Herbert Martin Jr., 71
LACONIA — Herbert E. Martin Jr. 71, of Laconia, passed away at his home on Thursday, May 1, 2014, after a lengthy illness.
Born on May 5, 1942, in Laconia, he was the son of Herbert E. Sr. and Gertrude M. (Howland) Martin. Herb was raised in Center Harbor, attending local schools, graduating from the Inter-Lakes High School. He went on to further his education, earning an Associate's Degree in business.
Herb was drafted in the Army and served with great courage in Vietnam, during the Vietnam War.
Upon returning home from his service, he started his career as an accountant working for several area businesses before his employment with the Ambrose Bros. Construction Co., of Meredith, retiring in 2006 after 35 years with the company.
Herb had many hobbies and interests. He loved the game of chess and attended many tournaments throughout the years. He also loved traveling, bus trips to Foxwoods Casino, sports (his favorite teams were the Red Sox and New England Patriots). Herb also enjoyed candlepin bowling in his younger years.
Above all, Herb was a kind-hearted man who was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and he will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
He is lovingly survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Susan (Keranen) Martin, of Laconia; sons, Jeffrey Martin, of Meredith, Ryan Martin and his wife Kelly, of Concord; daughter, Jennifer Moquin, of Manchester; granddaughters, Jada Moquin and Sofia K. Martin; brother, Dennis Martin and his wife Jackie, of Florida; cousin, Cathy Knell and her husband Bob, of Moultonborough; nieces, Michelle, of Florida, and Terri Chance and her husband Bob, of Center Harbor.
A memorial gathering will be held in the church hall at the Center Harbor Congregational Church (Rte. 25), Center Harbor; on Thursday, May 15, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will be at the State Veterans Cemetery, in Boscawen and will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Herb's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are assisting the family with the arrangements. For Herb's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Thursday, 08 May 2014 09:14
CAMPTON — Matthew Bonaccolto, 33, of 16 Beaver Brook Road died suddenly at home on Monday May 5, 2014.
Matthew was born on Feb. 5, 1981, in Cambridge, Mass., the son of Joseph J. Bonaccolto, Sr. and Barbara Ann (Hardin) Marchand.
Matthew grew up in Watertown, Mass., and the Plymouth area. He graduated from Plymouth Regional High School, where played football, graduating in the class of 1999. He also attended Saint Anselm College for two years.
He worked as cook at Lakeside Deli and was also a self-employed building contractor.
Matthew is survived by his two children, Sydney and Austin Bonaccolto of Campton; his parents, Joseph Sr. of Campton and Barbara A. of Maynard, Mass.; his brothers, Joseph Bonaccolto Jr., of Winchendon, Mass., Andrew Bonaccolto of Campton; sisters, Michele Bonaccolto of Plymouth, and Christine Callinan, of Fall River, Mass.; a half brother, Roberto Ruffini of Dedham, Mass.; and half sister, Arliya M. Marchand of Maynard, Mass.; his maternal grandparents, Phyllis and Lawrence Hardin, of Arlington, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St., Plymouth on Friday, May 9, 2014, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. A prayer service will be held in the funeral home at 4:30 p.m. Deacon Michael Guy, of the Holy Trinity Parish, will officiate. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Matthew's memory to the Plymouth Regional High School, 86 Old Ward Bridge Road, Plymouth, NH. 03264
To sign Matthew's Book of Memories, please go to; www.mayhewfunealhomes.com
Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 May 2014 10:41
Eulogia "Lola" Woodbury, 79
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. — A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Parish, 96 Main St., Belmont, N.H. for Eulogia "Lola" Woodbury, 79, of 7185 Mamouth St., Englewood, and 25 Route 106, Gilmanton, N.H.
A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. at the family lot in Riverside Cemetery, 454 Nashua St., Milford, N.H.
Mrs. Woodbury died peacefully at her daughter's home in Belmont, N.H., surrounded by her dedicated family, on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Laconia Salvation Army, 177 Union Ave., Laconia, NH 03246, or Central New Hampshire VNA and Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., 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, 07 May 2014 07:23
Glenn Groleau, 50
MEREDITH — Glenn Alan Groleau, 50, of 2 Waukewan Ave., died Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at the West Roxbury VA Medical Center in Massachusetts.
He was born on June 27, 1963, in Laconia, the son of Reginald and Beverly (Wheeler) Groleau.
Glenn was a graduate of Laconia High school and proudly served in the Army, volunteering to serve with his brother, Scott, in Operation Desert Storm, earning a Kuwait Liberation Medal and an Army Commendation Medal.
He was known as a jack of all trades, most recently for George Stevens Company. Glenn was known as a person who would go out of his way to help others, especially those in need. He was the current Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Laconia Post 1670 and a Past Commander of the American Legion Wilkins-Smith Post 1, Laconia. He also coached Little League for many years in Laconia. Glenn loved hunting, fishing, hiking and especially spending time with family.
He is survived by his wife, Amanda Groleau of Meredith; one son, Josh A. Groleau of Manchester; four brothers, Scott Groleau of Laconia, Greg Groleau of Scarborough, Maine, Thomas Groleau of Laconia, and Timothy Groleau of Palmetto Bay, Fla.; a sister, Donna Threlfall of Belmont; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, Glenn was predeceased by a brother, Reginald Groleau Jr. in 2006.
There will be no calling hours. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the VFW Post 1670, 143 Court St., Laconia. A graveside service with military honors, will be held on Monday, May 12, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Fisher House Boston, PO Box 230, South Walpole, MA 02071.
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 Wednesday, 07 May 2014 07:07