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Fr. Richard M. Giroux, 69

LACONIA – Reverend Richard M. Giroux, 69, was called to his rest and to the glory of the Resurrection promised by the Lord, on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Mt. Carmel Nursing Home, in Manchester.
Father Giroux was born on September 15, 1943 in Manchester, NH the son of the late Gedeon J. and Juliette (Talbot) Giroux, and was ordained a priest on May 17, 1969 by the Most Reverend Ernest J. Primeau, S.T.D., sixth Bishop of Manchester, at Saint Joseph Cathedral in Manchester. Father Giroux studied at the Seminaire Universitaire, Ottawa, PQ, Canada.
Father Giroux was first assigned as associate pastor of St. Anne Parish in Berlin in June, 1969 and then as associate pastor of Infant Jesus Parish in Nashua in June, 1972. In October 1973, Father Giroux was granted a one-year leave of absence. He resumed ministry and was assigned as associate pastor of Saint Francis Xavier Parish in Nashua where he also served as temporary administrator in December of 1976. In June, 1979 he was assigned as associate pastor of St. Anthony Parish in Manchester.
In January, 1983 Bishop Odore J. Gendron, D.D. appointed Father Giroux as pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Pittsfield. In June 1993, Bishop Leo E. O'Neil, D.D. appointed Father Giroux pastor of St. Margaret Mary Parish in Keene and in November of 1998 he was appointed pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Tilton where he served faithfully until his retirement in September, 2011.
Father Giroux was a Representative to the Nashua Deanery, for Liturgy, Music and Sacred Arts; attended the New Pastors Program at St. John Seminary, Brighton, MA and was a member of the Council of Priests for the Concord Deanery.
He enjoyed making puzzles, both crossword and jigsaw puzzles. In addition, his interests include reading, traveling and music in which he liked playing his piano.
Members of his family include; his sister, Pauline Methot, and her husband, Gerard, of Manchester; a brother Roger G. Giroux, and his wife Gail, of Laconia, NH; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Father Giroux was predeceased by his brother, Gerald Giroux and his sister Constance Giroux.
SERVICES: The Rite of Reception of the Body will take place on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Sainte Marie Church, 378 Notre Dame Ave in Manchester at 4:00 p.m. Father Giroux will lie in state in the church until 7:00 p.m., concluding with evening prayer. On Thursday, July 18, 2013, Father Giroux will lie in state at Sainte Marie Church from 9:00 a.m. till 9:45 a.m. The Most Reverend Peter A. Libasci, Bishop of Manchester, will preside at a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. The Rite of Committal will be celebrated after the Mass at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 474 Goffstown Road, Manchester, NH.
To view an online memorial please go to www.phaneuf.net
The Phaneuf Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Donations may be made to the Peterson House, 221 Orange Street, Manchester, NH 03104-4324 or to the American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, NH, in memory of Father Giroux.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 July 2013 06:47

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George A. 'Skip' O'Brien, 58

LACONIA — George "Skip" A. O'Brien, 58, of 188 Sheridan Street, passed away in his home on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, surrounded by his loved ones, Gayle, Katie Ferguson and Julie Gaillard.
Skip was born June 10, 1955 in Plymouth N.H., the son of William and Doris O'Brien. He was a resident of Laconia and had been employed at New Hampshire Ball Bearings. He loved music, collecting antiques and loved swap shops. He was especially fond of his Chevrolet truck.
Survivors include his significant other, Gayle Gallant, of Laconia, a daughter, Julia O'Brien, of Canaan, N.H.; two sisters, Loretta O'Brien of Bunnell, Florida and Carrie Ann O'Brien and her husband Byran Miner of Sanbornton; a nephew, Donald A Lebesque of Laconia and his close friend, Allen Raper of Laconia.
There will be no calling hours.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 19, 2013 at 1 p.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish, St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to No Stomach for Cancer, PO Box 46070, Madison WI 53711
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 Monday, 15 July 2013 06:43

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Alice A. Kallmerten, 86

MEREDITH — Alice Anne (Waugh) Kallmerten, 86, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 25, 2013.
Mrs. Kallmerten was born December 20, 1926 in Clarksburg, West Virginia where she lived with her brother Lewis and her parents Lulu Brenice (Rohr) and Lewis H. Waugh, Sr. until she was 10. Upon the death of her grandfather, the family moved from the city to the rural countryside of Alum Bridge, W. Virginia, a move she would later say was a culture shock but helped shape her life. Alice attended high school during WW 2 and then went on to West Virginia University where she joined the Delta Tau sorority, became the 'sweetheart of Sigma Chi' and met her future husband, James H. Kallmerten. Alice graduated with a B.S. in Physical Education and Biological Science in 1948 and then taught school before marrying on August 1 1949. Over the next 15 years, Alice and Jim relocated to several different states pursuing his accounting career and in the process had four children, all boys, a fact she would later joke nearly drove her crazy. In the 1960s, the family settled in Framingham, MA where Alice 'refused to budge' until the boys were out of school. Alice and Jim retired to Charlotte, NC in 1987 and Jim passed away 10 years later. Alice remained in Charlotte until 2005 when she moved to 'cold' NH to be closer to family.
Alice was smiling, fun loving, humorous and open to new adventures. She felt strong family connections, especially with her cousins, uncles and aunts from her mother's extended family, the Rohrs. Throughout her life, she pursued a path of self improvement. Part of this process involved writing and journaling, which she did extensively. Her writing evolved into a passion for poetry which she began studying at the age of 64. Alice became a recognized poet with publications in Charlotte Poetry Magazine, Flame and Weston Democrat News. Her poetry received awards from North Carolina Poetry Council, Fields of Earth and The Charlotte Writers Club. When not writing, she enjoyed senior activities and was a member of the Silver Foxes Swimming Club, competing in the Carolina Senior Games in 1988 and 1989 and winning multiple medals. She was a fan of the Carolina Panthers (and not shy about trash talking), an avid reader and loved old western movies.
Alice was predeceased by her parents, husband and brother. She is survived by her sister in law, Pong Ak Waugh of Cragsmoor, NY, and her four sons and families: Jim Kallmerten, Carol Borg and their daughter Jane of Syracuse, NY; Dan and Pam Kallmerten and their children Amy, Sam and Julia of Gilford, NH; Tim and Traci Kallmerten and daughters Kelsey Hyndman and Taeler Kallmerten of Houston, TX; and John Kallmerten and his children Jesse AbramsKallmerten and Grace Abrams-Kallmerten of Framingham, MA.
A celebration of life is being planned.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Central New Hampshire VNA and Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246. (centralvna.org).
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 July 2013 06:40

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Candy Sawyer, 28

SUFFOLK COUNTY, New York — Candy S. Sawyer, 28, died unexpectedly July 9, 2013 in New York.
Candy came into the world with her twin sister, Kathy, on March 12, 1985 in California, the daughter of Stephen and Evelyn (Rodriguez) Sawyer. She was raised in Belmont and graduated from Belmont High School in 2003.
Candy was a free spirit and notably did things her own way. She enjoyed music and dancing immensely. Candy had many friends and family that loved her greatly. She was fortunate to have met and spent time with family in the Philippines, Virginia and Indiana. There will always be fond memories of times spent on Casco Bay, camping in Vermont and skiing with family and friends. She loved enjoying Filipino meals made by her mom.
Her parents, Steve and Evelyn, of Belmont, a sister, Kathy, brother, Kurtis, and her extended family in Maine, Virginia, Indiana, California and the Philippines will truly miss Candy.
There will be no calling hours.
A Memorial Service will be celebrated at 11 AM on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. Burial will be private.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, N.H. 03247 (phone #603-524-8236)
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.

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