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Seth C. Miller, 25

FRANKLIN — Seth C. Miller, 25, died unexpectedly Thursday, August 1, 2013 at his home in Franklin, NH.

Seth was born in Concord, April 26, 1988, to Kevin C. and Carla L. (Puffinburger) Miller. He lived in both Tilton and Northfield prior to moving to Franklin and was a 2006 graduate of Winnisquam Regional High School. He excelled in sports and particularly enjoyed football.

A long-time employee of Constantly Pizza and the NH Veterans Home, Seth had recently completed his studies for barbering at the Empire Barbering School in Laconia. He was in the process of completing his necessary licensing requirements.

Seth was an avid reader; he especially enjoyed crime novels and the works of Dennis Lehane and Lee Child. He also loved watching historical documentaries and learning about the history of warfare.

Seth had an affinity for all animals. His gentle way with pets earned him the nickname "Cat Whisperer" among his family.

He had a passion for the outdoors. Seth's studies of forestry and agriculture during his high-school years served him well while working on David Wadleigh's farm in Tilton. A skilled marksman, he also loved target shooting with his family.

Seth is survived by his mother, Carla Puffinburger, of Franklin; father, Kevin Miller, of Northfield, Kevin's partner, Vicki Dinkel, of Franklin, and her three children, Kirstie, Shauncie, and Derek; brother, Dane Miller, and sister, Taylor Miller, both of Franklin; grandmother, Barbara Puffinburger, of Northfield; uncle Dane D. Miller and Dane's wife, Linda Feldman Miller, both of Plano, TX, and their two children, Drew and Nicole Feldman; aunts, Melissa Miller, of Soquel, California, and Sara Miller, of Sacramento, CA; as well as countless friends and loved ones.

A public celebration of Seth's life will be held on Friday, August 9th from 6 - 9pm at Mojalaki Country Club, located at 321 Prospect St, Franklin, NH. A private burial will be held at the convenience of his family.

Memorial contributions in Seth's name can be made to Franklin Animal Shelter (www.franklinanimalshelter.com/apps/donations).

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Jerry D. Barton, 49

MEREDITH — Jerry David Barton, 49, of Meredith, died at his home on Sunday, August 4, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Mr. Barton was born October 24, 1963 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, the son of the late Jerry and Jane (Critchett) Barton and had been a long time resident of Meredith. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and had been employed at High Grounds Craftsman.

Mr. Barton's life was his family and they came first. He was known for his sense of humor. He loved poker and playing cards with family and friends and playing tournaments at the Lakes Region Casino. He enjoyed camping and loved motorcycle riding with his wife.

Survivors include his wife of twenty-six years, Carol (Whitcomb) Barton, a daughter, Haley Barton and a son, Kenneth Barton, all of Meredith; a brother, Kenneth Barton, of New Jersey and a sister, Tammy Schmelter, of New Jersey.

Calling hours will be held from 4PM to 7PM on Friday, August 9, 2013 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the carriage house entrance.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, N.H.

Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery in Meredith.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Carol Barton, PO Box 1563, Meredith, NH 03253.

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 www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Joseph M. Ianno, 75

TILTON — Joseph M. Ianno, 75, a resident of Tilton since 2001, died at his home with his loving family at his side on Monday, August 5, 2013 following a period of failing health.

Joe was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, September 14, 1937, son of the late Joseph and Maria (Arrotta) Ianno. He grew up in Chelsea and lived there for many years. After living in Saugus, MA for 25 years, he retired as a member of Carpenter's Union Local 26 of MA and moved to Tilton. Joe was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed the outdoors and time spent in the mountains of New Hampshire.

Joe's family includes his wife of 55 years, Iris (Pearlman) Ianno of Tilton; daughters Debra Hamor and her husband Alan of Parker, CO and their children, Sharon, Kaitlin and Benjamin; Patricia Vairo and her husband Leonard of Holden, MA and their children, Joseph, Adrienne and Lucia; Suzanne McDonald and her husband, Jack of Everett, MA; brother Nicholas Ianno of Landaff, NH; sisters Antoinette LeClair of Bridgewater, MA, Rosemarie Spano of Brockton, MA; numerous nieces and nephews. Joe also was predeceased by a brother, Gaetano Ianno.

A gathering will be held at the Black Swan Inn, 354 West Main St., in Tilton, Sunday, August 11 from noon to 2 p.m. to express thoughts and memories to Joe's family. A celebration of Joe's life will be held later in the fall for his family and friends in Massachusetts. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Joe's memory to the Franklin Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, 75 Chestnut Street, Franklin, NH 03235.

The William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home of Tilton is assisting with arrangements.

For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com


Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 07:19

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John Giguere, 78

WINNISQUAM — John Giguere, 78, of Winnisquam, died at his daughter's home on August 6, 2013 in Laconia.

Mr. Giguere was born November 25, 1934 in Laconia, the son of the late Adelard and Ruth (Brough) Giguere. He was a lifelong resident of Laconia. He was a 1955 graduate of Laconia High School where he was a member of the track team where he broke the state low and high hurdle record in 1954. He served in the U. S. Marine Corps.

Mr. Giguere was a former communicant of Our Lady of the Lakes Church in Lakeport where he served on the Board. Mr. Giguere had been employed at Lewis & Saunders for about 20 years and later was a co-owner of Scotia Corp.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Gloria Marie (Bissonnette) Giguere of Winnisquam, a son, John E. Giguere and his wife Karen of Chester, two daughters, Wanda Horton and her husband Mike of Laconia and LuAnne Fecteau of Laconia, four brothers; Robert Giguere of Laconia, William Giguere of Laconia, Maurice Giguere of Seattle, WA and David Giguere of Lawrenceville, GA, two sisters; Margaret Fanny of Florida and Joanne Price of Laconia, six grandchildren; Andrew Fecteau, Megan Fecteau, Emma Horton, Colin Horton, Jessica Giguere and Jenna Giguere and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his three brothers; Norman Giguere, Donald Giguere and George Harris and one sister, Arlene Little.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 4 p.m. to 7 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 Friday, August 9, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish-St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H. Burial, with military honors, will follow in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield Street, Laconia, N.H.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to 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 Tuesday, 06 August 2013 07:17

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