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
NORTH CONWAY — Anthony "Tony" Horton, 46, formerly of North Conway, N.H. passed away unexpectedly at his residence in Providence, Rhode Island on December 19, 2013. He was born on May 17, 1967 in Salem, Massachusetts. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Antonetta and Felice Ricciardiello of Salem, Massachusetts. He is survived by his parents, Ann and Charles Horton of Williamsburg, Virginia, his sister and brother-in-law, Cathy Ann and Robert Sanford of Kapolei, Hawaii, as well as many close and dear friends and caring family in the Armstrong, Coppolino, Horton, and Ricciardiello families.
Tony graduated from Menchville High School in Newport News, Virginia in 1985 and soon after joined the United States Marine Corps. He served with honors in both peace and war during the Persian Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm as infantry platoon Sergeant earning several commendation ribbons and medals: Navy Achievement, Kuwaiti Liberation, Humanitarian Service Combat Action and the National Defense Medal. He was honorably discharged after exemplary military service in 1992.
Tony enrolled at The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing in May, 1996. In addition, he also received an Associate degree in Surveying at New Hampshire Community Technical College in 2005. Tony has been working at Tesla Offshore, LLC., a Houston, Texas based company, as a special projects hydrographic surveyor since 2006, working on challenging offshore construction projects and was consistently recognized for his expertise in his profession.
In Tony's free time, he enjoyed kayaking all seasons of the year, snowboarding, wilderness camping, scuba diving, reading good books and deep conversation. He was so kind and funny, had a wry sense of humor and was an original thinker. He loved living life and having fun. He was adventurous, outgoing, quick-witted and made friends wherever he went. He will be forever missed by all his family, those who knew him even for a short time, his co-workers, and his long time close friends. Tony touched our lives with kindness, sensitivity, a true sense of fairness to all and generosity of spirit and, of course, laughter. The stars will shine a little dimmer because he is not here among us.
A Memorial Service and testimonials/anecdotes will be held in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 10 a.m.
Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia, New Hampshire.
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 09:33