SANBORNTON — Ann Helen Lance, 88, of 228 Steele Hill Road, died in her home on Sunday, September 1, 2013 after a long illness. Mrs. Lance was the widow of
Donald Scribner Lance who died in 1985.
Mrs. Lance was born December 27, 1924 in Laconia, N.H., the daughter of the late Leslie and Mindy (Pike) Lane.
She had been a resident of Sanbornton for fifty years and had been employed as a registered nurse for the State of New Hampshire for many years. She was a devoted mother and spent her life caregiving to others in the community.
Survivors include her son, Daniel Leslie Lance, of Sanbornton, two grandchildren, Donald Lance III and Leslie Lance. In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Lance was predeceased by a son, Donald Scribner Lance, Jr., in 199l.
There will be no calling hours.
A Graveside celebration of life will be held on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the family lot in Oak Hill Cemetery, Meredith, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations 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. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 September 2013 06:41
BELMONT — David W. Dubois, 65, of Belmont, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family, after a lengthy illness.
Born on February, 25, 1948, in Gilford, he was the son of the late Horace W. and Ruth (Kelly) Dubois. David was raised in Gilford, attending local schools. Upon high school graduation he joined the U.S. Army and fought with honor and courage in two tours of the Vietnam War.
Throughout his career David was a machinist who worked for several area machine shops, spending the last 15 years working with Aero Weld, Inc., before retiring due to his illness.
David was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle who will be dearly missed by his family and all who knew him.
He is predeceased by his parents, and his sister, Lori Benwell.
He is survived by his beloved wife of twenty-eight years, Dianne (Libby), of Belmont; son, Max W. Dubois and his wife Kerry, of Meredith; daughter, Kristeen Stevens, of Alabama; brother, Gary L. Dubois, of Laconia; sister, Linda Lowell, of Laconia; five grandchildren, Jennifer and Edward Stevens, and Emma, Avery, and Logan Dubois; many nieces and nephews.
A committal service will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 1:30 pm in the Chapel at the NH Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Hwy, Boscawen. Rev. Edward J. Charest, Pastor Emeritus of the Plymouth United Congregational Church will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations in David's memory may be made to the Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 N. Main St., Laconia, NH 03246 (www.centralvna.org)
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For David's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00
TILTON — Robert A. LaPlante Sr., 72, a resident of the Lochmere section of Tilton died at his home, Friday, August 30, 2013 following a period of failing health. He was born in Franklin, August 19, 1941, son of Albert L. LaPlante and Annie M. (Tilton) LaPlante. Bob spent his youth in Tilton and attended Tilton-Northfield Schools. He served with the U. S. Marine Corp. Bob had resided in the Northfield- Tilton areas for most of his life. He retired in 1998 as a lead man following 24 years of employment with the Arwood/Wyman-Gordon Corporation in Northfield. He enjoyed watching and feeding the deer in his back yard and keeping the bird feeders full. He always looked forward to spending time with family and friends at the family campsite in Orford, where he often defended his horseshoe playing reputation. Bob was a parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Tilton.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a brother, Albert W. LaPlante.
He leaves, his wife of 53 years, Emily E. (Taylor) LaPlante of Tilton; sons: Robert A. LaPlante Jr. and his wife Terri of Franklin, Dwayne L. LaPlante and his wife Cathy of Tilton, Albert L. LaPlante and his wife Traci of Tilton; daughters: Anne E. Sydney and her husband Rob of Belmont, Wendy Jo Hill of Tilton; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; brother Errol W. LaPlante of Belmont; sisters: Alice T. Goupil of Laconia, Patricia A. Mayo of Penacook; numerous nieces and nephews.
According to Bob's wishes, there are no calling hours planned. A graveside service with be held Friday, September 6 at 2 p.m. in St. John Cemetery in Tilton with military honors and burial following.
Arrangements are under the care of the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home of Tilton.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Robert's name to the Tilton Senior Center, C/O Tilton Town Hall, 257 Main Street, Tilton, NH 03276.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Monday, 02 September 2013 05:36
GILFORD – George V. Lacroix Jr., 82, of Gilford, died Friday, August 30, 2013 at Mass General Hospital after a brief illness.
He was born on March 25, 1931 in Concord, NH, the son of George V. Sr. and Marjorie E. (McGuire) Lacroix. He was predeceased by a sister, Beverly Lacroix Joyal
of Concord, NH. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ann M. Lacroix of Gilford and three children; Michael N. Lacroix and his wife Roxane of Chesterfield, NH, Susan Lacroix of Kingston, NH and Lt. Col. Thomas G. Lacroix, USMC and his wife Colleen of Omaha, Nebraska and six grandchildren; Danielle, Celine, Elise, Campbell, Carleigh and Thomas George Lacroix II.
He was employed for 32 years in the miniature precision bearing business with NH Ball Bearings and M.P.B Division of Timken Company. Following his retirement, he founded and operated Handpiece Technology Inc. for several years. He was a Korean War Veteran in the US Air Force from 1951 to 1955. He was a flight engineer on a B-29 aircraft in the 98th Bomb Wing stationed at Yakota A.F.B., Japan. He served as President of the Laconia Kiwanis Club and as President of the Lakes Region Industrial Management Club. He served on the advisory board of Our Lady of the Lakes Church in Lakeport and was a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed the Great North Woods and was active in tennis, fishing, skiing and visiting his family.
Memorial calling hours will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A memorial mass will be celebrated immediately after at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday at St. Andre Bessette Parish –St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H. Burial with military honors will be held at 3 p.m. at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may 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 Monday, 02 September 2013 04:56