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Earl F. LeClair Jr., 72

LACONIA — Earl F. LeClair Jr., 72, of Laconia, passed away, Sept. 4, 2014, at his home under the care of his loved ones. He had courageously battled brain cancer for the previous eight months.

Earl was born in Franklin on Oct. 2, 1941, son of the late, Earl F. LeClair Sr. and Susan (Fanning) LeClair. Earl, also known as "Sonny" grew
up in Franklin where he attended schools, graduating from Franklin High School in 1960.
Earl remained in New Hampshire for most of his life, having most recently resided in Laconia.

He served his country in the Army from 1963 to 1966 during the Vietnam War.

He retired in 2009 after working for many years in freight forwarding out of Logan Airport.

He will be remembered for his charm, quick wit and love for anything outdoors.

In additon to his parents, Earl was predeceased by a daughter, Ann-Marie LeClair.
He leaves, his wife, Vicki (Curliss) LeClair of Laconia; his children, Geoff LeClair of Yazoo, Miss., Elizabeth Cantrall of New Durham, Keren LeClair-Green of Los Angeles, Ashley Canizales and Kelly Canizales, both of Florida; grandchildren, Amanda and Kevon LeClair, Taylor and Jake Cantrall, and Nye, Rhys, Shay and Maeve Green; his sister, Almena Bernier and her husband, Claude, of Franklin; his niece, Leisha (Roy) Havey and her husband, Tom, of Franklin; his nephew, David Roy of Conway; three grandnieces.

He also leaves his companion and good canine friend, Amber, whom he rescued through Puppy Angels.

At Earl's request, there are no public calling hours or services planned. A private gathering and remembrance will be held, and following, Earl's cremains will be scattered in his favorite fishing spot.

The William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home of Tilton is assisting Earl's family. For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com


Last Updated on Monday, 08 September 2014 09:06

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Arthur H. Scott, Jr., 84

BELMONT — Arthur Henry Scott, Jr., 84, died at his home on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

Mr. Scott was born July 19, 1930 in Fort Totten, Queens, New York, the son of the late Arthur H. and Isabel Elizabeth (Bidwell) Scott.

Mr. Scott served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1951-1953 and resided in New York for many years before moving to Belmont forty-two years ago. He had been employed by Genesis Eldercare for thirteen years before retiring.

Mr. Scott was a communicant of St. Joseph Parish in Belmont. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Laconia Post #1670.

Mr. Scott is survived by his wife, Frances M. Scott, of fifty-seven years; two sons, Richard and Vincent Scott, both of Belmont; one daughter-in-law; four grandchildren; several great grandchildren; a sister, Loretta Sperin, of Huntington, New York; ten nieces and nephews; several great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Scott was predeceased by two brothers; Franklin D. Scott Sr. and Robert N. Scott.

A private family burial will be held on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, N.H.

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, 05 September 2014 08:35

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Pauline A. Thompson, 80

LACONIA — Pauline Aurore (Rivert) Thompson, of Saint Francis Apartment, Laconia, NH passed away on September 2, 2014. Pauline was born on February 17, 1934, in Manchester, N.H., where she grew up. Pauline graduated from Villa Augustina School in Goffstown, N.H.

Prior to living at Saint Francis, Pauline enjoyed 15 years of life in The Villages of Florida line dancing, playing cribbage, watching plays and enjoying friends, family and her pet, Nitro. Prior to living in The Villages, Pauline lived on Lake Winnisquam with her husband Kenneth O. Thompson, Jr., who pre-deceased her, where they enjoyed living life to the fullest, swimming, boating, snowmobiling and spending time with family and grandchildren.

Pauline is survived by Three sons; Michael Bedard and his wife Karen of Hopkinton, N.H., William Bedard and his wife Julie of Laconia, N.H., and Mark Thompson and his wife Suzanne of Gilford, N.H., Eight grandchildren Hubey Thompson and his wife Carie of Penacook, N.H., Jamie Gallagher of Gilford, N.H., Ryan Bedard and his wife Christine of Sanborton, N.H., Kerry Aramini and her husband Tim of Manchester N.H., BJ Bedard and his wife Katie of Franklin, N.H., Becky Brawner of Rockledge Florida, Christine Pratt and her husband Kevin of Belmont, N.H., Kevin Bedard of Pembroke, N.H., Kenith O. Thompson III of Bridgewater N.H. and Ryan Fucella of Framingham, Massachusetts, Six great-grandchildren Alexis, Brookie, Brody, Kayla, Branon, Daylon, Mackenzie, Aullie and two on the way, one sister Janice Peringer and her husband John of Winter Haven, Florida and three step daughters Barbara Ann Boyd and her husband Marty of Loudon, N.H. at their children, Susan Belasik and her husband Ron of Londonderry, N.H. and their children and Deborah Thompson of Raymond, N.H.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her sister, Carol Lemay and step-son, Kenneth A. Thompson.

Calling hours are 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, September 7, 2014, at Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H., using the Carriage House entrance. A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Pauline's life will be held Monday, September 8, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish - Saint Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H. Burial will follow in the family lot at Bayside Cemetery, Laconia, N.H.

In Lieu of flowers please make a donation in memory of Pauline Thompson to St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center – Recreation Fund, 406 Court St, 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 Thursday, 04 September 2014 07:33

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Aniello A. 'Al' Trotta, 86

MEREDITH — Aniello A. "Al" Trotta, of Meredith, N.H., formerly of Stoneham, Mass., passed away on Wednesday, August 27 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose, Mass. He was 86 years old. He was a warm and caring son, husband, father and grandfather, and loved spending time with his family.
He will be missed by lots of friends also.
He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Malden, Mass. for years. He was an avid car enthusiast, and owned 121 cars in his lifetime. He had eight children, 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He enjoyed an active life and enjoyed living in Meredith for the past 15 years, and enjoyed boating. He was predeceased by his wife Margaret and his son Neil. He will be sorely missed by all that knew him.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2014 07:27

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