Sanbornton--- William R. Acheson, Sr., 75, of Skyline Drive, Sanbornton and 2652 S. W. River Shore Drive, Port St. Lucie, Florida and formerly of Shore Drive, Laconia, died Friday February 18, 2005 in Florida.
Mr. Acheson was born October 24, 1929 in Cambridge, MA, the son of Robert A. and Irene (O’Hare) Acheson. He served in the U. S. Navy as well as the U. S. Army during the Korean War.
Mr. Acheson had been a resident of the Lakes Region since 1980 coming from Concord, NH Mr. Acheson was the founder and owner of A.R.T. Assoc. in Laconia, NH. He was an avid motorcyclist.
Survivors include his wife, Joan (Coyle) Acheson, of Sanbornton and Port St. Lucie, Florida; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin & Jodi Acheson, of Sanbornton, NH; William R. and Sheila Acheson, Jr. of Pembroke, NH a daughter and son-in-law Susan and Richard Keough of Loudon, NH; 6 grandchildren; a brother Robert Acheson of Medford, MA; several nephews and nieces. Beside his parents he was predeceased by 2 sisters Barbara Whoriskey and Ruth Fagan.
Calling hours will be held Thursday February 24, 2005 from 6-9 PM at the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home Laconia, NH using the Carriage House entrance.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, NH on Friday February 25, 2005 at 10:00 AM. The Rev. Adrien Longchamps pastor of the church will be the celebrant.
Spring burial will be in the family lot at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia, NH.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Assoc. P.O. Box 3049 Syracuse, NY 03220-3049.
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.