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Irene A. Root, 90

LACONIA — Irene A. (Chabot) Root, 90, formerly of 194 Gilford Avenue died at the Saint Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on Tuesday, October 1, 2013.
Mrs. Root was born April 29, 1923 in Laconia, the daughter of the late Henry J. and Mary (Vachon) Chabot.
Mrs. Root had been a resident of Connecticut for twenty-one years before moving to Laconia where she lived for most of her life. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church.
Mrs. Root enjoyed collecting dolls and crocheting and loved her country music.
Survivors include a daughter, Camille Kimball, of Laconia; 3 grandchildren, Curtis Kimball and his wife Rhonda of Memphis, Tennessee, Heather Kimball-Griffiths of the Weirs in Laconia, and Paul Barden and his wife, Gina, of Belmont; 11 great grandchildren; one great, great grandchild; one sister, Helen Peavey, of Laconia and several nephews and nieces. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Root was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Charles J. Root, on April 25, 2011, and by a sister, Theresa Baker.
There will be no calling hours
A graveside service will be held on Monday October 7, 2013 at 1 p.m. in the family lot at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield St., Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the New Hampshire Catholic Charities Inc, PO Box 686 Manchester, NH 03105 or to the Disabled American Veterans of N.H. Chapter #19 PO Box 1498 Concord, NH 03302.
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 Thursday, 03 October 2013 07:42

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Samuel W. Petrucci, 86

GILFORD — Samuel W. Petrucci, 86, resident of both Gilford NH and Fort Pierce FL, died unexpectedly Friday, September 27, 2013, in Scranton PA, from natural causes.

Born on December 22, 1926, Sam grew up in Medford MA. He lived a long and colorful life, regaling his friends and family with his many claims to fame. At age 16, he joined the Navy and was a radio operator on the USS Willard Keith. After the war, Sam studied art at Vesper George and went on to become a successful commercial illustrator, package designer and airbrush artist. Sam's career spanned six decades. One of his earliest clients was the Hassenfeld Brothers Toy Company, for whom he designed the original logo and boxes for Hasbro's GI Joe line of toys. In recent years, he took great pleasure in being a special guest at GI Joe conventions where he signed autographs and met his many fans. Later, Sam was employed by the prestigious Gunn Associates in Boston where he designed packaging and logos for many well known companies and products..

Sam was a voracious reader and enjoyed golfing with his buddies, fishing with his grandchildren, nature photography, alligator hunting, and painting wildlife and landscapes in oils. Sam designed the family home at Lake Shore Park on Lake Winnepesaukee and was admired for his countless talents. As he often pointed out to everybody, Sam was "The Best" at anything he chose to do.

Sam was married to his beloved Leona Petrucci (who passed away in 2008) and is survived by his children, Maureen Beaupre of Fernandina Beach FL, Ken Petrucci of Newburyport MA, Lisa Petrucci of Seattle WA, Linda Petrucci of New York NY, and Steven Petrucci of Peabody MA, as well as their spouses and numerous grand and great grandchildren.

A memorial service to honor Sam will be held at a future date. Memorial contributions may be left in his name to The Manatee Observation and Education Center, 480 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce FL 34950, www.manateecenter.com/index.php/support

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 October 2013 06:41

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Amy P. Wolf, 54

TILTON — Mrs. Amy P. Wolf, 54, of Tilton, died at Franklin Regional Hospital on Oct. 1, 2013.

She was born in Hartford, Ct. on Sept. 16, 1959 the daughter of the late Arthur and Ruth (Engelke) Paine. Amy was raised in Simsbury, CT and graduated from Simsbury High School in 1977. She and her family resided in Tilton for 30 years.

Amy's passions revolve around sharing time with her family and providing medical care for others. Her earliest caregiving involved that of being and EMT on a volunteer ambulance squad. This also incidentally ended up being how she met her husband of 27 years. In recent years, she had dedicated herself to providing assistance and medical care to those who could not help themselves through many home healthcare agencies. This was such an important part of her life that she continued to provide those services until her physical condition no longer allowed. Amy will be remembered as a loving wife, a loving mother and one who always had the greatest concern for those around her. She will be missed, dearly.

Family members include her husband, William C. Wolf of Tilton, two children, Jeffrey A. Wolf and Margaret E. Wolf, both of Tilton, a brother, Steven Paine of Granby, CT, a sister, Linda Landrigan of Simsbury, and nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held Thursday (Oct. 3rd) from 5 to 7 p.m. at Paquette-Neun Funeral Home, 104 Park St., Northfield (I93 northbound exit 19). A Celebration of Amy's life will be held at the funeral home Friday (Oct. 4th) at 10 a.m. A Visiting hour will also be held Friday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. Burial will be in Park Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Franklin Visiting Nurse and Hospice, 75 Chestnut St., Franklin, NH 03235.
For directions and an online guestbook, please visit www.neunfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Frances Virginia Scott, 86

BELMONT — F. Virginia "Ginny" (Duncan) Scott, 86, died at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon on Sunday, September 29, 2013 following a brief period of failing health. She was the widow of Howard E. Scott who died October 22, 1984.
Virginia was born March 20, 1927 in Wethersfield, Conn., the daughter of the late Edward and Adelaide (Stonebridge) Duncan. She moved to the Laconia area in the 1960s. She proudly owned and operated Prestige Secretarial Services of Laconia as well as prepared Income Tax returns for many local individuals and small businesses. She also worked as a secretary for a local legal firm , was the City of Laconia Dept. of Public Works Secretary for over thirty years and was the Sexton at Bayside Cemetery for over thirty years.
Virginia was instrumental in the Charter organization of the Laconia Assembly #3 of the International Order of Rainbow Girls in 1967. She also served numerous years as their Mother Advisor as well as Advisory Board Member. Virginia was a dedicated and currently active 50-year member/officer and Past Matron of the Peabody –Mount Washington Order of the Eastern Star #35, Tilton, N.H. Ginny epitomized a commitment to charity to the members of the community and was always putting others' needs above her own. She was a 43-year member of the Order of White Shrine of Jerusalem. She held membership in Rugged Cross Shrine # 5 of Boscawen, NH and had been a member of Shrines in both E. Hartford and Glastonbury, CT. She served as Worthy High Priestess seven times. Virginia was chosen to assist the Supreme Secretary in the 1980's with the stenography and printing of the Supreme session records and as a result of her work was asked to continue with this responsibility for more than 20 years. She also held several Supreme appointments over the years and traveled throughout the New England Shrines to assist and instruct their members. In 2001 she was awarded the Continuous Service Award for her dedication. Virginia was also a member of the Order of Amaranth and was past Royal Queen.
Survivors include two sons, Edward A. Malone of Aruba and Kenneth D. Malone of Belmont; a granddaughter, Kendra Malone, of Manchester; a brother, Richard Duncan, of West Hartford, Conn. and nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Mont Duncan of Newington, Conn. and "Red" Duncan of Wethersfield, Conn. as well as two sisters, Vera (Duncan) Ryan of Dallas, TX and Marion (Duncan) Zeppa of Manchester, Conn.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 11 a.m. also at the Funeral Home.
Burial will follow in the family lot in Union Cemetery, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247.
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, 31 December 1969 07:00

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