Published DateLACONIA — Horace W. "Bill" Dubois, 86, of Gilford, passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Lakes Region General Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Born on May 2, 1927, in Laconia, he was the son of Edmund and Marguerite (Goyette) Dubois. A long-time resident of Gilford and Laconia, he was raised in Laconia attending local schools. Upon graduation at Laconia High School he enlisted with the U.S. Navy serving with honor and courage during World War II.
Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing, and all manners of outdoors activities; he was a past Commander at the Laconia V.F.W. Above all he was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great great-grandfather who will be missed dearly by his loving family.
He is predeceased by his beloved wife, Ruth (Kelly), in 2004; daughter, Lori Benwell, in 2004; son-in-law, James Lowell, and daughter-in-law, Catherine Dubois.
He is survived by his three children, Linda Lowell, of Lebanon, David Dubois, of Belmont, and Gary Dubois, of Laconia; seven grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and one great great-grandchild.
A committal service will be held in the Chapel at the NH Veterans Cemetery, 110 D.W. Highway, Boscawen, NH, on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. Rev. Edward J. Charest will officiate.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 N. Main St., Laconia, NH 03246 www.centralvna.org.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Bill's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com