CENTER BARNSTEAD – Dolores E. (McLaughlin) O'Meara, 85, of Cape Coral, Fla., formerly of Center Barnstead, died peacefully December 6, 2012, following a period of illness.
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She was the beloved wife of the late, Richard J. O'Meara, a former Boston Police officer and owner of O'Meara/Alston School Photography in Center Barnstead. Born and raised in Brighton, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Mary (Lappin) McLaughlin.
Dolores was a graduate of Emmanuel College in Boston. She was a celebrated artist and a member of the Cape Coral Art League. Along with her late husband, she was co-owner of O'Meara/Alston School Photography in Center Barnstead and co-owner of the Deer Meadow Campground in Cooksburg, Penn. She was also previously employed by the Patriot Ledger in Quincy, Mass., in real estate advertising sales and management. Dolores was devoted to her children and grandchildren. She traveled frequently between Florida and New England to visit and spend time with her family.
Dolores is survived by her children Richard J. O'Meara of Rochester, Mass.; Stephen H. O'Meara of Cape Coral, Fla.; and Leslie D. Hingston of Barnstead. She was the grandmother of Erin (O'Meara) Coleman, Kerrie O'Meara, Kelly (O'Meara) Rose, Corey O'Meara, Evan O'Meara, Kevin O'Meara, Ryan Hingston, Alexa Hingston and Anna Hingston. She is the great-grandmother of Jack Coleman and Ryla Rose. She is the aunt of many nieces and nephews. Dolores was the sister of the late James D. McLaughlin, the late Rosemary Robotham, the late Cathleen Malley, Gwen Donovan, Frank McLaughlin and Joan Crowley.
Friends may call at the Bennett Funeral Home, 209 North Main St. Concord, N.H., Wednesday, December 12, at 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Saint Peter's Church at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery, Barnstead. Reception to follow at Dell-LEA Country Club, 81 Pleasant St. Chichester, N.H. Directions can be found at bennettfuneral.com.
The Bennett Funeral Home of Concord is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in The Concord Monitor from Dec. 9 to Dec. 10, 2012