CONCORD — Michael T. Buker, 60, of 23 Alice Drive, died at his home on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
Michael was born March 12, 1953, in Littleton, the son of Russell and Sally (Mason) Buker. He had lived in Laconia for eight years.
Michael worked for Fruedenberg in Northfield as a group leader. He sold classic cars, Vipers and Corvettes, for 20 years. Michael enjoyed riding motorcycles with friends. He loved to travel to Mexico with his wife Joyce and their friends.
Michael is survived by his wife, Joyce (Tryggestad) Buker, of Concord; two sons, Shane Buker, and his wife, Cheyanne, of Boston, and Thomas Buker, of Metheun, Mass.; a daughter, Casey Mosca, and her husband, Danny, of Marlborough, Mass.; a grandchild, Danny Mosca; a stepdaughter, Stacy Malcolm, and her husband, Cory, of Franklin; two nephews, Michael Buker, and his wife, Melissa, and Matthew Buker; a brother, Mason Buker, and his wife, Catharine, of Delanco, N.J.; and good friends, Steve and Cathy Phillips, of Westfield, Mass.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, March 14, 2014, from 5-8 p.m. 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 on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish at St. Joseph Church, 30 Church St., Laconia. Spring burial will be in the family lot in Bayside Cemetery, Laconia.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to C.R.V.N.A. Hospice House, 30 Pillsbury St., Concord, NH 03301.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., 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, 10 March 2014 10:05
BELMONT — Harry William Spain, 87, of Belmont, passed away peacefully at home with his family and friends beside him, on March 4, 2014, after a period of failing health.
Born in Manchester, on April 4, 1926, he was the son of the late Walter and Lillian (Erickson) Spain.
He graduated from St. Joseph High School and proudly served his country in the Navy during War World II, 1943-1946.
He worked for Frosted Foods in Manchester as a sales associate, then moved to the Lakes Region where he owned two restaurants. Harry also worked at the Hooksett toll booth.
In his youth, he enjoyed horseshoes, as well as singing at the Pulaski Club.
Harry was a loving husband, and a devoted father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and also loved music from the 1940s.
Family members include his wife of 43 years, Cynthia (Hamel) Spain; his three sons, William (wife Danica) Spain of Bristol, Stephen (wife Kelley) Spain of Goffstown, and Peter A. Spain of Belmont; his two daughters, Sandy (husband Jim) Sullivan of Massachusetts, Jill (husband Bob) Ouellette of Hooksett; his grandchildren, William, Michael, Rachel, Stephen, Josh, Elizabeth, Kasey, James, and Albert. His great-grandson, Liam, brightened his last days.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Walter Jr. and Fred Spain; and sister, Nancy Lynch.
Harry will also be missed by his special friends with whom he sang songs, told jokes and held many good conversations. They include Angela Diberto, Fred Rice, Dick Cummings and the Tioga Drive Circle of Friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Harry's name St. Joseph's Parish Food Pantry 96 Main St., Belmont, NH 03330
The family would like to extend many thanks to the Central N.H. VNA and the Franklin VNA for their wonderful, loving service, and a special thanks to Dawna Brunt and Jeremy Winick for their help during Harry's failing health.
Harry, you are going to find your lost ship at last.
A funeral Mass will be held on Friday, March 14, at 10 a.m. in St Joseph Church, 96 Main St., Belmont and then followed by internment with military honors at 3 p.m. at New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery 110 Daniel Webster Highway Route 3 Boscawen.
For more information go to www.csnh.com
Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014 10:00
BELMONT — Barbara Ann Thompson, 48, of 125 Main Street, died March 6, 2014 at Concord Hospital.
Mrs. Thompson was born July 21, 1965 in Lowell, Mass. the daughter of Frank and Kathleen M. (Hand) Hawkins, Sr. She had moved from Laconia to Belmont two years ago. She had formerly worked for AAA Taxi.
Mrs. Thompson loved taking care of her grandchildren, she enjoyed swimming, being at the beach, spending time with her family, loved watching movies and listening to music.
Mrs. Thompson is survived by her husband, Victor Thompson, of Belmont; three sons, Roger R. Perkins Jr., and his wife, Kristin (Altavilla), of Methuen, Mass., Stephen K. Perkins and Matthew N. Perkins, both of Laconia; three daughters, Melissa Perkins of Henniker, Stephanie Perkins of Dover, and Angela Perkins and her partner, Richard Littlefield, of Laconia; fifteen grandchildren; Mrs. Thompson had custody of two of her grandchildren, Auryannah and Skyler; four brothers, Frank Hawkins, Jr., and his wife, Jodie, of Laconia, Daniel Hawkins, of Seabrook, Lawrence Hawkins, of Salisbury, Mass. and Michael Hawkins, and his wife, Jennifer, of Lawrence, Mass.; four sisters, Kathleen Demeuse, and her husband, Mark, of Chelmsford, Mass., Elizabeth "Betty" Sylvia, and her husband, Donald, of Laconia, Venus Hill, and her husband, Ronald, of Franklin and Lisa Rippy, and her husband, James, of Dorchester; many nephews and nieces and many cousins in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Mrs. Thompson is predeceased by Kathleen M. Hawkins and Frank Hawkins, Sr. and her first husband Roger R. Perkins, Sr.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, March 14, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia using the Whipple Ave. entrance.
Spring burial will be held in the family lot in Union Cemetery, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations, to assist the family, be made to the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, PO Box 67, Laconia, NH 03247-0067.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014 09:57
ROCKDALE, Tex. — Dustin John Pickel was born April 27, 2010 in Austin, Tex. to his loving parents, Jeff and Kelly (Shoemake) Pickel. He was their middle son, who with his families' help, fought a long and courageous battle with cancer, which ended in his parents' arms on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at their home in Rockdale, Tex.
Dustin, with his family, has lived in Rockdale since June 2013 and previously lived in Round Rock, Tex. On June 25, 2010, Dustin was baptized at First United Methodist Church, Round Rock, Tex. During his three years, he made a huge number of friends, attended St. John's United Methodist Church, received his certificate as a Child of the Republic of Texas, and became a member of Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department.
Dustin loved his family. Especially his mommy. He loved to wrestle with his brothers, watch "Mickey Mouse", "Cars", and "Polar Express". He loved to ride his "bicycle". He loved his monster trucks, play dough, and riding in the golf cart with his brothers to the tank to see the ducks and white birds. Dustin loved to be outside, and he could swing for hours. One of his favorite things to do was to ride down his neighbor's steep driveway in his little red car.
Dustin is survived by; his mom and dad, Jeff and Kelly Pickel of Rockdale. Also surviving are his big brother, Braden Scott Pickel and his little brother, Collin Lane Pickel both of Rockdale. Maternal grandparents are John and Sharon Shoemake of Rockdale. Paternal grandparents are Timothy and Sherry Pickel of Meredith, N.H. Aunts and uncles, Kirby Shoemake and wife Kristy and their daughters, Morgan and Molly of Georgetown, Tex., Beth Doda and husband Pierre and their children, Joey, Hayley, and Emily of Meredith, N.H., several great aunts and uncles including Wenda Dyer of Rockdale and Michael and Susan Laramie of Laconia, N.H., many cousins along with many close family friends, especially Janet and Walter Pond, and let's not forget his companion at home, his cat "Georgie".
Services for Dustin are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014, at St. John's United Methodist Church in Rockdale. Burial will follow at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rockdale. Pastor Adam Straznicky, of St. John's United Methodist Church and John Shoemake, "Pops", will officiate. Visitation is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2014 at Phillips & Luckey Chapel.
Pallbearers will be Kirby Shoemake, Wes Goggans, Keith Laramie, Michael Laramie, Walter Pond, and Reagan Sivadon.
Honorary pallbearers are members of the Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department.
Memorial contributions may be made to: http://www.nmtrc.org/ or by mail to: NMTRC, Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, 100 Michigan NE, MC 272, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503.
http://www.bandofparents.org/ or by mail to: Band of Parents, P.O. Box 335, Dewittville, New York 14728.
http://www.rmhc-austin.org/ or by mail to: Ronald McDonald House of Austin, "Friends of the House" 1315 Barbara Jordan Blvd, Austin, Texas 78723.
St. John's United Methodist Church "In Dustin's Memory", P.O. Box 168, Rockdale, Texas 76567.
Team Dustin, 1000 Rockdale Road, Rockdale, Texas 76567.
Last Updated on Friday, 07 March 2014 09:00