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Andrew 'Drew' C. Bartlett, 27

TUCSON, Ariz. — Andrew Charles Bartlett, known to many simply as Drew, tragically passed away on June 2, 2013, in a house fire in Tucson, Arizona. Drew was born in Laconia, NH, on November 25, 1985.
A resident of Tucson for most of his life, Drew graduated from the Sabino High School and then attended Pima Community College where he received Associates Degrees in Liberal Arts and Business. His deep passion was in computer technology, which led Drew to spend his time on the computer, mastering the animated world of video games.
Drew spent his summers visiting family in New Hampshire, where he frequented the beautiful lakes and mountains. Many nights were spent on his father's porch playing card games, where he was competitive in nature and was hard to beat. He had an unbelievable memory of which cards were played and knew exactly which were left. He had a quick wit, and a great sense of humor. An avid sports fan, Drew enjoyed visiting Fenway Park to cheer on the Boston Red Sox with his family. He enjoyed football and developed a profound enthusiasm for baseball cards, of which he collected thousands over his lifetime.
Drew is survived by his mother Carol Bartlett and her partner Buddy Koches of Tucson, Arizona; his father Andrew and wife Anne Bartlett of Gilmanton, NH; his halfbrother Stephen Bartlett of Gilmanton, NH; his half-sister Lydia Bartlett of Gilmanton, NH; his stepsister Samantha and her husband Adam Hawkins of Gilmanton, NH; his paternal grandfather John Bartlett of Gilmanton, NH; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins who will greatly miss his free spirit and kind heart.
Drew is pre-deceased by maternal grandparents Hazel and Ed Needham, paternal grandmother Charlotte Bartlett and his stepsister Amy Annis Colby.
A celebration of Drew's life will be held on Sunday, June 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Andy and Anne Bartlett's house at 111 Griffin Road in Gilmanton, NH. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the NH Humane Society, Meredith Center Rd., Laconia, NH. 03246.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 June 2013 06:37

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Michael 'Coach' J. Emond, Sr., 65

LACONIA — Michael James "Coach" Emond, Sr., 65, of 16 Valley Street, died at his home on Thursday, June 13, 2013.
Mike was born November 27, 1947 in Manchester, N.H., the son of Rachael Jean (Bleau) Emond. He attended eleven schools in his youth in southern New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He was always involved in many sports with football being his favorite sport which he excelled in. He went into the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam War and upon his discharge moved to Laconia where he married Rita Leroux and had four children. He was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church.
Mike was very involved in youth sports. In 1972, he was instrumental in starting Pop Warner Football in Laconia and was a charter member of the Lou Athanas Youth Basketball League. After coaching football and basketball, he remained a referee for many years until his health began to fail. In 2004, he was very proud to receive the Debra Bienarz Award.
Mike had been employed at Bonnette Page & Stone for a number of years. He also had been employed by the Laconia School District for fifteen years. He retired in 2003 due to his health.
Mike was a die-hard Notre Dame fan. He was a great chef and loved to cook for family and friends and also enjoyed camping, travelling and coaching. He enjoyed mentoring young people, giving him joy to be a role model for them. He was a dedicated family man, and a devoted friend to many others above all else and was a loving husband.
Survivors include his wife of 14 years, Beatrice H. (Marcoux) Lachance-Emond, of Laconia; sons, Ronald A. Emond and his wife, Leslie E. Emond, Richard L. Emond, Michael J. Emond, Jr. and his wife, Dawn L. Emond; step-son, Raymond P. Lachance, and his wife, Nancy B. Lachance; daughters, Charlene M. Little and Robert Little; step daughter, Rae A. Hann and her husband, Alan S. Hann, Jr.; ten grandchildren, Kayla Emond, Samantha Lachance, Ashley Little, Kendra Emond, Mark DeGara, Jr., Andrew Little, Cody Emond, Justin DeGara, Joshua Emond and Jonnie Sands; four great grandchildren; a brother, Richard Emond, and his wife, Gail Emond, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 5 to 8 p.m. 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 Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 11:00AM 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, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Laconia High School Football Field, c/o Laconia School District, 39 Harvard Street, Laconia, NH 03246 or to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, 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, 18 June 2013 06:35

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Clarence W. Noyes

WARWICK, R.I. — On May 28, 2013, Clarence W. Noyes died peacefully with his family by his side. He was he beloved husband of the late Lois Noyes who passed away in 2008. They were married for 62 years.
Mr. Noyes was born in Suncook, NH and moved to Laconia in the late 1920s. He attended Laconia High School and graduated in 1938. While in high school he played piano for the radio station WLNH. He received a scholarship for the New England Conservatory of Music and was there until 1941, when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as an airman radio operator.
In 1946, he completed his last year at the Conservatory. He decided to teach music once out of school. In New Hampshire he taught in Gorham and Franklin, in Massachusetts he taught in Lee, North Andover, and Pittsfield, and he also taught in West Warwick, R.I.
While in New Hampshire, he also managed the Cumberland Farms store in Normandin Square. He and his family managed the Gilford Town Beach for two seasons. Mr. Noyes was a past Master Mason and a member of the Odd Fellows and Eastern Star Chapters. He had incredible talent at the piano and organ and played at many churches including the Christian Science Church on Pleasant Street. Before retiring, he and his wife managed the Nathaniel Greene Homestead in Coventry, R.I., for fifteen years.
Noyes is survived by his four children: Weston Noyes of Scottsville, Va., Jeffrey Noyes and his wife Shirley of Laconia, Jay Noyes and his wife Linda of West Greenwich, R.I, and Suellyn Noyes of Laconia. Eight grandchildren: Heidi Bourgeois of Gilford, Chris Noyes of Laconia, Dana Noyes of Scottsville, Va., Kieth Noyes of Laconia, Jennifer Souza and Heather Casale of Couentry, R.I, Sarah Noyes of West Greenwhich R.I, and Zachary Plummer of Laconia. There are also 14 great grandchildren.
He had a full military funeral and was laid to rest next to his wife at the Veterans' Cemetery in Exeter, R.I. Per Clarence's wish, any contributions in his memory may be sent to the First Baptist at 1613 Main Street in West Warwick, R.I where he was their organist for the past forty years.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 June 2013 06:38

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Joseph W. French, 57

BRISTOL — Joseph William French, 57, passed away at home on Friday, June 14th, 2013 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born in Franklin, September 4, 1955, the son of Roger and the late Joan (Cabral) French.
Joe worked at IPC and later at Newfound Sales until he retired for health reasons.
Joe enjoyed hunting, all types of fishing, playing cards and horseshoes. Joe was an avid reader.
He is survived by his wife Elizabeth "Betty" (Pierce) French of Bristol, his father Roger of Bristol, a sister, Shelley Slaten of Concord; two stepdaughters: Kerri Thoelen of CT, and Denise Wheeler of NH; his step grandfather, Nicholas Amendola of MA; four grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
There will be a memorial service, at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at the New Hampton Community Church. Interment will follow in Homeland Cemetery in Bristol. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Newfound Area Nursing Association Hospice Program, 214 Lake Street, Bristol, NH 03222. Arrangements are under the directions of Emmons Funeral Home of Bristol.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 June 2013 06:36

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