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John 'Kip' Richardson III, 65

GILMANTON — John "Kip" Carlisle Richardson III, 65, of 136 Loon Pond Road, died at his home on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, with his family by his side.

Kip was born Jan. 13, 1949, in Rochester, the son of the late Edna I. (Sander) and John C. Richardson Jr. He resided in Rochester, for several years before moving to Gilmanton 40 years ago, and had been employed at Globe Manufacturing for more than 30 years, retiring in October 2013. He was a sergeant/E-5 in the Army, serving for three years, and also served in the Army Reserves for six years.

Kip was a member of the Corinthian Lodge 82, the American Legion Post #0102, the Gilmanton Snowmobile Club, and was president of the Loon Pond Dockmaster Association. He enjoyed outdoor activities, especially swimming with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Mary E. (Stockwell) Richardson, of Gilmanton; two daughters, Raelyn Cottrell and her husband, Brian, and Raquel Adel, all of Gilmanton; two grandchildren, Isabella Cottrell and Damon Cottrell, both of Gilmanton; a sister, Carlene Tejada, of Georgia; two stepbrothers, Bob Buchanan of Alton and Curt Buchanan of Pennsylvania; four brothers-in-law, Glen Lines, Cliff Stockwell and his wife, Jan, J.R. Stockwell and his wife, Karen, all of Gilmanton, and Bill Price of Gilmanton Iron Works; five nephews, Carlos, Dan, Andrew, Bill and David; and six nieces, Sara, Marion, Faith, Ronda, Becky and Christine.

Kip was predeceased by his parents, Edna and John C. Richardson Jr.; and his sisters-in-law, Nancy Lines and Ena Price.

There will be no calling hours.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the family home at 136 Loon Pond Road, Gilmanton. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations may be made to the Corinthian Lodge 82 F. & A.M., PO Box 254, Pittsfield, N.H. 03263.

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 August 2014 07:59

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Richard J. Cornell, 71

Richard J. Cornell, 71

FRANKLIN — Richard J. Cornell, 71, of Franklin, went to his next big adventure on Aug. 10, 2014.

Dick Cornell was born in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Nov. 16, 1942, the son of Walter and Jessie (Pitcher) Cornell. He graduated from Saratoga High School in June 1960.

Dick served in the Navy from January 1961 until January 1965 as an electronics technician petty officer on the USS Conway (DD 570), a destroyer escort. He participated in (DEFCON3) the Cuban Blockade in 1962, and spent numerous months in the Mediterranean and Caribbean.

Espey Mfg. of Saratoga Springs was his employer from 1965 until 1979. He was also president of Corinth Homes Inc., a development company in Corinth, N.Y. In late 1979 he took a position as general supervisor at National Power Products Inc. in Belmont. Dick was proud to serve on numerous boards of directors at Bluebeard's Castle of St. Thomas, U.S.Virgin Islands, for many years.

He enjoyed gardening (and sharing its bounty with neighbors on his garden cart), Tuesday night cards, organized softball, building, traveling, and putting together a Haunted Barn on Halloween for local children and their parents.

Dick is survived by his friend of 34 years and wife for 25 of those years, Lura F. Riggs, of Franklin; two sisters, Donna Martin of Stockton, Calif., and Paula Phelps of Nanjemoy, Md.; and a son, Drew Cornell of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; numerous nephews and nieces.

His parents and a son, Jay, predeceased him.

"I think I want to come back as a cloud on the warm afternoons of September, wave to me, I'll wave back. Life was one hell of a ride, adios." Those are Dick's exact words that he wanted included in his obituary.

"Dickie never hurt anyone; was there for his neighbors, friends and family when they needed a hand; took responsibility for his actions; and always upheld his obligations. He possessed integrity a quality that is hard to come by in this age," this was expressed by his wife, Lura.

"Always leave them better than you found them," words to live by from Dick as remembered by his good friend, Bill Guarente.

There will be no calling hours or services. Interment will be at a later date (to be determined) in State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. Memorial donations may be made to the Franklin VNA & Hospice, 75 Chestnut St., Franklin, NH 03235; or the State Veterans Cemetery, PO Box 626, Concord, NH 03302-0626.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 August 2014 07:53

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Claudia Aufhauser, 63

LACONIA — Claudia Aufhauser died on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, with her family present — her husband, Paul Schulatta; brothers, Keith and David; her sister-in-law, Jane T. Dana; and nieces and nephew, David, Anne, and Kate Aufhauser — at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. She is also survived by a niece Kimberly Gassner, and by her dogs Cubby, Scout, Sassy, and Topper. She was predeceased by her brother Bruce Aufhauser.

Claudia was born on Nov. 19, 1950, in New York City to Vivian Hanna and Richard Aufhauser. The only daughter in a family of boys, she learned her independence early. She graduated from Port Jefferson High School in 1968 and Connecticut College for Women in 1972. She also did post-graduate work in Near Eastern History at the University of Pennsylvania.

In 1981, she moved to Laconia, where she bought a farmhouse and began breeding Newfoundlands. She and Paul took great joy in tooling around the lakes on her Kawasaki 1000 cc motorcycle. She later opened and operated Canterbury Tails, a store in Center Harbor that specialized in pet care and needs, but it did not survive hard economic times in the region. She returned to Long Island for more than a year to care for her mother during a final illness.

Claudia was very active in the Newfoundland Club of New England, which awarded her an "honorary life" membership in recognition of her contributions, dedication, services, and enthusiasm for the dogs and breed that she championed.

Claudia loved the Lakes Region, which she chose for its beauty, people, and independence. Here, with Paul, she found real community and friends, who treasured her warmth, her love of dogs, and her infectious sense of humor. She gathered friends together for holiday celebrations at her farmhouse and traveled up and down the East Coast, showing and winning awards with her beloved dogs. For the past 10 years, she bravely battled illness, with the help and devotion of her husband Paul and her close friends Karen Day and Carol Batchelder.

A memorial service with family and friends will be held at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made in Claudia's memory to the Newfoundland Club of New England Charitable Fund Inc (c/o Lori Bryant, 40 Durham St., Nashua, NH 03063).

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

Last Updated on Monday, 11 August 2014 07:36

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Beatrice 'Auntie Bea' McClary, 94

GILMANTON — Beatrice "Auntie Bea" (Sibley) McClary, 94, of 25 Canaan Road, Gilmanton, passed peacefully and joined her husband, "Stevie," on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014.

Mrs. McClary was born March 24, 1920, in Sanbornville, the daughter of the late Ernest R. and Ethel N. (Richards) Sibley. She resided in Pittsfield for 16 years before moving to Gilmanton in 1970. In recent years, she and her late husband, Steve, had resided with her niece, Brenda Currier and her husband, Brett. She spent winters in St. Petersburg and Seminole, Fla.

During World War II, she had been employed at Scott & Williams and Gilbert Clock. She was a member of the Gilmanton Congregational Church, was a member of the Pleides Chapter 41 of the Eastern Star of Pittsfield and was a member of the Gilmanton Women's Club. She enjoyed camping, oil painting, quilting, handiwork and working in her flower garden.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. McClary was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Harold "Steve" J. McClary, Feb. 13, 2013; and by one brother and four sisters.

There will be no calling hours.

A combined graveside service for Mrs. McClary and for her husband, Harold "Steve" J. McClary, will be held on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the family lot in Smith Meeting House Cemetery, Gilmanton. Pastor Chris Stevens, Pastor of the Gilmanton Community Church, will officiate.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Gilmanton Women's Club c/o Bernadette Gallant, PO Box 621, Gilmanton, NH 03237, or the Gilmanton Community Church, PO Box 6, Gilmanton Iron Works, NH 03837.

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 August 2014 07:27

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