Ann Graham Hood

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Ann Graham Hood, 81, of 227 Ledges Drive, #322, Taylor Community, died on Feb. 28, 2013, at Lakes Region General Hospital.
Ann, the daughter of Clifford Lloyd and Pearl Ivalou Graham, was born in Bristol, Tenn., and was raised in Laconia, where she was a graduate of her beloved Laconia High School Class of 1950.
Ann graduated from Westbrook Junior College for Women in June of 1952.
On Memorial Day in 1957, she married Dr. Richard Frank Hood and moved to Boscawen for a brief period of time before settling in Concord. She was an active member of The South Congregational Church where she taught Sunday school and served on several committees and helped organize social functions. Other activities included being an enthusiastic member of the Concord Junior Service League, a den mother for her sons Cub Scout troop and a leader for her daughters Girl Scout troop.
She lived on Norwich Street from 1959 to 1981, when she and Dick moved to Mountain Road in East Concord and became the first residents in the Blye Farm Condominiums where she served on the association's board.
In 1992, Ann and Dick moved to the house that her father, Clifford, had built in 1940. In 2007, they moved to Woodside at the Taylor Community.
She is predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Dr. Richard F. Hood and her older sister, Nancy G. Rich of Laconia.
Ann is survived by her five children: Nancy Ann Hood of Laconia; Gregory Graham Hood and his wife, Linda, of Manchester and their two sons Peter and Eric; Andrew Herbert Hood and his wife, Beverly, of Narragansett, R.I., and their two children, Kathryn Baker and her husband, Adam, and Michael Cartier; Deborah Harris Hood and fiance David Glover of Barrington, and her two sons Trevor Messineo and Justin Messineo and his wife, Valerie; Diana Elliott Palmer and her husband, Mark, of West Covina, Calif., and their son Jacob. She also leaves a brother-in-law, Paul Rich of Laconia; sister-in-law Nancy Morrill and her husband, Arthur, of Meredith; brother-in-law Herbert Hood and his wife, Jody, of Leroy, Kan.; and she is predeceased by sister-in-law Priscilla Hill and her husband, Warren, of Silver Lake. She is survived by several nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.
There will be no calling hours.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Laconia Congregational Church, 69 Pleasant St., Laconia. The Rev. Dr. Warren Bouton, Pastor of the church, will officiate.
A private family burial will be in Union Cemetery, Laconia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Got Lunch! Laconia, NH, a summer lunch program for school children. Donations can be mailed to: Got Lunch! 18 Veterans Square, Laconia, N.H. 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home and Crematorium Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is in charge of arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial, go to
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Published in The Concord Monitor on Mar. 4, 2013
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