NORTH CONWAY — Anthony "Tony" Horton, 46, formerly of North Conway, N.H. passed away unexpectedly at his residence in Providence, Rhode Island on December 19, 2013. He was born on May 17, 1967 in Salem, Massachusetts. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Antonetta and Felice Ricciardiello of Salem, Massachusetts. He is survived by his parents, Ann and Charles Horton of Williamsburg, Virginia, his sister and brother-in-law, Cathy Ann and Robert Sanford of Kapolei, Hawaii, as well as many close and dear friends and caring family in the Armstrong, Coppolino, Horton, and Ricciardiello families.
Tony graduated from Menchville High School in Newport News, Virginia in 1985 and soon after joined the United States Marine Corps. He served with honors in both peace and war during the Persian Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm as infantry platoon Sergeant earning several commendation ribbons and medals: Navy Achievement, Kuwaiti Liberation, Humanitarian Service Combat Action and the National Defense Medal. He was honorably discharged after exemplary military service in 1992.
Tony enrolled at The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing in May, 1996. In addition, he also received an Associate degree in Surveying at New Hampshire Community Technical College in 2005. Tony has been working at Tesla Offshore, LLC., a Houston, Texas based company, as a special projects hydrographic surveyor since 2006, working on challenging offshore construction projects and was consistently recognized for his expertise in his profession.
In Tony's free time, he enjoyed kayaking all seasons of the year, snowboarding, wilderness camping, scuba diving, reading good books and deep conversation. He was so kind and funny, had a wry sense of humor and was an original thinker. He loved living life and having fun. He was adventurous, outgoing, quick-witted and made friends wherever he went. He will be forever missed by all his family, those who knew him even for a short time, his co-workers, and his long time close friends. Tony touched our lives with kindness, sensitivity, a true sense of fairness to all and generosity of spirit and, of course, laughter. The stars will shine a little dimmer because he is not here among us.
A Memorial Service and testimonials/anecdotes will be held in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 10 a.m.
Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia, New Hampshire.
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, 23 December 2013 09:33
LACONIA — Rebecca T. (Weaver) Spencer of Laconia, NH and formerly of Tuftonboro, NH and Lynn, MA passed away on December 18, 2013 at The Taylor Community in Laconia. She was 93.
Born in West Chester, PA in 1920, the daughter of Jessie K. and Flora (Miller) Weaver, she grew up in West Chester and graduated from West Chester High School in 1939. Upon graduation she was employed at the PA State Motor Vehicle Dept. and near the end of 1941 she was employed by Dupont, Wilmington, Delaware. In 1942, she married Robert N. Spencer and moved to Fort George Wright in Spokane, Washington where her husband was stationed during WW II.
After the war they moved to Schenectady, NY and after several years there, her husband was transferred by GE to Lynn, MA where she lived for 32 years.
She was an active member of the Community Covenant Church of W. Peabody, MA (formerly the Johnson St. Covenant Church of Lynn) and served as President of the Women's organization, was a choir member, Sunday School teacher, and Secretary to the Pastor. She was the secretary at the South School in Lynnfield, MA from 1966 to 1980. In 1982, she and her husband retired to Tuftonboro, NH. She was a volunteer at the Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro, NH and attended Melvin Village Community Church.
She enjoyed crafts, and hobbies such as knitting, quilting, rug braiding, ceramics, sewing, and lamp shade making, but most of all she enjoyed her family and friends. In 1999 they moved to the Taylor Community where she lived until she passed away.
She is survived by a son, Robert N. Spencer Jr. and his wife Joan, a daughter S. Rebecca Svenson and her husband Alan, five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held January 4, 2014 at 1:30 at the Community Covenant Church in W. Peabody, MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, in memory of Becky Spencer, may be made to any the following: Community Covenant Church, 33 Lake Street W. Peabody, MA. 01960, to the Taylor Community "Sunshine Fund", 435 Union Avenue, Laconia, NH 03246 or to Melvin Village Community Church, Box 233, Melvin Village, NH 03850
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 Friday, 20 December 2013 09:02
LACONIA — Vincent William "Bill" Rudzinski Jr., 90, has gone to be reunited with his beloved wife, Pauline, of 66 years,who passed away on July 5, 2011. He passed away on Friday, December 20, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving daughters. He was born March 11, 1923 to William Rudzinski, Sr. and Ludovicki (Wengras) Rudzinski at their home on Union Avenue. Both parents were immigrants from Lithuania in the early 1900's, they owned and operated Laconia Ice Company, which is still in operation today.
Bill was a lifelong communicant of Our Lady of the Lakes Parish and was a life time resident of Laconia. He attended local schools and graduated from Laconia High School, Class of 1941.
Through his teen years, he worked for his parents delivering ice to several homes in the area and at age 90, could still remember the names of most of his customers. At the age of 15, he began his self-employed coin machine operation business which continued for 58 years, retiring in October 1996 at the age of 73. He owned and operated Bill's Playland at the Weirs with his wife and family for 33 years. He met and made many lifelong friends. He was a very hard working and quiet man, greatly respected and deeply loved by many. Bill and his wife made several trips cross country to Las Vegas where they would vacation, where they loved to gamble.
Our Dad, Grampa, Popi will be greatly missed by us all, but he will always be alive in our hearts.
Bill was predeceased by his wife Pauline in 2011, his son Vincent III "Bud" 2010, Grandson Rodney Colby 1996, Son-in-Law Edward Batchelder 2003, his father 1941, his mother 1979, infant sister Jule 1916, infant sister Luidovicki 1918, his sister SophieRoubo 1990 and Brothers Alex 1988 and John 2006.
He has left behind 4 daughters Sylvia Batchelder, Leda Rudzinski, Stacia Larivee and Paula and husband Bert DuBois, Daughter-in-Law Veronica Rudzinski III. He leaves 8 grandchildren and their spouses, Tina Batchelder, Jack Batchelder and wife Shelly, Brandi and husband Bill DeGroot, Victor Larivee Jr. and wife Jill, Danielle Minery, Pauline Doucette and husband Tim, Vincent Rudzinski IV and Damien Rudzinski and wife Elizabeth. He also is survived by 10 Great-Grandchildren, Olivia and Matthew Doucette, Samantha, Nathan and Colby Batchelder, Autumn and River Minery, Cordelia Larivee-Ambrose, William and Abigail Rudzinski.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, December 23, 2013 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Prayer Service will be held following the calling hours at 6 p.m. also at the Funeral Home.
Burial will be private.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations should be made to the Central New Hampshire VNA and Hospice, 780 North Main St, Laconia, NH 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 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 Friday, 20 December 2013 09:01
NORTHFIELD — Mr. Michael G. Kimball, 57, of Northfield, died at his home on Dec. 16, 2013.
He was born in Laconia, the son of George and Lillian (Bickford) Kimball and resided in Northfield all of his life. He was a graduate of Tilton-Northfield High School.
He previously was a foundry worker in Franklin and lastly was employed by the Town of Northfield at the Transfer Station.
Mike enjoyed the outdoors especially hunting and fishing.
Family members include his mother, Lillian Kimball of Northfield, an uncle, Donald Bickford of Tilton, and several cousins and friends.
A graveside service will be held at Park Cemetery in the spring.
Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Paquette-Neun Funeral Home (www.neunfuneralhomes.com) is assisting with arrangements.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 December 2013 08:59