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Raymond Gosselin, 84

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

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Lorette Piche, 92

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

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Paul Levesque

Paul Levesque

 

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

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Raymond Morin, 84

Raymond Morin, 84

 

LACONIA — Raymond G. Morin, formerly of 57 Emerald Drive, Laconia died at Golden Crest on Thursday, May 8, 2014.

Mr. Morin was born Oct. 22, 1929, in Claremont, the son of the late George J. and Rosilza (Rivet) Morin. Mr. Morin was a longtime resident of Laconia.

He was an engineer, and had been employed by the state of New Hampshire Department of Transportation

from 1957 to 1989.

Mr. Morin was a communicant of St. Joseph Church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree, and a member of the Laconia Lodge of Elks 876.

He enjoyed his grandchildren, camping and skiing.

Survivors include two sons, Michael R. Morin and his wife Kathy of Sanbornton, and Steven F. Morin and his wife, Patty, of Gilmanton Iron Works; four grandchildren, Jamie Morin of Northfield, Nicole Jaskiewicz of Meredith, Andrew Morin of Gilmanton and Brett Morin of Gilmanton; a sister, Lucille Morin, of Franklin, formerly of Claremont; and several nephews and nieces.

In Addition to his parents, Mr. Morin was predeceased by his wife, Beatrice (Woodward) Morin, in 2012; by a brother, Francis Morin; and a sister, Helena Quinn.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish in St. Joseph Church, 30 Church St., Laconia. Burial will follow in the family lot in Union Cemetery, Academy Street, Laconia.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Knights of Columbus, Laconia Council 428, PO Box 24, Laconia, NH 03247-0024.

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 Monday, 12 May 2014 09:25

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