Glenn Groleau, 50
MEREDITH — Glenn Alan Groleau, 50, of 2 Waukewan Ave., died Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at the West Roxbury VA Medical Center in Massachusetts.
He was born on June 27, 1963, in Laconia, the son of Reginald and Beverly (Wheeler) Groleau.
Glenn was a graduate of Laconia High school and proudly served in the Army, volunteering to serve with his brother, Scott, in Operation Desert Storm, earning a Kuwait Liberation Medal and an Army Commendation Medal.
He was known as a jack of all trades, most recently for George Stevens Company. Glenn was known as a person who would go out of his way to help others, especially those in need. He was the current Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Laconia Post 1670 and a Past Commander of the American Legion Wilkins-Smith Post 1, Laconia. He also coached Little League for many years in Laconia. Glenn loved hunting, fishing, hiking and especially spending time with family.
He is survived by his wife, Amanda Groleau of Meredith; one son, Josh A. Groleau of Manchester; four brothers, Scott Groleau of Laconia, Greg Groleau of Scarborough, Maine, Thomas Groleau of Laconia, and Timothy Groleau of Palmetto Bay, Fla.; a sister, Donna Threlfall of Belmont; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, Glenn was predeceased by a brother, Reginald Groleau Jr. in 2006.
There will be no calling hours. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the VFW Post 1670, 143 Court St., Laconia. A graveside service with military honors, will be held on Monday, May 12, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Fisher House Boston, PO Box 230, South Walpole, MA 02071.
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 Wednesday, 07 May 2014 07:07
MEREDITH — Beatrice Smolnik Wilson, 92, of Golden View Health Care Center, died at Concord Hospital on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.
Mrs. Wilson was born January 13, 1922 in Claremont, N.H., the daughter of the late Walter and Stessia (Cherach) Smolnik.
Mrs. Wilson resided in Bellows Falls, Vt., for several years before moving to Meredith forty-nine years ago where she was co-owner of "Basket World" for twenty-six years before retiring. She was a member of Saint James Episcopal Church, Laconia.
Mrs. Wilson enjoyed dancing with her husband, Sam, at many places in the Lakes Region.
Survivors include two sons, Rodney S. Wilson, Jr. and his wife, Cheryl, of Meredith, and Walter "Terry" C. Wilson and his wife, Evelyn, of Gilford; four grandchildren, Gregory Wilson , Eric Wilson, Christina Wilson and Stephanie Wilson Selleck; four great grandchildren, Dylan, Christian, Addie and Daxter; four nieces and two nephews. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Wilson was predeceased by her husband, Rodney Sanford "Sam" Wilson, Sr. on November 20, 2004; two brothers, Walter Smolnik and Zigmund Smolnik and two sisters, Ida Baldasaro and Virginia Miner.
There will be no calling hours.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 10 a.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
Burial will follow in the family lot in Oakland Cemetery, Meredith, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246 or 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, 07 May 2014 01:35
TILTON — Lorraine R. Parenteau, 77, Tilton died Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Concord Hospital following a period of failing health. Lorraine was born in Franklin, December 19, 1936, daughter of the late, Arthur E. Belanger and Ruth R. (Maynard) Belanger. She was a graduate of Franklin High School. Lorraine had lived in Tilton for a short period of time but spent most of her life in Franklin. For many years she was a homemaker raising her two daughters. She worked at the former Miss and Master children's clothing store and Leon's Jewelry in Franklin. Prior to her retirement Lorraine worked at the former Polyclad Laminates in Franklin. Lorraine will be most remembered for her unselfish kindness, contagious laugh and her unconditional love for her family. She was the greatest inspiration to all of them. Lorraine had a great fondness for animals.
In addition to her parents, Lorraine was predeceased by a brother, Richard A. Belanger.
Her family includes, her husband of 57 years, Gerard J. Parenteau of Tilton, daughters, Lisa M. LaPage and her husband Robert Sr. of Bedford and Renee H. Sylvester and her husband Danny of Franklin, grandchildren, Derrick Sylvester, Dillon Sylvester, Robert LaPage, Jr. and Jonathan LaPage, her sister, Loretta Y. Stebbins of Sun City, Ariz., and numerous nieces and nephews.
In following Lorraine's wishes, calling hours will not be held and services with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery in Franklin will be private.
If one wishes, memorial contributions in Lorraine's name may be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, P. O. Box 572, Laconia, NH03247-0572.
Arrangements are under the care of the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home in Tilton.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00
MEREDITH — William M. Edney, 65, of Winona Road, Meredith, died suddenly on Saturday, May 3rd. Bill, as he was affectionately known, was a loving husband, brother, father, step-father, grandfather, and friend. He will be missed dearly.
Bill was born on August 13, 1948 in Concord, New Hampshire, the son of Thomas Edward and Lois Rae (Thompson) Edney.
Bill graduated from Concord High School in 1966. He served honorably in the United States Navy from 1967 to 1970 including two combat tours in Vietnam. Upon completing active duty, Bill studied at the University of New Hampshire before settling in New Hampshire.
Bill spent most of his life in New Hampshire and devoted himself professionally to public service, working as the Code Enforcement Officer of Newmarket and Durham, New Hampshire. In 2001, Bill settled in Meredith with his wife Sharon, where he served as the Code Enforcement Officer until his death. Bill immersed himself in the community which quickly grew to know him for the warmth and friendship he showed everyone he met.
Bill was a member of and participated in several community based organizations and charity events most notably the New Hampshire Building Officials Association and the Harvest Invitational Golf Tournament. To his family and close friends, Bill was perhaps most well-known for his superb guitar playing, love of music, and culinary expertise. To know Bill was to know his appreciation for gathering family and close friends around good music and a delicious meal.
Bill adored his family. He will be sorely missed by his wife Sharon (Bennett) Edney of Meredith; his daughter Sarah Hamilton of Portsmouth; his daughter Erin Pasay of Madbury; his son Jason William Edney of Manchester; his son Ryan Edney of Greenland; his step-son Beau Phillips of Steamboat Springs, Colo.; his step-daughter Olivia Phillips of Meredith; three granddaughters; several nieces and nephews; and three brothers, Thomas Edney of Payson, Ariz.; P. Michael Edney of Bow; and David Edney of Wakefield, Mass.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday, May 7th, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Mayhew Funeral Home at Route 3 and Cataldo Road, Meredith, New Hampshire. Private services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. A Celebration of Life will be held at 21 Winona Road in Meredith, New Hampshire on Saturday, May 10th from noon to 3 p.m.
To sign Bill's Book of Memories, please go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Monday, 05 May 2014 07:51