Normand J. Gagnier

CONWAY — Normand J. Gagnier, born May 16, 1934, son of Andre and Adrienne Gagnier, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016.

Normand served in the U.S. Army/101st Airborne division. He was an avid reader, loved landscaping and gardening.

Normand leaves behind four daughters, Cheryl Hopkin, and her husband, Don, of Boylston, Mass.; Sharon Surette and her husband, Peter, of North Conway; Lori Connell and her husband, Mark, of Tegucigalpa, Honduras; and Lisa Woodbury and her husband, Dave, of Conway. He also leaves behind six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; and his brother, Leo Gagnier of Boynton Beach Fla. He was predeceased by his sister, Theresa Gagnier.

A private service will be held at a later date.

Celebration of Life: Jim Westhall Sr.

A celebration of life ceremony will be held for Jim Westhall Sr., who passed away on Nov. 26, 2015, on Sunday, Oct. 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Zip's Pub at Mount Cranmore Ski Resort at 1 Skimobile Road in North Conway.

Jim headed the Volvo International Tennis Tournament during its time in New Hampshire, Vermont and ultimately Connecticut. The Volvo began in Bretton Woods and later moved to the Mount Cranmore Ski Resort in North Conway from 1975 to 1984.

North Conway was a very special place for Jim, so the family thought it would be fitting to remember him in a place where so many wonderful memories were made.

 

Service: Jean Ainsworth

Join family members in celebrating the love, laughter and life of Jean Ainsworth on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Bob McSheffrey's in Jackson (next door to the Shannon Door Pub). There will be a cookout/potluck type of gathering, very casual. Come and go as you please, noonish to early evening, or until it hurts to laugh anymore. Bring a dish, bring a story. Come by for the duration, or just stop by and say hi.

Cheryl Gardner

On Sept. 12, 2016, Cheryl Gardner of Conway joined her husband, Gary, in Heaven. Though the two-year separation was painful for Cheryl, she continued to valiantly fight a lifelong illness to have the opportunity to watch her beloved grandchildren grow up.

Born to Walter and Anne Keating on June 19, 1951, in Quincy, Mass., she spent her childhood and early adult life in and around Quincy. Shortly after her third child was born, Cheryl and Gary moved to Conway. Gary became a machinist, and Cheryl was a dedicated homemaker.
Though raising children and maintaining a comfortable home kept Cheryl busy, she spent her free time learning how to do various crafting activities. Among her favorites were: sewing, making blankets and crafting beaded jewelry. She shared this love with both her children and grandchildren with great patience and enthusiasm.
Cheryl was predeceased by her parents and her husband, Gary, who died in 2014. The rest of her family includes: a daughter, Krystal, and her husband of Massachusetts; daughter Casandra Gardner, her fiance, Killian Bryant, and their children Mariah, Cyrus and McKenna Bryant of Intervale; and daughter Kimberly Gardner, her fiancé Shaun Farren, their son, Kayden, and daughter, Olivia, who is due to arrive in this world next month.
Cheryl's family will plan a memorial service later in the fall. She is and will continue to be terribly missed.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations on Cheryl's behalf to: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, P.O. Box 459, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163.

June T. Fazzina

LACONIA — June T. Fazzina, 89, of 30 County Drive in Laconia, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at the Belknap County Nursing Home in Laconia.

She was born on June 24, 1927, in Alexandria, Va., the daughter of the late Edward L. and Lillian (Bernard) Todd. June worked for many years as a maid for Summit Hotel. She enjoyed spending time with family, being outdoors, watching TV and reading books. June lived a very long, loving life.

She is survived by her two sons, David Fazzina of Gilford and Frank Fazzina of South Carolina; two daughters, Denise Leighton and her husband, Joe, of Center Conway, and Corrine Vermouth and her husband, Thomas, of Northfield; one brother, Darrell Todd of Broadbrook, Conn., 12 grandchildren, Scott Fazzina, Joshua Leighton, Brianna Belfontaine, Jesse Fazzina, Elijah Fazzina, Katie Olson, Megan Fazzina, Wendi Fazzina, Kristine Fazzina, David Fazzina, Jennifer Fazzina and Teresa Belez; and many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her two sisters, Shirley Stanish and Rita Elek, and one grandchild, Timothy B. Leighton.

There will be no calling hours.

A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 241 Province Street, Laconia.

Burial will follow in the family plot at Park Street Cemetery in Tilton.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 241 Province Street, Laconia, NH 03246. Flowers are also appropriate.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, N.H., is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial, go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.