FRANKLIN — R. Paul Paquette, 84, passed away peacefully in Boscawen, N.H. at the Merrimack County Nursing Home on May 13, 2015. He was one of thirteen children of the late Ernest J. and Rhenda B. (Lucier) Paquette. Mr. Paquette was born September 26, 1930 in Laconia, N.H. and attended the Ashland, N.H. schools, graduating from Ashland High School. He was a Sergeant in the US Marine Corps and worked various jobs following his discharge. He attended The New England Institute of Anatomy, Sanitary Science, Embalming and Funeral Directing and graduated in 1967. Mr. Paquette owned the R. Paul Paquette Funeral Home for many years and simultaneously owned and operated a private ambulance service. Following the sale of the funeral home he worked for Tasker Funeral Home in Berwick, Maine and then Waters Funeral Home in Concord. He was active in the Knights of Columbus and the Rotary Club.
Mr. Paquette is survived by his wife of 29 years, Jean R. (Laughy) Sleeper-Paquette of Franklin, N.H., and his five children: Sharon Paquette and partner Eric Shirey of Franklin, Rose-Marie Welch and husband Steve of Northfield, Lee Ann Paquette and husband Bruce Bailey of Cambridge, N.Y., Richard Paquette II and wife Tracey of Tilton, and René Paquette and husband Douglas Priest of Concord, one step son Raymond Sleeper and wife Laura of Tilton. Mr. Paquette's grandchildren include: Devon Morrill, Arthur Drewes, Kimberly Welch, Stacey Welch, Richard Paquette III, Warrant Officer Ian Paquette, Kerissa Paquette, Rebecca Paquette, Cameron Priest, Ian Sleeper, Abigael Sleeper, and Aidan Sleeper. He also has seven great grandchildren.
He is also survived by his former wife Annette Paquette, Tilton, N.H., brothers Joseph R. Paquette, Cordele, Ga., F. Andre' Paquette, Laconia, N.H., Raymond M. R. Paquette and wife Dorothy, Hebron, Conn., Ernest Paquette, Ashland, N.H.; two sisters Lorette Thibeault and Paula Paquette, both of Franklin, N.H..; sisters-in-laws Celine Larochelle of Manchester, N.H. and Alice Paquette of Sanford, Maine, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Paquette was predeceased by three sisters Helene Brousseau, Ann Larochelle, Marie Julie Paquette, and three brothers Bernard A. Paquette, Robert W. Paquette, and Rene Paquette.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 1 p.m. in the NH State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen, N.H.
Memorial donations in memory of Paul may be made to the Franklin VNA and Hospice at 75 Chestnut St., Franklin, NH 03235.
The William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home in Tilton is in charge of arrangements.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com.
Last Updated on Monday, 18 May 2015 07:56
BELMONT — Lorraine Rita Sturtevant, 88, of Belmont, passed away at the Hillsborough County Nursing Home on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.
Born in Ashland, N.H., on July 23, 1926, she was the daughter of George and Celia Brunt.
For many years she and her husband Wesley worked together as realtors operating the W.C. Sturtevant Agency. She was a devoted communicant of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, in Belmont, and she enjoyed playing tennis at the Gilford Hills Tennis Club.
Lorraine is predeceased by her beloved husband, Wesley C. Sturtevant, and her sister, Adrienne Sanborn.
She is survived by her son, Wesley "Lee" Sturtevant; two daughters, Joan R. Paquette, and Dianne Bohler; five grandchildren, Vincent, Lorraine, Michael, Timothy, and Shannon; nine great-grandchildren, and a great great-grandson.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, of Belmont, on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 11 a.m. Rev. Arthur Tremblay, pastor, will be the celebrant. Interment will be held at the South Road Cemetery, in Belmont and will be private.
Donations may be made in Lorraine's memory to St. Vincent DePaul or the St. Joseph's Food Pantry.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Lorraine's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Friday, 15 May 2015 06:45
THORNTON — Terry Emma Joyce, 60, of NH Route 49, Thornton, died May 12, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital, in Lebanon, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Campton, N.H. on June 11, 1954, Terry was the daughter of Russell M. and Ardelle B. (Benton) Gilman.
Terry was a life-long resident of Thornton. She graduated from Thornton Schools and from Plymouth High School, class of 1972. She also was a graduate of Plymouth State College, class of 1995.
Terry worked in the ticket office at Waterville Valley Ski Resort, the former Gilman's Outdoor Equipment, in Rumney, and as the administrative assistant of the Thornton Police Department, until her retirement.
Terry served the town of Thornton in many ways including; Thornton's town Treasurer, the Supervisor of the Checklist and the Emergency Management Director. She and her husband, Walter, were also foster parents for many years.
Terry was a member of the New Hope Fellowship Church, in Campton, and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Terry was predeceased by her daughter, Jennifer N. Joyce, who died in July of 1976.
Terry is survived by her husband of forty-one years, Walter G. Joyce of Thornton, her daughter Tanya O'Brien and her husband Sean, sons, Leven Joyce and his wife Angela, Edward Joyce, all of Thornton, Kelley and his wife Kerri of Seaford, N.Y., four grandchildren, Mitchell Joyce, Alexa Joyce, Lily O'Brien and Zeland O'Brien, her parents, Russell and Ardelle Gilman, of Thornton, N.H., her brothers, Donald Gilman and his wife Nita, of Plymouth, Lee Gilman of Chichester, N.H., her sisters, Donna Killion and her husband John of Concord, Elledra Presby of Lisbon, N.H., many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held at the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St., Plymouth, on Sunday May 17, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. A graveside service will be held in the Mad River Cemetery, Mad River Road, Thornton, on Monday, May 18th, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Ray Bandi, pastor of the New Hope Fellowship Church, will officiate.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2021 K St. NW, Washington, DC. 20006.
To sign Terry's Book of Memories, please go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Thursday, 14 May 2015 10:26
LACONIA – Mary T. Ford, 96, of 164 Endicott Street East, died Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at Lakes Region General Hospital.
She was born on Sept. 30, 1918 in Concord, the daughter of the late Charles E. and Helen (Niles) Tozier. She worked as a secretary for United Airlines for many years.
Mary enjoyed swimming and canoeing. She was an avid artist, whose whole life was dedicated to decorative painting. Mary was a member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsman, where she also sold many of her works.
She is survived by one sister, Eleanor T. Currier of Concord; and two nephews, Richard Currier Jr. and Dennis Currier; and one niece, Cindy Marcus.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Howard J. Ford; one brother, Robert Tozier; and one nephew, Robert Currier.
There will be no calling hours. A private graveside service will be held at Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO BOX 572, Laconia, NH 03247.
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 Wednesday, 13 May 2015 09:11