Harriot Hood Booth
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Laconia---Harriot Hood Booth, 90, of Laconia, NH, beloved wife of the late George W. Booth, died Friday, April 25, 2008 at the Taylor Community. Harriot was predeceased by her loving parents, Paul K. Hood and Roxie Page Hood. She is survived by her brother, Dr. Henry L. Hood, of Exeter, NH. George and Harriot formed many close friendships in their 53 years of marriage and some of those friends survive them. Mother of 4 devoted children and three daughters-in-law: Carl H. Booth and his wife, Anne Marie, of Moultonborough, NH; Susan R. Page of Boxborough, MA; Jonathan G. Booth and his wife, Nancy, of Barnstead, NH; and George W. Booth and his wife, Nancy, of Marstons Mills, MA. Harriot also leaves 9 grandchildren: Dale Enright; Dianne, Holly, and Daniel Booth; Andrew Wright; Jonathan, Elizabeth, and Catherine Booth; and Tonya Sorrell; 8 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. Harriot grew up in Laconia, NH and was a graduate of Plymouth Normal School in Plymouth, NH. Her principal passion was her family. Harriot’s spiritual nature was evident in her love of gardening and of the ocean. She spent many years living on Cape Cod (where she was Curator of the Aptuxet Trading Post in Bourne, MA for 2 years) and for over forty years frequently vacationed on Monhegan Island, Maine. Harriot will be remembered for her natural beauty and grace and her strength of character. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The National Audubon Society, 225 Varick Street, 7th floor, Department W, NY, NY 10014, or online at: tribute@Audubon.org; or to the American Red Cross, PO Box 4002018, Des Moines, IA 50340-2018, or online at: redcross.org. A memorial service will be held later this summer at the Congregational Church of Laconia, 18 Veterans Square, Laconia, NH.