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Melba J. LaRoche SERVICE

Melba J. LaRoche

GILMANTON — Graveside services for Melba Jean (Clifford) LaRoche, 84, lifelong resident of Gilmanton, who passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at the Golden Crest Senior Wellness Resort and Spa, Franklin, will be held at the family plot in Beech Grove Cemetery, 563 Province Road, Gilmanton, on Saturday, June 6, 2015, at 11 a.m.

She is survived by her three children, Candace Daigle and her husband Raymond M. Daigle of Gilmanton, Michael A. LaRoche and his wife Susan LaRoche of Hudson, and Stephan E. LaRoche and partner Amy Rice of Lower Gilmanton. In addition Melba leaves her four adored grandchildren, Benjamin, Evan, Jacob and Victoria "Tori," her extended family, including Samantha and Jaycob Hamel and Ethan Rice; many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and dear, lifelong friends including Virginia ("Ginny"), Stanley, Ned and Elaine Lawson (Bernard, ME).

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Stockwell Scholarship Fund of the American Legion Auxiliary, c/o Mary Richardson, 136 Loon Pond Road, Gilmanton, NH 03237, to further Americanism and support veterans, military, their families and their community.

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, 01 June 2015 06:36

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Eleanor P. Benjamin, 72

Eleanor P. Benjamin, 72

ASHLAND — Eleanor Patricia Benjamin, 72, died at her home following a long illness on May 27, 2015.

Born in Orange, N.J., on Sept. 10, 1942, the daughter of Edgar and Helen [Warner] Bury. She was raised in New Jersey, moving to New Hampshire from Parsippany, N.J. 35 years ago.

While in Ashland, Eleanor was employed at L.W. Packard Co. for 20-plus years. She was also employed by Main Street Dental in Plymouth for 11 years.

She volunteered at the Senior Center, enjoyed puzzles, and her grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her granddaughter, Amanda Marie Paquette in 1991.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Paul J. Benjamin of Ashland; two daughters, Michelle Benjamin of Plymouth, and Patricia Paquette of Ashland; also by her son, Michael Benjamin of Ashland; her grandchildren, Derek Davis of Plymouth, Lauren Paquette and Taylor Paquette both of Ashland; one brother, Edgar Bury of West Orange N.J.

Services will be at the convenience of the family.

Dupuis funeral Home in Ashland is assisting the family.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 June 2015 06:30

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Dr. George James Luciano, DC, 71

Dr. George James Luciano, DC, 71

NEW HAMPTON — Dr. George James Luciano, DC, 71, of New Hampton, passed away after a brief illness with his beloved family by his side at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, in Lebanon, on Friday, May 29, 2015.

George was born on June 4, 1943, in Newark, N.J., the son of George L and Mary (Pollino) Luciano. At the age of 9, George's mother Mary passed away and he was raised by his second mother, Kay Luciano. George graduated from the West Orange High School, in West Orange, N.J., and furthered his education at the Columbia Institute of Chiropractic, in New York, where he received his Doctorate in Chiropractic Care.

Upon graduating college he enlisted in Army, and served with honor during the Vietnam War. After his honorable discharge from the Army he relocated to Plymouth where he opened his first Chiropractic Care office on 4 Langdon St., in Plymouth. He operated his business from various locations in New Hampshire throughout his 46 year career.

He met the love of his life (and future wife) Nettie C. Torsey at the Holderness Grange in 1971. Together George and Nettie raised their daughter Melody, residing in Ashland and then New Hampton and cherished 43 years of beautiful marriage together. George will be lovingly remembered by his family as a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, and will be terribly missed.

George is predeceased by his father and two mothers, Mary and Kay.

\He is survived by his wife, Nettie C. Luciano, of New Hampton; daughter, Melody Norris and husband Gary, of Ashland; two grandchildren, Lee Norris, of Ashland, Lauralye Waring, of Bristol; two sisters, Rosemarie Luciano-Buckley, of Toms River, N.J., and Anita Luciano-Mulligan, also of Toms River; a nephew, John Buckley and wife Joann, of New Jersey; a niece, Deneen Grecco and husband Christopher, of New Jersey; a grandniece, Grace Buckley; numerous cousins, and many friends and valued patients throughout the greater Lakes Region.

If you wish, in lieu of flowers, donations in George's memory may be made to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 4002018, Des Moines, IA, 50340-2018 / www.redcross.org, or Keeping You, Me, and Memories Alive Cancer Foundation, KYMMA, PO Box 322, Plymouth, NH 03264 / www.kymma.org.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, June 5, 2015, at Mayhew Funeral Home (12 Langdon St.), Plymouth from 6 to 8 p.m. A memorial service will be celebrated at the Center Harbor Christian Church, 80 Bean Road, Center Harbor, on Saturday, June 6, 2015, at 4 p.m. The Rev. Robert Farah, pastor, will be the celebrant. An informal pot-luck supper will be held in the church hall following the service. Interment will be held at the Green Grove Cemetery, in Ashland and will be private.

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

Last Updated on Monday, 01 June 2015 06:29

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Bruce A. Boone, 66

MEREDITH — Bruce Allen Boone, 66, of Meredith, died Jan. 27, 2015, of a heart attack. He served four years in the Navy as a photographer on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Randolph. Most recently, he had a business where he created and sold electric bicycles.

He leaves his son Bruce Jr. and wife Alicia and their two daughters of North Carolina; his sister Judith Boone of Rhode Island; his mother and stepfather Barbara and Bill Riley of New Hampton and other family.

He was predeceased by his brother, Charles Boone, late of Florida.He was a member of the Rod and Gun Club of Laconia. Donations in his name may be sent to NH Humane Society, P.O. Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247.

There will be a gathering graveside for burial with military honors at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen (Rte. 93, Exit 17) on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 1 p.m.

There will be a memorial motorcycle ride in Bruce's honor from the Laconia Rod & Gun Club to the Veterans Cemetery in Boscowen on Friday, June 26. Meet at the Laconia Rod & Gun Club at 11:30 a.m. Depart from Rod & Gun Club parking lot at noon. Arrive at the Veterans Cemetery at 12:40 p.m. for service.

A celebration of Bruce's life memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 1 to 5 p.m. with a brief service at 2 p.m. at the Rod and Gun Club, 358 South Main Street (Next to the Vista), Laconia, NH. (Tel. 603-524-9824). All are welcome.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 June 2015 06:27

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