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Ricki R. Vachon, 62

GILMANTON IRON WORKS — Ricki Russell Vachon, 62, of 11 Old Main Street, Marlow, N.H. and formerly a long time resident of Gilmanton Iron Works, died at the Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, N.H., on Thursday, July 11, 2013.

Ricki was born June 23, 1951 in Wolfeboro, the daughter of Charles and Beatrice Ann (Thompson) Russell. She lived in Gilmanton Iron works for several years before moving to Marlow in 2008. Ricki was a member of the Gilmanton Community Church.

Survivors include her husband, Peter J. Vachon III, of Marlow; two daughters, Shiloh Simino, and her husband, Chris, of Gilsum and Rory Labbe, and her husband, Jon, of Alton Bay; five grandchildren, Austin Simonds, Kale Simino , Cody Simino, Emma Labbe and Elsey Labbe; a brother, Erich Russell, of Gilmanton Iron Works; four sisters, Rhonda Collette of Barnstead, Erin Palfrey of Laconia, Karel Russell of Alton Bay and Shaunee Parent of Gilford and many nieces. She was predeceased by a son, Mark Russell, in 1984.

There will be no calling hours.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 11:00AM at the Gilmanton Community Church, 1807 NH Route 140, Gilmanton Iron Works, with Rev. Christopher Stevens, Pastor of the Church will officiate.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept 142 Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

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, 16 July 2013 07:43

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Robert F. Halloran, 94

CENTER HARBOR — Robert Francis Halloran, age 94 died peacefully at Mt. Auburn Hospital Sunday, July 14, 2013. He was the husband of the late Barbara (Ballantine) Halloran.

Bob was born in Northampton, Mass. on July 9, 1919, the son of John F. and Mary (Duffy) Halloran.

He attended Northampton schools graduating from Northampton High School in 1936. He then attended and graduated from the University of Massachusetts where he studied both Economics and Mathematics. While there he joined the ROTC program and following graduation enlisted in the Army Air Corps. During WWII he was a fighter pilot in the European, African and Middle Eastern campaigns. He earned the Air Medal and Presidential Citation. An honor of which he was most proud. During his time in the United States Service, he married Barbara Ballantine in Sumpter, South Carolina where she was a USO hostess.

Upon their return Massachusetts they first settled in Hingham, then moved to Cohasset and finally in 1953 they settled in Concord.

Bob began his career in sales with the Thrifty Check Co. then he joined the staff at Marine Midland Bank where he worked as a supervisor in the Check Franking Department. He then worked for New England Merchants Bank until he joined the executive team that organized and created Baybanks. His leadership and foresight was instrumental in the success and market share of Baybank New England.

During his time in banking, he formed the Author's Ridge Realty Trust Co. and developed the Ridge Road area of Concord as well as other residential developments. His properties were regarded and respected as well constructed "stick-built" residential homes for families to enjoy for years to come.

A long time member of the Concord Country Club, Bob enjoyed playing tennis, golf and socializing with many other local members, business associates and residents. He also enjoyed many fun filled summers and vacations with his family in their Center Harbor, NH home.

He is survived by his children, Stephen J. and wife Linda of NH, David H. and wife Helen of Acton, Cathy Lepage and husband Michael of Princeton. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Crystal Feeley, Corey S., Amy S., and Caroline J. Halloran, his great-grandson Cullen as well as his sisters Mary Caldwell and Donna Malin. He was also the father of the late Mark R. Halloran and Michael R. Halloran.

Visiting Hours, Friday, July 19 from 9:00-11:00 am in the Concord Funeral Home, 74 Belknap St., Concord. Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Interment with full U.S. Army Air Corp. Military Honors will conclude at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord.

Concord's town flag will fly at half staff on Friday in honor of Mr. Halloran's service to his country during WWII.

Arrangements under the care of David H. Halloran, type 6 Funeral Director, CONCORD FUNERAL HOME, Concord. To share a memory or offer a condolence visit: www.concordfuneral.com


Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 July 2013 07:20

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Emelia M. Rozen, 98

GILFORD — Emelia M. Rozen, 98, formerly a longtime resident of Stark Street, Gilford died at The Rochester Manor, Rochester, NH on July 2, 2013.

Mrs. Rozen was born January 2, 1915 in Lakeport, N.H., the daughter of Odilion and Emelia (Merchant) Savard. She resided in Gilford for over seventy years before moving to Rochester, N.H. in 2006.

Mrs. Rozen enjoyed cooking and had been employed as a cook at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia for many years.

Survivors include a son, Howard Hawkins, of Rochester, N.H.; two daughters, Betty Cresswell of Burnt Hills, N.Y. and Lorraine Rivest of Keene, N.H.; twelve grandchildren; twenty seven great grandchildren; fifteen great-great grandchildren; a sister, Lena Berkey of Rochester, N.H. and many nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her first husband, Howard H. Hawkins, in 1947 her second husband, William P. Rozen, in 1996, two grandchildren, Michael Rivest and Kyle Barns, a son-inlaw, Ray Rivest and a sister Ann Smith.

There will be no calling hours.

A Graveside Service will be held at the family lot in Bayside Cemetery, Laconia on Friday, July 19,

2013, at 11:00AM, the Pastor Robert Horne of The Bible Speaks Church, Lakeport, NH will officiate.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 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, 16 July 2013 07:17

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Theresa V. Guilmette, 85

LACONIA — Theresa Vivian Guilmette, 85, formerly of 23 Winter Street, died at the Laconia Rehabilitation Center on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Mrs. Guilmette was the widow of Armand J. Guilmette who died in 1995.

Mrs. Guilmette was born August 28, 1927 in Laconia, N.H., the daughter of the Frank C. and Marie Ann (Brochu) Morin. She was a lifelong resident of Laconia and was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church. She had been employed at the Belknap Mill as a finisher for many years.

Survivors include three sisters, Rachel Gilbert of Laconia, Yvonne Morin of Laconia and Lorraine Lavoie of Manchester and many nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces and cousins. In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Guilmette was predeceased by five brothers, Eugene Morin, Robert Morin, Bertrand Morin, Rene Morin and Lionel Morin and by two sisters, Lauretta

Normandin and Jeannette Hurd.

There will be no calling hours. 

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 10:00AM 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, Garfield Street, Laconia, N. H.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Laconia Rehabilitation Center – Activities Fund, 175 Blueberry Lane, 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, 16 July 2013 06:53

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