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Connie Milner, 96

LACONIA – Connie Milner, 96, a longtime resident of Laconia, died peacefully on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Mass General Hospital in Boston, Mass.

She was born on November 2, 1918 in Woburn, Mass., the daughter of Ernest W. and Ina G. (Beattie) Milner. Connie graduated from Woburn High School in 1936. She attended the Warren Academy School of Nursing at Choate Hospital from 1936-1939. She worked as a Registered Nurse at the Choate Hospital from 1940 to 1950. Connie received her BS from Boston University School of Nursing and a MS from the Boston University School of Education. She was on the faculty of the Peter Brent Brigham Hospital School of Nursing for 15 years and the Lasell Junior College School of Nursing for 28 years. She was the chairman of the Lasell Nursing Department for many years. Connie retired in 1985. She then volunteered at the New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Woburn, Mass. for 11 years. She moved to Laconia in 1999 and has resided there ever since. Connie attended the North Woburn Congregational Church, Tremont Temple, Burlington Congregational Church, Reading and the Moultonborough United Methodist Churches.

She is survived by her foster sister, Patricia Chadwick of Chili, N.Y., a niece, Helen Milner Parker of South Windham, Maine, her nephews Thurston Milner of Orlando, Fla. and Merrill Beattie of Winder, Ga., her cousins; Barbara Cogswell of Alexandria, N.H., Janet Stinchfield of Hinsdale, N.H., Miriam Downs of Andover, N.H., Diane West of Nashua, N.H. and Sally Tarte of Center Harbor, N.H. and many extended family, students, friends and her cat, Cricket.

There will be no calling hours.

A graveside service will be held at 1PM on Friday, January 9, 2015 at the Forest Glen Cemetery in Reading, Mass.

A memorial service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Moultonborough United Methodist Church, 1018 Whittier Highway
Moultonborough, N.H.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Moultonborough United Methodist Church, PO Box 188, Moultonborough, NH 03254-0188 or 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 an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 January 2015 08:22

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Doris M. Marcotte, 89

MEREDITH – Doris M. Marcotte, 89, of 153 Parade Road, formerly a longtime resident of Laconia, died Friday, January 02, 2015 at Lakes Region General Hospital.

She was born on August 8, 1925 in Northfield, Vermont, the daughter of the late Armand and Antoinette (Roux) Hebert. Doris was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Laconia for almost 60 years. She always held a deep love for Vermont and cherished spending time with her family. Doris enjoyed country and western music, especially Willie Nelson.

She is survived by her three sons; Lawrence Marcotte and his wife Elizabeth of Rollinsford, Robert Marcotte and his wife Cindy of Laconia and Raymond Marcotte and his wife Ellen of Portland, Maine, four daughters; Diane Jones and her husband Pete of Concord, Jacqueline Papathakis and her husband Michael of Roseville, Calif., Suzanne Mclean and her husband Ryan of Meredith and Theresa Estes and her husband Scott of Belmont, one brother, David Hebert of Alton and Florida, twelve grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Lionel Marcotte in 2000, one daughter, Rachel Marcotte, three brothers; Leon Hebert, Paul Hebert and Charles Hebert and three sisters; Ida Vielleux, Claire Jarvis and Marjorie Therien.

Calling hours will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 5, 2015 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 5, 2015 at St. Andre Bessette Parish - Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue Laconia.

Burial will be held in the spring in the family lot at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul PO BOX 6123-Lakeport, 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 an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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David A. Robinson, 69

MEREDITH — David A. Robinson, 69, of Meredith N.H., passed away on December 29, 2014.

Born on February 27, 1945 in Melrose, Mass. to the late David and Doris Robinson, he was educated in Melrose schools and graduated from Brown University, where he was a member of the hockey team and Kappa Sigma fraternity.

He is survived by his wife Claire "Carrie" Robinson of Meredith, son and wife Gregory and Deborah Robinson of Merrimack N.H., sister Patricia Bittermann of Portland, Maine and his loving shih-tzu companion Sophie along with many beloved in-laws, nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Dave was a veteran of the US Air Force and retired as President of H.T.Bailey Insurance Group after 35 years of dedicated service. But more than what he did, Dave was defined by his adventurous spirit, love of good food, great jokes and the company of those special to him.

He loved boating and living on Lake Winnipesaukee and spending part of each winter in Saint Maarten. Dave was an avid snowmobiler, golfer, skier, motorcyclist, car aficionado and prankster. He believed in animal rescue and sharing his talents and treasures widely to benefit others. He was an incredibly generous person.

Donations may be made in Dave's memory to the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD) at D-HH/Geisel Office of Development, One Medical Center Drive, HB 7070, Lebanon NH 03756-0001 or your favorite animal rescue.

There will be no calling hours.

A celebration of Dave's life will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday January, 4 at the Church Landing in Meredith NH (312 Daniel Webster Highway). Please dress casually and bring your funny memories to share.

The Mayhew funeral home and Meredith Bay Crematorium are assisting the family with arrangements. To view Dave's book of memories go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 2014 07:28

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David B. Bienvenu, 56

BELMONT — David B. Bienvenu, 56, died December 24, 2014 at LRGHealthcare. He was born in Manchester, N.H. the son of Lester and Irene (Blessington) Bienvenu. He grew up in Manchester and attended a school in Pennsylvania before returning to New Hampshire.

David lived with the Bleiler family in Alexandria for quite a time. While there, he helped by working at their orchard: picking, washing, and packing the apples for distrubution. David also participated in the ski program of the Special Olympics, and loved to play and watch basketball. He later moved to live with the Partridge family in Belmont and participated in activities with the Lakes Region Community Services Council. He was often found helping with the watering of the community flowers in Veterans Square in Laconia, recycling with the Carey Spooner family in Gilford, and delivering newspapers around the Lakes Region.

To know David was to love him. He will be missed by his dear friends Donald and Violet.

He is survived by two sisters: Elizabeth Bienvenu of Manchester and Anne Peckett of Easton. Two neices and one nephew, grand neices and nephews, and cousins.

A memorial Mass will be Celebrated on Friday, January 2, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church of St. Andre Bessette Parish, Church Street, Laconia, N.H. Burial will occur at a later date in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Bedford, N.H. Arrangements by Emmons Funeral Home of Bristol. In lieu of flowers, you are asked to practice random acts of kindness in David's memory. Those wishing to make a monetary donation are asked to send them to the March of Dimes in your area.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 December 2014 08:30

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