BELMONT — Carole A. Bartlett, 73, of Brown Hill Road, died at her home on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.
Carole was born on Sept. 28, 1941 in Plymouth the daughter of George and Margaret (Hall) Copp.
Carole was a graduate of Laconia High School and Plymouth State College with a Bachelor's of Education degree. She was a former principal of Washington Street School and a teacher at Elm Street School for many years.
She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Belmont, serving on many boards of the church. Carole was a committee member of Scout Troop 65 of Belmont.
Survivors include her husband, of 16 years, Wayne F. Bartlett, of Belmont; four sons, Matthew Kresco and his wife, Cheryl, of Tamworth and his children, Emily, Ryan, and Madison Kresco, Ashley and Andrew Forsberg and Chelsea O'Hara, two great-grandchildren Meagan and Spencer; Kevin P. Kresco and his wife, Jocelyn, of Laconia and his children, Zechariah, Adam, Jacob and Jozef; Brett W. Bartlett and his wife, Colleen E. of Dover, and their children, Tristan, Elizabeth, Conner and Sean; Alan D. Bartlett and his wife, Rebecca, of Clarksville, Tenn., and their children Adriana and Avalee; a brother Robert Copp and his wife, Jane, of North Hampton; three nephews, Greg Elliott and his wife, Colleen Elliott, of Lakeport, Jonathan Copp of Washington, D.C., and Jameson Copp of Exeter; two nieces Julie (Copp) Carr of Groton, Mass., and Mary Elliott, of Connecticut.
She was predeceased by her parents.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, from 10 a.m. to noon at the First Baptist Church of Belmont, 49 Church Hill, Belmont. A service will follow calling hours at noon, also at the church. Burial will be held in the spring in Union Cemetery.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the First Baptist Church of Belmont, 49 Church Hill, Belmont, NH 03220.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015 08:47
GILFORD — Wilbur J. Messier, 91, of Cherry Valley Road, Gilford, N.H. formerly of Manchester, Conn., died peacefully after enjoying one of his favorite things, dining out and a martini on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Lakes Region General Hospital.
Mr. Messier was born on September 26, 1923 in Manchester, Conn. the son of Wilbrod and Agnes (Tournaud) Messier. Wilbur graduated early from Manchester High School, Conn. to serve as a Sergeant in the 1ST Marine Division of the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII in the South Pacific. After serving in the war he attended college graduating from University of Connecticut.
Mr. Messier was a Senior Training Officer for Aetna Life & Casualty Co. He was a member of the Army & Navy Club and the Bridge Club in Manchester, Conn. Wilbur enjoyed golfing but most of all spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mr. Messier is survived by three sons; Kenneth J. Messier and his wife, Katherine, of Simsbury, Conn., James R. Messier and his wife, Linda, of Vernon, Conn. and Thomas C. Messier and his wife, Lisa, of Quincy, Mass.; three daughters, Claudia A. Messier, of Gilford, N.H., Mary M. Wrinn and her husband, James, of S. Yarmouth, Mass. and Susan M. Holland and her husband, Todd, of Amherst, Mass.; eighteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; a son-in-law Lawrence Cagianello, of Middletown, Conn. and by the Finnegan step children and their families. In addition to his parents Wilbur is predeceased by his first wife, Betty Jane (Whitham) Messier and by his second wife, Lucille (Finnegan) Messier and by his daughter, Kathryn E. Cagianello.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, March 23, 2015 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main Street, Manchester, Conn.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 10 a.m. at St. James Church, 896 Main Street, Manchester, Conn.
Burial with Military Honors will follow in St. James Cemetery, Manchester, Conn.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to St. James School Foundation 73 Park Street, Manchester, CT 06040.
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
BELMONT — Tasha Dennis-Stitt, 36, of Belmont, N.H., passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.
Tasha was born June 5, 1978 in Laconia, N.H. Daughter of of Rollin Dennis of Titusville, Fla., and Kimberly Dennis and John Doubleday of Sanbornton, N.H.
Tasha leaves behind her husband Pat Stitt and two stepdaughters Savannah and Skye Stitt. Tasha is also survived by her three sons Michael and Matthew Hoey of Sanbornton, N.H. and Leon Barker, Jr. of Lynn, Mass.; her loving brother Tyson Dennis and wife Nicole of Sanbornton, N.H.; step-sisters Sandy Cormier of California, Sheild Hilson of Alaska. Tasha also left behind her grandparents George Gonyer of Laconia, and Betty Gonyer of Lochmere, N.H. along with a very special friend Tim Ricker of Concord, N.H., with many more family and friends.
Tasha was always known as a sharp dresser, always looked beautiful. Tasha enjoyed spending time with her children and making people laugh. She enjoyed the beach and loved playing cribbage with her family. Tasha was a kind and loving person and we will always remember her for that. "Open your wings and fly," we will see each other again.
"You're in the arms of an angel. Fly away from here, I know you are in good hands now. We all love you, rest in peace.
"The special bond between a mother and her child is like a knotted long rope that can never be untangled forever."
There will be no calling hours. Phaneuf Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Last Updated on Friday, 20 March 2015 06:49
BELMONT — Richard Michael Cooney, 70, of Belmont, N.H., formerly of Hampstead, N.H., passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Dick was born on October 8, 1944 in Little Falls, New York to Francis William and Felicia Marie (Buccafurno) Cooney.
Dick joined the U.S. Navy at age eighteen after graduating from Little Falls High School. In the Navy, he attended many technical schools culminating in skills as an electronics technician and as a nuclear reactor operator. Dick served for eleven years in the Navy, on board nuclear powered submarines and taught nuclear reactor operation at several military schools.
After his service years, Dick went to work for Yankee Atomic Electric Company in Rowe, Mass. Dick was transferred to the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant in Seabrook, N.H. in 1979, where he held various positions of responsibility including Assistant Station Director until his retirement in 1998. During this time, Dick acquired a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Franklin Pierce College, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Dick was also a member of Mensa.
Dick was a wonderful husband, father, brother, Poppa and friend to many. He was selfless and humble with a great sense of humor and much wisdom to share. He earned the respect and admiration of all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Mary Jane (Comai) Cooney; his daughters, Dawn Sherrer of Tucson, Arizona; Theresa Ross of San Diego, Laura Van Etten and her husband, Jonathan, of Meredith; Elizabeth Cooney of Waukesha, Wisconsin; and two grandsons, Samuel Richard Cooney of Meredith and Hendrix Eligio Dawson of Wisconsin; two granddaughters, Nichole Toledo of Utah and Melissa Sherrer of San Diego; and his brother William Cooney of Streamwood, Illinois.
Calling Hours will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance.
The service will be private at the family's request.
In lieu of flowers or donations, please "pay it forward" in Dick's memory. He would like that!
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Friday, 20 March 2015 06:37