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John R. O'Shea, 85

LACONIA — John R. O'Shea, 85, of 19 Peter Court, died at his home on Monday, January 13, 2014.
John was born October 5, 1928 in Hanover, the son of the late Arthur D. and Christina (Pllu) O'Shea. He was a longtime resident of Laconia and was a communicant of St. Joseph Church. He served in the U. S. Navy during WWII and also served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War.
John had been employed at Bergen-Paterson for twenty-eight years before retiring in 1983. He loved the quality time he spent with his wife and found great comfort in doing projects around the house. They enjoyed venturing down back roads along the countryside and taking drives along the coast. He loved to build stone walls with the rocks that they would find on the many traveled roads that they took. He loved his family and enjoyed watching his grandchildren grow.
Survivors include his beloved wife of fifty-eight years, Jacqueline R. (Theberge) O'Shea, of Laconia; four daughters, Tina Cullen and her boyfriend, Michael Blanchard, of Laconia, Doris Fugere of Laconia, Carol Drouin and her husband, Wayne, of Belmont, Donna Leighton and her husband, Alan, of Laconia ; eight grandchildren, Matt Cullen, Craig Cullen, Tom Drouin, Lisa Drouin, Matt Cullen, Craig Cullen, Chris Leighton, Randy Leighton, Shawn Leighton and Jennifer Smith and fourteen great grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
Burial, with military honors, will be held at a later date at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to 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.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 January 2014 10:13

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Rita A. Pelchat, 88

LACONIA — Rita A. Pelchat, 88, formerly of 20 Dell Avenue, Lakeport died at the Laconia Rehabilitation Center on Thursday, January 9, 2014.
Rita was born July 25, 1925 in Laconia, the daughter of Cyprien J. and Emilia A. (Lavatue) Pelchat. She was a lifelong resident of Laconia and was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church.
Rita had been employed as a secretary at Scott & Williams for several years.
Survivors include a sister, Theresa Fitts , of Meredith and several nephews and nieces. In addition to her parents, Rita was predeceased by two brothers, Gerard Pelchat and Robert Pelchat and a sister, Doris McCormack.
There will be no calling hours.
A Graveside Service will be held in the spring at the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
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 Monday, 13 January 2014 10:11

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Armand 'Pappy' Laramie, 75

BELMONT — Armand "Pappy" C. Laramie, 75, of 18 Mountain View Terrace, died in the very early morning hours on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia, his children at his side.

Pappy was born Feb. 17, 1938, in Laconia, the son of the late Phylis E. (Burke) and Armand J. Laramie and was a longtime resident of Laconia. He served in the Army from 1959-1960. He had been employed at Cote Brothers and J.J. Nissen for more than 40 years, where he retired.

Pappy was a former baseball coach for the Laconia Babe Ruth Baseball League.

In his younger days he played golf and participated in candlepin bowling, where he was one of the best in the state. He enjoyed watching all sports on television, but was especially a huge Boston sports fan. Later in life he enjoyed trips to the casinos and the ocean, going out to eat and faithfully played the lottery.

For those who knew him, he will be remembered most for the devoted husband and father that he was.

Survivors include his wife, Linda A. (Reese) Laramie, of Belmont; a daughter, Kelly Laramie, and her partner in life, Eric Saunders, of Laconia; a son, Mark Laramie, and his companion, Joanne Beaune, of Belmont; the mother of his children, Jeannette (Guay) VanHagen, of Belmont; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Ron and Linda Laramie, Mike and Sue Laramie and Norman and Amanda Laramie, all of Laconia; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Nerada and Donald Prescott of Meredith, Sherry and Tim Pickel of Meredith, Barbara and Bill MacDonald of Ashland, and Gail and Gary Lindholm of Havelock, N.C., and many nephews and nieces.

Pappy was predeceased by his parents and his beloved cat, Fritz.

There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at 10 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish at St. Joseph Church, 30 Church St., Laconia. Burial will follow in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield St., Laconia.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Armand J. Laramie Babe Ruth Baseball League, PO Box 1444 Laconia, NH 03247-1444.

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 on line memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 January 2014 10:09

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Edna M. Tyrrell, 76

BRIDGEWATER/PLYMOUTH — Edna May Tyrrell, 76, born April 4, 1937, to Laura and Marvin Brown of Ashland, New Hampshire, passed away at Laconia Genesis Health Care, on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 after a lengthy illness.

Edna was one of twelve children. She married Bill Neil who passed away suddenly, and in 1970 she married Wayne L. Tyrrell, of Bridgewater. They have one daughter Jaclyn A. Tyrrell who still lives in New Hampshire.

At the age of fifty, after a long career in the manufacturing industry, Edna went back to school to become a nurse and spent a decade working in the home hospice field where she was a gentle angel bringing comfort and easing pain wherever she went. After her career in nursing she retired to the family's home in Bridgewater, New Hampshire.

She was a devoted wife, beloved mother and cherished sister whose motto was "Family First, Last and Always". Her goals in life always seemed to be to help others, bring a smile out of tears and do her small part to make the world a better place for all those she met. This tender soul who was always ready with a kind or encouraging word or a warm smile and a big hug will be greatly missed by all those who were blessed to know her.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 13, 2014 at Mayhew Funeral Home (12 Langdon St.), Plymouth at 11 a.m. Rev. Grace Pritchard Burson, rector of the Church of the Holy Spirit, in Plymouth will officiate. Interment will be held in the spring and will be private.

Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Edna's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014 06:20

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