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Peter A. Michaud, 56

CENTER HARBOR — Peter A. Michaud, 56, died on February 3, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.
Son of Neil and Patricia (Pelletier) Michaud, he was born in Bangor, ME on December 15, 1956. Peter grew up in South Portland, ME, graduating from Cheverus High School in Portland. He received a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from St. Anselm College, Manchester, NH and a Masters in Criminal Justice Administration from Northeastern University, Boston, MA in 1980.
Peter had more than 30 years of service devoted to the State of New Hampshire, the last 15 years as Victim Services Administrator with the NH Department of Correction, leading efforts to advocate for the rights and needs for crime victims throughout NH and the rest of the country. He co-founded the National Association of Victim Service Professionals in Corrections and built the Association's website to facilitate communications among all corrections-based victim assistance programs nationally. Previously he worked as a Probation Officer/Supervisor for NH Department of Probation, Laconia District Court and NH Department of Health and Human Services.
His community involvement included time as a coach with Lakes Region Youth Baseball League, Treasurer for Boy Scouts Troop 55, a member of the Long Range Planning Committee for the Nichols Memorial Library and Trustee of the Trust Fund for the town of Center Harbor. He was a former member of the Board of Directors for the NH Coalition against Domestic and Sexual Violence and the Belknap County Citizens Council on Children and Families. For eight years he volunteered with New Beginnings, a women's crisis center in Laconia, NH. A longtime member of Center Harbor Congregational Church, his volunteerism included Moderator, Deacon, Long Range Planning Committee, Scholarship Trust Fund Committee and Church School teacher.
Peter's greatest love was his family. He was a loving, generous, and dedicated husband and father. He adored music, always humming a tune; music followed him throughout his life. Peter loved his home, the nature that surrounds it, and the pond in the backyard. He spent many summer days kayaking, watching wildlife with Robin, riding his John Deere tractor, and puttering in the garage. Peter's life was filled with humor, gentleness, and kindness. His outlook truly mirrored Monty Python's 1979 "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life." Peter leaves us now to look on the bright side.
He will be dearly missed by his family including his college sweetheart and wife of 32 years, Robin (Cook) Michaud; son, Gregory Michaud and his fiancée, Amanda Spooner of Northfield, NH and daughter Katelyn Michaud of Portland, ME and her significant other, Benjamin Pearson. Besides his parents, Peter is survived by five siblings and their families, Thomas Michaud, Foreston, MN; Stephen Michaud, North Berwick, ME; Matthew Michaud, South Portland, ME; Margaret Gaudet, Manchester, NH; and Mary K. Michaud, Gilford, NH. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Services: Visiting hours 4 to 8 pm on Thursday, February 7th at the Mayhew Funeral Home, 204 Daniel Webster Hwy, Meredith, NH 03253. Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, February 8th at Center Harbor Congregational Church, 52 Main St., Center Harbor, NH 03226.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Peter's memory may be made to NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, PO Box 353, Concord, NH 03302 or Center Harbor Congregational Church, PO Box 229, Center Harbor, NH 03226.
To sign Peter's Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 February 2013 00:07

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Anita O. Dunn, 83

LACONIA — Anita O. Dunn, 83, of 136 Pine Street, died at Lakes Region General Hospital on Sunday, February 3, 2013 after a period failing health.
Ms. Dunn was born March 26, 1929 in Laconia, N.H., the daughter of Arthur Joseph and Ida Marie (Clairmont) Lavoie.
Ms. Dunn was a lifelong resident of 136 Pine Street, in Laconia, N.H. She attended Saint Joseph School (Sacred Heart Parish) in Laconia, after elementary school she attended Assumption Academy in Nicolet, Province of Quebec, Canada. She received her Associates Degree from Belknap College in Center Harbor, N.H.
Ms. Dunn was a Cub Scout Den Mother for Troop 62 at Sacred Heart Church for six years. She was employed by Mr. Herbert Tuchman as Business Manager of Golden View Health Care Center, in Meredith, N.H. for a period of ten years. She then worked for Mr. Thomas Matzke as Business Administrator at Mountain Ridge Health Care Center in Franklin, N.H. until her retirement in 1991. She was an Ombudsman for the State of New Hampshire for over five years. She worked part-time for Attorney Scott D. McGuffin in an administrative position until she reached the age of 70.
Survivors include her six sons and daughters-in-law, Calvin and Tammy Dunn of Laconia, N.H., Clayton and Rosemary Dunn of Belmont, N. H., Raymond and Darlene Dunn of Chesterfield, N.H., Richard Dunn of Laconia, N.H., David Dunn and Carol Dow of Meredith N.H., Daniel Dunn and Tonya Rapter of Gilford, N. H.; one daughter, Annette M. Dunn, of Laconia, N.H.; fourteen grandchildren, Calvin III, Amy, Laura and Brandon Dunn, Christy and Casey Dunn, Michael and Karah Dunn, Justin and Brianna Dunn, Cadie and Carrie Dunn, Travis and Kelsey Dunn, ten great-grandchildren, Steven Dunn, Calsey and Morgan Fontaine, Dominic, Alexander and Danika Ballou, Ashlynn Ida Marie and Connor Dunn, Aubree Dunn and Parker Ashton. She was predeceased by her sister, Annette M. Lavoie, in 1927, her father in 1968, her mother in 1990 and her brother, Arthur, in 2008.
According to her wishes, there will be no calling hours.
A Private Burial Service will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the WLNH Children's Auction, PO Box 7326, Gilford, 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 Tuesday, 05 February 2013 00:18

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Mary T. Pucci, 80

TILTON — Mary Theresa (Twombly) Pucci, 80 died at the Merrimack County Nursing Home on Sunday February 3, 2013.
Theresa was born in Tilton, October 15, 1932. She was the daughter of Arthur Leo and Alexandrine Marie (Montambeault) Twombly. She resided in the Tilton and Northfield area all of her life.
She attended Tilton Northfield High School, active in music and cheerleading, a graduate of 1950. After graduation she spent the summer working in the White Mountains with her friend Mary Lou Robert. She later was employed at Holmes and Nelson Department Store in Franklin as a clerk and window dresser. She married Richard Pucci in 1954 and joined him while he served in the United States Air Force, settling in Northfield in 1957. The family moved to Tilton in 1967. Mary, referred to as Theresa or "Tweet" by most that knew her, was a homemaker for many years. She loved to knit and cross stitch and used these skills to make many presents for children, relatives and friends. She was gifted with an exceptional voice and enjoyed singing in the church choir and was often asked to sing at weddings, funerals and special events. Her children recall their father would often times talk her into singing at family events to the joy of all. She volunteered her time to the Cub Scout organization, hosting meetings and serving as a den mother. Once her youngest child reached middle school, Mary began volunteering and working outside of the home. She spent several years volunteering at the Franklin Regional Hospital and at the Winnisquam Regional Middle School as a library aide before dedicating many years as a volunteer and employee at Hall Memorial Library. One of her favorite pastimes was playing cribbage.
She was a communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Tilton.
She was predeceased by an infant son, Michael Richard Pucci and her husband of 41 years Richard Anthony Pucci who died April 5, 1996 and also by her sisters Anita Kelly and Madeline Gilbert and brothers Joseph, Paul and Phillip Twombly.
Family members include her children: Kathleen Anne Brooks and husband Gary of Gilmanton; Anthony Joseph Pucci and wife Gale of Northfield; Alfred Henry Pucci and wife Debbie of Belmont; Thomas Arthur Pucci and wife Connie of Tilton and Eileen Marie Pucci of Tilton, eleven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road, Tilton, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 11:00 AM, at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Chestnut St., Tilton, NH. Spring burial will be held in St. John Cemetery in Tilton, NH.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in Theresa's name, to the Hall Memorial Library, at 18 Park St., Northfield, NH 03276.
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 February 2013 00:16

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Edward Gibbs, III, 97

MEREDITH — Edward Gibbs, III, 97, of 21 Upper Mile Point Drive and formerly of the Taylor Community, Laconia, N.H. died at the Golden View Health Care Center, Meredith, N.H. on Thursday, January 31, 2013.
Mr. Gibbs was born July 19, 1915 in Saugus, Mass., the son of Blanche ( Petts) and Edward Gibbs, Jr. He resided at the Taylor Community in Laconia for ten years before moving to the Meredith Bay Colony Club, Meredith in 2011.
Mr. Gibbs received his A. B. from Harvard University in 1937 and his Ed.M. from Harvard University Graduate School of Education in 1949. In 1938, Mr. Gibbs was a social studies teacher at Saugus (Mass.) High School and was the Director of Guidance in 1941. He served in the U. S. Army during WWII, entering as a private on the first anniversary of Pearl Harbor. He served in North Africa and Italy where he was directly commissioned a second lieutenant. Mr. Gibbs was awarded the bronze star and mustered out of the service as a first lieutenant in 1946.
Mr. Gibbs returned to his guidance position at Saugus High School. In 1951, he became principal of the Tilton-Northfield High School in Tilton, N.H. and in 1952 was principal of Attleboro (Mass.) High School. In 1955, Mr. Gibbs became principal of South Plainfield (N.J.) High School and in 1956, he became vice-principal of North Plainfield (N.J.) High School and principal in 1958. He was active in the New Jersey Association of High School Principals, serving as president in 1969. He retired from education in 1974.
Mr. Gibbs joined two of his brothers in the manufacture of endless belts at Arthur S. Brown Manufacturing Company in Tilton, N.H. and was Chairman of the Board there until retiring in 1983.
Mr. Gibbs was president of the Saugus, Massachusetts Teachers Association in 1947, was president of the Saugus Community Y.M.C.A. in 1949, a member of the New Jersey Association of Secondary School Principals, serving as president in 1969 and the Plainfield (N.J.) Area Y.M.C.A. from 1969-1970. He was a former trustee of the , Belle Peabody Brown Foundation, Tilton, N.H., a former director of the Belknap Mill Society, Laconia, N.H. and a member of the Gilford Community Church, Gilford, N.H.
Survivors include two sons, Edward "Ted" Gibbs IV and his wife, Ynette, of Pacific Beach, Washington and David Gibbs and his wife, Cheryl, of Algonquin, Illinois; daughter, Orry Gibbs of Laconia, N.H.; a step-daughter, Cyndy Weeks, her husband, Larry, and family of Pinehurst, North Carolina and family; two grandchildren, Edward "Ward" Gibbs V, and Geoffrey B. Gibbs; a brother, Charles Gibbs, of Franklin, N.H.; a sister, Alice Head, of Epsom, N.H. and many nephews and nieces. In addition to his parents, Mr. Gibbs was predeceased by his second wife of twenty-five years, Beatrice M. (Gosselin) Gibbs, who died in 2002, by his first wife of thirty-four years and mother of his children, Violet O. (Arnold) Gibbs, who died in 2009, by three brothers, Berthier Gibbs, Walter Gibbs, and, Ralph Gibbs, and by a sister, Dorothy Nelson.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 from 3:00-5:00 PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 12:00 PM (Noon) at the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, N.H.
Spring burial will be in the Raymond C. Wixson Memorial Garden, Gilford, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to a charity of one's choice.
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, 05 February 2013 00:13

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