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Ann G. Hood, 81

LACONIA — Ann Graham Hood, 81 of 227 Ledges Drive, #322, Taylor Community, died on February 28th at Lakes Region General Hospital.
Ann, the daughter of Clifford Lloyd and Pearl Ivalou Graham, was born in Bristol, Tennessee and was raised in Laconia, New Hampshire where she was a graduate of her beloved Laconia High School, Class of 1950.
Ann graduated from Westbrook Junior College for Women in June of 1952.
On Memorial Day in 1957 she married Dr. Richard Frank Hood and moved to Boscawen for a brief period of time before settling in Concord. She was an active member of The South Congregational Church where she taught Sunday school and served on several committees and helped organize social functions. Other activities included being an enthusiastic member of the Concord Junior Service League, a den mother for her sons Cub Scout troop and a leader for her daughters Girl Scout troop.
She resided on Norwich St. from 1959-1981 when she and Dick moved to Mountain Road in East Concord and became the first residents in the Blye Farm Condominiums where she served on the association's board.
In 1992 Ann and Dick moved to the house that her father, Clifford had built in 1940. In 2007 they moved to Woodside at the Taylor Community.
She is predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Dr. Richard F. Hood and her older sister, Nancy G. Rich of Laconia.
Ann is survived by her five children: Nancy Ann Hood of Laconia; Gregory Graham Hood and his wife Linda of Manchester and their two sons Peter and Eric; Andrew Herbert Hood and his wife Beverly of Narragansett, Rhode Island and their two children Kathryn Baker and her husband Adam, and Michael Cartier; Deborah Harris Hood and fiancé David Glover of Barrington and her two sons Trevor Messineo and Justin Messineo and his wife Valerie; Diana Elliott Palmer and her husband Mark of West Covina, California and their son Jacob. She also leaves a brother-in-law Paul Rich of Laconia; sister-in-law Nancy Morrill and her husband Arthur of Meredith; brother-in-law Herbert Hood and his wife Jody of Leroy, Kansas; and is predeceased by sister-in-law Priscilla Hill and her husband Warren of Silver Lake. She is survived by several nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Laconia Congregational Church, 69 Pleasant Street, Laconia, New Hampshire. Reverend Dr. Warren Bouton, Pastor of the church, will officiate.
A private family burial will be in Union Cemetery, Laconia New Hampshire.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Got Lunch! Laconia, NH, a summer lunch program for school children. Donations can be mailed to: Got Lunch! 18 Veterans Square, Laconia, NH 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home and Crematorium Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 March 2013 23:44

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Thomas E. Byers, 53

FRANKLIN — Thomas Eugene Byers, March 29, 1959 - February 25, 2013.
Tom was born an adventurer in San Francisco, CA. He loved to travel to destinations unknown and believed it was your responsibility to explore the world if it took your last dime. He believed you should go to a show, eat at a fancy restaurant and live life to its fullest, like it was your last day because at the end of the road you can't take it with you. Tom was also a basic man at heart, who loved to sit with his children for a picnic of sourdough bread, hard salami and loaf of Velveeta. Tears would come to his eyes as he explained to them that they would never fully understand his love until they had children of their own. Tom was a master artisan of wood and self proclaimed cabinet maker, although his gifts of art were so much more. He loved long bike rides to the beach, English muffin pizzas with everything on them and listening to the "Star Spangled Banner" which always brought tears to his eyes.
He was the loving son of the Lois and Eugene Byers, who were waiting to take him home. He will be desperately missed by his children, Kelly and Craig Untiet of Bristol and Halley and Ben Wakefield of Moultonborough. He leaves behind his grandson, Tucker Wakefield and granddaughter, Kendall Untiet. Tom is survived by siblings, Betty Cruz, Jim Byers, Peggy Allen and Gino Byers.
He was predeceased by his sister, Linda Kaminski.
A Celebration of Tom's Life will be held Friday, March 1st from 3:30 to 6:00 PM at the Merrimack Valley Railroad Station, 11 Park Street in Northfield.
Arrangements are under the care of the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home of Tilton.
Donations in Tom's name may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation www.jdrf.org
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

Last Updated on Friday, 01 March 2013 23:23

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Colleen V. Bombardier, 89

LACONIA — Colleen V. Bombardier, 89, of 25 Union Avenue, died peacefully on February 26, 2013 at Concord Hospital, Concord, N.H.
Born in Northumberland, N.H, August 26, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Alma (Ducharme) Johnson. She attended school in Groveton, N.H. and lived most of her life in Laconia, N.H.
Mrs. Bombardier worked many years with her deceased husband, Leon, at the Lynch Paint Center in Laconia from 1963 to 1990.
Family members include her daughter, Virginia Harris and son-in-law, Fred Harris, of Manchester and daughter, Cheryl McAvenia, of Laconia and son, Edward P. Johnson, who passed away in 1998. She was also predeceased by her sister, Carolyn, and brother, Lawrence, of Groveton, N.H. Other family members include her four grandchildren, Fred Harris, Jr., Steven E. Harris, Connie Murabito, Charles McAvenia and families; five great grandchildren and several nephews, nieces and cousins. She leaves behind many loving friends, especially Mike and Sharon Morin and children, Jennifer and Leslie.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, March 1, 2013 from 4:00-7:00PM 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 Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 10:00 AM at St. Andre Bessette Parish, Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, N. H.
Burial will be in the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, N.H. on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 11:00AM.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Merrimack County Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center, 325 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH 03303.
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, 27 February 2013 23:02

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Madeline M. Lovely, 84

LACONIA — Madeline M. Lovely, 84, of 29 Pickerel Pond Road, died at her daughter's home in Loudon on Saturday, February 23, 2013.
Madeline was born in Laconia on July 20, 1928, the daughter of the late Leo P. and Leda (Payeur) Gaudet.
Madeline was a lifelong resident of Laconia and was a 1946 graduate of Laconia High School.
Madeline was a communicant of St. Andre Bessette Parish. She had been employed at Hopkins & Barlow Hardware Store, Superior Gas and the Laconia State School, where she worked in the business office for over twenty years.
Madeline enjoyed her family, traveling, playing cards, raising chickens and spending quality time at the Camp. She sent cards to all of her family and friends on special occasions. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, the Married Farmers, the St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Sewing Club. She was also a 4-H Leader and was a volunteer for the American Red Cross where she was in charge of the kitchen during the Blood Drives.
Survivors include her children, Linda Golden and her husband, Pat, of Loudon, Matthew Lovely of Laconia and Michael Lovely of Moon, PA; nine grandchildren. Nicholas, Jared and Ryan Champagne, Jason Boyle, Kevin and Keith Lovely and Jordan, Taylor and Madeline Lovely; ten great grandchildren; six brothers, Robert Gaudet from the state of Washington, Edward Gaudet of Gilford, Normand Gaudet of Belmont, Raymond Gaudet of Gilmanton and Andrew Gaudet and Paul Gaudet both of Belmont; three sisters, Gertrude DeBlois of Gilford, Jeannette Buckley of Meredith and Theresa Arndt from the state of Wisconsin and many nephews and nieces. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Lovely was predeceased by her husband of forty-seven years, Lionel L. Lovely, in May, 1997 and by her brother, J. Eugene Gaudet, in February, 2011.
A calling hour will be held on Friday, March 1, 2013 from 10:00 AM-11:00 AM at Sacred Andre Bessette Parish, Sacred Heart Church, 291Union Avenue, Laconia, N.H.
A Mass of Christian Burial will follow the calling hour at 11:00AM also at the Church.
Burial will be in the summer, 2013 in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield St., Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Central N.H. VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246 or to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, PO Box 6123, 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 Tuesday, 26 February 2013 23:27

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