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Leonard V. Muller, 90

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LACONIA – Leonard V. Muller, 90, of 15 Dartmouth Street, died Saturday, March 28, 2015, in his home.

He was born on May 25, 1924 in Bayonne, N.J., the son of the late Valentine and Florence (Wrigley) Muller.

Leonard served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was a Staten Island U.S. Power Squadron Rating Advanced Pilot. He worked as a butcher for more than 40 years, eight of which were at the IGA in Laconia, and was the owner and operator of L & B Carpet Cleaning for several years.

He is survived by his late wife's son, Glenn Richardson and his wife Sue of Laconia, and Glenn's daughter Kelly of California; and two nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Betty J. (Clairmont) Muller and his two sisters.

There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 6, 2015, at St. Andre Bessette Parish - St. Joseph Church, 30 Church St., Laconia. Burial will follow in the family plot at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield Street, Laconia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, P.O. Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247.

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 Tuesday, 31 March 2015 07:16

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Gerald J. Zinfon, 78

CAMPTON — Gerald James Zinfon, 78, of Beech Hill Road, died on Monday, March 30, 2015 at Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, N.H.
Gerald was born on February 27, 1937 in Boston, Mass. the son of Charles and Mary (Mahoney) Zinfon.
Gerald received his A.B. from Suffolk University in 1963, an M.A. from Northeastern University in 1969, and his Ph.D. from Duke University in 1982. He taught English at Plymouth State University, Plymouth, N.H. for thirty years, retiring in 1999 as Professor Emeritus.
Gerald served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean conflict.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 3, 2015 promptly at 1 p.m. at the Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon, MA 01475.
He is survived by his wife of twenty years, Lissa (Pearson) Zinfon, of Campton, N.H.; a son, Mark Zinfon of Dublin, Ohio; a daughter, Nyla Zinfon, of Arlington, Mass.; and three grandchildren, Emily, Mary and Peter Zinfon.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to St. Joseph's Indian School, PO Box 326, Chamberlain, SD 57326.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia NH 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, 31 March 2015 07:04

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John W. Lepelley, 73

NORTHFIELD — John William Lepelley, 73, of Zion Hill Road, passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2015, at home surrounded by family, and his loving wife of 43 years, Josephine.

John was born on Jan. 27, 1942, in Somerville, Mass., the son of John C. and Margaret (McPhee) Lepelley. He had been a resident of Northfield for the past 43 years.

John spent his life in antiques, cabinet making, furniture stripping and repair, starting at the age of 9 for Bill "Hoppie" Hopkinson building his knowledge of his life work. John enjoyed spending time at his camp in Holland, Vt. He most of all loved his dog, Lucky, and to his granddaughter, Izzy, he was her special "Pa."

Survivors include his wife, Josephine (Tilton) Lepelley, of Northfield; a son Scott Lepelley , and his wife, Crystal, of Northfield; three daughters, Tammy Guidi, of North Carolina, Lesa Omedeo, and her husband, Doug, of Georgia and Cyndi Eden, of Illinois; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold Lepelley, and his wife, Caryl, of California; three sisters, Mildred Jameson, and her husband, Ronnie, of Tilton, Barbara Chretien, and her husband, Chris, of Franklin, and Dottie Prentiss, of Belmont; two sisters-in-law, Mary Eden and her husband, Robert, and Judy Lepelley; and several nephews and nieces.

In addition to his parents John was predeceased by a younger brother, Bradford Lepelley; a younger sister, Vera Prescott; and a brother-in-law, Ray Prentiss.

There are no calling hours or funeral service at John's request.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial donations be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main St, Laconia, NH, 03246 or to the charity of one's choice.

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 Wednesday, 01 April 2015 08:15

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Eugene Gawron, 72

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BELMONT – Eugene "Gene" Gawron, 72, of Belmont, died Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Lakes Region General Hospital.

He was born on September 26, 1942 in Springfield, Mass., the son of the late Walter and Bertha (Jagadowski) Gawron. He served in the US Air Force. Gene was a lifelong lover of music who played the organ and the accordion. He played as a studio musician and also played in his band "Surprise Package". He worked not only as a musician but as a printer and an appliance repairman for Bunn's Appliance.

He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Gawron of Belmont, his three children; Christopher Gawron of Hollis, Maine, Kimberlee Leger of New Ipswich and Melody Lee of Tyngsboro, Mass., four step-children; Jonathon Levasseur of Ohio, Neil Levasseur of Georgia, Jovia Levasseur of Milton, N.H. and Nathaniel Moore of Maine, one sister, Leonora Prasol of Venice, Fla., seven grandchildren, many step grandchildren and several great grandchildren and step great grandchildren. He is also survived by his extended family, Paula Arsenault of Laconia, Butch Arsenault of Belmont and his music partner, Lee Elliot Sandler of Maine.

Calling hours will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A time of sharing will follow at 7 p.m., also at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the NH Music Festival, 7 Main Street, Plymouth, NH 03264 or to the National Kidney Foundation of NH, INC., One Tremont St, Concord, NH 03301.

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, 31 March 2015 07:01

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