LACONIA — Lucia "Del" Dickson, 90, of 765 Union Ave., died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at Lakes Region General Hospital.
She was born in Laconia, the daughter of Homer and Philomene Bolduc.
Lucia worked for several years for Cormier Hosiery and also for Vernitron as a machine operator.
She was a communicant of St. Andre Bessette Parish - Sacred Heart Church in Laconia.
Del was a sweet, classy respectful lady who was viewed as quiet by most. She was a simple lady who was always pulled together, tidy and meticulous. She loved her family and was made most happy by a simple phone call or unexpected visit. She put the world before herself and always took the time to notice the simple things in life. She loved shopping and had a collection of housecoats and nylon stockings that could rival any collection out there. Del made the very best of every challenging situation or circumstance in life and was truly a remarkable woman who will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by three nieces, Cynthia Trefley and her husband Gerald of Meredith, Kathy Remal and her husband Gary of Freeport, Maine, and Diane Brown and her husband Robert of Ramsey, N.J.; a nephew, Michael Jalbert and his wife Pam of Woodstock, Ga., and multiple great-nieces and great-nephews and multiple great-grandnieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Ronald Dickson; her sister, Rachel Jalbert; two half brothers, Woodrow and Lorenzo; four half sisters, Alice, Anita, Julie and Dorothy.
Calling hours will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant
St., Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated also on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette
Parish at Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Ave., Laconia. Burial will follow in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 2 Wall St., Manchester, NH 03101.
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, 23 December 2013 09:59
BELMONT — Robert R. Despres, 85, of Belmont, NH, formerly of Daytona Beach, FL, died Saturday, December 21, 2013 in his home after a long illness.
He was born in Norwalk, CT, the son of Maurice and Alice (Carrigan) Despres. Robert served in the US Army during World War II. He was a man who wore many hats. He was a skilled machinist by trade and retired from Branson Ultrasonic in Danbury, CT. He operated his own machine shop with his son for many years. He was a member of the VFW where he formerly served as Chaplain and enjoyed working on his land in Belmont with his backhoe and his old Massey Ferguson tractor. Robert enjoyed the challenge of research and development and was recognized numerous times for his accomplishments developing new tooling and processes.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Frances (Palinkas) Despres of Belmont, NH, five sons: Robert S, Raymond, Dennis, Robert F. and George, five daughters: Jeanette, Deborah, Roberta, Denise and Elizabeth, 21 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren. . In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Robert W. Erma.
A calling hour will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH, using the Carriage House entrance. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated also on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish at Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, N.H. Burial with military honors will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 27, 2013 at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH.
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, 23 December 2013 09:54
MEREDITH — Doris L. (Clarke) (Clinkard) Stone, 93, passed away, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at Golden View Healthcare Center.
Doris was born in Boston on Jan. 1, 1920, to Arthur and Hazel (Daley) Clarke. She was raised by her adoptive parents, Alfred and Mary Louise (Clarke) Clinkard in Arlington, Mass., and she graduated from Melrose High School, class of 1938.
She was a graduate of the Leland Powers School of Theatre, in Boston, and served on the faculty for many years. She was employed as a director for many community theater groups and schools in the Boston area.
Mrs. Stone and her husband, George, resided in Winchester, Mass., for 23 years before moving to Meredith in l970 where she worked for the Meredith Chamber of Commerce for 14 years. She was also a member of the Meredith Congregational Church.
Doris treasured the experiences she had and the friendships she made during her 53-year membership of P.E.O.
Her family members include a daughter, Nancy and her husband Ross Deachman, of Holderness; a son, George R. Stone Jr., of Manchester; two grandchildren, Amy Deachman of Holderness, and W. John Deachman and Karen (Dalton) Deachman of Bedford; three great-grandchildren, Victoria Livingstone, Jessica Deachman and Peyton Deachman; many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her dear friend, Charlie Chatterton and his family.
She was predeceased by her husband George R. Stone in 1989; and by five brothers, Arthur, Bill, George, John and Alfred Clarke; and one sister, Helen (Clarke) MacDonald.
A graveside committal service will be held in the spring at Oakland Cemetery, Meredith Center Road, Meredith, in the spring at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations in Doris's name can be made to: P.E.O. Chapter G., PO Box 503, Meredith, NH 03253
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Doris's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Monday, 23 December 2013 09:51
NORTHFIELD — Mr. Michael G. Kimball, 57, of Northfield, died at his home on Dec. 16, 2013.
He was born in Laconia the son of George and Lillian (Bickford) Kimball and resided in Northfield all of his life. He was a graduate of Tilton-Northfield High
He previously was a foundry worker in Franklin and was last employed by the Town of Northfield at the Transfer Station.
Mike enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.
Family members include his mother, Lillian Kimball of Northfield; an uncle, Donald Bickford of Tilton; and several cousins and friends.
A graveside service will be held at Park Cemetery in the spring.
Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Paquette-Neun Funeral Home (www.neunfuneralhomes.com) is assisting with arrangements.
Last Updated on Monday, 23 December 2013 09:41