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Bean, Mildred Louise Johnson  
Moultonborough - Mildred Louise Johnson Bean, 90, of Black Cat Island Road, died Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at Lakes Region General Hospital. Louise was born on Dec. 15, 1924, she was the daughter of Fred Louis Johnson and Hilma (Anderson) Johnson. Louise grew up in Concord. After graduating from Concord High School in the National Honor Society, she attended the University of New Hampshire and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in hospital dietetics. She worked at Massachusetts General Hospital, was a registered dietitian and became the teaching dietitian for MGH School of Nursing. Louise was also a senior nutritionist for the state of New York in Albany and was on the nursing school faculty for Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburg, Pa. Her education career continued when she moved to Massachusetts and taught at Bigelow Jr. High in Newton, Mass. While there she earned a master of science degree in early childhood education from Wheelock College. She went on to set up a program in that field at Wilmington High School in Wilmington, Mass., and taught there for several years before retiring. Louise was a gifted violinist and was a member and past president of the Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra in Arlington, Mass. She played at many concerts as first violinist during her 10 years with the orchestra. As a longtime resident of Lexington, Mass., and Moultonborough, she enjoyed being part of a bell-ringing choir at her church and was in quilting groups in Lexington, the Belknap Mill Quilters Guild in Laconia and the Country Quilters Guild in Moultonborough. Louise is survived by her son, Matthew H. Bean, of Moultonborough, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Russell H. Bean. . services: There will be no calling hours. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 N. Main St., Laconia, NH 03246, or to the New Hampshire Humane Society, P.O. Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information, go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com .
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Cormier, Odilon Alcide "Ody"  
Sanbornton - Odilon Alcide "Ody" Cormier, 88, of Leavitt Road, died at his home on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. He was the widower of Monique T. Cormier, who died in 2012. Ody was born on May 14, 1927 in Laconia, the son of the late Alcide O. and Lena (Lebel) Cormier. He was a lifelong resident of the Lakes Region and enjoyed spending his winters in Florida. He was a business owner that remained active in his interests right up until his final days. Ody was a graduate of St. John's Preparatory School in Danvers, Mass., and the Oxford School of Business in Boston, Mass. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served on a minesweeper in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was a member of The American Legion, Post 1, Laconia. Survivors include three sons, Kip Cormier, of Sanbornton, Pierre Cormier, of Charlotte, N.C., and Claude Cormier, of Sanbornton; two daughters, Suzanne Arena, of Sanbornton, and Nicole Cormier, of Austin, Texas; six grandchildren, Megan, CJ, Thomas, Jenna, Frankie, and Casey; three sisters, Doris Simoneau, Stella Roux, and Cecile St. Gelais; and several nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his sisters Lorette Piche and Lucille Lafond. . services: There are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at 9 a.m., at St. Andre Bessette Parish-Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Ave., Laconia NH. Burial will follow with Military Honors in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations may be made to U.S. Fund for UNICEF, 125 Maiden Lane, New York, NY 10038 or A.O. Cormier Scholarship Fund c/o Lakes Region Scholarship, PO Box 7312 Gilford, NH 03247-7312. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information, go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com .
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Fortier Sr., Richard K.  
Epping - Richard K. Fortier Sr., 77, died unexpectedly at his home in Epping on Sept. 1, 2015. He was born in Brentwood on Oct. 15, 1937, son of the late Thomas Fortier and Evelyn (Bishop) Fortier.Richard was married for 55 years to the love of his life, Barbara (Noyes) Fortier. They resided mostly in Epping and Kingston. During his free time, he loved to play his guitar, go fishing, woodworking and just being with his family. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He will be remembered as a caring, loving man with a great smile and he loved to make us all laugh.He is survived by his wife Barbara; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Mary-Ann Fortier of Seabrook; son, Michael R. Fortier of Mansfield, Mass.; son and daughter-in-law, Mark A. and Brenda Fortier of Epping; daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Jim Campbell of Kingston; daughter and son-in-law Paulette and Robert Murphy of Raymond; four sisters, Mary Chambers, Eva Burt, of Epping, Lena Hutchins of Raymond, and Jeannette Currier Epping; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. . services: Visitation will be held on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, from 1 to 2 p.m., at the Brewitt Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Epping. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m., at the funeral home. Burial be in Prospect Cemetery in Epping.For more information, go to www.brewittfuneralhome.com .
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Krideras, Demetrios T.  
MANCHESTER - Demetrios T. Krideras, 84, of Manchester passed away Aug. 31, 2015, at Hanover Hill Health Care Center in Manchester.Demetrios was born March 8, 1931, in Lesvos, Greece, a son of Thomas and Maria (Michailidis) Krideras, and had been a Manchester resident for many years.Demetrios served in the Greek military prior to coming to the United States. Prior to retirement, he was employed with Amoskeag Leather Company for many years.Demetrios very much enjoyed dancing as well as gardening in his spare time, however, he was particularly proud of his Greek heritage.Family includes his wife of 51 years, Marianthi (Stavrinos) Krideras; one son, Thomas Krideras, and his wife, Christa; one granddaughter, Victoria Krideras; one sister, Kalloiope Kamberas; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins both here and in Greece.. SERVICES: Calling hours will be Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. at Cate & Johnson Funeral Home, 573 Pine St., corner of Harrison Street, in Manchester.Funeral service will be conducted on Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Manchester. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in Manchester.Memorial contributions may be sent to Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 111 Island Pond Road, Manchester, NH 03109.Ca te & Johnson Funeral Service of Manchester is directing arrangements.Family and friends may visit CateJohnson.com .
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Murgatroy, Catherine E.  
Manchester - Catherine E. (Strusa) Murgatroy, 68, beloved wife of Clifford Murgatroy, passed away on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Margaret (Tupper) Strusa. Raised and educated in Manchester, Cathy worked in business and finance industry as the business manager for Trinity High School, a comptroller for J&R Langley Co. Inc., and an accountant at Paradis & Raymond, CPAs, P.A. Most recently, Cathy had been employed as the business manager at A Market Natural Foods for several years prior to retirement.A dedicated wife, mother, and sister, Cathy's family was paramount in her life. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, cherishing their laughter and countless hugs. Cathy and her family enjoyed boating on Squam Lake and building lasting memories during the many summers at their lake house. She found great comfort in the companionship of her dogs, Harmony and Willow, and peace while working in her beautiful garden. Cathy will be best remembered for her bright smile and gentle heart.In addition to her husband, Clifford Murgatroy, with whom she shared 46 years of marriage, Cathy is survived by her son, Scot M. Murgatroy and wife Nicki, of Manchester; her daughter, Amy C. Pryor and husband, Peter of Cumberland, R.I.; her four doting grandchildren, Cameron, Alyson, Charlotte, and Daniel; her four sisters, Carol Otis of Sudbury, Mass., Diane Couture and husband Leonard, of Bedford, Deborah Dellas and husband George, of Raymond, and Mary-Jo Fleet of Manchester; several nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. . services: A memorial gathering will be held in the Phaneuf Funeral Home, 243 Hanover St., Manchester, on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., with a memorial service at 3:30 p.m. Friends and relatives invited. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Cathy's memory to VNA of Manchester and Southern New Hampshire; Hospice Care, 1070 Holt Ave., Suite 1400, Manchester, NH 03109. To share a memory or offer a condolence, go to www.phaneuf.net .
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Pouliot, Barbara A.  
Goffstown - Barbara A. Pouliot, 73, died Sept. 1, 2015, at her residence, after a courageous battle with cancer.Born in Boston, she has been a lived in Goffstown for the past 19 years. She was the daughter of Daniel F. and Mary E. Shaw. Mrs. Pouliot had been employed as a registered nurse with the American Red Cross. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with family especially her grandchildren.She was predeceased by her husband, Michael Pouliot; a son, Jamie Butcher; and a sister, Mary Louise Bell.She is survived by her daughter, Kelly Butcher and her husband, Paul, of Goffstown; five grandchildren, James, Julia, Emily, Evan and Alice; two sisters, Kathleen F. Harvey and Dorothy Barbaccia; and a brother, Fred Shaw; several nieces and nephews. . services: There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held Saturday 10 a.m., at the St. Lawrence Church of Goffstown. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Red Cross.For more information or to sign an online guestbook, go to www.frenchandrising.com .
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Smith, Philip O.  
MILFORD - Philip O. Smith, 88, a longtime resident of Milford, passed on from this life on Aug. 31, 2015, at his home surrounded by his loving family.He was born in Milford on May 8, 1927, a son of H.C. Dewey Smith and Anna (Harvey) Smith. He was raised and educated in Amherst and graduated from High Mowing School in Wilton.Mr. Smith had been employed as vice president of Sales at O.K. Tool Company for many years and founded Omega Manufacturing in Milford.Phil was a talented man whose interests included sailing, piloting small planes, and playing the cello. He was a voracious reader and skied well into his 80s. In addition, he had been a member of the First Congregational Church of Milford and the Souhegan Men's Chorus.Mr. Smith was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.He was predeceased by his loving wife of 67 years, Glenice (Paananen) Smith, who died on Aug. 22, 2015, and an infant son, Peter C. Smith, who died in 1951.Family members include a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and George Boucher of Sugar Land, Texas; three sons and daughters-in-law, Philip O. Smith Jr. and Maureen Smith of Traverse City, Mich., Mark and Jean Smith of Rindge, Matthew and Susan Smith of Milford; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, whom he adored.. services: There are no visiting hours. A memorial service for Philip and Glenice will be held on Saturday, Sept. 5, at 10 a.m. in the Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford. Burial with military honors will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Milford. In lieu of flowers, donations in their memory may be made to the VNA of Manchester and Southern New Hampshire, 1070 Holt Ave., Suite 1400, Manchester, NH 03109. Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, Milford. To share a memory or offer a condolence, go to www.smith-heald.com .
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Tenney, Myrna J.  
NORTHFIELD - Myrna Joan (Brock) Tenney, 79, a longtime resident of Northfield, died Sept. 1, 2015, at her home with her niece and caregiver, Cindy Dickinson, at her side. Myrna was born in Old Hill Village, on Jan. 23, 1936, daughter of the late Elmer H. and Angie M. (Ackerman) Brock. In 1940, she moved with her family to Franklin, where she resided until moving to Northfield in 1981. Myrna attended Franklin schools and graduated from Franklin High School, class of 1954. In 1956, she married Rodney W. Tenney. In addition to being a neighborhood babysitter for many years, she worked at the former Griffin Drug Store, as a salad chef at the former Log Cabin Colony Association on Webster Lake and also was employed at the former Gile's Dairy Bar, all of Franklin. Later in her career, Myrna sold advertising for the former Franklin Journal Transcript. She and her husband, Rodney, owned and operated Tenney's Gift Shop, also in Franklin. She was a former member of the Franklin BPW, where she served in offices of corresponding secretary and treasurer. Myrna was an active member of the Franklin United Methodist Church for more than 66 years, teaching Sunday School for 33 years, and served on other committees in the church at one time or another. Myrna and Rodney loved each other, their family and their country. They approached life with a remarkable, positive attitude and had a deep appreciation of life. They loved the outdoors, flowers, gardening and animals. She never lived for long without one or two stray cats of which was an important part of her life. In recent years, she shared the love of "Lily," the cat next door with her beloved neighbors, Dan and Denise King. In addition to her husband of 47 years, Rodney W. Tenney, of Northfield, who died in 2003, she was predeceased by her brother, Elmer Brock of Tilton; sister, Anne Brock Dickinson of Franklin, sister, Phyllis Brock Mosher of Franklin and sister Marion Brock Colburn of Port Richey, Fla. She leaves cousins, nieces, nephews, grand- and great-grand nieces and nephews. . services: Calling hours will be held on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road (584 West Main St.) in Tilton. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, at 2 p.m., at the Franklin United Methodist Church in Franklin, corner of Franklin and School streets. Officiating will be church pastor Preston Fuller and former pastor Carol Cray. A Time of Fellowship and Celebration of Myrna's life will follow the service in the lower level of the church. Interment will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, at 2:30 p.m., at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, with her husband Rodney. Those wishing may make contributions in Myrna's name to the Franklin United Methodist Church Memorial Fund for the "Stained Class Window Repair" in care of the financial secretary, 88 Franklin St., Franklin, NH 03235 or to the New Hampshire Humane Society, P. O. Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247. For more information, go to www.smartfuneralhome.com .
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Walker, Jennifer Ann Reid  
MERRIMACK - Jennifer Ann Reid Walker, 39, of Merrimack, died unexpectedly Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. She was born in Boston, Mass., on Oct. 17, 1975, a daughter of Jack and Joyce (Petrillo) Reid of Townsend, Mass. Jen graduated from North Middlesex Regional High School and received a bachelor's degree from Mt. Holyoke College. Jennifer was employed as a business consultant for Fidelity Investments in Merrimack. She loved spending time with her family and friends especially at Hampton Beach, in the lakes region, and also in Aruba. Jen had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. She was an avid cook, and loved gardening and running. Most importantly though was the love, devotion and care she gave to her two children. She was a wonderful mom and beloved wife, daughter and sister. She will be deeply missed by all that knew her. In addition to her parents, members of her family include her husband Robert Walker of Merrimack, two children, Amelia and Everett Walker, a brother Scott Reid and his spouse Lisa Trisciani, and a sister Linda Reid and her husband Blake McKnight, mother-in-law, Kathy Catton and her husband Paul, two brothers in-law, Sean Walker and his wife Shaylyn and Brian Walker and his wife Krista; two nephews Jack and Camden Walker and one niece Taylor. . services: There are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mercy Church, 16 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. Committal prayers will follow in Last Rest Cemetery, Merrimack. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the children's college funds that have been set up and may be found at: Amelia - http://go.fidelity.com/4nlp and Everett - http://go.fidelity.com/s49g , or to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.
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Zell, Jennifer  
Manchester - Jennifer (Snell) Zell, 35, of Manchester, passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 29, 2015.Born in Manchester, she was the daughter of George Snell and Donna Forshee. Jennifer found peace while listening to the ocean or gardening. She took great pride in her sons as they are growing into young gentlemen. Jennifer will be remembered as a devoted mom who loved camping and hiking with her sons.In addition to her parents, Jennifer is survived by her husband, James Zell; her three sons, Jacob, James, and Jaiden Zell; brother, Eddie Steenbeke and wife Melanie; sisters, Cheryl Steenbeke-Buttler and husband Don, and Alicia Snell-Gordon; her beloved dog, Angel; Kayia, whom Jennifer loved like a daughter; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. Jennifer was predeceased by her mother-in-law, Susan Zell. . services: Her visitation will be held in the Phaneuf Funeral Home, 243 Hanover St., on Thursday, Sept. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. Her funeral service will be held at Phaneuf Funeral Home on Friday, Sept. 4, at 10 a.m., followed by committal at Pine Grove Cemetery, Brown Ave., Manchester. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to gofundme.com/th37x8k4 . To share a memory or offer a condolence, go to www.phaneuf.net .
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