WEARE – Theresa L. Swain, 81, of 882 Concord Stage Road, died Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Concord Hospital.
She was born on September 28, 1932 in Laconia, the daughter of Noel and Marie Rose (Caron) Runnals. Theresa grew up in Laconia and was a graduate of Villa Augustina Catholic School for Girls in Goffstown. In 1950, Theresa married her love of 63 years, "Gus", where they built a beautiful life together in Belmont. Theresa was employed at Laconia Hospital and was the owner and operator of "Swain's Market", with her husband and children, in Laconia. Upon retirement, Theresa relocated to Weare, where she dedicated herself to spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and pets (Mable and Pumpkin), as well as her life passion for quilting and gardening. Her smile and amazing grace will forever be missed by many.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Malcolm Swain, Sr. of Weare, eight children; Malcolm Swain, Jr. of Plymouth, Caron Beard of Gray, Maine, Charon Duranaleau of Lebanon, Terry Swain of Plymouth, Liberte Dragon of Warner, Jonathan Swain of Hopkinton, Laura Pillsbury of Springfield and Jerry Baron of North Berwick, Maine; nineteen grandchildren, Trisha Hurd, Cristy Wisell, Molly McCutcheon, Abbey Beard, Jeff Paine, Sarah Paine, Elizabeth Swain, Adam Dragon, Joseph Dragon, Greg Dragon, Robert Sprague, Nichole Swain, Jeremy Baron, Eric Baron, Tonya Baron, Megan Cormier, Paige Wyatt, Katlyn Wyatt and Connor Pillsbury; twenty great grandchildren; one brother, Noel Runnals, of Laconia and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial calling hours will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 Noon on Friday, February 21, 2014 at St. Andre Bessette Parish at St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia.
Burial will be held in the family lot in South Road Cemetery, Belmont, in the spring.
For those who wish, memorial contributions' may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at www.stjude.org.
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 Tuesday, 18 February 2014 07:36
LACONIA — Roland H. "Red" Tetrault, 66, of 66 Landing Lane Unit 208, died at the Laconia Rehabilitation Center, on Sunday, February 16, 2014.
Mr. Tetrault was born in Laconia, on August 30, 1947, the son of Henry M. and Loretta (Provencal) Tetrault. He graduated from Sacred Heart High School and also from Concord Technical Institute in Concord.
Mr. Tetrault was a veteran of the US Air Force. He was an insurance agent for forty three years, first for Blaisdell Insurance Agency in Meredith and later worked for Clyde Foss Insurance of Moultonboro. At the time of his death he was employed by Cross Insurance. He was one of the founding members of the Meredith Kiwanis Club. He was an avid golfer and was a member of the Waukewan Golf Club in Meredith.
Survivors include his wife of forty four years, Sharon Elaine (Fisher) Tetrault, of Laconia.
There will be no calling hours or services.
Private burial will be held at a later date at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia NH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central New Hampshire 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 Monday, 17 February 2014 09:54
LACONIA — Mark A. Chamberlain Sr., 52, of 380 Mile Hill Road, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in his home after a long illness.
He was born on Dec. 24, 1961, in Laconia, the son of Langdon and Yvonne (Belanger) Chamberlain. Mark was a lifelong resident of Laconia and was best known for his quick wit, sense of humor and was always there for his friends.
He leaves behind his mother, Yvonne Chamberlain of Laconia; his two sons, Matthew Chamberlain of Laconia and Mark Chamberlain of Laconia; three grandchildren, Isaiah Chamberlain, Connor Chamberlain and Bycen Chamberlain.
In addition to his father, he was predeceased by his son, Michael "Chopper" Chamberlain on Feb. 4, 2014.
Memorial calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. Memorial services will be private.
The family would like to thank Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice for the excellent care and support they provided.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to ) Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main 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, 17 February 2014 09:50
NORTHFIELD — David Robert Tracy, 61, Northfield, died suddenly on Feb. 14, 2014.
Born July 23, 1952, in Lebanon, he was the son of Robert J. Tracy and Barbara (Currier) Tracy. David was raised in Franklin, and graduated from Franklin High School in 1970 and the New Hampshire Vocational-Technical School's Electrical Science program in Laconia in 1972.
He became a master electrician and worked for Giguere Electric in Laconia for 30 years specializing in industrial and commercial work. David took pride in his garden which fed the family and friends with vegetables every year.
David was an active member of the community and served on the Northfield Fire Department Committee. David was a member and past trustee of the Elks Lodge in Franklin. He was also a member and secretary of the Men's Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Franklin and adjutant and treasurer of the Sons of the American Legion Post in Northfield, and adjutant of District 7. David gave countless hours to these organizations in addition to donating his time for electrical projects at the lodge and posts. David was also head cook for the Elks, VFW and American Legion and his culinary skills will be missed by the members as he prepared meals nearly every weekend for various events throughout the year. His prime rib dinners and chicken barbecues were loved by all. If you had one of his meals, you didn't go home hungry.
David was predeceased by his younger sister Linda (Tracy) Thurber Morton; and younger brother, Timothy Tracy.
He is survived by his parents, Robert Tracy of Franklin and Venice, Fla., and his mother Barbara Tracy of Concord. He is also survived by two brothers and two sisters, Michael Tracy of Dedham, Mass., Maureen Tracy and her partner Kerie Kenison of Dover, Susan Tracy and her partner Al Robertson of Tilton, and Kevin Tracy and his wife Nora of Dover. He is also survived by two nephews and their families, Patrick Thurber and his wife Mariah and children Riley and Bryce; and Andrew Thurber and his wife Tina and children Brady and Avery. David will also be missed by special friends Robert Cullen, Marcia Smith and Diane Jordan.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Linda (Tracy) Thurber and Timothy Tracy Scholarship Fund which awards scholarships each year to post-secondary graduates of Franklin High School. Donations may be mailed to the Franklin Savings Bank, 387 Central St., Franklin, NH.
Visitation for friends and family will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Thibault-Neun Funeral Home, 143 Franklin St., Franklin. A memorial service will follow at 11 am at the funeral home. For directions and an online guestbook, please visit www.neunfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Monday, 17 February 2014 09:42