LACONIA - Doris M. Fecteau, 85, of 22 Dixson St., died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in her home.
She was born on May 12, 1928, in Laconia, the daughter of Maurice and Gladys (Abbott) Gay.
She was employed by the State of New Hampshire working at various liquor stores, working most of her career at the Gilford store. She truly loved her work, spending time talking with friends and customers before retiring from the State Liquor Commission after 24 years. She was the first woman staff member to be working in a New Hampshire state liquor store.
She loved traveling to Foxwoods Casino, Disney World, spending the early years at Wells Beach, Maine, and later the family camp in Kennebunk, Maine. She enjoyed golfing with her husband, Francis, and spending quality time with her family. She was also an active member at the Laconia Lodge of Elks, B.P.O.E. 876, where she would volunteer her time. She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters, Ladies Guild.
She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Francis, in 2007 as well as her son, Robert, in 2003. Survivors include four sons, Kenneth Fecteau and his wife, Debbie, James Fecteau and his wife, Debbie, Jerry and wife, Colleen, and William Fecteau; her daughter, Nancy Fecteau; and one sister, Shirley Cass; five grandchildren, Michael, Curtis, Tracey, Jody and Nicole; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Services: Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, at St. Andre Bessette Parish-St. Joseph Church, 30 Church St., Laconia. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart cemetery, Laconia. Friends who wish to honor Doris' memory are invited to make a contribution to the
or to the Central NH VNA & Hospice, 780 N. Main St., Laconia 03246. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial, go to wilkinsonbeane.com