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Lawrence J. Kearns, 90

ELLENDALE, N.D. —Lawrence J. Kearns, 90, of Ellendale, North Dakota and formerly of 141 Winter Street Ext., Laconia, N.H., died at his home in North Dakota after a long battle with cancer on October 1, 2013. He was the widower of Florence C. (Paquette) Kearns who died in 2002.
Mr. Kearns was born April 15, 1923 in Meriden, Conn., the son of the late James and Marion (Dufault) Kearns. He resided in Meriden, Conn. for several years before moving to Laconia in 1946. Mr. Kearns served in the U. S. Army during WWII and had been employed at Scott & Williams for twenty-nine years.
Mr. Kearns is survived by his daughter, Ann Marie (Dustin) Wagner, of Ellendale, North Dakota. His granddaughter, Alyxandra Wagner of Fargo, N.D. and his great granddaughter , Houston Marie Wagner, also of Fargo, N.D.
There will be no calling hours.
A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday July 24, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia, N.H. Cemetery, Garfield St., Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Hospice of the Red River Valley in Fargo, N.D.
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 Monday, 21 July 2014 07:30

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Joanne Ricard, 82

BELMONT – Surrounded by her loving family, Joanne L. Ricard, 82, died at Lakes Region General Hospital on Saturday, June 28 after a lengthy illness. Joanne was born on July 14, 1931 to Eunice (Tate) and Fred S. Terrell and spent almost all of her life in Belmont, most recently living at 16 Heritage Terrace.

Joanne's family was the center of her life. Joanne married Arthur Ricard on June 28, 1952, and the two of them busily raised their five children on Concord Street amid extended family and the expectations of life until Arthur's death in 1987.

Along with raising her children, Joanne was employed outside the home in a variety of positions, including the school secretary at Belmont High School, a clerk at the Belmont Town Hall, librarian for the town of Belmont, and an assistant program manager at the Belmont Senior Center. Being involved with the senior center was a joy for Joanne, as she enjoyed the trips, the gatherings, and the many good times with friends, new and old. She especially enjoyed Old Home Day every summer, and the reunions with her Belmont High School class of 1949.

Joanne's children will miss her independent ways (who said stubborn?) and her willingness to try anything once. She leaves behind her children: Steven and his wife Elaine of New London, Conn., Susan Bonstra and her husband Richard of Belmont, N.H., David of Webster, N.H., Douglas and his wife JoEllen of Tilton, N.H., and Kathi Hurst and her husband Al of Center Barnstead, N.H.. She also leaves 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, her half-brother Jeffrey Smith and his wife JoAnn of Cumberland, Maine, her half-sister Jackie Smith of Sacramento, Calif., her sister-in-law Rachel Allen of Laconia, N.H., many nieces and nephews, and her brother-in-law, Richard Orebaugh, of Mt. Sydney, Va. Joanne was predeceased by her sister Janice and her step- grandson Ronnie.

A gathering to appreciate Joanne's life will be held on Friday, July 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H., using the Carriage House entrance. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Saturday, July 26 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Parish, 96 Main Street, Belmont. Burial will follow at South Road Cemetery in Belmont.

The family is grateful to Joanne's caregivers during the recent months and would like to thank Franklin VNA, Genesis TCU, and the staff at Lakes Region General Hospital. Donations in Joanne's name may be sent to Franklin VNA, 75 Chestnut Street, Franklin, NH 03235 or to Meals-on-Wheels, 17 Church Street, Laconia, NH 03246.

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 Monday, 21 July 2014 07:25

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Debra Smith, 51

MANCHESTER — Debra Lynn Smith, 51, of River Front Drive, formerly of Meredith, died July 16, 2014, at Boston Medical Center, Boston, as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

Born in Laconia, NH on July 24, 1962, Debra was the daughter of the late Joseph Michael and Cynthia (Nott) Pelczar.

Debra grew up in Meredith and graduated from Inter-Lakes High School, class of 1980. She also had attended Plymouth State College, in Plymouth,NH.

Debra worked for a short time at the former Meredith Bank and Trust and for the Town of Meredith, in the tax department. For the past twenty-four years, Deb has been employed by Audley Construction, in Bow, as a bid coordinator.

Debra was predeceased by her finance, Richard "Dick" Frink, who died as a result of injuries in the same accident, and her father Joseph Michael Pelczar, who died in October of 2012.

Debra is survived by her mother, Cynthia N. Pelczar of Meredith, sisters, Wendy P. Bagley and her husband John, Patricia A. Morrow and her husband Kevin, brother, Michael J. Pelczar and his companion Betsey Donovan, all of Meredith, nieces, Braelynne Morrow, Charlotte Morrow, Jennifer Pelczar, also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, and her dog, Ollie.

Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, Routes 3 and 104, Meredith, on Thursday, July 24, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 25, at 11 a.m. in the Oakland Cemetery, Meredith Center Road, Meredith. The Rev. Carol Snow Asher, pastor of the Center Harbor Congregational Church, will officiate.

In memory of Debra, please wear something pink to her services.

The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, in Meredith and Plymouth, are in charge of the arrangements. To sign Debra's Book of Memories, go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014 07:22

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David Olewine, 83

LACONIA — David Louis Olewine, 83, of 298 Darby Drive, died Sunday, April 20, 2014 in his home.

He was born on June 8, 1930 in Kearny, New Jersey, the son of George and Dorothy (Shope) Olewine. He served in the USAF from 1951 to 1955. David was the owner and operator of Dave's Sunoco and also Cornwell Tools. He also worked for Napa Auto Parts in Laconia. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and NASCAR.

He is survived by his son, Dwight Olewine and his wife Mary of Laconia, one brother, Melvin Olewine of Clarksville, Tennessee, two grandchildren; Timothy and Rebecca, two nieces and two nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Joan Olewine in 2006.

There will be no calling hours.

Graveside services with military honors will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 25, 2014 at Bayside Cemetery in Laconia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main St, Laconia, N. H. 03246.

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 Monday, 21 July 2014 07:13

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