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Ronald Nartiff, 61

Ronald Nartiff, 61

GILFORD — Ronald Mark Nartiff, 61, of 66 Yasmin Drive, passed away unexpectedly in his home in Gilford on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014.

Mr. Nartiff was born Sept. 18, 1952, in Methuen, Mass., the son of Stanley and Claire (Duffy) Nartiff. He resided in Lawrence and was a member of the graduating class of 1971 at Lawrence High School. He moved to Gilford 27 years ago and had been employed at Raytheon for the past 40 years.

Ronnie loved his family and friends and was always prepared to act when people needed his help. One unique aspect of Ronnie's personality was his playful demeanor. Ronnie was always joking with both adults and children alike. Nothing brought him more satisfaction than seeing those around him overcome with laughter. His family and friends have many cherished memories shared with him boating on Lake Winnipesaukee and spending time at the beach.

Ronnie enjoyed hosting parties with his wife Sharon. Ronnie, a grill master, made sure that not a single person went home hungry. In his spare time he went fishing, explored nature, and took trips to the ocean with his loved ones. He was an avid sports fan and would watch the New England Patriots on Sundays with his son. Ronnie's loved ones remember him for his undying will to improve and brighten the lives of everyone he met.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Sharon Marie (Ouellette) Nartiff, of Gilford; his son, Sean Mark Nartiff, of Gilford; his daughter, Amanda "Mandy" McGourty, and her husband, Lawrence Joseph McGourty, of Tuftonboro; his mother, Claire (Duffy) Nartiff, of Methuen, Mass.; two brothers, Stanley Nartiff Jr. and Paul Nartiff both of Methuen, Mass.; three sisters, Linda Connors of Windham, Mary MacDonald of Dracut, Mass., and Pamela Stanwood of Fremont; seven nieces and seven nephews, as well as many beloved in-laws and friends.

He was predeceased by his father, Stanley Nartiff Sr.; and a brother, Michael Nartiff.

Ronnie was looking forward to becoming a grandfather in December.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia. A funeral service will follow the calling hours at 4 p.m., also at the funeral home.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, PO Box 6123, Laconia, NH, 03247-6123.

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 Friday, 15 August 2014 08:00

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Paul L. Normandin, 83

LACONIA — Atty. Paul Leo Normandin, 83, of Laconia died on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at his summer camp on Lake Winnisquam.
Paul was born January 13, 1931 in Laconia, N.H., the son of the late Fortunat E. and Susie J. (Seymour) Normandin. He graduated from Tilton School, the University of New Hampshire, and from Boston University Law School. Paul enlisted in the New Hampshire National Guard as a private, became a State Judge Advocate, and retired at the rank of Captain.
Paul was admitted to the New Hampshire Bar in 1955. After serving as Assistant U. S. Attorney, he joined his father, Atty. F. E. Normandin, and his cousins at the Normandin, Cheney & O'Neil law firm. Over the course of his fifty years as a N.H. Bar Association member, he had an active trial law and probate practice. He retired as the Senior Partner of NCO and was an honorary inactive member of the New Hampshire Bar at the time of his death.
Paul was an Elected Delegate for John F. Kennedy at the Democratic National Convention in 1960. He was appointed by President Kennedy as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire and served from 1961-1965. He was elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives for two terms, was a former member of the Laconia City Council and served as a member and Chairman of the Laconia Fire Commission.
Paul was a Corporator and Trustee of the Laconia Savings Bank and served seventeen years as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. At the time of his death, he was a Senior Director of Bank of New Hampshire and an Honorary Trustee of LSB Financial.
Paul was a former Director of the Citizen Publishing Company, past Chairman of the Gunstock Area Commission, former Trustee of the Lakes Region General Hospital, past President of the Lakes Region Family Services, past member of the Taylor Community Board of Directors, and past President of the Lakes Region Scholarship Fund. He was co-founder and former Trustee of the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm located in Tamworth, N.H. and a past President of the Laconia Historical & Museum Society.
Paul was involved in many service organizations including the Citizen Santa Fund Trust, the Knights of Columbus, and served over 35 years with the Laconia Kiwanis Club. In 1992, he was the recipient of the Jim Irwin Community Recognition Service Award. Paul was a communicant of St. Joseph Church, past President of St. Joseph's Parish Council and a founding member of the Holy Trinity Endowment Trust Fund Board. Paul enjoyed running, skiing, boating, reading and was well known for his practical jokes.

Paul is survived by his wife of 22 years, Linda (Drake) Normandin, of Laconia; his son, Frank E. Normandin, and his wife, Kris, of Wayland Mass.; three daughters, Judith A. Normandin and her husband, Robert Bernardin of North Andover Mass., Susan J. Godbout and her husband, Norman, of Gilford N.H. and Jean E. Masterson and her husband Brian of Norfolk Va.; seven grandchildren, Andrew Bernardin, Kim Bernardin, Blake Normandin, Kate Normandin, Joseph Masterson, Benjamin Masterson and Annie Masterson; a sister-in-law, Helen "Pat" Normandin; two nieces and one nephew. In addition to his parents, Paul was predeceased by his first wife, Ann (Dunleavy) Normandin, his brother, Robert Normandin, and his sister, Margaret E. Normandin.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, August 17, 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 Monday, August 18, 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. John's Cemetery, Tilton, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Normandin Family Scholarship c/o Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 7312, Gilford, N.H. 03247, the Holy Trinity Endowment Fund, 50 Church Street or to the Laconia Historical and Museum Society, PO Box 1126, Laconia, NH 03247.
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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Wendy S. Lauder, 45

PORTSMOUTH — Wendy S. (Gove) Lauder, 45, of 555 Sagamore Avenue, passed away unexpectedly, at her home, on August 11, 2014.
Wendy was born July 6, 1969 in Laconia, N.H., the daughter of Richard C. and Susan J. (Mountfort) Gove. She was raised in Belmont and graduated from Belmont High School in 1987. She resided in Exeter for several years before moving to Portsmouth three years ago. She had been employed at Portsmouth Hospital for the past three years.
Survivors include her father, Richard C. Gove, of Florida; two sisters, Kelly (Gove) Foster and fiancé, Christopher Gagnon of Salem and Trudy (Harper) Kenny and husband, Kevin Kenny of Tilton; two stepsisters, Robin (Fortin) Moyer of Belmont and Jennifer (Fortin) Lacey of Belmont; as well as two nieces and two nephews. Wendy was predeceased by her mother, Susan J. Fortin, in 1997.
A Memorial Calling Hour will be held on Monday, August 18, 2014 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
Following the calling hour, a Memorial Service will be held at 5 p.m. also at the Funeral Home.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247. ( Wendy was an avid animal lover.)
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 Thursday, 14 August 2014 08:32

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Fred O. 'Bud' Wheeler, Jr., 61

BELMONT — Fred O. "Bud" Wheeler Jr., 61, of Belmont, died Monday, August 11, 2014 at Lakes Region General Hospital.

He was born on August 16, 1952 in Laconia, the son of Fred O. and Barbara (Dow) Wheeler. Fred was a 1970 graduate of Laconia High School. Fred was a licensed Land Surveyor, working as the owner and operator of Wheeler Surveying and Mapping for over 25 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved the outdoors. He also enjoyed gardening and landscaping.

In addition to his father of Belmont, he is survived by his wife of 37 years, Nikki J. (Guarino) Wheeler of Belmont, one sister, Janice Wheeler of Meredith, his mother and father in law; Sally Ann and Lionel Paradise of Gilford, his brother in law and sister in law, Donald and Sandi Guarino of Gilmanton, his nieces and nephews; Corey Wheeler, Christopher Curley, Matthew Bull, Amy Dobbins, Justin Guarino and Megan Guarino. In addition to his mother, Bud was predeceased by his sister, Cathy Bull and a brother-in-law, John L. Paradise.

At Fred's request, there will be no calling hours and funeral services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the John L. Paradise Memorial Scholarship Fund, 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, 31 December 1969 07:00

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