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Paul Lacroix, Sr., 83

LACONIA — Paul Lacroix, Sr., age 83, of 27 Regis Road, passed away peacefully on April 24, 2013 at the Laconia Rehabilitation Center-Genesis HealthCare with his wife, Regis, and two daughters, Priscilla and Anna, by his side. He had been in failing health since December.
Paul was born January 29, 1930 in Laconia to parents, Lucien and Florence (Brady) Lacroix. He was educated at St. John Parochial School in Laconia. In 1948, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he received his diploma.
Paul served overseas for ten years and while there took part in the Berlin Airlift for which he received official recognition. On returning home, he enlisted in the Army Reserves. He was promoted several times and in 1988 retired with the rank of Master Sgt. as food instructor.
Paul was also an agent for the John Hancock Life Insurance Co. and retired in 1990 after twenty-five years of service and enjoying several Honor Clubs. He was also Grand Knight for three terms in the local Knights of Columbus Council #428 and was a member of the 4th Degree #628 Monsignor Sliney Assembly. He was a member of the American Legion Wilkins Smith Post No 1 in Laconia and was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Laconia Post No 1670. He was a founding member of the FDR Memorial in Washington, D.C. and strong supporter of the VFW World War II Memorial.
Paul was a life member of St. Andre Bessette Parish, St. Joseph Church in Laconia and in his younger days was a choir member. Paul loved to sing and his baritone voice could really be heard.
Besides being a "week-end warrior" for the Army Reserves, Paul enjoyed hunting, camping with his family, playing horseshoes, cribbage and watching the Red Sox on TV. He especially enjoyed the cross-country trip taken with his wife and two cats in their motor home.
Paul is survived by his wife of fifty-nine years, Regis, of Laconia ; sons, Paul, Jr. and his wife, Debbie, of Bridgewater and Michael and his wife, Holly, of Rutland, Vermont; daughters, Cheryl and her husband, Skip, Priscilla and Anna, all of Laconia; twelve grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren and nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Albert, Roland and Robert, and sisters, Marie and Lorraine.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, April 29, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 PM 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 at St. Andre Bessette Parish- St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H. on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 10:00 AM.
Burial will follow in the family lot in St. Lambert Cemetery, Laconia, N.H.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Holy Trinity Catholic School, 50 Church 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.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 April 2013 11:22

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Steven J. Fair, 57

WOLFEBORO — Steven J. Fair, of Wolfeboro, NH died suddenly on Monday, April 22, 2013.
Born in Nashua, NH on March 29, 1956 to Ralph and Josephine Fair, Steve moved to the Wolfeboro area in 1985 and immediately delved into construction where he owned and operated Lakeshore Construction, Inc. of Wolfeboro, NH for many years. He was passionate about his work, often calling himself, the "Dirt Doctor".
Steve loved the lake and enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his family on the water.
He is survived by his wife, Anita; his three daughters, Stephanie, Kayla and Alicia; his granddaughter, Arianna; his brother Tom, and sister, Susan; and his nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday April, 27th at Lord Funeral Home in Wolfeboro, NH.
The family requests that and donations in his memory be made to the Lakes Region Humane Society, Ossipee, NH 03864
If you wish to express condolences or leave a fond memory, please visit, www.lordfuneralhome.com.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 April 2013 10:23

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Gwen A. Daisy, 70

MOULTONBOROUGH — Gwen A. Daisy, 70, of Moultonborough, passed away Monday, April 22, 2013 at Lakes Region Hospital, in Laconia after a long courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Brooklyn, NY on October 7, 1942, she was the daughter of Walter and Stella (Dudar) Kohut. Gwen was raised in New Jersey and graduated from the Douglas College where she earned her bachelor's degree in education. Gwen spent her career as an educator teaching in the Bowne School System, in East Brunswick, New Jersey.
Gwen was a devoted communicant of St. Charles-Borromeo Catholic Church, in Meredith, and was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother who will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Paul F. Daisy, of Moultonborough; daughter, Jacki Geoghegan and husband Michael; two sons, John Daisy and Robert Daisy and his wife Tara; a brother, John Kohut and wife Linda; two grandchildren, Connor and Liam Geoghegan, and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the St. Charles-Borromeo Catholic Church (300 NH Route 25), Meredith, on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 11:30 am. The Very Rev. Dennis J. Audet, V.F., Pastor, will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gwen's memory to your local food pantry.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are assisting with the arrangements. For Gwen's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 April 2013 10:20

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Lilyanna A. Johnson, 14

LACONIA — Lilyanna Amara Johnson of 38 Winter Street, Laconia, NH died on April 19, 2013 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon.
Lily was born on October 14, 1998 to Bethany and Christopher Johnson. She was a very happy child and was a "Mother Hen" to her younger brother Keegan Johnson, as well as all the kids in the neighborhood.
Lily was a best friend to all her friends. She played Softball, Basketball, Volleyball and Lacrosse for the Laconia Middle School.
Lily leaves behind family and friends too numerous to mention.
Calling hours will be held at St. James Episcopal Church, 876 North Main Street, Laconia, N.H. on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
If possible please wear some purple and/or blue, Lily's favorite colors.
There will be no funeral service.
In lieu of flowers there has been a Lily Johnson Memorial Fund set up at Franklin Savings Bank.
Special Thanks to the Community for all your Support.
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 Wednesday, 24 April 2013 10:18

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