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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.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Doreen M. Hodges, 94

MEREDITH — Doreen M. (Fitzpatrick) Hodges, 94, of 153 Parade Road and formerly of Ridgewood Avenue, Gilford, died at Forestview Manor on Monday, February 24, 2014.
Mrs. Hodges was born May 23, 1919 in Laconia, N.H., the daughter of the late Lloyd H. and Mary (McAuley) Fitzpatrick.
Mrs. Hodges was a long resident of the Lakes Region. She was a registered nurse and had been employed at the Laconia Clinic for many years.
Mrs. Hodges was a member of Saint James Episcopal Church. She loved her family and was a devoted grandmother. She loved music, birdfeeding and her gardens and was an avid reader.
Survivors include two sons, Michael L. Hodges of Amherst, Mass. and Stephen G. Hodges and his wife, Patricia Dobbs Hodges, of Gilford; a daughter, Pamela Woodhead, of Yarmouth, Maine; five grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and one nephew. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hodges was predeceased by her husband, Clifford O. Hodges, in 2006 and by two brothers, Jack Fitzpatrick and Haven Fitzpatrick.
There will be no calling hours.
A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
Spring burial will be in the family lot in Union Cemetery, Academy Street, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that donations in Mrs. Hodges' memory be made to the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 7312, Gilford, NH 03247-7312 for a nursing scholarship.
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 Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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David E. Royea, 77

CENTER HARBOR — David Edward Royea, 77, of Route 25B, Center Harbor, died February 25, 2014 with his family by his side at home, after long illness.

Born in Holderness, NH. on May 26, 1936, he was the son of Ibra D. and Agnes L. (Proctor) Royea.

David grew up in Holderness and has resided in Center Harbor since 1958. He graduated from the Holderness one room school house, and from Meredith High School, class of 1955.

David worked for over twenty years as a set-up operator at the former Laconia Needle Shop, in Laconia and for over twenty years as a custodian at Inter-Lakes School District, in Meredith.

David had a love for the land and enjoyed farming and gardening.

David was predeceased by his brother, Ibra, who died in January of this year, brother, Richard and sister Eleanor.

David is survived by his wife of fifty-seven years, Joan M. (Fortier) Royea of Center Harbor, daughters, Kristina M. Huysmans, of Nashua, Lauria A. Stairs and her husband Timothy of Center Harbor, son, David "Luke" Royea and his wife Kristin of New Hampton, four grandchildren, Kody, Mikayla, Madison, and Jacob, brother, Robert Royea and sister Margaret Earl, both of Holderness, numerous nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, Routes 3 and 104, Meredith, on Saturday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. A Spring graveside service will be held in the Center Harbor Memorial Park, Center Harbor.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in David's memory to the Meredith Visiting Nurses Association, 186 Waukewan St., Meredith, NH. 03253 or www.mphna.org

The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, in Meredith and Plymouth, are in charge of the arrangements. To sign David's Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Patricia M. Tessier, 72

LACONIA — Patricia M. Tessier, 72, of 175 Blueberry Lane and formerly of 25 Union Avenue, died at the Laconia Rehabilitation Center on Tuesday, February 25, 2014.
Mrs. Tessier was born February 17, 1942 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, the daughter of Paul E. and Ruth H. (Philbrick) Trombley.
Mrs. Tessier resided in Penacook for several years before moving to Laconia. She had been employed at the Lakes Region General Hospital for many years before retiring in 1990.
Survivors include two brothers, Preston Russell Trombley of Penacook and Paul Edward Trombley of Henniker; a stepbrother, Angelo Mancini of Orden, Utah and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Tessier was predeceased by her husband, Alphonse Tessier.
A Graveside Service will be held at the family lot in the spring at Woodlawn Cemetery, Penacook, N.H. Rev. Terry O'Dell will officiate.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Laconia Rehabilitation Center – Activities Fund, 175 Blueberry Lane, Laconia, NH 03246.
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, 25 February 2014 09:39

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