LACONIA — Gilbert Floyd (Gil) Warren, formerly of 35 Dolloff Street, Laconia, N.H., died Sunday March 8, 2015 at the age of 88 at his son Harry's home in Methuen, Mass.
Gil was born May 19, 1926 in Dracut, Mass., the son of Harold O. and Mildred (Vinal) Warren. He was raised in Enfield, N.H., graduating from Enfield High School in 1944. He attended Dartmouth College, served in the Navy, and obtained an electrical engineering degree from the Bliss Electrical School in 1948, after which he went to work for Public Service Company of NH as a lineman, a position that he held until his retirement. He married Grace Isabelle Sanborn, an Enfield school teacher, in 1948 and they moved to Hollis, N.H. where they lived until 1959, when Gil was transferred by PSNH to Laconia. They purchased a home on Dolloff Street in 1961 and resided there until Gracie, who had been a teacher in Laconia schools, passed away in 2005 and Gil moved to Massachusetts.
Gil excelled as an athlete, playing baseball, skiing and ski jumping while a student in Enfield and at Dartmouth College. He skied at Gunstock throughout his adult life, making annual trips to Tuckerman's Ravine with his sons Howard and Harry. He also golfed at Pheasant Ridge Country Club and then at Laconia Country Club, and bowled in a league at Funspot. He was an avid bow and rifle hunter, and share this pastime with his sons in their favorite locations in Alton and Gilmanton and at his family's camp in Enfield. He also loved to fish, spending time in his bob house off of Belknap Point Road in Gilford with his granddaughters Kate and Jayleen.
Survivors include his five children, Kathryn Warren of Portsmouth, R.I., Howard Warren and his wife Karen Feltham of Gilford, N.H., Harry Warren of Methuen, Mass., Milia Ahu of San Rafael, Calif., and Jane Warren of Laconia, N.H. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Kimmarie Rupert of Carson City, Nev., Beth Gray of Danville, N.H., Meghan Flynn of Haverhill, Mass., Kate Warren of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Jayleen Warren Hanks of Laconia, N.H., as well as three great-grandchildren, Keela Paskins of Carson City, Nev. and Ryleigh Comerford and Lindsay Gray of Danville, N.H.
He was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters. He has one surviving sister, Gert Zeaman of Pembroke, N.H., and one surviving brother, Norman Warren of Vernon, Conn.
There will be no calling hours or funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Woodland Heights School Student Activity Fund, 155 Winter Street, Laconia, NH 03246.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015 06:35
LACONIA — Christene F. Peebles, 98, of 21 Ledges Drive and formerly of 13 Anthony Drive, Laconia, died on Monday, March 9, 2015 at Taylor Community at Ledgeview. Mrs. Peebles was the widow of Wallace A. Peebles who died in 1976.
Mrs. Peebles was born July 21, 1916, in Laconia, the daughter of Harry M. and Mildred (Stone) Farrar and had lived most of her life in Laconia. She graduated from Laconia High School in 1934 and later attended the Concord Business School. She had been employed at the Sulloway Hosiery Mill in Franklin for twenty –three years, retiring in 1957. In 1958, Mrs. Peebles married Wallace A. Peebles and moved to New York City, returning to Laconia in 1962.
Mrs. Peebles had been a member of the First United Methodist Church of Laconia-Gilford since April 5, 1931. She was a former member of the Rebekah Lodge #24 of Franklin, N.H.
Mrs. Peebles was predeceased by her husband, Wallace A. Peebles in 1976.
At Mrs. Peebles request, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. A private internment service will be conducted at the family lot in Bayside Cemetery in Laconia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Taylor Home Sunshine Fund, 435 Union Avenue, Laconia, NH 03246 or to the New Hampshire Association for the Blind, McGreal Sight Center, 25 Walker ST., Concord, NH 03301.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is in charge of the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015 06:33
TAMWORTH — Allen B. Swan, 60 of Jackman Pond Road, passed away suddenly Saturday, March 7, 2015 at his home.
There will be no calling hours. A Celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
Lord Funeral Home, Center Ossipee, N.H. is in charge of arrangements. If you wish to express condolences or leave a fond memory please visit, www.lordfuneralhome.com.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015 06:31
LACONIA — Stephen K. Perkins 31, formerly of Melrose, Mass., passed away suddenly at his home, Friday, February 27, 2015.
Stephen was born January 15, 1984 in North Adams, Mass., the son of Roger R. Perkins Sr. and Barbara A. ( Hawkins) Perkins-Thompson. He was a resident of the Lakes Region for the last 15 years.
Stephen was a stay-at-home dad, and loved spending time with his family, especially his children. Above all, he enjoyed taking his children to the local beaches, having movie nights and cookouts throughout the summer.
Stephen is survived by his wife of five years, Elizabeth "Liz" (Taylor) Perkins of Laconia; a son, Maliki Perkins of Laconia; three daughters, Nevaeh Perkins and Leia Taylor, both of Laconia, and Biancka Taylor of Maine; four brothers, Roger Richard Perkins Jr. of Massachusetts, Matthew Perkins of Laconia, Philip Sylvia and Donald Sylvia, both of Laconia; four sisters, his twin sisters, Melissa Perkins of Henniker, Stephanie Perkins of Dover, Angela Perkins-Littlefield and her husband, Richard, of Laconia, and Melissa Sylvia of Laconia; his paternal grandmother, Luciell Perry as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Frank and Kathleen Hawkins; his paternal grandfather, Richard Perkins and Charlotte "Nanna" M. Sylvia.
Memorial calling hours will be held on Friday, March 13, 2015, from 5 to 8 p.m. using the Carriage House entrance, at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia. A memorial service will immediately follow at 8 p.m., also at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Stephen's memory for his children in c/o Melissa Perkins 115 2A Flanders Road, Henniker, NH 03242.
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, please go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.
Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015 10:02