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Hilia "Alene" McLean

December 8, 1927 — December 8, 2016

Hilia “Alene” McLean, 89, longtime resident of Dublin, NH died peacefully at Summerhill Assisted Living in Peterborough, NH surrounded by her loving family, on December 8, 2016, which also happened to be her birthday.

Alene was born on December 8, 1927 in Peterborough, NH, Daughter of Andrew and Nelma (Kakohnen) Rajaniemi. She graduated from Peterborough High School in 1946. She became a licensed hairdresser and she worked for Yankee Magazine for many years in the 1950’s and 60’s. She married Ernest “Buddy” McLean, Jr. in January 1952. She owned Alene’s Beauty Shop in Dublin until she retired in 2007. She dedicated her remaining time to her husband, 5 children, 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents Alene was predeceased by her two brothers, John and Arthur.
Alene is survived by her husband of 64 years, Ernest L. McLean Jr. of Dublin. Her 5 children, Lee Mclean of Port Charlotte Florida, Sharon Dion of Walpole, NH, Cindy Joseph of Wolfeboro, NH, Mark McLean, Dublin NH and Dwayne McLean and his wife Meloni of Dublin, NH. Brother, Robert Rajaniemi and his wife Kris, Jensen Beach Florida, sister Anita Crowell, her husband Richard of Dublin, NH and a sister in law, Marie Rajaniemi of Glen Rock Pennsylvania and many nieces, nephews and other family members.

A Funeral service will take place on Wednesday, December 14th at 10:30 a.m. in the Dublin Community Church,1125 Main St. Dublin, NH. Burial will be private in the spring in Dublin Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Compassus Hospice and Palliative Care, 170 South River Road Unit 2 Bedford, NH 03110

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Service Schedule

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Dublin Community Church, UCC

1125 Main Street, Dublin, NH 03444

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