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Joan P. Acheson, 81

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Joan P. Acheson, 81, of Sanbornton, N.H. and Port St. Lucie, Florida, died at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, N.H. on Thursday, June 20, 2013 surrounded by her family. Mrs. Acheson was the widow of William R. Acheson, Sr. who died in 2005.
Mrs. Acheson was born June 23, 1931 in Boston, Mass., the daughter of the late James and Catherine (Ford) Coyle.
Mrs. Acheson loved traveling, was an avid Mahjong player and enjoyed local theater. She had an active zest for life and was most importantly a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.
Survivors include two sons, Kevin Acheson and his wife, Jodi, of Sanbornton, N.H. and William R. Acheson, Jr. and his wife, Lisa, of Pembroke, N.H.; a daughter, Susan Tardif and her husband, Brian, of Epsom, N.H.; six grandchildren, Crystal, Dan, Sarah, Jennifer, Nicole and James; two great grandchildren, Ethan and Kyleigh; two brothers, Gerard Coyle of Buzzards Bay, Mass. and David Coyle of W. Newton, Mass.; two sisters, Marie Tobin of Stuart, Florida and Judy Fraser, of Bradenton, Florida and several lifelong friends she would spend time with. She was a special Nana to Joe, Alissa and Drew.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, June 24, 2013 from 5:00-8:00PM 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 Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 10:30AM at St. Andre Bessette Parish – St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H. Burial will follow in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield St., Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that Memorial Donations be made to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, ICU Department, c/o Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Attn: Michelle Clark, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756.
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, 21 June 2013 07:23

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Vance A. Gaul, 60

GILFORD — Vance A. Gaul of Gilford, NH passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, after a long and courageous battle with cancer; he was 60 years old.
Vance was born in Belfast, Maine to Louise and Allen Gaul. He was the loving and devoted husband of Marie Landroche, a dedicated son-in-law, great brother-in-law, and a wonderful uncle to his many nieces and nephews.
Vance was a true Renaissance man; a master gardener, excellent cook, and wonderful baker who enjoyed sharing the fruits of his labor and his incredible sense of humor with his loving wife and extended family. As children, all of his nieces and nephews counted on Aunt Marie and Uncle Vance for fun games and wonderful treats. As each of the kids matured, Marie and Vance were their biggest and most thoughtful fans.
Vance was also a valued employee at Winnisquam Printing, Molex Industries, and CVS over the course of 30 years, but it was his appreciation, enjoyment, and love for his family that brought him the most joy and enriched his life. He will be missed by many, but never forgotten.
Vance is survived by his wife Marie, his father Alan, his step-mother Carolyn and sibling Ashley.
His family would like to express sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff at Concord Hospital for their professional and compassionate care and to Mirno Pasquali, his friend and primary.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at 3:30 on Wednesday, June 26, at Saint Lambert's Cemetery, Province Street, Laconia, to honor his life.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Jimmy Fund, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or go to www.jimmyfund.org.
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, 21 June 2013 06:39

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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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