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Joseph E. A. Morin, 88

LACONIA — Joseph Ernest Adrien Morin, lovingly known by many as "Joe" and "Andy", entered into eternal life on February 27th 2014. He was born on August 31st, 1925 to Ralph and Beatrice (Lapointe) Morin of Laconia. He and his family were lifelong members of Sacred Heart Parish where he attended elementary school and served as an altar boy. Midway into his senior year at Laconia High School, in 1943, Joseph enlisted in the Navy and served admirably as a Navy Seabee in the 134th &135th Naval Construction Battalion in the Pacific on the islands of Tinian and Okinawa until April of 1946. His service to the country and his community continued long after active duty as a respected member of the American Legion Post #1, Veterans of Foreign Wars in Laconia and the Island X-4 Navy Seabees. He was also a 4th degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Council #428 and member of the League of 1000 Men of the Precious Blood Monastery.
In 1967, Joseph completed his studies earning his high school diploma in September of that year. From 1950 to 1983, he was employed by Arthur and Richard Twombley of Northern Heating and Plumbing where he began his career in the sheet metal shop and worked his way up to residential and commercial oil burner installations and service. He was a member of Local #131 Plumbers & Steamfitters for 61 years.
Joseph joins his parents, his brother, Sylvio Morin and sister-in-law Julie all of Laconia. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patrecia M. Morin, granddaughter Patrecia and husband Steve Boutwell, great grandchildren Dylan and Ashley, nieces Claire Posner and husband Arthur of Sanborton, Donna Davison and husband George of Laconia, Brenda Morin and husband Robert of Effingham, nephews Philip Morin and wife Carole of Laconia, Roger Morin of Holderness, Robert Morin and wife Paula of Windham, and Charles H. Williams III of Laconia. His loving family also includes many grandnieces and nephews, Paul, Keegan and Taylor Morin, Julie Armstrong, Jay Davison, Melissa Gianino, Bethany Wieczorek, and Jessica Shupe. He is also survived by his Aunt Simone Lapointe, several cousins, and a number of great grand nieces and nephews.
Joseph was an early recipient of heart bypass surgery that enabled him to live a full and joyous life. He and Patrecia traveled the world, bringing back stories and treasures to share with all that love them. He enjoyed family gatherings, gardening, camping, reading and his computer and will be missed by the countless lives he touched with his warm sense of humor and generous heart.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, March 7, 2014 from 4 to 7 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, March 8, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish at Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, N.H.
Spring burial will be in the family lot at Union Cemetery, Academy Street, Laconia.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to St. Andre Bessette Parish – Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, N.H. 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 Monday, 03 March 2014 11:31

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Beatrice R. Kimball, 90

FRANKLIN — Beatrice R. Kimball, 90, of Franklin, died Monday February 24 at Concord Hospital after a period of declining health. She was born April 7, 1923 in Manchester, NH to Patrick and Caroline MacLeod Ready and was a sister to brothers John and William and sister Gloria.

Following graduation from Manchester Central High School Bea decided to broaden her horizons, graduating from a Manchester business school and heading off to Washington, DC to a job in the Department of the Navy. She could not have imagined that she would be in the nation's capital on Dec. 7, 1941 when Pearl Harbor was attacked and WWII began in earnest for the United States. Washington quickly was populated with soldiers and sailors, among them Bea's brother Bill who entered the Navy. Photos from that time show innocent, happy young friends enjoying their independence and being in the center of the nation's capitol during wartime. Following WWII she returned to NH, working at the Veterans Administration where she met her future husband Douglas Kimball, married July 1, 1950 and moved to Franklin where they eventually bought their much loved home on Beech Street, living there for more than 50 years.

When her children were in school Bea returned to working outside the home and spent many enjoyable years at Franklin Savings Bank where she began as secretary to the president and eventually became a mortgage officer and Assistant Vice-President. She truly loved her work.

Always, her love for her family, generosity and caring for others have been a hallmark of her life and she will be sorely missed by her family and the countless people she touched throughout her life.

Bea was preceded in death by her husband Douglas, her parents, brothers and grandson Ian Burns. She is survived by her daughters Lynne Kimball Burns and her husband William of Franklin, Deborah Kimball and her husband Eugene Shear of Concord, a granddaughter Sarah Burns and her husband Chris Brown, two great-grandchildren Aislyn and Liam Brown of New Durham and her sister Gloria Rase of Florida.

Bea's family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of 3North at the Merrimack County Nursing Home, the staff of Concord Hospital and CRVNA Hospice for the care they gave during Bea's last years.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 8 11 a.m. at the Franklin Congregational-Christian Church, South Main Street, West Franklin, NH. Spring burial will be in the family lot at Franklin Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the care of the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home of Tilton.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Edna C. McKenna Trust Fund, Merrimack County Nursing Home, C/O Mary Heath 325 Daniel Webster Highway Boscawen, NH 03303. For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Monday, 03 March 2014 11:29

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Eugene C. Graves, 85

LACONIA — Eugene Chadbourne Graves, 85, of 21 Ledges Drive died at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Saturday, February 22, 2014. He was the widower of Marilyn (Curry) Graves who died January 28, 2005.
Mr. Graves was born March 31, 1928 in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of the late Newton and Helen (Knight) Graves. He was a long time resident of Andover, Mass. and had served in the U. S. Army.
Mr. Graves was a mathematical engineer and had been employed at Charles Stark Draper Labs for 20 years. He was a member of the Laconia Congregational Church and sang tenor in the choir.
Survivors include a daughter, Catherine Seaman, of Tewksbury, Mass.; a son, Chadbourne Graves of Chester, NH; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and two sisters, Wendy Stern of North Andover, Mass., and Linda Lebach of North Falmouth, Mass.
There will be no calling hours.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Laconia Congregational Church, 69 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. Rev. Dr. Warren H. Bouton, pastor of the church, will officiate.
Burial will be in the family lot in Union Cemetery, Academy Street, Laconia, N.H. in the spring.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Rte 28, Methuen, MA 01844.
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, 03 March 2014 11:27

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Kenneth Scott, 65

LACONIA — Kenneth Scott, 65, of Laconia, died in his home on Thursday, February 13, 2014 with his companion, Michelle Hurst by his side.

He was born on July 22, 1948 in Albany, NY, the son of William and Deloris Scott. From 1978 to 1981, he was a bass player for the Euclid band. He will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, friend and companion.

He is survived by his children, Tiffany, Kenny Jr. and Kerry, all from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., his grandchildren, Ocean Langstaff, Kenneth III and Emily Scott of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and two good friends, Carol Chaisson and Bobby Gates. He was predeceased by his parents.

There will be no calling hours or services.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO 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 Monday, 03 March 2014 11:25

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