MEREDITH — Nicole Christiane Willingham passed away on March 15, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon surrounded by her loving family.
Nicole was born on April 5, 1951, to parents Thomas and Christiane Nelson in San Francisco. Her family relocated to Southern California early in her life. It was there where she later met her future husband, Michael, whom she married on Valentine's Day in 1970. After many happy years in Texas and Gilroy, Calif., Michael and Nicole relocated to New Hampshire.
Known for her vivacious and passionate spirit, Nicole will always be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, sister and grandmother. She was also a lifelong fan of the Beatles and the San Francisco 49ers. A talented artist and writer, she maintained throughout her lifetime a deep love for classic cinema, gardening and literature. More recently she developed a keen interest in researching her family's extensive genealogy.
Nicole was predeceased by her parents, and is survived by her husband, Michael; brother Marc (Karin) Nelson; sister, Noelle (Brian) Hunt; sons Sean (Erica) and Erik (Bess) Willingham; and grandchildren Madison, Alexander, Vivienne and Grace. She will also be fondly remembered by her numerous extended family, friends and relations.
According to her wishes, there will be no formal services.
Nicole's family would like to extend their profound thanks to the physicians and staff of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for their extraordinary care and compassion.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nicole's name to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Office of Gift Recording, 1 Medical Center Drive, Hinman Box 7070, Lebanon NH 03756.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 06:53
BELMONT — Jeannine "Memere" (Jacques) Allen, 74, of River Street, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Mass. surrounded by her loving family.
Jeannine was born on December 20, 1940 in Laconia, the daughter of Romeo and Isabelle (Truchon) Jacques. Being a 1959 graduate of Sacred Heart High School and having lived in the Laconia area her whole life, she maintained many life-long friendships. Jeannine was known as a devoted mother and grandmother. She was also a loving caregiver to her mother for many years. Jeannine dedicated her life to raising her four children and spending time with her fifteen grandchildren. She served with her husband as an elder of Grace Capital Church in Laconia. Her gentle spirit and humorous ways will be greatly missed.
Jeannine is survived by her husband of 47 years, Roger Allen of Belmont, her son, David Allen and his wife Kristey and their children; Madeleine, Bradford, Harrison, Wesley, Connor and Claire, all of Bethel, Vt., her son Dan Allen and his wife Brenda and their children; Douglas, Joshua, Nathaniel, Brendan and Katie, all of Laconia, her daughter, Linda Dumais and her husband Jonathan and their children; Jake and Kyle, all of Belmont, her son Gary Allen and his wife Erica and their children; Isaac and Caleb, all of Laconia, her brothers; Richard Jacques and his wife Jane of Cape Coral, Fla. and Raymond Jacques and his wife Arlene Franklin of Newton, Mass. She was predeceased by her parents.
Calling hours will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Grace Capital Church, 542 Pembroke Street, Pembroke.
Internment will be privately held at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association, N.N.E. Chapter, 10 Ferry Street, Suite 438, Concord, NH 03301 or to the Desert House of Prayer, PO Box 391, St. Michaels, AZ 86511.
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, 31 December 1969 07:00
LACONIA — Hazel M. Thompson Eckhart passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, March 14, 2015, of Walker Street, after complications from a fall in early December 2014.
She was born July 28, 1929, daughter of Perley V. and Leona (Chase) Avery. Prior to her move to Laconia, Hazel and Victor raised their family in Meredith Center, N.H. She called this home for over 50 years. Hazel was predeceased by her husbands: Victor L. Thompson, Sr. and John Eckhart as well two daughters: Mildred Levesque and Sandra DeMarco. She is also predeceased by a step-daughter, Hazel Roberta Perez.
She is survived by her children: Brenda Walker, Rosanna Thompson, Terry Thompson, Larry Thompson, Elizabeth Connelly and Gary Thompson. Hazel is also survived by her step-children, Margaret Howe, Jacqueline Thompson, Frederick Thompson and Victor Thompson, Jr. Hazel also leaves her loving sister, Minnie May Sorell and husband Alex Sorell, Sr.
Hazel was predeceased by her parents; Perley V. Avery and Leona M. Avery and six siblings. Hazel leaves behind several loving grandchildren, great grandchildren and many adoring nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Eckhart retired from the former Laconia State School and Training Center, where she was an attendant.
Her interests included the many gardens at her Laconia home, long car rides to new locations, completing jigsaw puzzles, word-search puzzles as well as reading. Her many grandchildren were the highlight of her life.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Central VNA and Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246 so others may benefit from their care and comfort as Hazel did.
A celebration of Hazel's life will take place on, Sunday, March 22, 2015, 1 p.m. at the Meredith Center Baptist Church, Meredith Center Road, Meredith, N.H. The Reverend Robert Lemieux will officiate. A time for fellowship and sharing will take place immediately following the service in the Fellowship Hall.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00
BELMONT — Elsbeth "Betty" Elliott, 87, of Union Road, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 surrounded by family at Laconia Rehabilitation Center.
Betty was born on July 19, 1927 in Tamworth the daughter of Raymond and Thelma (Vittum) Larrabee. She grew up in Tamworth and resided in Gilford and Laconia before moving to Belmont forty years ago.
Betty was a graduate of Laconia Business College. She worked for many years at the Windmill restaurant and Laconia Water Works until her retirement in December of 1991.
Betty enjoyed crossword puzzles, line dancing classes, and her time spent with the Sweet Adelines. She also got pleasure gardening, feeding and watching the birds in her backyard. She loved camping and vacationing in York, Maine and walking the beach with her family.
Any time spent with her family made Betty happy. She found a special pride and joy following her grandsons Zachary and Brandon around attending all of their events and watching them grow up. Betty was a true champion for her entire family and will be dearly missed.
The family wishes to thank and recognize the loving care and compassion Betty received from the VNA staff and the Laconia Rehabilitation Center and the outpouring of support from family and friends.
Survivors include her husband of sixty three years, Richard H. Elliott, of Belmont; a son, Bradley of Belmont; a daughter, Debra Hamel and her husband, Mitch of Laconia; two grandchildren, Zachary Hamel of New York City and Brandon Hamel of Laconia; a brother, Donald Larrabee and his wife, Joyce; a sister, Dorothy "Dottie" Elliott; a brother-in-law, Scott Evans and several nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her daughter Terri in 1964, her son Mark in 1974 , her infant granddaughter, Megan Brittany Hamel in 1989, two brothers, Alan "Link" Larrabee and Arnold "Punk" Larrabee and by a sister, Marilyn "Mayno" Evans.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH using the Carriage House entrance.
A Funeral Service will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be held at a later date in Riverside Cemetery, Tamworth.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to a non-profit organization, founded by Betty's grandson, Brandon; Good Earth, 42 Birchwood Way, Laconia NH 03246 or Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 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 Tuesday, 17 March 2015 01:18