Gilford High Students Get Gilmanton Year Round Library Ready For
Gilford High School students contributed their community service
with a spring clean-up project at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library.
Relaxing after a morning’s work are students Monique Sherburne,
Owen Sanborn, Carlie Carson, Rebecca Cook, Sierra Luneau, Sophie
Czerwinski, Nolan Dwyer and Elizabeth Davies.
Eight high school students spent a busy morning at the Gilmanton
Year-Round Library, cleaning inside and out, as their community
service contribution. The students, five from Gilmanton and three
from Gilford, washed all the inside/outside windows, weeded and
edged all the gardens and shrubs, created a new garden, spread 4
yards of mulch, hauled away all the garden debris, raked snowplowed
stones from the lawn back into the driveway.
Staff and patrons were delighted with their work. Said Library
Board member Bill Foster: “It was the best crew ever! The Library
grounds are weed free, perfectly mulched and the windows are sparkly
clean. Many thanks to all of the hard-working students."
Melba Jean (Clifford) LaRoche
Gilmanton- Graveside services for Melba Jean
(Clifford) LaRoche, 84, life-long resident of Gilmanton, NH who
passed away on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at the Golden Crest
Senior Wellness Resort and Spa, Franklin, NH, will be held at the
family plot in Beech Grove Cemetery, 563 Province Road, Gilmanton,
on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 11:00am.
She is survived by her three children; Candace Daigle and her
husband Raymond M. Daigle of Gilmanton, Michael A. LaRoche and his
wife Susan LaRoche of Hudson, NH and Stephan E. LaRoche and partner
Amy Rice of Lower Gilmanton, NH. In addition Melba leaves her four
adored grandchildren, Benjamin, Evan, Jacob and Victoria “Tori”, her
extended family including Samantha and Jaycob Hamel and Ethan Rice;
many loving nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews and
dear, life-long friends including Virginia (“Ginny”) Stanley, Ned
and Elaine Lawson (Bernard, ME).
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be
made to the Stockwell Scholarship Fund of the American Legion
Auxiliary, c/o Mary Richardson, 136 Loon Pond Road, Gilmanton, NH
03237, to further Americanism and support Veterans, military, their
families and their community.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home &
Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, N.H. is assisting the
family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an
online memorial, go to