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Wilfred 'Willy' Fleury, 72

Wilfred "Willy" E. Fleury

NORTHFIELD — Wilfred E. Fleury, 72, of Northfield, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia following a lengthy period of failing health.

Willy was born in Franklin, August 30, 1941, son of the late, Arthur J. and Marie Anne (Saucier) Fleury. He spent his youth and schooled in Franklin, living there until later moving to Northfield 48 years ago.

He worked for many years as a loader operator, working with the former P&S and then NCS Sand and Gravel in Belmont for over 20 years. He retired as a loader operator after working for the Town of Northfield Highway Department.
Willy enjoyed the outdoors and time ice fishing and rabbit hunting. He especially enjoyed fishing for hornpout. He enjoyed his home and spending time with family and friends. Wilfred was a parishioner of St Gabriel Parish-St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Tilton.

His family includes his wife of 52 years, Claire A. (Parent) Fleury of Northfield; daughters, Lisa M. Gagne and husband, Paul of Northfield, Michele A. Welcome and husband Stan of Sanbornton; four grandchildren, Kara, Ryan, Meaghan and Michael; his sister, Rita Fleury of Henderson, Nev.; numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Sunday, Dec. 29, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Chestnut Street in Tilton. Spring burial will be in St. John Cemetery in Tilton.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Willy's name to the Franklin Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, 75 Chestnut St. in Franklin, 03235.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 December 2013 08:01

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Tony Hartford, 30

Tony A. Hartford, 30


GILMANTON — Tony A. Hartford, age 30, of Gilmanton, died peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013.

Tony loved fishing, archery, hunting and motorcycles. He had a very successful painting business and was an excellent stone mason.

His charismatic personality offered friendship to everyone he met. He fought a constant battle in life and has now found peace.

Tony leaves behind his daughter, Jaxsyn Skye Hartford, age 2, of Gilford; Nicole McQueen, the mother of his child; his father, Anthony E. Hartford, of Gilmanton; his mother, Faye Anders Hartford, of North Carolina; a sister, Hilary Faye Hartford, of North Carolina; his grandmother, Olive Hartford; two aunts, an uncle and five cousins.

He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Arlington Hartford, and by his maternal grandparents, Tony and Dorothy (Lessard) Anders.

Memorial calling hours will be held on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia. A graveside service will be held in the spring at Smith Meeting House Cemetery, Gilmanton.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, 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, 26 December 2013 11:23

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Virginia 'Ginny' Barrett, 97

Virginia 'Ginny' Barrett, 97


LACONIA — Virginia "Ginny" Barrett 97, passed away Dec. 23, 2013, at the Laconia Rehabilitation Center, after a period of declining health.

Ginny was born March 15, 1916, in Chelsea, Mass., to Bessie W. (Roche) Pillsbury and Moses B. Pillsbury. Ginny was educated in Lynn, Mass., schools and graduated from Brighton High School. She was raised Episcopalian and lived in Laconia most of her life.

She was a LPN for many years, working at Children's Hospital in Boston, New London Hospital, Laconia State School, Lakes Region General Hospital, New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton and Tilton School.

In the past, she was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, a member and a director of the Licensed Practical Nurses Association of N.H. and worked tirelessly, always showing her love and dedication for the nursing profession.

She had many interests, including studying astrology, Edgar Cayce, loved birds, her pets and enjoyed traveling to Nova Scotia, her beloved Sutton, N.H., and Gloucester, Mass.

Ginny was dedicated to her four sons and was very proud of their achievements. A true friend to all with a giving heart that was unmatched. Ginny's spirit and her love for her fellow mankind will live on for eternity.

Ginny was predeceased by her son, Roger; grandson, Trevor; and her companion of 34 years, Herbert "Red" Hayner.

She is survived by her sons, Stephen Barrett and his companion, Judy Nolin, of Vermont, Ken Barrett and his wife, Gail, of Meredith and Ralph Barrett of Tilton. Also her daughters-in-law, Sharon Barrett, Ellen Barrett Little and Arlene Barrett. Also grandchildren, Tiffany Drouin, Michael and Christopher Barrett and Catherine O'Brien. She also leaves great-grandchildren, Chelsey, Lindsey, Nicholas, Leila, Jasper, Paris and


There will be no services per her wishes. Burial will take place at a later date in the Locust Grove Cemetery, Rockport, Mass.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, 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, 26 December 2013 07:34

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William Coughlin, 82

LACONIA — William "Bill" V. Coughlin, 82, recently of Laconia, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, after a short period of declining health.

He was born on April 2, 1931, in New Bedford, Mass., to Elsie Allen and Daniel Coughlin. He spent his younger years in the Lawrence, Mass., area.

Bill served in the Navy in the early 1950s, and returned home to marry the love of his life, Claire Walsh, 1956.

Bill and his young family moved to Salem, N.H., in 1960, where he spent most of his life living in the area.

He was member of the Derry-Salem Elks, where he enjoyed talking baseball and selling Christmas trees. In his spare time, Bill also enjoyed playing softball, golfing and mostly bowling in leagues at Park Place Lanes. With his friends in Laconia, he enjoyed their Wednesday night bingo games.

He was employed for many years by the Salem Water Department, where he was a heavy equipment operator. Before his retirement he was employed by Sanders Associates in Nashua.

Bill was predeceased by his wife of 29 years, Claire Coughlin; and his brother, Daniel Coughlin, of Lawrence, Mass.

He is survived by his son, Kevin Coughlin and his wife Nanci Coughlin of Alton Bay; his daughter, Karen Stickney and her fiancé Jeff Madden of Coeur d' Alene, Idaho. He also leaves behind his granddaughters Amanda Kellar and Ashli Snow, both of Alton; his grandson David Stickney of Allenstown, and also his great-grandsons, Kolebi Snow and Winston Kellar, who enjoyed visiting with "Grampa."

Friends and relatives are invited to call on Friday, Dec. 27, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Goundrey & Dewhirst Funeral Home, 42 Main St., Salem, NH. A funeral Mass is scheduled to follow at St. Joseph Church, 40 Main St., Salem at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem.

To leave an online condolence, please visit www.goundreydewhirstfuneral.com or facebook.com/GoundreyDewhirstFuneral

Last Updated on Monday, 23 December 2013 10:08

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