LACONIA — Richard F. Monasky, 82, of Laconia, died Saturday, December 21, 2013 surrounded by his sons. He was born in Binghamton, NY on July 7, 1931, the son of Joseph E. and Marie A. (Turanek) Monasky. Mr. Monasky was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Barbara J. (Racicot) Monasky in 2008. He was an auctioneer for 35 years in the Binghamton area and was known as Colonel Dick Monasky. Among his favorite hobbies was caring for his 1935 Studebaker Commander Land Cruiser and memorizing and reciting tales and limericks for friends and family. He is survived by six sons, Richard T. Monasky and his wife Debra, Sandy, Ut., Joseph J. Monasky and his wife Linda, Alton, N.H., Mark S. Monasky and his wife, Judy, Bismarck, N.D., Robert X. Monasky and his wife Marcy, Corvallis, Or., Michael E. Monasky, Binghamton, N. Y., and David A. Monasky and his wife Carolyn, Belmont, N.H.; two daughters, Marie E. Ahern, Meredith, N.H., and Barbara I. Opara, Spanaway, Wa.; nineteen grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; one brother, Ernest Monasky, Roanoke, Va., one sister, Helen Fishback, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.; several nephews, nieces, and cousins. A Memorial Service will be held at the Laconia Senior Center, 17 Church St, Laconia on Friday, January 31 at 10:30 a.m.. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Laconia Senior Center, Laconia, N. H. 03246.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 08:30
LACONIA – Linda M. Malone, 54, of 81 Elm Street, died Monday, January 20, 2014 at her home after a brief illness.
She was born on May 12, 1959 in Skowhegan, Maine, the daughter of Richard and Norma Salisbury. She loved cooking and enjoyed ceramics. In earlier years, she enjoyed camping with family and friends.
In addition to her father of Skowhegan, ME., she is survived by two sons; Tim Malone of Laconia and Christopher Malone of Laconia; one brother, Kevin Salisbury of Skowhegan, ME, two sisters, Jodi-Lynn Dyke and her husband, Tim, of Chesterville, ME and Wanda Sullivan of Portland, ME; four grandchildren, Alyssa Malone and Asia Malone, both of Laconia and Dyson and Riley Malone, both of Gilmanton; her nieces and nephew, Candice Salisbury and Kristina Salisbury, both of Skowhegan, Randelle Dyke of Chesterville, and Dustin Dyke of Brunswick; great-nephews, Tyler Johnson of Skowhegan and Carter Dyke of Chesterville; her long-time companion, Carl Shaw of Laconia.
She was predeceased by her mother, Norma and daughter, Carrie-Lynn Salisbury.
Memorial calling hours will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance.
A private memorial service and burial will be at a later date.
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 Tuesday, 28 January 2014 08:20
TILTON — Foster D. Peverly, 85, a longtime and well respected auctioneer and appraiser in NH died suddenly, Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the Retreat at Golden View in Meredith, NH where he was receiving therapy following hip surgery. Foster was born in Canterbury, NH August 23, 1928, son of George and Leola (Houser) Peverly. He spent his youth and was schooled in Canterbury. Foster later lived in Vermont, Laconia and finally Tilton for the remainder of his life. During his youth Foster worked with his father, who at the time owned the George D. Peverly Auctioneer Company and kept the family farm. He then worked with Public Service Company of New Hampshire as a lineman and in the stock room for several years, after which he worked for fifteen years with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in Laconia as a sales agent. In the 1970's Foster continued in the auction/appraisal business and formed his company, F. D. Peverly and Sons, which he was still currently involved with. During his years as an auctioneer he enjoyed the privilege of serving as President of the NH Auctioneer's Association and on the state Board of Auctioneers, in addition to spending many hours doing charity auctions for various groups. Over the years he was also involved in many aspects of real estate including development, rental properties, and sales by the auction method. He was a longtime member and chairman of the Tilton Zoning Board. Foster was instrumental with the forming of the Town of Tilton School Funding Committee, serving as a member. Foster served on the the Winnisquam School District Budget Committee, and its District Funding Committee. While his children were growing up in Laconia he was active with the local sporting activities. He was a hunter and lifelong member of the National Rifle Association and a strong advocate for gun rights. One of his greatest joys was to be in the woods, hunting or just to be there. Foster kept close contact with friends in the Canterbury community and the goings on there. He was an active member of the Canterbury Historical Museum. His writings were acknowledged in the Canterbury book, "As I've Heard Tell." His family includes, his wife of 32 years, Shirley A. (LaPointe) Peverly of Tilton, four sons, John F. Peverly and his wife Carolyn of Belmont, Gregory J. Peverly and his wife Deborah of Northfield , Richard A. Peverly and his significant other Renee of Center Harbor, Kevin J. Peverly and his wife Kathy of Meredith and his daughter: Diane Rooney of Shelburne, VT
He also had thirteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. His sister: Nora Peverly of Burlington, Vermont and one nephew.
Following the wishes of Foster, there are no calling hours planned. A private graveside service will be held in the spring at Maple Grove Cemetery in Canterbury where he will be buried alongside his parents. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Foster's memory to the Canterbury Historical Society, Attn: Roger Klose, Treasurer, P. O. Box 81, Canterbury, NH, 03224-0081
Arrangements are under the care of the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home in Tilton.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 08:05
LACONIA — Virginia Clara Lord, a quiet woman and lifelong resident of Laconia and Gilford who loved her friends and family, died peacefully on January 26, 2014, after a brief illness. She was 84.
Born on August 24, 1929, to Chester and Hazel (Chapman) Lord, Virginia's biggest desire in life was simply to be included in whatever her family and friends were doing. She'd love to sit with you, enjoy a meal and watch TV, smiling and laughing at the simple joy of it all the while. Crafts, drawing, puzzles and latch-hook were some of her favorite hobbies and became gifts for family and friends. Virginia was especially talented at using her drawing and coloring skills to duplicate another picture and she was rightly proud of her work. Dogs, cats, and babies responded happily to the special affections she had for them. Despite being denied an education, in her own way Virginia taught people perhaps more than they could have expected.
Besides her parents, Virginia was predeceased by her favorite uncle, Everett Lord, and favorite cousin, Dottie (Lord) Lessard, both of whom looked after her in her later years. Two cousins survive her, Ray Lord of Wolfeboro and Doug Lord of Maidstone, Vt., plus several members of her extended family and her compassionate and dedicated friend and caregiver, Tonya Johnican, and her daughter, Dakota Johnican, both of Laconia.
There will be no calling hours.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H.
Spring burial will be in the family lot at Ladd Street Cemetery, Haverhill, 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 Monday, 27 January 2014 11:19