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Patricia A. Castrucci, 79

LACONIA — Patricia Anne Trombly Castrucci, 79, of Laconia, passed away on Sunday night, July 27, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. Patricia was attended to by her family and friends round the clock in her home in the weeks leading up to her passing.
Patricia was born in Laconia on March 27, 1935, the daughter of the late Anna (Veroneau) and Arthur C. Trombly. Patricia was soon followed by her brother, the late Richard Laurence Trombly, and sister, Mary Trombly Castrucci. She did well in school and made new friends easily, many of whom she kept her entire life. She attended St. John's School (St. Joseph's Parish) and Laconia High School and then graduated with a Bachelor's of Science from Mount Saint Mary College in Hooksett, N.H.
Patricia moved to Boston to work for three years as a Laboratory Technologist at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, where she met her future husband of 52 years, Richard Francis Castrucci of Southbridge, Massachusetts. Patricia moved to London, England for three years to work at the Royal Free Hospital doing medical research. Patricia and Richard were married in Laconia on May 5, 1962 and then spent the next 20 years moving to Richard's various duty stations during his career as an officer in the U.S. Navy. The couple relocated to Laconia in 1980 and Patricia worked in the labs at the Laconia Clinic and Lakes Region General Hospital as a medical technologist. Patricia and her sister, Mary, married brothers, Richard F. and William G. Castrucci, Jr. respectively.
Patricia was a passionate and committed fan of the Boston Red Sox, an avid and talented quilter and an active and faithful member of the Catholic Church. Over the course of her life, she collected an ever-increasing number of devoted friends and donated her talents generously in creating quilts for various charitable organizations. Patricia was a woman who focused on family, friends and faith; she was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.
She is survived by her husband, Richard, who dedicated day and night to the loving care and consideration of Patricia throughout her illness. Richard and Patricia enjoyed a lifetime of love, faith, fun, family, and friends. She is survived by her sister, Mary Castrucci; and her four children: David Castrucci of Napa, Calif. and his wife, Dawn, and their three children, Tyler, Austin and Abigail; Pamela Castrucci of Gorham, Maine and her children, Rhys and Rhiannon; Elizabeth Castrucci of Laconia; and Kathleen Pratt of Exeter, N.H. and her husband, Gregory Pratt, and their children, Andrew and Deryn. Patricia is survived by 5 cousins, 25 nieces and nephews, 57 grand nieces and nephews and 1 great grandnephew. She is predeceased by her parents, brother, brother-in-law and her two grandsons, Caelan and Griffyn Saunders.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street in Laconia, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Andre Bessette Parish at St. Joseph's Church at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 31, 2014 located at 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H. Burial will follow in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Laconia, NH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH 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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George W. Carpenter, 76

GILMANTON — George Weida Carpenter, 76, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2014, surrounded by his family at his favorite place on Lake Winnisquam.

George was born April 3, 1938, in Minneapolis, to Mary Tyler Spohn and Carroll Clinton Carpenter Jr., minutes after his identical twin, John.

He graduated from Shrewsbury High in Shrewsbury, Mass., and enlisted in the Army. Once honorably discharged, he went to American International College and received his bachelor's degree.

He married Sally Esrey in California and had three daughters.

He worked for the State Compensation Insurance Fund for most of his career, and later became self-employed as a Licensed Private Investigator. He retired in 2005, and he and Sally moved to Gilmanton to be closer to his family's beloved camp on Lake Winnisquam.

From his earliest days George served his community. During the aftermath of the Worcester tornado in 1953, at the age of 15, he went into the destruction, turning off the gas to homes and helping find lost pets.

While living in Bakersfield, Calif., he spent almost two decades on the school board of the Rosedale Union School District. He served on the Board of Directors of the Safe #1 Credit Union, and was very active at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

During his retirement years he served as Junior Warden of St. James Episcopal Church in Laconia, as a volunteer tour guide for the fourth-grade program at the Historic Belknap Mill, on the Gilmanton Historic District Commission, and on the Old Home Day Committee.

Music was a big part of George's life. He played piano by ear and the piano was heard every day in his house. He sang in the church choir and with the Golden Empire Chorus barbershop group. Every family road trip included lots of singing.

He was preceded in death by his mother, his father, and his stepfather, Arthur Dunn.

He is survived by his wife, Sally Carpenter; daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth and Brian Collins, Cynthia and Jon Timson, and Susan and Trevor Davis; grandchildren, Andrew, Madeline, and Benjamin Collins, George and Catherine Timson, Owen and Quinn Davis; his twin brother, John Carpenter; and brothers, Arthur Dunn Jr. and Tyler Dunn.

Services will be held on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at 10 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 2238 Parade Road, Laconia. Burial will follow in the family cemetery.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations may be sent to St. James Episcopal Church­­­, 2238 Parade Road, Laconia, NH 03246, or the Belknap Mill Society, c/o The Historic Belknap Mill, 25 Beacon Street East, Laconia, NH 03246.

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 Monday, 28 July 2014 08:11

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Elaine B. Catelotti, 92

LACONIA — Elaine B. Catelotti, 92, formerly of Naples, Fla., and Westbrook, Conn., passed away peacefully on July 25, 2014, at St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Laconia.

Elaine was born in Hanover on Dec. 21, 1921, the daughter of Vern and Grace (Cope) Badger. After graduating from Springfield Technical High School, she worked several years as a telephone operator for New England Telephone in Springfield, Mass., and volunteered many years at

Marlborough Hospital. She lived in Agawam, Mass., until 1970 and then in Marlborough, Mass., until retiring to Naples and Westbrook in 1985.

Elaine was a very caring and generous person who loved her family and friends. She will be remembered for her vibrant personality. Elaine loved to talk, laugh, and tell stories. She never missed an opportunity to "get up and dance." She enjoyed cooking, reading, deep-sea fishing, gardening, traveling, and skiing.

Survivors include three sons, Stephen and wife Shirley of Gilford, William and wife Diane of Hubbardston, Mass., and Vincent Jr. and wife Lynne of East Greenbush, N.Y.; and a daughter, Nancy Meehan and husband William of Vernon, Conn. She also leaves nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Vincent J. Catelotti; a son, John, a sister, Barbara Hickey, and her stepfather, Alex Palinckx.

There are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 823 Main St., Agawam, Mass., with burial to follow in St. Michael's Cemetery in Springfield, Mass.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Activity Fund, 406 Court St., Laconia, NH 03246.

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 Monday, 28 July 2014 08:03

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Samuel Smith

Samuel Smith, born in 1942, passed away in August of 2013, in Flagstaff. Arizona. Please come and join in a Celebration of Sam's Life at Pheasant Ridge Country Club, Country Club Road, Gilford, on Sunday August 3rd, noon to 4 p.m. A light lunch will be served. RSVP to Nathan Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 603-524-7673

Last Updated on Friday, 25 July 2014 08:21

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