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Linda M. Masse, 58

LACONIA — Linda M. (Morgardo) Masse, of Laconia, N.H. and formerly of Plymouth, Mass. died on November 11th at Beth Israel – Boston at the age of 58. She is survived by her loving children Brendon Shurtleff, Bryan Shurtleff, Megan Masse and Jean Masse III all of Laconia, N.H. Daughter of Marilia (Corvelo) Morgardo of Kingston and the late George Morgardo, she also leaves her sister Joanne Mills of Kingston, her brothers George Morgardo of Townsend and Dennis Morgardo of Chula Vista, Calif. and one grandchild on the way.
Linda was born and raised in Plymouth, Mass. graduating from Plymouth-Carver High School and has lived in Laconia for 17 years. She enjoyed the ocean, painting, playing the piano and especially, spending time with her children and family.
Visiting hours will be held at the Richard Davis Funeral Home, 373 Court St (Rt 3A), N. Plymouth on Tuesday, November 18th from 6 to 8 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. An additional service will be held in Laconia, N.H. at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Linda Morgardo-Masse Children's Fund c/o Santander 4 North Street Plymouth, MA 02360.
On line condolences can be made at richarddavisfuneralhome.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Norman R. Daigle, Sr., 77

GILFORD – Norman R. Daigle Sr., 77, of Gilford, died Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia.

He was born on October 17, 1937 in Lowell, Mass., the son of Alfred and Adele (Prive) Daigle. Norman worked as a supervisor for Gen-Rad in Mass. He enjoyed woodworking, drawing and fishing. Norman was known as a master at tinkering.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Pearl (Moreau) Daigle of Gilford, one son, Norman Daigle, Jr. and his wife Carol of Gilford, one brother, Robert Daigle and his wife Olive of Florida, three grandchildren; Erica Duncan and her husband Thomas and Erica's mother, Janine Page, all of Laconia, Natasha (Furbish) McNutt and her husband Shane of Calif. and Seth Page of Laconia, two great grandchildren; Ayden Duncan and Addison Duncan, both of Laconia, several nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, two sisters-in-law, Priscille Grigg of Lowell, MA and Rhonda Gray of Dracut, MA., two brothers-in-law; Norman Moreau of Lowell, MA. and Richard Grigg of Lowell, Mass. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Alfred Daigle Jr.

Memorial calling hours will be held from 1PM to 3PM on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A memorial service will follow at 3PM, also at the funeral home.

Burial will be private.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Two Commerce Dr, Ste 110, Bedford, NH 03110

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.

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Richard A. Dearborn, 78

MEREDITH — Richard A. "Dick" Dearborn, 78, a longtime Meredith resident, business executive and founder of EPTAM Plastics, died at Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia on Sunday, November 9, 2014.
Mr. Dearborn was born February 10, 1936 in Laconia, N. H., the son of the late Fred and Antoinette (Lavallee) Dearborn.
After four years in the Air Force, Dick began his career with Insulfab Plastics in 1962. He eventually took over, and then turned around their Watertown, Mass. facility. In 1982 Dick and his wife Bonnie started EPTAM. They worked out of a storefront in Franklin, N.H. Through hard work, grit and a vision he built EPTAM into the largest plastic fabricator in the country. Dick was more than an owner, he was a family man and cared for his employees as if they were his own family. Dick often commented on how lucky he was to have such a great team family at EPTAM.
Dick was one of those individuals who lived life to the fullest. Dick was positive, fun loving and generous. He never met a stranger, and if he did, that person certainly wasn't a stranger for long; he was interested in everyone. He had the ability to make people feel good just in talking with him.
Dick valued hard work no matter the job and never put himself above others. He was a major supporter of education, the trades, manufacturing and The Hout Technical Center, Laconia. In 2013 Dick, along with EPTAM, sponsored the new Science Labs at Laconia High School, thus named - The Richard A. Dearborn Science Center.
Dick was proud of his roots growing up in the Weirs. He understood the value of local manufacturing and machining often commenting about the talent within the Lakes Region. His goal had always been to build a world class manufacturing facility here in New Hampshire and competing around the world.
Dick was well known for his love of his cars, his pipe and drink in hand, his New England Sports teams, TOGA Group, playing Liar's Poker and his Community Support.
Survivors include three daughters, Kelli Dearborn of Gilford, Dori Dearborn of Meredith and Hali Dearborn and her husband, James Caldwell, of Belmont; four grandchildren, Christine Rivers of Brandon, Vt., Jennifer Higgins of Roseville Calif. and Drew Fay and Erin Fay both of Meredith; a brother and sister-in-law, James and Brenda Dearborn, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Dearborn was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth "Bonnie" J. (James) Dearborn, in 2010 and by two brothers, Paul Dearborn in 2000 and Robert Dearborn in 1996.
There will be no calling hours.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Conference Center at the Lake Opechee Inn & Spa, using the Opechee Room, 62 Doris Ray Court, Laconia, N.H. on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 1 p.m.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Genesis Behavioral Health, 111 Church Street, Laconia, NH 03246 or to the Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, 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.

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Stuart A. Nelson, Jr., 88

LACONIA — Stuart Arthur Nelson, Jr., 88, of 714 Darby Drive, died at the St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on Sunday, November 9, 2014. Stu was born April 7, 1926 in Boston, Mass., the son of the late Stuart A. and Isabel R. (Winters) Nelson.
Stu served in the U. S. Navy during WWII from 1944-1946. He resided in Squantum, Mass. for sixty-one years before moving to Laconia in 2000. He had been employed as a Physical Education Teacher, assistant sailing master and the women's sailing coach for thirty-eight years at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass.
Stu was a member of the Congregational Church of Laconia. He was Past Graduate Treasurer of the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Assn., 2004 Recipient of the Intercollegiate Sailing Assn. of North America, Hall of Fame, and was past Commodore of the New England Ice Yacht Assn. in 1973. In 1981, he was Past Master of Richard C. Maclaurin Lodge AF&AM at MIT, Cambridge, Mass. and in 1984 he was Past Master of the Seventh Lodge of Instruction, Cambridge, Mass. He was Past District Deputy Grand Marshal, Richard C. Maclaurin Lodge, MIT, Cambridge, Mass. and was a member of Mount Lebanon Lodge No. 32 F & AM of Laconia.
Stu was a volunteer for Lakes Region General Hospital, Courtesy Cart Program and was a volunteer for the Belknap Mill Spring School Program.
Stu loved being with his grandchildren and sailing on hard or soft water.
Survivors include his wife, Judith Ann (Greenhalgh) Nelson, of Laconia; two sons, Jeffrey Stuart Nelson and Karl Alfred Nelson, both of Martha's Vineyard, Mass.; a daughter, Nina Linnea Garvin, of Martha's Vineyard, Mass., six grandchildren, Jessica Jean Garvin, Linnea Isabel Garvin, Elin Ruth Nelson, Niole Frances Nelson, Anders Abrahamson Nelson and Britta Dahl Nelson; a sister, Lorraine Daniels, of Squantum, Mass. and one nephew, Marc Nelson Hanover, of Martha's Vineyard, Mass. In addition to his parents, Mr. Nelson was predeceased by his first wife, Ruth Caroline Nelson and a sister, Barbara Ann Hanover.
There will be no calling hours.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Laconia Congregational Church, 69 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. Rev. Dr. Warren H. Bouton, Pastor of the Church, will officiate.
Burial will be at a later date in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, Mass.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the St. Francis Home & Rehabilitation Center Activities Fund, 406 Court Street, Laconia, NH 03246 or to the Laconia Congregational Church, Dorcas Fund, 18 Veterans Square, Laconia, N. H. 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 Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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