Viola M. Tibbetts

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NORTHFIELD - Viola M. Tibbetts, 94, formerly of Spring Street, died at the St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Laconia, on Wednesday, May 4, 2011.

Mrs. Tibbetts was born May 16, 1916, in Sunderland, Mass., the daughter of the late Clinton C. and Lilla N. (Clark) Williams. She lived in Northfield for more than 20 years before moving to Laconia in 2009.

Mrs. Tibbetts enjoyed fishing, gardening and yard sales and she loved her cats.

Survivors include her children, Lillian Whitcomb of Manchester, Barbara Jenks, of Orange, Mass., Shirley Carey of Hyannis, Mass., George Whitcomb of Kentucky, Sheila Decato and her husband, Ernie, of Northfield and Linda Watson and her husband, Greg, of Belmont; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Tibbetts was predeceased by her first husband, George Whitcomb, by her second husband, John R. Tibbetts Sr.; and by a son, John R. Tibbetts, in 1989.

There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Monday, May 9, 2011, at 1 p.m. at the family lot in Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilford.

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
Published in Citizen on May 6, 2011
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