Published DateLACONIA — William E. Cherrette, 91, of 24 Beaman Street, died at the Laconia Rehabilitation Center on Saturday, January 26, 2013.
Bill was born March 20, 1921 in Concord, N.H., the son of the late Fred and Mary (Lunderville) Cherrette. He was raised in Concord and was a graduate of Concord High School.
Bill served in the U. S. Army during WWII. He had been a resident of Laconia since 1955. He was a self-employed contractor for sixty-five years and was owner of Cherrette Building and Repairs. He had also been employed at the Laconia State School.
Bill was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church. He loved music, playing the piano and accordion. He enjoyed woodworking , gardening, working on his Model A Ford and working with the Laconia Rescue Squad.
Bill was a member of the American Legion Post #58 of Belmont, the Laconia Rescue and a lifetime member of the Belknap Sportsman's Club.
Survivors include his wife, Blanche (Cyr) Cherrette, of Laconia; a brother, Frank, of Dayton, Ohio; a sister, Amelia Steele, of Manchester; eight nieces, eleven nephews and many great nephews & nieces. In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by a brother, Perley Cherrette, and two sisters, Louise Cherrette and Beatrice Davis.
A calling hour will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2013 from 9:30-10:30 AM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
Following the calling hour, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM at St. Andre Bessette Parish, Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, N.H.
Burial will follow in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield Street, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247.
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