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David P. Lake, 62

GILMANTON — David Peter Lake, 62, of 38 Varney Road, in Gilmanton Iron Works, died on Saturday, March 29, 2014, in his home after a long illness.

David was born March 20, 1952 in Boston, the son of the late Francis and Joan (Phelps) Lake. He served in the Army, Marine Corps, and the Coast Guard.

David resided in Rochester for several years before moving to Gilmanton Iron Works 17 years ago. He was employed as a Public Health Scientist and Health Physicist with the State of New Hampshire for 16 years, retiring in May 2010.

David was a member of the Gilmanton Community Church, the Farmington Fish & Game, the NRA, the Gilmanton Militia and the Dump Run Gang. He enjoyed music, fishing, hunting and karate.

Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Twila M. Kenna of Gilmanton Iron Works; two kids, Tilly and Jake; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Francis and Cecila Lake of Worcester, Mass., Thomas and Denise Lake of West Boylston, Mass., and James and Linda Lake of Lowell, Mass; three nieces; and one nephew.

In addition to his parents, David was predeceased by his kids, Samantha, Ally, Wysh and Clyde.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, April 4, 2014 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Gilmanton Community Church, 1807 NH Route 140, Gilmanton Iron Works, with the Rev. Christopher Stevens, pastor, officiating. Burial will be held in the spring in the family lot at Smith Meetinghouse Cemetery, Gilmanton.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Gilmanton Community Church, PO Box 16, Gilmanton, NH 03837; Concord Merrimack County SPCA, 130 Washington St., Penacook, NH 03303; or the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire, (Barry Camp), PO Box 3993, Concord, NH 03302-3993

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, 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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