Published DateLACONIA — Craig Erwin French, 58, of 146 Randlett Dr., died Sunday, July 14, 2013 at the CRVNA Hospice House in Concord after a short illness. He was born in Laconia, the son of Harold and Elaine (Young) French.
Craig worked for over 40 years as a self employed carpenter. He was a member of the VFW Auxiliary Post #1670, the Sons of the American Legion Post 33 and the Rod & Gun Club of Laconia. He loved the ocean, reading and fishing. He enjoyed pool and was State Championship Winner twice and also had multiple state wins. Craig also enjoyed golf and was a NY Yankees and Dallas Cowboys fan.
He is survived by his significant other of over 20 years, Tracy Boehner of Laconia, two sons; Michael Cullen and Ryan Porrell, one daughter, Kristin Sarette, five brothers; David French and his girlfriend Joanne Hurtado, Harold "Skip" French and his wife Doreen, Mark French and his wife Donna, Tim French and his wife Donna and Paul French and his significant other Kim Marsh, one sister, Valerie Johnstone and her husband Stephen, one grandchild, Brady Cullen, several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his brother, Alan Scott French.
Calling hours will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A Funeral Service will follow at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the CRVNA Hospice House, 30 Pillsbury St. Concord, NH 03301.
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 .