Christine E. DeLucca, 87

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LACONIA — Christine E. DeLucca, 87, of 2217 Parade Road died at her home on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018.

Christine was born April 4, 1930, on her family's dairy farm, 1261 Old North Main Street in Laconia, the daughter of William O. and Florence E. (Chase) Pearson. Christine was a former member of the Belknap County 4H and the Laconia Grange.

Christine married Roland "Sonny" DeLucca Sr. on April 30, 1947. They subsequently jointly operated the DeLucca Dairy Farm on Parade Road with her husband's parents, Louis and Mildred DeLucca.

In the early '60s, she helped the DeLucca family build and operate the Aquedahtan Par 3 Golf Course, now the Tavern 27. Christine retired from the Laconia State School with 29 years of service. She managed the installation laundry.

Christine is survived by three sons, Roland "Ron" DeLucca Jr. and his wife Sherry of Clarksville, Tennesse, Edward “Ted” DeLucca and Harold DeLucca and his wife Donna, all of Laconia; eight grandchildren: Gregg, Bradley, Deidre, David, Adam, Erica, Edward Jr. and Kim; 13 great-grandchildren: Kylie, Cassy, Derrick, Ashley, Damion, Austin, Alex, Noah, Sophia, Dean, Jolee, Jaron and Alex Kelly; a sister, Mrs. Earline Sanborn of Laconia; and several nephews and nieces. In addition to her parents, Christine is predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Roland "Sonny" DeLucca Sr.; a grandson, Raymond DeLucca; brothers, Russell, Milton, Verne and Malcom Pearson; and sisters, Madeline Hart and Marjorie Taylor.

A calling hour will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 10 a.m -11 a.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia.

A funeral service will follow the calling hour at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20, also at the funeral home.

Spring burial will be in the family lot in Union Cemetery, Laconia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

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 memoria,l go to

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Jan M. McLaughlin, 42

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Jan M. McLaughlin, 42

FRANKLIN — Jan Marie McLaughlin, 42, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at the Jack Byrne Center Hospice Care in Lebanon following a lengthy and valiant battle with cancer.

Jan was born in Laconia, Feb. 18, 1975, daughter of Bruce and Linda (Thompson) McLaughlin.

She moved from Sanbornton to Franklin 8 years ago. She was a graduate of the Winnisquam Regional High School, class of 1993. She continued her education at the Hesser Business College, graduating with a degree in travel and tourism, in 1995.

Jan worked at Steele Hill Resort in Sanbornton for 23 years, Becoming manager of the reservations department. Jan enjoyed her work and the people she worked with. She was a member of the Sanbornton First Baptist Church.

Her family includes, her parents, Bruce and Linda (Thompson) McLaughlin of Sanbornton; her sisters, Barbara J. Poire and her husband, Jason of Sanbornton, and Sandi L. McLaughlin of Franklin with whom she resided; her special nephews, Cameron and Ethan Poire of Sanbornton; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Jan was a very kind, loving and giving person, with a wonderful smile and laugh she loved spending time with her nephews taking trips to the ocean, having barbeques spending time with her family and friends.

Her family sends a special thank you to our Family, friends and church family for their prayers and support; the Cutillo family, co-workers and friends, Thank you for the incredible love and support you gave Jan. The numerous doctors and nurses at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the Byrne Center Hospice Care Center staff for the love and care during Jan’s last days.

Calling hours will be held Monday, Feb. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road, (584 West Main St.) in Tilton. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will take place at the Sanbornton Town Cemetery in the spring.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Jan’s name to either, the Building Fund, First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 80, Sanbornton, NH 03269-0080, or to Cash for Cans, c/o Fred Caruso, P. O. Box 99, Franklin, NH 03235-0080.

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Page R. Morrison, 81

Page R. Morrison, 81

BURNSVILLE, N.C. — Page R Morrison, 81, died Friday, Feb. 9, at Yancey House after a long period of declining health.

He was born in Bristol, New Hampshire, to Nathan and Harriet (Robie) Morrison on Sept. 26, 1936. He attended Bristol schools and was in the National Guard.

He was an expert heavy-equipment operator, owned his own truck and spent a few years logging. He also was a licensed pilot and took many local people flying. Page had a passion for living on the edge. He worked for himself and local contractors before moving to the island of St. Croix. He later lived in North Carolina for his remaining years, working as a caretaker.

He enjoyed spending time visiting with his family and hunting and fishing with friends. He was a deeply religious man who will be remembered for giving his time, talents and money to churches, friends, neighbors and the disadvantaged. He will be sadly missed by all.

Family members include a daughter, Amy Jo; two sons, George Henry and Charlie Otis. He leaves behind two sisters, Kathleen Whitcher of Bristol and Nancy Jane Morrison of Hernando, Florida; three brothers, George and his wife Connie of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, John and his wife Eleanor of Bristol, Boake and his wife Betty of Bristol; and a sister-in-law, Joan Morrison of Bristol, nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, a brother, Thomas O Morrison; and brother-in-law, Horace "Bud" Whitcher.

There are no services. Burial will be held by the family at a future date in July at Homeland Cemetery in Bristol.

Memorial donations may be sent in memory of Page to Yancey House, 6 Cooper Lane, Burnsville, NC 28714

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Michael W. Joyce, 74

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Michael W. Joyce, 74

BELMONT — Michael W. Joyce, 74, of Marilyn Drive died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at home.

Michael was born Jan. 30, 1944, in Hartford, Connecticut, the son of Parker and Lois (Arthur) Joyce.

Michael was a veteran, serving in the Air Force. Following his military service he worked for UPS as a truck driver for more than 30 years.

Michael enjoyed golfing, even though he was terrible at it, gambling, and watching football. He had a passion for pulling pranks and a knack for getting people to laugh. He always said, “Laughter is the best medicine.”

Michael is survived by a daughter, Heather Joyce-Bell and her husband, Richard; five grandchildren, Jayla Bell, Parker Bell, Giovanni Casazza, Xianna Casazza, Justice Feldman; two sisters, Faith Jameson and Karen Dains; two sisters-in-law, Sharon and Dave Lange, and Carol and David Lund; five nieces, Karena Lange, Shayna Hughes, Stephanie Lund, Kim Dumschott and Allison Dains; and five nephews, Frank Lund, Jordan Lund, Elijah Hughes, Michael Jameson, and Mark Jameson.

In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his wife, Kathleen Joyce; and son, Kenneth Joyce.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. Burial will take place at a later date in the family lot in the Bayside Cemetery.

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.

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