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Cecil W. Stanley, 86

LACONIA — Cecil W. Stanley passed away on January 23, 2014 at the Belknap County Nursing Home in Laconia, NH, 3 days after his 86th birthday, following a period of declining health.

He was born on January 20, 1928 in St. George, ME to Oscar and Ethel (Wilson) Stanley. Cecil grew up in St. George, ME and attended schools in St. George. After moving to New Hampshire, he worked for the Scott and Williams Company in Laconia for 25 years. He also worked for the Lakes Region General Hospital for many years before retiring.

Cecil married Ruth Huntoon, daughter of Charles and Isabelle Huntoon, in 1950. They were happily married for 54 years, until Ruth's death in 2004. Cecil enjoyed hunting and other outdoor activities, and spending time vacationing with family in Maine.

Cecil is survived by his son, Norman Stanley and his wife Denise of Kissimmee, FL, daughter, Nancy Gaumond and her husband Eric of Manchester, NH, and daughter, Norma McLeod and her husband Wayne, of Melbourne, Australia; his siblings, Frances Thompson of Rockland, ME, Edna Carter, of Thomaston, ME, Vernon Stanley, of Camden, ME, Maurice Stanley, of Texas, and Ann Wallace and her husband Raymond, of Thomaston, ME; his grandson Sean McCarty and his wife Abigail, of Tilton, NH, and other grandchildren, Jason, of Georgia, and Michael, Jennifer, and Sarah of Florida; three great-grandchildren, Asher, Tristan, and Colin; and several nieces and nephews.

Per Cecil's wishes, he will be cremated, with no services held.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorial donations be made to the Belmont Fire Relief Association, P.O. Box 837, Belmont, NH 03220 or to the ST George Volunteer Fire Dept., 7 School St., Tenants Harbor, ME 04860.

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 Friday, 24 January 2014 08:31

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Nathaniel M. Johnson, 74

LACONIA — Nathaniel M. "Nat" Johnson, PE, 74, of Laconia, NH passed away at CRVNA Hospice House, Concord, NH on Monday, January 6, 2014 with his wife at his side.

Mr. Johnson grew up in Antrim, NH, the son of Carroll M. Johnson and Helen B. Johnson (Munroe.) Nat graduated from Tilton School in '56 and Worcester Polytechnic Institute '60 with a BSEE. He was a man of integrity who was dedicated to his work and generous with his time. He invented the Ground Fault Interrupter sensor (GFI) and holds many other US and foreign patents related to carbon capture and multi-pollutant control solutions. He co-founded Powerspan LLC and was sole proprietor of Winnipesaukee Associates. Nat was fortunate to work in a field he loved. Nat was devoted to the men at the firehouse and his job as Fire Prevention Officer of the Laconia Fire Department. He retired in 2002 to work as a Fire and Arson Investigator. He became well known for his expertise in the field. He wrote code for and served BOCA and NFPA. He was an expert witness in NH, VT, ME, MA, CT and NY. Nat was community oriented; he supported the Lakes Region and the City of Laconia by serving on the Planning Board, the Zoning Board of Adjustments, the Lakes Region Planning Commission, and as President of the Lakes Region Mutual Fire Aid Association. He was also an Adjunct Professor at the New Hampshire Vocational Technical College Laconia and taught classes in math, fire and electrical. Nat was a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and was a licensed Professional Engineer in NH, ME and VT. He was also a licensed master electrician and private investigator. Nat will be greatly missed by his family, friends, business associates and the many fire protection and fire investigation related boards and organizations he served.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Adrienne M. Johnson, his son, Andrew, daughter, Elizabeth, four grandchildren and two sisters, Pamela and Sarah. He was predeceased by his parents.

Memorial calling hours will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Nat's name to Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Fire Protection Engineering, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609

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 Friday, 24 January 2014 08:25

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Harley Q. Towers

LACONIA — Baby Harley Quinn Towers, of Laconia, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. Harley was born on December 11, 2013 at 11:50 a.m.

She leaves behind her parents, Averil Taylor and Jon Towers, both of Laconia, her siblings Sid Towers, Jamie Towers and Leia Taylor, all of Laconia, grandmothers Lisa Taylor of Belmont, Elaine Lord of Alton, Myrion Heighton of Lexington, Mass. and Deborah (Heighton) Towers of Moultonborough, grandfathers Daniel Heighton of Lexington, Mass., Aurther Towers of Moultonborough, Douglas Horne of Laconia and Wendell Corrow of Laconia, Aunts Elizabeth, Jessica, Beth and Tina, Uncles Jimmy and Joey and several cousins.

She was predeceased by her grandfather, James Taylor.

Memorial calling hours will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A memorial service will immediately follow the calling hours at 6 p.m., also at the funeral home.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Averil Taylor, 192 Union Ave, Apt 6, 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 Thursday, 23 January 2014 10:06

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Nancy J. Tkach, 70

GILFORD — Nancy J. Tkach, 70, of 9 Jay Drive, died peacefully at her son's home in New Hampton on Monday, January 20, 2014 with her family by her side.
Mrs. Tkach was born May 22, 1943 in Lawrence, Mass., the daughter of Raymond and Lillian (Roth) Wirth. She resided in Methuen, Mass. and graduated from Methuen High School in 1961 and from the University of New Hampshire in 1965. She resided in Enfield, N.H. for a several years before moving to Gilford in 1972.
Mrs. Tkach had been employed as a medical technologist for New England Clinical Labs for twenty years and was a lab technician for the State of New Hampshire, Department of Transportation, retiring in 2005.
Mrs. Tkach is survived by two sons, Bret A. Tkach and his wife, Kate, of New Hampton, N.H. and Chris Tkach and his wife, Grace, of Charlestown, Mass. and a brother, Peter Wirth, and his wife, Linda, of Hebron, N.H. She was predeceased by her husband, A. Bert Tkach, in 2007 and by her parents.
There will be no calling hours.
Private Funeral Service will be held.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Newfound Area Nursing Association (NANA) 214 Lake Street, Bristol, NH 03222.
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, 23 January 2014 10:02

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