LACONIA — Alice Doucet, 99, of 30 County Drive, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at Belknap County Nursing Home. She was the widow of Adalbert Doucet who died in 1998.
Alice was born on July 5, 1915 in Laconia, the daughter of William and Eva (Gosselin) Maheux. She was a lifelong resident of Laconia. Alice was a homemaker for much of her life but also worked as a stitcher and inspector for the Vogue Doll Company for 13 years.
She enjoyed baking, gardening, and playing the organ. But most of all she enjoyed spending time with her large family.
Survivors include three sons, Robert Doucet of Littleton, Colo., Roger Doucet of Belmont, and Leo Doucet, of Portsmouth, R.I.; three daughters, Claire Shuten, of Sterling Heights, Mich., Lorraine Satchell of Portland, Ore., and Simone Schwerin, of St. Helen, Mich.; 25 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Antonio Maheux, of Laconia; and many nephews and nieces.
She was predeceased by her husband; and two daughters, Cecile Brough and Helen Sargent; four brothers, Jack, Edward, Lionel and Robert Maheux; and by five sisters, Marie Gilbert, Merilda Drouin, Alberthine Hughes, Rose Blunden, and Irene Wyatt.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, at 11 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish in Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Ave. Laconia. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Belknap County Nursing HomeActivities Fund, 30 County Drive, Laconia NH, or a charity of one's choice.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, 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, 09 February 2015 10:36
BOSCAWEN — Katherine A. Morrill, 106, passed away peacefully after a short illness on February 2, 2015 at Merrimack County Nursing Home surrounded by her family. Katherine was born in Penacook on October 24, 1908, to James A. and Katherine (Garvey) Roberts. She attended Penacook schools and was a lifelong resident of Penacook and Canterbury. She married Anson G. Morrill on August 21, 1934, moved to Canterbury and had two sons, Charles and Robert. She was employed for many years at Hoyt Electric.
She was predeceased by her husband, Anson in 1967, her son, Charles, in 1991, her son, Robert, in 2004, and her siblings. Family members include her grandchildren, Karen Kelso and her husband David, David Morrill and his wife, Karen, Robert Morrill and his wife, Kathleen, and Kathy Morrill-Winchell; five great grandchildren, Tyson, Taylor, Matthew, Danielle, and Hunter, and several nieces and nephews.
She was extremely independent, the life of the party with her sense of wit, and an inspiration to all as she was content with the little things in life.
The family is grateful to the staff at Merrimack County Nursing Home for their excellent care over the last seven years.
The Wendell J. Butt Funeral Home in Penacook is assisting with arrangements.
Per her wishes private services will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Edna McKenna Trust Fund for the Skilled Unit at the Merrimack County Nursing Home.
Last Updated on Friday, 06 February 2015 07:58
LACONIA — Priscilla Florence LeClaire, 75, of 52 Estates Circle, died Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Belknap County Nursing Home after a period of failing health.
She was born on April 30, 1939 in Plymouth, the daughter of the late Stephen and Alexina (Dion) Gray. Priscilla worked for a number of years for Lakes Region General Hospital in the Laundry and Central Sterile Departments. She was a member of the Ladies Guild for St. Joseph's Church in Laconia where she was a C.C.D. Teacher and a Eucharistic Minister. She was a volunteer for the Community Action Program in Concord and was a past Boy, Cub and Girl Scout Troop Leader. Priscilla enjoyed knitting, crochet and was a loving daycare provider to her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Nelson LeClaire, Jr. of Laconia, two sons; Norman LeClaire and his wife Beth of Laconia and Nelson LeClaire III and his wife Allison of Laconia, two daughters; Kaylin Groleau and her husband Jonathan of Laconia and Heidi Miller and her husband Wayne of Laconia, two brothers; Edwin Grey and his wife Sharon of Henrietta, N.Y. and James Gray of Providence, R.I., four sisters; Jeanette Atherton and her husband Walter of Tilton, Lillian Watson of Laconia, Yvonne Dupont and husband Raymond of Belmont and Alexinia Azotea and her husband Ben of Gilmanton, fifteen grandchildren; Azelin Groleau, Andrew Groleau, Alexander Groleau, Kevin Farquharson, Melissa Sulloway, Sally Ann Sulloway, Michael Sulloway, Samantha Sulloway, Jennifer Miller, Natalie Miller, Priscilla LeClaire, Nelson LeClaire IV, Courtney LeClaire, Joshua LeClaire and Emily LeClaire, two great-grandchildren; McKenzie LeClaire and Lacey Norma LeClaire, one brother-in-law, Stuart LeClaire of Bellingham, Mass. and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one brother, Clifford Gray, one sister, Lorraine Dargy, one half brother, Earl Gray and one sister-in-law, Bertha Gray.
Memorial calling hours will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at St. Andre Bessette Parish – St. Joseph's Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia.
Burial will be held in the spring at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Laconia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 5 Bedford Farms Drive, STE 201, Bedford, NH 03110 .
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, 05 February 2015 08:27
LACONIA — Carol Ann (Morrissette) Campbell, 65, a lifelong resident of Laconia, N.H., passed away peacefully at Lakes Region General Hospital on February 2, 2015, following a long period of failing health; surrounded by loving family.
She was born in Laconia on February 15, 1949, the daughter of the late Oscar Eugene and Rachel Mary (Vallee) Morrissette.
She was employed for 25 years in the Teflon dept. at NH Ball Bearing in Laconia until her retirement, from there she lived out the rest of her years at home as a homemaker and spending quality time with her family. She was a dedicated and loving mother and grandmother .
She had hobbies which she thoroughly enjoyed such as her love for gardening, taking in the scenery of all her beautiful flowers, spending time at the ocean, her collection of dolls, spending time with her pets, she had a great love for animals and enjoyed bird watching, she spent many hours in her kitchen cooking, her favorite pastime. She always enjoyed decorating every room in her house at Christmas and entertaining family and friends.
She had a strong faith in Jesus and was an active member at the Congregational Church of Laconia for many years past, attending Sunday services when her children were young, getting them involved in Sunday School classes and Bible studies.
She is survived by her husband of fifty years, Emile Campbell, a son Emile Campbell, Jr., and daughters, Brandy Campbell and Tonya Smith all of Laconia and Niki Campbell of Belmont; her six grandchildren; grandsons, Ryan Chandler, Nolan Appleton, Logan Campbell and Oscar Smith all of Laconia and two granddaughters, Lily Campbell of Berlin, and Natalie Smith of Camden, Maine.; her step mother Irene Morrissette of Belmont; four siblings; a twin sister Corrine (Morrissette) O'Mara of Laconia, brothers; Eugene Morrissette of Loudon, Ralph Morrissette and his wife Mary, and Bruce Morrissette and his wife Irene both of Tilton, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother David Morrissette formerly of Laconia.
Her favorite charities which she donated to regularly were the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in honor of her granddaughter Natalie whom was diagnosed with the genetic disorder at a very young age and the NH Humane Society.
Her enormous personality, the sound of her laughter, her generosity towards others and her warm smile will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Heaven has gained a wonderful new Angel.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, using the Carriage House entrance.
A Funeral Service will follow at 5 p.m. also at the Funeral Home.
Burial will be at the Union Cemetery, Laconia in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in her memory be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Northern New England Chapter, 114 Perimeter Rd. Unit G & H, Nashua, NH 03063 or at cff.org, and/or the NH Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247 or at nhhumane.org
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 Thursday, 05 February 2015 08:23