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Joan B. Veazey, 85

GILFORD — Joan B. Veazey, 85, of 18 Lockes Hill Road, died peacefully, Saturday, July 19, 2014. She was the widow of William H. Veazey.
Joan was born on October 14, 1928 in Nashua, N.H. She was the daughter of Charles Prescott Boyd and his wife Violet.
Joan was very active in the community. She was a member of the Lakes Region General Hospital Board of Directors, the Laconia School Board, Laconia Country Club, Colby- Sawyer College Alumni and associate member of the Winnipesaukee Yacht Club. Joan was passionate about local politics, current events and education.
Joan volunteered for years at the Gilford Elementary School and was an active member of the Gilford Community Church.
Some of Joan's favorite memories were spending time on Lake Winnipesaukee with friends and family. Joan was happiest when her family, friends and beloved pets filled her home and when she was cheering her grandchildren on at various sporting events, especially basketball.
Survivors include a son, Charles Boyd Veazey, and his wife, Joanna, of Gilford; a daughter, Susanne Veazey, of Laconia; six grandchildren, Liza Epstein and her husband, Jason, Hannah Colby, Nicholas Hoffman-Veazey, Christopher Veazey, Connor Veazey and Sarah Veazey and two great grandchildren, Tyler Epstein and Beckett Epstein and many, many dear friends.
A celebration of life will be held on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, N.H.
Burial will be held in the Raymond C. Wixson Memorial Garden, Potter Hill Road, Gilford at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the William H. and Joan B. Veazey Scholarship Fund c/o Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 7312, Gilford, NH 03247-7312.
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 Wednesday, 23 July 2014 08:13

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Jeffrey R. Robert, 28

NASHUA — Jeffrey R. Robert, the most wonderful son of Judy and Rick Robert, amazing brother to Jim and savior to his rescue dog Nala, has peacefully passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014. He was born on June 18, 1986 in Nashua, New Hampshire.

Jeff enjoyed life with so much enthusiasm. Playing football from a young age in Pop Warner in Pelham, N.H. to Pelham High School, earning the Python Award, the Joe Yukica Award, playing in the Shriners Football Game, as well as playing football through his college career at Assumption College. Jeff traveled far and wide during his professional career as an IT Systems Administrator, visiting many countries. He loved water skiing with his good friend Jeff Twombley, riding his motorcycle with his friends and brother, and being an avid cook and proclaimed home chef. Recently Jeff received his ham operator license.

He was predeceased by his uncle, Michael Robert, and cousin, Noel Drew-Huckins.

In addition to his parents, Judy and Rick, he is survived by his brother, Jim; aunts and uncles, Dolores and Paul Drew of The Villages, Fla., Bill and Debbie Robert of Lexington, Ky.; cousins, Christina Drew Enkler and her husband John Enkler, their children Kathleen Enkler, John Enkler, Melissa Drew and her son Liam Drew-Huckins, Beth Robert Alberts and her husband Trey Alberts, their child Cole Alberts, Matthew Robert and his wife Miranda and their child Alex, Lauren Robert Hale and her husband Stephen Hale; and many, many friends.

Memorial Visitation will be held at Davis Funeral Home, One Lock Street, Nashua on Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 1 to 5 p.m. with a Memorial Service to be held at 4:30 p.m. Family and friends are invited to attend. Those who wish may make a memorial contribution to: Allies in Substance Abuse Prevention, United Way of the Greater Seacoast, 112 Corporate Drive, Unit 3, Portsmouth, NH 03801 or Humane Society for Greater Nashua, 24 Ferry Road, Nashua, NH 03064. The DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St., Nashua has been placed in charge of arrangements. An online guest book is available at www.davisfuneralhomenh.com, (603-883-3401) "ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER".

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 08:01

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Bernadette M. Bilodeau, 97

LACONIA — Bernadette Marie Bilodeau, 97, of 406 Court Street and formerly of 7 Church St. (Stafford House), died at the St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
Mrs. Bilodeau was born June 15, 1917 in St. Magloire, Quebec, Canada, the daughter of the late Joseph and Augustine (Carrier) Belanger.
Mrs. Bilodeau had been a resident of Laconia since moving from Canada on Nov. 4, 1941. When she came to the United States, she took in boarders, cleaned homes and also cleaned the Simoneau & Son Funeral Home. She also worked at the Belknap Sulloway Mills and her boss was Laura Nadeau who became a good friend.
Mrs. Bilodeau was a communicant of St. Andre Bessette Parish at Sacred Heart Church where she was a member of the Ladies of Sacred Heart and the Ladies of Sainte Anne's. She was a caring and generous person and loved her family. She enjoyed talking with people, doing her word search and liked playing cards, bingo and doing crafts with Margaret Normandin at St. Francis. She loved her seafood; shrimps, scallops and lobster rolls. Employees at St. Francis will remember her as "Memere".
Survivors include her daughter, Gisele M. LaPlante, of Laconia; two grandchildren, David E. LaPlante, of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Denis E. LaPlante and his wife, Denise, of Belmont, N.H.; two great grandchildren, D. Joseph LaPlante of Waldoboro, Maine and Nicole M. Sousa of Laconia, N.H.; two great, great grandchildren, Dakota R. Sousa and Darren E. Sousa, both of Gilford, N.H.; a sister, Zoella Belanger, of Montreal, Quebec, Canada and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Bilodeau was predeceased by her husband of thirty-five years, Joseph E. Bilodeau; an infant son, Gilles Bilodeau; six brothers, Joseph Belanger, Pierre Belanger, Gerard Belanger, George Belanger, Omer Belanger and Odilon Belanger and two sisters, Marie Berger and Yvonne Goulet.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 2 to 4 p.m. and on Monday, July 28, 2014 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
Following the calling hour on Monday, July 28, 2014, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. at St. Andre Bessettte Parish at Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, N.H.
Burial will follow in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Recreation Fund, 406 Court Street, Laconia, N.H. 03246.
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 Wednesday, 23 July 2014 07:57

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Thomas P. Billings, 30

MEREDITH — Thomas P. Billings died unexpectedly on July 19, 2014. He was 30, a young man who left us far too soon. A Meredith resident, Tom is survived by his loving parents, Mark and Martha Billings of Meredith, his brothers James L. of San Francisco and Mark, Jr. (Brew) of Meredith, maternal grandmother, aunts and uncles, cousins and his love, Erin. Born in Fullerton Calif., Tom grew up in Mill Valley Calif., where he was a graduate of Tamalpais High School. With effective early intervention treatment, Tom overcame Asperger's syndrome to lead a high-functioning life. He was passionate about animals, the outdoors and water activities, assisting in bridge building and trail work with the Meredith Conservation Commission. Tom was an avid musical theater goer. He was employed for 12 years at Parafunalia in Gilford, where he conducted paddle board workshops and programs, and also at Gunstock Mountain. The family will hold a celebration of Tom's life later in August. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, P.O. Box 572, Laconia, NH 03246 or donations to the Interlakes Summer Theatre at Interlakestheatre.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 07:54

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