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Michael J. Bailey, 54

TILTON — Michael J. Bailey, 54, of Tilton, died at his home on June 19, 2013 surrounded by his family and friends after a brave battle with Multiple Systems Atrophy and Esophageal Cancer.
He was born in Laconia on Nov. 13, 1958 the son of George W. and Jessie A. (DeBay) Bailey. Mike was raised in Tilton and was a 1977 graduate of Tilton-Northfield High School. Several years ago, he was employed as a supervisor at Polyclad Laminates in Franklin, Brox in Dracut, MA, GMI Paving Gilford, and Wyman-Gordon, Franklin.
Mike is a well-known artist known as "Pumpkin Man." He was an avid fan of the New England sports teams.
Family members include his wife of 15 years, Dianne (Linteau) Bailey of Tilton and his beloved best friend Manhattan, 4 children: Jessie Bell and her husband Adam of Hill, Jed Bailey and wife Samantha of Northfield, Tyler Marcoux of Tilton and Hunter Marcoux of Tilton, 2 granddaughters: Olivia May Bell and Gracie Ann Bailey, his twin 
brother Bruce Bailey of Tilton, 2 sisters: Elinor Bailey of Oregon and Debra Wescott of Sanbornton, and nieces and nephews..
Visiting hours will be held Thursday, June 27, 2013 from 5-7:00 pm at Paquette-Neun Funeral Home, 104 Park St., Northfield. A funeral service will follow at 7:00 pm.
Donations in memory of Mike may be made to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, One Medical Center Dr., Lebanon, NH 03756.
Please visit www.neunfuneralhomes.com for information and an online guestbook.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 June 2013 06:37

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Tracy A. Tramontano, 55

GILFORD — Tracy Ann Tramontano, 55, a resident of Gilford for the past 17 years died Sunday, June 16, 2013 at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon following a sudden illness.
Tracy was born in Presque Isle, Maine, May 29, 1958. She is the daughter of John F. Marrapese and the late Pamela (Horne) Marrapese. Prior to moving to Gilford, Tracy lived in Portsmouth for 20 years. She spent her youth in Franklin and attended schools there. She was a graduate of Franklin High School, class of 1976, where she was active in sports programs.
She continued her education and attended both Keene State College and the University of New Hampshire, studying for her Bachelors Degree. A homemaker, Tracy enjoyed the outdoors and gardening. She was instrumental in the formation of the ski program at Gunstock Mountain for the disabled. She was an instructor and was also involved in fund raising for the program. She served as a Second Lieutenant with the Civil Air Patrol and served as a member on the Board of Directors with the Belknap Sportsmen Club in Laconia.
Tracy was predeceased by her mother, Pamela (Horne) Marrapese of Franklin who died in 2003. Her family includes her husband of 17 years, John R. Tramontano of Gilford, her father, John F. Marrapese of Franklin, her sister, Nancy L. Marrapese-Burrell of Quincy, MA, her brother, John J. Marrapese of McLean, VA, stepsons Valentino and Michael Tramontano of Franklin, MA, stepdaughter Tara Madison of Burlington, VT, two nephews and two step-grandsons. Calling hours will be held Saturday, June 22 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton, NH. A committal service will be held Monday, June 24 at 11 a.m. at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 D. W. Highway in Boscawen, NH. Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Tracy's name to the Hawk Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol, Laconia Airport, 65 Aviation Drive, Gilford, NH 03249.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 June 2013 06:45

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Andrew 'Drew' C. Bartlett, 27

TUCSON, Ariz. — Andrew Charles Bartlett, known to many simply as Drew, tragically passed away on June 2, 2013, in a house fire in Tucson, Arizona. Drew was born in Laconia, NH, on November 25, 1985.
A resident of Tucson for most of his life, Drew graduated from the Sabino High School and then attended Pima Community College where he received Associates Degrees in Liberal Arts and Business. His deep passion was in computer technology, which led Drew to spend his time on the computer, mastering the animated world of video games.
Drew spent his summers visiting family in New Hampshire, where he frequented the beautiful lakes and mountains. Many nights were spent on his father's porch playing card games, where he was competitive in nature and was hard to beat. He had an unbelievable memory of which cards were played and knew exactly which were left. He had a quick wit, and a great sense of humor. An avid sports fan, Drew enjoyed visiting Fenway Park to cheer on the Boston Red Sox with his family. He enjoyed football and developed a profound enthusiasm for baseball cards, of which he collected thousands over his lifetime.
Drew is survived by his mother Carol Bartlett and her partner Buddy Koches of Tucson, Arizona; his father Andrew and wife Anne Bartlett of Gilmanton, NH; his halfbrother Stephen Bartlett of Gilmanton, NH; his half-sister Lydia Bartlett of Gilmanton, NH; his stepsister Samantha and her husband Adam Hawkins of Gilmanton, NH; his paternal grandfather John Bartlett of Gilmanton, NH; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins who will greatly miss his free spirit and kind heart.
Drew is pre-deceased by maternal grandparents Hazel and Ed Needham, paternal grandmother Charlotte Bartlett and his stepsister Amy Annis Colby.
A celebration of Drew's life will be held on Sunday, June 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Andy and Anne Bartlett's house at 111 Griffin Road in Gilmanton, NH. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the NH Humane Society, Meredith Center Rd., Laconia, NH. 03246.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 June 2013 06:37

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Michael 'Coach' J. Emond, Sr., 65

LACONIA — Michael James "Coach" Emond, Sr., 65, of 16 Valley Street, died at his home on Thursday, June 13, 2013.
Mike was born November 27, 1947 in Manchester, N.H., the son of Rachael Jean (Bleau) Emond. He attended eleven schools in his youth in southern New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He was always involved in many sports with football being his favorite sport which he excelled in. He went into the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam War and upon his discharge moved to Laconia where he married Rita Leroux and had four children. He was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church.
Mike was very involved in youth sports. In 1972, he was instrumental in starting Pop Warner Football in Laconia and was a charter member of the Lou Athanas Youth Basketball League. After coaching football and basketball, he remained a referee for many years until his health began to fail. In 2004, he was very proud to receive the Debra Bienarz Award.
Mike had been employed at Bonnette Page & Stone for a number of years. He also had been employed by the Laconia School District for fifteen years. He retired in 2003 due to his health.
Mike was a die-hard Notre Dame fan. He was a great chef and loved to cook for family and friends and also enjoyed camping, travelling and coaching. He enjoyed mentoring young people, giving him joy to be a role model for them. He was a dedicated family man, and a devoted friend to many others above all else and was a loving husband.
Survivors include his wife of 14 years, Beatrice H. (Marcoux) Lachance-Emond, of Laconia; sons, Ronald A. Emond and his wife, Leslie E. Emond, Richard L. Emond, Michael J. Emond, Jr. and his wife, Dawn L. Emond; step-son, Raymond P. Lachance, and his wife, Nancy B. Lachance; daughters, Charlene M. Little and Robert Little; step daughter, Rae A. Hann and her husband, Alan S. Hann, Jr.; ten grandchildren, Kayla Emond, Samantha Lachance, Ashley Little, Kendra Emond, Mark DeGara, Jr., Andrew Little, Cody Emond, Justin DeGara, Joshua Emond and Jonnie Sands; four great grandchildren; a brother, Richard Emond, and his wife, Gail Emond, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 5 to 8 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 Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 11:00AM at St. Andre Bessette Parish, Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, N.H.
Burial will follow in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Laconia High School Football Field, c/o Laconia School District, 39 Harvard Street, Laconia, NH 03246 or 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, 18 June 2013 06:35

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