LACONIA — Rita A. Laurent, 88, of Laconia, died peacefully at the Saint Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, joining her beloved husband, Norm.
Mrs. Laurent was born June 6, 1925 in Laconia, N.H., the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Roseanna (Rocheleau) Levesque. She was a lifetime resident of Laconia and was a 1943 graduate of Laconia High School.
Mrs. Laurent was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church and a former member of the Catholic Daughters of America. She enjoyed playing bingo, bowling and caring for family members, especially her grandchildren.
Survivors include three daughters, Norma O'Connor and her husband, Ron, of Gilford, Patricia Szuluk and her husband, Don, of Kingsport, Tenn. and Charlene Morin and her husband, David, of Laconia; one son, Charles Laurent and his wife, Dee, of Laconia; eighteen grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; two sisters, Edith Levasseur of Laconia and Helen Foley of Florida and several nephews and nieces. Mrs. Laurent was predeceased by her husband of fifty-five years, Norman A. Laurent, in 2003; a son, Thomas A. Laurent, in 1999; a daughter, June Tardif, in 2006; her parents, three brothers and four sisters.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, December 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 Saturday, December 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 Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246 or to the Saint Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center- Activities Fund, 406 Court Street, Laconia, NH 03246.
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.