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Audrey A. Ekberg, 80

LACONIA — Audrey A. Ekberg, 80, of Laconia, died Friday, January 17, 2014 at the Genesis Center in Laconia following a period of failing health. She was born in Hackensack, NJ, November 21, 1933, daughter of Edward and Doris (Young) Hauck. Audrey spent her youth in Hillsdale, NJ and schooled at Park Ridge High School, NJ. Following high school she attended the Wood Secretarial School in NYC. She was employed for over 7 years as an administrative assistant at NBC in New York City. She moved from Westwood, NJ to Belmont, NH in 1969. She worked as a secretary to the principal at Belmont High School, Belmont NH prior to retirement. Over the years she served as treasurer to many Lakes Region organizations. She and her husband moved to the Taylor Community in Laconia in 2012. She especially enjoyed her involvement and membership with the Lakes Region Red Hat Society and was a charter member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Laconia.

Audrey leaves, her husband of 56 years, William G. Ekberg of Laconia; sons Karl W. Ekberg and spouse, Karen of Mt Rest NC, Mark C. Ekberg and spouse, Laurie of Belmont; daughter Kristina Lynn Hall and spouse Todd of Central SC; grandchildren Alyssa Guptil, Joshua Guptil, Charlotte Ekberg and Georgia Ekberg; brother Edward Hauck and spouse Mary of Woodcliff Lake, NJ; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be held Tuesday, January 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton. A committal service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, January 23 in the chapel of the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 D. W. Highway, Boscawen, NH 03303.

For more information go to http://www.smartfuneralhome.com/

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Patricia G. Caron, 89

MOULTONBOROUGH — Patricia Guay Caron, 89, of Manchester and Moultonboro, N.H., died at the Concord Hospital on January 15, 2014 of natural causes.
Patricia was born May 28, 1924 in Manchester, the daughter of the late Arthur J. and Bertha (Knight) Guay.
Patricia was educated in Manchester, graduating from Central High School and Hesser Business College. She graduated from the Salem Hospital School of Nursing as a RN in 1946 as a Cadet Nurse in preparation for the U.S. Army Nurse Corps of World War II.
She worked at the Elliot Hospital, Manchester for thirty years before moving to Moultonboro in 1978. She was night coordinator at the Laconia State School for ten years, after which she continued as a RN at the Belknap County Nursing Home and later as a Home Care RN until her retirement in December, 2009.
Patricia is survived by three daughters; Kathleen Perkins, Sharon-Sue Perkins and Patricia Anne Perkins and twin sons, John L. and Roger A. Caron, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Memorial calling hours will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia. A Time of Sharing will follow the calling hours at Noon also at the Funeral Home.
A Memorial Service will be held in May at the Trinity Episcopal Church of Meredith.
Mrs. Caron will be interred in the family cemetery, The New Washington Cemetery, Washington, N.H. in May following the service.
Memorial donations can be made to the United Spinal Association, PO Box 380, Milford, NH, 03055-0380 603-672-6193 or to the Lakes Region Food Pantry, PO Box 1132, Moultonboro, NH, 03254.
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, 16 January 2014 09:25

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Elsie K. 'Babe' King, 93

GILMANTON IRON WORKS — Elsie K. "Babe" King, 93, died at her home on Monday, January 13, 2014. She was the widow of Burns F. King who died April 17, 2002.
Mrs. King was born October 7, 1920 in Gilmanton, N.H., the daughter of the late Carroll and Edna (Tibbetts) Moulton. She graduated from Laconia High School, class of 1940.
Mrs. King was a longtime resident of Hartford, Connecticut before moving to Gilmanton Iron Works . She had been employed at the Travelers Insurance Co. for twenty-eight years, retiring in 1980.
Survivors include two brothers, Theodore Moulton of Gray, Maine and Stanley Moulton of Alton, N.H.; three sisters, Verna Spinney of Deep River, Conn., Louise Bradshaw of Merrimack, N.H. and Beatrice Vachon of Moodus, Conn., one cousin, Robert Tibbetts of Gilmanton Iron Works. Elsie was the aunt of 44 nephews and nieces. She also leaves her close friends Gladys "Blondie" Burbank of Lakeport, Betty Newell of Meredith and George McClary of Gilmanton. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by four brothers; John Moulton, Morris Moulton, Richard Moulton and Albert Moulton, one sister, Betty Parker and cousins Charles, Frank and Carl Glidden.
According to Mrs. King's wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral service.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, N. H. 03246 or to the American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110
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, 16 January 2014 09:21

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Gerard R. Morin, 88

LACONIA — Gerard "Gerry" Rene Morin, 88, of 14 Magnolia Lane, Laconia, died Wednesday evening, January 15, 2014, at the Genesis Rehabilitation Center after a period of failing health.
Mr. Morin was born February 15, 1925, the son of Henry and Louise-Anna (Fournier) Morin. A lifelong resident of Laconia, he attended school in Laconia until enlisting in the Army in 1941. He spent three years as a Staff Sargent Radio Repairman stationed in Panama and an additional one and a half years stationed in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas, returning to civilian life in 1945.
His entry into the Textile Industry came with Scott and Williams Company working as a machine tester and service technician. In 1948, Gerard moved to work at Seneca Knitting Mills in Seneca Falls, NY. He returned to Laconia to marry the love of his life, Ann Stewart. Shortly thereafter they relocated back to Laconia and Gerard worked at Sulloway Hosiery Mills in Franklin, NH. During this time, he invented a hosiery machine that made argyles automatically. He was hired in 1951 at Cormier Hosiery as a research engineer and quickly was made Head of Research. His association with Cormier lasted 28 years as Vice President of Research and Development before retiring in 1978. During this time Gerard acquired six patents and built approximately 300 hosiery machines used in conjunction with the patents. Additionally, he personally started Sun and Surf Footwear in Franklin, White Mountain Industries in Campton, and Woodsville Industries in North Haverhill. In 1981, Gerard took over Star Specialty Knitting, initially locating it in Franklin and then moving in 1988 to Laconia. He served as Owner and CEO until closing in 2001.
Gerard enjoyed many adventures throughout his life, including a failed attempt to hitchhike to the New York World Fair with a childhood friend. He was active in the Elks, VFW, and Winnipesaukee Yacht Club. He enjoyed tennis and golf, but his passion was sailing. He delighted in sailboat racing with his family on Lake Winnipesaukee, always serving as the consummate helmsman. A devoted family man, he sponsored numerous family trips including an unforgettable two day train ride to a family ranch in Montana, and more recently a trip to Cape Cod with his great-grandchildren. Known as 'the Judge', he would arbitrate sibling squabbles between his grandchildren with compassion and respect.
He is survived by his dedicated wife of sixty-four years, Ann (Stewart) Morin of Laconia; his daughter Marcia Hayward and son-in-law Richard Dunnell of Laconia; his brothers Alex Morin of Laconia and Raymond Norman Morin of Myrtle Beach, SC; his grandchildren Kristen Nazer of Gilford and Aaron Hayward of Laconia; his three great-grandchildren Abigail Hayward, Aidan Hayward, and Lauren Nazer; and his seven nieces and six nephews.
There will be no calling hours.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish at St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia. A reception will follow at the Beane Conference Center, 35 Blueberry Lane, Laconia.
For those who wish, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, PO Box 6123, Laconia, NH 03247, or the Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region, 888 N. Main St., 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, 16 January 2014 09:16

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