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Alice M. Melcher, 94

LACONIA — Alice M. (O'Donnell) Melcher, 94, of 406 Court Street, died peacefully at the St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.
Alice was born November 14, 1918 in Medina, New York, the daughter of the late Francis and Louise (Britton) O'Donnell. She graduated from College of New Rochelle in 1940 with a B.A. Degree in French and graduated from Columbia Presbyterian with a Degree in Nursing in 1942. She was a registered nurse for over thirty years and had been employed as a Head Nurse at Columbia Presbyterian in New York City, Medical Surgical Nurse at Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, New Jersey, and employed at Bethesda Hospital in Boynton Beach, Florida, before retiring in 1988.
Alice resided in Mashpee, Massachusetts for several years before moving to Laconia in September, 2010. She was a devout Catholic and was a former member of Christ the King parish in Mashpee, where she was a volunteer in the Church Library. She also volunteered at the St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store in Mashpee.
Alice loved to travel with her children taking them on several summer camping trips across the U. S. visiting 48 of 50 states. The family also traveled across Europe during the summer of 1966. She was an avid reader and loved the theatre and the ocean.
Survivors include a son, Rick Melcher, of Reno, Nevada; two daughters, Laura Lynch, of Waimea, Hawaii and Paula Sircin, of Laramie, Wyoming and seven grandsons, Jacob and Michael Lynch of Hanapepe, Hawaii; Zachary Lynch, of Brighton, Massachusetts; William and David Sircin of Laramie, WY, and Nathan and Raymond Johnson, of Tucson, Ariz. In addition to her parents, Alice was predeceased by a daughter, Ellen Johnson , a brother, Dr. Francis O'Donnell, a sister, Louise Brownell, and by her former husband, Dr. George W. Melcher, Jr.
Funeral Services and burial will be held in Medina, New York 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 Monday, 06 May 2013 11:03

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Daniel R. Regimbal, Jr., 27

NORTHFIELD — Daniel R. Regimbal, Jr. 27, died peacefully after a long and difficult battle with cancer, at his home on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.
Dan was born January 9, 1986 in Worcester, MA and was raised in the Lakes Region. He was the son of Lori (Langlois) Lemieux of Gilford, NH and Daniel Regimbal of North Kingstown, RI. Other influences in his upbringing
include Joseph Raucci and Joseph Lemieux.
Dan was an outgoing, thoughtful, and grateful person. He spent most of his days hanging out with friends & family, traveling, and doing the things he loved most. He always had a smile and the gentleness of his soul emanated throughout his being. Dan enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. He will always be remembered for his laughter, sense of humor, kindness, and love of hats.
In addition to his biological, step, and half parents, Dan is survived by two sisters, Kayla Raucci of Belmont, NH, Crystal D'Andrea of Putnam, CT; and a brother, Casey Regimbal, of North Kingstown, RI. He is also survived by his aunt and uncle, Dina and Kevin Waldron of Northfield; cousins Derek, Kaitlyn, Jake, Shelly, Amanda, Anthony and other extended family members.
He was predeceased by a grandmother, Irene Clark, in 2000.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, May 10, 2013 from 4:00-7:00PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. Memorial services will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to the Daniel Regimbal Memorial Fund, C/O TD Bank, 277 Union Ave, Laconia, NH 03246 or to the Lakes Region General Hospital, Oncology Department, 80 Highland Street, Laconia, NH 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial, go to

Last Updated on Monday, 06 May 2013 11:01

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John M. Colarusso, 73

MOULTONBOROUGH — John M. Colarusso, 73, of Moultonborough, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family after a brief battle with cancer.
Born in Concord, NH, on September 17, 1939, he was the son of Michael J. and Doris (Morgan) Colarusso.
In his life he worked as a cable splicer and lineman for the New England Telephone Co., he was a member of the Local I.B.E.W. union.
John was active in the greater Moultonborough communities, serving as president of Winnipesaukee Sportsman Club, a founding member of the Moultonborough Youth Athletic Assoc., he coached many youth sports teams in the area from baseball, basketball, soccer, and Pop Warner Football. In 1989 he saved a women's life that was involved in a car accident and received a commendation from Gov. Judd Gregg and the Telephone Co. President Citation. He was a communicant of St. Charles – Borromeo Catholic Church, in Meredith.
John was a talented antique tractor restorer, and was a member of many tractor clubs throughout the northeast. He was an avid gardener and stone worker.
He is predeceased by his sister, Carmella A. Colarusso
John is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Mary (McCormack) Colarusso, of Moultonborough; five children, Michael Colarusso and fiancé Twila, of Tamworth, John Colarusso, of Lewiston, ME, Ann Colarusso, of Moultonborough, Matthew Colarusso and wife Theresa, of N. Reading, MA, Jean Colarusso and fiancé Andy, of Gilmanton; four grandchildren, Anna, of Calistoga, CA, John, of Moultonborough, Taygen and Mason, of N. Reading, MA
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in John’s memory to the Town of Moultonborough Visiting Nurse Service, PO Box 138, Moultonborough, NH 03254 or to the town of Moultonborough’s Fire and Rescue Department.
Calling hours will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (Rtes. 3 & 104), Meredith on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 6:00pm through 8:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at St. Charles – Borromeo Catholic Church, 300 NH Rte. 25, Meredith at 11:00 am. The Very Rev. Dennis J. Audet, V.F., Pastor will be the celebrant. Interment will follow in the Middleneck Cemetery, Moultonborough.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. To view John's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Monday, 06 May 2013 10:54

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Francis E. Rivet, 81

SALEM – Francis (Frank) E. Rivet, 81, of Salem, NH, passed away at home on May 2, 2013. He was born in North Andover, Mass., on February 12, 1932, to the late Joseph L. and Josephine M. (Welch) Rivet. Frank was raised and educated in North Andover, Mass. He graduated from Johnson High School in 1949. After graduating, Frank worked as a reporter for the Lawrence Eagle Tribune. He then served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1953 and was a Korean War Veteran. Frank was employed with New England Telephone and AT&T for 37 years before retiring in 1990. Frank took much pride in his hometown of North Andover and spent most of his life there until moving to Salem, NH in 2001. Frank loved baseball and was an All-Star athlete for Johnson High School. He played semi-pro baseball, eventually earning a tryout with the Boston Red Sox. Frank volunteered and coached North Andover Booster Club baseball for many years. He was an avid sports fan. He loved the Boston Red Sox, Bruins and New England Patriots. Frank was a hard worker throughout his life. Some of his greatest enjoyment came from working on the family home he built on Foster Street. His wife and family were most important to him, and his grandchildren were his pride and joy. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Frank belonged to St. Michael's Parish.
Frank is survived by his five children and their families, Patrice K. Ryan, of Sanbornton, NH, and children, Mollie, Haley and Thomas; Christopher F. and Deborah L. (Walmsley) Rivet, of North Andover, and children, Kelsey, Daniel and Brian; Andrew F. Rivet, of Meridian, Miss.; Matthew F. and Pamela C. (Ubillos) Rivet, of North Andover, and children, Lexi, Christine and Katie; Kathleen R. and John E. Ratka, of Salem, NH, and children Ryan and Jacob. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Alma Long, Corinne Long, Louise Long and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Frank was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Mary A. (Long) Rivet, his siblings, Joseph L. Rivet, Mary A. (Rivet) Soltys, and his son-in-law, Daniel J. Ryan.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his Funeral Mass on Monday, May 6th at 10AM in St. Michael Church, North Andover. Interment with Military Honors will follow in the Ridgewood Cemetery, North Andover. Calling Hours will be held on Sunday from 3 to 7 in the Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third Street, North Andover. For those who wish, Frank may be remembered through donations to C.O.P.D. Foundation, 2937 SW 27th Avenue, Suite 302, Miami, FL. 33133 OR The Lupus Foundation of New England, 40 Speen Street, Suite 205, Framingham, MA. 01701. For funeral home directions or to sign the family guest book, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com

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