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Caitlyn R. Morris, 34

PORTSMOUTH — Caitlyn Raheegie Morris , 34, of Portsmouth, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 20, surrounded by her loving family.

Caitlyn as born in Meredith on Oct. 14, 1980, to Kim and Holly Cedarstrom.

Caitlyn graduated from Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith, and went on to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of New Hampshire and a Masters in Fine Arts from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Caitlyn was married to Eric Morris on Aug. 2, 2014.

Anyone who had the pleasure of getting to know Cait understands that the world will never be as bright as when Cait was in it. She was beautiful, strong and full of life. She feared no challenge and took nothing for granted. She showed us all how to live life to the fullest and how to be brave when things got hard. She saw and accomplished more in 34 years than many of us will with twice as many years. There is nothing that can replace the energy she shared with the world.

Caitlyn is survived by her sister, Maggie; her parents, Kim and Holly; and her husband, Eric.

Caitlyn's wonderful spirit, joy and talents will be celebrated on Sunday, Nov. 30, at Brazo Restaurant in Portsmouth, from 4 to 7 p.m. Anyone who knew and loved Cait is welcomed to come and remember her light.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 November 2014 09:23

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Mary H. Mullen, 69

GILFORD — Mary Halpin Mullen, 69, of Gilford, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at a hospital in New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

Mary was born on Aug. 2, 1945, the daughter of Dr. Thomas F. and Arline Halpin of Reading, Mass. She went to St. Agnes Catholic School in Reading, and in 1963 she graduated from Our Lady of Nazareth Academy in Wakefield, Mass. She went to Boston College and graduated with a bachelor's in education in 1967.

She married, became a mother, and settled in Burlington, Mass., and after a divorce she worked as a substitute teacher in Billerica, Mass. In 1975 she married William E. Mullen and raised her two sons with him.

In the early 1980s, with the technology industry booming in the Route 128 corridor, Mary studied Basic, Fortran, Pascal, and other computer languages at the University of Lowell (now the University of Massachusetts-Lowell). After earning her Master's degree in computer science she went to work for a time at the Mitre Corporation in Bedford, Mass.

In 1997, Mary and her husband Bill, who was retiring from work in Massachusetts, moved to Gilford, where they had owned a second home and had made many great memories during the 1980s. In retirement, they joined the Laconia Country Club, became season pass holders at Gunstock, Loon, and Waterville Valley and enjoyed great friendships around these sports. Together they shared a love for travel, made several trips to central and eastern Europe, and regularly went on ski trips to Colorado.

Several years ago, Mary became a Eucharistic Minister at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Laconia. She and her husband were members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and gave financial guidance to families in need. For several years Mary worked in the St. Vincent de Paul office on Union Avenue in Laconia, helping people on the phone.

With her husband, she helped to set up the John F. Mullen Memorial Scholarship in memory of her son who died in drowning accident in 2005. Since 2006 the scholarship has provided thousands of dollars in college aid to local students.

She was a kind and compassionate friend, an excellent listener, an incisive thinker and problem solver. She loved her walks on Scenic Drive in Gilford, and she liked to walk a loop by the base of Gunstock Mountain. She loved swimming and swam laps in a local pool three or four days a week.

In July 2013, Mary was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, a blood cancer. At 68 she was beyond the normal age for bone marrow transplants, but her exceptional fitness won her a vote of confidence from her transplant doctor. She was in Florida in early November when she picked up an infection and went into septic shock. She was surrounded by loved ones when she died.

Friends and family, who watched her make a brave choice for a transplant a year earlier, are likely to remember her strength, her positive attitude, her diligence and self-care, her will to live, and her concern for those she might leave behind. They will remember a beautiful person who truly honored life.

Mary is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 39 years, William E. Mullen, of Gilford; her son, Kurt and daughter-in-law Amy, of Newburyport, Mass.; her sister Arline F. Gove of Falmouth-Foreside, Maine; her brother, Dr. Thomas F. Halpin of West Boylston, Mass.; and her sister Martha Cunningham of Bridgewater.

She was predeceased by her oldest son, John.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish, St. Joseph Church, 30 Church St., Laconia. Spring burial will be in the family lot in Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilford.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, PO Box 6123, Laconia, NH 03247.

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, 24 November 2014 09:17

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Peter P. Kyriakides, 70

LACONIA — Peter P. Kyriakides, 70, of 121 Holman St., died at his home on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. He was the widower of Patricia L. Kyriakides who died July 10, 2012.

Peter was born Jan. 21, 1944, in Boston, the son of the late Peter M. and Cathrine A. (Matchett) Kyriakides.

Peter resided in Boston for several years before moving to Laconia 18 years ago. He had been employed as an inspector for the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority for 30 years.

Survivors include two sons, Peter P. Kyriakides Jr., and Stephen M. Kyriakides; three daughters, Christine P. Murphy, Karen M. Kyriakides-Richards and her husband, Jay Richards and Kelly K. Kyriakides-Mann and her husband, Joseph Mann; 16 grandchildren, Adam, Ashley, Danny, Jeremy, Jamie, Deborah, Danielle, Kaylah, Mary, Kristopher, Katelynn, Christina, Jay Jr., Hannah, Jazlynne and Emily; two great grandchildren; two sisters, Catherine Kyriakides and Ann Kyriakides.

In addition to his wife and parents, Peter was predeceased by four brothers, John Kyriakides, Paul Kyriakides, Ronald Kyriakides and Jon Kyriakides; and a sister, Mary Cynthia Kyriakides.

A Celebration of Life and a time of sharing will be held on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-
Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246.

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 Thursday, 20 November 2014 09:45

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Wilbur D. Phillips, 75

LOUDON — Wilbur D. Phillips, 75, of 972 Route 106 North, died at his home on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014.

Mr. Phillips was born Oct. 20, 1939, in Colebrook, the son of the late Linwood and Mary (Mills) Phillips.

He received his associate's degree at the University of New Hampshire, Thompson School of Agriculture.

Mr. Phillips resided in Tilton for 37 years before moving to Loudon.

He had been employed by the U.S.D.A. Soil Conservation in Grafton, Belknap and Merrimack Counties. He formerly owned Phillips Farm Produce in Tilton and the Speedway Self-Storage in Loudon. He was a salesman for Tractor Supply in Chichester.

Mr. Phillips was a member of the Evangelical Baptist Church, a member of the Tilton Planning Board and a member of the Care Net Pregnancy Center of the Lakes Region.

Survivors include his wife, Norma (Corson) Phillips, of Loudon; two sons, Robert Phillips and Rodney Phillips, both of Loudon; a daughter, Robin Pugh, of Rogers, Ark.; eight grandchildren, Andrew, Nathan, Aimee, Casie, Cody and Colin Phillips and Brian and Nikole Pugh; one great-grandchild; three brothers, Lester Phillips of Alstead, Richard Phillips of Georgetown, Texas, and Bradley Phillips of Landisville, N.J.; a sister, Linda Whipple, of Sunapee; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Phillips was predeceased by a brother, Wesley Phillips.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at 1 p.m. in the Evangelical Baptist Church, 50 Washington St., Laconia. Private family burial will be in the Cold Springs Cemetery in East Rochester.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Camp Good News c/o CEF, 11 Brookwood Drive, Concord, NH 03301 or to Care Net Pregnancy Center of the Lakes Region, 506 Union Ave., Laconia, N.H. 03246.

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 Wednesday, 19 November 2014 08:44

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