LACONIA — James R. Gott, 66, of Laconia, NH, died October 13, 2013, at Concord Hospital, surrounded by his loving family, after a period of declining health.
Born in Manchester, NH on November 30, 1946, he was the son of John R. and Annabelle (Ballard) Gott. He resided in the Queen City all of his life before moving to Laconia in 2000.
Jim graduated from Manchester Memorial High School, Class of 1964.
During the Vietnam War, he served with the United States Air Force.
Until his retirement, he was a delivery driver with United Parcel Service for thirty years. Afterwards, he worked part-time in the maintenance department at Lakes Region Community College.
He was a longtime member of the Teamsters Union, Local 633.
Jim will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather, whose family was the center of his life. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, especially pushing them on the swing in his backyard. He enjoyed spending time at the lake, boating and fishing. He was an avid golfer and New England sports fan. An extremely likeable man, Jim had a positive effect on everyone because of his smile and engaging personality.
Family members include his wife of twenty-one years, Donna M. (Roche) Gott of Laconia; his two sons, James R. Gott, Jr. of Nashua and David J. Gott and his wife, Jessica, of Nashua; his two step-sons, Sean F. Noonan of Manchester and Ryan T. Noonan and his wife, Heather, of Bedford; five grandchildren, Emma, Connor, Joshua, Jack, and Molly; two brothers, William E. Gott and his wife, Hazel, and George F. Gott and his wife, Susan, all of Manchester; his sister, Donna J. Kempton and her husband, John, of Nashua; several nieces and nephews. He will be missed by all who knew him.
The family would like to thank the Lakes Region General Hospital, Concord Hospital, and NH Oncology and Hematology LRGH, for the wonderful care and support provided to Jim and his family during his illness.
Services: Calling hours were held yesterday at the Connor-Healy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 537 Union Street, corner of Concord Street, Manchester, NH.
The funeral will be held Thursday with a mass of Christian burial to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in Saint Catherine Church, Webster Street, Manchester, NH.
Burial will follow in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Bedford, NH.
In lieu of flowers, please donate blood or make a donation to your local American Red Cross in Jim's memory.
For more information or to view the online quest registry, please visit: connorhealy.com.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 07:06
MEREDITH – Loren Dale "Park" Noland, 88 of Pease Rd., Meredith, NH died October 8, 2013, at Concord Hospital in Concord, NH.
Park was born in Parkville, Missouri on Feb 7, 1925, son of the late George Park and Pearl Frances (Lobingier) Noland.
He served his country with the United States Army during WWII and the Korean Conflict retiring after 23 years of service as a Chief Warrant Officer, W-4. After retiring from the Army, he went to work as a Civil Servant with the Department of the Army for 19 more years.
Park graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. He was a Member of the Gilford Community Church, Compass Lodge of Masons (Parkville Missouri), Chocorua Lodge of Masons, the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite and the Order of the Eastern Star, Ellacoya Chapter.
Pre-deceased by a son, Robert Park Noland, he is survived by his wife Janet (Irish) Noland of Meredith, a daughter, Kathryn "Kay" Lynch of Disputanta, Virginia, a son, William "Bill" Noland of Meredith, four grandsons and three great-grandsons.
An hour of visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Sunday, October 20, 2013, followed by a Memorial Service at the First Congregational Church of Meredith. Burial will be private at the Gilford Community Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Meredith Food Pantry or to your favorite charity.
To sign an online guest book go to: www.baker-gagnefuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 08:13
ROCHESTER — Philip A. Perreault, 93, died Saturday, October 12, 2013, surrounded by his family at his home after a period of failing health.
Philip was born in Rochester, NH on December 4, 1919, the son of Joseph and Angeline (Lavallee) Perreault and lived all of his life in Rochester. Prior to his retirement he worked as a machinist at Davidson Instrument Panel Co. He was a member of the Rochester Lodge of Elks # 1393, and a communicant of Holy Rosary Church in Rochester. Phil loved and enjoyed his family, especially spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Anita (Gagne) Perreault who died in 2008, and was also predeceased by two brothers Robert Perreault, and Edmond Perreault, his sisters, Marguerite Cooke, Genevieve Blanchette and Florence Mercier.
Surviving members of the family include: one son Richard Perreault and his wife Cheryl of Northfield, NH, two daughters, Angele Cook and her husband John of Rochester, and Diane Felts and her husband Raymond, both of Rochester, NH. He also leaves five grandchildren, Philip and Vanessa Felts, Aaron and Nicole Perreault, and R. J. Cook, as well as two special friends, Evelyn Frenette and Daniel Pelchat "driver", and several nieces, nephews and cousins and his cat Cissie.
Visitation will be held at the H. J. Grondin & Son Funeral Home, 177 North Main Street, Rochester, NH on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 17, 2013, at Holy Rosary Church in Rochester, NH, followed by burial in Holy Rosary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial donation may be made to either St. Elizabeth Seton School, 16 Bridge St. Rochester, NH 03867 or to the SHARE Fund, 189 North Main Street, Rochester, NH 03867. To sign the on-line guest book, please visit www.GrondinFuneralHome.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 08:05
WOLFEBORO — William Francis Randall, Bill to most, Billy to a few, left us on Monday, September 23, 2013. He died surrounded by the love of his family and some of the many people who called him friend. He was the son of the late Kay and Charlie Randall of Duxbury, Ma., a brother among a family of nine.
Bill was a man of few words, but those words were both whimsical and wise in his own way. He practiced a live-and-let-live attitude, and a good friend said recently of him, "I never heard Bill say a bad word about anyone."
A stone mason by trade, Bill leaves his art all around Southeastern Massachusetts and Lake Winnipesaukee in the form of massive stone fireplaces and home facings. Many are signed in his unique way with a surprising shape hidden among the stones—a turtle here, a heart there. For the most part he accomplished his life's work singlehandedly. Some of the stone chimneys atop the Castle In The Clouds were rebuilt by his hands.
Bill's hobbies can be simply stated: he loved his family, and he loved his work. Beyond these, his greatest joy was traipsing around the Northern Maine woods calling moose to him purely for the excitement of it (and they came!).
Bill's daughters, Becky Randall of Moultonboro, NH, Gina Randall and Beth Randall of Methuen, Ma, his wife Celia Randall of Wolfeboro/Brookfield, NH, and his family in Southeastern Ma will miss his understated wit and his steadfast presence. His family acknowledges the empty space he leaves among dear friends and co-workers within the construction community around the lake.
Calling hours at LordFuneral Home in Wolfeboro, NH will be on Saturday, Oct 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. A memorial Mass will be held on Nov 2, 11 a.m., at St. Anthony's Church in Sanbornville, NH. All are invited to celebrate a life well-lived.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Lowe Center for Thoracic Oncology, Dana Faber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave—D1234, Boston, Ma 02215
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 October 2013 08:04