LITCHFIELD — David William Symonds died suddenly on Saturday March 29, 2014 at his home in Litchfield. David was born on June 15, 1952 in Laconia, NH, the son of Robert and Dorothea (Ricker) Symonds.
David graduated from high school in Hollywood, Fla. in 1970 and attended college at the University of New Hampshire. He worked in food service as a chef from Meredith, N.H. to Vero Beach, Fla. throughout his career.
David, with his wife Margaret, have made their home in Litchfield for the past 22 years. David was a huge sports fan, a life long supporter of both the Boston Red Sox and the Patriots. His many friends and family were always blessed with his generosity and warm spirit. It can truly be said he lived life in full measure.
David's son Robert predeceased him in 1986. David is survived by his wife of 33 years, Margi, daughter Steffanie Jacques and her husband Keith, son David II. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Gage and Chloe Jacques, two brothers and three sisters, Leighton and his wife Carol, Jonathan and his wife Sally, Anne Tucker, Wendy Davis, Madelyn Paquette and her husband Anatole, and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial honoring David's life on Saturday, April 5, 2014, 11 a.m. , at the Phaneuf Funeral Home, 243 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH. In David's memory donations may be made to the American Heart Association.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 07:16
GILFORD — diane jayne ackerman, 67, of Gilford, peacefully passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014 after a long fight with pancreatic cancer.
diane was born in Winchester, Mass on November 29, 1946, the oldest of three children of Roland and Jayne (Schultz) Nault. She was predeceased by her parents and sister, Ruth Ann. She graduated from Winchester High School in 1964 and grew up at Camp Mount Pero, Plymouth, N.H. and the family camp in Moultonborough, N.H.
diane attended Rivier College in Nashua, N.H. She married Richard D. Ackerman, her husband of forty-seven years and has a daughter, Heidi Kephart, and two grandsons, Jason and Ryan, all of Gilford. She was a lifelong bookkeeper and office administrator for a number of local businesses, having happily worked for the Ames Family of the Half Moon at Weirs Beach for the many years.
diane had a passion for the outdoors and the arts. She was a saxophone player with the Gilford Community Band from 1984-2013 and enjoyed entertaining people with her oldies rock and roll band, Rough Edges, for fifteen years. She was an avid fiber artist, spinning yarn, knitting and weaving. A country girl at heart, she enjoyed the quiet times tent camping and hiking at the ocean in down-east Maine and in the mountains of New Hampshire.
diane is survived by her husband, Richard Ackerman, a daughter, Heidi Kephart, and two grandsons, Jason and Ryan, all of Gilford and her brother, Roland "Jack" Nault, and sister-in-law, Lauren Towa, of Culver City, California as well as numerous Nault family members in Manchester.
There will be no calling hours.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, N.H. Rev. Michael Graham Pastor of the church will officiate.
Burial will be later in the spring at the Raymond C. Wixson Memorial Garden, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, N.H.
For those who wish, In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Gilford Community Band Music Fund c/o Lyvie P. Beyrent, Gilford High School, 88 Alvah Wilson Road, Gilford, N.H. 03249 or to the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, NH 03249.
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, 02 April 2014 07:11
BELMONT — Charles L. "Chuck" Schultz, Jr., 70, formerly of Belmont and West Alton, died at the Epsom Manor Health Care Center, Epsom, N.H. on Sunday, March 30, 2014. He had been a resident there for the past five years.
Mr. Schultz was born May 26, 1943 in Cambridge, Mass., the son of the late Charles L. and Anne M. (Walsh) Schultz. He resided in Belmont, Mass. for several years and was a graduate of Belmont (Mass.) High School.
Mr. Schultz moved to West Alton in February, 1995 and had been employed as a custodian for the Franklin (N.H.) School District for several years. He was a member of the Belmont, N.H. Fire Department Ambulance Service and was a member of the Belmont, Mass. Fire Department Auxiliary.
Mr. Schultz is survived by several cousins.
A calling hour will be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
Following the calling hour, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Parish, 96 Main Street, Belmont, N.H.
Burial will be later this spring in South Road Cemetery, Belmont, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Boston Burns Unit, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.
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, 01 April 2014 06:47
SANBORNTON — Lt. Col. Raymond A. Beaupre, US Army Retired, 82, of Sanbornton, died at Lakes Region General Hospital on March 30, 2014 after a brief illness.
He was born in Franklin, the son of Armand and Emilienne (Marchand) Beaupre, where he was raised. He graduated from Franklin High School in 1949. Ray also graduated from the University of Maryland and received his Master's Degree from Fitchburg State College. He also studied Russian for a year at the Presidio Language School in Monterey, Calif.
Ray served in the US Army over 23 years retiring as Lt. Colonel. He received many awards and decorations including the Bronze Star Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal.
Following his military service, Ray worked for the US Government for 20 years at Army Intelligence School at Ft. Devens, Mass.
As a linguist, he later taught German and French at Winnisquam Regional High School in Tilton.
Ray was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was former Financial Secretary of the Fr. AJ Timon Council. He was a communicant of St. Mary of The Assumption Church in Tilton was a member of the St. Paul Church Choir. Ray was also a member of The American Legion and Franklin VFW Post 1698.
He was a longtime Sanbornton resident where he was a member of the Sanbornton Historical Society and enjoyed gardening, chopping wood, and genealogy.
Ray was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth (Sheehan) Beaupre who died in 2010, a sister, Claire Pelletier, and two brothers, Ronald Beaupre and Andre Beaupre.
Family members include 2 daughters: Sally Gallagher, Melissa Anderson and her husband Gary J. Anderson, and a son, Curtis Beaupre, all of Sanbornton, 6 grandchildren: Ian Gallagher, Lea Emery, Lenny Emery, Gary R. Anderson, Ethan Anderson, and Parker Beaupre, a great grandchild, Avery Beaupre, 2 sisters: Pauline Currier of Concord and Louise Boutin of Manchester, and nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Thibault-Neun Funeral Home, 143 Franklin St., Franklin, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wed. April 9, 2014 at 10 in St. Mary of The Assumption Church in Tilton with interment with Military Honors at NH Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen at 1 p.m.
Donations in memory of Ray may be made to Central NH VNA and Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246.
For directions and an online guestbook, please visit www.neunfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 April 2014 06:44