CENTER BARNSTEAD — Mr. Russell R. Sargent, Sr., 79, of North Road, died Thursday, February 19, 2015, at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia after a lengthy illness.
Born in Pittsfield on October 6, 1935, Russell was the son of the late Charles and Selma (Moody) Sargent. He was raised in Pittsfield and spent more than 60 years in that community before moving to Center Barnstead 10 years ago.
He was self-employed as a logger, sawyer, and equipment operator. He also worked for Yeaton Sawmill, logging with horses, and for Royce Auto as a mechanic and gas station attendant.
Mr. Sargent was an avid hunter and a talented carpenter and woodworker. He ranged from building houses and furniture to detailed finish work.
He was the widower of Jo-Anne (Mayotte) Sargent, who died in 2012 and to whom he had been married 55 years. He was also predeceased by 6 siblings, his twin Roy Sargent, Leon Sargent, Charles Sargent, Madeleine Foss, Caroline Robinson, and Maxine Grant.
He is survived by 6 children, Debra Morin of Northfield, Dolores Batchelder of Meredith, Russell Sargent, Jr. of Holderness, Donna Sargent of Allenstown, and Jay Sargent and Samuel Sargent, both of Center Barnstead; 13 grandchildren and many great grandchildren; a sister, Esther Rhuland of S.C.; a brother, Lonnie Sargent of Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.
All are invited to a celebration of Russell's life on Thursday, February 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Still Oaks Funeral & Memorial Home, 1217 Suncook Valley Hwy. in Epsom. Spring burial will take place in Floral Park Cemetery in Pittsfield.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations should be made to the Alzheimer's Association Massachusetts/New Hampshire, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.
An on-line guestbook is available at stilloaks.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 February 2015 08:16
LACONIA — Thomas H. Kilgellon, 61, went home to be with the Lord, with his loving wife by his side on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at Lakes Region General Hospital.
Thomas was born in Dania Beach, Fla., on Sept. 2, 1953, the son of Thomas E. and Helena (Thaler) Kilgellon. He had been a resident of Laconia since 1985. For a born-and-bred Floridian, he certainly made New Hampshire his home.
Thomas was a painter in his younger years.
All of Thomas' friends called him "Tommy." He was a very funny man and loved to make people laugh. He loved to listen to music, shoot pool, darts, horse shoes, cards, target shoot, make candles, jewelry and paintings. Tommy loved his pets, Sam, Jack, Kippygirl and Simon and being out in nature either walking the dog or boating, swimming or picnicking.
Tommy made friends out of strangers and was thoughtful enough to keep them. He will be missed by many as he was a very charming and charismatic man.
Thomas is survived by his loving wife, Dawn (Moore) Kilgellon, of Laconia; his sister, Catherine Kilgellon; his sister-in-law, Shirley Wade; and his stepmother, Carol Kilgellon; and many nephews and nieces.
He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Kippy Kilgellon.
A memorial service will be held in April at the Congregational Church in Laconia.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia is assisting with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Monday, 23 February 2015 10:25
LACONIA — Raymond P. Giguere, 97, of Laconia passed away Feb. 4, 2015, with his wife at his side, at Genesis in Laconia.
He is survived by Rachel M. (Cardinal) his wife of 74 years; sons, Peter R. Giguere and Dennis M. Giguere; daughter, Marilyn J. Dunten; brother, Robert T. Giguere; sister, Cecile LaRoche; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Delphis A. and Mary Jane (Gagne) Giguere, he is predeceased by three brothers, Wilfred, Roland, George; and sister Helen Pelletier).
A funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the spring at St. Joseph Church, 96 Main St., Belmont, NH 03220. Burial will follow in the spring at Sacred Heart Cemetery.
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 please visit www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Monday, 23 February 2015 10:08
FRANKLIN — Nancy L. (Scott) Sleeper, 66, a resident of Franklin since 2007 died at her home, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, following a period of failing health.
Nancy was born in Concord, March 15, 1948, daughter of the late, Earl E. Scott Sr. and Elizabeth M. (Hoar) Scott. Nancy graduated from Simonds Free High School in Warner, class of 1966. She was a longtime resident of the Northfield-Tilton Areas before moving to Franklin.
Over the years she was employed in administrative work with the New Hampshire State Prison System, and at the Havenwood Community in Concord. She later worked in the stock room at Walmart.
Nancy was active with the Ladies Auxiliary, America Legion Post 49 in Northfield and VFW Post 1698 in Franklin, always available for volunteer work.
She leaves, her husband of 20 years, George W. Sleeper of Franklin; her daughter, Michele Denaris of Durham, N.C.; brothers, Dennis and Alan; and sisters, Cheryl and Patti.
According to Nancy's wishes, there are no calling hours. When Nancy's family gathers, the time and date will be announced for a committal service which will be held at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen with burial following.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Nancy's name to the Franklin VNA and Hospice, 75 Chestnut St., Franklin, NH 03235.
Arrangements are under the care of the William F Smart Sr. Memorial Home, in Tilton.
Last Updated on Monday, 23 February 2015 10:01