TILTON — Joseph M. Ianno, 75, a resident of Tilton since 2001, died at his home with his loving family at his side on Monday, August 5, 2013 following a period of failing health.
Joe was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, September 14, 1937, son of the late Joseph and Maria (Arrotta) Ianno. He grew up in Chelsea and lived there for many years. After living in Saugus, MA for 25 years, he retired as a member of Carpenter's Union Local 26 of MA and moved to Tilton. Joe was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed the outdoors and time spent in the mountains of New Hampshire.
Joe's family includes his wife of 55 years, Iris (Pearlman) Ianno of Tilton; daughters Debra Hamor and her husband Alan of Parker, CO and their children, Sharon, Kaitlin and Benjamin; Patricia Vairo and her husband Leonard of Holden, MA and their children, Joseph, Adrienne and Lucia; Suzanne McDonald and her husband, Jack of Everett, MA; brother Nicholas Ianno of Landaff, NH; sisters Antoinette LeClair of Bridgewater, MA, Rosemarie Spano of Brockton, MA; numerous nieces and nephews. Joe also was predeceased by a brother, Gaetano Ianno.
A gathering will be held at the Black Swan Inn, 354 West Main St., in Tilton, Sunday, August 11 from noon to 2 p.m. to express thoughts and memories to Joe's family. A celebration of Joe's life will be held later in the fall for his family and friends in Massachusetts. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Joe's memory to the Franklin Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, 75 Chestnut Street, Franklin, NH 03235.
The William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home of Tilton is assisting with arrangements.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 07:19
WINNISQUAM — John Giguere, 78, of Winnisquam, died at his daughter's home on August 6, 2013 in Laconia.
Mr. Giguere was born November 25, 1934 in Laconia, the son of the late Adelard and Ruth (Brough) Giguere. He was a lifelong resident of Laconia. He was a 1955 graduate of Laconia High School where he was a member of the track team where he broke the state low and high hurdle record in 1954. He served in the U. S. Marine Corps.
Mr. Giguere was a former communicant of Our Lady of the Lakes Church in Lakeport where he served on the Board. Mr. Giguere had been employed at Lewis & Saunders for about 20 years and later was a co-owner of Scotia Corp.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Gloria Marie (Bissonnette) Giguere of Winnisquam, a son, John E. Giguere and his wife Karen of Chester, two daughters, Wanda Horton and her husband Mike of Laconia and LuAnne Fecteau of Laconia, four brothers; Robert Giguere of Laconia, William Giguere of Laconia, Maurice Giguere of Seattle, WA and David Giguere of Lawrenceville, GA, two sisters; Margaret Fanny of Florida and Joanne Price of Laconia, six grandchildren; Andrew Fecteau, Megan Fecteau, Emma Horton, Colin Horton, Jessica Giguere and Jenna Giguere and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his three brothers; Norman Giguere, Donald Giguere and George Harris and one sister, Arlene Little.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish-St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H. Burial, with military honors, will follow in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield Street, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, N. H. 03246.
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 Tuesday, 06 August 2013 07:17
GILFORD — Alice Scovil Ramsay Hill, 98, of Gilford died peacefully at the new Senior Unit of Lakes Region General Hospital on August 3, 2013. "Alice R.", as she was known to her family and many friends, was famous for her warm, pleasant and graceful manner.
Born in Rochester, NY, on October 7, 1914, Alice was the daughter of Harry MacBeth and Fanny (Porter) Ramsay.
Alice attended city schools, and graduated from the University of Rochester in 1936. After graduation she was employed at the Eastman Kodak Company. Except for the war years when she and Toby were posted to Florida and North Carolina, she lived in the Rochester area until moving to Gilford in 1986.
Alice's husband of 59 years, Elswood (Toby) Hill, died in 2001. Alice's only sibling, Porter MacBeth Ramsay, died in 1963.
Alice loved sailing, walking and cross-country skiing, and seldom missed the Saturday broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera. She grew up sailing on Lake Ontario and Irondequoit Bay. The family sailed the wooden cruising sloop "Alice R." all along the New England coast during the '70's and '80's.
Alice was an active member of the Gilford Community Church, and a frequent face at the Gilford Library.
Alice's Gilford home was always a warm place with grandchildren, neighbors and friends. She was able to remain at home until her last illness because of the care provided by Danielle Paquette, RN, Sanctuary Home Health Nursing, LLC and her wonderful staff of caregivers including Catherine Jenkerson, Melissa Kevlin, RN, Angela van Dine, Olivia Smith, Traci Hoyt and Stacey Dickinson.
Alice is survived by her son Stevens Ramsay Hill, his wife Adele Joan Hill, and their son Christopher Comstock Hill, all of Gilford. Also by her son Douglas Porter Hill, his wife Alexandra Taylor Breed of Gilford, and their children Ramsay Taylor Hill of Park City, Utah and James Porter Hill of Greenwich, CT.
A memorial service and reception will be held on Friday, August 9 at 2:30 p.m. at the Gilford Community Church, Potter Hill Road, Gilford, with interment at the Raymond Wixson Memorial Garden. The Rev. Michael Graham, pastor, will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, NH. 03249 and/or the Friends of the Gilford Library, 31 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, NH, 03249, are encouraged.
The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium, of Meredith and Plymouth, are in charge of the arrangements. To sign Alice's Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 06:56
MEREDITH — Frank Peter "Pete" Knight, 78, of Meredith, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2013, after a period of declining health, at his home with his loving wife Charlene and his dog Bennie by his side.
Born in Melrose, MA, on March 13, 1935, he was the son of Frank and Eleanor (Howe) Knight. Frank attended schools and played football in Sidney, NY, and went on to attend and graduate from Cornell University (where he also played football). After graduation he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and proudly served his country with honor and courage fighting in two tours during the Vietnam War.
After ending his 20 year military career with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Frank retired to Meredith where he built a log home and continued to work several jobs, most recently for Irwin Marine, in Laconia.
Frank was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, who enjoyed sports and reading. He was a true patriot and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Frank is predeceased by his parents and sister, Anne (Knight) Giannone.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Charlene (Miller) Knight, of Meredith; three sons, Eric Knight and wife Dawn, Tim Knight and wife Kris, and Chris Knight and wife Trish; six grandchildren, Walker, Olivia, Victoria, Montana, Isabella, and Gabriella; he is also survived by numerous nephews and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frank's memory to the NH Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03246. www.nhhumane.org
Calling hours will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (Rtes. 3&104), Meredith, on Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 6:00 pm through 8:00pm with words of remembrance at 7:30pm. Rev. Edward J. Charest will officiate.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. To view Frank's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
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