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William 'Billy' A. Ainsworth, 21

CONCORD — William "Billy" A. Ainsworth, 21, of Concord, died unexpectedly on Monday, May 25, 2015 as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

Billy was born in Dover, NH on December 24, 1993 the son of Teresa Reed, who was her world.

Billy was a graduate of Belmont High School class of 2012. He graduated from Lincoln Tech Trade School in CT in 2013. He worked previously for German Motor Sports and most recently he worked for River Edge Marina.

Billy's hobbies included drifting and building cars. He was an active member of Club Loose North. He drifted at Loudon Speedway, always happy to teach others the art. Billy loved to dance, make people laugh and his Chinchilla, Chester. He was a hard worker, devoted son, friend, and a great role model. Billy was a truly selfless individual who lived life to the fullest.

Billy is survived by his mother, Teresa Reed, of Concord; best friend, Martin Barrett; his girlfriend, the love of his life, Myranda Lewis; his maternal grandmother, Winifred Ostrander, of Belmont; his father, Robert Ainsworth; two uncles, Scott and Jeff Reed and his beloved Chinchilla, Chester and many extended family and friends.

Billy, Myranda, and Martin were the three amigos, always together.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, May 31, 2015 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm at Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH.

A Funeral Service will follow the calling hours at 4:00 pm at Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH.

Donations to assist the family with funeral expenses are being collected by Teresa Reed's union. Please make checks payable to the State Employees' Association and write Ainsworth Memorial in the memo space, 207 N. Main Street, Concord, NH 03301.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial please visit www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 May 2015 08:46

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Marie R. Carignan, 101


LACONIA — Marie Rose Carignan, 101, of 30 County Drive, formerly of 83 Highland Street, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Belknap County Nursing Home.

She was born on August 23, 1913 in Shawinigan Falls, Quebec, Canada, the daughter of the late Henry and Eva (St. Louis) Prince and was baptized at St. Bernard Church. Marie moved to Franklin when she was four and later to Laconia where she resided near to friends and family for over sixty years. She worked for a number of years for Sulloway Hosiery Mill. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Laconia where she was also a member of the Ladies Guild. During the 1980s into the late 1990s she, alongside her sister, Rosie, served as volunteers at the Senior Center in Laconia, working in the kitchen, cooking and serving meals. She loved playing bingo at the Senior Center, winning often. Marie was a member of the Canado-Americans and enjoyed her friendships with all she met, especially those at the Laconia Senior Center.

She is survived by her daughter, Marlene Chamberlain and her husband Stephen of Laconia, three grandchildren; Kevin Chamberlain and Douglas Chamberlain, both of Laconia and Michael Chamberlain and his wife Carol of Gilmanton, two sisters; Rosie LaPointe of Laconia and Florence Crotaeu of Boscawen, two great grandchildren; Jodi and Cameron Chamberlain, both of Gilmanton. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Ernest J. Carignan in 2006, four brothers; Ernest Prince, Charles Prince, Robert Prince and Jean Paul Prince and one sister, Flora Watts in 2014.

There will be no calling hours.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 5, 2015 St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 300 NH Route 25, Meredith. Burial will follow in the family plot at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia.

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 Thursday, 28 May 2015 08:54

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Frances E. Sirois, 92


DOVER — Frances Estelle (Viel) Sirois, 92 passed peacefully on May 27, 2015, at Bellamy Fields where she received outstanding loving care from their extraordinary staff.

Born May 10, 1923, in Causapsacal, Quebec, Fran was the daughter of George and Clara Viel. Migrating to the U.S. at age 7, she was Valedictorian of her 8th grade class and garnered the American Legion Merit Scholastic Achievement Medal.

In her teens, Fran toured with "The Ouellete Brothers," singing popular songs of the 30s on their WHEB radio show and at Hampton Beach Casino. She won competitions at Exeter's IOKA Theater and performed in the St. Joseph's Church Choir as a Soprano soloist. Fran married William N. Sirois in 1941 and they shared 67 years together prior to his passing. During WWII she served as a submarine welder at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. She owned and operated Fran's Department Store in Somersworth during the 1950s and volunteered with Boy Scouts, Campfire Girls, and the PTA Board. She was a founding member of the Dover Children's Aid Society, Treasurer and President of the Altar and Rosary Society of St. Joseph's Church, President of the Dover Women's Club, Treasurer and President of the Wentworth Douglas Hospital Auxiliary, and President of the Portsmouth District Past President's Club. In 1974, Fran was named to the Strafford and Southeast Savings Banks' Board of Corporators.

From the backwoods of Quebec to successful achievements as a loving wife, devoted mother, businesswoman, and community service leader, Fran accomplished a life well lived.

Fran is survived by her children William G. Sirois and his wife Ellen of North Andover, Mass., Richard L. Sirois and his wife Paulette of Dover, and Deb Matsumoto and her companion Rod Donaldson of Moultonborough, N.H. She is also survived by her seven beloved grandchildren Mike, Jon, and William S. Sirois, Jason Liddell, Adam Sirois, Raychel Mahoney, Amber Matsumoto, and her great-granddaughters Olivia Liddell and Phoenix Sirois. Fran also leaves her many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews, and great-grandnieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her grandson, Richard Louis Sirois, Jr.

The family is holding a private interment and arrangements will be made by Tasker Funeral Home.

Please go to www.taskerfh.com to sign the on-line guest book.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 May 2015 08:43

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Joan B. Shaw, 94


LACONIA — Joan Beatrice Shaw, 94, of Sandhurst Drive, a lifelong resident of Laconia, passed away January 1, 2015.
She was born April 7, 1920, daughter of the late Valere F. and Kilda (Fillion) Drouin. She worked for the Laconia State School for 26 years first being a nurse's aid and then a secretary as she became older. Joan also volunteered for the American Red Cross for the Laconia Blood Drive as well as the New Hampshire VNA & Hospice in Laconia, helping in the office for many years.
Joan enjoyed reading, collecting small figurines and above all spending time with family. Being a lifelong resident of Laconia, she enjoyed tracing the routes of her family's travels on maps and reminiscing and visiting with family and friends about Laconia and its history.
She is survived by two daughters, Claudette Kellow of Laconia and Carol Jones and her husband, Jack also of Laconia, a brother, Larry Drouin and his wife, Joan of Belmont, a son-in-law, John Gendron, a sister, Edith Wilbraham of Ohio, nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her husband, Herman Eugene Shaw, a daughter, Brenda Gendron, a son-in-law, Leonard Kellow, Dora McEslin, Morris Drouin, Leo Drouin, Alice Laurence, John Drouin, Rita Flack and Patrica Hollingshead.
A Funeral service will be held, Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 6 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH 03246, using the Carriage House Entrance.
Burial will be Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 11:00am at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia, NH.
For those that wish, Memorial contributions may be made Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia NH 03246 or The Laconia Salvation Army, 177 Union Avenue, 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 Thursday, 28 May 2015 08:40

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