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Claude L. Richer, 84

LACONIA — Claude Lavoie Richer, 84, of 1480 Old N. Main Street, Unit 2, Laconia, died at the Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, N.H. on Sunday, May 18, 2014.
Mr. Richer, a native of Lefaivre, Ontario, Canada, was born December 22, 1929, the son of the late Leonie (Legault) and Theophile Lavoie.
Mr. Richer graduated from St. Lawrence University, Canton, N.Y., in 1954 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. His post graduate studies were at the Universite de Paris and at St. Lawrence University.
Mr. Richer taught high school sciences at Carleton Place, Ontario and Lake Placid, New York and coached varsity skiing at St. Lawrence University. For eight years, he was general manager of Wescott Construction Corp. in Laconia. He founded Concrete Construction in 1968 and was president until 1989.
Mr. Richer served as a director of the Laconia Peoples National Bank and served on the Laconia Planning Board and the Winnipesaukee Watershed Committee.
Mr. Richer was on the Canadian Olympic Ski Team and competed in two Winter Olympics, the 1952 Games in Oslo, Norway in the cross country event and in the 1956 Games in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy in the downhill event. In 1960, he was Coach for the Australian team at Squaw Valley, Calif. He was the Canadian National Cross-Country Champion and National Champion in Olympic style canoeing, winning in 1951, being honored as French Canadian Athlete of the Year and was twice runner up in the U. S. National Cross Country Ski Championship.
Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Robinson-Richer of Laconia; a daughter, Christine ; two sons, Marc and Brett; four grandchildren, Jagger, River, Cole and Kathryn. In addition to his parents, Mr. Richer was predeceased by his stepfather, Joas Richer, and by a son, John Richer.
There will be no calling hours.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 23, 2014 at 2:00PM at St. Andre Bessette Parish, Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, N.H. 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 Tuesday, 20 May 2014 08:23

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Theresa A. Guay,72

LACONIA — Theresa Anne (Routhier) Guay, 72, of Laconia, died May 11, 2014 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Mass., after a period of failing health.
Born in Laconia July 10, 1941, the daughter of Edgar M. and Anna (Contois) Routhier, Theresa attended Sacred Heart Catholic School, graduating in 1959. Later, she earned a secretarial certificate at Lakes Region Community College.
She worked most of her life, holding several factory positions at Laconia Shoe Co. and Teco Corp.; she worked also at the Laconia State School and, finally, as a customer service rep. at Madeira USA Ltd. in Laconia, before retiring in 2001.
Theresa married Dennis M. Guay on Nov. 12, 1966, and they raised three children before divorcing amicably in 1988.
Theresa loved her children and grandchildren and was always there to listen, comfort, counsel and console. She also loved to laugh and to discuss anything and everything – from world news to the latest book she had read.
An avid reader all her life, she continued to enjoy books in audio form after diabetic neuropathy robbed her of her sight. Though she suffered from several health complications during the last years of her life, she faced them with courage and optimism, enjoying what pleasures she could and spending time with her family.
In addition to her parents and her former husband, Theresa was predeceased by her half-brother, Romeo Routhier; her half-sister, Phoebe Leguex; a great-nephew, Darren Cyr, and her best friend, Denise Therrien,
Survivors include her children, Katherine Walch, Victoria Guay and Stephen Guay, all of Laconia; her grandchildren, Diana Walch and Rachael McCarthy, both of Laconia, and Arianna Guay Campbell, of Bristol and several nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her good friend, David Nadeau.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, N.H.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 6, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish-Sacred Heart Church, 291Union Ave., Laconia, N.H.
Interment will follow in the family lot at St. Lambert Cemetery, Province Street, Laconia, N.H.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen Street, Second Floor, Framingham, MA 01701 ( www.diabetes.org) or to the New Hampshire Association for the Blind, 25 Walker Street, Concord, NH 03301
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, 20 May 2014 08:18

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Rachel Perkins (SERVICE)

CHATEAUGAY, New York — A Graveside Service for Rachel Perkins will be held on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 11:00AM at the family lot in Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilmanton Iron Works, N.H.
Mrs. Perkins, 82, of 679 #5 Road and formerly of Gilmanton Iron Works, NH died at her home on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. She was the widow of Harold Perkins who died in 2007.
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, 19 May 2014 09:21

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Bernice R. Fullerton, 82

MEREDITH — Bernice Ruth Fullerton, 82, of 153 Parade Road, passed away peacefully at Forestview Manor on Saturday, May 10, 2014.
Mrs. Fullerton was born January 23, 1932 in Provincetown, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Raymond J. and Ella Frances (Silva) Medeiros. She was raised in Provincetown, Mass. and at the age of eleven, moved to Somerville, Mass. and then to Carlisle, Mass. before moving to Moultonborough, N.H. in 1963.
Mrs. Fullerton was proprietor of the Red Hill Motel and Cabins in Moultonborough, NH for 12 years. She enjoyed crafting, reading and spending time in Florida.
Survivors include three sons, John Fullerton of Moultonborough, Roy Fullerton of Sanbornton and Alan Fullerton of Largo, Florida; five grandchildren, Wendy Cousins, Kristoffer Burgess, Stefanie Cambre, Jarrod Fullerton and Zoe Fullerton; five great grandchildren, Angelo, Joshua, Alexis, Kaelyn and Colton; and two brothers, Raymond Medeiros and Bruce Medeiros. She had several nieces and nephews, and many special cousins and their families including Mary Lambrou and Helen Valentine, both of Provincetown, Mass. In addition to her parents and her husband, Roy F. Fullerton, who died in 2002, Mrs. Fullerton was predeceased by a daughter, Susan Fullerton, in January, 2013 and by her two sisters, Betty Mills and Barbara Foss.
A Graveside Service will be held on June 13 at 1:00 PM at the family lot in Shannon Cemetery, Moultonborough, N.H. 
 For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, NY 10001.
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, 19 May 2014 09:18

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