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Nicholas G. Selesky, 91

ALTON BAY — Nicholas Gregory Selesky, age 91, died January 1, 2014 quietly at home, in the afternoon, with his children by his side.

Born March 28, 1922, the son of Gregory and Pauline Selesky, he grew up and went to school and graduated in Providence, RI. After high school, he attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but midway through, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, shortly after WWII broke out. When the war ended, he went to work for Hamilton Standard Propeller Co. based in Westerly, RI, as a mechanic, which is what he had been trained and did while in the service. Within a couple of years, he went to work for Northeast Airlines as a mechanic, where he stayed for about 25 years.

He married Eleanor (Suchinetz) Selesky in 1948 and they established their home in Winchester, MA. After 10 years, their first son Gregg was born and within 2 years, the birth of their second son Paul and then their daughter Sandra. The family lived in Winchester until 1972, when Northeast Airlines was bought by Delta Airlines and they had to relocate to Lithonia, GA. He retired in 1984, the family moved to Alton Bay, NH, where they had vacationed many years, until present.

Predeceased by his wife Eleanor Selesky in 2003, he is survived by their children: son Gregg and wife Bethany Selesky and their 6 children: Andrea, Alan, Micah, Quinn, Mya, Naomi and expecting #7: Selesky, son Paul Selesky, daughter Sandra Jayne Bartlett and her 3 children: Jason Moreau, Anna Moreau and Bruce Bartlett.

He loved his children and grandchildren very much and would do anything for them. Paul had been living with dad and assisting him, as his health declined. Sandy and her children live in Tilton, NH and frequently would visit and look in on dad. Gregg, Bethany and children live in Laconia and visited often.

Until his passing, he was sharp as a tack and could remember things from his childhood.

Calling hours are Saturday, January 4, 2014 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Peaslee Alton Funeral Home, 12 School Street, Alton, NH. A graveside service will be held in the spring at New Riverside Cemetery in Alton. To express condolences, please visit: www.peasleefuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 January 2014 11:04

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Thomas P. Kitchen, 55

CONCORD — Tom Kitchen of Concord, N.H. died suddenly at his home, of a heart attack, on December 30th.

He was born in New Haven, CT, on April 24, 1958. He was raised and attended school in Concord, Mass., and after graduation from Northeastern University College of Criminal Justice in 1981, he married his sweetheart of 37 years, Heidi Barrett - Kitchen. They settled in Concord, NH, where they raised their three children.

His early summers were spent at the family island on Lake Waukewan, in Meredith, where he still spent many hours enjoying his boat and family time. He was not one to sit idly for very long and was always involved in a project; moving the biggest rock he could find or honing his impressive chainsaw skills.

Family was perhaps his greatest passion, teaching his children about camping and frequently traveling to National Parks and other outdoor areas. Tom was very active in scouting, which influenced both his sons to achieve Eagle Scout status. He and Heidi spent many hours as troop leaders, organizing numerous trips and community improvement projects. Over the last several years Tom was in charge of the Scouting for Food program for Daniel Webster Council.

When the children were grown he and Heidi began to travel on their own, visiting Switzerland for hiking, Australia and New Zealand when their daughter was on a study abroad program; and most recently a grand tour of Alaska.

His professional life started with stints as a Special Police Officer in Meredith and a Grade 1 Investigator for Pinkerton's where he rose to Supervisor of Patrol and Inspections in Boston; after working undercover assignments and as a body guard for a diamond salesman.

Several years out of college, he co-founded his first business, Investigative Services Corporation. He had wide experience in the security of nuclear facilities and hospitals when he founded Concentric Security Resources in 2002, which recently became a division of Black Diamond Consultants.

He was a Certified Protection Professional and a Certified Facility Security Officer. As an active member of the American Society for Industrial Security International, he was the 1999 Chairman of the Granite State Chapter.

Tom was predeceased by his father, John S. Kitchen. He is survived by his wife Heidi Barrett-Kitchen, children Benjamin Kitchen, Rebecca Kitchen and Todd Kitchen, his mother, Helen L. Kitchen, also of Concord; his sister, Cynthia Hogan and brothers Stephen Kitchen and David Kitchen.

A service in celebration of his life will be held on January 11th at 1 p.m., at Wesley United Methodist Church located at 79 Clinton Street in Concord, NH.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made in his name to benefit scouting - Daniel Webster Council, 571 Holt Avenue, Manchester, NH 03109. Telephone number: (603) 625-6431.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 January 2014 11:00

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David L. 'Babe' Beaudoin, 69

GILFORD — David Louis "Babe" Beaudoin, 69, of 57 Terrace Hill Road, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 31, 2013.
David was born in Haverhill, Mass. on September 15, 1944 to the late Florence (Dole) and Alfred Beaudoin. He lived and was educated in Georgetown, Mass. and North Andover, Mass.
David lived in Salem, N.H. for several years before moving to Gilford fifteen years ago.
Besides his love for his children, family and friends, he loved deep sea fishing, snowmobiling and being outdoors. He will surely be missed by everyone including his bingo friends and his beloved dog, Gino.
David is survived by his wife of 31 years, Sandy (Szelest) Beaudoin, of Gilford; beloved father to Amy and Amanda Beaudoin and step daughters, Barbara Patuto and Paula Crudale; brother, Noel, and sister-in-law, Sheila; eight grandchildren, Christopher Beaudoin, Austin Cote, Ashley and J.R. Patuto, Michael Theberge, Anthony and Zachary Crudale and Dylan Hughes; one great granddaughter, Lexi Patuto; aunt, Lorraine Beaudoin; three nephews, Mark, Wayne and Scott Beaudoin and many cousins and in-laws. Besides David's parents, he was predeceased by stepson, Anthony Crudale and stepdaughter, Donna Hughes.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, January 5, 2014 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Memorial Service will follow the calling hours at 5 p.m. also at the Funeral Home.
Burial will be private.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire, 814 Elm Street, Suite #300, Manchester, NH 03101 or to St. Baldrick's Foundation, 1333 So. Mayflower Avenue, Suite 400, Monrovia, CA 91016.
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, 02 January 2014 10:52

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Kenneth C. Clough, 68

LACONIA — Kenneth C. Clough, 68, of Laconia, passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 with his family by his side.
Ken was born November 6, 1945 in Philadelphia, Penn., the son of the late Janette (Houston) Morrill and Fred Clough Sr.
They moved to the family home in Shapleigh, Maine where he spent a lot of time with his grandparents and worked on the farm. He attended Nute High School in Milton and was proud to enlist in the U. S. Navy as an electrician's mate during 1964-1969, earning several commendations, ribbons and medals, including the Navy Good Conduct Medal, the Vietnam Service and National Defense medals.
Ken continued his electrical career for over forty years throughout the New England area, starting his own Bachman Electrical Corp. in Lawrence, Mass. and moving the business to Ossipee, N.H. He later became estimator/project manager and part owner of B&B Electric with his uncle, Bruce Houston and Uncle Barry Houston in Shapleigh, Maine. He moved to the Laconia area in 1998 and went to work for Eastern Electric in Portland, Maine. After retiring, he enjoyed many vacations travelling the coast of Maine. Ken enjoyed his trips to Disney with his children. His favorite time during the holidays were spent cooking with his family.
Ken is survived by his wife, Katherine (Johnson) Clough, of Laconia; his sons, Andy Clough of Manchester, Rick Guidi, Tom Guidi and Bob Guidi all of Meredith and Tim Guidi of Gilford; a daughter, Angela Marsh, of Meredith; twelve grandchildren, Jennifer, Ricky, Ryan, Riley, Matt, Allie, Bobby, Tyler, Christopher, Nicholas, Sara and Michael; eight great grandchildren; two brothers, Fred Clough, Jr. and Donald "Sam" Morrill, Jr., both of Wakefield; seven sisters, Candy Arthur of Rochester, Dawn Tinkham of Milton, Janette "Gigi" Downs of Wakefield, Kimberly Tompson, of Milton, Chris Nadeau and Kelly Rocheleau, both of Farmington, and Allyne "Duke" Carberry, of Ossipee and several nieces and nephews. Besides Ken's parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Julie Clough.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2014 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Funeral Service will follow the calling hours at 4:00PM also at the Funeral Home.
A Graveside Service, with military honors, will be held at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, N.H. on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 11 a.m.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, P O Box 572, Laconia, NH 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 Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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