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Steven O. Sargent, 70

GILFORD — Steven Owen Sargent, 70, of Gilford, NH passed away on February 24, 2013 at Concord Hospital after a long illness.
He was born in Salem, MA on July 27, 1942, the son of Russell and Charlotte Comins Sargent and lived the majority of his young life in nearby Lynn, MA. Steven was a graduate of Lynn English High School, North Adams State College (B.A.), and Wesleyan University (M.A.) and was married to Sharon Mitchell on June 11, 1966.
He began his career as an English teacher in Middletown, CT and then spent over 25 years at Gilford Middle High School in Gilford, NH where he was known for both the high standards he set for his students and his dry sense of humor. In his free time, he enjoyed reading, playing both the trombone and baritone horn in jazz bands of various sizes, working in his garden and spending time at the family cabin on Moosehead Lake in Maine.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sharon, his son Scott Sargent of South Hadley, MA, his daughter Elizabeth Fenton and her husband, Peter, of Bradford, NH, his son Steven Sargent and his wife, Christine, of Weare, NH, their children Sadie and Sophie, and his sister-in-law Paula of Ballina, Australia.
Calling hours will be held in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. on Thursday evening, February 28, 2013 from 6-8 pm.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 1, 2013 at 11:00 AM also at the Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, PO Box 4777, NY NY 10163-4777.
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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