodist Church when she married the Reverend Charles Wesley Kern in 1955, serving with him in his many parish assignments. Mildred always enjoyed baking, cooking, crafts and contributing to the church social events and bake sales. She was known to always remind her students and friends that the presentation on the table was most important to everyone's enjoyment.
Mildred also suggested the title of Charles' book, God, Grace and Granite, on the history of Methodists in New Hampshire.
For many years they owned a beloved summer cottage in Center Barnstead, N.H.
Upon their retirement, Mildred and Charles moved to the Good Samaritan Village in Kissimmee, Fla. and lived there until both of their passing. Charles pursued his ministry and teaching, while Mildred participated in many Village committees, most notably the creation of the Endowment Fund to assist residents.
Charles died in 2012. Mildred was predeceased by sisters Thelma Livingstone, Dorothy Plaisted, brothers Leroy Allen Colby, Randolph Colby and their spouses, nephews Herbert Livingstone, David Livingstone, and Roderick Plaisted.
Mildred is survived by her nephews Richard Plaisted, Stephen Plaisted, George Plaisted, Randolph Colby, Leroy Colby, and nieces Betty Plaisted, Judith Haracz and husband Gary, and many grand nephews and nieces.
Last Updated on Monday, 11 May 2015 09:00