LACONIA — Vincent William "Bill" Rudzinski Jr., 90, has gone to be reunited with his beloved wife, Pauline, of 66 years,who passed away on July 5, 2011. He passed away on Friday, December 20, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving daughters. He was born March 11, 1923 to William Rudzinski, Sr. and Ludovicki (Wengras) Rudzinski at their home on Union Avenue. Both parents were immigrants from Lithuania in the early 1900's, they owned and operated Laconia Ice Company, which is still in operation today.
Bill was a lifelong communicant of Our Lady of the Lakes Parish and was a life time resident of Laconia. He attended local schools and graduated from Laconia High School, Class of 1941.
Through his teen years, he worked for his parents delivering ice to several homes in the area and at age 90, could still remember the names of most of his customers. At the age of 15, he began his self-employed coin machine operation business which continued for 58 years, retiring in October 1996 at the age of 73. He owned and operated Bill's Playland at the Weirs with his wife and family for 33 years. He met and made many lifelong friends. He was a very hard working and quiet man, greatly respected and deeply loved by many. Bill and his wife made several trips cross country to Las Vegas where they would vacation, where they loved to gamble.
Our Dad, Grampa, Popi will be greatly missed by us all, but he will always be alive in our hearts.
Bill was predeceased by his wife Pauline in 2011, his son Vincent III "Bud" 2010, Grandson Rodney Colby 1996, Son-in-Law Edward Batchelder 2003, his father 1941, his mother 1979, infant sister Jule 1916, infant sister Luidovicki 1918, his sister SophieRoubo 1990 and Brothers Alex 1988 and John 2006.
He has left behind 4 daughters Sylvia Batchelder, Leda Rudzinski, Stacia Larivee and Paula and husband Bert DuBois, Daughter-in-Law Veronica Rudzinski III. He leaves 8 grandchildren and their spouses, Tina Batchelder, Jack Batchelder and wife Shelly, Brandi and husband Bill DeGroot, Victor Larivee Jr. and wife Jill, Danielle Minery, Pauline Doucette and husband Tim, Vincent Rudzinski IV and Damien Rudzinski and wife Elizabeth. He also is survived by 10 Great-Grandchildren, Olivia and Matthew Doucette, Samantha, Nathan and Colby Batchelder, Autumn and River Minery, Cordelia Larivee-Ambrose, William and Abigail Rudzinski.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, December 23, 2013 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Prayer Service will be held following the calling hours at 6 p.m. also at the Funeral Home.
Burial will be private.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations should be made to the Central New Hampshire VNA and Hospice, 780 North Main St, Laconia, NH 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 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 Friday, 20 December 2013 09:01
NORTHFIELD — Mr. Michael G. Kimball, 57, of Northfield, died at his home on Dec. 16, 2013.
He was born in Laconia, the son of George and Lillian (Bickford) Kimball and resided in Northfield all of his life. He was a graduate of Tilton-Northfield High School.
He previously was a foundry worker in Franklin and lastly was employed by the Town of Northfield at the Transfer Station.
Mike enjoyed the outdoors especially hunting and fishing.
Family members include his mother, Lillian Kimball of Northfield, an uncle, Donald Bickford of Tilton, and several cousins and friends.
A graveside service will be held at Park Cemetery in the spring.
Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Paquette-Neun Funeral Home (www.neunfuneralhomes.com) is assisting with arrangements.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 December 2013 08:59
MEDFORD, Ore. — Elinor M. Bailey daughter of George and Jessie Bailey of Tilton N.H. passed away Tuesday Dec. 3,2013 in Medford, Oregon.
Ellie was born and raised in Tilton. She was a graduate of Tilton-Northfield High School. She joined the US Navy in 1961 and retired in 1970 as an HM3. She put down roots on the West Coast, she lived in Covina, California for over 30 yrs before retiring to Shady Cove, Oregon.
She leaves behind her partner of 35 yrs Billie Brozovich. Her 2 dogs K.D. and Mikki. Sister Debra Wescott and husband Norman of Sanbornton, NH. Brother Bruce Bailey of Franklin,NH. Niece Jessie Bell and husband Adam and their daughter Olivia of Hill, NH. Nephew Jed Bailey and wife Samantha and their daughter Gracie of Northfield, NH. Her dear friends in Shady Cove, Pat and John Roberts, Gail and Bob Barker, Lee Estensen, Sheilah and Susie and Merrilee.
Ellie was predeceased by her parents George and Jessie, sister Katherine and brother Michael.
There will be a military service at the NH Veterans Cemetary in Boscawen, NH on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at 1 p.m.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 December 2013 08:57
LACONIA — Rita A. Laurent, 88, of Laconia, died peacefully at the Saint Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, joining her beloved husband, Norm.
Mrs. Laurent was born June 6, 1925 in Laconia, N.H., the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Roseanna (Rocheleau) Levesque. She was a lifetime resident of Laconia and was a 1943 graduate of Laconia High School.
Mrs. Laurent was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church and a former member of the Catholic Daughters of America. She enjoyed playing bingo, bowling and caring for family members, especially her grandchildren.
Survivors include three daughters, Norma O'Connor and her husband, Ron, of Gilford, Patricia Szuluk and her husband, Don, of Kingsport, Tenn. and Charlene Morin and her husband, David, of Laconia; one son, Charles Laurent and his wife, Dee, of Laconia; eighteen grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; two sisters, Edith Levasseur of Laconia and Helen Foley of Florida and several nephews and nieces. Mrs. Laurent was predeceased by her husband of fifty-five years, Norman A. Laurent, in 2003; a son, Thomas A. Laurent, in 1999; a daughter, June Tardif, in 2006; her parents, three brothers and four sisters.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, December 20, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish at Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, N.H.
Burial will follow in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246 or to the Saint Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center- Activities Fund, 406 Court Street, 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 Wednesday, 18 December 2013 08:31