ALEXANDRIA — Kenneth Sido Trujillo, 77, died Dec. 25, 2014, at his home.
He was born in Riverton, Wyo., the son of Jose and Sarah (McKelvey) Trujillo. He was raised in Casper, Wyo.
At the age of 17, Ken joined the Navy. During his service, he was stationed in many locations. While stationed at the Groton, Conn., submarine base he met his wife, Nancy Marie (Black). Ken served 24 years including time during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He retired from the Navy in 1978 and then went on to work as a consultant with General Electric, RCA and NBI.
Ken was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed playing the piano and guitar and was a member of a pool league. Ken was also gifted as a painter and artist. He will be remembered as a "rabid Republican," a lover of dogs, and a friend to everyone.
Family members include his wife Nancy Marie (Black) Trujillo of Alexandria; two daughters, Kendra Trujillo-Bradberry of Jefferson City, Mo., and Deedra Carol Eckhoff of Phoenix, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Robert William Eckhoff III, Kenneth "Jose" Trujillo Eckhoff, and Ashley Marie Calvetti; two brothers, Don Stoy of Oklahoma City, and Doug Stoy of Norman, Okla.; three sisters Tonita Cisneros of Pueblo, Colo., Bernice Trujillo of Washington, Debra Vigil of Pueblo, Colo.; many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by one son, Kenneth S. Trujillo Jr.
There will be calling hours on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Emmons Funeral Home, 115 South Main St., Bristol. VFW ceremonies and military honors will be observed at 3:45.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the NH Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247-0572, or Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Attn: Development, 875 N. Randolph St., Ste 225, Arlington, VA 22203.
Last Updated on Monday, 29 December 2014 08:25
FRANKLIN — Carolyn "Kandi" Poisson, 67, of 76 Elm Ave., died at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston on Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, surrounded by her family.
Kandi's strength and determination in the fight against cancer started in the fall of 2013. Her always-positive and upbeat attitude lasted throughout the 14-month battle ending on Christmas Day.
Kandi was born on June 21, 1947, in Franklin, daughter of the late Roland and Dorothy (Akerman) Libby and was a longtime resident of the Hill and Bristol area before moving to Franklin in 1968.
She was a graduate of Newfound Memorial High School and attended the University of New Hampshire, Durham. After her children were school-aged, Kandi managed clothing stores in downtown Franklin.
Formerly a cheerleader in high school, Kandi enjoyed coaching cheerleading in the Franklin and Winnisquam school districts. Kandi's creative gift of interior decorating was generously shared with family and friends, but her most enjoyable and epic decorating was of the family home for the Christmas season.
Kandi was passionately devoted to her family. Survivors include her husband of 47 years, David Poisson, of Franklin; their children, Gina Re Poisson of Concord and Timothy Poisson of Somerville, Mass.; her sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Blythe Morrison, of Dover; nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Thibeault-Neun Funeral Home, 143 Franklin St., Franklin. Interment will take place in the spring.
The family requests no flowers. Donations made in her memory may be made to the Fixit Program Endowment Fund, PO Box 1016, Concord, NH 03302.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., 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, 29 December 2014 08:15
GILFORD — John F. Goddard Jr., 92, of 28 Dockham Shore Road died at his home on Friday, Dec. 26, 2014.
John was born Sept. 21, 1922, in Salem, Mass., the son of the late Pauline (Schriner) and John F. Goddard Sr. He resided in Swampscott, Mass., for several years before moving to Gilford 80 years ago.
John served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was co-owner of Laconia Hardware Store in downtown Laconia for 50 years and was part owner of the Holusin Lodge in Groton. He was also a director and trustee of Laconia Savings Bank, now Bank of New Hampshire, for many years.
John was an avid snowmobiler and hunter. Two of his favorite places were his camp in West Stewartstown and his Lodge in Groton.
He was a member of the Laconia Rotary Club and had perfect attendance for 50 years. He had been a member of Mount Lebanon Masonic Lodge 32 F. & A.M. since 1947 and was Past Master in 1953. He was also a member of the Bektash Shrine, past president of the New England Hardware Dealers, a past member of the Winnipesaukee Yacht Club and a member of the Belknap County Sportsmen's Club.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Mary Lou (Spear) Goddard; a son, Gregory Goddard, and his wife, Denise, and a daughter, Wendy Barrett, all of Gilford; two grandchildren, Jennifer and Jeremy; a brother, Wallace Goddard, of Saylorsburg, Pa.; a niece, Mary Jane Moir and husband, Glenn, and their children, Daniel Stone and Annika Stone, all of Penacook and several nephews and nieces.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at 3 p.m., at the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford. The Rev. Michael Graham, pastor of the church, will officiate. Spring burial be in the family lot in Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilford.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Special Olympics New Hampshire, 650 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03101.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Monday, 29 December 2014 10:51
PLYMOUTH — Paul A. Riess, 77, passed away peacefully early Wednesday morning at his home in Plymouth, New Hampshire. He is survived by his wife and the love of his life, Ellen Joy, as well as his son Michael and wife Martha, son Patrick and wife Cindy, daughter Darlene and husband Edwin, son Robert and wife Cathy, and four grandchildren.
One of twelve brothers and sisters, Paul was born on September seventeenth, 1937 in Boston, Massachusetts to Warren A. and Irene M. (Cormier) Riess and grew up in Wakefield, Massachusetts.
Paul joined the United States Army at the age of seventeen and was stationed in Germany during the Czech Revolution, where he became part of a country band that toured Germany, for which he earned the nickname, The Boston Cowboy.
After his time in the army, Paul came back to Reading, MA and started the original Riess Construction. In 1972, he and his family moved to Plymouth to remodel and open Ye Welcome Inn restaurant and, later, lounge on Route 3A. Paul, along with his wife and children, ran the restaurant until 1986. In 1983, he started Security Storage, a self-storage business, with his wife Joy, which continues to be operated by the Riess family today.
Paul was a ten-year member of the Plymouth Planning board. Upon hearing of his death, a family friend remarked that Paul was best known for his "high moral compass and family values."
Paul was an entertainer. He loved to sing and play his guitar, and tell stories and jokes. He was a good man with a laughing heart and he will be missed.
Calling Hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St., Plymouth, on Monday, Dec. 29th, 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm. A graveside service will be held in the Riverside Cemetery, Fairgrounds Road, Plymouth, on Tuesday, Dec. 30th, at 11am. Mary Frances Drake, chaplain for the Pemi-Baker Community Health and Hospice, will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Paul's memory to Pemi-Baker Community Health and Hospice, 101 Boulder Point Drive, Suite #3, Plymouth, NH. 03264, in support of their work in our community.
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 December 2014 10:28