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Suzanne L. Day, 50

LACONIA — Suzanne Little Day, 50, of Laconia died unexpectedly on July 9, 2014 following a brief illness.

Suzanne was born in Laconia , NH on March 21, 1964 to Joan Beach Little and Clayton Alton Little. Suzanne attended Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith. She grew up in Center Sandwich.

She was formerly employed by Hector's Restaurant in Laconia and by the former McKerley's Nursing Home in Laconia.

Suzanne was a spirited woman, kind hearted, helpful and loving to all who knew her. She passionately cared about animal welfare, horses, cats and all living creatures. She was fond of bright colors, hot air balloons, fireflies, the country, campfires and the ocean. She greatly enjoyed camping with her long time life partner, Jim, and loved exploring the outdoors and traveling back roads with him.

She will be deeply missed by those who loved her but her spirit and love will be with them forever.

She is survived by her mother, Joan Beach Little of Center Sandwich; her sweetheart, James E. Manning of Laconia; her sisters, Sally Ann Little Washington of Keene and Betsy Little Page of Laconia; her aunts, uncles and cousins; and her beloved cat Shadow. She was predeceased by her father, Clayton Alton Little, and her brother, Jay Alton Little.

Memorial services will be held on September 20, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Baptist Meetinghouse on Church Street, Center Sandwich, N.H.

In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory may be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, 1305 Meredith Center Road, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03246 or to Live and Let Live Farm, Inc. 20 Paradise Lane, Chichester NH 03258.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2014 07:24

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Charlotte Duponte, 48

LACONIA — Charlotte Duponte, 48, of 106 Messer St, died Wednesday, August 27, 2014 in her home after a period of failing health.

Charlotte was born on November 5, 1965 in Malden, Mass., the daughter of Stephen and Donna (Wiggin) Grace and was a longtime resident of Laconia.

Charlotte was very giving and caring and she loved unconditionally. She loved motorcycle riding and her dog, Zoey.

In addition to her parents of Salem, Charlotte is survived by a son, John Spiegler of Laconia; a daughter, Heather Pomeranz, of Nashua; two grandchildren, Jenna and Jacob Spiegler, both of Meredith; a brother, Joel Grace, of Reno, Nevada; two sisters, Alyson Nummela of Uxbridge, Mass. and Sharon Adrien of Concord and her former husband, Stuart Spiegler, of Laconia.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.

A Funeral Service will follow the calling hours at 1 p.m. also at the Funeral Home.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen Street, Second Floor, Framingham, MA 01701 or to the American Heart Association, 2 Wall Street, Manchester, NH 03101.

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.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 08:22

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James R. Eakin, 73

MEREDITH — Dr. James R. Eakin, 73, optometrist, of Meredith, N.H., died Sunday, August 24, 2014 at the home of his beloved Cindi Curtis with family with him. He was born 3 months premature in Franklin, Penn., to the late Cora (Phinney) and Harold Eakin, January l, 1941, with a twin sibling, Roger, who did not survive. He married Annette Coen Eakin who survives with his children, Mitchell and Brooke of Concord, N.H. and Colin of St. Petersburg, Fla. His sister and brother-in-law, Kathryn Miller and the Hon. Gordon Miller of Hilton Head, S.C., both were with him till the day of his death. He has a nephew, Christopher Miller and his wife, Blair, and great niece and nephew living in Denver, Colo.
Jim graduated from Franklin High School, Franklin, Penn. in 1959 and Mt. Union College in Alliance, Ohio after serving 2 years in the US Army and thereafter graduated from Ohio State University Optometry School. He practiced most recently, until June, 2014, in Laconia where he owned his business and thoroughly enjoyed his staff and patients. He had to give up working when he became ill with an aggressive cancer.
His skills in his career are only a fraction of the man.
He was stoic and courageous and never complained. He was gentle with a dry sense of humor, always kind and quick to give back to his community whether on a professional level or other. He helped with adaptive skiing last winter with the blind and autistic. He was good to his family and to all whom he touched and who touched him.
Jim loved high energy activities and was a 15 year green card member of the Meredith Mountain and Chowder Society and co-wrote the adopted by-laws. He enjoyed the outdoors, hiking, tennis, downhill skiing, water sports on Lake Winnipesaukee, biking and travel with Cindi to many places to pursue these activities.
Jim was a member of the Laconia Rotary Club and was honored to receive several Paul Harris Fellow awards. He was also a member of Gilford Hills Tennis and Fitness Club.
There will be calling hours in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia on Friday, September 26, 2014 from 4 to 7 p.m.
There will be a memorial celebration of Jim's life at the Laconia Congregational Church, 69 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 11 a.m.
Burial will be in the family lot in Meredith Village Cemetery, Meredith, N.H.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Laconia Rotary Club, PO Box 503 Laconia¸ NH 03247-0503 or a charity of one's choice.
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.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 06:02

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Richard A. Trachy, Sr., 91

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Richard A. Trachy, Sr. passed away on August 21, 2014. 

Richard Trachy (Dick) was born on March 12, 1923 at his parents' home in Franklin, New Hampshire, second child of six to Arville and Yvonne Trachy. He attended Franklin High School and the University of New Hampshire, receiving a bachelor's degree cum laude in Electrical Engineering. After graduating he joined the United States Army. On June 14, 1947 he married Jeannette Horzempa in Franklin. He then joined Western Union where he and Jeannette traveled the country setting up telephone relay stations. In 1950 he began his career with IBM in Poughkeepsie, New York. He worked in several roles within IBM, bringing him to Rochester Minn. in 1965. Dick eventually became Manager in the newly formed Development Lab here. He held several management positions at IBM in Rochester, eventually retiring as Senior Site Manager in 1983. He was very proud of his career at IBM; first and foremost he loved dealing with the people. He also enjoyed the management and technical challenges presented during the rise of the computer age. His proudest accomplishment was bringing the System 3 development project to Rochester, establishing Rochester as the major player in the midrange computing marketplace. He was asked to join the Board of Trustees of Saint Mary's Hospital, beginning a 10 year involvement that he relished. He became President for two years, finally leaving the St. Mary's Board in 1986. He also served on the Board of Directors for Minnesota First Credit and Savings. Upon fully retiring he taught classes in personal computing to seniors at the Rochester Senior Citizens Center. His lessons enabled many seniors to learn how to use e-mail and other PC applications. One of Dick's favorite pastimes was fishing. He especially enjoyed the annual trip he and his friends took to Lac de Mille Lacs in Canada and later to Lake Michigan with, on occasion, his grandchildren. Dick loved relaxing at his cottage in Shell Lake, Wisc. with his family, working on his computer, playing golf and bridge, and also casting his inquisitive mind in new directions. He was unfailingly kind, generous, and respectful to all he met. Dick was a true gentleman, a devoted father, and a loving husband to Jeannette for 67 years. 
 Richard is survived by his wife, Jeannette, his four children, Richard Jr. (Cyndi), Jeffrey (Josephine), Mary Asselin (Robert), Suzanne Sitko (Bruce), eight grandchildren (James, Jennifer, Scott, Thomas, Elizabeth, Julia, Elana, and Janet) and 4 great grandchildren, all of whom will miss him and remember his calm and wise advice. He is preceded in death by his three brothers.
A Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 25, 2014 at Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church (11 – 4th Avenue SW). Visitation will start at 9 a.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Povarillo Fund at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes 5421 Royal Place NW Rochester, Mn 55901 (507) 289-3600

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 07:41

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