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John D. O'Connor, 72

NORTH SANDWICH – John D. O'Connor, 72, of North Sandwich, died Monday, October 7, 2013 at Lakes region General Hospital. Despite convincing everyone that he would eventually die due to his heart condition, it was not meant to be. John dealt with pancreatic cancer and succumbed to pneumonia.

He was born on June 10, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of John P. and Agnes (Daly) O'Connor. John worked for several years installing fire suppression equipment and retired as president of his own company. He went on to work in other areas of interest, such as business consulting and real estate before his health interfered. Throughout his life, John was an athlete with many accomplishments in semi-pro football and golf. His enthusiasm for the two sports never wavered. He was known as a true gentleman. John's family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to the many medical professionals that tried to help him with his complicated medical history. The family would like to also express their gratitude to the caring and empathetic staff of LRGH and Central NH VNA and Hospice.

He is survived by his life partner, Kathryn McDonald of North Sandwich, his beloved cat, Lily and many loving friends.

There will be no calling hours.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246 or to Sandwich Fire & Rescue, 23 Wentworth Hill Road, Sandwich, NH 03227.

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 Friday, 18 October 2013 08:35

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Rita Sturgeon, 87

GILFORD — Rita Sturgeon, 87, of 303 Old Lake Shore Road, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia on Thursday, October 17, 2013.

Mrs. Sturgeon was born July 7, 1926 in Laconia, N. H., the daughter of George and Mary L. (Sullivan) Provencal. She was a life time resident of the Laconia-Gilford area and had been employed at the Lakes Region General Hospital for twenty-five years, retiring in 1987.

Mrs. Sturgeon was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church, Laconia.

Survivors include two sons, Richard Sturgeon and his wife, Sandy, of Tilton and David J. Sturgeon of Gilford; a daughter, Shirley Burgess, of Gilford; three grandchildren, Carey Sturgeon of Belmont, Crystal Sturgeon of Tilton and Michael Mount of Meredith; two great grandchildren, Katelynn Sturgeon and Kyle Mount and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Sturgeon was predeceased by her husband, Albert P. Sturgeon.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, October 20, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish at Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, N.H.

Burial will follow in the family lot in Union Cemetery, Academy Street, Laconia, N.H.

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 Friday, 18 October 2013 07:38

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James H. McElroy, 89

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — James H. McElroy, age 89 of Knoxville, TN, formerly of Laconia, New Hampshire passed away October 16, 2013. James was born October 30, 1923 in Cambridge, MA and educated in Canterbury and Concord, NH. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946 where he served in the Ammunition Depot and Utility Squadron in the American and Asiatic-Pacific areas. James retired in 1989 from General Electric Air Propulsion Division in Hooksett, NH then relocated to Sarasota, FL where he worked as a postal clerk in the USPS Contract Stations. In 2004, he moved to Farragut, TN to enjoy fishing the lakes and streams of Northeast Tennessee. James was a life member of the Laconia, NH Benevolent Protective Order of Elk (BPOE). He was also a former member of the following organizations; Masonic Lodge, Order of Odd Fellows, Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. James is survived by his wife, Jeanne Roucher McElroy; children and spouses, James and Lynn McElroy of Gilmanton, NH, Kathleen and Jonathan Borden of Dartmouth, MA and Scott and Susan McElroy of Delray Beach, FL; step-children, Bonnie Douglas of Chesapeake, Va, Stephen McElroy of Farragut, TN and Jeffrey McElroy of Los Angeles, CA; grandchildren, Garth McElroy and wife, Megan of Anson, ME, Ian McElroy and wife Jody of Belmont, NH, Andrew Borden of Dartmouth, MA, Leanne Borden of Boston, MA, Zachary McElroy and William McElroy, both of Delray Beach, FL; great-grandchildren, Jordyn and Tristan McElroy of Belmont, NH; siblings, Beatrice Hilton of Kittery Point, ME, Margaret Boyan of Riverview, FL and Russell Kenney of Orange City, IO; special relatives to Jim, George McElroy and wife, Edith of Arcadia, FL and Stuart Ramsay of North Myrtle Beach, SC. The family appreciates the staff of Summit View of Farragut for their compassionate care of Jim. Services will be private with inurnment in the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery at Boscawen, NH. Memorials may be made in his memory to Laconia Elks Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 676, Laconia, NH 03247. www.clickfh.com

Last Updated on Friday, 18 October 2013 07:21

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Guy F. Trefethen, 60

LACONIA — Guy F. Trefethen, 60, of 640 Benton Drive, died at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, N.H. on Wednesday, October 16, 2013.
Mr. Trefethen was born February 22, 1953 in Kittery, Maine, the son of Lorraine (Garnett) and Guy F. Trefethen, Sr.
Mr. Trefethen served in the U. S. Army 82nd Air Borne for eight years and served in the U. S. Navy for twelve years before retiring in 1993. He resided in North Port, Florida for ten years before moving to Laconia in 2011.
Survivors include a son, William Trefethen, of Virginia Beach, Virginia; a daughter, Karry Landis, of Boswell, Penn.; four grandchildren K.J. Trefethen, Issabella Landis, Skyler Trefethen, and Landen Trefethen; his mother, Lorraine Trefethen, of Laconia and two brothers, Kevin Trefethen of Laconia and Dan Trefethen of Ohio, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Guy F. Trefethen, Sr. in 2006 and by a brother, Randy Trefethen, in 2007.
There will be no calling hours or funeral service at this time.
For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
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 Friday, 18 October 2013 07:19

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