William R. Booth, 54

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GILMANTON — William R. "Bill" Booth, 54, of Gilmanton, formerly of Coventry, Rhode Island, passed away on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at Concord Hospital surrounded by his loving family and friends.

He was born on July 10, 1963, in Concord, the son of Benjamin H. and Joan (Ford) Booth.

Bill was the former owner of Del's Deli in Coventry, Rhode Island, for 10 years. After moving to New Hampshire, he worked at the Tilt'n Diner. He embarked on a career change, working as a builder for Joe Hempel Construction. Bill then went into business for himself, working as owner and operator of Bill Booth Construction and Property Care in Gilmanton.

For many years, he enjoyed spending time at the family home on Crystal Lake in Gilmanton. Bill was a member of the Gilmanton Community Church where he served as a minister of fellowship. He also assisted with the bookkeeping for the Gilford Junior Basketball League.

He is survived by his wife, Trish (Phinney Brown) Booth of Gilmanton; his mother, Joan Booth of Gilmanton; one son, Dylan Booth of Gilmanton; one daughter, Athena Booth of Gilmanton; one stepdaughter, Nicole Brown of Gilmanton; one sister, Bonnie Greenless and her husband Daniel "Skip" of Sanbornton; two brothers, David Booth and his wife Bea of Seekonk, Massachusetts, and Peter Booth and his girlfriend Tracy Rocha of Seekonk, Massachusetts; his former spouse, Amy Gardner of Gilmanton; three nephews, David Booth Jr. and his wife Nicole, Steven Booth and his wife Crystal, and Peter Booth Jr. and his wife Tonya; three nieces, Chloe Booth, Hannah Booth and Jamie Wood and her husband Eric; and several great-nieces, nephews and his best friend, Gary Shiminsky.

In addition to his father, he is predeceased by his daughter, Skyler Booth.

Calling hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Gilmanton Community Church, located on the corner of Route 107 and Route 140 in Gilmanton. A funeral service will immediately follow the calling hours at 1 p.m., also in the church. Burial will be private.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to support Bill's children at https://www.gofundme.com/benefit-bill-booths-family.

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.

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William C. Moore, 65

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ALTON — William C. Moore, 65, of Alton, passed away in his home on Feb. 9, 2018.

Born in Jacksonville, North Carolina, he grew up in Chelsea, Massachusetts, and retired to Alton. He was the eldest of 10 children.

Billy was a blue-collar worker who loved listening to music, playing pool and going for motorcycle rides with his friends. He was an active member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 72.

William was predeceased by his mother, Nancy Moore; and his brother, Patrick Moore.

He is survived by his father, William L. Moore; and his siblings Michelle Sherman, Linda DiRosa, Tommy Moore, Johnny Moore, Kim Moore, Nancy Moore, Stacey Macdonald and Allison Brown; and his children, son Michael Moore and daughter Taylor Cameron; son-in-law, William Cameron; and Billy’s proudest accomplishment, a grandson, William (Willis) Cameron IV as well as many wonderful friends, nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the American Legion Post 72 in Alton. To be announced, the spreading of his ashes will be held summer 2018.

Arrangements are under the care of the R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home, 86 South Main St., Rochester. To sign the online guestbook, please go to www.edgerlyfh.com.

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James McBride, 86

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LACONIA — James McBride, 86, of Laconia, died on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, at Lakes Region General Hospital.

James was born on Sept. 19, 1931, in Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada, the son of the late Vincent H. and Violet M. (Davis) McBride. He moved from Meredith to Laconia in 1963.

James was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

James was the chief inspector for the State of New Hampshire Water Supply and Pollution Control Division for 25 years. He retired in 1995.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman, he went on many trips to Newfoundland, hunting moose or fishing for salmon.

James was a past commandant of the Lakes Region Detachment-Marine Corps League, a Mason and a Shriner.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia (Little) McBride, of Laconia; a son, Thomas V. McBride and his wife, Roberta; two daughters, Betsy J. O'Connor and Kathryn P. Decelles and her husband, Michael; five grandchildren, Melissa K. Brace and her husband, Kenneth, Meghan E. O'Connor, Matthew P. O'Connor and his wife, Keisha, Ryan T. McBride and Mikel Lane McBride; a great-granddaughter, Kinsley J. O'Connor; a sister, Theresa Geissler, of South Paris, Maine; and two brothers, William McBride, of Loveland, Colorado, and Edward McBride, of Nanjemoy, Maryland.

There will be no calling hours. A graveside service with military honors with be held in Union Cemetery, Laconia, at a later date.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

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.

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Alfred L. Fillion Jr., 88

TILTON — Mr. Alfred L. Fillion Jr. of Tilton died on Feb. 6, 2018, at Pine Rock Manor in Warner.

He was born in Northfield on Feb. 28, 1929, the daughter of Alfred L. Fillion Sr. and Aurelie (Gravison) Fillion.

Mr. Fillion resided in Tilton for several years. He served in the US Air Force as a Staff Sgt. in the early 1950s.

Following his military service, he attended Boston University where he received both bachelor's and master's degrees. Upon graduation, he was employed as a Dean of Students at BU. Returning to New Hampshire several years later, to be closer to family he became employed by Concord Technical School as the Dean of Students.

Al, or “Deanno” as he was referred to by many of the students at the Tech, found comfort in life not from material items but rather from daily devotion and prayer. His commitment to his Savior was reflected in the manner in which he offered guidance to his students throughout his career.

Family members include nieces and nephews as well as friends.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at St. Paul Church in Franklin on Feb. 12. Spring burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Thibault-Neun Funeral Home in Franklin is assisting with arrangements. See www.neunfuneralhomes.com.

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