Belmont-----Sidney J. Bean, 74, of 16 Spruce Drive, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, April 28, 2007 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Sidney was born March 29, 1933 in Laconia, NH, the son of Gordon F. and Alice (Powell) Bean. He lived in Northfield for many years before moving to Belmont, eighteen years ago.
Sidney served in the USMC and was a lifelong member of the American Legion Wilkins Smith Post #1. He worked as a carpenter for many years before becoming disabled in 1983.
Sidney loved to putter in his woodshop and make birdhouses and lawn ornaments. He also loved growing roses.
Sidney is survived by his wife of fifty-two years, Charlotte (Hatch) Bean; two sons, Randy Bean of New Hampton and Douglas Bean and his wife, Susan, of Sanbornton; two daughters, Melody Crockett and her husband, Steven, of Belmont and Sandy Mayo and her husband, Michael, of Concord; nine grandchildren Tobey Bean of Gilford, Corey Bean of Laconia, Katie Bean of Connecticut, Nicholas Bean of Belmont, Adam Crockett of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Andrew Crockett of Belmont, Christie Mayo of Concord, Karen Harris of Concord and Michael Mayo II of Hooksett; nine great grandchildren; two sisters, Jane Shepard and Joan Philbrick both of Laconia. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Bruce Bean, in June, 2006 and by two brothers, John and James Bean.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2007 from 6:00-8:00PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH.
A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at 11:00AM also in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home
Burial will follow at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Route 3, Boscawen at 1:00PM
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Health & Hospice, Inc., 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.