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William H. Welcome, Sr., 54

SANBORNTON — William H. Welcome, Sr., 54, a resident of Sanbornton for several years died Monday, November 4, 2013 at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. Bill was stricken ill near his home getting ready for a day of deer hunting. He was born in Franklin, December 25, 1958, son of Henry J. Welcome Jr. and Jean L. (Masse) Welcome. He spent his youth in Canterbury and lived for most of his life in the Tilton area. Bill worked over a period of years as a respected professional painter with his dad and family business, Welcome Painting. Following the loss of his father, Bill continued painting. He was presently employed in the maintenance department for Preservation Management, Inc. at Royal Gardens Property in Concord. Bill enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He especially looked forward to someday visiting Alaska. He was predeceased by his father in 1998. In addition to his mother Jean of Sanbornton, Bill leaves, two sons, William H. Welcome Jr. and wife Krystle of Franklin James J. Welcome and wife Shannon of Franklin; grandchildren, Timothy, Bryce, Damian, Justin, Aiden, Riley, McKenzie and soon to be, Olivia; his significant other of 16 years, Melanie Maheux of Sanbornton and her children, Nicholas and Natalie; brothers, Gene J. Welcome and wife Sarah of Gilmanton ,Stan E. Welcome and wife Michelle of Sanbornton; nieces and nephews

A celebration of Bill's life will be held Friday, November 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Heritage Free Will Baptist Church, Meredith Center Road in Laconia. Burial will be private.

Arrangements are under the care of the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home of Tilton.

For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

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