FRANKLIN — Edna M. Carignan, 97, a longtime resident of Franklin, died Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at the Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen following a short period of failing health. Born in Worchester, Mass., December 2, 1917, Edna, known by many as "Sparkle", was the daughter of Oscar and Anna (Johnson) Norquist. She was a graduate of Concord High School, class of 1935. She spent most of her adult life in Franklin. She worked for several years at the former Mica Shop in Franklin. Following her husband's death she worked at the Beede Electric in Penacook prior to her retirement. She later spent her time as a homemaker. For many years she enjoyed her role as a foster grandparent at the Union Sanborn School in Northfield.
Edna was a member of the PTO when her children were in school.
She enjoyed cooking and was known for her chocolate chip "treasures". She enjoyed crafts and each year made hundreds of Christmas Mice, sharing with family, friends and those with newborns. Family was most important in Edna's life and would become so excited to see and spend time with her grand and great-grandchildren when they came to visit, always ready to provide ice cream cones. She looked forward to her trips to Old Orchard and York Beach, Maine over the years.
She was predeceased by her husband, Auguste E. Carignan who died in 1970, grandson, Peter, Jr., and her daughter, Joyce C. Beaupre. Her family includes, sons, Douglas H. Carignan of Pompano Beach, Fla., Peter J. Carignan of Franklin and John P. Carignan of Summerville, S.C.; daughters, Elaine M. Kinne and Marcia J. Rollins, both of Salisbury; 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grand and a great, great-grandchild; sister, Doris Alexander of Concord; many nieces and nephews.
A calling hour will be held on Sunday, January 25, 2015 from noon to 1 p.m. with a service following at 1 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road (584 West Main St.) in Tilton. Spring burial will be in the family lot in Franklin Cemetery in Franklin.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Edna's name to the Edna McKenna Fund, (for resident activity fund) C/O the Merrimack County Nursing Home, 325 D. W. Highway, Boscawen, NH 03303 or instead of flowers, it would bring great joy to Edna if you would take a child out for an ice cream cone.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00
BELMONT — Thomas M. Brouillet, 45, of 42 Leavitt Road, died Monday, January 19, 2015 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.
He was born on December 28, 1969 in Oahu, Hawaii, the son of Frederick Sr. and Dorene (Brissette) Brouillet.
In addition to his parents of Belmont, he is survived by his three children; Tadd Brouillet of Belmont, Tyler Brouillet of Bridgewater and Ryan Brouillet of Laconia, two brothers; Daniel Brouillet of Belmont and Frederick Brouillet, Jr. of Fairfield, Maine, many nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours.
Services will be private.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00
BELMONT — Michael "Mike" E. Williams, 55, passed away suddenly, Sunday, January 18, 2015, at his home in Belmont.
He was born April 20, 1959 son of Melvin Eugene and Rita (Horton) Williams. Mike is a long time resident of Belmont and had been working as a professional painter for Bentley Quality painting for over 20 years. Mike was an avid pool player and will be remembered most for his kind generous heart, lending a hand or helping any way he could. Even if it meant giving the shirt off his own back.
He is survived by his parents in Las Vegas, Nevada, significant other of 26 years, Kathleen McNeil of Belmont, two step-sons, William A. McDonald and Thomas McDonald and his wife Tammy, two step-daughters, Kathleen McDonald and Marleen Layne, a brother, Mark Williams, two sisters, Marcia Tronnier and Melody Overbay, eight grandchildren, Cory Brue, Jamie Antelmi, Austin Brue, Garrett Brue, Justin McDonald, Lacey McDonald, Joseph Cantin and Mickayla Cantin, three great-grandchildren, five nieces and eight nephews.
Calling hours will be Sunday, January 25, 2015 3:30 to -5 p.m. using the Carriage House Entrance, at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home 164 Pleasant street, Laconia.
There will be no Funeral Service.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial, please visit www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 09:55
FRANKLIN — Mr. Steven E. Vespa, 41, of Franklin, died at his home on Jan. 17, 2015.
He was born in Franklin on Oct. 5, 1973 the son of Steven Vespa and Sandra (Jacobs).
Steve was raised in the Tilton-Franklin area and graduated from Franklin High School in 1991.
He was employed at PCC Structurals in Franklin. Steve enjoyed sports especially college and professional football. He also enjoyed camping and kayaking with his family.
Family members include his wife, Jessica (Scott) Vespa of Franklin, his children: Travis LeCourt, Cody LeCourt, Samantha Vespa, Gabriel Vespa, Hunter Vespa, and Gavin Vespa, a grandson, Vladamire LeCourt, his father and his wife, Steven and Patti Vespa of Laconia, his mother and her husband, Sandra and Frank DeForge of Laconia, a brother, Salvatore Vespa of Laconia, and nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held Friday (Jan. 23, 2015) from 6 to 8 p.m. at Thibault-Neun Funeral Home, 143 Franklin St., Franklin.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Steven may be made to the Vespa Children Memorial Fund, c/o Franklin Savings Bank, 387 Central St., Franklin, NH 03235.
For directions and an online guestbook, please visit www.neunfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 07:55