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Paul Levesque

Paul Levesque

 

GILMANATON — Paul Andre Levesque died on May 9, 2014, surrounded by love.

He was a caring, generous, loving, and much to his six grandchildren's delight, mischievous man. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Martha (née Oliveri) Levesque. The first time he saw her, he thought, "I'm going to marry that girl." Through unrelenting persistence, he got his way. It was the best thing to happen to both of them.

Paul is also survived by his large, spirited family, including his five children, Yvonne Megenis, Robert Levesque, Julie Levesque, Christopher Levesque, and Mia Levesque; their partners, Rich Megenis, Hannah Cutler, Jay Hanicak, Jackie Levesque, and Tracy Levesque; his six grandchildren, Erica, Sarah, Matthew, Josephine, Andre, and Remy; as well as his younger brother, Pierre Levesque.

For many years, Paul worked as an accountant for Allen-Rogers in Laconia.

An Army veteran and avid community volunteer, he offered his services to Genesis Behavioral Health and St. Vincent de Paul. He served as a member of the Zoning Board of Adjustment and was elected as one of the Trustees of Trust Funds in Gilmanton. A very active communicant of St. Joseph Parish in Belmont, he served many roles in the church, including as an Eucharistic minister and altar server.

Among his many hobbies, woodworking was his passion. Those lucky enough to have signed Paul Levesque originals (PAL) will cherish them. He was also an excellent bread baker, always baking extra loaves for friends and family. He loved gardening, folk music, working out, riding in his convertible, the beach and the sun.

Paul was proud of his French Canadian heritage. A loyal and sensitive man, he believed in the strong bond of family and community. He enjoyed food, wine and great conversation, often seated around the dinner table with family or friends. He will be forever missed by those whose lives he touched. Qu'il repose en paix.

There will be no calling hours. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Parish, 96 Main Street, Belmont. Burial will be in Smith Meeting House Cemetery, Gilmanton.

In lieu of any flowers, memorial donations may be made to Genesis Behavioral Health, 111 Church St., Laconia, NH 03246 or to the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, 54 Portsmouth St., Concord, NH 03301.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, 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, 13 May 2014 08:31

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Raymond Morin, 84

Raymond Morin, 84

 

LACONIA — Raymond G. Morin, formerly of 57 Emerald Drive, Laconia died at Golden Crest on Thursday, May 8, 2014.

Mr. Morin was born Oct. 22, 1929, in Claremont, the son of the late George J. and Rosilza (Rivet) Morin. Mr. Morin was a longtime resident of Laconia.

He was an engineer, and had been employed by the state of New Hampshire Department of Transportation

from 1957 to 1989.

Mr. Morin was a communicant of St. Joseph Church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree, and a member of the Laconia Lodge of Elks 876.

He enjoyed his grandchildren, camping and skiing.

Survivors include two sons, Michael R. Morin and his wife Kathy of Sanbornton, and Steven F. Morin and his wife, Patty, of Gilmanton Iron Works; four grandchildren, Jamie Morin of Northfield, Nicole Jaskiewicz of Meredith, Andrew Morin of Gilmanton and Brett Morin of Gilmanton; a sister, Lucille Morin, of Franklin, formerly of Claremont; and several nephews and nieces.

In Addition to his parents, Mr. Morin was predeceased by his wife, Beatrice (Woodward) Morin, in 2012; by a brother, Francis Morin; and a sister, Helena Quinn.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish in St. Joseph Church, 30 Church St., Laconia. Burial will follow in the family lot in Union Cemetery, Academy Street, Laconia.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Knights of Columbus, Laconia Council 428, PO Box 24, Laconia, NH 03247-0024.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, 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, 12 May 2014 09:25

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Helen Kennedy Service

Helen Kennedy

 

GILFORD — A graveside service for Helen C. (Bradley) Kennedy will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at 12 noon at the family lot in Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilford.

Mrs. Kennedy, 85, died at Forestview Manor, Meredith after a brief illness on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, 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, 12 May 2014 09:08

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Kenneth Nutter, 88

Kenneth Nutter, 88

 

LACONIA — Kenneth Norman Nutter, 88, of 45 Drummer Trail, died at his home on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

Ken was born on June 1, 1925, in Laconia, the son of the late Clyde and Doris (Springer) Nutter.

Many will remember Ken as a resident and business owner in Gilmanton before moving to Laconia 29 years ago and for many years he spent winters at his Naples, Fla., home.

He was a 1943 graduate of Laconia High School, attended Iowa State, and proudly served in the Navy during World War II.

Ken also founded Ken Nutter Construction, which he served as owner and operator for 35 years before retiring in 1984. In retirement he created two major housing developments and continued to be an active partner in a Weirs Beach campground until it was sold in 2007. In Ken's spare time he lovingly "tended to" his Gilmanton property until his health declined in October 2013.

Ken was also a member of the Laconia Lodge of Elks 876, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Laconia Post 1670, and a lifetime member of the Laconia Country Club.

He is survived by his wife of almost 67 years, Ethelyn "Lynn" (Jones) Nutter of Laconia; two sons, Bill Nutter and his wife Cindy, Bob Nutter and his wife Fay; six grandchildren, Craig Nutter and his wife Melissa, Jillian Bowes and her husband Ryan, Jennifer Pilarz and her husband Patrick, Chris Nutter and his wife Dawn, Kim Perron and her husband Adam and Amy Burke and her husband Gary; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Thelma Varhach, and Janice Paletta and her husband Joe; four nieces; two nephews and many cousins.

In addition to his parents, Ken was predeceased by his stepfather Harry Bowdoin; and an infant son, Steven Bradley Nutter.

There will be no calling hours. Per Ken's wishes, a graveside service will be held at the family plot at Smith Meeting House Cemetery, Meeting House Road, Gilmanton, on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at 2:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Gilmanton Community Church, PO Box 6, Gilmanton IW, NH 03837, to Gilmanton Historical Society, PO Box 236, Gilmanton, NH 03237, or to Smith Meeting House Cemetery, 604 Meeting House Road, Gilmanton I.W., NH 03837.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral & 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, 12 May 2014 09:00

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