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Rita Sturgeon, 87

GILFORD — Rita Sturgeon, 87, of 303 Old Lake Shore Road, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia on Thursday, October 17, 2013.

Mrs. Sturgeon was born July 7, 1926 in Laconia, N. H., the daughter of George and Mary L. (Sullivan) Provencal. She was a life time resident of the Laconia-Gilford area and had been employed at the Lakes Region General Hospital for twenty-five years, retiring in 1987.

Mrs. Sturgeon was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church, Laconia.

Survivors include two sons, Richard Sturgeon and his wife, Sandy, of Tilton and David J. Sturgeon of Gilford; a daughter, Shirley Burgess, of Gilford; three grandchildren, Carey Sturgeon of Belmont, Crystal Sturgeon of Tilton and Michael Mount of Meredith; two great grandchildren, Katelynn Sturgeon and Kyle Mount and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Sturgeon was predeceased by her husband, Albert P. Sturgeon.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, October 20, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. 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 on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish at Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, N.H.

Burial will follow in the family lot in Union Cemetery, Academy Street, Laconia, N.H.

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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