GILFORD — Samuel W. Petrucci, 86, resident of both Gilford NH and Fort Pierce FL, died unexpectedly Friday, September 27, 2013, in Scranton PA, from natural causes.
Born on December 22, 1926, Sam grew up in Medford MA. He lived a long and colorful life, regaling his friends and family with his many claims to fame. At age 16, he joined the Navy and was a radio operator on the USS Willard Keith. After the war, Sam studied art at Vesper George and went on to become a successful commercial illustrator, package designer and airbrush artist. Sam's career spanned six decades. One of his earliest clients was the Hassenfeld Brothers Toy Company, for whom he designed the original logo and boxes for Hasbro's GI Joe line of toys. In recent years, he took great pleasure in being a special guest at GI Joe conventions where he signed autographs and met his many fans. Later, Sam was employed by the prestigious Gunn Associates in Boston where he designed packaging and logos for many well known companies and products..
Sam was a voracious reader and enjoyed golfing with his buddies, fishing with his grandchildren, nature photography, alligator hunting, and painting wildlife and landscapes in oils. Sam designed the family home at Lake Shore Park on Lake Winnepesaukee and was admired for his countless talents. As he often pointed out to everybody, Sam was "The Best" at anything he chose to do.
Sam was married to his beloved Leona Petrucci (who passed away in 2008) and is survived by his children, Maureen Beaupre of Fernandina Beach FL, Ken Petrucci of Newburyport MA, Lisa Petrucci of Seattle WA, Linda Petrucci of New York NY, and Steven Petrucci of Peabody MA, as well as their spouses and numerous grand and great grandchildren.
A memorial service to honor Sam will be held at a future date. Memorial contributions may be left in his name to The Manatee Observation and Education Center, 480 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce FL 34950, www.manateecenter.com/index.php/support
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 October 2013 06:41
TILTON — Mrs. Amy P. Wolf, 54, of Tilton, died at Franklin Regional Hospital on Oct. 1, 2013.
She was born in Hartford, Ct. on Sept. 16, 1959 the daughter of the late Arthur and Ruth (Engelke) Paine. Amy was raised in Simsbury, CT and graduated from Simsbury High School in 1977. She and her family resided in Tilton for 30 years.
Amy's passions revolve around sharing time with her family and providing medical care for others. Her earliest caregiving involved that of being and EMT on a volunteer ambulance squad. This also incidentally ended up being how she met her husband of 27 years. In recent years, she had dedicated herself to providing assistance and medical care to those who could not help themselves through many home healthcare agencies. This was such an important part of her life that she continued to provide those services until her physical condition no longer allowed. Amy will be remembered as a loving wife, a loving mother and one who always had the greatest concern for those around her. She will be missed, dearly.
Family members include her husband, William C. Wolf of Tilton, two children, Jeffrey A. Wolf and Margaret E. Wolf, both of Tilton, a brother, Steven Paine of Granby, CT, a sister, Linda Landrigan of Simsbury, and nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held Thursday (Oct. 3rd) from 5 to 7 p.m. at Paquette-Neun Funeral Home, 104 Park St., Northfield (I93 northbound exit 19). A Celebration of Amy's life will be held at the funeral home Friday (Oct. 4th) at 10 a.m. A Visiting hour will also be held Friday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. Burial will be in Park Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Franklin Visiting Nurse and Hospice, 75 Chestnut St., Franklin, NH 03235.
For directions and an online guestbook, please visit www.neunfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00
BELMONT — F. Virginia "Ginny" (Duncan) Scott, 86, died at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon on Sunday, September 29, 2013 following a brief period of failing health. She was the widow of Howard E. Scott who died October 22, 1984.
Virginia was born March 20, 1927 in Wethersfield, Conn., the daughter of the late Edward and Adelaide (Stonebridge) Duncan. She moved to the Laconia area in the 1960s. She proudly owned and operated Prestige Secretarial Services of Laconia as well as prepared Income Tax returns for many local individuals and small businesses. She also worked as a secretary for a local legal firm , was the City of Laconia Dept. of Public Works Secretary for over thirty years and was the Sexton at Bayside Cemetery for over thirty years.
Virginia was instrumental in the Charter organization of the Laconia Assembly #3 of the International Order of Rainbow Girls in 1967. She also served numerous years as their Mother Advisor as well as Advisory Board Member. Virginia was a dedicated and currently active 50-year member/officer and Past Matron of the Peabody –Mount Washington Order of the Eastern Star #35, Tilton, N.H. Ginny epitomized a commitment to charity to the members of the community and was always putting others' needs above her own. She was a 43-year member of the Order of White Shrine of Jerusalem. She held membership in Rugged Cross Shrine # 5 of Boscawen, NH and had been a member of Shrines in both E. Hartford and Glastonbury, CT. She served as Worthy High Priestess seven times. Virginia was chosen to assist the Supreme Secretary in the 1980's with the stenography and printing of the Supreme session records and as a result of her work was asked to continue with this responsibility for more than 20 years. She also held several Supreme appointments over the years and traveled throughout the New England Shrines to assist and instruct their members. In 2001 she was awarded the Continuous Service Award for her dedication. Virginia was also a member of the Order of Amaranth and was past Royal Queen.
Survivors include two sons, Edward A. Malone of Aruba and Kenneth D. Malone of Belmont; a granddaughter, Kendra Malone, of Manchester; a brother, Richard Duncan, of West Hartford, Conn. and nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Mont Duncan of Newington, Conn. and "Red" Duncan of Wethersfield, Conn. as well as two sisters, Vera (Duncan) Ryan of Dallas, TX and Marion (Duncan) Zeppa of Manchester, Conn.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 11 a.m. also at the Funeral Home.
Burial will follow in the family lot in Union Cemetery, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247.
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 Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00
TILTON — Mr. Heber J. Feener, 87, former Tilton Selectman, died at the Belknap County Nursing Home in Laconia on Sept. 26, 2013.
He was born in Gloucester, MA on July 25, 1926 the son of Clifford and Lilia (Miller) Feener. He was raised in Gloucester and graduated from Gloucester High School in 1944. Mr. Feener moved to Tilton in 1966.
Mr. Feener's military service was the Army Air Force from January 1945 to October 1946, where he served in the Pacific. He then served in the Massachusetts Air National Guard 101st Fighter Squadron from May 1948 to May 1952.
Mr. Feener was employed in Massachusetts at Hatay Research Laboratory and Modern Heating & Ventilating Co until he moved to New Hampshire in 1966. He was employed by Texknit Machinery Limited (Lochmere, NH) from 1966-75, then Arthur S Brown Co, Tilton, NH from 1975-81 and briefly employed at Hebert Foundry, Laconia, NH, prior to retiring.
Mr. Feener was active in the community as a member of the Twin Rivers and Belmont Lions Clubs. He was a committee member and Chairman of the Board for Boy Scout Troop 246. He was politically involved with various committees for the Winnisquam Regional (then known as the Tilton-Northfield) School District. He served on Town of Tilton Budget Committees and as a Town Selectman. His last position was a member of the Board for the Tilton-Northfield Water District until April 2012.
Mr. Feener enjoyed the outdoors and feeding birds. He listened to classic music, enjoyed reading history books and books about politics, and having discussions about current political events.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 at noon at the Chapel of The NH Veterans Cemetery, Daniel Webster Hwy., Boscawen.
Donations in memory of Mr. Feener may be made to NH Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 2051, Dover, NH 03821.
Thibault-Neun Funeral Home (www.neunfuneralhomes.com) in Franklin is assisting the Feener Family with arrangements.
Last Updated on Monday, 30 September 2013 10:21