LACONIA — Peter Hudson Burr, 66, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Concord Hospital after a brief illness, with his wife, Lynn, by his side.
Pete was born December 9, 1947 in Hingham, Mass., to Allston Pratt ("Shorty") and Lois Cushing Burr. He graduated from Boston University in 1972 with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing. He served in the Navy in the early 1970s, stationed out of the now-closed Weymouth Naval Base. He worked in "Corporate America" during that time, and then left the three-piece suits behind for a new adventure.
For 16 years, Pete worked as a metal spinner, first at Consolidated Machine in Allston, Mass., and then on his own with Burr Enterprises. He moved the family to Gilford, N.H. in 1989 to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The next chapter started in 1992 when Pete and Lynn opened Cheapo Depot in the old Diamond Lumber building on Court Street. The business expanded over the years, and in 2005, they added a Budget truck rental dealership. Both businesses are still running at Paugus Plaza in Gilford.
Pete enjoyed many hobbies, including telling stories, gardening, playing cards, discussing history, and watching classic movies. During the 1980s, he participated in Civil War reenactments in Massachusetts. He also enjoyed woodworking, and more recently, made wooden furniture that was available for purchase at the store.
Pete leaves his wife and "partner in crime" of 44 years, Lynn Burr of Laconia; a daughter, Rachael of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two sons, Carl of Meredith and Matthew of Laconia; and several grandchildren.
There will be no calling hours, as Pete wished to be remembered as the man everyone knew. He will be laid to rest at a later date. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the charities he supported: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Boston Burns Unit, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 06:23
GILFORD — Eleanor R. Van Winkle, 75, of 12 Breton Road, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Lakes Region General Hospital after a long illness.
She was born on January 26, 1939 in Milford, Conn., the daughter of James and Esther (Hanes) Peterson.
She is survived by three sons; William Van Winkle and his wife Teresa, Timothy Van Winkle and his wife Tracy and Thomas Van Winkle and his wife Jen, two daughters; Terri Buttermore and her husband Glenn and Joann Van Winkle, 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and her honorary grandson, Cody Farrenkopt of Laconia. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Alan Rodney "Rip" Van Winkle in 2012.
There will be no calling hours.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
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, 08 April 2014 07:50
MOULTONBOROUGH — Daniel Bryant, 64, of Moultonborough, passed away at Lakes Region General Hospital on Saturday, April 5, 2014 after a brave battle with cancer.
Born on February 1, 1950, in Laconia, he was the son of Stewart and Helen (Nelson) Bryant. Dan was raised in Moultonborough attending local schools, graduating from the Kingwood Regional High School, Class of '68. He went on to attend the Culinary Institute of America, in Connecticut and finished his Associates degree in Culinary Science at the NH VOTECH, in Berlin.
Dan had a ten year career as a chef working for many restaurants and eateries throughout the country. He attended the Empire Beauty School and enjoyed a successful forty year long career as a hairstylist, spending close to thirty-five years at the Meadowbrook Salon, in Moultonborough, and for the last five years at the Hair Connection, also in Moultonborough.
He had a wonderful sense of humor, enjoyed gardening, traveling, cooking and entertaining, and spending time with his family and friends. Dan will be dearly missed by all those whose lives he has touched throughout the years.
He is predeceased by his father, Stewart Bryant.
Dan is survived by his mother, Helen Bryant, of Moultonborough; sister, Rebecca Tilton and her husband Tom, of Moultonborough; niece, Stephanie Porusta and her husband Brian, of Moultonborough; nephew, Aaron Tilton and wife Meagan, of Moultonborough; one grand-niece and four grand-nephews, Emily, Max, Simon, Carter, and Ethan; and his partner, John Murphy, of Moultonborough.
Donations in Daniel's memory may be made to the Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 Main St., Laconia, NH 03246, or to the Moultonborough Fire Department, PO Box 446, Moultonborough, NH 03254.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the Moultonborough United Methodist Church, Rte. 25, Moultonborough. Rev. Edward J. Charest, Pastor Emeritus, will officiate. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will be held at the Red Hill Cemetery, in Moultonborough at a later date and will be private.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are assisting the family with the arrangements. For Daniels Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 07:46
LACONIA — LuAnne (Giguere) Fecteau, 51, of Laconia, died at Franklin Regional Hospital on April 7, 2014.
She was born in Laconia on March 1st, 1963 the daughter of John and Gloria (Bissonnette) Giguere. LuAnne was raised in Laconia and later resided in Belmont for several years. She graduated from Laconia High School in 1981.
LuAnne loved the simplicities of life, music, dancing, and spending time sharing family stories. She loved the color purple and collected small unicorns.
She enjoyed spending time with her youngest nieces including a trip to Chuck E. Cheese's during the past year. LuAnne took pride in her children and would always spend the year looking for the perfect gift for their birthdays or Christmas. In recent years, one of her favorite memories was climbing Mt. Major where she was in awe of the view of the Lakes Region.
Family members include her children, Andrew Fecteau of Laconia and Megan Fecteau of Manchester, her mother, Gloria Giguere of Winnisquam, a sister, Wanda Horton of Laconia, a brother, John E. Giguere of Chester, nieces and nephews: Emma Horton, Colin Horton, Jessica Giguere, and Jenna Giguere. She was predeceased by her father, John L Giguere who passed away in August of 2013.
Funeral services will be private.
Donations in memory of LuAnne may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Thibault-Neun Funeral Home (www.neunfuneralhomes.com) is assisting with arrangements.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 07:41