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Joseph O. Lapointe, 96

LACONIA — Joseph O. Lapointe, 96, of 406 Court Street and formerly of 27 Lincoln Street, died Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Laconia.

Mr. Lapointe was born on May 12, 1918 in St. Magloire, Quebec, Canada, the son of the late Wellee and Marie (Lejeune) Lapointe. Mr. Lapointe served in the U. S. Army Air Corps during WWII. He had been a resident of Laconia since 1940 and had been employed at the Laconia Shoe Co. for thirty-eight years. Joseph was a 4th Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus, one of the original members of the American Legion Wilkins-Smith Post #1 and was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Laconia Post #1670. He loved fishing and woodworking. Joseph was also an avid Red Sox fan.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Rose A. (Prince) Lapointe, of Laconia; two sons, Peter Lapointe and his wife Malou and David Lapointe and his wife Diane, all of Laconia; two grandchildren, Sarah Lapointe of Laconia and Jonathan Lapointe of Henniker; three great grandchildren, two brothers, Paul Lapointe of Welland, Ontario, Canada and Robert Lapointe of Welland, Ontario, Canada, one half brother, Jean-Marc Lapointe of Montreal, Canada, a half sister, Ghislaine Lessard of Quebec, Canada and two step sisters; Marielle and Rejeanne Gagnon, both of Canada.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Lapointe was predeceased by an infant daughter, Sandra Jean Lapointe, three brothers; Ovila Lapointe, Lucien Lapointe and Marius Lapointe and one sister, Lucienne Bouley.

There will be no calling hours.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish, Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Ave., Laconia, N.H.

Burial will follow in the family lot at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield St., Laconia.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 406 Court 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 Wednesday, 08 October 2014 07:47

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Pauline L. Hoffman, 87

LACONIA — Pauline L. (Barnes) Hoffman, 87, 21 Ledges Drive, Taylor Community died peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.

Polly was born Feb. 28, 1927, in South Weymouth, Mass., the daughter of Milton A. and Doris (Hadley) Barnes. She was a longtime resident of Hingham, Mass., before moving to Lakes Region in 1979.

Polly loved music and loved to sing. She was a member of the Laconia Congregational Church and sang in the choir for more 25 years, and was a member of the Pemigewasset Choral Society for many years. She enjoyed gardening and was a member of the Opechee Garden Club. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Survivors include her husband of 68 years, John B. Hoffman, of Laconia; a son, E. Harl Hoffman, of East Barre, Vt.; two daughters, Doris E. Wood and Virginia A. Barunas, both of Gilford; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 10 nieces and seven nephews.

In addition to her parents, Polly was predeceased by a brother, Milton A. Barnes Jr.; and her sisters, Edwina Lawton, and Doris Hartshorn.
There will be no calling hours. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Laconia Congregational Church, 69 Pleasant St., Laconia. The Rev. Dr. Warren H. Bouton, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be held at a later date in the family lot in North Weymouth Cemetery, North Weymouth, Mass.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Laconia Hospice, or Taylor Community music/entertainment fund.

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 Wednesday, 08 October 2014 07:35

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Constance N. Harpell, 77

GILFORD — Constance Naomi (Rand) Harpell, 77, of 43 High View Circle, died at her home on Friday, October 3, 2014.
Mrs. Harpell was born January 15, 1937 in Ware, Massachusetts, the daughter of late Naomi (Burdon) and Mark Rand. She is originally a East Bridgewater, Massachusetts native before moving to and living in Gilford, New Hampshire for the last 30 years. Constance also ran "Connie's Kids" , her own daycare and preschool in her own home for 20 years before retiring. She enjoyed exercising at the Laconia Wellness Center, playing cards with friends, arts and crafts of all kinds, cooking, raising plants and above all spending time with her family and friends.
Mrs. Harpell is survived by her loving husband, Don Harpell, a son, Donnie Harpell, and his wife Alycia of Belmont, a daughter, Kathryn Greenwood, of Keene , a brother Mark Rand, and his wife, Janice, of Ipswich, Mass., two sisters; Ginger Hill, of Easthampton, Mass., and Barbara Lacey, of Springfield, Vt., three grandchildren, Devynn Greenwood of Keene, Kieran and Kayla Harpell, of Belmont, seven nieces and three nephews. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by two brother-in-laws, Warren Hill and Gene Lacey.
Calling Hours will be held Saturday, October 11, 2014 from noon to 3 p.m. at Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia NH, using the Carriage House entrance.
In Lieu of flowers, the family suggests, a memorial donation may be made to the Community Wellness Center, 22 Strafford street, Laconia New Hampshire, 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home and Cremation services are assisting the family with arrangements.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014 06:32

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Harold A. Dyment, 95

LACONIA — Harold A. Dyment, 95, of 21 Ledges Drive, Taylor Community, died on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Ledgeview, Taylor Community, Laconia, N.H.
Mr. Dyment was born June 6, 1919, in Concord, N.H, the son of the late Charles and Anne (Roy) Dyment. He graduated from Concord High School in 1937, Summer Schools at the University of Michigan and Harvard Business School. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the US Army in Australia, New Guinea and the Philippines. He was employed by Blue Cross-Blue Shield for nearly 30 years before retiring to the Laconia area, wintering in Florida for many years. Mr. Dyment was a member of the Immanuel Community Church in Concord.
Mr. Dyment was predeceased by his wife of 65 years Phyllis E. (Millbury) Dyment and is survived by daughters Dorothy Lavallee of Swanton, Vt., Doreen Banfill of Tavares, Fla. and Daphne Dubois of Tolleson, Ariz.; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; a sister, Marion Clattenburg, of Concord and many nieces and nephews.
There will be no visiting hours.
A graveside service will take place next spring at the Soucook Cemetery, Concord.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of choice.
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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