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Patricia D. Perry, 76

GILFORD — Patricia Dunlap Perry, 76, of Gilford, N.H. and Stratford, Conn. died on July 11, 2014 after a courageous struggle with ALS. Pat was born in Laconia, N.H. on February 19, 1938, the daughter of Kenneth Robert and Yvonne (Lesieur) Dunlap. She was raised in Laconia and graduated from Laconia High School in 1956. She moved to Connecticut where she raised her family and spent 25 years before moving back to Gilford, N.H. in 1988. Pat was an outgoing people person. Her jobs were always selected with the focus on engaging with as many people as possible as demonstrated in her choice of retail and service jobs over the years, with the one exception being Annalee, where she positioned dolls for more than 12 years. Most recently, she worked at Wendy's in Gilford where she loved to bake cakes and pies to celebrate the birthdays of all her coworkers. Pat loved to travel and created many wonderful memories with her daughter and son-in-law in Bermuda, St. Thomas and Maine, and with her siblings in Las Vegas. She will always be remembered for her extraordinary love, generosity and thoughtfulness.

Pat is survived by her two daughters and son-in-law, Stephanie Peterson of Monroe, Conn. and Steven and Sandra Zalik of Stratford, Conn.; two sons, Scott Perry and his wife, Robyn, of Shaftsbury, Vt. and James Perry III of Monroe, Conn.; two sisters, Jane Campbell of Arlington, Tex. and Sue Watson of Dayton, Ohio; two brothers, Skip Dunlap of Laconia and James Dunlap and his wife, Robyn, also of Laconia, as well as her sister-in-law, Bernice Dunlap, and her former husband, James Perry; 6 grandchildren, Jillian Savage and her husband, Jeremy, Jessica Peterson, Ethan and Maya Perry and Gene and Michael Perry; one great grandchild, Hailey Rosado; 8 nieces and nephews, Robin Leming, JoLynn Dobie and her husband Craig, Tod Chapman and his wife, Penny, Greg Chapman and his wife, Barbi, Benjamin Dunlap, Brande Watson, Ryan Dunlap and Thomas Dunlap and several great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Kenneth and Yvonne Dunlap.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, July 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 Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish at Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, N.H.

Burial will follow in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia, N.H.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ALS Association, 1275 K Street, NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20005 or online at alsa.org/donate.

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 Tuesday, 15 July 2014 09:03

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Warren E. 'Pete' Levy, 90

LACONIA — Warren E. "Pete" Levy, 90, of Laconia, entered into eternal life on Monday, July 14, 2014, at Golden View Health Care Center, Meredith. He was predeceased by his mother, Sophie B. Sirois, his father, Alexander O. Levy, Sr., his sister, Mary E. Sanders, and his wife, Mabel K. Levy. He was also predeceased by his first wife, Isabella E. Levy.

Warren was born on February 20, 1924 in New York City, N.Y., and lived there before moving to N.J. in 1940. He was employed as a Communications Management Specialist by the US Army Communications Systems Agency at Fort Monmouth, N.J., and travelled to Japan, Korea, Germany, and Panama, and many sites within the United States on assignments for the Army. Warren received numerous awards and recognition for innovative solutions and outstanding performance during his 30 year career. He retired in 1980 and moved from N.J. to Laconia that same year.

"Pete" was best known for his accordion playing and he enjoyed performing and making people happy through music. His first instrument was the harmonica that his mother taught him to play. He purchased his first accordion in January of 1940, shortly before his 16th birthday. Pete never read music; his talent was playing "by ear". Once he heard a song, he could replicate it after a few tries. Over his lifetime, Pete delighted in playing his vast repertoire of tunes for family and friends.

After meeting his dear friend Ginny, Pete became an active member of Our Lady of the Lakes Church and was made an honorary member of the Ladies Guild there. He eagerly participated in every activity; he could be seen helping at Christmas bazaars, bake sales, and spaghetti suppers. Pete was also a volunteer at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul food pantry for many years.

Surviving are his loving daughters, Bridget Trapanese of New Monmouth, N.J. and Theresa Levy of Middletown, N.J.; his grandson, Gregory Trapanese, also of New Monmouth, N.J.; his beloved companion and dear friend, Virginia Mc Dermott, and Virginia's son, Donald. He also is survived by his brother, Alexander O. Levy, Jr., of Meredith; his sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Frank Harwood, of Middletown, N.J.; several nieces and nephews and many friends.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 18, 2014 in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, N.H.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Saint Andre Bessette Parish - Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, N.H.

A private interment will be at Fairview Cemetery, Middletown, N.J.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 Main 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 Wednesday, 16 July 2014 08:01

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Albert V. Bratt, Jr., 91

CENTER HARBOR — Albert V. Bratt, Jr., 91, of Lake City, Fla. and Center Harbor, passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at his home in Lake City, Fla. after a battle with lung cancer. He was raised in Wellesley Farms, Mass., spending summers his summers in Center Harbor.

During his high school years he attended the Cambridge School, in Weston, Mass. In February 1943, he enlisted with the Army Air Force while a sophomore at the University of New Hampshire. He trained to be a fighter pilot and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant, in March 1944. He then went overseas, joining the 79th Fighter Group operating in the Mediterranean Theatre, flying P-47 Thunderbolts. On his 40th combat mission he was shot down over Yugoslavia by ground fire, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, and spent the last 4 months of WWII as a POW.

In the fall of 1945 he entered Purdue University, graduating in 1948 with a B.S. degree in Air Transportation. It was there that he met and subsequently married his wife Betty, a union which has lasted for 66 years.

Upon graduation he went to work at Logan International Airport, in Boston, holding various management positions until his retirement in 1987 as the Asst. Director of Aviation. He also continued to serve in the Air Force until 1966, retiring with the rank of Lt. Colonel.

In 1997, after living for three years in Wellesley Farms, 7 years in Norwood, and 39 years, in Lynnfield, Mass., he and his wife moved to Cannon Creek Airpark, in Lake City, Fla., but they continued to spend their summers together in Center Harbor.

Albert is survived by his wife Betty (Smith) Bratt, of Lake City, Fla.; his son, Steve Bratt and his wife Carol, of Lynnfield, Mass.; his four daughters, Paula Prucknicki and her husband John, of Danvers, Mass., Donna Sawyer and her husband Dan, Carol Crowley, of Scottsville, Va., Teresa Stapleton and husband Joe, of N. Easton, Mass.; Albert is also survived by his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at noon in the Center Harbor Memorial Park. Rev. Carol Asher, pastor of the Center Harbor Congregational Church will officiate. A reception will follow in the Carriage House at Church Landing, in Meredith, all family and friends are welcome.

Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are assisting the family with the arrangements. For Albert's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Carll K. Tracy, 86

LACONIA — Carll Knapp Tracy, age 86, of Laconia, NH passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 22, 2014. Born in St. Petersburg, Fla. on February 18, 1928, the son of Crete(Carll) and Leighton Goodwin Tracy, Carll grew-up in Pelham Manor, N.Y. He attended Pelham High School and graduated from Dartmouth College ('49) and the Tuck School of Business ('50). Carll remained actively involved with Dartmouth and had been the secretary of his class for many years.

Carll had a fulfilling and successful career as a financial executive for several international corporations including Gulf Oil, H.H. Robertson, Erie Forge and Steel (formerly National Forge), and the WPP Group (formerly Ted Bates Advertising). A resident of Lakes Region for over 45 years, Carll was an avid skier and tennis player. In the summers, he loved cruising his much-loved Lake Winnipesauke with friends and family. Married for over 65 years, he is survived by his wife Barbara (Gleason); his sister Gloria Cassaboon; his six children: Lynde Ryan, Scott Tracy, Gayle Ashtiani, Jon Tracy, Brett Tracy and Jill T. d'Arbeloff; thirteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. In memory of Carll, a celebration of his life is planned for family and friends on Saturday, July 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the home of Lynde (Tracy) and Kevin Ryan, 280 Woodlands Road, Alton Bay, N.H.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Carll's memory to the Dartmouth College Fund, a financial aid fund for undergraduate students. Please send your gift to the Dartmouth College Fund, Dartmouth College, 6066 Development Office, Hanover, NH 03755-4400. Online This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014 07:57

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