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Laurence Kopka, 77

BELMONT — Laurence Francis Kopka, 77, of 20 Spruce Drive, died at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, on Monday, June 16, 2014.

Mr. Kopka was born Dec. 11, 1936, in Exeter, the son of the late Francis S. and Marguerite (Webb) Kopka. He was raised in Exeter and was a 1954 graduate of Exeter High School.

Mr. Kopka resided in Franklin for several years before moving to Belmont in 2002. He was a self-employed carpenter for more than 50 years.

Mr. Kopka loved family, playing cards, and camping in Pittsburg with his wife. He was well known as a woodsman, hunter and trapper and wrote articles for Fur-Fish-Game Magazine.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret (Constant) Kopka, of Belmont; three grandchildren, Tawnya J. Simonds , Jasmine D. Schultz and Krystal Letourneau; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Priscilla Cadieux, of Exeter; and one nephew.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Kopka was predeceased by a daughter, Dawn Marie Kopka, in 2004.

There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held at a later date at the family lot in Exeter Cemetery, Exeter.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to a charity of one's choice.

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 June 2014 08:32

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George O'Donnell IV, 69

FRANKLIN — George L. O'Donnell IV, 69, a longtime resident of Franklin died at his home, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, with his wife at his side following a period of declining health.

George was born in Malden, Mass., January 17, 1945, son of George L. O'Donnell III and Alberta (Demitroff) O'Donnell. George spent his youth and was schooled in Melrose. He moved to Franklin from Wakefield, Mass., 32 years ago. He worked as a chef and cook and owned the former High Noon Cafe in Franklin and was also employed at Dunkin Donuts for several years.

He was a longtime member of the VFW in Melrose, Franklin Lodge of Elks 1280, BPOE, a former member of the Knights of Columbus, Father Timon Council of Franklin, and was a former member of the Franklin Order of Moose. He was a diehard New England sports fan.

George served in the Marine Corps from 1962 to 1966.

He was predeceased by his father, and brother, Paul O'Donnell.

He leaves his mother, Alberta (Dometroff) O'Donnell of Melrose, Mass., his wife of 33 years, Donna R. (Tennant) O'Donnell of Franklin; sons, George O'Donnell V of Maryland, Michael O'Donnell of Massachusetts, Scott O'Donnell of Alexandria, Va., and Jon Hewitt of Nashua; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; brothers, John O'Donnell and Richard O'Donnell, both of Melrose, Mass., and Neil O'Donnell of Northfield; a sister, Helen Cargill of Malden, Mass.; nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held Thursday, June 26, 2014, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road (584 West Main St.) in Tilton. An Elks service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Following will be a luncheon and celebration of George's life at the Franklin Elks Lodge, 192 Central St., in Franklin.

Burial will be private for family. Contributions in George's name may be made to, Franklin VNA and Hospice, 75 Chestnut St., Franklin, NH 03235.

For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014 08:29

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Frank Moore Sr., 87

GILFORD — Frank Harold Moore Sr., 87, of Gilford, died Friday, June 20, 2014 at his home. He was the beloved husband of Margaret E. (Bradbury) Moore for 60 years.

Born in Winthrop, Mass., on Aug. 10, 1926, he was a son of the late Frank and Olive (Benjamin) Moore.

Mr. Moore was a resident of Gilford for the past 15 years and formerly resided in Walpole, Mass.

He graduated from Brockton High School in Brockton, Mass., and attended MIT, studying engineering. In his last semester he was recruited by Harvey and Douglas Corporation. Before his retirement, he was the executive vice president of McGrath Industries.

Mr. Moore proudly served in the Marine Corps during World War II. He participated in action against the enemy while aboard the USS Hancock in the Leyte, Luzon, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and Japan operations.

Mr. Moore was a member of the Kiwanis in Brockton. He enjoyed watching the Yankees, deep sea fishing, listening to the music and ballroom dancing. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Besides his wife, he is survived by five children, Frank Moore Jr. and his wife May of Hacienda Heights, Calif., Sandi Moore-Beinoras and her husband John of Gilford, Jeffrey Moore of Fairhaven, Mass., Leslie Cameron and her husband Paul of Bernardston, Mass., and Kathryn Moore of Laconia. He was the father of the late Gary Moore.

He is also survived by eight grandchildren, John and Maegan Beinoras, Allison and Avery Moore, Sara and Kerri Dubois and Sabrina and Abigail Kourafas.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral from the Ginley Funeral Home, 892 Main St., Walpole, Mass., (www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com) on Saturday, June 28, at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at the St. Timothy Church, 650 Nichols St. in Norwood, Mass., at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton, Mass. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 5-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 June 2014 08:27

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Fleurette 'Flo' Dumont, 85

LACONIA — Fleurette Marie-Paul Fernand (Tanguay) Landry Dumont , 85, of 30 County Drive, and formerly of Somersworth, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 22, 2014.

Fleurette resided at the Belknap County Nursing Home in Laconia for the past four years.

She was born to Alphonse and Leonie (Richard) Tanguay on Nov. 20, 1928, in Johnson, Vt. Fleurette was one of nine children and was predeceased by three sisters, Jermaine Brackett, Cecile Merrifield and Noella Caron, all of Sanford, Maine; and one brother, Renaud Tanguay, of California.

Still living are Clement Tanguay of Saco, Maine, Lionel Tanguay of Rye, Madeline Gravel of Rochester, and Rejeanne Bailie of Berwick, Maine; along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Fleurette was devoted to her family and was predeceased by her first husband, Maurice Landry, who was the father of her two children, Donald Landry and his wife, Jeannette, of Rochester, and Susan Maupin and her husband, Willie, of Gilford.

She was also predeceased by her second husband, Lucien Dumont, of Somersworth. She was part of the lives of his children, Connie Viel of Rochester, and Randy Dumont of Lee. Flo has one granddaughter, her beloved Danielle Maupin.

Fleurette liked to be called Flo and was an adventurous and happy lady who loved to laugh. She worked in shoe factories, and at General Electric in Somersworth. Then she ventured out to California in the mid 1970s to start a new life with her daughter. She retired from Hewlett Packard in Cupertino, Calif., in 1989.

She loved to travel and took a motorcycle trip across the country in the early 1990s. She also enjoyed camping and playing bingo. She was a skilled crocheter and crocheted many afghans over the years and beautiful clothes for her granddaughter.

There will be no calling hours. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at 1 p.m. at St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish in St. Martin Church, 120 Maple St., Somersworth. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 5 Bedford Farms Drive, Suite 201, Bedford, NH 03110.

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 June 2014 08:21

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