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Bernadette M. Bilodeau, 97

LACONIA — Bernadette Marie Bilodeau, 97, of 406 Court Street and formerly of 7 Church St. (Stafford House), died at the St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
Mrs. Bilodeau was born June 15, 1917 in St. Magloire, Quebec, Canada, the daughter of the late Joseph and Augustine (Carrier) Belanger.
Mrs. Bilodeau had been a resident of Laconia since moving from Canada on Nov. 4, 1941. When she came to the United States, she took in boarders, cleaned homes and also cleaned the Simoneau & Son Funeral Home. She also worked at the Belknap Sulloway Mills and her boss was Laura Nadeau who became a good friend.
Mrs. Bilodeau was a communicant of St. Andre Bessette Parish at Sacred Heart Church where she was a member of the Ladies of Sacred Heart and the Ladies of Sainte Anne's. She was a caring and generous person and loved her family. She enjoyed talking with people, doing her word search and liked playing cards, bingo and doing crafts with Margaret Normandin at St. Francis. She loved her seafood; shrimps, scallops and lobster rolls. Employees at St. Francis will remember her as "Memere".
Survivors include her daughter, Gisele M. LaPlante, of Laconia; two grandchildren, David E. LaPlante, of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Denis E. LaPlante and his wife, Denise, of Belmont, N.H.; two great grandchildren, D. Joseph LaPlante of Waldoboro, Maine and Nicole M. Sousa of Laconia, N.H.; two great, great grandchildren, Dakota R. Sousa and Darren E. Sousa, both of Gilford, N.H.; a sister, Zoella Belanger, of Montreal, Quebec, Canada and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Bilodeau was predeceased by her husband of thirty-five years, Joseph E. Bilodeau; an infant son, Gilles Bilodeau; six brothers, Joseph Belanger, Pierre Belanger, Gerard Belanger, George Belanger, Omer Belanger and Odilon Belanger and two sisters, Marie Berger and Yvonne Goulet.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 2 to 4 p.m. and on Monday, July 28, 2014 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
Following the calling hour on Monday, July 28, 2014, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. at St. Andre Bessettte Parish at Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, N.H.
Burial will follow in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Recreation Fund, 406 Court Street, 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 Wednesday, 23 July 2014 07:57

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Thomas P. Billings, 30

MEREDITH — Thomas P. Billings died unexpectedly on July 19, 2014. He was 30, a young man who left us far too soon. A Meredith resident, Tom is survived by his loving parents, Mark and Martha Billings of Meredith, his brothers James L. of San Francisco and Mark, Jr. (Brew) of Meredith, maternal grandmother, aunts and uncles, cousins and his love, Erin. Born in Fullerton Calif., Tom grew up in Mill Valley Calif., where he was a graduate of Tamalpais High School. With effective early intervention treatment, Tom overcame Asperger's syndrome to lead a high-functioning life. He was passionate about animals, the outdoors and water activities, assisting in bridge building and trail work with the Meredith Conservation Commission. Tom was an avid musical theater goer. He was employed for 12 years at Parafunalia in Gilford, where he conducted paddle board workshops and programs, and also at Gunstock Mountain. The family will hold a celebration of Tom's life later in August. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, P.O. Box 572, Laconia, NH 03246 or donations to the Interlakes Summer Theatre at Interlakestheatre.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 07:54

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Samuel J. Corriveau, 88

BELMONT — Samuel J. Corriveau, 88, of 4 Deer Lane, Lakes Region Co-op Mobile Home Park, Rte 106, died peacefully at the Genesis Laconia Rehabilitation Center, on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
Mr. Corriveau was born June 30, 1926 in Belmont, N.H., the son of the late Gideon and Ada (LaFlam) Corriveau. He served in the U. S. Army and U.S. Air Force and had been employed at Lucier Mill for thirty-five years.
Mr. Corriveau was a communicant of St. Joseph Parish, Belmont. He loved to fish in the summer and ice fishing in the winter. He loved nature and enjoyed May flowers and picking berries.
Survivors include his former wife, Elaine Corriveau, of Belmont; a son, Joseph Corriveau, and his wife, Linda, of Tewksbury, Mass.; two daughters, Judith A. Hayes and her husband, Tim, of Belmont and Tina M. Abate and her husband, Anthony, of Quinton, Virginia; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He had many cousins in the area.
There will be no calling hours.
A Private Family Graveside Service, will military honors, will be held at a later date at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to St. Joseph Parish Food Pantry, PO Box 285, Belmont, NH 03220.
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, 23 July 2014 07:52

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Phyllis R. Mitchell, 86

LACONIA — Phyllis R. (Milley) Mitchell, 86, of 227 Morningside Drive, died at her home on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
Mrs. Mitchell was born August 9, 1927 in Everett, Mass., the daughter of the late Norman and Rowena (Noftle) Milley.
Mrs. Mitchell resided in Natick, Mass. for forty-one years before moving to Laconia twenty-six years ago. She had been employed as an executive secretary for the Sears Group Office in Natick, Mass. for thirty-three years before retiring in August, 1989.
Mrs. Mitchell was a member of the Laconia Athletic Swim Club and the 50+ Club of Meredith.
Survivors include her husband of sixty-six years, Donald C. Mitchell, of Laconia; a son, Donald G. Mitchell, and his wife, Michele, of Bow, N.H.; two daughters, Karen L. Rawley and her husband, Bruce, of Atlanta, Georgia and Sharon B. White and her husband, Robert, of Sterling, Mass.; four grandchildren, Aaron Mitchell of Manchester, N.H., Andrea Mitchell of Cambridge, Mass., Christopher Rawley of Atlanta, Georgia and Jennifer White of Leominster, Mass.; a great grandson, Jordan Griggs, of Leominster, Mass.; one brother, Norman G. Milley, of Michigan; two sisters, Irene King of Florida and Lorraine Squibb of Massachusetts and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Mitchell was predeceased by a brother, David C. Milley.
Memorial calling hours will be held on Monday, July 28, 2014 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at noon at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, N.H.
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.

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