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John "Jack" Marshall, 75

John "Jack" Marshall, 75


LACONIA — John "Jack" Marshall, 75, of 21 Gilbert St., born March 28, 1940, slipped quietly and gently away Friday evening, May 8, 2015, in the loving arms of his wife of 42 years, Trudi.

Jack, as he was known by his family and friends, was raised in the construction business trade, starting at an early age working with his father in the family business, John C. Marshall & Sons. He merged with another construction firm to form Mooney Corporation in the late 1970s and worked on many larger commercial job sites over the years, such as LRGH renovations and Kingswood Regional High and Vocational School, as well as recreational venues, such as Black Bear Ski Lodge and the Lodge at Loon Mountain. After the building bust in the 1990s, Jack worked at Howland's Laundromat and with their construction section of the business. He really had come full circle from small-home renovations, to multimillion-dollar commercial jobs, back to small-home renovations.

When the laundromat was sold to Dan and Sandy Roberts, Jack came as part of the package, repairing the machinery and helping with the electronics. This was a job he relished because he could see how to take one thing and make it entirely serve another purpose that surpassed the usefulness of the original item. In 2001 Jack obtained his amateur radio license as a technician and had the call sign of KB1GQT, which gave him a great deal of pleasure. He very much enjoyed "lurking" and listening in on the weekly meetings as well as to the calls on the local repeater.

Due to health issues, Jack officially retired from work in July 2014, devoting his time to his family. He remained active until the very end, working on numerous projects, both of his own making, and assisting others with theirs.

At Jack's request, he donated his organs to the New England Organ Bank in Waltham, Mass., which can only serve to underscore his generosity

and love.

Jack was predeceased by his parents, John and Wilma Marshall.

He is survived by his wife, Trudi, his son, Marc Marshall, his daughter-in-law, Megan and grandchildren Jack and Josie all of Wichita, Kan.; his daughter, Kim Marshall and his grandchildren Caelan of Phoenix, Ariz., and Laconia, Eliana and Phoenix Norwood, of Laconia; his sister, Jeanne McCutcheon of Exeter, R.I.; his brothers, Alan and David Marshall of Framingham, Mass., and Philip Marshall and his sister-in-law Beth Marshall of The Woodlands, Texas. He also leaves nine nieces and nephews, living in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Virginia and Nicaragua; 22 great-nieces and great-nephews; and two great-great-nephews.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. Interment will on Friday May 15, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the family plot in Union Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations be made to Lakes Region Community Emergency Response Team, 67 Water St., Suite 105, Laconia, NH 03246, to help them prepare to help others.

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.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 May 2015 08:50

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George A. Corrette II, 78

George A. Corrette II, 78


BRISTOL — George A. Corrette II, 78, died on May 10, 2015, after a period of declining health. He had been a resident of Bristol for over 35 years.

George was born on July 18, 1936, in Lebanon, to George A. and Madeline (Sydney) Corrette.

He graduated from Lebanon High School in 1954, and Plymouth Teachers' College in 1958. He continued his education at the University of Michigan, earning a Masters of Physics and Math in 1962.

George married Shirley Solari in 1956, his life-long confidante and friend. They enjoyed 58 years of married life together. They had three children in whom they instilled the values of hard work and honesty, gave them a deep appreciation of the natural world, and set an example of true love and compassion in all they did.

In his professional life, he worked more than 40 years in public education as a physics and mathematics teacher, a science department chairperson, a central office administrator and an educational consultant. George taught physics and math at Laconia High School for 10 years before becoming a central office administrator in 1972.

In 1978, George became the Superintendent of Schools at S.A.U. 4 and Newfound Area School District and served in that position for 15 years before his retirement in 1993. He then did consulting work for school districts and towns in New Hampshire and Vermont for the following 10 years.

During his career and in retirement, George served on many non-profit boards including the New Hampshire Council on Arts, New Hampshire Public TV, Genesis Behavioral Health, Newfound Lake Regional Association, Bristol Senior Services, and Bristol Energy Committee. George was a 35 year member of Bristol Rotary Club, serving two terms as club president and more than 15 years as club secretary. He was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary International. George was also pleased to have the opportunity of working with the Minot-Sleeper Library, being the Treasurer for the Trustees during the years he served. In retirement, George also enjoyed stained glass work, creating many beautiful items for friends and family.

Survivors include Shirley, George's wife of 58 years; and his three children, Kimberly, and her husband Bob, Stephanie and her husband Joshua, and George III and his partner Fair. George leaves five grandchildren, Elena, Savannah, Tenzing, Madeline and Dove. He is also survived by his five brothers, Bob, Bruce, Tim, Keith and Brian; his sister, Betty; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and in-laws.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Church, 2 West Shore Road, Bristol. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015, at 11:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Grace Church, 2 West Shore Road, Bristol. Burial will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015, at 3 p.m. in Homeland Cemetery, Bristol.

For those who wish, donations may be made to: Holy Trinity Parish, PO Box 37, Bristol, NH 03222, (603) 744-2700; to Newfound Area Nursing Association (NANA), 214 Lake St, Bristol, NH 03222,(603) 744-2733; or to the Minot-Sleeper Library Book Fund, 35 Pleasant St, Bristol, NH, 03222, (603) 744-3352.

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.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 May 2015 08:45

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Nicole L. Kenneson, 36


BELMONT — Nicole Lynn Kenneson 36, of Gardners Grove Road, died as a result of a tragic motorcycle accident Monday, May 5, 2015.
Nicole was born October 26 1978 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, daughter of Thomas and Deborah (Hannah) Menchion. Nicole resided in Bow and Florida for a number of years before moving to Belmont. She had been employed at Lakes Region General Hospital for six months as emergency room hospital administrator. Nicole enjoyed working out at the gym, the beach family gatherings, motorcycle rides and above all spending time with her children.
In addition to her parents of Safety Harbor Fla., Nicole is survived by her loving husband of nine years, Gary Kenneson, Jr., two sons, Caleb Pope, Clayton Kenneson; a step-son, Troy Kenneson; a daughter, Hannah Leger; two brothers, Joshua Menchion and his wife Kyle-Ann of Barnstead and Thomas Menchion of Bow; a sister, Heidi Troxell and her husband James of Barnstead; her maternal grandparents, Eugene and Beverly Hannah of Safety Harbor, Fla.; her paternal grandmother, LilianMenchion; her mother-in-law, Kathy Kenneson; her sister in law Kerri Kenneson as well as several nieces and nephews. Nicole is predeceased by her father-in-law Gary Kenneson, Sr. and her grandfather Donald Menchion.
Calling hours will be held Monday, May 11, 2015 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Carriage House at Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette FuneralHome, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia N.H.
Burial will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the family lot at Park Cemetery in Tilton, N.H.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO BOX 572, Laconia, NH 03247.
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 and online memorial, please visit www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 May 2015 08:08

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Joan B. Little, 84


SANDWICH — Joan Beach Little, 84, a life-long resident of Center Sandwich, passed away peacefully after a courageous six-year battle with cancer on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at the Golden View Health Care Center, in Meredith.

Joan was born on April 10, 1931, in Center Sandwich, the daughter of Watson E. and Florence (Hudson) Beach. She attended local schools, graduating from the Quimby School. Joan furthered her education at the Laconia Business School.

She was a stay-at-home mom until her children were older, then she started her career as an administrative assistant working for local businesses throughout the years. She retired with the State of New Hampshire Department of Public Health after many years of service.

Joan was devoted to the Sandwich community and maintaining its history. She worked part-time for many years with the Sandwich Historical Society. She was a life-long member of the Community Church of Center Sandwich, and was the church's organist for many years.

Joan was a talented pianist and organist with a deep love of classical music, as well as the old standards and Big Band music. She created and worked tirelessly on the family genealogy; had a deep love of nature, the beauty of the Lakes Region and White Mountains, and enjoyed hiking, snow-shoeing, and cross country skiing.

Joan was always setting the example to her children of being a generous, selfless, positive person, who was always helping others with their needs. She was a feisty, independent, determined, strong, and interesting person who was interested in everything. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

She is predeceased by her daughter, Suzanne Day, in 2014; son, Jay Alton Little, in 1975; brother, John T. Beach, in 1967; sister, Barbara B. Wallace, in 2012.
Joan is survived by her loving daughters, Sally Ann Washington and husband Michael, of Keene, and Betsy Page and her life partner Brad Swinton, of Laconia; son-in-law, Jim Manning, of Laconia; several nieces and nephews; her beloved cat "Pepper," and many dear friends throughout the Sandwich community.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the NH Humane Society, P.O. Box 572, Laconia, NH 03246, or to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, D-HH/Geisel Office of Development, 1 Medical Center Drive, HB 7070, Lebanon, NH 03756-0001.

A memorial service will be celebrated at the Baptist Meeting House, Church St., Center Sandwich, on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 1 p.m. The Rev. Marshall Davis, pastor, will be the celebrant.

Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are assisting the family with the arrangements. For Joan's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 May 2015 08:48

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