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Lura S. Athanas, 90

GILFORD — Lura S. Athanas, 90, born January 2, 1924 passed away peacefully on February 28, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Lura came from a large farming family in Tobaccoville, North Carolina. Born to Ernest and Martha Sprinkle, she was the tenth of eleven children.
At 18 years old, Lura took a Civil Service Exam and shortly thereafter she was notified that she had passed and was to report for duty in Washington, D.C. where she served at the Pentagon during World War II. Lura met her husband, Lou, a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corp., while playing in a government ladies' basketball tournament. As captain of her team, Lura called a time-out to question a call that the referee, Lou, had made. He listened for a moment, then said, "Let's discuss this after the game." Lura replied "OK," but insisted he bring his rule book. That was the beginning of a love affair. Lou and Lura moved to Laconia in 1946 and made their home there for forty-six years. During her lifetime, Lura's passions were spending time with her family and watching her children and grandchildren participate in sports.
Lura is survived by her son, Lou Jr., his wife, Susie, and three grandsons, Colby, Austin and Jack all of Gilford, N.H.; her daughter, Felipita Altimari, her husband, Nick, and step grandchildren, Frank and Meredith, all of Midlothian, Virginia; and one sister, Mozelle Marion, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In addition to her parents, Lura was predeceased by her husband, Lou Athanas, on January 14, 1997.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance.
A family graveside service will be held in the spring at the family lot in Union Cemetery, Academy Street, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Lou Athanas Youth Basketball League, P.O. Box 1633, Laconia, NH 03247.
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 Monday, 03 March 2014 11:19

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Ronald A. Nedeau, 73

GILFORD — Ronald A. Nedeau, 73, of 9 Sargent Place #22, died at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass. on Wednesday, February 26, 2014.
Mr. Nedeau was born December 21, 1940 in Laconia, N.H., the son of the late Amedee and Alrita (Huckins) Nedeau. He was a life-long resident of Laconia and had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean and Vietnam Wars as a M.P for twenty years, retiring in February, 1978.
After his retirement from the Military, Mr. Nedeau worked as a dispatcher for the Belknap County Sheriff's Office from 1982-1985 and then worked for Tilton Endless Belt from 1985-1993.
Mr. Nedeau was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Laconia Post No. 1670, a member of the American Legion Wilkins Smith Post No. 1 and a member of the Laconia Rod & Gun Club.
Survivors include his wife, Carol A. (Hollins) Nedeau, of Gilford; his children, Ronald Madore and his partner, Gwen, of Myrtle Beach, S. C., Laurie Pullen and her husband, Cecil, of Boiling Springs, S. C., Lesia Anello and her husband, Vincent, of Williamsburg, Virg., Roy J. Small, Jr. and his wife, Michelle, of Rollinsford, N.H., Kevin Small of New Hampton, N.H. and Karen L. Houle and her husband, David, of Laconia, N.H.; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; a sister, Carol Blaisdell, and her husband, Teddy, of Meredith, N.H. and a brother, Amedee "Ricky" F. Nedeau, Gilford, N.H. and many nephews and nieces. In addition to his parents, Mr. Nedeau was predeceased by two sisters, Linda Fielders and Lorraine Nedeau and by two brothers, Raymond Nedeau and Thomas Nedeau and a grandson, Michael "Chopper" Chamberlain.
Memorial calling hours will be held on Monday, March 3, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m., with a time of sharing at 6:30 p.m., in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
Burial, with military honors, will be held in the spring at the family lot in Bayside Cemetery, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756.
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, 28 February 2014 09:54

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Maryjane A. S. Rosenqvist, 93

TILTON — Maryjane Audrey Simons Rosenqvist, 93, resident of the NH Veteran's Home in Tilton, N.H, went home to be with Jesus on Sunday evening, February23, 2014.
Maryjane was born on December 18, 1920 to Sylvester and Anna (Kalmbacher) Simons in Fernwood, Wisconsin. After high school, she left home to serve in the Women's Army Air Corp during WWII. She met her future husband, Rolf Bryn Rosenqvist while serving in Orlando, FL. They married on February 17, 1945. After the war ended, they spent time in Minnesota with her husband's family, eventually settling in Milwaukee, Wisc., and thento Baltimore, M.D. After retirement, they moved to New Hampshire to be close to their children and grandchildren.
Maryjane was active in and served as Post Commander of American Legion Post 448 in Milwaukee until her move to the East Coast. She also served many years as a Girl Scout leader and was a member of Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Newington, N.H.
She found joy in cooking and entertaining friends and family. She loved to travel, to see new places, make new friends, and especially, to try new food. Every holiday was a celebration with its special meal. Her green thumb filled every window with growing things. Any kind of baby from goat kids in the barn to a newly arrived great grandchild brought special delight. She was an adventurer, willing to try new things, especially in her last years at the Veteran's Home. She was particularly proud of and wondered at the fact that she learned to paint at the age of 92.
She is predeceased by Rolf, her husband of 63 years, and her brother, Charles Douglas Simons.
She is survived by two children, Ann-Marie (Thomas) Waechter, and Mark (Pam) Rosenqvist, 4 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, a brother, John D. "Jack" Simons of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, and her sister, June Ann Curler of Eagle, Wisconsin, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 7 at 11:30 in the Chapel at the NH Veteran's Cemetery in Boscawen, NH. Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the NH Veteran's Home Resident Benefit Fund.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 February 2014 09:51

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Peter George, 91

LACONIA — Peter George, of Laconia, died in his home on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 with his wife, Barbara, and son, Damian, by his side. Peter will be remembered as a loving husband and father and a proud grandfather. He was a man who was eternally curious and who strove for perfection.
Peter was the youngest of three children born to Michael and Helen (nee Tzimoulas) George in Haverhill, Massachusetts on January 10, 1923. He spent his early years in Haverhill where he attended the Tilton School. At age 10, Peter and his family moved to Morphy, Greece where he remained until 1940 when he returned to Haverhill. Peter worked briefly for The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and then transferred to New York City where he worked for Mack Truck. Later on, with the help of friends, he became a furrier. After thirty-nine years as a furrier in New York City, Peter retired and moved to his beloved Laconia, where he spent many wonderful and happy years, playing tennis, tending his garden, traveling and fixing his house. He was a devoted Greek Orthodox and proud of his Greek heritage. He was a member of the Pan Macedonian Society - St. Demetrios of Morphy Division and was a member of the Gilford Hills Tennis Club.
As a husband, father and grandfather, Peter is survived by his loving family which includes his wife of forty-seven years, Barbara, their son, Damian, of Garden City, New York and his wife, Ann Pouria George, and his three grandchildren, Connor, Kelly and Ryan of Garden City.
Peter was predeceased by his parents and brother, Constantine "Charlie". He leaves behind his sister, Evangelia "Angie" Daniels, of New York City, his sister-in-law, Pariskivi, of Averignos, Greece, his nieces, Diane George, Maria Anderson, Penny Soufarapis and Helen Takos and his nephew, Michael George and several cousins and relatives in New York and Greece.
Peter was dearly loved by his family and his passing will leave a tremendous void. He will forever be in our hearts.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, March 2, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. The Trisagion Service will be performed at 7:30 PM during the calling hours.
A Greek Orthodox liturgy will be conducted at Taxiarchai Greek Orthodox Church, 701 North Main Street, Laconia, N.H. on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 10 a.m. Fr. Michael Agathonikos will officiate.
Spring burial will be in the family lot in Bayside Cemetery, Laconia, N.H.
Please, no flowers. Donations to Taxiarchai Greek Orthodox Church, 701 North Main Street, Laconia, NH, 03246 in Peter's name would be appreciated.
The family would like to thank Dr. Lawrence Rush, Dr. Mary-Claire Paicopolis, the medical professionals' and Hospice for the excellent care that Peter received.
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.

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