Marshall D. Whedon Jr. (1920 - 2013)

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Marshall D. Whedon Jr., 92, of 177 Morningside Drive, died at the St. Francis Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.
Mr. Whedon was born August 31, 1920, in Franklin, the son of the late Myrtle L. (Haley) and Marshall D. Whedon Sr. He was a longtime resident of Laconia and was a 1939 graduate of Laconia High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and had been employed by Willey's Express Inc., for 42 years.
Survivors include three daughters, Marcia A. St. Louis of Tilton, Jean M. Baker of Elizabeth City, N.C. and Ginger A. Ainsworth and her husband, Bill, of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; a son, James M. Whedon and his wife, Kathy, of Loudon; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Patricia Batchelder of Whiting, N.J., and Deanna Joyce of Hudson; and many nephews and nieces. In addition to his parents, Mr. Whedon was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Eugenia "Dolly" (O'Mara) Whedon, in 2007; by a son, Thomas M. Whedon, in 2003; and by a sister, Priscilla F. Mazzaschi, in 2003.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Andre Bessette Parish, St. Joseph Church, 30 Church St., Laconia, on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at 10 a.m.
Spring burial will be in the family lot at St. Lambert Cemetery, Laconia.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the New Hampshire Association for the Blind, McGreal Sight Center, 25 Walker St., Concord, N.H. 03301; or to the Holy Trinity Catholic School, 50 Church St., Laconia, N.H. 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial, go to
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Published in The Concord Monitor on Mar. 4, 2013
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