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Margaret R. Paquette

LACONIA — A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Margaret Rose (LaPlante) Paquette, who died February 1, 2014, will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on February 14, 2014, at Sacred Heart Church of St. André Bessette Parish, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, NH. Following the Mass, there will be a reception for family and friends at the Belknap Mill, 25 Beacon St. East, Laconia, NH.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations, in Mrs. Paquette's name, may be made to: The Belknap Mill Society, 25 Beacon St. East, Laconia, NH 03246, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Meghan McCarthy Research Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445 or the Dame Scholarship of the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 7312, Gilford, NH 03247-7312.
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, 11 February 2014 09:05

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Barbara Conery, 87

WOLFEBORO — Barbara (Christine) Conery, 87, of Center Street, passed away comfortably on Friday, February, 7, 2014 at Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro.

Calling hours will be Friday, February 14, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lord Funeral Home, Wolfeboro, NH. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 15 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. A spring burial will be held in Wolfeboro Center Cemetery, Wolfeboro, NH.

If you wish to express condolences or leave a fond memory please visit, www.lordfuneralhome.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 February 2014 09:01

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Isabelle A. Jacques, 98

LACONIA – Isabelle A. Jacques, 98, of 406 Court Street, a longtime resident of Laconia, died Sunday, February 9, 2014 at St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

She was born on January 15, 1916 in Lakeport, the daughter of Augustin and Delina (Ouellette) Truchon. Isabelle was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Laconia and a member of the Ladies of Sacred Heart and the Ladies of Saint Anne's. She volunteered as a Cub Scout den mother and enjoyed sewing and knitting.

She is survived by her two sons; Richard A. Jacques and his wife Jane of Cape Coral, FL and Raymond C. Jacques and his wife Arlene of Newton, Mass., one daughter, Jeannine H. Allen and her husband Roger of Belmont, five grandchildren; David Allen and his wife Kristey of Bethel, Vermont, Dan Allen and his wife Brenda of Laconia, Linda Dumais and her husband Jonathan of Belmont, Gary Allen and his wife Erica of Laconia and Paul Jacques and his wife Lisa of Manchester, seventeen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Romeo C. Jacques in 1992, three brothers; Albert Truchon, Arthur Truchon and Eli Truchon and two sisters; Rose Blais and Blanche.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 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 on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish, Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, N.H.

Burial will follow at 2 p.m. on Thursday in the family lot at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia, N.H.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Recreation Fund, 406 Court St. Laconia, NH 03246 or to the Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 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 Tuesday, 11 February 2014 08:59

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Paul W. Morrill, 72, and Betty J. Morrill, 68

BRIDGEWATER — Paul W., 72, and Betty Jane (Thompson) Morrill, 68, died Monday, February 10, 2013 as a result of an early morning fire in their home, Paul's maternal family homestead since the 1740's, at 657 River Road.

Paul was born in Plymouth, the only child of Ora and Esther (Cass) Morrill. He was a lifelong resident of Bridgewater, attended local schools and graduated from Newfound High School in 1959

Jane was born in Plymouth, one of nine children of John and Arberta (Bacon) Thompson, she grew up living in Plymouth, attended local schools and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1963.

They were married in September of 1963 and spent the rest of their lives truly as a pair. Paul spent 42 years as the maintenance man for camp Wicosuta in Hebron, while Jane worked hard as a homemaker and mother. They both were active as volunteers in 4H with Jane being acknowledged as a 40 year leader and together received the Belknap County 4H Family Friend of the Fair Award for dedication and volunteering. They worked tirelessly as Superintendents of the Beef and Dairy Show at Sandwich Fair. They enjoyed country auctions, traveling to Amish Country and attending fairs. Saturday evenings they could be found playing dominos with friends and family. They were founding members of the Bridgewater Fire Brigade, he as Chief and she with the Auxiliary.

Jane was a 55 year member of Lower Interval Grange #321, President of the Bridgewater Home Industries group and had a personal love of all things to do with sewing and quilting. She also took great pride in making and decorating wedding cakes.

Paul was an avid farmer and carpenter. He spent many years raising and showing Milking Shorthorn cattle. Last year Paul built a great greenhouse and was pleased to show off his crop of tomatoes. He also ran the Stillmaple Farm pure Maple Products with his son Paige. Upon retirement, Paul purchased a 1931 Model A truck which he was proud to use and show.

Above all else, family was always the most important part of their lives. They will be greatly missed by: Paul's mother, Esther (Cass) Morrill of Meredith; their daughter, Paula and Doug Glover and sons Wesley and Rhonda Morrill and Paige and Becky Morrill all of Bridgewater, grandchildren: Wesley, Harrison, Emmett, Benjamin, Justine, Kelby, Tori and her son (great grandson) Cole; and Jane's three sisters: Bernice Lowell of Bristol; June King of Meredith; Arberta Coliano of Bridgewater and brother E. Wayne Thompson of Bridgewater, as well as sister-in-law Dolly Thompson of Meredith and brother-in-law Glen MacCreighton of New London; many nieces, nephews and cousins. They were predeceased by a daughter, Petula and three sons Preston, Phillip and Patrick, and Jane's three brothers: Avery, Lyle and John Thompson and sister Beatrice MacCreighton.

Services-A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Bridgewater Town Hall, 297 Mayhew Turnpike (Rt 3A), Bridgewater. Burial will be in Homeland Cemetery, Bristol, in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in their memory to the Belknap County 4H Fair Association, c/o Fran Wendleboe, 238 Lower Oxbow Rd., New Hampton, NH 03256. Arrangements are under the direction of Emmons Funeral Home of Bristol.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 February 2014 08:55

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