Rene A. Nadeau, 80


BELMONT — Rene Alfred Nadeau, 80, of Arlene Drive, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, at Lakes Region General Hospital.
Rene was born on Oct. 15, 1937, in Laconia, the son of Alfred and Marie (Villenvuve) Nadeau.
He was a meat cutter for the Laconia State School and a chef for the multiple offender program.
Rene liked gardening, ice fishing, cutting wood, bird watching in his yard, the ocean, deep-sea fishing, camping at Old Orchard Beach, leaf-peeping and playing canasta games after dinner. He loved most of all spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Barbara (Fitts) Nadeau, of Belmont; two sons, Peter Nadeau and his wife, Carol, of Laconia, and Thomas Nadeau and his wife, Cheryl, of Belmont; a daughter, Robin LaCourse and her husband, Gordon, of Gilmanton Iron Works; four grandchildren, Jennifer, Elizabeth, Sandra and Pamela; five great-grandchildren, Alexander, Logan, William, Alexandria and Everly; a brother, Andre Nadeau, and his wife, Rachel, of Belmont; four sisters, Clare Giguere, and her husband, Bob, of Laconia, Jeannette Giguere, of Laconia, Florence Guilmett, of Laconia, and Edna Foot, of Massachusetts; several nephews and nieces and his dog, Lulu.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Lorraine Labbe and Simone Fortin, his brothers-in-law, Donald Giguere and Art Guilmett and Rene’s dog Coco.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. There will be no funeral service.
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