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Mildred C. Flagg, 90

LINCOLNVILLE, Maine — Mildred C. Flagg, 90, widow of Thomas E. Flagg, died Thursday, June 4, 2015, at Tallpines in Belfas.

She was born in Norfolk, Mass., on March 1, 1925, the second daughter of William and Ethel (Fuller) Coathup.

Her family moved to Lincolnville Beach when she was 9½ years old and she attended the one-room school and later Camden High School, graduating in 1941, the youngest in her class at the age of 16. During the summer, Mildred worked as a waitress at the Beach Inn Restaurant, and later worked at the Talbot-Stevenson Insurance Agency in Camden.

On July 22, 1944, she married Thomas E. Flagg in Belfast and lived in Lincolnville where she raised their four children.

In October 1961, Mrs. Flagg went to work for the U.S. Postal Service at Lincolnville Beach where she worked as a clerk for 10½ years, and was appointed Postmaster in Lincolnville Center in 1972, retiring on March 31, 1985.

Mrs. Flagg was a 50-year member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a 45-year member of the Mayflower Society. She was a descendant of the Mayflower pilgrims, Dr. Samuel Fuller, Francis Eaton, Isaac Allerton, John Tillie, John Howland, William Brewster, Stephen Hopkins and John Billington.

When Mildred was 10 years old, her grandmother (Gram Whalen) taught her to crochet, a craft she enjoyed all her life. She enjoyed making mittens, sweaters, afghans, doilies, and other items for family and friends. In her later years, she made and donated more than 250 angels to the Hospice Unit at Waldo County Home Healthcare.

Mrs. Flagg was predeceased by her husband, Thomas E. Flagg; her son, Thomas E. Flagg Jr.; sisters, Barbara Kobs, Nancy Duncan, Dorothy Collemer, and Edna MacFarland.

Survivors include her three daughters, Ellen Garneau and husband, John, of Meredith, N.H., Doris Weed and husband, Ken, and Jane Jipson and husband, Dana, all of Lincolnville; five grandchildren, Kenneth Weed Jr.; Steven Weed; Derek Welch; Craig Welch; and Trent Welch; a step-granddaughter, Jessica Krise; 15 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Winifred McMackin of Portland.

In keeping with her wishes, there will be no services.

If desired, memorial gifts may be made to the Lincolnville Volunteer Fire Dept., 493 Hope Road, Lincolnville, ME 04849, or to the Waldo County Home Health Care, 119 Northport Ave., Belfast, ME 04915.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.longfuneralhomecamden.com. Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain St., Camden.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 June 2015 08:55

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Joseph A. Fay, 82

LACONIA – Joseph A. "Joe" Fay, 82, of 231 Lynnewood Road, died Saturday, June 6, 2015, at St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Laconia.

He was born on July 27, 1932, in Boston, the son of the late Joseph F. and Anna (Pezzini) Fay.

Joe served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. Joe worked for more than 32 years as the Director of Environmental Services for St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

He enjoyed reading.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Julianne (Donohue) Fay of Laconia; and two sons, Anthony J. Fay of Florida, and Stephen Fay of Gilmanton.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11a.m. on Thursday, June 11, 2015, at St. Andre Bessette Parish - St. Joseph Church, 30 Church St., Laconia. Burial will be private.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Francis Rehabilitation & Nursing Center-Recreation Fund, 406 Court St., Laconia, NH 03246.

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

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Benjamin G. Soule, 28

BRISTOL — Benjamin G. Soule, 28, died June 3, 2015.

He was born in Concord, the son of Peter and Lucy (Desrochers) Soule.

He grew up in Bristol and graduated from Newfound Regional High School. Ben had worked at the Bristol House of Pizza, Ragged Mountain Resort in Danbury, and Watts Regulator in Franklin.

Ben had a great love of the outdoors, climbing a lot of New Hampshire's 4,000-foot mountains with his Dad. He often found four leaf clovers and he would surprise family by sharing his lucky finds with them. He had a natural gift for cooking and for playing the bass guitar, and he was known for putting lots of time and care into his car.

He was a beloved son, brother, and uncle and gently touched the lives of many others. He never hesitated to help a friend in need. Ben will be remembered by many for his quick-witted humor, his gentle-heartedness and his fortitude.

He leaves behind his parents, Peter Soule of Alexandria, and Lucy (Desrochers) Soule of Bristol; a brother, Travis Soule and wife Grace Olson of Pembroke; sisters, Katie Soule of Portland, Ore., Leah Soule of Wolfeboro, and Johanna Soule of Bristol; a nephew; aunts; uncles; and cousins.

A private service will be held for Ben's immediate family followed by a celebration of life open to the public on Wednesday, June 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. at 46 Bucklin Road, Alexandria.

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Barbara A. Spear, 64


GILFORD – Barbara Ann (Smida) Spear, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 5, 2015, in her home at the age of 64.

Barbara lost her 18-year courageous battle with multiple sclerosis. It was a rare occasion that she was seen without a smile on her face and was steadfast, upbeat and without a complaint throughout her battle.

Barbara loved her position at Aavid Engineering as a sales representative and was there 12 years.

She was a skier, runner, an avid quilter and loved vacationing in Barbados.

She was the beloved wife of Richard A. Spear of Gilford to whom she was married for 46 years. She was the loving mother of Eric M. Spear and his wife Kim of Cohasset, Mass. Barbara had three cherished grandchildren, Calvin, Sadie and Stella. She is also survived by her mother, Ann Smida; her sister, Nancy Kasica and husband Jack; her brother, Donald Smida and wife Nancy; and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was predeceased by her father, Edward Smida; and her aunt, Sadie D'Andrea.

There will be no calling hours. A Celebration of Life will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, with the Rev. Michael Graham officiating. Burial will be private.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made in Barbara's name to Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246, or to Granite State Independent Living, 21 Chenell Drive, Concord, NH 03301.

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.

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