LACONIA — Elaine B. Catelotti, 92, formerly of Naples, Fla., and Westbrook, Conn., passed away peacefully on July 25, 2014, at St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Laconia.
Elaine was born in Hanover on Dec. 21, 1921, the daughter of Vern and Grace (Cope) Badger. After graduating from Springfield Technical High School, she worked several years as a telephone operator for New England Telephone in Springfield, Mass., and volunteered many years at
Marlborough Hospital. She lived in Agawam, Mass., until 1970 and then in Marlborough, Mass., until retiring to Naples and Westbrook in 1985.
Elaine was a very caring and generous person who loved her family and friends. She will be remembered for her vibrant personality. Elaine loved to talk, laugh, and tell stories. She never missed an opportunity to "get up and dance." She enjoyed cooking, reading, deep-sea fishing, gardening, traveling, and skiing.
Survivors include three sons, Stephen and wife Shirley of Gilford, William and wife Diane of Hubbardston, Mass., and Vincent Jr. and wife Lynne of East Greenbush, N.Y.; and a daughter, Nancy Meehan and husband William of Vernon, Conn. She also leaves nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Vincent J. Catelotti; a son, John, a sister, Barbara Hickey, and her stepfather, Alex Palinckx.
There are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 823 Main St., Agawam, Mass., with burial to follow in St. Michael's Cemetery in Springfield, Mass.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Activity Fund, 406 Court St., Laconia, NH 03246.
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, 28 July 2014 08:03
Last Updated on Friday, 25 July 2014 08:21
BELMONT — Donald F. "Don" Rogers, (Ret.) Waltham Firefighter, Of Belmont, New Hampshire formerly of Waltham, Massachusetts, July 21st, 2014. Loving father of Christine M. "Crisy" Pelletier and her husband Ronald Pelletier Jr. of Townsend, Mass., avid B. Rogers of Plymouth, N.H., and Susan Marie Chagnon and her husband Robert Chagnon Jr. of Waltham, Mass. Cherished grandfather of Michael, Jessica and Laura Pelletier, Robert Dagostino, Ryen and Jake Chagnon. Great grandfather of James Rollins. Brother of Carol Marchione of Framingham, Mass., Daniel Rogers of Ashland, Mass., Robert Rogers of Auburn, Mass., Mary Ellen "Dee" Brissenden of Waltham, Mass., Joseph Rogers of Salem, Mass., and John Rogers of Belmont, Mass. In addition he is survived by his loving companion of 14 years Priscilla Favreau of New Hampshire and many nieces, nephews and close friends. "A special thank you to Uncle Joe for all his help and spiritual guidance he gave his brother the past 4 years." There will be a moment of silence followed by escort of Donald from the Brasco & Sons Memorial, 773 Moody St, Waltham, Mass. on Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Rd , Waltham, Mass., Church Services will begin at 10 a.m. where there will be a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of Donald's Life followed by Waltham Fire Department Honors. Interment with United States Marine Corps Honors will be held at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, N.H. on Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. Visiting Hours on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. Parking attendants on duty.
In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in Donald's memory to the Newton Firefighters Children's Fund Inc, 18 Berkley St, Waltham, MA 02451 or the charity of one's choice. For complete obituary, guestbook & additional information please refer to; www.BrascoFuneralHome.com, Waltham, Mass., 781-893-6260. "Creating Meaningful Memories"
Last Updated on Friday, 25 July 2014 08:07
GILFORD — Joan B. Veazey, 85, of 18 Lockes Hill Road, died peacefully, Saturday, July 19, 2014. She was the widow of William H. Veazey.
Joan was born on October 14, 1928 in Nashua, N.H. She was the daughter of Charles Prescott Boyd and his wife Violet.
Joan was very active in the community. She was a member of the Lakes Region General Hospital Board of Directors, the Laconia School Board, Laconia Country Club, Colby- Sawyer College Alumni and associate member of the Winnipesaukee Yacht Club. Joan was passionate about local politics, current events and education.
Joan volunteered for years at the Gilford Elementary School and was an active member of the Gilford Community Church.
Some of Joan's favorite memories were spending time on Lake Winnipesaukee with friends and family. Joan was happiest when her family, friends and beloved pets filled her home and when she was cheering her grandchildren on at various sporting events, especially basketball.
Survivors include a son, Charles Boyd Veazey, and his wife, Joanna, of Gilford; a daughter, Susanne Veazey, of Laconia; six grandchildren, Liza Epstein and her husband, Jason, Hannah Colby, Nicholas Hoffman-Veazey, Christopher Veazey, Connor Veazey and Sarah Veazey and two great grandchildren, Tyler Epstein and Beckett Epstein and many, many dear friends.
A celebration of life will be held on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, N.H.
Burial will be held in the Raymond C. Wixson Memorial Garden, Potter Hill Road, Gilford at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the William H. and Joan B. Veazey Scholarship Fund c/o Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 7312, Gilford, NH 03247-7312.
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, 23 July 2014 08:13