MEREDITH — Mr. Rocco Q. Lopardo, age 90, of Meredith, formerly of Washington Township, New Jersey died peacefully on Sunday, February 1, 2015.
Rocco was born in Bronx, New York on October 14, 1924 to parents Angelo and Michelina Lopardo. Rocco was predeceased by his one brother, John and three sisters Sarafina, Mary and Antoinette.
Rocco attended James Monroe High School in Bronx, N.Y. where his soccer team won the New York City championship in 1942. He was very proud of the gold medal received for this accomplishment. Rocco attributed his safe return from World War II because of being in great shape from playing soccer. Rocco continued to stay physically active his entire life including downhill skiing into his mid-eighties. He also won numerous medals in the 100 and 200 meter races in the Senior Olympics.
Rocco was a WWII veteran. He attended the US Army Air Corp aviation program at Gettysburg College and subsequently was assigned to independent duty in India in support of the Burma campaign during WWII. Upon returning home from the war he was a shipping clerk with the Nestle Company in New York City and also attended New York University. Rocco was hired by Grand Union Supermarkets in 1952 and was assistant director of warehousing. He was also the traffic manager for Triple-S Blue Stamps and was named president of the Private Carriers Conference of Washington D.C. He also served as president of the American Trucking Association. In 1972 he was promoted in the Grand Union Company to Vice President of Warehousing and Trucking from a position he would eventually retire.
Rocco loved music, dancing, singing happy birthday to family members and friends, singing Taps at various ceremonies, and marching in the Memorial Day and Veteran Day Parades. He also enjoyed cutting and stacking wood, burning bonfires, riding on the back of his son Tom's Harley and participating in bible studies. Rocco faithfully served as chaplain of the VFW Post in Washington Township, New Jersey for over 10 years. Rocco was most passionate about cheering for the Ashland and Gilford High School athletic teams. He was a faithful fan for over 30 years and was known by many as "Coach's Dad", which was printed on the back of his Gilford t-shirt.
Rocco was an energetic, friendly, caring, helpful and generous man. He touched the lives of many people with his positive spirit. Rocco is survived by his children John Lopardo and wife Donna of Virginia Beach, Tom Lopardo and wife Grace of Gilford, Joan Forge and husband Rick Forge of Moultonborough and his granddaughter Sara Dupont and husband Kevin of Sanbornton and his two great grandchildren Alison and James.
Rocco's family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the residents and staff at Meredith Bay Colony Club and to the caring staff at Lakes Region General Hospital.
A celebration of Rocco's life will be held this summer.
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 February 2015 08:10
NORTHFIELD — Mr. Roy L. Jordan, 92, of Northfield, died at NH Veterans Home in Tilton on Feb. 3, 2015.
He was born in Colebrook on Aug. 30, 1922 the son of Roy A. Jordan and Lumina (Ledoux) Jordan. At age 2, his family moved to the Tilton-Northfield area where he resided until his death.
He was a member of the first graduating class of Tilton-Northfield High School in 1940.
During World War II, Roy served with the US Army Signal Air Corps in the South Pacific area.
Prior to retiring in 1983, he owned and operated Jordan Electrical Co. for many years.
Active in many community affairs, he served two terms as a Northfield Selectman. He served many years as a volunteer firefighter for Tilton-Northfield Fire Dept. as well as Fire Chief following in his father's footsteps. Prior to his death, he was the last living volunteer Fire Chief for the department.
Roy was a member and past president of the Holy Name Society at Assumption Church and was a life member and Past Commander of Whiteman-Davidson American Legion Post #49. He was member of VFW Post #1698 and life member of the Franklin Elks #1280. He was also a member and Past President of Tilton-Northfield Lions Club where he coached their little league team, and a charter member of Tilton-Northfield Alumni Assn.
Roy was a longtime incorporator and trustee of the former Iona Savings Bank.
He enjoyed the outdoors especially hunting, fishing, and playing golf. He was a member of Mojalaki Country Club for many years. He most loved spending time with his family and close friends, and especially showing off his great dancing skills with his beautiful wife.
Family members include his wife of 68 years, Wanda (Lepianka) Jordan of Northfield, 7 children: Diane E. Jordan and Patricia K. Laliberte, both of Tilton, Judith A. Flanders and husband Chuck of Sanbornton, Daniel L. Jordan of Tilton, Thomas J. Jordan of Northfield, Bruce R. Jordan and wife Shiela of N. Berwick, Maine, and Jan M. Andrus and husband Frank of Sanbornton, 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 2 sisters, Jeannette Stuart of Machias, Maine and Brenda K. Wethersbee of Holden, Mass., and nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, a brother, Robert Jordan, a sister, Joyce Lessard, and a son-in-law, Al Laliberte.
Visiting hours will be held Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Paquette-Neun Funeral Home, 104 Park St., Northfield, NH. A Mass celebrating Roy's life will be held Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary of The Assumption Church. Spring Burial will be in St. John Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Mr. Jordan may be made to NH Veterans Home, 139 Winter St., Tilton, 03276, American Legion Post #49, 4 Park St., Northfield, NH 03276, or Franklin VNA and Hospice, 75 Chestnut St., Franklin, NH 03235.
For directions and an online guestbook, please visit www.neunfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00
BRIDGEWATER — Services for Elaine Ward have been changed to Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the Holderness Community Church, Rt. 3, Holderness, NH. More information is available at www.holdenresscommunitychurch.org.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015 07:13
FRANKLIN — Daniel L. LaRoche of Franklin, passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at Merrimack County Nursing Home after a long illness.
He was born on November 17, 1953. Son of Edward and Hazel LaRoche. Dan enjoyed time with his boys, and also his grandchildren. Dan also was a NASCAR fan, and enjoyed working on cars. Dan was the former owner of the Mouse House in Franklin.
He was predeceased by his father, brother-in-law, both sets of grandparents, two uncles, and two aunts. Dan was a loving husband, son, father, brother, uncle, and grandfather. He will be dearly missed. Dan also leaves his mother Hazel LaRoche, two sisters, Debra Daprix of South Carolina, and Susan Smith of Laconia. He also leaves his wife Laura LaRoche of Franklin, two songs Daniel LaRoche of Belmont and Jason LaRoche of Louisiana. He also had three step-daughters, Amy MacDonald, Toni Smith, and Jennifer Carrier; and one step-son Darrell Hosmer. Dan had ten grandchildren, four great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and also four grandnieces.
There will be no services per Dan's wishes. A private service will be held in the spring. Only immediate family are invited. The service will be held at Sanbornton Union Cemetery. Anyone wishing to make a donation can send it to Hospice or Merrimack County Nursing Home.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015 06:59