Dr. E. Chadwick Squires (1936 - 2018)

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LACONIA - Dr. E. Chadwick Squires, 81, died peacefully at his home in Laconia after a short illness Monday, April 2, 2018. 

Dr. Squires was born June 4, 1936 in Philadelphia, the son of Janet Harris Squires and Richard Squires. He graduated from Haverford College with his BA in 1958 and from Temple University School of Medicine in 1965. He served his internship and residency, as Chief Medical Resident, at Lankenau Hospital and at Jefferson University Hospital, both in Philadelphia. Dr. Squires then gave two years of service as Head of Medical Service at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Deschapelles, Haiti.

In 1972, Dr. Squires moved to Laconia to become a small-town doctor. He served the community for 30 years with the Laconia Clinic and the Lakes Region General Hospital, where he formed lifelong friendships and engaged with the challenges of modern medicine. In addition, he served as Medical Director of the St. Francis Nursing Home for more than 40 years. In his retirement, he served as Medical Director at St. Francis Nursing Home and Forest View Manor. He was a member of the New Hampshire Medical Society, the American Medical Association, Belknap County Medical Society and the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics.

Dr. Squires was a Quaker and a member of the Society of Friends. He attended the Unitarian Universalist Society of Laconia and sang in its choir for many years. He was a great lover of music. He sang in the Pemigewasset Choral Society, the NH Music Festival Chorus and the NH Friendship Chorus. He also served on the Board of Directors of the NH Music Festival for many years, and enjoyed attending concerts and befriending the musicians each summer.

Dr. Squires was an avid sailor on Lake Winnipesaukee. He was a member of the Winnipesaukee Yacht Club, where he served as secretary for 15 years and enjoyed the camaraderie and spirit of this unique community of sailors.

Dr. Squires is survived by his wife, Heidi (Bolton) Squires; two daughters, Jennifer (Squires) McLaughlin and her husband, Ret. USMC Lt. Col. Matthew McLaughlin of Montclair, Va. and Elizabeth Squires and her husband, Henry Ritchie of Philadelphia; two step-sons, Wayne A. Brusseau and his wife of New York City, Heather and Roger Paul Demers and his wife, Katie Murphy of Epping; four grandchildren, Conor McLaughlin, Emma McLaughlin, Isabel Ritchie and Flora Ritchie; one sister, Barbara French and her husband, David; brother-in-law, Daniel Beane; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Joan B. Squires in 1990 and his sister, Sarah Beane in 2015.

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In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dr. Squires may be made to the Joan B. Squires Scholarship Fund, PO Box 7312, Gilford, NH or to the Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 N. Main Street, Laconia. 

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, is in charge of the arrangements. For more information and to view an on-line memorial go to wilkinsonbeane.com.
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Published in The Concord Monitor on Apr. 5, 2018