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Dorothy V. Taft, 92

LACONIA — Dorothy V. Taft (Newton) born on November 12,1921 passed away peacefully on January 3,2014.

Happily Married to Robert D. Taft on August 25, 1943. She worked at Leland Gifford, where they met, in the cost department. Then during WW2, while Robert went to serve she put time into the Red Cross as a nurses' aid. They together built a home in Shrewsbury MA  and raised three children. She then worked at Hebert Candies until retirement.

She leaves behind her husband of 70 years, Robert D. Taft, a brother, Robert A. Newton and his wife Diane J. Newton, a sister Barbara L. Carlson,. a son David W. Taft and his wife Lela Taft, three grandchildren Christian Taft, Robert Maider, and Stephanie Jean and her husband Peter Jean, with whom she spent her last days. Four great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Harrison, Pvt. Patrick Harrison, Philip Gonyea, and Joshua Jean.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her two daughters Carolyn E. Taft and Janice B. Taft and her brother, Warren A. Newton, who passed last year.

There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be private.

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, 06 January 2014 09:58

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Joan E. Davies, 79

LACONIA — Joan E. Davies, 79, of Laconia, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at Golden View Health Care Center, in Meredith after a lengthy illness.

Born in Laconia, on October 3, 1934, she was the daughter of Reginald and M. Bernadette (Tremblay) Morancy. Joan attended Sacred Heart School, and graduated from Laconia High School. After graduation Joan enlisted with the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Norfolk, VA for four years during the Korean Conflict. She then went on to further her education at Laconia Voc. Tech.

Joan was a skilled bookkeeper who worked throughout her long career at several local businesses: the Charles Rogers, Co., Gilmore Office Products, and was a long-time employee for Belknap Tire Co. Never one to rest too long, Joan also worked several various jobs throughout her retirement.

She enjoyed reading, knitting and crocheting, and loved animals. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family.

Joan is predeceased by her parents, brother, Gene Morancy, and great-grandson Kaden.

She is survived by her two daughters, Cindy Boucher, of Moultonborough, Debra Quimby and husband Glen, of Derry; two sons, Rory Davies and his significant other Marlene Charleston, of N. Conway, Steven Davies, of Laconia; four grandchildren, Jason, Laura, Derek, Curtis; one great-grandson, Cody; step-sister, Arlene Graham and husband Phil, of Gilford; niece, Julie Bucciarelly; great-nephew, Eli Cilley; and long-time family friend, Carole Myrick.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to: Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 N. Main St., Laconia, NH 03246. www.centralvna.org

A graveside service will be held at St. Lambert Cemetery, Province St., Laconia, on Friday, May 16, 2014. Deacon Russell Morey, of St. André Bessette Parish will officiate. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.

Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Joan's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Friday, 03 January 2014 09:07

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Yolanda A. Dinan, 85

LACONIA — Yolanda Ann Dinan, 85, of 161 Massachusetts Avenue, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Thursday, December 26, 2013.
Mrs. Dinan was born May 24, 1928 in Aldenville, Mass., the daughter of the late Roland and Lucille (Saint Pierre) Leclerc. She resided in Auburn, N.H. for years before moving to Laconia in 1968.
Mrs. Dinan had been employed with the Food Service Department of the Laconia School District at the Memorial Middle School for many years. She was an avid square dancer, loved to crochet and spend time at the beach and with her great grandchildren.
Survivors include three sons, Gary Dinan and his wife, Cynthia, of Laconia, Timothy Dinan and his wife, Kelly, of Belmont and James Dinan of Gilford; three grandchildren, Jaymie Paquette, Brittni Dinan and Heather Thurber; three great grandchildren; Caleb, Madison and Abbigail Paquette; two brothers, George Leclerc of Massachusetts and Rene Leclerc of Massachusetts; two sisters, Blandine Legrande of California and Theresa Grimshaw of Massachusetts and several nephews and nieces. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Dinan was predeceased by her husband of 32 years, Kenneth Dinan, in 1984, a son, Donald Dinan, in 1970, a sister, Margurite Skura and a brother, Normand Leclerc.
There will be no calling hours.
A Celebration of Life will be held on January 19, 2014 at Leavitt Park House, 334 Elm Street, Laconia, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Spring burial will be at the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, PO Box 6123, 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 Thursday, 02 January 2014 11:21

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Nicholas G. Selesky, 91

ALTON BAY — Nicholas Gregory Selesky, age 91, died January 1, 2014 quietly at home, in the afternoon, with his children by his side.

Born March 28, 1922, the son of Gregory and Pauline Selesky, he grew up and went to school and graduated in Providence, RI. After high school, he attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but midway through, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, shortly after WWII broke out. When the war ended, he went to work for Hamilton Standard Propeller Co. based in Westerly, RI, as a mechanic, which is what he had been trained and did while in the service. Within a couple of years, he went to work for Northeast Airlines as a mechanic, where he stayed for about 25 years.

He married Eleanor (Suchinetz) Selesky in 1948 and they established their home in Winchester, MA. After 10 years, their first son Gregg was born and within 2 years, the birth of their second son Paul and then their daughter Sandra. The family lived in Winchester until 1972, when Northeast Airlines was bought by Delta Airlines and they had to relocate to Lithonia, GA. He retired in 1984, the family moved to Alton Bay, NH, where they had vacationed many years, until present.

Predeceased by his wife Eleanor Selesky in 2003, he is survived by their children: son Gregg and wife Bethany Selesky and their 6 children: Andrea, Alan, Micah, Quinn, Mya, Naomi and expecting #7: Selesky, son Paul Selesky, daughter Sandra Jayne Bartlett and her 3 children: Jason Moreau, Anna Moreau and Bruce Bartlett.

He loved his children and grandchildren very much and would do anything for them. Paul had been living with dad and assisting him, as his health declined. Sandy and her children live in Tilton, NH and frequently would visit and look in on dad. Gregg, Bethany and children live in Laconia and visited often.

Until his passing, he was sharp as a tack and could remember things from his childhood.

Calling hours are Saturday, January 4, 2014 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Peaslee Alton Funeral Home, 12 School Street, Alton, NH. A graveside service will be held in the spring at New Riverside Cemetery in Alton. To express condolences, please visit: www.peasleefuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 January 2014 11:04

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