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Leroy T. 'Lee' Michaud, 58

BELMONT – Leroy "Lee" T. Michaud, 58, of 162 Farrarville Road, died Friday, October 25, 2013 after a brief illness.

Leroy was born in Nashua, the son of Normand and Marcella (Theiss) Michaud. He worked for over 26 years as a firefighter for the Nashua Fire Department. He most recently worked at Needham Electric Supply for the past 16 years. He was known as a man of great humor and a lover of Boston sports teams. He was an amazing gardener and chef, who loved to cook for his family and fellow firefighters.

Lee is survived by his wife of 34 years, Lynne (Adams) Michaud of Belmont, two daughters; Meredith Horton and her husband, Walter, of Laconia and Stephanie Michaud and her partner, Anthony Signorine, of Laconia. He is also survived by two brothers; Charlie Michaud and his wife, Lil, of Nashua, and Kenny Michaud of Nashua. Leroy also had two sisters; Kathy Walter and her husband, John, of Hudson, and Karen Levesque and her husband, Gary, of Nashua. He leaves behind two granddaughters, Emma and Abigail Horton, whom he adored, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents.

There will be no calling hours.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 1, 2013 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. Burial will be private.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO BOX 572, Laconia, NH 03247 or to CHaD, (Children's Hospital at Dartmouth), D-H/Geisel Office of Development, Office of Gift Recording, One Medical Center Drive, Hinman Box 7070 Lebanon, NH 03756-0001.
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, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Francis P. Kuchinsky, 85

RUMNEY — Francis Philip Kuchinsky, 85, of Buffalo Road, died October 21, 2013 at Golden View Health Care Center, Meredith, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Laconia, NH on April 27, 1928, Phil was the son of Frank and Christina (Bisson) Kuchinsky. He grew up in Laconia and attended Laconia schools. He has been a resident of Rumney for many years.

Before finishing high school in the summer of 1945, Phil joined the US Army. Phil completed his basic training and technical school at Fort Benning, Georgia. He was sent overseas where he worked as a mechanic on tanks and motor vehicles. Phil returned to Laconia and married Virginia B. (Reed), of Rumney, on November 19, 1949.

Phil worked as a mechanic at Bartlett's Garage, in Rumney Depot and then for twenty-two years at E.L. Heal Chrysler-Dodge Dealership, in Plymouth. In the 1970s, he worked for Short's Garage, and also for Gilman's Outdoor Equipment, both were in Rumney.

In the 1950s and 60s, Phil built several hot rods and Model T Fords from parts he had collected over the years. He also enjoyed building and flying model airplanes. He was a member of the Prop Busters Airplane Club, in N. Haverhill, NH. He spent many hours flying planes he built over the corn fields of N. Haverhill. Phil loved to spend time watching old Laurel and Hardy movies with his family.

Phil was predeceased by his younger brother, George A. Kuchinsky.

Phil was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather, and will be missed by all his family and many friends.

Phil is survived by his wife of sixty-three years, Virginia B. (Reed) Kuchinsky of Rumney, sons, Gordon Kuchinsky, William Kuchinsky, both of Rumney, Jeffery Kuchinsky of Bullard, TX, grandchildren, Philip and Ananda Kuchinsky of Tyler, TX, sisters, Agnes Robertson and Elaine Anderson, both of Campton, and several nieces and nephews.

It was Phil's wishes that no service be held.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the NH Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH. 03247.

Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are assisting the family with the cremation. www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 October 2013 08:14

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Mary T. Berchem, 88

MESA, Ariz. — Mary T. Berchem, 88, died peacefully at her home in Mesa, AZ on October 12, 2013.
Daughter of the late Alfred J. and Alice L. (Kelly) Berchem, sister to the late Alice Green, Helen Woods, Robert and James Berchem. She was a resident of Providence until moving to Mesa twenty years ago. In addition, she spent her summers at her home on Lake Winnipesaukee, Weirs Beach, NH.
She is survived by her niece Helen Bretz, nephew Richard Monroe and his wife Ruth as well as many grand nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were by Gallogly and Sons Funeral Home, 671 Broad St. Providence. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on October 21 at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Cranston, R.I., followed by a private burial in St. Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket. Calling hours were omitted. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 07:43

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Janet B. McLean, 82

WINDHAM — Mrs. Janet McLean, age 82, of Windham, NH and formerly of Meredith, NH and Lynn, MA died surrounded by her family, after a period of declining health. She was the wife if the late John S. "Jack" McLean.
Born in Lynn and a 1948 graduate of Lynn English High School, she was the daughter of the late John and Matilda (Byrne) McFarlane. She attended Lynn Public Schools and was a graduate of Lynn English High School.
She graduated from Salem State Teacher's College in 1952. For several years she taught First Grade at the Tracy School, then left teaching to raise a family. She returned to teaching at Inter Lakes High School for several years, worked for the United States Department of Defense and finally returned to teaching in the Lynn School System until she retired.
Janet was a longtime member of St. Stephen's Memorial Episcopal Church, Lynn. She was also a member of the Daughters of Scotia, the Lynn Teacher's Union, Local 1037, and The Friends of the School of Education at Salem State University.
Janet's greatest joy was her family. She was a wonderful mother who gave unconditional love to all of her children and grandchildren. She was fully involved in their lives--always attending birthdays, celebrations, milestones—going on adventures to museums, Broadway shows or Red Sox and Patriots training camps. She was her sister, Cynthia's, co-pilot on their many journeys to Florida. They would often hop in the car to visit a son or daughter or grandchild, attend a ballgame or go for coffee. Janet was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. Janet lived a life that was all about making sure other people were happy—and giving what she had to others. Janet was often teased about how much she worried, but the truth was...she worried so much because she loved so much.
Janet leaves a daughter Cheryl Sullivan and her husband Ross of Lexington, five sons John McLean and his wife Nina of Ashland, NH, Robert McLean and his wife Jennifer of Gilford, NH, Douglas McLean and his wife Teresa of Westford, James McLean of Windham, NH, and Andrew McLean and his wife Debra of Moultonboro, NH, a brother Robert McFarlane and his wife Susan of Lynn, eleven grandchildren Liz McLean, Arianna McLean, Jessie McLean, Chrissy McLean, Caitlin O'Hara, Sean Sullivan, Rafe Sullivan, Reilly McLean, Jack McLean, Molly McLean and Finn Sullivan, and several nieces and nephews. She was also the beloved sister and best friend of the late Cynthia M. McFarlane of Lynn, who died on July 8.
Janet's Funeral will be held from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home 157 Maple Street, Lynn on Friday at 10 a.m. followed by a funeral Service in St. Stephen's Memorial Episcopal Church, 74 So. Common St., Lynn at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours will be on Thursday, 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be sent to Salem State University Alumni Assn., 352 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970. For online guestbook please visit www.cuffemcginn.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 07:39

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