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Yvonne M. Vermette, 82

LACONIA — Yvonne M. Vermette, 82, of 32 Adams Street, died at the Belknap County Nursing Home on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.
Mrs. Vermette was born October 31, 1931 in Central Falls, Rhode Island, the daughter of the late Wilfrid and Yvonne (Duval) Vaillancourt. She had been a resident of Belmont before moving to Laconia over forty-two years ago. She had been employed in the Medical Records Department at Lakes Region General Hospital for many years.
Survivors include her husband, Delphis J. Vermette, of Laconia; a son, Paul Rhodes, and his fiancée, Donna Hendrix, of Bloomington, Minnesota; stepson, Del Vermette, and his fiancée, Lisa DiMauro, of Farmington, N.H.; a stepdaughter, Patricia Vermette Robbins, and her husband, David, of Londonderry, N.H. and many grandchildren, great grandchildren and many dear cousins.
There will be no calling hours.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish at Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, N.H.
Burial will follow in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia.
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 Friday, 18 July 2014 09:49

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Robert Jackes, 89

LACONIA — Robert E. Jackes, 89, of 2870 Parade Road, died at his home on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.
Mr. Jackes was born December 19, 1924 in Holstein, Iowa, the son of the late Gertrude (Foster) and William Jackes, Sr.
Mr. Jackes served in the U. S. Coast Guard for four years and resided in Tilton, N.H. for ten years before moving to Laconia forty-three years ago. He worked as a herdsman, as a Farm Manager for the Laconia State School and Training Center and also worked as a contractor and carpenter, totaling a working career of fifty-eight years.
Mr. Jackes enjoyed fishing, hunting, cross stitching and rug hooking. He was a member of the Married Farmers of Belknap County and the American Legion – Wilkins-Smith Post #1 in Laconia and the Groveton Snowmobile Club.
Mr. Jackes was a devoted husband, father, friend and child of God. He is survived by four daughters, Janice (Jackes) Blackey , Roberta (Jackes) Brooks, Paula Lee Jackes and Judith (Jackes) Wetherbee; seven grandchildren, Brian Jackes, Dennis Jackes, Katie Jackes, Tina Ryan, Renee Hegele, Randy Brooks and Dawn Brooks; seven great grandchildren; a brother, William Jackes, Jr.; two sisters, Annie (Jackes) Lorenzen and Mildred Jackes and four nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Jackes was predeceased by his wife, Kitty (Stefanopoulos) Jackes, a daughter, Sue Ellen Jackes, and a son, Stephen Allen Jackes.
There will be no calling hours.
A Graveside Service will be held on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the family lot in Park Cemetery, Tilton, N.H.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the NH Veterans Cemetery Assoc., Inc., PO Box 626,Concord, NH 03302-0626.

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 Friday, 18 July 2014 09:38

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Paul R. Lamere, 80

LACONIA — Paul Richard Lamere, 80, of 32 Stark Street, died at his home on Thursday, July 17, 2014 with his loving family at his side.
Paul was born August 19, 1933 in Laconia, the son of the late Lee W. and Mary (LaPlante) Lamere and was a lifelong resident of Laconia and had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a mason for forty-seven years and had been employed at BPS for over 30 years.
During his high school years at Laconia High School, he enjoyed baseball and was a member of the Lakers ice hockey team. He enjoyed candlepin bowling on the men's league and could be seen setting the pins at the old Tilton Bowling Alley, along the Winnipesaukee River. He was also a baseball coach for the Babe Ruth Baseball League – Pike's team- for over ten years. He enjoyed catching for the Laconia City Baseball Team and also for the Men's Softball League for many years and also enjoyed playing ping pong. He was one of the volunteers who built the concession/announcer's booth at the Colby Field.
Paul will be remembered for his quiet presence, good humor and authenticity.
Paul was a communicant of St. Joseph Church for his entire life and was a volunteer, from counting money to using his talent for Church repairs. He was a member of the Laconia Lodge of Elks No. 876, the American Legion Wilkins Smith Post #1, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Laconia Post #1670 and was also a member of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers.
Paul's family was most important to him. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Marilyn (Gilbert) Lamere of Laconia; three daughters, Donna Johnson and her husband, Buddy, of Sanbornton, Pam Mailloux and her husband, Jerry, and Linda Drouin and her husband, Pete, all of Laconia; three grandchildren, Joshua Groleau of Manchester, Kaylee Johnson of Sanbornton and Curtis Mailloux of Laconia; two brothers, Lee C. Lamere of Florida and Don Lamere of Merrimack; two sisters, Alice Lamere and Anne Lamere, both of Laconia; six nieces and one nephew. In addition to his parents, Paul was predeceased by a daughter, Lois, and by two brothers, Francis "Peanut" Lamere and Fred Lamere.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, July 21, 2014 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish at St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H.
Burial will follow in the family lot in St. Lambert Cemetery, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to St. Andre Bessette Parish, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, NH 03246 or to the Laconia Little League c/o Katie Reid, President, 20 Shane Way Unit #3, Laconia, NH 03246.
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 Friday, 18 July 2014 09:35

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Debra L. Smith, 51

MANCHESTER — Debra Lynn Smith, 51, of River Front Drive, formerly of Meredith, died July 16, 2014, at Boston Medical Center, Boston, as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

Born in Laconia, N.H. on July 24, 1962, Debra was the daughter of the late Joseph Michael and Cynthia (Nott) Pelczar.

Debra grew up in Meredith and graduated from Inter-Lakes High School, class of 1980. She also had attended Plymouth State College, in Plymouth, N.H.

Debra worked for a short time at the former Meredith Bank and Trust and for the Town of Meredith, in the tax department. For the past twenty-four years, Deb has been employed by Audley Construction, in Bow, as a bid coordinator.

Debra was predeceased by her finance, Richard "Dick" Frink, who died as a result of injuries in the same accident, and her father Joseph Michael Pelczar, who died in October of 2012.

Debra is survived by her mother, Cynthia N. Pelczar of Meredith, sisters, Wendy P. Bagley and her husband John, of Patricia A. Morrow and her husband Kevin, of Meredith, brother, Michael J. Pelczar an his companion Betsey Donavan, of Meredith, nieces, Braelynne Morrow, Charlotte Morrow, Jennifer Pelczar, aunts, uncles, cousins, and her dog, Ollie.

Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, Routes 3 and 104, Meredith, on Thursday, July 24, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 25, in the Oakland Cemetery, Meredith Center Road, Meredith. The Rev. Carol Snow Asher, pastor of the Center Harbor Congregational Church, will officiate.

In memory of Debra, please wear something pink to her services.

The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, in Meredith and Plymouth, are in charge of the arrangements. To sign Debra's Book of Memories, go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

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