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George B. Hickey, Jr., 64

SANBORNTON — George B. Hickey, Jr., 64, of Hunkins Pond Road passed away suddenly at his home on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.
George was born in Cambridge, Mass. on February 3, 1951 the son of George B. and Evelyn (Crotty) Hickey, Sr. He resided in East Boston, Mass. before moving to Sanbornton forty years ago.
George was a self-employed architect who practiced in N.H. for many years. He specialized in affordable housing design, working closely with many builders and non-profits including the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority, Laconia Area Community Land Trust, Southwestern Community Services and Harbor Homes. Some of his projects included Lochmere Meadows, Mechanic Street School Affordable Housing Complex in Laconia, Mill View Apartments in Laconia, Marlborough Senior Housing, Veterans FIRST Transitional and Permanent Living facility in Manchester and the soon to be constructed Rivers Edge housing project in downtown Laconia. His awards included LEED Platinum for Homes at 100 Union Street in Manchester, LEED Gold for Homes at Pinecrest Apartments in Meredith, the 2010 Preservation Achievement Award for Lafayette School in Portsmouth and the 2007 Plan NH Merit of Excellence Award for Mechanic Street School Affordable Housing Complex in Laconia.
He had a love for the outdoors whether it be working the land with his trusty blue New Holland tractor or digging up rocks as well as various holes and ditches with his Kubota excavator. He designed and built the home in Sanbornton that he raised his family in and which would become a 'hobby' of his up until the time of his passing. Those that understood him and enjoyed his dry humor, loved him. His selfless love and support for his family was all he cared about. He will be missed dearly by his friends and family.
George is survived by his wife of forty-one years, Ann R. (Mitchell) Hickey of Sanbornton; two sons, Brendan J. Hickey of Sanbornton, Evan D. Hickey, and his wife, Rebecca, of Medford, Mass.; a daughter, Megan A. Hickey of Laconia; his mother, Evelyn Hickey of Essex, Mass.; a brother, James Hickey of Malden, Mass.; two sisters, Frances Minichello of Swampscott, Mass. and Lynne Wilson of Seabrook, N.H. and several nephews and nieces.
There will be no calling hours.
A memorial service will be held on Friday March 6, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. using the Carriage House entrance.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to New Hampshire Food Bank, 700 East Industrial Park Drive, Manchester, NH 03109.
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, 02 March 2015 08:53

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Dallis P. 'Sonny' Gilson, Jr., 76

LACONIA — Dallis "Sonny" P. Gilson, Jr., 76, of Barbara Blvd. passed away at his home on Friday, February 27, 2015.
Dallis was born in Laconia on November 11, 1938 the son of Dallis P. and Dorothy L. (Smith) Gilson, Sr. He was a lifelong resident of Laconia. Dallis was a LHS graduate class of 1956. He and his wife, Carol, of fifty six years were high school sweethearts.
Dallis was a Master Tool & Die Maker. He worked for Scott & Williams, Davis Tool, and 29 years for Vernitron/Beau Interconnect/Molex. Dallis was a member of the NH National Guard.
Dallis was a member of the Belknap Sportsman Club Range. He was a 32nd degree mason for the Scottish Rite of Free Masonry. Dallis enjoyed shooting, hunting, diving, swimming, skiing, snowshoeing and hiking the White Mountains. He was an advocate of hunter safety. Dallis and Carol enjoyed traveling together and traveled to all fifty states.
Survivors include his wife, Carol (George) Gilson, of Laconia; two sons, Tom Gilson and his wife, Karen, of Concord and Tim Gilson, of Moultonborough; a daughter, Stephanie Richardson, of Gilford; six grandchildren, Corinna Povoli, of Florida, Matthew Gilson, of Moultonoborough, Zachary Gilson, of China, Kara Gilson, of Keene, James Richardson and Owen Richardson, both of Gilford; three nephews and two nieces. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his brother, William C. Gilson, Sr. in 2012.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia using the Carriage House entrance.
A graveside service will be held in Union Cemetery in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main St. Laconia, NH 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH 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, 02 March 2015 08:50

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Alice B. Ferriman, 93

GILMANTON — Alice Bernice (Nicholas) Ferriman, 93, of Loon Pond Road died on Sunday February 22, 2015 at home. She was the widow of James W. Ferriman who died in 2012.

Alice was born on August 2, 1921 in Kankakee, Illinois, the daughter of Leslie C. and Alice G. (Jenkins) Nicholas. Alice resided in Wayne, Penn. for many years before moving to Gilmanton fifteen years ago.

Alice enjoyed golfing, fishing and sewing but most of all she loved taking care of her grandchildren and spending time with family.

Alice is survived by a son; James R. Ferriman, of Sheridan, Wyo.; two daughters, Leslie F. Stott, of Pottstown, Penn. and Joan E. Tasse, of Gilmanton, 13 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her siblings: Leslie C. Nicholas, George T. Nicholas and Dorothy L. Nicholas.

There will be no calling hours or services.

Burial will be at later date in the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen, N.H.

For those who wish, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Gilmanton Food Pantry, Gilmanton Iron Works, NH or Central New Hampshire VNA and Hospice, Laconia, NH.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia NH 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, 02 March 2015 08:44

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Donagh F. O'Hara, 90

GILFORD — Donagh F. "Don" O'Hara, 90, of Sprucewood Drive, passed away on Sunday March 1, 2015 at the Golden View Health Care Center in Meredith. Don was married for 67 years to the love of his life the late Dorothy C. (Meehan) O'Hara who died in 2014.

Don was born August 19, 1924 in Brooklyn, New York the son of Patrick G. and Grace M. (Marcel) O'Hara.

Mr. O'Hara proudly served in WW ll in the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded The Bronze Star for Heroism. After serving in the US Army, Don returned home, married, and went to work for Sears and Roebuck, while pursuing his degree from Hofstra College (University). He later taught Salesmanship and Marketing at Rutgers University. Don then embarked on a long, adventurous, career in the oil business, beginning with Mobile Oil Company in New York as a salesman and District Manager. He then worked for Cities Service Oil Company (Citgo Oil ) as regional Manager in New Jersey and then Boston. He also was employed by Gibb's Oil Company in Revere, Mass. He was a past President of the Lakes Region Petroleum Board of Trade. In 1973 Don was honored to accept the position of President and CEO for Dow Oil Company, (Irving Oil) where he worked until his retirement. He remained a consultant for Irving Oil for many years.
Mr. O'Hara was an incorporator at Lakes Region Hospital as well as The Taylor Home. He also served on the board at Indian Head Bank, in Laconia. Don was a senior member of the Laconia Rotary Club for more than forty years, and a long standing member at Laconia Country Club. In later years Don happily became a "Snowbird" where he volunteered at Naples Hospital, Naples, Florida. He volunteered at Bolduc Park until his death.

 Mr. O'Hara was a communicant at Our Lady of the Lakes Church, Laconia, St. Anne's Church in Naples Florida, and later, St. Joseph's Church in Laconia.

Don also loved his home, his flowers, golf, and The New England Patriots. Mr. O'Hara was a good friend and leader in the community he loved and will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him.

Don is survived by his four children; Donna and her husband, William, of Plymouth, Massachusetts, Susan of Eliot, Maine, and Kathleen and her husband, Larry, of San Francisco, California; Kevin and his companion, Dana, of Seattle, Washington; and by his three adored grandchildren, Sally Szwed of New York City, Christopher DiNola of Kittery, Maine and Jason DiNola of Eliot, Maine; and his dear friends and Spiritual Advisors John and Sandra McGonagle of Gilford. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by an infant son, Peter and by his sisters Patricia O'Hara and Sheila Bennett.

There will be no calling hours.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish - St. Joseph's Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H. All are welcome to attend. The family will greet friends in the church immediately following the Mass.
A Memorial and Celebration of Don's life will follow internment in Pine Grove Cemetery in the Spring. 

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in Mr. O'Hara's memory to the Laconia Rotary Club, PO Box 503, Laconia NH 03247.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH 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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