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Thomas P. Kitchen, 55

CONCORD — Tom Kitchen of Concord, N.H. died suddenly at his home, of a heart attack, on December 30th.

He was born in New Haven, CT, on April 24, 1958. He was raised and attended school in Concord, Mass., and after graduation from Northeastern University College of Criminal Justice in 1981, he married his sweetheart of 37 years, Heidi Barrett - Kitchen. They settled in Concord, NH, where they raised their three children.

His early summers were spent at the family island on Lake Waukewan, in Meredith, where he still spent many hours enjoying his boat and family time. He was not one to sit idly for very long and was always involved in a project; moving the biggest rock he could find or honing his impressive chainsaw skills.

Family was perhaps his greatest passion, teaching his children about camping and frequently traveling to National Parks and other outdoor areas. Tom was very active in scouting, which influenced both his sons to achieve Eagle Scout status. He and Heidi spent many hours as troop leaders, organizing numerous trips and community improvement projects. Over the last several years Tom was in charge of the Scouting for Food program for Daniel Webster Council.

When the children were grown he and Heidi began to travel on their own, visiting Switzerland for hiking, Australia and New Zealand when their daughter was on a study abroad program; and most recently a grand tour of Alaska.

His professional life started with stints as a Special Police Officer in Meredith and a Grade 1 Investigator for Pinkerton's where he rose to Supervisor of Patrol and Inspections in Boston; after working undercover assignments and as a body guard for a diamond salesman.

Several years out of college, he co-founded his first business, Investigative Services Corporation. He had wide experience in the security of nuclear facilities and hospitals when he founded Concentric Security Resources in 2002, which recently became a division of Black Diamond Consultants.

He was a Certified Protection Professional and a Certified Facility Security Officer. As an active member of the American Society for Industrial Security International, he was the 1999 Chairman of the Granite State Chapter.

Tom was predeceased by his father, John S. Kitchen. He is survived by his wife Heidi Barrett-Kitchen, children Benjamin Kitchen, Rebecca Kitchen and Todd Kitchen, his mother, Helen L. Kitchen, also of Concord; his sister, Cynthia Hogan and brothers Stephen Kitchen and David Kitchen.

A service in celebration of his life will be held on January 11th at 1 p.m., at Wesley United Methodist Church located at 79 Clinton Street in Concord, NH.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made in his name to benefit scouting - Daniel Webster Council, 571 Holt Avenue, Manchester, NH 03109. Telephone number: (603) 625-6431.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 January 2014 11:00

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David L. 'Babe' Beaudoin, 69

GILFORD — David Louis "Babe" Beaudoin, 69, of 57 Terrace Hill Road, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 31, 2013.
David was born in Haverhill, Mass. on September 15, 1944 to the late Florence (Dole) and Alfred Beaudoin. He lived and was educated in Georgetown, Mass. and North Andover, Mass.
David lived in Salem, N.H. for several years before moving to Gilford fifteen years ago.
Besides his love for his children, family and friends, he loved deep sea fishing, snowmobiling and being outdoors. He will surely be missed by everyone including his bingo friends and his beloved dog, Gino.
David is survived by his wife of 31 years, Sandy (Szelest) Beaudoin, of Gilford; beloved father to Amy and Amanda Beaudoin and step daughters, Barbara Patuto and Paula Crudale; brother, Noel, and sister-in-law, Sheila; eight grandchildren, Christopher Beaudoin, Austin Cote, Ashley and J.R. Patuto, Michael Theberge, Anthony and Zachary Crudale and Dylan Hughes; one great granddaughter, Lexi Patuto; aunt, Lorraine Beaudoin; three nephews, Mark, Wayne and Scott Beaudoin and many cousins and in-laws. Besides David's parents, he was predeceased by stepson, Anthony Crudale and stepdaughter, Donna Hughes.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, January 5, 2014 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Memorial Service will follow the calling hours at 5 p.m. also at the Funeral Home.
Burial will be private.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire, 814 Elm Street, Suite #300, Manchester, NH 03101 or to St. Baldrick's Foundation, 1333 So. Mayflower Avenue, Suite 400, Monrovia, CA 91016.
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 10:52

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Kenneth C. Clough, 68

LACONIA — Kenneth C. Clough, 68, of Laconia, passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 with his family by his side.
Ken was born November 6, 1945 in Philadelphia, Penn., the son of the late Janette (Houston) Morrill and Fred Clough Sr.
They moved to the family home in Shapleigh, Maine where he spent a lot of time with his grandparents and worked on the farm. He attended Nute High School in Milton and was proud to enlist in the U. S. Navy as an electrician's mate during 1964-1969, earning several commendations, ribbons and medals, including the Navy Good Conduct Medal, the Vietnam Service and National Defense medals.
Ken continued his electrical career for over forty years throughout the New England area, starting his own Bachman Electrical Corp. in Lawrence, Mass. and moving the business to Ossipee, N.H. He later became estimator/project manager and part owner of B&B Electric with his uncle, Bruce Houston and Uncle Barry Houston in Shapleigh, Maine. He moved to the Laconia area in 1998 and went to work for Eastern Electric in Portland, Maine. After retiring, he enjoyed many vacations travelling the coast of Maine. Ken enjoyed his trips to Disney with his children. His favorite time during the holidays were spent cooking with his family.
Ken is survived by his wife, Katherine (Johnson) Clough, of Laconia; his sons, Andy Clough of Manchester, Rick Guidi, Tom Guidi and Bob Guidi all of Meredith and Tim Guidi of Gilford; a daughter, Angela Marsh, of Meredith; twelve grandchildren, Jennifer, Ricky, Ryan, Riley, Matt, Allie, Bobby, Tyler, Christopher, Nicholas, Sara and Michael; eight great grandchildren; two brothers, Fred Clough, Jr. and Donald "Sam" Morrill, Jr., both of Wakefield; seven sisters, Candy Arthur of Rochester, Dawn Tinkham of Milton, Janette "Gigi" Downs of Wakefield, Kimberly Tompson, of Milton, Chris Nadeau and Kelly Rocheleau, both of Farmington, and Allyne "Duke" Carberry, of Ossipee and several nieces and nephews. Besides Ken's parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Julie Clough.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2014 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Funeral Service will follow the calling hours at 4:00PM also at the Funeral Home.
A Graveside Service, with military honors, will be held at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, N.H. on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 11 a.m.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, P O 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

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Dolores 'Dee' Cunningham, 92

TILTON — Mrs. Dolores "Dee" (Landers) Cunningham, 92, a longtime Tilton resident and recent resident of Belmont, died at NH Veterans Home on Jan. 1, 2014.

Dee was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on July 7, 1921,the daughter of Norman and Gladys (Cunningham) Landers. She was raised in Iowa and upon graduation from the local high school, joined the U.S. Army in 1943 and served until 1945. Following her discharge, she moved to Tilton and married her husband, William J. Cunningham, whom she met while both were serving at Fort Monroe, VA. She was immensely proud of the opportunity to serve her country and the good fortune it gave her to meet Bill, the love of her life.

While her greatest joys were that of being a wife, mother, homemaker, and serving others, she also worked part-time at the Tilton Belt Shop, The Peabody Home, and Franklin Regional Hospital. She was a communicant of St. Mary of The Assumption Church in Tilton and enjoyed opportunities to serve the parish as a member of the St. Anne Society.

Family members include her daughters: Mary Carignan and her husband Dennis of Crossvillle, Tennessee, and Carol Varney and her husband David of Belmont, NH, with whom she lived prior to moving to NHVH. She is also survived by 3 grandchildren: Lt. Col. Ryan Carignan USAF of South Dakota, Marcy Page of California, and Shane Page of New Hampshire, three great grandchildren, one great-great grandson, and nieces and nephews.

Dolores was predeceased by her husband, William, who died in 1998 and a daughter Sheila Page Morrell who died in 2008.

Visiting hours will be held Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at Paquette-Neun Funeral Home, 104 Park St., Northfield from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary of The Assumption Church, Chestnut St., Tilton, on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 at 10 am. Spring burial will be in St. John Cemetery.

The family extends their heartfelt thanks to the staff of the NH Veterans Home for the comfort and loving care provided to Dee over the last 4 years, and asks that donations in memory of Mrs. Cunningham be made to the NH Veterans Home Ladies Activity Fund, 139 Winter Street, Tilton, NH 03276.

For directions and an online guestbook, please visit www.neunfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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