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Nona A. Royce

Barrington----Nona A. Royce, 60, a long time resident of Barrington, died Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH from complications that arose after a recent treatment for ovarian cancer.
Nona was born in Berlin, New Hampshire and was the daughter of Merit and Bertha Bean of Errol. She graduated from Gould Academy and the University of New Hampshire. She married Peter Royce in 1971 and they originally lived in Exeter, New Hampshire.
Nona loved her family beyond measure. Being a mother and grandmother gave her the greatest joy. She had tremendous patience and optimism, despite having to deal with nearly 30 years of living with multiple sclerosis and three years of ovarian cancer. She always acknowledged that many people were worse off than she and she refused to give in until this recent challenge. Nona had a great deal of support from loving friends, family, doctors, and nurses.
Nona is survived by her husband, Peter, of Barrington, NH, her son, Jonathan, and his wife, Camilla Schollin, their children, Linnea and Gabriel, of Nashua, NH, her son, Brian, of Dover, NH, her sister, Juanita Smith, and her mother, Bertha Bean, of Farmington, Maine and her brother, Merit Bean, Jr., of Madrid, Maine.
She was predeceased by her father, Merit Bean Sr., and her brother, Laury Bean.
There will be no calling hours.
A memorial service will be held at 4:00PM on Friday, February 12, 2010 at the Durham Evangelical Church, Route 108, Durham, New Hampshire.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Lahey Clinic-Gynecology-Oncology Department c/o Philanthropy Department, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is in charge of the arrangements.