A+ A A-

Raymond Dionne, Jr., 65

MANCHESTER — Raymond Dionne, Jr., 65, of Manchester, son of the late Ida (Labrie) Dionne and Adrien C. Dionne died Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Catholic Medical Center with family at his side.
He is survived by his four children, Lisa of Colorado, Raymond Dionne Jr. of Manchester and Michael Dionne and Jennifer Dionne of Belmont NH.
He leaves behind his siblings, Armand Dionne and his spouse Jacqueline Dionne of Kent, Ohio, Loretta Schneider and her spouse Charles Schneider of Ohio, Gertrude St. Onge and her spouse Donald St. Onge of Manchester, Rita Hebert of Hampton, NH spouse of the late Armand Hebert, Yvette Labrecque and her spouse Leo Labrecque of Allenstown, Claire Harman and her spouse Paul Harman of Pennsylvania and Charles Dionne and his spouse Madeleine Dionne of Manchester , as well as his brother-in-laws Fernande Coutu and James McWhirter of Manchester. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his sisters Louise McWhirter and Lucille Coutu.
Raymond worked at Avid Engineering and Country Kitchen. He was an avid sports fan.
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 25, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Marie Church, 378 Notre Dame Avenue, Manchester, NH, Burial will be at Mt Calvary Cemetery, Goffstown Road, Manchester, NH.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 06:34

Hits: 571

Melvin A. Rand, 82

GILFORD — Melvin A. Rand, 82, of 895 Cherry Valley Road, and formerly of 7 Horton Street, Saugus, Mass., died at his home on Monday, October 21, 2013.
Mr. Rand was born September 8, 1931 in Saugus, Mass., the son of the late Roger E. and Florence H. (Wilson) Rand.
Mr. Rand served in the U. S. Army with the 7th Infantry Division during the Korean War with four major battles and one spearhead. He was stationed in Berlin, Germany during the "Berlin Crisis" (6th Infantry) and performed two tours of duty in Vietnam as 1st Sergeants of 1st "D" Co. 2/5 Cav. 1st Cav. Division 2nd "A" Co., 1/505, 82nd Airborne. He was the recipient of two Bronze Star Medals, two Purple Hearts, 1st and 2nd award of Combat/Infantryman's Badge and numerous citations, awards and decorations.
Mr. Rand was a life member of the Military Order of Purple Heart, Life member of the Disabled American Veterans, a Life Member of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, the American Legion Wilkins Post 1 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #15030. He was an Honorary Past Master of the Mt. Lebanon Lodge #32 F&AM of Laconia.
Survivors include his wife, Helen E. Rand, of Gilford; a son, Robert R. Rand, of Gilford; five daughters, Susan Joyce of Methuen, Mass., Linda Bouchard of Franklin , Sandra Wentzell of Tewksbury, Mass, Sheila Tyus of Prince George, Virginia and Gayle Epps of Colonial Heights, Virginia; ten grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Mr. Rand was predeceased by his two brothers, Donald C. Rand and Roger E. Rand, a son, Gordon S. Rand, a grandson, David Currier, and a granddaughter, Stephanie Burch.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 4-7 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 10 a.m. also at the Funeral Home.
Committal Service, with Military Honors, will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen Street, Second Floor, Framingham, MA 01701 or to the Disabled American Veterans, 399 Silver St, Manchester, NH 03103.
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

Hits: 386

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

Hits: 405

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

Hits: 372

 
The Laconia Daily Sun - All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy
Powered by BENN a division of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Login or Register

LOG IN