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Thorne Family Gift Helps to Fund Germ-Zapping Robots

LACONIA, NH – Larry Thorne’s family will tell you he led a good life. He served his country with honor and courage in WWII, travelled extensively and celebrated a spectacular business career. On top of all of that, he modeled the importance of giving back to his community by serving as a school board member, rotary club president, and trustee for the Taylor Home and Lakes Region General Hospital (LRGH).
So it is no surprise when Thorne passed away at the age of 94, his family chose to follow his example by asking family and friends to make memorial donations in his honor to the LRGH Auxiliary.  Gifts received have helped with the purchase of Xenex Germ-Zapping Robots™ for room disinfection. The disinfection system is a proven solution to destroy the deadly microorganisms before they can harm patients and healthcare workers.  The germ fighting robots take cleaning and decontamination to the next level by using full spectrum, high intensity UV-C rays to quickly destroy infectious germs in rooms vacated by patients.
“By designating the LRGH Auxiliary as the recipient of memorial gifts, the auxiliary can help to carry on Mr. Thorne’s legacy of giving back,” stated president of the LRGH Auxiliary Nancy Paterno. “This thoughtful expression of remembrance is helping to support best care standards for patients in the Lakes and Three Rivers Regions.”
The LRGH Auxiliary has been giving back for more than 122 years. The auxiliary gift shop is operated completely by volunteers, and proceeds support hospital programs and services, which ultimately benefit the community. The gift shop is located in the lobby at Lakes Region General Hospital, and is open weekdays, and some weekends. It is the only authorized distributor of Alex and Ani® jewelry in Laconia, and also offers a wide assortment of fashionable scarves, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and unique gifts to dress up any home d├ęcor.  Easter and Mother’s Day are right around the corner, and the auxiliary gift shop is ready with some of the best gifts for the special people in your life.
The spirit of philanthropy was the force that founded the LRGH Auxiliary, and that same generosity of spirit continues to nourish the growth of our not-for-profit hospitals and services throughout LRGHealthcare. To learn how you can support LRGHealthcare with a gift, please contact the Office of Philanthropy: (603) 737-1042 or
Photo Caption: LRGHealthcare Philanthropy Manager Maureen Wilkins gratefully accepts memorial donations from the LRGH Auxiliary on behalf of Larry Thorne.  Gifts helped with the purchase of Xenex Germ-Zapping Robots. (From left to right: LRGH Auxiliary President Nancy Paterno, Wilkins and LRGH Auxiliary Board Member Sue Dalton)
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