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Stephen L. Rapter, Jr., 70

LACONIA — Stephen Louis Rapter, Jr. of Laconia and Weirs Beach died at his home on Thursday, July 4, 2013.
Stephen was born August 2, 1942 and was a lifelong resident of Laconia. He worked for the Laconia State School until its closing and later worked at the New Hampshire State Hospital, Concord until he retired. Stephen had a passion for the water. He loved boating, scuba diving and swimming and also enjoyed snowmobiles and motorcycle riding too.
He was predeceased by his father Stephen Louis Rapter, Sr. and his mother Lillian Dorothy (Magoon) Cox.
He is survived by his daughter Tonya Rapter of Gilford and her mother Lois Chase of Laconia; three brothers; Theodore Baldwin of Lynn, MA, Alva Wylie of Laconia and Lloyd Wylie of Laconia. Also several nieces and nephews and his second wife, Sue Rapter Williams.
There are no calling hours.
A graveside service will held at the Greenvale Cemetery, Greenfield, NH on Saturday, July 27, 2013.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneu-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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Craig E. French, 58

LACONIA — Craig Erwin French, 58, of 146 Randlett Dr., died Sunday, July 14, 2013 at the CRVNA Hospice House in Concord after a short illness. He was born in Laconia, the son of Harold and Elaine (Young) French.
Craig worked for over 40 years as a self employed carpenter. He was a member of the VFW Auxiliary Post #1670, the Sons of the American Legion Post 33 and the Rod & Gun Club of Laconia. He loved the ocean, reading and fishing. He enjoyed pool and was State Championship Winner twice and also had multiple state wins. Craig also enjoyed golf and was a NY Yankees and Dallas Cowboys fan.
He is survived by his significant other of over 20 years, Tracy Boehner of Laconia, two sons; Michael Cullen and Ryan Porrell, one daughter, Kristin Sarette, five brothers; David French and his girlfriend Joanne Hurtado, Harold "Skip" French and his wife Doreen, Mark French and his wife Donna, Tim French and his wife Donna and Paul French and his significant other Kim Marsh, one sister, Valerie Johnstone and her husband Stephen, one grandchild, Brady Cullen, several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his brother, Alan Scott French.
Calling hours will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A Funeral Service will follow at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the CRVNA Hospice House, 30 Pillsbury St. Concord, NH 03301.
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, 15 July 2013 08:19

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Helen Casillas, 73

ELK GROVE, Calif. — Helen Casillas, born Maria Elena Casillas, went home with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 14, 2013.
She was born April 22, 1940 in Los Angeles, CA to William and Eva Casillas. She met and married Jerry Hency in 1960. One year later, Helen gave birth to her daughter, Lisa Marie and two years later, youngest child, Karin Lorraine.
Helen was a loving mother to her daughters. She helped her husband start an air conditioning business and following her divorce in 1980, went to work for Bendix in Sylmar, CA. Later, she became a realtor in the Santa Clarita Valley.
In her later years with declining health, Helen moved to the Sacramento area and lived with her sister, Marguerite Hall. She was happy to be near her daughter Lisa and her grandchildren as well.
Helen will be remembered as a compassionate and caring mother, sister, and aunt, and a true friend to all who knew her.
Helen is survived by her daughters Lisa Hency, of El Dorado Hills, CA and Karin Nelson (Karin's husband, Marc), of Meredith, NH; her sister, Marguerite Hall, of Elk Grove, CA; her grandchildren: Michael Nelson (his wife Ashleigh) of Waltham, MA, Emilie Nelson of Boston, MA, Justin Bauler of Elk Grove, CA, and Alex Bauler of El Dorado Hills, CA. She is also survived her niece, Michelle Ernster (husband Matt), of Elk Grove, CA and their children: Kristen and Logan Leatherman, Elizabeth and Rayman Ernster; her nephew, Russell Magloughlin (his wife to be Amy Schacher) and their children: Ryan Magloughlin and Brycen Schacher of Fargo, ND.
Services will be held on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Chapel at East Lawn Mortuary, 9189 East Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95624.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 July 2013 07:13

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Fr. Richard M. Giroux, 69

LACONIA – Reverend Richard M. Giroux, 69, was called to his rest and to the glory of the Resurrection promised by the Lord, on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Mt. Carmel Nursing Home, in Manchester.
Father Giroux was born on September 15, 1943 in Manchester, NH the son of the late Gedeon J. and Juliette (Talbot) Giroux, and was ordained a priest on May 17, 1969 by the Most Reverend Ernest J. Primeau, S.T.D., sixth Bishop of Manchester, at Saint Joseph Cathedral in Manchester. Father Giroux studied at the Seminaire Universitaire, Ottawa, PQ, Canada.
Father Giroux was first assigned as associate pastor of St. Anne Parish in Berlin in June, 1969 and then as associate pastor of Infant Jesus Parish in Nashua in June, 1972. In October 1973, Father Giroux was granted a one-year leave of absence. He resumed ministry and was assigned as associate pastor of Saint Francis Xavier Parish in Nashua where he also served as temporary administrator in December of 1976. In June, 1979 he was assigned as associate pastor of St. Anthony Parish in Manchester.
In January, 1983 Bishop Odore J. Gendron, D.D. appointed Father Giroux as pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Pittsfield. In June 1993, Bishop Leo E. O'Neil, D.D. appointed Father Giroux pastor of St. Margaret Mary Parish in Keene and in November of 1998 he was appointed pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Tilton where he served faithfully until his retirement in September, 2011.
Father Giroux was a Representative to the Nashua Deanery, for Liturgy, Music and Sacred Arts; attended the New Pastors Program at St. John Seminary, Brighton, MA and was a member of the Council of Priests for the Concord Deanery.
He enjoyed making puzzles, both crossword and jigsaw puzzles. In addition, his interests include reading, traveling and music in which he liked playing his piano.
Members of his family include; his sister, Pauline Methot, and her husband, Gerard, of Manchester; a brother Roger G. Giroux, and his wife Gail, of Laconia, NH; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Father Giroux was predeceased by his brother, Gerald Giroux and his sister Constance Giroux.
SERVICES: The Rite of Reception of the Body will take place on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Sainte Marie Church, 378 Notre Dame Ave in Manchester at 4:00 p.m. Father Giroux will lie in state in the church until 7:00 p.m., concluding with evening prayer. On Thursday, July 18, 2013, Father Giroux will lie in state at Sainte Marie Church from 9:00 a.m. till 9:45 a.m. The Most Reverend Peter A. Libasci, Bishop of Manchester, will preside at a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. The Rite of Committal will be celebrated after the Mass at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 474 Goffstown Road, Manchester, NH.
To view an online memorial please go to www.phaneuf.net
The Phaneuf Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Donations may be made to the Peterson House, 221 Orange Street, Manchester, NH 03104-4324 or to the American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, NH, in memory of Father Giroux.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 July 2013 06:47

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