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Anthony Pazasis, 88

BELMONT — Anthony Pazasis, (88), of 22 Heritage Terrace, died at home on May 2, 2013.
Anthony was born in Boston, Massachusetts on July 10, 1924 to Felix and Justina (Gatoveckas) Pazasis. Anthony resided in Canton, Massachusetts before moving to the Lakes Region 35 years ago. He was an advertising executive for many companies including Turnstyle department stores; he established Pazasis publications in Canton, Massachusetts and owned three newspapers, including the Canton Reporter. Anthony was a singer and musician, acting as music director and organist for several Catholic churches around Massachusetts. He and his wife were owners of the Winnisquam Market for many years in Winnisquam, New Hampshire. Anthony was known for doing many things, but was especially fond of composing music for church services.
Anthony is survived by two sons; Richard A. Pazasis and his wife Lee, and Frank W. Pazasis; a daughter, Janice B. Arsenault, and her husband James; one grandchild, Ryan Pazasis.
Anthony was predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Bernadette, in 2009.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside memorial services will be set for a later date on the family lot in South Road cemetery in Belmont, New Hampshire.
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 Friday, 10 May 2013 11:04

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James Lettieri, 99

LACONIA — James Lettieri, age 99, of Laconia, died on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at the Belknap County Nursing Home.
Mr. Lettieri was born in Cambridge, Mass. on January 10, 1914, the son of the late Benjamin and Maria (Di Napoli) Lettieri. He lived in Cambridge, Mass. and attended Cambridge and Somerville schools and was a graduate of Somerville High School. He owned and operated a local and long distance moving company, Red Van Lines of Boston, which was a family business, for forty-five years. He retired in 1969.
Mr. Lettieri was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U. S. Air Force. He retired and moved to Gilford, N.H. in 1970 and later moved to Laconia, N.H.
Mr. Lettieri's wife, Santa Maria " Mary" Lettieri, died on November 15, 1996. Family includes stepson, Joseph Freni, Sr. and daughter-in-law, Enes Freni; four grandchildren, Maria, Anita, Joseph and Susan; six great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. In addition to his parents and his wife, Mr. Lettieri was predeceased by a grandson, Stephen, in 2001 and by his brothers, Michael and William and his sisters, Evelyn, Rosie, Tina, Mary and Ellenor.
A Calling hour will be held in the Bigelow Chapel at Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, Mass. on Monday, May 13, 2013 from 10:00AM-11:00AM
A Prayer Service will follow at 11:00AM also at the Bigelow Chapel
Burial will be in the family lot in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
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, 08 May 2013 10:57

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Louise A. Rollins, 63

ALTON BAY — Louise Ada (Hodgdon) Rollins, 63, of 1300 Mt. Major Highway, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013 in her home after a courageous battle with respiratory illness.
She was born in Laconia, the daughter of Kenneth and June (Merrill) Hodgdon. Louise worked for several years as an LPN for St. Francis Home, Sunbridge of Wolfeboro and for Newfound Area Nursing Association. She also worked as a realtor for JG Realty of Gilford before her retirement in 2007. Louise was an avid yardsaler, loved gardening and working in the yard. She enjoyed working on Ebay and going to auctions. She loved the ocean. Louise spent as much time as she could at Wells Beach, ME where she loved walking along the beach listening to the surf break. Louise was active in fundraising for Gabe's Fund.
She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Raymond Rollins of Alton Bay, one son, Steven Rollins of Weirs Beach, one daughter, Lisa Rollins of Alton Bay, one brother, Steven D. Hodgdon and his wife Marlene of Hatley, WI, one sister, Mary Lou Baker of Gilford, one step sister, Sue Jones of Hillsborough, three grandchildren, Cassandra Weeks, Brooke Rollins and Gabriel Fiore and many nieces and nephews and friends.
There will be no calling hours.
Funeral services will be celebrated on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 10 AM at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia. Burial will follow at 12 Noon at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Gabe's Fund, C/O Lakes Region Community College, 379 Belmont Road, Laconia, NH 03246 or to the Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main 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.com .

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 May 2013 10:53

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June B. Ekstrom, 82

FRANKLIN — June B. (Knight) Ekstrom, 82, longtime resident of the Northfield and Franklin area, died Sunday May 5, 2013, at the Merrimack County Nursing Home after a period of declining health.
June, the daughter of John and Florence Knight, was born on September 15, 1930, and raised in Dover, NH. She lived in the Northfield/Franklin area for much of her life and worked in the offices of several local factories, eventually retiring from the State of New Hampshire. In her youth, she enjoyed racing cars at Lee Motor Speedway and helping out at her family's business, Knight's Garage in Barrington, NH. Throughout the years, June enjoyed camping, snowmobiling, spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as taking many trips to Foxwoods and playing Monday Night Bingo at the Laconia VFW. June's indomitable, fiery spirit, as well as her quick wit will be missed by so many.
June is the widow of Conrad V. Ekstrom, Sr. who died in 1999. She is also predeceased by her parents, her stepfather, Lawrence Jarvis, and her stepson, Rick Marshall. She is survived by two brothers and their spouses, Fred and Bobbi Knight of Barrington and Glen and Maggie Knight of Franklin. In addition, she is survived by six children and their spouses and three step-children: Bonnie Sewell and Jay Walsh of Ft. Myers, FL; Roland and Debbie Ekstrom of Northfield; Debbie Rowell and Tom Stevens of Franklin; Donna Bean and Steve Gottardi of Sanbornton; Bentley Ekstrom of Warren; Dedi and Doug Sampson of Bow; Conrad (Butch) Ekstrom, Jr. of Tilton; and Vicki Hussman of Tilton.
Her surviving eleven grandchildren include: Sean, Chris, and Matt Sewell; Tobey and Corey Bean; Mandie Rowell-Hagan; Stephen Ekstrom; Missy Motteler; Marcy Ekstrom; Ashley Alberts; and Brady Gilbert. She also leaves behind 20 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and several dear, life-long friends.
Family and friends are welcome to attend a graveside service on Saturday, May 11, 2013, held at the Park Cemetery at 10 AM.
Donations may be made to the Franklin/Northfield VNA or to the Dickie Rowell, Jr. Scholarship Fund c/o Franklin Savings Bank, 387 Central St, Franklin, NH 03235.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 May 2013 10:50

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