Patricia Lang, 84
GILFORD — Patricia Ann Lang, 84, of 9 Sargent Place, died Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Laconia Rehabilitation Center after a period of failing health.
She was born on Oct. 21, 1929, in Boston, the daughter of William and Rose (Gottlich) Johnson. Pat moved to the Lakes Region 45 years ago and was a member of the Red Hat Society. She worked for a number of years in the Laconia area as a waitress, most recently for the Soda Shoppe.
She is survived by seven nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Henry Lang in 1988; and two sons, Peter Lang in
1996 and William H. Lang in 2012.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. at
Bayside Cemetery in Laconia.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 07:33
Raymond Gosselin, 84
CONCORD — Raymond Walter Gosselin, 84, passed away on May 11, 2014.
He was born Oct. 6, 1929, in Claremont, and lived Franklin after serving in the Navy from February 1948 to January 1952.
He retired from New Hampshire Ball Bearing in Laconia before moving to Fruitland Park, Fla., in 1996, In 2005 he returned to Concord.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rita (Baker) Gosselin; and sister, Rhea Miller.
He is survived by sons, David Gosselin, Larry Gosselin, Alan Gosselin; and a daughter Donna Weilnau; sisters, Rita Bell and Rachel Roberts; plus nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
A calling hour will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Bennett Funeral Home, 209 North Main St., Concord. A committal service will follow at 1 p.m. at the State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 07:25
LACONIA — Lorette A. (Cormier) Piché, 92, of Laconia, died at Lakes Region General Hospital on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 11, 2014.
Mrs. Piché was born Nov. 4, 1921 in Laconia, the daughter of Alcide and Lena (Lebel) Cormier. Mrs. Piché resided in Laconia for most of her life.
She will be remembered as the loving maternal head of her household. Her family was always first and foremost. She was a devout Catholic and a communicant of the Sacred Heart Church.
Her husband, Fred, predeceased Lorette in 2002 after a long and happy marriage together.
She is survived by her two children, loving daughter Diane T. Rueffert and her husband Ken, and her loving son Ron and his wife Kris; her three grandchildren, Shawn Rueffert, his wife Cris, and their daughter Paige; Amy Rueffert Thibeault, her husband Matt and their son Elliot; Casey Piché, his wife Heidi, and their two children Hannah and Tyler. She also leaves behind a number of her younger siblings and their respective families.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 16, 2014, at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at St. Andre Bessette Parish-Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Ave., Laconia. Burial will follow in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield Street, Laconia.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is in charge of the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 07:22
GILMANATON — Paul Andre Levesque died on May 9, 2014, surrounded by love.
He was a caring, generous, loving, and much to his six grandchildren's delight, mischievous man. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Martha (née Oliveri) Levesque. The first time he saw her, he thought, "I'm going to marry that girl." Through unrelenting persistence, he got his way. It was the best thing to happen to both of them.
Paul is also survived by his large, spirited family, including his five children, Yvonne Megenis, Robert Levesque, Julie Levesque, Christopher Levesque, and Mia Levesque; their partners, Rich Megenis, Hannah Cutler, Jay Hanicak, Jackie Levesque, and Tracy Levesque; his six grandchildren, Erica, Sarah, Matthew, Josephine, Andre, and Remy; as well as his younger brother, Pierre Levesque.
For many years, Paul worked as an accountant for Allen-Rogers in Laconia.
An Army veteran and avid community volunteer, he offered his services to Genesis Behavioral Health and St. Vincent de Paul. He served as a member of the Zoning Board of Adjustment and was elected as one of the Trustees of Trust Funds in Gilmanton. A very active communicant of St. Joseph Parish in Belmont, he served many roles in the church, including as an Eucharistic minister and altar server.
Among his many hobbies, woodworking was his passion. Those lucky enough to have signed Paul Levesque originals (PAL) will cherish them. He was also an excellent bread baker, always baking extra loaves for friends and family. He loved gardening, folk music, working out, riding in his convertible, the beach and the sun.
Paul was proud of his French Canadian heritage. A loyal and sensitive man, he believed in the strong bond of family and community. He enjoyed food, wine and great conversation, often seated around the dinner table with family or friends. He will be forever missed by those whose lives he touched. Qu'il repose en paix.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Parish, 96 Main Street, Belmont. Burial will be in Smith Meeting House Cemetery, Gilmanton.
In lieu of any flowers, memorial donations may be made to Genesis Behavioral Health, 111 Church St., Laconia, NH 03246 or to the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, 54 Portsmouth St., Concord, NH 03301.
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 Tuesday, 13 May 2014 08:31