Nancy W. Paquette, 80


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GILFORD — The Soda Shoppe in Laconia lost a loyal customer on Nov. 3, 2017, a woman who loved to shop for bargains and live by her own terms, a soul now deserving of rest and peace. The roads and streets will be less traveled.
Nancy W. Paquette, 80, died after a struggle with several health complications at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.
She was born Nancy Deborah Weeks on May 5, 1937, in Laconia, the daughter of the late Norman S. and Dorothy E. (Flanders) Weeks and had been a resident of Gilford for most of her life.
A graduate of Laconia High School Class of 1955, Nancy went onto Becker Junior College in Worcester, Massachusetts, graduating in 1959 from the General Business Training Program.
Prior to her retirement, Nancy worked for her father’s insurance and real estate office, Belknap Agency in Laconia. She also worked and volunteered for many years at the Belknap Mill. In her younger years she was employed at the former Goodhue Boat Yard in Gilford.
In addition to her parents, Nancy is predeceased by her husband, J. Normand Paquette, in 2004.
Nancy is survived by her son Norm Jr. of Laconia; her two brothers, Stephen E. Weeks of Laconia, and Norman K. “Rick” Weeks of Gilford; her three sisters-in-law, Patricia M. Paquette and Pauline B. Weeks of Laconia, and Marie E. Varle of Manchester. She is also survived by her goddaughter, Jamie Lynn Guyer of Astoria, New York; as well as nieces, and nephews.
Her services will be announced at a later date.
For those who wish, expressions of sympathy in Nancy’s name may be made to the Youth Savings Account, c/o St. Andre Bessette Parish, Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Ave., Laconia, NH 03246, or to the Belknap Mill, 25 Beacon Street East, Laconia, NH 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia is assisting with Nancy’s arrangements. For further information and to view an online memorial and guestbook, please visit