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February 14, 2013

My Opinion: February 14, 2013

RAYMOND - Here we were at Superbowl XLVII, and my family and friends kept asking me, “Why are you rooting for the Baltimore Ravens - you know they beat our Patriots”? Here’s why.

Have you seen the movie, and I’m not a movie buff: “The Blind Side”? It’s a true story about a young homeless African-American teenager who didn’t even know who his father was, his mother was a drug addict, had never even had a bed to sleep in, and was wandering the streets of Memphis, TN, when a white couple was driving down the street. The wife saw the youth and told her husband to pull over. She talked to the teenager, told him to get in the car, and now for the rest of this true story.

They took Michael “Big Mike” Oher home, putting him up, caring for him, adopting him, getting him into educational programs, and loving him like their own children. This young teenager grew from a real “rags to riches tale”, living an incredible life’s journey, has become the man we know today as Michael Oher, #74, Baltimore Ravens Offensive Tackle, super football player.

God Bless Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy for seeing the need to help, educate, encourage, and raise Michael as one of their own. I am very happy for this great ending to this true love story, and happy and proud to root for, pray for, and hope the Ravens would win. Thanks be to God, this love story had a truly happy ending. I encourage you, if you haven’t, to get the movie and see it.

Our House Session on February 6 didn’t really have many bills of interest. Here are a few:

HB-123, relative to the limitation of liability for negligence regarding firefighters. Passed OTP-A (ought to pass amended) on Consent Calendar. As amended the bill preserves the “firemen’s rule” as originally conceived and understood, by preserving the right to sue for causes of action not directly sprung from the particular emergency encountered. This bill is the result of an Epping firefighter’s law-suit.

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    LAWRENCE — Marie Rose (Robidoux) Audy, passed away at her home surrounded by her family, after suffering a stroke in April. She was born in Lawrence and was the daughter of the late Rose A. (Betit) and Alfred Robidoux, originally of Quebec, Canada. She was predeceased by her husband of 28 years, Armand Joseph Audy, who passed away on June 28, 1976.

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  • Charles Anthony "Chuck" Carnival, 79

    Jackson, MS — Charles Anthony “Chuck” Carnival, 79, formerly of Raymond, N.H., passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss.

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  • Francis M. Lurvey, 76

    Bar Harbor, ME — Francis M. Lurvey passed away Sunday, June 22, in Bar Harbor, Maine, after battling cancer. By his side were his sons, Edwin Lurvey and Steven Lurvey and his niece and husband, Debra and Richard Carey, as well as cousin, Marion McDonald. He was the son of Edwin R Lurvey (Bar Harbor) and Delia Amazeen (Dexter). He is survived by five children, a stepson, and their families. His sons, Edwin and wife April, Steven and wife, Pam, David and his daughter, Meghan, as well as his daughters, Lorraine and Ellen and her husband, Paul DiScipio with daughters, Katherine and Julia, and his stepson, Brian Faulkner and wife, Jody with children, Trevor, Rachel, and Keith. He is also survived by his sister, Sheryl, and many nieces and nephews including Frank Lurvey and Elaine Langer. Francis was predeceased by his twin brother, Frank, as well as his brothers, Edwin and Erwin. He was also predeceased by his longtime companion, Brian and Edwin’s mother, Maureen Faulkner and former wife, Roberta Lurvey Gilmore.

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  • Norman R. Cote

    Atkinson, NH — Norman R. Cote, of Atkinson, was called to his heavenly home on June 16, 2014, following a period of declining health.

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  • Frederick M. Hopper, 64

    Epping, NH — Frederick Michael Hopper, of Epping, N.H., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 15, 2014. Predeceased by his wife, Alice Hopper, he is survived by his longtime girlfriend, Joann Peatfield; daughters, Shay Belair and Jayne Pond; sons-in-law, Adam Belair and James Pond; mother, Arlene Hopper; father and stepmother, Frederick S. and Barbara Hopper; siblings, Susan Hardy, Stephan Hopper, Scott Hopper, and Sherri Chagnon; grandsons, Benjamin Belair, Jonathan Belair and Jackson Pond; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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