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Harriet M. (Smith) Bunnell

Claremont, N.H. — Harriet M. (Smith) Bunnell, 88, formerly of Claremont died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Valley Regional Hospital following a period of failing health. She was born in Claremont on Nov. 5, 1925, the daughter of Lloyd and Phoebe (Donovan) Smith and had been a lifetime Claremont resident.

Prior to marriage, Harriet had been employed as a secretary by Joy Manufacturing in Claremont. She was later employed by American Optical Co., Woolworth Co. and as a bookkeeper at Chez George all in Southbridge, Mass.

She was the widow of George Bunnell who predeceased her in 2004. Members of her family include three sons, Kenneth Bunnell and his wife, Lori, Unity, N.H., David Bunnell, Bruce Bunnell, both of Florida; three daughters, Martha Zabielski and her husband, John, Charlestown, N.H., Gloria Maloy and her husband, Peter, Rochester, N.Y., Annie M. Bunnell, Claremont; 16 grandchildren; 26-great grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a brother, Lloyd Smith, Rockingham, Vt.; a sister, Theresa May, Conn.; a special sister-in-law, Irene Bunnell; two bothers-in-law; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday in St. Mary’s Church with the Rev. Shawn M. Therrien, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call at the Roy Funeral Home, 93 Sullivan Street, Claremont on Friday morning from 10 a.m. until the funeral procession leaves for the church.

You are invited to share a memory of Harriet with the family or leave a message of condolence in the family guest book at www.royfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Roy Funeral Home and Cremation Service.