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Walter P. Poisson, Sr., 82

LACONIA — Walter P. Poisson Sr. of Laconia died February 17, 2013 at the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton, N.H. after a period of failing health.
Born in Billerica, Massachusetts on March 17, 1930, he was the son of Everest and Mary (Dusault) Poisson. He grew up in Franklin, N.H. and graduated from Franklin High School.
Walter was a U.S. Navy veteran and proudly served on the U.S.S. Bannock during the Korean War.
Walter was a skilled machinist and had worked for Scott & Williams and Coca Cola Vending of Laconia. He was also a woodworking craftsman who enjoyed making fine furniture for family and friends. Many of his aquarium stands may be seen at local establishments throughout the Lakes Region.
Walter had resided in Laconia most of his life and was a devoted father and grandfather. He shared his love of fishing, hunting and nature to all. He also enjoyed his gardens. He was a generous man who would not hesitate to help those in need.
He is survived by four sons, Walter Poisson Jr. of Laconia, N.H., Augustus Poisson of Bristol, N.H., James Poisson of Laconia, N.H. and John Poisson of Nashua, N.H.; grandchildren, Renee, Jacob, Catherine and Zachary. He was predeceased by his daughter, Mary Louise Poisson, in 1993.
There will be no calling hours.
Private interment will be at the N.H. State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, N.H.
In lieu of flowers, Walter requests that you take a loved one fishing in New Hampshire waters.
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.
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