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Horace W. 'Bill' Dubois, 86

LACONIA — Horace W. "Bill" Dubois, 86, of Gilford, passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Lakes Region General Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Born on May 2, 1927, in Laconia, he was the son of Edmund and Marguerite (Goyette) Dubois. A long-time resident of Gilford and Laconia, he was raised in Laconia attending local schools. Upon graduation at Laconia High School he enlisted with the U.S. Navy serving with honor and courage during World War II.
Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing, and all manners of outdoors activities; he was a past Commander at the Laconia V.F.W. Above all he was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great great-grandfather who will be missed dearly by his loving family.
He is predeceased by his beloved wife, Ruth (Kelly), in 2004; daughter, Lori Benwell, in 2004; son-in-law, James Lowell, and daughter-in-law, Catherine Dubois.
He is survived by his three children, Linda Lowell, of Lebanon, David Dubois, of Belmont, and Gary Dubois, of Laconia; seven grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and one great great-grandchild.
A committal service will be held in the Chapel at the NH Veterans Cemetery, 110 D.W. Highway, Boscawen, NH, on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. Rev. Edward J. Charest will officiate.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 N. Main St., Laconia, NH 03246 www.centralvna.org.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Bill's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Stephen L. Rapter, Jr., 70

LACONIA — Stephen Louis Rapter, Jr. of Laconia and Weirs Beach died at his home on Thursday, July 4, 2013.
Stephen was born August 2, 1942 and was a lifelong resident of Laconia. He worked for the Laconia State School until its closing and later worked at the New Hampshire State Hospital, Concord until he retired. Stephen had a passion for the water. He loved boating, scuba diving and swimming and also enjoyed snowmobiles and motorcycle riding too.
He was predeceased by his father Stephen Louis Rapter, Sr. and his mother Lillian Dorothy (Magoon) Cox.
He is survived by his daughter Tonya Rapter of Gilford and her mother Lois Chase of Laconia; three brothers; Theodore Baldwin of Lynn, MA, Alva Wylie of Laconia and Lloyd Wylie of Laconia. Also several nieces and nephews and his second wife, Sue Rapter Williams.
There are no calling hours.
A graveside service will held at the Greenvale Cemetery, Greenfield, NH on Saturday, July 27, 2013.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneu-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Craig E. French, 58

LACONIA — Craig Erwin French, 58, of 146 Randlett Dr., died Sunday, July 14, 2013 at the CRVNA Hospice House in Concord after a short illness. He was born in Laconia, the son of Harold and Elaine (Young) French.
Craig worked for over 40 years as a self employed carpenter. He was a member of the VFW Auxiliary Post #1670, the Sons of the American Legion Post 33 and the Rod & Gun Club of Laconia. He loved the ocean, reading and fishing. He enjoyed pool and was State Championship Winner twice and also had multiple state wins. Craig also enjoyed golf and was a NY Yankees and Dallas Cowboys fan.
He is survived by his significant other of over 20 years, Tracy Boehner of Laconia, two sons; Michael Cullen and Ryan Porrell, one daughter, Kristin Sarette, five brothers; David French and his girlfriend Joanne Hurtado, Harold "Skip" French and his wife Doreen, Mark French and his wife Donna, Tim French and his wife Donna and Paul French and his significant other Kim Marsh, one sister, Valerie Johnstone and her husband Stephen, one grandchild, Brady Cullen, several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his brother, Alan Scott French.
Calling hours will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A Funeral Service will follow at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the CRVNA Hospice House, 30 Pillsbury St. Concord, NH 03301.
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, 15 July 2013 08:19

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Helen Casillas, 73

ELK GROVE, Calif. — Helen Casillas, born Maria Elena Casillas, went home with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 14, 2013.
She was born April 22, 1940 in Los Angeles, CA to William and Eva Casillas. She met and married Jerry Hency in 1960. One year later, Helen gave birth to her daughter, Lisa Marie and two years later, youngest child, Karin Lorraine.
Helen was a loving mother to her daughters. She helped her husband start an air conditioning business and following her divorce in 1980, went to work for Bendix in Sylmar, CA. Later, she became a realtor in the Santa Clarita Valley.
In her later years with declining health, Helen moved to the Sacramento area and lived with her sister, Marguerite Hall. She was happy to be near her daughter Lisa and her grandchildren as well.
Helen will be remembered as a compassionate and caring mother, sister, and aunt, and a true friend to all who knew her.
Helen is survived by her daughters Lisa Hency, of El Dorado Hills, CA and Karin Nelson (Karin's husband, Marc), of Meredith, NH; her sister, Marguerite Hall, of Elk Grove, CA; her grandchildren: Michael Nelson (his wife Ashleigh) of Waltham, MA, Emilie Nelson of Boston, MA, Justin Bauler of Elk Grove, CA, and Alex Bauler of El Dorado Hills, CA. She is also survived her niece, Michelle Ernster (husband Matt), of Elk Grove, CA and their children: Kristen and Logan Leatherman, Elizabeth and Rayman Ernster; her nephew, Russell Magloughlin (his wife to be Amy Schacher) and their children: Ryan Magloughlin and Brycen Schacher of Fargo, ND.
Services will be held on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Chapel at East Lawn Mortuary, 9189 East Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95624.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 July 2013 07:13

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