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Richard F. Monasky, 82

LACONIA — Richard F. Monasky, 82, of Laconia, N. H., died Saturday, December 21, 2013 surrounded by his sons.

He was born in Binghamton, NY on July 7, 1931, the son of Joseph E. and Marie A. (Turanek) Monasky. Mr. Monasky was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Barbara J. (Racicot) Monasky in 2008. He was an auctioneer for 35 years in the Binghamton area and was known as Colonel Dick Monasky. Among his favorite hobbies was caring for his 1935 Studebaker Commander Land Cruiser and memorizing and reciting tales and limericks for friends and family.

He is survived by six sons, Richard T. Monasky and his wife Debra, Sandy, Utah; Joseph J. Monasky and his wife Linda, Alton, N. H.; Mark S. Monasky and his wife, Judy, Bismarck, N. D.; Robert X. Monasky and his wife Marcy, Corvallis, Or.; Michael E. Monasky, Binghamton, N. Y., and David A. Monasky and his wife Carolyn, Belmont, N. H.; two daughters, Marie E. Ahern, Meredith, N. H.; and Barbara I. Opara, Spanaway, Wa.; 19 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; one brother, Ernest Monasky, Roanoke, Va., one sister, Helen Fishback, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.; several nephews, nieces, and cousins.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Laconia Senior Center, 17 Church St, Laconia on Friday, January 31st at 10:30AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to "Laconia Senior Center, Laconia, N. H. 03246 ".

Last Updated on Friday, 27 December 2013 10:18

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Wilfred 'Willy' Fleury, 72

Wilfred "Willy" E. Fleury

NORTHFIELD — Wilfred E. Fleury, 72, of Northfield, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia following a lengthy period of failing health.

Willy was born in Franklin, August 30, 1941, son of the late, Arthur J. and Marie Anne (Saucier) Fleury. He spent his youth and schooled in Franklin, living there until later moving to Northfield 48 years ago.

He worked for many years as a loader operator, working with the former P&S and then NCS Sand and Gravel in Belmont for over 20 years. He retired as a loader operator after working for the Town of Northfield Highway Department.
Willy enjoyed the outdoors and time ice fishing and rabbit hunting. He especially enjoyed fishing for hornpout. He enjoyed his home and spending time with family and friends. Wilfred was a parishioner of St Gabriel Parish-St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Tilton.

His family includes his wife of 52 years, Claire A. (Parent) Fleury of Northfield; daughters, Lisa M. Gagne and husband, Paul of Northfield, Michele A. Welcome and husband Stan of Sanbornton; four grandchildren, Kara, Ryan, Meaghan and Michael; his sister, Rita Fleury of Henderson, Nev.; numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Sunday, Dec. 29, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Chestnut Street in Tilton. Spring burial will be in St. John Cemetery in Tilton.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Willy's name to the Franklin Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, 75 Chestnut St. in Franklin, 03235.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 December 2013 08:01

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Tony Hartford, 30

Tony A. Hartford, 30


GILMANTON — Tony A. Hartford, age 30, of Gilmanton, died peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013.

Tony loved fishing, archery, hunting and motorcycles. He had a very successful painting business and was an excellent stone mason.

His charismatic personality offered friendship to everyone he met. He fought a constant battle in life and has now found peace.

Tony leaves behind his daughter, Jaxsyn Skye Hartford, age 2, of Gilford; Nicole McQueen, the mother of his child; his father, Anthony E. Hartford, of Gilmanton; his mother, Faye Anders Hartford, of North Carolina; a sister, Hilary Faye Hartford, of North Carolina; his grandmother, Olive Hartford; two aunts, an uncle and five cousins.

He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Arlington Hartford, and by his maternal grandparents, Tony and Dorothy (Lessard) Anders.

Memorial calling hours will be held on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia. A graveside service will be held in the spring at Smith Meeting House Cemetery, Gilmanton.

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 Thursday, 26 December 2013 11:23

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Virginia 'Ginny' Barrett, 97

Virginia 'Ginny' Barrett, 97


LACONIA — Virginia "Ginny" Barrett 97, passed away Dec. 23, 2013, at the Laconia Rehabilitation Center, after a period of declining health.

Ginny was born March 15, 1916, in Chelsea, Mass., to Bessie W. (Roche) Pillsbury and Moses B. Pillsbury. Ginny was educated in Lynn, Mass., schools and graduated from Brighton High School. She was raised Episcopalian and lived in Laconia most of her life.

She was a LPN for many years, working at Children's Hospital in Boston, New London Hospital, Laconia State School, Lakes Region General Hospital, New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton and Tilton School.

In the past, she was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, a member and a director of the Licensed Practical Nurses Association of N.H. and worked tirelessly, always showing her love and dedication for the nursing profession.

She had many interests, including studying astrology, Edgar Cayce, loved birds, her pets and enjoyed traveling to Nova Scotia, her beloved Sutton, N.H., and Gloucester, Mass.

Ginny was dedicated to her four sons and was very proud of their achievements. A true friend to all with a giving heart that was unmatched. Ginny's spirit and her love for her fellow mankind will live on for eternity.

Ginny was predeceased by her son, Roger; grandson, Trevor; and her companion of 34 years, Herbert "Red" Hayner.

She is survived by her sons, Stephen Barrett and his companion, Judy Nolin, of Vermont, Ken Barrett and his wife, Gail, of Meredith and Ralph Barrett of Tilton. Also her daughters-in-law, Sharon Barrett, Ellen Barrett Little and Arlene Barrett. Also grandchildren, Tiffany Drouin, Michael and Christopher Barrett and Catherine O'Brien. She also leaves great-grandchildren, Chelsey, Lindsey, Nicholas, Leila, Jasper, Paris and


There will be no services per her wishes. Burial will take place at a later date in the Locust Grove Cemetery, Rockport, Mass.

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 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 Thursday, 26 December 2013 07:34

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