Published DateGILFORD – Ronald J. Cormier, 80 of 303 Old Lake Shore Road, died Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Lakes Region General Hospital after a sudden illness.
He was born on February 26, 1933 in Laconia, the son of Leo A. and Emma (Boudreau) Cormier. Ronald served in the US Navy from 1951 to 1953 and also served in the US Army Reserves for close to 30 years, retiring as Master Sergeant.
He worked for over 40 years as a plumber for J.H. Valliere Company. He served as Vice President for the Lakes Region Mobile Home Village Cooperative in Gilford and enjoyed spending time in his woodworking shop, making gifts for his family and friends. Ronald also enjoyed the challenge of crossword and Sudoku puzzles.
He most enjoyed spending time with his family and neighborhood friends.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Frances B. (Chamberlain) Cormier of Gilford, three daughters; Susan M. Cote and her husband Roger of Laconia, Barbara A. Webb and her husband Gary of Harwich, MA and Kathleen T. Morin and her husband Michael of Sanbornton, one son, Ronald J. Cormier and his fiancé Serena Moody of Belmont, ten grandchildren; Kerry Dubois and her husband Max of Meredith, Kelly Bickford of Laconia, Corey Bickford of Laconia, Nicholas J. Webb of Harwich, MA, Maleeka Dellinger and her husband Steve of Portsmouth, RI, Nicholas M. Webb of Harwich, MA, Jamie Morin of Sanbornton, Nicole Jaskiewicz and her husband Justin of Manchester, Brandon Sheppard of Belmont and Kaylee Cormier of Belmont and 5 great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held from 4PM to 7PM on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 1PM on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
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.