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Howard P. 'Chuck' Beever, 90

LACONIA — Howard P. "Chuck" Beever, 90, of 2 Boulder Lane, Laconia, NH died on April 9, 2014 at the Genesis Rehabilitation Facility in Laconia.
He was born in Plymouth, Mass. on July 9, 1923, the son of the late William H. Beever and Lilian F (Burke) Beever. A longtime resident at Webster Lake in Franklin, NH, he moved to Laconia in 2003. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the US Air Force.
After a retail sales/management career, he pursued his strong interest in music, performing most recently as a member of the Plymouth State University Symphonic Band, Gilford Town Band and Center Harbor Town Band. As the founding member of "Jazz, Plus," Chuck could be heard at the William Tell Restaurant, The Homestead and Fratellos of Laconia and Manchester.
Predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Rose Marie "Re" Beever of Laconia, he is survived by daughters Gail Cook and Caroline Connelly and son William E. Beever, as well as six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
There are no calling hours and funeral services will be private with burial in the NH State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, N.H.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014 09:59

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Edith A. Jacques, 89

LACONIA — Edith A. Jacques, 89, of 22 Riverside Court, died at the Golden View Health Care Center, Meredith on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. She was the widow of Raymond A. Jacques who died in 2008.
Mrs. Jacques was born June 5, 1924 in Laconia, N.H., the daughter of the late Marshall and Agnes (Jaclard) Grant. She had been a lifetime resident of Laconia and had been employed at Laconia Shoe for 40 years.
Mrs. Jacques was a communicant of St. Joseph Church. She loved reading, embroidery, her big yellow cat and favorite show....Judge Judy.
Survivors include a daughter, Janet S. Stitt, and her husband, Thomas, of Center Harbor; a son, Steven R. Jacques, of Laconia; two grandchildren, Christopher Kimball of Meredith and Nicole Renee Jacques of Hutto, Texas; two great grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.
A calling hour will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. followed by a Prayer Service at 11:30 a.m. also at the Funeral Home. Mrs. Jacques' nephew, Rev. Marc Gagne, Pastor of Saint Anne Parish of Hampstead, N.H., will offer the prayers.
Burial will follow in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield Street, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia, N.H. 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 Thursday, 10 April 2014 09:57

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Catherine R. Piche, 83

GILFORD — Catherine Roberta Piche, 83, of 9 Bedford Ave., died Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the Hospice House in Concord.

She was born on May 20, 1930 in Portland, Maine, the daughter of John T. and Christine (Ramsdell) McShea. She raised six children in Gilford and had a love for Gilford Beach, the town of Gilford and the New England Patriots.

She is survived by her son, Joe Piche of Lone Tree, Colo., three daughters; Madeline R. Parten of Austin, Tex., Jean E. Piche of Laconia and Mary Catherine Piche of southern N.H., and nine grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Francis J. Piche in 1999 and two daughters; Francine Marie Ladieu in 1983 and Margaret A. Stemniski in 2011.

A calling hour will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Monday, April 14, 2014 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A funeral service will immediately follow at 10 a.m. also at the funeral home. Burial will be held in the family lot at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Catholic charities or any children's charities.

We will miss you Momma...

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 Thursday, 10 April 2014 09:55

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John Bradley Thompson, 7

GILFORD — Seven-year-old John Bradley Thompson died peacefully at home in Gilford on Wednesday morning. His loving parents, Jesse and Alison Thompson, were close at his side.

John was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) in June, 2013. His ten-month battle was defined by courage and love. Throughout his life and especially in his last year, John was embraced by a caring, generous community and surrounded by joyful friends and family members. He found fun and happiness in every single day.

A vibrant first-grader at Gilford Elementary School, John excelled at puzzles and patterns; enjoyed writing mystery stories; and was a dedicated artist whose projects often displayed a meticulous attention to detail. John was a fast skier and a skilled, strategic soccer player. He was small but mighty on the flag football field. He looked forward to playing with his buddies at Gilford Beach each summer and impressed his fan club with creative jumps off the dock into Lake Winnipesaukee.

John was a nurturing and protective big brother to his sisters, Clara and Elizabeth. He also doted on his little cousins, Irene and Otto. He loved curling up on the couch with his yellow lab, Jackson, to watch the Patriots, the Bruins, and the Red Sox bring it home. John was a leader on the playground and on the dance floor. He became a minor Internet sensation in the summer of 2013 due to his awesomely original dance moves (Booyah!). Until the very end, John focused on making others laugh. By his last birthday, he could no longer walk or speak clearly. But he could load berries onto a plastic spoon and mischievously launch them one by one at his ninety-year-old great-grandparents. There were belly laughs all around.

We know in our hearts that John is now at peace in Heaven, running and playing and always laughing. His spirit will inspire us always.

John Bradley Thompson is survived by his parents, Jesse and Alison, and his sisters, four-year-old Clara and one-year-old Elizabeth. He is mourned by his loving grandparents, "Dearest" Nancy Hesko, of Cambridge, Mass., and Brad and Daryl "Buck and DeeDee" Thompson of Gilford, as well as great-grandparents Harold and Mary "Guppie and Grammie" Dexter and Walton "Gup" Thompson, all of Gilford. John was adored by five aunts and five uncles: Katherine Hesko and Andrew Spofford of Malden, Mass.; Dr. Caroline Hesko and Garrett Hickey of Cleveland, Ohio; Kalee Thompson and Dan Koeppel of Los Angeles, Calif.; Becky and Pete Doherty of Gilford; and Abby and Jason Fopiano of Barrington.

A celebration of John's life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 12 at the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, N.H. Please wear comfy shoes, as we will be walking through the Village to Pine Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Gilford Youth Center or the N.H. Chapter of The Cure Starts Now at www.thecurestartsnow.org/newhampshire_2014.

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.

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