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Helen Holbrook


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Helen Holbrook

1920 - 2015 LACONIA, NH Helen E. Holbrook, age 95, died September 9, 2015, at the Genesis Healthcare Laconia Rehabilitation Center. She was the daughter of William Hollister and Ethel Shaw. Helen was born July 6, 1920 in Bennington, VT. Helen, an alumna of Tilton School and the NH Hospital School of Nursing, resided in Lochmere and Laconia prior to moving to Inverness, FL, with her first husband, Thomas Beaudet, and then returning to Laconia where she spent many happy years with her second husband, Robert Holbrook. A long time member of the Congregational Church (UCC) of Laconia, Helen will also be remembered as an enthusiastic supporter of Genesis Behavioral Health, DAR, Salvation Army and the LGRH Auxiliary. Helen is survived by her daughter, Elaine Morrison and companion, Richard Smith of Laconia; son, Thomas Beaudet and his wife, Lani Beaudet of China, ME; son-in-law, Albert Powers and companion, Deanna Stillings of Carlisle, MA; step-daughter, Janice Gilchrist of Durham, NC; step-son, Robert Holbrook, Jr., of Cape Cod; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Aside from her parents, Helen is predeceased by her husbands, Thomas Beaudet and Robert Holbrook, both of Laconia; daughter, June B. Powers; brothers, Edmund O. Twombly, William (Frank) Hollister, Jr., Richard C. Hollister and Vernon W. Hollister; sister, Clara Twombly Salway; and foster parents, Ralph and Maude Bickford. SERVICES: A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 11a.m. at the Laconia Congregational Church (UCC). Interment will be in the White Chapel Cemetery, Bennington, VT. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages gifts be issued in Helen's memory to Genesis Behavioral Health, Development office, 111 Church St., Laconia, NH 03246. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to : www.wilkinsonbeane.com
Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 11, 2015
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