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Margueritte 'Peg' White, 94

OSSIPEE — Margueritte "Peg" White, 94, of Ossipee, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015 at the Mountain Community, Ossipee, N.H. with her family by her side. She was born July 7, 1920 in Warren, N.H. the daughter of the late Joseph and Rita (Boulie) Truchon and had lived in Laconia, N.H. for several years before moving to Ossipee with her husband the late Bernard White.

She had worked as a Nurse's Aide at the St. Francis Nursing Home in Laconia for several years.

Peg was a loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by her daughters Carole Guyotte, Laconia, N.H.; Priscilla Wolf, Kenai, Alaska; Patricia Frost, Andover, N.H. and Frances Hyslop, Farmington, N.H., several grand, great grand, great great grandchildren and a great great great grandson. She was also predeceased by a son Leslie Tilton and her sisters Bertha Weeks, Doris Paterson and a brother George Truchon.

There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at Lord Funeral Home, Rt. 28, Wolfeboro, N.H. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. in the St. Lambert Cemetery, Laconia, N.H.

If you wish to express condolences or leave a fond memory please visit www.lordfuneralhome.com.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Mountain View Community, 93 Water Village Road, Ossipee, NH 03864

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 June 2015 07:13

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Armand A. Cote, 90

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LACONIA — Armand A. Cote, 90 of Laconia, passed away on Father's Day, June 21, 2015 at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, N.H.

Armand was born in Laconia on August 10, 1924, one of two children of George and Antoinette Cote. He married his wife Evelyn Jacques of 69 years on October 12th, 1946.

Armand was inducted into the U.S. Army Air Corp in March of 1943 and served in the Pacific theatre as an aerial engineer gunner on a B24 Liberator and returned home December of 1945. He lived the remainder of his life in Laconia and worked as an auto mechanic and auto body repairman until his retirement in 1977. He was a private pilot and model airplane enthusiast and a lifetime member/founder of the Winnipesaukee Radio Controllers. Last Father's Day he participated in an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., accompanied by his oldest daughter Helen.

He is survived by his sister Rita Breton of Gilford, his wife Evelyn Cote of Laconia, his children Helen Murphy and her husband Jerry of Gilford, Janet Hebert and her husband Denis of Laconia and Dennis Cote and his wife Kathie of Sugar Hill, grandchildren Sean Murphy, Michael Hebert, Megan Regan, Emily Cote, Christopher Cote and three great grand children Jeffrey and Benjamin Hebert and Fionn Regan as well as many nieces and nephew.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, June 24, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. using the Carriage House entrance at the Wilkinson-Beane- Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. at Andre Bessette Parish, Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Ave. Laconia, N.H.

Burial will immediately follow in the family lot at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Laconia.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to New England Honor Flights PO Box 16287, Hooksett, NH 03106.

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 please visit www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 June 2015 08:01

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Darren J. Mainville, 49

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Darren J. Mainville, 49

LACONIA —Darren J. Mainville, 49, passed away peacefully June 14, 2015, following a brief battle with cancer.

He was the son the late Armand H. and Judith (Wilson) Mainville. Darren grew up in Nashua and recently lived in Laconia.

Darren enjoyed spending time with friends and family and adored his cat, Kia. Darren was a very funny and popular guy who had many friends. Darren loved to play cribbage, go camping, and watch the Patriots.

Darren was a wonderful brother, a great friend and had a heart of gold and we will all miss him dearly. Darren is survived by two brothers, Robert Mainville, his wife Christine of North Carolina, Dwayne Mainville, his wife Michelle of New Hampshire; his sister, Holly Sisti, her husband Lenny of New Hampshire; an aunt and uncle, Ted and Lucille Wilson of Ohio; a nephew, Joe Mainville; a great-niece, McKenzie Mainville; and two nieces, Lacey and Chantel Mainville; several cousins; and his lifelong best friends, Lester and Kelly Miller of New Hampshire.

There are no calling hours. A celebration of Darren's life will be held at the Vineyard Church, 175 Mechanic St., Laconia, on Sunday, July 5, 2015, at 2 p.m. followed by a reception in the church hall. Internment will be private at a later date at the Edgewood Cemetery in Nashua.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Darren's honor to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 Main St., Laconia, NH 03246.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 June 2015 07:58

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Christine F. Sleeper, 98

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Christine F. Sleeper, 98

NOTTINGHAM — Christine Frances (Fernald) Sleeper passed away quietly while surrounded by family on Feb. 15, 2015, at Kirkwood Corners in Lee at the age of 98. It's fair to say, she died of old age.

Christine was born on Sept. 20, 1916, in Nottingham. She attended Robinson Female Seminary in Exeter, the University of New Hampshire in Durham, and Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Mass.

She earned her pilot wings at age 25 in 1941. She was an air traffic controller at Logan Airport in Boston in 1944, and she volunteered for the Red Cross and served in Europe during the end of World War II.

She married Col. Raymond S. Sleeper of Laconia in 1946 and raised six children while moving every three to five years to a new Air Force base. Over the course of her Latin, French, and Greek teaching career, Christine taught at Pinkerton Academy, Derry, Lexington High

School, Lexington, Mass., Surrattsville High School in Clinton, Md., Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, Northern Virginia Community College in Fairfax County, Va., and Herndon High School in Herndon, Va.

Christine never stopped learning while she traveled the world. She took her Latin students and herself, alone, to dozens of countries across the entire planet. Her children, her students, and her teaching colleagues remember Christine as creative, energetic, willing to help anyone learn, and always prepared to Carpe Diem.

Christine is survived by her brothers, Walter Bartlett Fernald and his wife Natalie W. Holt of Greenland, and Richard Thompson Fernald and his wife Mary Alice Beairsto of Tucson, Ariz.; her children, Anthony R. Sleeper and his wife Jeanne Leopold of Hudson, Fla., Jonathan A. Sleeper and his wife Melissa Cable of Vero Beach, Fla., Jane E. Sleeper of East Fallowfield, Pa., Raymond S. Sleeper Jr. and his wife Tamsin Thurlow of Nottingham, and Harry A. Sleeper of Bedford, Mass.; her grandchildren, Tina Raum Sleeper and her husband Jeff Green of Mechanicsville‎, Md., and Kimberly DeStacy Sleeper and her husband Michael Verbanic of Charlotte, N.C., Melissa Diane Sleeper and her husband Richard Allen Weatherly of Newport, Wash., and Faith Alice Sleeper of Washington, D.C.; her great-grandchildren, Brandon Raum, Jacob Green, Alexcis Green; Cassandra DeStacy, Jesse DeStacy; Ashley Nichole Sleeper and her husband Gerald Cramer, Brittany Jo Sleeper, and Michael K. Hofmann Sleeper; and her great-great-grandchildren: Jackson Alexander Cramer and Kinsley Brielle Cramer.

Christine was pre-deceased by her husband, Col. Raymond S. Sleeper; her youngest son, Grant Rollins Sleeper; her parents, Frank Hare Fernald and Almena Frances Wadleigh; her brother, Frank Wadleigh Fernald and his wife Jessamine Piccott; her brother, Author Thomas Fernald and his wife Jean Malcom; her brother, Alfred Elwell Fernald and his wife Phyllis Howe; her youngest brother, Robert Clayton Fernald; and her grandson, Michael Anthony Sleeper.

A graveside celebration of Christine's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2015, in the family plot at Bayside Cemetery, 1345 Union Ave. in Laconia.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to help Latin teachers pursue educational travel to: Christine Fernald Sleeper Educational Travel

Scholarship, National Latin Exam, University of Mary Washington, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg, VA, 22401.

Condolences may be sent to: Raymond S. Sleeper Jr., 8 Ledge Farm Road, Nottingham, NH, 03290.

The family would like to thank Kirkwood Corners, Compassionate Companions, and Wentworth Hospice for assisting them in providing Christine

every grace and kindness imaginable.

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, 22 June 2015 07:56

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