Kaden Arthur Fecteau

Kaden Arthur Fecteau, 4, gained his wings on July 26, 2016, at Barbara Bush Children's Hospital. He was surrounded by his family. For 11 months he fought rhabdomyosarcoma like his favorite superhero, Batman, thus he was given the alias Baby Batman on his Facebook page.

Kaden was born on Nov. 1, 2011 at Bridgton Hospital in Bridgton, Maine, the son of Michael B. Fecteau and Elizabeth A (Hicks) Fecteau.

Kaden was a very sweet loving little boy who made a huge impact on a lot of people's lives. To know him was to love him. Whether it be strangers at the store, family, friends or his caregivers. From the very beginning, he loved cars, motorcycles or anything that had a motor. He was a very active little boy who loved doing anything outside, riding his wheeler, going to car shows, spending time with family.

He is survived by his mom, dad, brother, Tyler, and sister, Victoria; grandparents, Jolene and Clark Paige, Norman and Sandi Hicks, Steve Fecteau and Sue Morse and Barbara Mastroianni; great-grandmothers, Pauline Benson, Peggy Chapman, Ida Fecteau and Laurette Baggett; aunt and uncles, Josh and Amy Hicks, Ashley Fecteau, Shawn Fecteau and Korbin Mastroianni; his cousin Addisyn Hicks and many other family, whether biological or not.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, July 31, at Hall Funeral Home at 165 Quaker Ridge Road in Casco, Maine, from 4 to 7 p.m. An 11 a.m. graveside service will be on Monday, Aug. 1, at Lakeside Cemetery on Route 121 in Casco. There will be a gathering of family and friends held at the Casco Fire Station following the service.

Online condolences may be left for the family at hallfuneralhome.net.


Marlene R. Carlson (Matthei)

Marlene R. Carlson (Matthei), 75, of Norwood, Mass., passed away on July 28, 2016.

She was the beloved wife of Wilfred C. Carlson; devoted mother of Christopher W. Carlson of Norwood and Cynthia J. Drootin and her husband, Dennis, of Silver Lake; cherished grandmother of Courtney E. Carlson of Norton, Mass., Amanda R. Drootin of New Hampshire and Matthew C. Drootin of New Hampshire; loving sister of Beverly Fulton of Goffstown; aunt of Kimberly J. Fulton of Goffstown and Scott J. Fulton of Laconia; daughter of the late Bernhard and Evelyn (Byrnes) Matthei.

Marlene was a retired secretary for the Town of Norwood Food Services Department.

A funeral home service will be held on Sunday, July 31, at 5:45 p.m. at the Kraw-Kornack Funeral Home at 1248 Washington St. in Norwood. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, July 31, from 2 to 6 p.m.

At the request of the family, burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.

Velda Pearl Smith

Velda Pearl Smith, 96, of North Conway passed away July 27, 2016, at Mineral Springs in North Conway.

Born in North Conway on April 2, 1920, the daughter of Henry and Sadie (Robinson) Smith, she was a lifelong resident of Conway.
The family includes her brother, Carroll L. Smith and his wife, Lorna Rae, of Bradenton, Fla., and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Dwinell W. 'Zip' King

Dwinell W. "Zip" King, 80, passed away from a sudden illness on Wednesday, July 27, 2016.
He was born in North Conway, the son of William and Dorothy King.
Beside a few ventures to different parts of the country in his early times, Zip spent most of his life right here in the valley. Zip worked for Carroll Reed Ski Shops for over 20 years and helped facilitate the Carroll Reeds of New England Stores all over the country.
Upon his retirement, he loved big trucks and he was employed by many general contractors in the valley moving equipment or product to where it needed to be: logs to Canada, garbage to the dump, excavators to the job site or just gravel.
He had a passion for older vintage cars and newer ones, too. He was a member of the Mount Washington Old Car Club, spending countless hours refurbishing vintage cars and traveling New England to car shows, both as a participant and to just look. He didn't miss a NASCAR race in last 10 years. He was a "do it myself" type of guy, but was always there to lend a hand if needed.
The family includes his wife and wonderful stepmother of 38 years, Leslie King; and his children, Michael and Linda King of Conway, Rodney and Nancy King of Conway, Mary Katherine (Kitty) and Jay Jacobs of Franklinton, N.C. He was predeceased by his daughter Pamela. He also had five grandchildren, Phillip and his wife Sarah, Matthew, Michael, Amanda and Christopher, along with two great-grandchildren, Elliott and Sawyer; his brother-in-law, Robert Feineman and his wife, Gail, of Rochester; and Barbara King of Conway, mother to his children.
The family would like to take this opportunity thank Dr. Riss and the staff at Memorial Hospital for the care and heroic efforts to try to save him. He will be truly missed by his family and friends and will be forever in their hearts.
Calling hours will be held Sunday, July 31, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 10 a.m. in the North Conway Cemetery in North Conway.
Donations can be made to American Red Cross Blood Bank or Harvest Hills Animal Shelter.
To send a message of condolence, or for more information, visit www.furberandwhite.com.

Byron R. 'Uncle Buck' Jones Sr.

Byron R. "Uncle Buck" Jones Sr., 64, of Kingston died suddenly on July 23, 2016, at the Exeter Hospital after a period of declining health.

He was born Aug. 5, 1951, in Haverhill, Mass., to Byron H. Jones Jr. and Barbara L. (Frost) Jones. Buck grew up in South Groveland and Peabody, Mass.

He was a graduate of Peabody Vocational High School, Class of 1969 and served in the Navy during Vietnam. Buck worked as a maintenance engineer at the Sheraton Hotel, and chief engineer at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel, and Brighton Gardens Assisted Living Center all of Danvers, Mass. He also worked maintenance at Crown Ridge and Mountainview Resorts in Kearsarge while living in Tamworth.

Buck was predeceased by his parents, his son, Brandon R. Jones; his sister, Nancy MacLeish; two brothers-in-law, Ray Martin and Russ MacLeish; two nephews, Brian Edney and Bryan Noble; and his niece and goddaughter, Kerri L. Ward.

He was a supportive member of Compassionate Friends, a group established to help people that have lost children or siblings.

He is survived by his wife, Becky (Mavroules) Jones; his son, Byron R. "Lil' Buck" Jones Jr.; his daughter and her husband, Shelby and Jason LaManna; stepson, Christopher Hagen; stepdaughter, Alycia Hagen; nine grandchildren, Brandon, Hunter, Olivia, Jacob, Andrew, Nicholas, Wyatt, Tanjelah and Quintin and his siblings; sister, Barbara Martin; sister and her husband, Frances and Paul Kuchar; sister, Michele Jones; brother and his wife, John and Pat Jones; sister, Kelly Forrest; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, July 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. with a memorial service following at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Plaistow, 122 Main St. Plaistow, NH 03865 Buck, born with a gift of gab, always had a joke or funny story to tell, and most people got both, especially the children.

In honor of that, donations may be made in memory of Buck's love of children, and their love of him, to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 814 Elm St., Suite 300, Manchester, NH 03101.