LACONIA — Ret. Lt. Col. Robert P. Kingsbury, 87, died September 7, 2013 at Maple Leaf Health Care Center following a brief illness.
He was born in Decatur, IL. on May 5, 1926, the son of Paul C. and Irene Rose (Garon) Kingsbury.
He was a graduate of Cleveland East Technical High School in 1944 and earned his BS degree from the University of Maryland in 1950.
He proudly served active duty in the U.S. Army from 1944-1946 and 1951-1953 and then active Reserves from 1953-1979, retiring from the military in 1979 as a Lieutenant Colonel. During his military career, he was awarded the Purple Heart and Presidents 100 for his legendary marksmanship. Prior to his civilian retirement, he worked in manufacturing sales for BF Goodrich and Ethyl Corporation. He was a long-time resident of Laconia after moving to NH in 1975. Family members include 4 daughters and 3 grandsons.
From 2010 to 2012, he served as a State Representative from Belknap County. He held memberships in numerous organizations including the VFW, American Legion, and the John Birch Society.
Services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Laconia Ward, 1242 Old North Main Street in Laconia, NH at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 11, 2013.
A graveside committal with military honors will take place on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the NH Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.
Memorial donations may be made to the John Birch Society or the veteran's organization of your choice.
J. N. Boufford & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
For more information and online guestbook please visit www.bouffordfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Monday, 09 September 2013 08:56
LACONIA — Rachel B. Laramie, 82, formerly of 58 Warren Street, died at the Laconia Rehabilitation Center on Friday, September 6, 2013. Mrs. Laramie was the widow of Edmond "Shorty" Laramie who died in 1972.
Mrs. Laramie was born March 15, 1931 in Laconia, the daughter of the late Wilfred and Angeline (Philippon) Gagne. She was a lifelong resident of Laconia and had been employed at New Hampshire Ball Bearing for over twenty years.
Mrs. Laramie was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church. She was a member and past president of the Ladies of Sacred Heart and was the Boss of Sacred Heart Bingo.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Vicky and Daniel Kelley, of Sanbornton, N.H.; one grandchild, Re'nee Tonge and her husband, Craig, of Northfield; a brother, Bob Gagne, of Lakeport; a sister, DaDa White, of Florida and six nieces and four nephews. In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Laramie was predeceased by two sisters.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 10:00AM at the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Laconia Rehabilitation Center Activities Fund, 175 Blueberry Lane, 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 Monday, 09 September 2013 08:55
FRANKLIN — Kenneth A. Larrivee, 89, of Franklin, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on September 5, 2013.
He was born to the late Damase and Josephine (Dickson) Larrivee on July 29, 1924, in Lisbon, NH. Ken attended Sacred Heart Elementary School in Laconia and graduated from Laconia High School in 1942.
Ken served in the United States Army Air Corps as a 1st Lieutenant training French fliers. After his discharge, he returned to NH where he met and married Loda Krause from Franklin, moving there in 1950. Ken worked for JP Stevens, Co. until their closing.
Ken was active politically in Franklin City Government, serving several terms as city councilor between 1963-1993. He was a dedicated employee of the City of Franklin holding positions as Secretary to the City Manager, finance officer, welfare director, payroll officer, planning board member, acting city manager, computer programmer and zoning administrator.
Ken was awarded The City of Franklin Citizen of the Year award in 1993 to honor his years of service. Ken was also a member of the Franklin Knights of Columbus Council.
Ken enjoyed gardening, reading, building model air planes, (especially the P-51) and creating fine pieces of furniture. He took many trips to Arizona, which he enjoyed greatly. He was always his happiest when he was spending time with family and friends. Ken was predeceased by his wife, Loda, in 2005, his brother Russell, who was killed in World War II in 1944, and his brother, Dick, who died in 2010.
He is survived by three daughters, Nance Palermo and Bill McLean of Franklin, NH, Shirley Kane and her husband, Jack Kane, of Bedford, NH and Stephanie Smith and her husband George Smith of Franklin, NH, and one son, Kenneth R. Larrivee and his wife Ana of the Philippines.; 11 grandchildren, and numerous well-loved great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind his special feline companion, Sport-e.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, September 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Thibault- Neun Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial with will be celebrated on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 10am at St. Paul's Church, School St., Franklin, NH. Burial with military honors will follow at Holy Cross cemetery in Franklin.
Memorial donations may be made to the Franklin Public Library or the Franklin Visiting Nurses Association. For directions and an online guestbook, please visit www.neunfuneralhomes.com.
Last Updated on Friday, 06 September 2013 09:10
ALTON BAY — David Sheldon, 89, of 1584 Mount Major Highway, passed away at the Saint Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Laconia on Saturday, August 24, 2013. He was the widower of Marilyn (Carter) Sheldon who passed away on July 4, 2010.
Mr. Sheldon was born January 22, 1924 in Cambridge, MA, the son of Edward Parsons and Ruth (Teele) Sheldon. He was a longtime resident of Sudbury, MA from 1957 to 2010, before moving to Alton Bay 2½ years ago to live with his daughter Laurie until the time of his death.
Mr. Sheldon served in the U. S. Navy during World War II as an aircraft mechanic in the Asiatic Pacific Theater and was stationed on the Island of Saipan. As a young man he was a very talented distance runner, cyclist, hiker and marksman. He loved spending weekends and vacations at the family summer home in the White Mountains of NH. David owned his own drapery hardware business for a number of years, before he went to work for a competitor until his retirement in 1989.
Survivors include his daughters, Laurie Sheldon Bemis and her husband Michael of Alton Bay, Bonnie Lynn Schofield and her husband Bernard of Nottingham; six grandchildren, Erin Clark, Meredith Segit, Christina Schofield, David Mello, Daniel Bemis and Megan Bemis; and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Marilyn Carter Sheldon, his parents, Edward and Ruth Sheldon and his sister, Patricia Sheldon.
There will be no calling hours. A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 11 a.m. at The New North Cemetery, Pantry Road, Sudbury, MA. All are welcome to attend.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Doctors without Borders, 333 7th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001-5004 or to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247.
The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the staff at St. Francis Nursing Home for their loving and compassionate care.
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, 04 September 2013 07:39