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Robert L. Hurd, Jr., 56

LACONIA — Robert Lester Hurd, Jr., of Baldwin St., left his earthly body on July 16, 2013, at the young age of 56.

Born on in Laconia, NH on April 27, 1957, he was the son of the late Richard L. Hurd Sr. and Patricia (Sidney) Fogg Chamberlain. Robert was raised in Meredith and spent all but a few years of his life living in the Laconia and Lakes Region area. He spent a short time in Long Beach, CA and always voiced the desire of a future return to the city.

Robert attended the Inter-Lakes School, in Meredith and was an avid employee moving up to become a supervisor at L.W. Packard and Company, in Ashland, NH.

Robert suffered more than his share of physical pain, but mostly handled it stoically by reminding himself that the more bad karma he worked out in his life, the less he would face in the next. He also focused on his good fortune, especially that which brought his wife, Diane, into his life. He often said that he could never have found a more loving and compatible woman. Likewise, his son Robert, daughter Angela, son-in-law Jacob, and grandsons, Bryce, Pacey and Lucas taught him more than they ever will learn from him.

Robert was predeceased by his father, Richard Q. Fogg and his birth father, Robert L. Hurd Sr, both of Meredith.

Left behind to remember Robert are his wife of thirty-six years, Diane M. (Cochran) Hurd, of Laconia, children, Angela Wilson and husband Jacob, of Laconia, Robert Hurd of Holderness, grandchildren, Bryce and Pacey Wilson of Laconia, Lucas Hurd of Center Harbor, mother and step-father, Patricia (Sidney) Chamberlain and husband Walter, of Meredith, brother, David Hurd of Center Harbor, sisters, Ann Kent of Manchester, Beverly Tibbets of Florida, many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, Routes #3 and #104, Meredith, on Friday 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. A graveside service will be held in the Meredith Village Cemetery on Saturday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Robert Farrah will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Angela Wilson, 29 Baldwin St. Apt. #2, Laconia, NH. 03246.

To sign Robert's Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com


Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 July 2013 07:03

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Arthur E. Simoneau, 93

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Arthur E. Simoneau, 93, formerly of 15 Hemlock Drive, Belmont died peacefully Tuesday morning, July 16th, 2013 at Ben Achley VA Nursing Home in Knoxville, TN after a period of declining health.

Arthur was born in Laconia on April 30, 1920, the 7th son of the late Alfred W. and Henrietta (Blais) Simoneau. He was a graduate of Laconia High School class of 1937. He attended Concord Business College and was a graduate of New England Institute of Anatomy and Sanitary Science in Boston, graduating in February of 1941. He was associated with his father in the funeral profession at the Simoneau and Son Memorial Home from 1937 until his retirement in 1981 as proprietor.

Honorably serving his country Arthur served as a Radar Bombardier Navigator in the United States Army Air Corps during WWII from 1943-1946. He was a former Police Commissioner with the Laconia Police Department, a past King Lion with the Laconia-Gilford Lion's Club, a past member of the New Hampshire Funeral Directors Association, a former board member of the New Hampshire State Board of Registration of Funeral Directors and Embalmers, a past board member of the New Hampshire Humane Society, and a past board member of the board of directors at Granite Ridge Condominium Association. He had a great love of martial music and light classical music. He often spoke of his earlier years playing in the Laconia Concert Band led by Leo Lemere. He loved animals, especially small dogs.

Arthur was the widower of Margaret "Bee" (Lancaster) Simoneau, and Janet (Ilg) Kupetz Simoneau. He was also predeceased by his brothers Ernest, Leon, Raymond, Roland, and Edgar, and his sister Cecil.

Arthur is survived by two sons, Alfred W. Simoneau of Florida, and retired LtCol Paul D. Simoneau USMC and his wife Ann Marie of Knoxville, TN; two daughters, Carol Simoneau of Florida, and Lisa Tobias and her husband Michael of Highland Village, TX. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held from 4PM to 6PM on Friday, July 19th, 2013 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10AM on Saturday, July 20th, 2013 at Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia. Burial with military honors will follow in the

family lot at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield Street, Laconia.

Arthur has requested for those who wish, memorial donations may be made in his memory to the New Hampshire Humane Society, P.O. Box 572, Laconia, New Hampshire, 03247.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family of Arthur with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial please visit www.wilkinsonbeane.com .


Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 July 2013 07:01

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Harold E. Tefft, Jr., 77

LACONIA — Harold "Hal" E. Tefft, Jr. 77, of Lakeport died onMonday, July 15, 2013 at the CRVNA Hospice House in Concord after

a brief illness.

Harold was born in Laconia on May 22, 1936 the son of the late Councilman Harold E. and Callista (Oswell) Tefft.

After graduation from Laconia High School class of 1954 he received a Bachelor's Degree from Lafayette College in 1958 and

attended Rutgers's University for post-graduate studies in chemistry.

Harold retired after working as a chemist for the State of New Hampshire in Concord.

An avid animal lover and protector he rescued many cats and was especially fond of German shepherd dogs, having many over the years.

Harold is survived by Diane E. Tefft; two sisters, Mary-Alice Kapplain and Patricia "Ginger" Ryan and twelve nieces and nephews.

Harold was a communicant of Our Lady of the Lakes Church and in accordance with his wishes there will be no calling hours.

A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the family plot at Bayside Cemetery, Laconia, NH.

Harold requested that memorial donations be made on his behalf to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia,

NH 03247.

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 www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Robert A. Muise, Sr., 83

MOULTONBOROUGH — Robert Alfred Muise, Sr., of Moultonborough, NH, died July 15, 2013 with his family at his side at age 83. He was born in Boston on December 11, 1929 to Eloi and Natalie (Surette) Muise. He was raised and educated in East Boston. He married Katherine Estelle Miller on August 4, 1951 and weeks later was drafted into the US Army and served two years in Korea. They raised their children in Saugus, MA for 41 years, before moving to Moultonborough, NH ten years ago.
He is survived by Katherine E. (Miller) his wife of 62 years and their six children: Robert and Patricia Muise of Saugus, Jeanne and David Baril of Fryburg, ME, Daniel and Bette Muise of Meredith, NH, Linda and Russell Howse of Reading, Ann and Tom Crilley and David and Sandy Muise, all of Saugus. He also leaves a daughter of his heart Amber Fawson and her husband Rodney of Tamworth, NH.
He was grandfather of Sean, Caitlin and Megan Slattery, Erin Harris, Jason, Kellie and Jenna Howse, Brenna and Jackson Crilley, Amanda Housden, Katherine, Justin, Stephanie, Daniel and Nicholas Muise and the late Kristy Howse. Great-grandfather of Jonathan Slattery, Christina and Gabrielle Harris, Braden and Emma Housden and Olivia Howse.
Brother of Carol Peaugh and her husband Jerry of Evansville, IN and the late Marcella Cheney and Lillian Libbey.
Funeral Services with Military Honors in the Magrath Funeral Home, 325 Chelsea St [at Day Sq] EAST BOSTON, MA Saturday morning, July 20, at 10 o'clock. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Friday, July 19, 4 - 8 PM.
In lieu of flowers donations in his memory to a children's charity of our choice would be appreciated.
Veteran US Army, Korean Conflict.
Indoor parking and entrance to funeral home available from 340 Bremen St.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 July 2013 06:53

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