Published DateLACONIA — Marshall D. Whedon, Jr., 92, of 177 Morningside Drive, died at the St. Francis Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center on Thursday, February 28, 2013.
Mr. Whedon was born August 31, 1920 in Franklin, N.H., the son of the late Myrtle L. (Haley) and Marshall D. Whedon, Sr. He was a longtime resident of Laconia and was a 1939 graduate of Laconia High School. He served in the U. S. Army during WWII and had been employed by Willey's Express, Inc., for forty-two years.
Survivors include three daughters, Marcia A. St. Louis of Tilton, N.H, Jean M. Baker of Elizabeth City, N. C. and Ginger A. Ainsworth and her husband, Bill, of Port St. Lucie, Florida; a son, James M. Whedon and his wife, Kathy, of Loudon, N.H.; twelve grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; two sisters, Patricia Batchelder of Whiting, New Jersey and Deanna Joyce of Hudson, N.H. and many nephews and nieces.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Whedon was predeceased by his wife of sixty-five years, Eugenia "Dolly" (O'Mara) Whedon, in 2007, by a son, Thomas M. Whedon, in 2003 and by a sister, Priscilla F. Mazzaschi, in 2003.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 from 5:00-8:00PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Andre Bessette Parish, St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H. on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 10:00AM.
Spring burial will be in the family lot at St. Lambert Cemetery, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the New Hampshire Association for the Blind, McGreal Sight Center, 25 Walker Street, Concord, NH 03301 or to the Holy Trinity Catholic School, 50 Church Street, Laconia, NH 03246.
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.