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Gilbert W. Bourdon, 82

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LACONIA — Gilbert Wilfred "Gil" Bourdon, 82, of 44 Fair Street, died Sunday, April 12, 2015 after a long illness.

He was born on November 10, 1932 in Rutland, Vermont, the son of the late Wilfred and Mildred (Slattum) Bourdon. Gil received his business degree from Boston University and also attended Nichols College. He worked for 25 years as a real estate salesperson for Byse Agency. Gil loved golf, antiques and attending yard sales. He was a longtime member of the Laconia Elks #876.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Harriette (Carignan) Bourdon of Laconia, two sons; Greg G. Bourdon and his wife Joan of North Carolina and James E. Bourdon and his wife Marsha of Laconia, one daughter, Colleen Manger of Worcester, Mass., five grandchildren; Shawn, Alexander, Joshua, Heather and Matthew and two great granddaughters; Hailee and Harpor Bourdon.

Memorial calling hours will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A memorial service will immediately follow at 11 a.m., also at the funeral home.

Burial will be held at a later date in the family plot at St. Lambert Cemetery, Laconia.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Laconia Lodge of Elks Scholarship Fund PO Box 676 Laconia, NH 03247.

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 Tuesday, 14 April 2015 07:05

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Richard Caron, 78

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LACONIA — Richard Caron, 78, of Belmont, N.H. died Sunday April 12, 2015 at Lakes Region General Hospital, after a sudden illness. He was born on January 13, 1937 in Berlin, N.H. to the late Thomas and Ida (Marois) Caron. Richard graduated from St. Dominick's Regional High School, Lewiston, Maine in 1955 and joined the U.S. Air Force in 1955. Richard met and married his best friend Aline Gagne in 1963.
Richard worked for Ulbrich Stainless Steel and Pratt & Whitney in Connecticut until 1970. He then worked for General Electric in So. Portland, Maine until 1983 until he retired from Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in 1999. Richard was a 3rd degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus Council 10943 Belmont, N.H. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 22 years.
Richard is survived by his 3 children and their families, Tom and Robin Caron from West Baldwin, Maine, Joline Caron from Belmont, N.H., and Irene and Moe Montminy from Londonderry, N.H., brother, Lionel and wife Olive Caron from Berlin, N.H., sister in law, Constance Caron from Lyman Maine, sister in law and brother in law, Yvette and Paul LaChapelle from Lewiston, Maine, sister in law and brother in law Rose and John Rogalla from Marseilles, Ill., and sister in law and brother in law Malika and Roger Gagne from Lewiston, Maine, 6 grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Aline, his brother Robert, his sister Cecile and his brother in laws, Sparky and Ray.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Lakes Region General Hospital for the fantastic care Richard and his family were given during their time in need! It means more than anything!
Services: all are invited to attend a gathering on Friday, April 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Phaneuf Funeral Home 243 Hanover St Manchester, NH. A funeral mass will be given at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, 15 Elm St Manchester, NH at 11 a.m. on Saturday April 18 for internment with full Military Honors immediately following in the mausoleum at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 474 Goffstown Rd, Manchester, NH.
For more information please go to www.phaneuf.net. All services are provided by Phaneuf Funeral Home.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 07:06

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Hazel G. LaRoche 84

LACONIA — Hazel G. LaRoche passed away after a long illness on April 7, 2015. She was born on August 12, 1930.

She spent most of her life as an RN at Bellknap County Nursing Home, until she retired. She was well-known for her beautiful love of painting. Her paintings seemed to come alive. She also loved working in her garden and also her flower beds in Northfield.

Her husband became ill, then they moved to Briarcrest in Laconia. This is where she lived until she became very ill and moved in with her daughter Susan, who took care of her until she died.

Hazel was born in Laconia. She was raised in Sanbornton, Hazel was the daughter of Earl and Carrie Smith. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Hazel is survived by her two daughters, Debra (Jim) Daprix of North Carolina, and Susan (Willard) Smith of Laconia. She was predeceased by her husband Edward and her son Daniel, also by her parents, sister Earline Smith and a son-in-law, Billy Adams. She is survived by one sister, Lela (Tom) Corbin of Sanbornton. She's also survived by six grand-children, Daniel LaRoche of Belmont, Sarah (Brian) Hyer of Florida, April (Jason) Morgan of Connecticut, Jason LaRoche (Elizabeth Vaughn) of New Orleans, Jamie (Lawren) Smith of Massachusetts, Christopher Smith and Sarah Sappington of Laconia. She also has four great-granddaughters, Alexis Morgan, Alyssa Morgan, Aubrey Smith and Arianna Smith. She also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Hazel will be missed dearly by all that knew her, and all who were lucky enough to be touched by her life. Private services will be held at Union Cemetery sometime this spring with her son Daniel. For more information call Susan Smith at (603) 998-0042.

Donations may be made to the N.H. Cancer Society and N.H. Hospice of Laconia.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 April 2015 08:44

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Claudette R. O'Leary, 74

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TILTON — Claudette R. O'Leary, 74, a resident of Tilton since 1979, died, April 13, 2015 at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon following a sudden decline in her health. Claudette was born in Laconia, July 21, 1940, daughter of the late, Lorenzo and Julliette (Goulet) Parent. She spent her youth and schooled in Laconia. She worked for many years, beginning at the Needle Shop in Laconia, Arwoods in Northfield, New Hampshire Ball Bearing and later retired after several years with Freudenberg NOK from their Northfield plant. Claudette enjoyed life to the fullest, spending time with family and friends, snowmobiling, boating, camping in Wells, Maine and sharing the family pontoon boats with others during the summer. She was so thankful to have spent the short time at the Golden Crest Community in Franklin, laughing with the staff who were so kind to her and her family, Tom, Kyle and Tyler were so welcoming from the minute she moved there.

Claudette was predeceased by her son John and her husband of 55 years, E. John O'Leary who died in 2014.

She leaves her son, Jim O'Leary and his wife Paula, of Belmont; daughters Tina Bean and her husband Douglas of Sanbornton and Debra Waterman and her husband Joseph of Belmont; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; brother H. Joseph Parent and Paul Parent of Laconia; sisters Rita O'Connor of Durham and Claire Fleury of Northfield; numerous nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held Friday, April 17, 2015 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road (584 West Main St.) in Tilton. Spring burial will be in St. John Cemetery in Tilton.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Claudette's name to the Alzheimer's Association, New Hampshire Office, 166 South River Road, Suite 210, Bedford, NH 03110.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Monday, 13 April 2015 08:05

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