BOW — Norman E. Roy 83 of Bow died Monday, December 23, 2013 at Epsom Manor.
He was born in Laconia the son of Ernest and Marie Rose (Martel) Roy. Norman graduated from Laconia High School in 1949 and then attended Linotype School. He entered the U.S. Marine Corp and served during the Korean War from 1952-1955. On September 25, 1955 he married Patricia Lapham, and they wintered in Florida during their later years. During his career he worked for the Laconia Evening Citizen as a Linotype Operator.
He was a past member of the Elks Lodge in Laconia.
Survivors include his wife Patricia of Bow; sons Dr. James N. Roy and his wife Judith of Bow, Robert F. Roy and his wife Deborah of Holderness; granddaughters Briana F. Roy of Holderness and Lauren J. Roy of Bow; sister Louise R. Weeks of Palm Springs, CA., and numerous nieces and nephews.
A committal service will be held Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 12 noon in the chapel of the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery 110 Daniel Webster Highway in Boscawen. Military Rites will be accorded by the US Marine Corp.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bow Mills United Methodist Church, 508 South Street, Bow, NH 03304.
The Bennett Funeral Home of Concord is in charge of the arrangements.
Messages of condolences may be offered at www. bennettfuneral.com
Last Updated on Friday, 27 December 2013 10:22
LACONIA — Richard F. Monasky, 82, of Laconia, N. H., died Saturday, December 21, 2013 surrounded by his sons.
He was born in Binghamton, NY on July 7, 1931, the son of Joseph E. and Marie A. (Turanek) Monasky. Mr. Monasky was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Barbara J. (Racicot) Monasky in 2008. He was an auctioneer for 35 years in the Binghamton area and was known as Colonel Dick Monasky. Among his favorite hobbies was caring for his 1935 Studebaker Commander Land Cruiser and memorizing and reciting tales and limericks for friends and family.
He is survived by six sons, Richard T. Monasky and his wife Debra, Sandy, Utah; Joseph J. Monasky and his wife Linda, Alton, N. H.; Mark S. Monasky and his wife, Judy, Bismarck, N. D.; Robert X. Monasky and his wife Marcy, Corvallis, Or.; Michael E. Monasky, Binghamton, N. Y., and David A. Monasky and his wife Carolyn, Belmont, N. H.; two daughters, Marie E. Ahern, Meredith, N. H.; and Barbara I. Opara, Spanaway, Wa.; 19 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; one brother, Ernest Monasky, Roanoke, Va., one sister, Helen Fishback, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.; several nephews, nieces, and cousins.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Laconia Senior Center, 17 Church St, Laconia on Friday, January 31st at 10:30AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to "Laconia Senior Center, Laconia, N. H. 03246 ".
Last Updated on Friday, 27 December 2013 10:18
Wilfred "Willy" E. Fleury
NORTHFIELD — Wilfred E. Fleury, 72, of Northfield, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia following a lengthy period of failing health.
Willy was born in Franklin, August 30, 1941, son of the late, Arthur J. and Marie Anne (Saucier) Fleury. He spent his youth and schooled in Franklin, living there until later moving to Northfield 48 years ago.
He worked for many years as a loader operator, working with the former P&S and then NCS Sand and Gravel in Belmont for over 20 years. He retired as a loader operator after working for the Town of Northfield Highway Department.
Willy enjoyed the outdoors and time ice fishing and rabbit hunting. He especially enjoyed fishing for hornpout. He enjoyed his home and spending time with family and friends. Wilfred was a parishioner of St Gabriel Parish-St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Tilton.
His family includes his wife of 52 years, Claire A. (Parent) Fleury of Northfield; daughters, Lisa M. Gagne and husband, Paul of Northfield, Michele A. Welcome and husband Stan of Sanbornton; four grandchildren, Kara, Ryan, Meaghan and Michael; his sister, Rita Fleury of Henderson, Nev.; numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Sunday, Dec. 29, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Chestnut Street in Tilton. Spring burial will be in St. John Cemetery in Tilton.
Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Willy's name to the Franklin Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, 75 Chestnut St. in Franklin, 03235.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 December 2013 08:01
Tony A. Hartford, 30
GILMANTON — Tony A. Hartford, age 30, of Gilmanton, died peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013.
Tony loved fishing, archery, hunting and motorcycles. He had a very successful painting business and was an excellent stone mason.
His charismatic personality offered friendship to everyone he met. He fought a constant battle in life and has now found peace.
Tony leaves behind his daughter, Jaxsyn Skye Hartford, age 2, of Gilford; Nicole McQueen, the mother of his child; his father, Anthony E. Hartford, of Gilmanton; his mother, Faye Anders Hartford, of North Carolina; a sister, Hilary Faye Hartford, of North Carolina; his grandmother, Olive Hartford; two aunts, an uncle and five cousins.
He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Arlington Hartford, and by his maternal grandparents, Tony and Dorothy (Lessard) Anders.
Memorial calling hours will be held on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia. A graveside service will be held in the spring at Smith Meeting House Cemetery, Gilmanton.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 December 2013 11:23