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Virginia C. Lord, 84

LACONIA — Virginia Clara Lord, a quiet woman and lifelong resident of Laconia and Gilford who loved her friends and family, died peacefully on January 26, 2014, after a brief illness. She was 84.
Born on August 24, 1929, to Chester and Hazel (Chapman) Lord, Virginia's biggest desire in life was simply to be included in whatever her family and friends were doing. She'd love to sit with you, enjoy a meal and watch TV, smiling and laughing at the simple joy of it all the while. Crafts, drawing, puzzles and latch-hook were some of her favorite hobbies and became gifts for family and friends. Virginia was especially talented at using her drawing and coloring skills to duplicate another picture and she was rightly proud of her work. Dogs, cats, and babies responded happily to the special affections she had for them. Despite being denied an education, in her own way Virginia taught people perhaps more than they could have expected.

Besides her parents, Virginia was predeceased by her favorite uncle, Everett Lord, and favorite cousin, Dottie (Lord) Lessard, both of whom looked after her in her later years. Two cousins survive her, Ray Lord of Wolfeboro and Doug Lord of Maidstone, Vt., plus several members of her extended family and her compassionate and dedicated friend and caregiver, Tonya Johnican, and her daughter, Dakota Johnican, both of Laconia.
There will be no calling hours.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H.
Spring burial will be in the family lot at Ladd Street Cemetery, Haverhill, N.H.
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, 27 January 2014 11:19

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Mark P. Koerner, Jr., 87

LACONIA — Mark Pierce Koerner, Jr., 87, of 47 Taylor Home Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 24, 2014.
Mr. Koerner was born March 30, 1926 in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of the late Mark P. Sr. and Clara (Favro) Koerner.
Mr. Koerner graduated from East Providence High School and attended Brown University. He served in the U. S. Navy during World War II. He was employed as an electrical engineer for forty-four years and had worked at Chase Foster in East Providence, RI , Oak Industries and Polyclad Industries in Franklin, NH, retiring in 1992.
Mr. Koerner was a member of the Barrington Baptist Church in R.I. where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher for many years. He was also a member at the First Baptist Church in Concord, N.H.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Barbara (Wyllie) Koerner, of Laconia, N.H.; a daughter, Sue Sutton, of Barrington, R.I.; three grandchildren, Stacey Lavers and her husband, Jayson, of Warwick, RI , Bethany Fitzpatrick of Warwick, RI and Jesse Sutton and his wife, Lindsay, of Amesbury, MA; five great grandchildren, Matthew, Benjamin, Sophia, Thomas and Ella and twin boys due in April. He also left former son-in-law, Alan Sutton of Coventry, RI. In addition to his parents, Mr. Koerner was predeceased by a grandson-in-law, Ryan Fitzpatrick.
There will be no calling hours.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
For those who wish, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Barrington Christian Academy, 9 Old County Road, Barrington, RI 02806
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, 27 January 2014 11:10

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Ibra B. Royea, 85

HOLDERNESS — Ibra Benjamin Royea, 85, of East Holderness Road, Holderness, died suddenly on January 25, 2014, at Catholic Medical Center, in Manchester, NH.

Born in Meredith, NH on June 29, 1928, Ibra was the son of Ibra D. and Agnes L. (Proctor) Royea.

Ibra grew up in Meredith and graduated from Meredith High School, class of 1948. He has been a resident of Holderness since 1953.

Ibra worked in the body and paint shop of Meredith Motors Company, now Meredith Ford. In the mid 1960's, Ibra started Royea's Auto Wrecking, in Holderness, which he has owned and operated for many years.

Ibra was a life member of the Granite State Gas and Steam Engine Association and a former member of the Wicwas Lake Grange.

Ibra was predeceased by his son, Rick, his daughter Cindy, his brother, Richard and his sister, Eleanor.

Ibra is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Ruth A. (Blake) Royea of Holderness, sons, Michael Royea of Holderness, Peter Royea of New Hampton, daughters, Donna Thompson of Alexandria, Kathy Answorth of Meredith, fourteen grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, sister, Margaret Earl, brother, Robert Royea, both of Holderness, brother, David Royea, of Center Harbor, and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, Routes 3 and 104, Meredith, on Saturday, Feb. 1, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. A graveside service will be held in the Trinity Churchyard Cemetery, Route #175, Holderness, on Thursday May 8 at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 January 2014 11:08

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Elsie K. 'Babe' King, 93

GILMANTON IRON WORKS — Elsie K. "Babe" King, 93, died at her home on Monday, January 13, 2014. She was the widow of Burns F. King who died April 17, 2002.
Mrs. King was born October 7, 1920 in Gilmanton, N.H., the daughter of the late Carroll and Edna (Tibbetts) Moulton. She graduated from Laconia High School, class of 1940.
Mrs. King was a longtime resident of Hartford, Connecticut before moving to Gilmanton Iron Works . She had been employed at the Travelers Insurance Co. for twenty-eight years, retiring in 1980.
Survivors include two brothers, Theodore Moulton of Gray, Maine and Stanley Moulton of Alton, N.H.; three sisters, Verna Spinney of Deep River, Conn., Louise Bradshaw of Merrimack, N.H. and Beatrice Vachon of Moodus, Conn., one cousin, Robert Tibbetts of Gilmanton Iron Works. Elsie was the aunt of 44 nephews and nieces. She also leaves her close friends Gladys "Blondie" Burbank of Lakeport, Betty Newell of Meredith and George McClary of Gilmanton. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by five brothers; John Moulton, Morris Moulton, Richard Moulton, Albert Moulton and Arthur Moulton, one sister, Betty Parker and cousins Charles, Frank and Carl Glidden.
According to Mrs. King's wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral service.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, N. H. 03246 or to the American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110
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, 27 January 2014 10:57

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