MOULTONBOROUGH — John Harold Petersen, 90, of 57 Cooks Point Road, passed away, after a courageous, five-month battle with multiple myeloma, on Monday, July 14, 2014 while in Hospice Care at his home.
Mr. Petersen was born January 22, 1924 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the youngest of four children born to Norwegian immigrant parents, Hans and Marie (Windsand) Petersen. He resided in Moultonborough, N.H. for forty-five years and was a "Sno-Bird" for the last twenty-four years, spending winters in Destin, Florida.
After graduating high school, Mr. Petersen attended Marquette University, graduating in 1945 from the R.O.T.C. program with a Civil Engineering Degree. Mr. Petersen served in the U. S. Navy for twenty-six years, retiring as a Commander. His duty stations were worldwide, including Alaska, Nevada, Philippines, California and Japan.
Mr. Petersen was a civil engineer and had been employed by the State of New Hampshire, Department of Transportation, Bridge Maintenance for fourteen years, retiring in 1984.
Mr. Petersen was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Society of American Military Engineers. He was also a member of the Moultonborough United Methodist Church and an active member of the Walton County Sno-Bird Club.
Mr. Petersen was an avid golfer and enjoyed golf as his main recreational outlet. He started playing at age 12 while working as a caddie in suburban Milwaukee. He continued the game all of his life, playing his last round of golf at age 89 in Destin, Florida.
Mr. Petersen met his wife, "Ellie", of Laconia, who was also a young naval officer, while the two of them were stationed in New Orleans, Louisiana. They were married there in 1950.
Survivors include two sons, William F. Petersen and his wife, Karen, of Belmont, N.H. and Thomas H. Petersen and his wife, Cheryl, of Mammoth Lakes, California; a daughter, Margaret Reel, and her husband, Clint, of Charlotte, N.C.; two grandsons, Lee Petersen and his wife, Christine, and Carl Petersen and his girlfriend, Megan Tomlin, all of Belmont, N.H.; one granddaughter, Julia Olson, and her husband, Shaun, of Charlotte, N.C. and a sister-in-law, Susan Rexford, of Fairfield, California. In addition to his parents, Mr. Petersen was predeceased by his wife of forty-six years, Elenor (Minkler) Petersen, on April 14, 1996, two brothers, Marcel Petersen and Robert Petersen, a sister, Margaret Aulik Petersen and a sister-in-law, Doris Pare.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, July 20, 2014 from 2 to 4 p.m.
in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Funeral Service will be held at the Moultonborough United Methodist Church, 1018 Whittier Highway, Moultonborough, N.H. on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 11 a.m. Rev. Paul O'Neil, Pastor of the Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the family lot in Holland Hill Cemetery, Route 109, Moultonborough, N.H.
The family would like to thank Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice for accepting him into their program and caring for him for thirteen weeks.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
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, 16 July 2014 07:59
GILFORD — Gerard (Jerry) McCabe died Tuesday, July 15, 2014 after a long battle with cancer.
Jerry was born in Cambridge, Mass. He was the son of the late John and Mabel (Casassa) McCabe. He grew up in Arlington, Mass. and graduated from Arlington High School. He attended Wentworth Institute of Technology, the Massachusetts Fire Academy and the National Fire Academy in Maryland. He was an EMT/ firefighter in Cambridge, Mass. for 34 years. He was an arson investigator, aide to 2 chiefs and fire apparatus mechanic. He also was a volunteer firefighter in Alton, N.H. He truly loved his job. He resided in Burlington, Mass. for 36 years and retired to N.H. in 2013.,
He is survived by his wife of 49 years Claire (Newcomb) McCabe, 2 children: son Kevin McCabe Of Auburn, Mass., daughter Kellie Allard of Tyngsboro, Mass., 4 grandchildren, Madelyn and Emma Allard, Kaia and Keegan McCabe, as well as his brother, John. He was predeceased by his daughter, Kathleen.
On Friday, July 18th from 9 to 10 a.m. there will a calling hour at church followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at St. Katharine Drexel Church, 40 Hidden Springs Rd. off rte. 28N in Alton near the Wolfeboro line. Burial will be at Chestnut Hill Cemetery in Burlington, Mass. next to his daughter, Kathleen.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Central NH VNA Hospice, 780 N. Main St, Laconia, NH 03246. To express condolences, please visit: www.peasleefuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 07:55
LACONIA — Catherine A. MacMichael, 95, of 30 County Drive and formerly of the Taylor Community, died at the Belknap County Nursing Home on Saturday, July 12, 2014. She was the widow of Edwin T. MacMichael who died in 1977.
Mrs. MacMichael was born January 6, 1919 in Meredith, N.H., the daughter of the late Charles and Laura (Comstock) Raymond. She had been a resident of Laconia for over sixty-eight years and was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Laconia and the Unitarian Universalist Society of Laconia Alliance.
Survivors include her son, Gerald MacMichael of Mexico; her daughter, Lauren Lemay of Gilford, N.H.; six grandchildren, Kate Lemay of Gilford, N.H., Micheline Lemay of Stowe, Vt., Daosith Lemay of Dover, N.H., Jahannah Lemay of San Antonio, Tex., Daosay Lemay of Nashua, N.H. and Perla MacMichael of Mass.; four great grandchildren; five nieces and two nephews. In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. MacMichael was predeceased by a brother, David Raymond, and by a sister, Edith Raymond.
There will be no calling hours or funeral services.
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, 16 July 2014 07:51
BELMONT — Joyce L. Marcoux, 68, of 630 South Road, died at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon on Monday, July 14, 2014.
Mrs. Marcoux was born March 9, 1946 in Laconia, N.H., the daughter of the late Noel and Vera (Hislop) Kenyon. She was a longtime resident of Belmont and had been employed at Laconia Shoe and also at J.Jill as an order packer. She loved reading, sewing, gardening, camping, traveling and spending time with friends and family.
Survivors include her husband of almost 38 years, Robert A. Marcoux of Belmont, her daughter, Amy Webster-Peck and her husband Tim of Belmont, her brother, Noel Kenyon, Jr. and his companion Ben DiGiulio of Lake Worth, Fla., her sister, Lois Brutschin of Henderson, Nevada and many cousins, friends and extended family.
Memorial calling hours will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. Funeral services will be privately held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (ICU), Development Office, Attn: Michelle Clark, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756.
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 Tuesday, 15 July 2014 09:06