LACONIA — Matthew Robert Wilson 41, son of Robert and Gail (Richardson) Wilson, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 14, 2015 from a weakened immune system and pneumonia. Matt was born in Keene and raised in Bow, N.H. He was a graduate of Concord High School, Class of 1992.
At Concord High, Matt developed an interest in jewelry and went on to attend a summer studio session at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine. He later enrolled in the fine arts program at Lakes Region Community College, where he was on the Presidents List. Matt enjoyed creating, giving and collecting crafts and appreciated anything that was hand crafted.
Matt enjoyed working in furniture sales prior to being disabled by multiple health issues. With his quick wit and outspoken humor, Matt left an impression on everyone he met throughout his life. He was known for his long entertaining stories, which he often liked to repeat. Matt was a loving father who enjoyed every moment spent with his children; he also had a strong connection to animals. He loved to be outdoors with his friends and family enjoying skiing, snowmobiling, swimming, hiking, running, biking and camping. Matt was always ready for a new adventure and loved to travel. He will be missed dearly by those who knew him well.
He is survived by his parents Robert and Gail Wilson of Laconia; his wife Callista (Ryan) Wilson of Laconia and their three young children, Thayer, Riley and Lilyann.
Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service and reception to celebrate Matt's life on Thursday, February 26th at 11 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Laconia, 172 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH. A private internment will be held in the spring, at Union Cemetery in Laconia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Matthew Wilson Family Scholarship Fund: C/O Bank of NH, 62 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH 03246.
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LACONIA — Robert Valliere, 89, of 60 Lafayette Street, died Tuesday, February 17, 2015 of heart disease at Hanover Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hanover.
Robert was born June 12, 1925 in Quebec, Canada the son of Alphonse and Marie Rose (Huppe) Vallieres.
Robert was a tester and Engineer for Scott & Williams. He enjoyed woodworking and was a talented craftsman. Robert was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church and a member of St. Jean the Baptist Society.
A kind and loving family man, Robert is survived by his wife of sixty-four years, Gisele (Paquet) Valliere; a son, Richard Valliere, of Laconia; two daughters, Paulette Valliere, and Francine Ray, both of Laconia; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a brother, Andre Vallieres, of Quebec, Canada; five sisters, Rose-Aimee, Simone, Germaine, Louise and Jeanne-Mance Vallieres and many nephews and nieces. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by three brothers and by three sisters.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, February 23, 2015, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, February, 24, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish-Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Ave. Laconia.
Burial will be in the spring at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia NH 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
MEREDITH — Philip A. Clark, 85, passed away Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at Hanover Terrace in Hanover.
Philip was born in Meredith, the son of Mark and Olive (Therrien) Clark.
Philip owned and operated his own painting business for several years.
Philip loved big band music and playing his clarinet.
Philip is survived by several cousins including, Darlene Foley of Meredith, Debra Potter of Bristol, Diane Duquette of Meredith and Warren Potter of Belmont.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Eileen Clark; and a brother, Harold Clark.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held in the spring at Village Cemetery, Meredith.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Alzheimer's Association, 5 Bedford Farms Drive, Suite 201, Bedford, NH 03110.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, 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, 18 February 2015 08:48
GILFORD — Ophelia "Tune" Maryanna Giguere, 91, formerly of Glenridge Way, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 at Concord Hospital.
Ophelia was born on Sept. 12, 1923, in Laconia, the daughter of Alphonse and Clara (Fortier) Gagne. She was a lifelong resident of Laconia and Gilford.
Ophelia was employed for 35 years for Scott & Williams. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church and a member of the Friendship Club.
Ophelia is survived by many nephews and nieces and great-nephews and great-nieces.
In addition to her parents she predeceased by her husband, George V. Giguere in 1998; three brothers, Armand, Roland and Sylvio Gagne, and by two sisters, Blanche Boisvert and Emma Arsenault.
There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at 11 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish-Sacred Heart Church 291 Union Ave. Laconia. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, 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, 18 February 2015 08:35