LACONIA — Barbara Elizabeth Philbrook, 95, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015 at the St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.
Barbara was born in Ashland on August 16, 1919 the daughter of Henry A. and Frances Lois (Preston) Smith. Barbara was a resident of Lexington, Mass. for 37 years and Laconia for over 50 years. She was a 1937 graduate of Laconia High School and from N.E.T.and T. During her working career she was a receptionist and secretary for First Bank of Meredith, Laconia Federal, Village Bank and most recently for Holy Trinity School and the Foster Grandparents Program for a total of 40 years.
Barbara was a member of the Laconia Congregational Church. She volunteered for LRGH Community Health and Hospice for 27 years and received the volunteer of the year award, LRGH Governors Award, Belknap County volunteer of the year and St. Francis Home Award.
Barbara was predeceased by her husband George H. Philbrook and a son John Patten. Barbara is survived by her daughter in law Sandra Patten of Londonderry; grandchildren David Patten and Christine Mills; great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home on Monday, June 1, 2015 at 3:30 p.m.
Donations in her memory may be made to Holy Trinity School, 50 Church St. Laconia 03246 or Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 7312 Gilford 03247-7312.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 May 2015 07:36
HEBRON — Paul Vincent Fleming, Jr. died after a long heroic fight against pancreatic cancer on Monday May 25, 2015 at Speare Memorial Hospital with his family present. He was born on January 30, 1949 in Dorchester, Mass. to Lois Marguerite (Unangst) and Paul V. Fleming, Sr. He is survived by his wife Kathleen (Ciandella) Fleming, his wife and his children Michelle Fleming, Jonathan Amann, Paul M. Fleming and Joseph Fleming. He also leaves behind eight grandchildren, Keegan John Fleming, Paul M. Fleming, Jr., Cullen Peter Fleming-Fencer, Alexander John Fleming, Zakory Knapp, Ian David Fleming, Joseph William Amann and granddaughter Fiona Olivia Amann . He is also survived by his mother, Lois Marguerite Fleming and his brothers David Fleming and Michael Fleming. Paul was an avid skier and enjoyed many years skiing on the mountain with family and friends. He was also the owner of his construction company (Paul V. Fleming and Sons) in Plymouth, Mass. and Hebron, N.H. Services will be held on Saturday, May 30th at 11 a.m. at the Union Congregational Church, Church Lane, Hebron, N.H. with the repast to follow at the community center in the church. In Lieu of flowers please make a donation to Paul V. Fleming Memorial Fund, PO Box 157, Hebron, NH. 03241.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00
TILTON/DOVER — Dorothy F. (Deveau) Fitzgibbons, 87, passed away May 25th, 2015 in Dover, N.H. surrounded by her family. She was born February 22nd, 1928 in East Boston, Mass., daughter of Henry Deveau and Beatrice (Comeau) Deveau.
She graduated from Saugus High School and became a beautician before she married her husband Robert "Bob" Fitzgibbons and shared 66 years of marriage. She managed Booma-Breed answering service in Lynn, Mass. for many years. She lovingly raised her family in Saugus, Mass. and enjoyed her summers at their cottage on Silver Lake in Tilton, N.H. where she retired with her husband before recently moving to Dover. She enjoyed entertaining and loved life, often saying "every day is a good day when I'm here."
Dorothy is survived by her husband Robert Fitzgibbons, son Robert L. Fitzgibbons and wife Susan of Peabody, Mass. and daughter Jane LeBlanc and husband Philip of New Durham, N.H. She was Nana to her grandson Justin P. Heiser of New Durham, N.H. She is predeceased by siblings Lewis Deveau, Genevieve Basiliere, Barbara Exel and Virginia Arnault.
Calling hours will be held Thursday, May 28, 2015, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road (584 West Main St.) in Tilton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, May 29th at 10 a.m. at the Assumption Church of St. Gabriel Parish, 16 Chestnut St. in Tilton, N.H.
Interment will be held Monday, June 1, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, N.H.
A special thank you to the Rochester Manor for the loving care over the past few months. Memorial donations may be made to the Rochester Manor Activity Fund, 40 Whitehall Road, Rochester, NH 03867.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00
GILFORD — Rudolph Romagnoli, 87, of Gilford, N.H. passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015 at Lakes Region General Hospital.
Rudy was born January 21, 1928 in Mansfield, Mass. to Italian immigrants Dominic and Theresa (Signorello) Romagnoli. The second of four children.
Rudolph graduated from Attleboro High School and went on to receive his degree at Bentley College. After college Rudy joined the US Army in November of 1950 where he served in Germany during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1952 but stayed in the Army Reserves until 1956. Rudy was co-owner and operator of Attleboro motor sales for many years prior to moving to Laconia N.H. in the summer of 1974 where he purchased the Swedish Village Cottage Colony on Lake Winnipesaukee, which he owned for seven years before selling it. He was an avid member of the Laconia-Gilford Lions Club for many years serving as treasurer, VP and President. He also received Lion of the Year several times and was honored with the Melvin Jones award, the highest award issued by the Lions Club International.
Some of Rudy's hobbies included building train sets and working on cars. He also had a great passion for woodworking and was a master craftsman. He was happiest while working on remodeling projects, always whistling while he works. During his earlier years he enjoyed boating, and treating his guests to boat rides. But most of all he was a family man and loved spending time with them as much as possible.
Rudy is survived by his loving wife of sixty four years, Eva (Meunier) Romagnoli; three children, J. Michael Romagnoli and his wife, Katherine, Gary Romagnoli and his wife, Diane and Jayne (Romagnoli) Thompson and her husband Dennis; four grandchildren, Michael Romagnoli, Brittany Loring, Madison Romagnoli and Trevor Romagnoli; a great grandchild Hailey Gilman; a brother, Joseph Romagnoli; two sisters, Doris Hall and her husband Dave and Nancy Bellavance and her husband Thomas and several nephew and nieces.
A special thank you to his daughter, Jayne (Romagnoli) Thompson and husband Dennis for their loving and never ending care during the last six months.
Private Family services will be held.
For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 2 Wall Street, Manchester, NH 03101.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 May 2015 07:05