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 www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
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