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Shirley Irene Ledgard

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Land O'Lake, Florida------Shirley Irene Ledgard, 78, formerly of Ridgewood Avenue, Gilford, NH, died at her home in Florida on Thursday, January 27, 2005.

Mrs. Ledgard was born July 22, 1926 in Lowell, MA, the daughter of Dolphus and Dora (Boucher) DesRosier. She was raised in Laconia, NH where she attended the local schools, graduating from Laconia High School in 1944. In 1964, she moved to Gilford, NH.

Mrs. Ledgard was a registered nurse for the office of Dr. Hamel, Laconia, NH. She was founder and member of the Women's Club of Gilford, NH and a member of the Federation of Women's Club. She was also a longtime volunteer in the Gilford School District. In 1988, she moved to Florida.

Survivors include a daughter, Joan B. Ruggles of Gilford, NH; two grandchildren, John I. Ruggles and Jessica L. Ruggles, both of Gilford, NH; a brother, Carlton DesRosier of Ormond Beach, Florida; a sister, Lorraine Morin of Sun City, Florida; several nephews and nieces. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John B. Ledgard, on December 12, 1976; by a sister, Estelle Johnson and by a brother, Dolphus DesRosier.

A memorial service will be held in the spring at the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH. Spring burial will be in the family lot in Bayside Cemetery, Laconia, NH.

Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.

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