Virginia Arlene Sawyer

2-25-17-virginia-a.-sawyerVirginia Arlene Sawyer, 86, of Conway died at Memorial Hospital on Feb. 23, 2017.
She was born Jan. 27, 1931, the daughter of Carroll and Edna (Thompson) Butterfield. She was raised in Snowville by her grandparents, Maurice and Sadie Thompson. She attended the one-room schoolhouse there and later moved to Conway to attend Kennett High School.
She married Richard Hill in 1947 and they were together for 25 years raising their four daughters. After their divorce, she was married to Paul Sawyer in 1972, until his death in 2011.
She was a self-employed housekeeper for many years. She enjoyed baking cakes and pies for friends and family, and especially making chocolate chip cookies for her grandchildren and then for her great granddaughters.
She was a lifelong member of the local Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, first in Conway and then in Madison. Her greatest joy was her ministry and helping people to learn about God through the pages of the bible.
She is predeceased by her first and second husband's; and her brother, Fernan R. Butterfield who died two weeks ago.
Virginia is survived by her four daughters, Linda Hill of Conway; Pamela Levesque and husband, Les, of Conway; and Carol Abbott and Helen Shepperd of South Carolina; five grandchildren, Derek Levesque; Melinda Connors and her husband, Sean; Jared Shepperd; James Abbott; and George Abbott Jr.; and two great-granddaughters, Madelyn Twiss and Jordana Twiss; and nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1320 North High St. (Route 302) in Bridgton, Maine. Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery in Fryeburg, Maine, in the spring.
Arrangements are in the care of Wood Funeral Home, 9 Warren St. in Fryeburg.
Condolences can be expressed to the family at

Claire A. (Rajotte) Messier

2-25-17-claire-messierClaire A. (Rajotte) Messier, 84, of North Conway passed away on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at the Laconia Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Ronald R. Messier.

Born in Lawrence, Mass., on July 24, 1932, Claire was the daughter of Wilfred and Beatrice (Bourgeois) Rajotte. She was educated in Methuen schools and graduated from the Edward F. Searles High School, Class of 1951. She worked as a bookkeeper for H.J. Nassar Ford Company in Lawrence for 20 years until her retirement.

Claire volunteered with the American Red Cross at Memorial Hospital in North Conway, at the Methuen Senior Center and at the Gibson Center for Senior Services in North Conway. She was also a communicant at St. Joseph's Church in North Conway.

Claire will be deeply missed by her brother, Richard Rajotte of Glen; her niece, Pamela Lariviere of Colorado; and her nephew, Alan Zappala of Laconia. She is predeceased by her sister, Beatrice Zappala.

Family and friends will honor and celebrate Claire's life by gathering for her graveside service, which will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, at Elmwood Cemetery in Methuen, Mass. At the request of the family, there will be no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Gibson Center for Senior Services, P.O. Box 655, North Conway, NH 03860.

For directions and online guestbook, visit The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is honored to serve the Messier Family.


Eric Eugene Clarke


2-25-17-eric-clarkeEric Eugene Clarke, 33, of Albany left this Earth to be with his loved ones and the Lord in heaven on Feb. 20, 2017.

Eric was born to Betty Clarke in Augusta, Maine, on Dec. 8, 1983. Through many hardships and the love of his mother, he and his family would move to New Hampshire, where they would ultimately call home. Eric loved his childhood home so much he would eventually try to purchase it later in life.

Bonnie Evelyn Tilton

2-25-17-bonnie-evelyn-tiltonBonnie Evelyn Tilton, 65 of Sheridan Road in Moultonborough died Sunday, Feb. 12 2017, at Wolfeboro Bay Center in Wolfeboro.

Born Aug. 4, 1951, in Portland, Maine, daughter of the late Harold and Irma (Mcallister) Tilton, she lived all of her life in Moultonborough. She was a graduate of Kingswood Regional High School and attended both Plymouth State College and Belknap College.

Bonnie worked with her husband running Musky's Auto Body Shop for many years in Wolfeboro. Bonnie's most enjoyment in life was watching her children grow up — always a loving and caring mom. Bonnie had many friends though the years — many of them from early school days. They remember her as a talented artist — painting and crafts were some of her passions as well spending time in her flower and vegetable gardens. Let's not forget her cooking — her family never will.

She leaves her husband Donald Muscavitz Sr. of Moultonborough; three sons, Donald Muscavitz Jr. of Moultonborough, Corey Muscavitz and his wife, Emily, of Quincy, Ill., and Matthew Muscavitz of Moultonborough, a sister, Bertha Baeret of Georgia; two grandchildren Lillie and Mykala; two aunts and a cousin.

A graveside service will be held at the Mason Cemetery in Moultonborough on Saturday, June 3.

The Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Wolfeboro is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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