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Rexford D. Barros

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BELMONT — This is an invitation to the family, many friends, former classmates and business associates of Rexford D. Barros (a.k.a. Poppy) of Belmont, N.H. who died at his home unexpectedly on March 28, 2015.

A celebration of Rex's life will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Barros Residence located at 149 Leavitt Road, Belmont, N.H.

Those who may have special photos of Rex from his past, are asked to bring them to share special moments or special stories that can be shared.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Bette B. Taylor, 95

LACONIA — Bette Bruce Taylor was born on April 2, 1920, and passed away on April 21, 2015, two weeks and five days after celebrating her 95th birthday.
She leaves behind her son Gordon and his wife, Deborah, and their three children, Denton, Dylan and Whitney Taylor. In addition, she also leaves behind the family of her close friend, Sally Whitmore, which includes Peter Prentice, Leanne Prentice and Chris Moneypenny, and their children Henry and Madeline; as well as her brother's family of Stewart and Marylou Bruce, and Lee and Marjorie McGriff; and her close friend Ann C. Wiss.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ted, daughter Cynthia, and best friend Sally, and her brother Bill.
She was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, and lived in several communities including Winnipeg, Canada, during her childhood. She met her husband, Ted through her mother prior to World War II. After the war, they were married and gave birth to their late daughter Cynthia and son Gordon. They raised their children in East Orange, Short Hills and Madison, New Jersey.
In 1977, they moved to Center Sandwich, following Ted's retirement. There, they moved into their retirement home. Ted passed away in 1986 following a long illness, however; Bette remained in their home until 2000. At which point she moved to Moultonborough and resided in a subdivision managed by the Taylor Retirement Community.
In 2006, she moved to the Taylor Community's Laconia campus where she lived until she passed.
Bette lived a full life, filled with adventures and happiness. In 1970, she and Ted went around the world. She loved the island of Bermuda and spent many idyllic summers there. She loved golf and when she was not playing, she was watching it on T.V. up until her final breath. Bette loved driving so much, that she and her car were seemingly on the most watched list by the local authorities. She and Sally received fame by her now famous "Thelma and Louise get away". She enjoyed telling stories, for which she had an uncanny ability to spin a story and captivate her audience(s) with the right blend of humor and drama.
Her family wishes to thank Comfort Keepers and the Taylor Community for helping her during the last years of her life together with Chris Moneypenny and Leanne Prentice, and their children Madeline and Henry, for their lifelong friendship with Bette.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 May 2015 06:36

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Kristina L. Conti, 48

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NORTH BARNSTEAD — Kristina L. Conti, 48, of Newport Drive, North Barnstead, died Saturday May 16th at the Lakes Region General Hospital, following a long illness. She was born in San Diego, Calif. the daughter of Francis A and Marsha (Packer) Conti. She was raised in West Warwick, R.I. and graduated from West Warwick High School. She moved to Barnstead 20 years ago. She received her BA Degree at the University of Rhode Island and a Masters Degree from Rhode Island College. She was currently a teacher at Holy Trinity Catholic School in Laconia and was the Coach of the school Track Team which she formed two years ago. She had previously taught for 7 years at Pittsfield Elementary School.
She is survived by her parents of Barnstead, two sons, Christopher T. Normandin and Ean G. Conti and a daughter Alexandra L. Normandin all of Barnstead. Two brothers, Bruce A. Conti of Nashua and Michael F. Conti and wife Maureen of Vestal, N.Y.
A memorial service will be held Saturday May 23rd at 2 p.m. in the St. Stephens Episcopal Church, Main St. Pittsfield, N.H. The Rev Curtis Metzger, Rector, will officiate.
In Lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic School 50 Church St. Laconia, NH 03246 or Central NH VNA and Hospice Care, 790 No. Main St. Laconia, NH 03246
To sign an on line guest book, log on to perkinsandpollard.com
The Perkins & Pollard Memorial Home, Pittsfield, NH is assisting with arrangements.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 May 2015 07:46

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Thelma E. Lovering, 79

MEREDITH — Thelma Elaine Lovering, 79, died May 18, 2015 at her home with her loving family around her. Thelma was born March 13, 1936, the daughter of John and Louise (Boynton) Drake. She lived most of her life in New Hampton until moving to Meredith in 1997 and now has gone to Heaven to be with Oliver.

She had been employed at Annalee Dolls and then in 1989 she completed her nurse's assistant training. After receiving it she became an LNA and worked at Community Health & Hospice for 15 years until her retirement in 2004. She was a member of the New Hampton Community Church.

The family includes a daughter, Cynthia Smith of Meredith; son John Lovering of Avon Park, Fla.; grandchildren: Stephen Smith, Abigail Smith, Richard Audette, Cassandra Lovering, and Dale Lovering; one brother, Donny Drake of New Hampton, several nieces and nephews. She was a very loving and caring person. She was predeceased by her parents, brother Steven Drake and sister Marjorie Hurd along with her husband Oliver Lovering.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at the Meredith Village Cemetery at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246. Arrangements are under the direction of Emmons Funeral Home of Bristol.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 May 2015 07:18

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