LACONIA — Cecil W. Stanley passed away on January 23, 2014 at the Belknap County Nursing Home in Laconia, NH, 3 days after his 86th birthday, following a period of declining health.
He was born on January 20, 1928 in St. George, ME to Oscar and Ethel (Wilson) Stanley. Cecil grew up in St. George, ME and attended schools in St. George. After moving to New Hampshire, he worked for the Scott and Williams Company in Laconia for 25 years. He also worked for the Lakes Region General Hospital for many years before retiring.
Cecil married Ruth Huntoon, daughter of Charles and Isabelle Huntoon, in 1950. They were happily married for 54 years, until Ruth's death in 2004. Cecil enjoyed hunting and other outdoor activities, and spending time vacationing with family in Maine.
Cecil is survived by his son, Norman Stanley and his wife Denise of Kissimmee, FL, daughter, Nancy Gaumond and her husband Eric of Manchester, NH, and daughter, Norma McLeod and her husband Wayne, of Melbourne, Australia; his siblings, Frances Thompson of Rockland, ME, Edna Carter, of Thomaston, ME, Vernon Stanley, of Camden, ME, Maurice Stanley, of Texas, and Ann Wallace and her husband Raymond, of Thomaston, ME; his grandson Sean McCarty and his wife Abigail, of Tilton, NH, and other grandchildren, Jason, of Georgia, and Michael, Jennifer, and Sarah of Florida; three great-grandchildren, Asher, Tristan, and Colin; and several nieces and nephews.
Per Cecil's wishes, he will be cremated, with no services held.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorial donations be made to the Belmont Fire Relief Association, P.O. Box 837, Belmont, NH 03220 or to the ST George Volunteer Fire Dept., 7 School St., Tenants Harbor, ME 04860.
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.