Gilmanton NH News

April 4, 2018




Dear Fellow Citizens: 

We do love our children. Wading pools warn about drowning, plastic sled stickers take 8 sentences to alert one to all the potential dangers, and strollers caution that you should remove the baby before collapsing the stroller! Young kids wear helmets to ride bikes, and after three children had been killed by lawn dart injuries, they were banned in 1988! Many vote solely based on which candidate is anti-abortion. 


According to  Brady Campaign statistics, “Every day, 46 children and teens are shot in murders, assaults, suicides and suicide attempts, unintentional shootings, and police intervention” and of those 7 die, daily. But what have we have done to address this problem? The NH State Senate recently voted down an amendment to SB 357 that would have enabled individual school boards to strengthen Gun Free School Zones- this was not going to be a requirement to ban guns, just an option, and still many senators voted against it. How did yours vote? 


Sensible gun restrictions DO NOT equal getting rid of the Second Amendment. This is a complex issue and may need several changes to save more lives, including the addition of more funding for mental health services too, but just because it’s hard doesn’t mean we should do nothing. For too many reasons to list here, arming teachers, an option which Governor Sununu suggests studying, is NOT the answer! 


Congratulations to all the area high school students who created and spoke at the March for Our Lives in Concord on the 24th! It was a true inspiration. Enough is enough. All of you who have been solely “pro-life” issue voters, what are you doing to protect our children once born??? Now we all have to search our consciences and  press for change. 



Anne H. Onion





Clifford Harmon Stockwell

GILMANTON - Clifford Harmon Stockwell, 76, passed away on Tuesday, March 27, at his home.


Clifford was born in Wolfboro on October 1, 1941 the son of Leonard, Sr. and Ruth (Clifford) Stockwell. He was a lifelong resident of Gilmanton and worked as a receiver for Globe Manufacturing.


Clifford is survived by his wife, Jeannette (Crete) Stockwell; two sons, Andrew (Jane Sanborn) Stockwell and Daniel (Gwen Stitt) Stockwell; three daughters, Marion (Gordon) Jones, Faith (Peter) Robie and Christine Regis; eleven grandchildren, Benjamin, Caleb, Jillian, Roxanne, Ashley, Douglas, Jessica, Lindsay, Joshua, Nicole and Maximus; brother, Leonard (Karen) Stockwell Jr.; sister, Mary Richardson; seven grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, one grandson, Eli Stockwell and two sisters, Nancy Lines and Ena Price.


There will be no calling hours.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 7, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Parish, 96 Main Street Belmont NH.


Burial will be private.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, 2 Wall St., #104, Manchester, NH 03101.


Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to












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