Wesley "Wes" D. Moore, 92, of Bayle Mountain Road in Center Ossipee, passed away peacefully March 4, 2014, in Athol, Mass.
Wes was born June 26, 1921 at home "on the hill" in Everett, Mass., one of eight children born to William Duncan Moore and Sarah Bertha (Hudson). He grew up in Everett, surrounded by laughter and love and the bond he shared with his family.
Wes was an outgoing man, had a great love of music and could almost always be found singing or whistling his favorite tunes. He was generous with his laughter, stories and time, and made friends wherever he went. He had an active childhood which included being a member of the Junior Birdmen, and in his teen years, working as a golf caddy at the Eastward Ho Country Club in Chatham, Mass.
He met his best friend, Alice Ruth Moore, during the winter of 1938, ice skating on the ponds of the Mount Hood Golf Course in Melrose, Mass., when he was 17 and Alice was 16. They were married in 1946 in Malden, MA, after Wes returned home from service in World War II. They shared a life full of friendship, love and laughter for 65 years before Alice passed away in April 2012.
Last Updated on Friday, 07 March 2014 06:03
Irene B. Hamlin, 85, of North Conway passed away on March 3, 2014 at the Merriman House in North Conway.
She was born in Conway a daughter of Frank and Sohmer Osgood Gagne and was educated in Conway schools.
Irene was employed at the Forest Industries in Fryeburg and also Frankson's Furniture Company in Ossipee.
She was predeceased by three husbands, Paul Flanagan, Friday Haley, and Chet Hamlin; one daughter Marlene Flanagan; three brothers, Wilfred Gagne, George Gagne, and Robert Gagne and also two sisters, Rita Supernor and Ruth Goldfarb.
She is survived by one son, Francis Flanagan; four brothers Bruce Gagne, Roger Gagne, Ronald Gagne and Eugene Gagne; and three sisters, Marie Eley, Elizabeth Wade, and Dorothy Sawyer; one granddaughter, Amy Flanagan; and one grandson, Roger Alan; and three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery, Fryeburg later in the spring. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Merriman House, 3073 White Mountain Highway, North Conway, NH 03813. Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.woodfuneralhome.org.
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 March 2014 05:25
Earl Ronald Mori, 85, departed this earth on Feb. 26, 2014 in Tavares, Fla.
He was born Jan. 9, 1929 in West Springfield, Mass. to Yolanda Mori and grew up on the family farm. He moved to North Conway, New Hampshire to marry the love of his life, Glenna Dupuis, on Oct. 14, 1949. They lived a long and fulfilling 60 years, together in the Mount Washington Valley where they raised five children of their own and many wonderful foster children.
Earl and Glenna owned and operated Lens Taxi and managed the Chevron gas station, where Earl was an auto mechanic, for many years before Earl went into the insurance business by signing on as a salesman with Combined Insurance of Chicago, Illinois in 1967. He retired as a district manager with Combined in 1984. After retirement, he and Glenna spent the next several years traveling the U.S., visiting all 50 states.
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Gloria L. Luken passed away Feb. 28, 2014 at the Merriman House in North Conway. She was married to Edward T. Luken Sr. who served in the 10th Mountain Division during World War ll. He was stationed in Italy.
Gloria besides being a homemaker, was the secretary of RSVP at the Gibson Center for several years. She also organized trips for the Gibson Center. She enjoyed traveling and bingo.
Gloria was preceded in death by her husband Ed in 1973. She is survived by their three children, Edward Jr. and wife, Brenda, Nancy Boisvert and her husband, Russell, and Thomas E. Luken and wife, Melissa; grandchildren are Eddie, Luke, Dilworth, Scott, Russell, Tommy, Lisa, Charles and Samantha; and three great-grandchildren.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 March 2014 04:17