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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

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Robert E. 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 (Kula) 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 Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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John H. Petersen, 90

MOULTONBOROUGH — John Harold Petersen, 90, of 57 Cooks Point Road, passed away, after a courageous, five-month battle with multiple myeloma, on Monday, July 14, 2014 while in Hospice Care at his home.
Mr. Petersen was born January 22, 1924 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the youngest of four children born to Norwegian immigrant parents, Hans and Marie (Windsand) Petersen. He resided in Moultonborough, N.H. for forty-five years and was a "Sno-Bird" for the last twenty-four years, spending winters in Destin, Florida.
After graduating high school, Mr. Petersen attended Marquette University, graduating in 1945 from the R.O.T.C. program with a Civil Engineering Degree. 
 Mr. Petersen served in the U. S. Navy for twenty-six years, retiring as a Commander. His duty stations were worldwide, including Alaska, Nevada, Philippines, California and Japan.
Mr. Petersen was a civil engineer and had been employed by the State of New Hampshire, Department of Transportation, Bridge Maintenance for fourteen years, retiring in 1984.
Mr. Petersen was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Society of American Military Engineers. He was also a member of the Moultonborough United Methodist Church and an active member of the Walton County Sno-Bird Club.
Mr. Petersen was an avid golfer and enjoyed golf as his main recreational outlet. He started playing at age 12 while working as a caddie in suburban Milwaukee. He continued the game all of his life, playing his last round of golf at age 89 in Destin, Florida.
Mr. Petersen met his wife, "Ellie", of Laconia, who was also a young naval officer, while the two of them were stationed in New Orleans, Louisiana. They were married there in 1950.
Survivors include two sons, William F. Petersen and his wife, Karen, of Belmont, N.H. and Thomas H. Petersen and his wife, Cheryl, of Mammoth Lakes, California; a daughter, Margaret Reel, and her husband, Clint, of Charlotte, N.C.; two grandsons, Lee Petersen and his wife, Christine, and Carl Petersen and his girlfriend, Megan Tomlin, all of Belmont, N.H.; one granddaughter, Julia Olson, and her husband, Shaun, of Charlotte, N.C. and a sister-in-law, Susan Rexford, of Fairfield, California. In addition to his parents, Mr. Petersen was predeceased by his wife of forty-six years, Elenor (Minkler) Petersen, on April 14, 1996, two brothers, Marcel Petersen and Robert Petersen, a sister, Margaret Aulik Petersen and a sister-in-law, Doris Pare.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, July 20, 2014 from 2 to 4 p.m.

in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Funeral Service will be held at the Moultonborough United Methodist Church, 1018 Whittier Highway, Moultonborough, N.H. on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 11 a.m. Rev. Paul O'Neil, Pastor of the Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the family lot in Holland Hill Cemetery, Route 109, Moultonborough, N.H.
The family would like to thank Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice for accepting him into their program and caring for him for thirteen weeks.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations 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 Wednesday, 16 July 2014 07:59

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