BELMONT — Richard Michael Cooney, 70, of Belmont, N.H., formerly of Hampstead, N.H., passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Dick was born on October 8, 1944 in Little Falls, New York to Francis William and Felicia Marie (Buccafurno) Cooney.
Dick joined the U.S. Navy at age eighteen after graduating from Little Falls High School. In the Navy, he attended many technical schools culminating in skills as an electronics technician and as a nuclear reactor operator. Dick served for eleven years in the Navy, on board nuclear powered submarines and taught nuclear reactor operation at several military schools.
After his service years, Dick went to work for Yankee Atomic Electric Company in Rowe, Mass. Dick was transferred to the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant in Seabrook, N.H. in 1979, where he held various positions of responsibility including Assistant Station Director until his retirement in 1998. During this time, Dick acquired a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Franklin Pierce College, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Dick was also a member of Mensa.
Dick was a wonderful husband, father, brother, Poppa and friend to many. He was selfless and humble with a great sense of humor and much wisdom to share. He earned the respect and admiration of all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Mary Jane (Comai) Cooney; his daughters, Dawn Sherrer of Tucson, Arizona; Theresa Ross of San Diego, Laura Van Etten and her husband, Jonathan, of Meredith; Elizabeth Cooney of Waukesha, Wisconsin; and two grandsons, Samuel Richard Cooney of Meredith and Hendrix Eligio Dawson of Wisconsin; two granddaughters, Nichole Toledo of Utah and Melissa Sherrer of San Diego; and his brother William Cooney of Streamwood, Illinois.
Calling Hours will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance.
The service will be private at the family's request.
In lieu of flowers or donations, please "pay it forward" in Dick's memory. He would like that!
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Friday, 20 March 2015 06:37
Wilbur W. Ball Jr., 83
TILTON — Wilbur W. Ball Jr., 83, a longtime resident of Tilton died at his home, Tuesday, March 17, 2015, following a sudden illness.
He was born in Jefferson, Aug. 17, 1931, son of the late Wilbur W. Ball Sr. and Dorothy L. (Woodward) Ball.
Wilbur spent his youth and grew up in Lancaster. He had been a resident of Tilton for 60 years. He was employed for many years at the Laconia Needle Co. in Laconia until its closure and later retired, following several years as a truck driver for Pike Industries.
Wilbur was very involved with tractors and was a member of several tractor pulling clubs and associations. He and his wife were active members of the Southern Maine Tractor Club in Lebanon, Maine. Wilbur served with the Air Force from June 28, 1950, to Sept. 3, 1953, honorably discharged with the rank of Airman 3rd Class. He was a member of the American Legion Post 49 in Northfield.
Wilbur was predeceased by a son, David W. Ball; a daughter, Juanita M. Ball; and his wife, Marie (Ouellette) Ball who died in 2014.
His family includes his son, Ernest C. Ball of Northfield; grandchildren, Amy Davis of Franklin, Dawn Cloutier of Tilton, Lisa Neumen of Minnesota, Christine Butler of Indiana, Jonathan Baty of Minnesota, Michael Ball of Alton and Jessica Stanley of Belmont; great-grandchildren, Lindsey, Brenden, Kyle, Joshua, Mackenzie, Emily, Sam, Isaiah, Sarah, Natasha, Oliviah, Tabithah, Alyssa, Alexandra, Paige, and one on the way; his brother, Harlie E. Ball of Franklin; and sister, Clara May Gregory of Whitefield.
According to his wishes, there are no calling hours or local services planned. Burial will be later in the spring in the family lot in Guildhall, Vt.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Wilbur's name to the Southern Maine Tractor Club, c/o Roxanne Bumford, 88 Milton Mills Rd, Lebanon, ME
Arrangements are under the care of the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home in Tilton. For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2015 08:20
GILFORD — James Russell Beauchemin 65, of Briarcliff Road, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at Lakes Region General Hospital.
James was born March 31, 1949, in Lowell, Mass., the son of the late Russell and Helen (LaPointe) Beauchemin.
He was a mechanical draftsman for Lockheed Aircraft of Nashua for many years.
James loved woodworking and enjoyed organizing craft fairs.
James is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Ann Beauchemin of Gilford; two brothers, Thomas Beauchemin and his wife, Jan of Winnisquam and David Beauchemin of Chelmsford, Mass.; three sisters, Mary Ann Beauchemin of Wilmington, N.C., Nancy Beauchemin of Belmont and Joan Grumett and her husband, Paul of Amherst.
In addition to his parents he is predeceased by two brothers, Richard and Michael Beauchemin.
Services are not planned at this time.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Humane Society, 40 East Main St., #364-I Newark, DE 19711.
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 Thursday, 19 March 2015 08:19
MANCHESTER — Sandra L. Fogg, 67, died Monday, March 16, 2015, at Catholic Medical Center.
She was born in Laconia, the daughter of Charles and Charylne (DeCato) Fogg. She spent her youth in Bristol and teen years in Franklin. As an adult she worked for the Laconia Shoe Co. and Polyclad.
Sandra loved to spend time outdoors and especially in her gardens. She also enjoyed making and decorating cakes for family and friends.
Family members include four brothers, David Fogg of Hill and Florida, Gary Fogg of Laconia, and Kenny and Darryl Fogg, both of Sanbornton; three sisters, Sherry Downs of Franklin, and Gail Fogg and Kelley White, both of Bristol; nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Richard and Robert Fogg.
A graveside service will be held at Homeland Cemetery in the spring.
Arrangements are under the direction of Emmons Funeral Home of Bristol.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 March 2015 07:06