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Robert L. Smythe, 87

GILFORD — Robert "Bob" L. Smythe, 87, of 79 Wild Acres Road, formerly of Thornton, died Friday, July 25, 2014 in his home after a long illness.

He was born on October 27, 1926 in Lynn, Mass., the son of Joseph and Louise (Shillington) Smythe. Bob was a commercial airline pilot for Delta Airlines for over 30 years.

He is survived by one son, Robert E. Smythe of Rochester, N.H., two daughters, Lesley Smythe of Ipswich, Mas.s and Lindsey Hyslip of Billerica, Mass., 5 grandchildren, Scott Leonard of Gilford, N.H., Matthew Grande of Kaiserslautern, Germany, Justin Grande of Londonderry, N.H., Erica Grande of Northfield, N.H., Haylee Hyslip of Billerica, Mass., and 6 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Bob was predeceased by his wife, Marilyn (O'Sullivan) Smythe in 1994.

Calling hours will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 2, 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 11 a.m., also at the funeral home. Burial will be private.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 Main St, 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, 29 July 2014 10:06

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Yvonne O. Good, 93

ASHLAND — Yvonne Ourila (Durette) Good, 93, of 12 Brunt Ave., died Saturday morning, July 26, 2014, at her home after a courageous struggle with cancer with her son at her side.

Yvonne was born in Gilford on Dec. 16, 1920, the daughter of the late Lorenzo and Josephine (Marchand) Durette. She graduated in 1944 from the Augustine School for the Deaf in Brattleboro, Vt.

She had been employed as a seamstress for most of her life, lastly working at Plymouth Stitching in Ashland from 1981 to 2004. As an accomplished seamstress one of her joys was to make animals and toys. She had a love for cats and nature.

Beside her parents Yvonne was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Howard S. Good in 2007; her brothers, Joseph, Michael, Wilfred, Homer, Oliva, George, Irving, and Normand Durette; her sisters, Aura Landry, Marguerite Clavett, and Leona Deware; her sisters-in-law, Ismay Greemore Durette, and Clara Drake Durette; her brothers-in-law, Arthur Landry, Walter Clavett, and Robert Deware; her great-nephews, Ronnie Durette, Ronald Hurst, and Alexander Rowson.

Yvonne is survived by her son, Richard Plourde of Ashland; her nieces, Patricia Manley of Laconia, Lynn Rowson of Gilford, Catherine Corriveau of Belmont, Beverly Hueber of Portsmouth, Norma Boughton of Gilmanton, Barbara Fournier of New York, Nancy Harringtonand Linda Durette both of South Carolina; her nephews, Walter Clavett of Laconia, Jim, Bill, and Tom Deware all of Belmont, Arthur Durette of Columbia, Tom Durette of South Carolina, and Ray Durette of Connecticut; many great-nieces and great-nephews also survive Yvonne.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield Street, Laconia.

For those who wish, the family suggests expressions of sympathy in Yvonne's name be made to Pemi Valley Home Health and Hospice, 101 Boulder Point Drive, Plymouth, NH 03264. www.pemibakercommunityhealth.org

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 please visit www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 July 2014 08:42

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Patricia A. Castrucci, 79

LACONIA — Patricia Anne Trombly Castrucci, 79, of Laconia, passed away on Sunday night, July 27, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. Patricia was attended to by her family and friends round the clock in her home in the weeks leading up to her passing.
Patricia was born in Laconia on March 27, 1935, the daughter of the late Anna (Veroneau) and Arthur C. Trombly. Patricia was soon followed by her brother, the late Richard Laurence Trombly, and sister, Mary Trombly Castrucci. She did well in school and made new friends easily, many of whom she kept her entire life. She attended St. John's School (St. Joseph's Parish) and Laconia High School and then graduated with a Bachelor's of Science from Mount Saint Mary College in Hooksett, N.H.
Patricia moved to Boston to work for three years as a Laboratory Technologist at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, where she met her future husband of 52 years, Richard Francis Castrucci of Southbridge, Massachusetts. Patricia moved to London, England for three years to work at the Royal Free Hospital doing medical research. Patricia and Richard were married in Laconia on May 5, 1962 and then spent the next 20 years moving to Richard's various duty stations during his career as an officer in the U.S. Navy. The couple relocated to Laconia in 1980 and Patricia worked in the labs at the Laconia Clinic and Lakes Region General Hospital as a medical technologist. Patricia and her sister, Mary, married brothers, Richard F. and William G. Castrucci, Jr. respectively.
Patricia was a passionate and committed fan of the Boston Red Sox, an avid and talented quilter and an active and faithful member of the Catholic Church. Over the course of her life, she collected an ever-increasing number of devoted friends and donated her talents generously in creating quilts for various charitable organizations. Patricia was a woman who focused on family, friends and faith; she was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.
She is survived by her husband, Richard, who dedicated day and night to the loving care and consideration of Patricia throughout her illness. Richard and Patricia enjoyed a lifetime of love, faith, fun, family, and friends. She is survived by her sister, Mary Castrucci; and her four children: David Castrucci of Napa, Calif. and his wife, Dawn, and their three children, Tyler, Austin and Abigail; Pamela Castrucci of Gorham, Maine and her children, Rhys and Rhiannon; Elizabeth Castrucci of Laconia; and Kathleen Pratt of Exeter, N.H. and her husband, Gregory Pratt, and their children, Andrew and Deryn. Patricia is survived by 5 cousins, 25 nieces and nephews, 57 grand nieces and nephews and 1 great grandnephew. She is predeceased by her parents, brother, brother-in-law and her two grandsons, Caelan and Griffyn Saunders.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street in Laconia, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Andre Bessette Parish at St. Joseph's Church at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 31, 2014 located at 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H. Burial will follow in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Laconia, NH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH 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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George W. Carpenter, 76

GILMANTON — George Weida Carpenter, 76, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2014, surrounded by his family at his favorite place on Lake Winnisquam.

George was born April 3, 1938, in Minneapolis, to Mary Tyler Spohn and Carroll Clinton Carpenter Jr., minutes after his identical twin, John.

He graduated from Shrewsbury High in Shrewsbury, Mass., and enlisted in the Army. Once honorably discharged, he went to American International College and received his bachelor's degree.

He married Sally Esrey in California and had three daughters.

He worked for the State Compensation Insurance Fund for most of his career, and later became self-employed as a Licensed Private Investigator. He retired in 2005, and he and Sally moved to Gilmanton to be closer to his family's beloved camp on Lake Winnisquam.

From his earliest days George served his community. During the aftermath of the Worcester tornado in 1953, at the age of 15, he went into the destruction, turning off the gas to homes and helping find lost pets.

While living in Bakersfield, Calif., he spent almost two decades on the school board of the Rosedale Union School District. He served on the Board of Directors of the Safe #1 Credit Union, and was very active at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

During his retirement years he served as Junior Warden of St. James Episcopal Church in Laconia, as a volunteer tour guide for the fourth-grade program at the Historic Belknap Mill, on the Gilmanton Historic District Commission, and on the Old Home Day Committee.

Music was a big part of George's life. He played piano by ear and the piano was heard every day in his house. He sang in the church choir and with the Golden Empire Chorus barbershop group. Every family road trip included lots of singing.

He was preceded in death by his mother, his father, and his stepfather, Arthur Dunn.

He is survived by his wife, Sally Carpenter; daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth and Brian Collins, Cynthia and Jon Timson, and Susan and Trevor Davis; grandchildren, Andrew, Madeline, and Benjamin Collins, George and Catherine Timson, Owen and Quinn Davis; his twin brother, John Carpenter; and brothers, Arthur Dunn Jr. and Tyler Dunn.

Services will be held on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at 10 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 2238 Parade Road, Laconia. Burial will follow in the family cemetery.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations may be sent to St. James Episcopal Church­­­, 2238 Parade Road, Laconia, NH 03246, or the Belknap Mill Society, c/o The Historic Belknap Mill, 25 Beacon Street East, Laconia, NH 03246.

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, 28 July 2014 08:11

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