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Herbert F. 'Smokey' Stover, 88

LACONIA — Herbert F. Stover, 88, of Laconia died May 26, 2013, at Lakes Region General Hospital.
Herbert "Smokey" Stover was born in Brooklyn, NY, on January 8, 1925. He was the son of Elsie (Gatje) and Herbert Stover. He attended schools in Brooklyn and graduated from Brooklyn Tech at the age of 17. As the United States was at war, "Smokey" enlisted in the Navy as an aviation electrician's mate. After his discharge in 1946, he enrolled and graduated from Columbia University. He was then hired by Eastern Air Lines and served in various capacities for 37 years finishing his career as #1 senior captain while based in Boston.
In 1975, he met and married Joni (Ballard) Dow, a loving union of 38 years.
After mandatory retirement from Eastern Air Lines at age 60, "Smokey" filled his retirement years with building projects, with a run for the city council, with a brief stint in real estate and with several terms on the YMCA Board of Directors. Twenty five winters were spent at the couple's retirement home in Fort Myers, Fla. Golf remained a favorite pastime. As a member and trustee of the Laconia Congregational Church, he volunteered many hours wherever needed.
"Smokey" was predeceased by a younger brother, Arthur, of Gold Beach, Oregon, and one son, Scot Nelson Stover, of Port Charlotte, Florida. He is survived by two children, Lorinda Steadman and husband, John, of Gilbert, AZ. and a son, Herbert Frederick Stover III "Rick"of Lake Mary,
Florida. He is also survived by four step-children: Brenda Daniels and husband, Dennis, of Derry, NH; John H. Dow of Alphareta, GA; Linda Hayes and husband, Todd, of Webster, NY, and Mary K. Dow and companion, Leigh Studley of Richmond, Vt.
Grandchildren and step-grandchildren include Dillon Stover, Brian, Emma and Sarah Hayes and Lindsey Daniels.
There will be no calling hours.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, June 10, 2013 at 11:00AM the Laconia Congregational Church, 69 Pleasant St., Laconia, N.H. with visitation afterwards. 
Burial will follow at 2:30PM at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Rte 3, Boscawen, N.H.
In lieu of flowers, please give memorial donations to the Dorcas Fund of the Laconia Congregational Church, 18 Veterans Square, Laconia, NH, 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 Monday, 03 June 2013 10:16

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Alfred P. 'Fred' Lamere, 82

LACONIA — Alfred Patrick "Fred" Lamere, 82, of 93 Court Street, died at the Saint Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on Sunday, June 2, 2013.
Fred Lamere was born January 11, 1931 in Laconia, N.H. He was the son of Lee W. and Mary (LaPlante) Lamere. Fred was a graduate of Laconia High School. In 1951, he joined the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War, attaining the rank of Corporal.
Fred was Owner/Operator of Fred Lamere's Exxon Station for over fifty years. He enjoyed getting up every morning and going into work.
Fred pitched for a Laconia baseball team in the North East League and the Central League and was 
a member of a local bowling league. He was an avid fan of the Boston sports' teams and his favorite team was the Red Sox. He enjoyed listening to them on his radio, while sitting in his favorite chair.
Fred is survived by his three daughters, Debra Lamere of Tilton, NH, Cathi-Anne Bean and fiancé, James Cook, of Belmont, NH, and Susan Marcoux and her husband, Tom, of Concord, N.H. He leaves behind five granddaughters; Stephanie Shepard of Laconia, N.H., Stacey Shepard and Samantha Bean, 
both of Belmont, N.H., Paige Marcoux of Denver, Co. and Haley Marcoux of Concord, N.H. and one great grandson, Brady Patrick Kelley, of Belmont, N.H. He is also survived by three brothers, Lee C. Lamere of Florida, Paul Lamere and his wife, Marilyn, of Lakeport and Donald Lamere of Merrimack; two sisters, 
Alice Lamere and Anne Lamere, both of Laconia and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind a group of wonderful friends that he met during his lifetime. Fred was predeceased by his parents, Lee W. and Mary (LaPlante) Lamere, a brother, Francis "Peanut" Lamere and a daughter, Mary Ellen Lamere.
Fred will be greatly missed for his kind words and his humor. His two favorite sayings were "Right on with Exxon" and "Stay out of the Hot Sun".
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 from 6:00-8:00PM 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 at St. Andre Bessette Parish, St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H. on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 11:00AM.
Burial will follow in the family lot at St. Lambert Cemetery, Laconia, N.H. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Saint Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 406 Court Street, Laconia, NH 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.

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Ida M. Avery, 83

LACONIA — Ida M. (Morrill) Avery, 83, of 227 Ledges Drive, Laconia, died on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, with her daughters and granddaughters by her side. Ida was born in Concord, NH, the daughter of George C. and Mabel (Chapman) Morrill, and stepdaughter of Priscilla (Emerson) Morrill.
She graduated from Concord High School in 1947, and moved to Laconia in 1949 where she started her career in hairdressing which spanned over 40 years.
Ida was predeceased by her husband of 35 years, Ronald W. Avery, in 1994, her parents, and 
her stepmother Priscilla Morrill. Ida owned and operated Ida's Beauty Shop in Laconia; she was 
Chairwoman of the Laconia Parks & Recreation Department for 10 years. She was very active in the Republican Party and she and Ron were active with Kiwanis and the Elks Clubs.
Ida loved to dance and to spend the summers at Libby's Trailer Park in York Beach, Maine. She was greeted each new season by her loyal Seagull, Lenny, who loved the hotdogs she would purchase just for him.
Ida was known for her friendly nature and leadership qualities. She became the leader of the winning WII Bowling Team at Woodside, called the Taylor Community Strikers. She also enjoyed many of the theme night dinners with her friends while residing at Woodside over the last six years.
Ida is survived by her daughters, Pamela A. (Maxfield) Clark, of Laconia and Linda D. (Maxfield) Ferruolo, and husband Anthony of Gilford; her granddaughters, Erica L. (Deal) Swett, and her children, Logan J. Swett, and Layla J. Swett of Laconia, Kendra E. Deal, of Gilford, and Brian Hutchins, and their son Ryan J. Hutchins of Gilford; Emily Clark Buras and daughter Maddison of Illinois; her sister, Ann Dearborn Kaligian, and husband Raymond , and her son John Dearborn of Laconia; and her dear friends Betty Holland of Laconia, Claire and David Mellor of Massachusetts, and Joyce Moore of Laconia. She will be truly missed by her grand- cat, Bella, of Gilford who spent many vacations with her, and her many friends at Woodside, Taylor Community.
Calling hours will be held from 5:00- 7:00 PM on Sunday, June 2, 2013 in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson- Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH.
A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, June 3, 2013 at 11:00A.M. also at the Funeral Home.
Burial will follow in the family plot at Union Cemetery, Academy Street, Laconia, N.H.
In lieu of flowers please make donations in Ida's name to the Taylor Community Sunshine Fund, 435
Union Avenue, Laconia, NH 03246 or Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 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 Thursday, 30 May 2013 10:23

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Robert E. Cilley, Sr., 76

LACONIA — Robert E. Cilley, Sr., 76, of 31 Taylor Street died at the Lakes Region General Hospital on Saturday, May 25, 2013.
Mr. Cilley was born September 15, 1936 in Franklin, the son of the late Earl and Nancy (Cross) Cilley. He served in the U. S. Army and had resided in Laconia for most of his life.
Mr. Cilley had been employed at the Lakes Region General Hospital and Gilford High School. He also worked as a truck driver, farmer and logger. Robert also worked as a maintenance person for Metrocast. He was a pet lover and loved gardening and motorcycle riding.
Survivors include two sons, John Cilley and Robert Cilley, Jr. and his wife, Linda, all of Laconia; and a sister, Alice Holmes.
There will be no calling hours.
Graveside services will be held at 1PM on Monday, June 3, 2013 in the family lot in Bayside Cemetery, Laconia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main 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, 29 May 2013 08:54

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