Richard "Dick" L. Trombly Send a condolence note
Laconia -----Richard “Dick” L. Trombly, 70, of 108 Morningside Drive, died suddenly on Thursday, January 31, 2008 at the Lakes Region General Hospital.
Dick was born July 21, 1937 in Laconia, NH, the son of Arthur C. and Anna (Veroneau) Trombly. He was a lifelong resident of Laconia graduating from Laconia High School in 1955. He attended New Hampton School in 1956 and graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1960 with a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering.
Dick served as a pilot in the U. S. Air Force from 1961-1966. He was a member of “62F” Pilot Training Class and served during the Vietnam War.
Following his father’s death, Dick took the helm as Chairman and CEO of Northern Heating & Plumbing Co., now Northern Peabody, Inc. Over the years he developed the company into several successful businesses and retired in 2000.
He also proudly served for 25 years on the Board of Directors for Indian Head Bank and continued after it was acquired by Fleet Bank of NH which later became Bank of America.
After his retirement, he continued to be active in community affairs, serving on various building committees, the first being the renovation of Laconia High School with the addition of the vocational component and most recently the renovation and addition of the Laconia Library.
Beyond these accomplishments, Dick loved spending time with his family-his children, grandchildren, sisters, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He especially loved to vacation with his wife, Carol. He enjoyed boating and was a member of the Winter Harbor Yacht Club and loved to golf and ski.
He was a communicant of St. Joseph Church.
Dick served his maximum nine years on the Board of Trustees of the Taylor Community but continued to serve as their Building Committee Chair. His proudest accomplishment was the most recent building, Woodside. In recognition of his work there, the Therapeutic Swimming Pool was named in his honor.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Carol A. (Pandini) Trombly, of Laconia; one son and daughter-in-law, Anthony “Tony” M. Trombly and Alice M. Kavanagh of Arlington, Virginia; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda T. and Robert G. Douglas of Essex, Connecticut and Jane C. Trombly and Joseph W. Delli Carpini of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; eight grandchildren, Julia, Andrew and Margaret Trombly; Whitney, Alex and Parker Douglas and Taylor and Summer Delli Carpini; two sisters, Patricia Castrucci and her husband, Richard F., of Laconia and Mary Castrucci of Milford, Massachusetts and several nephews and nieces. Mr. Trombly was predeceased by his father in 1966 and by his mother in 2001.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, February 4, 2008 from 2:00-4:00PM and 7:00-9:00PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at 11:30AM at St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, NH by Rev. Gary Kosmowski, Pastor of the Church.
Spring burial will be in the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Taylor Community Building Fund, 435 Union Avenue, Laconia, NH 03246 or St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, NH 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St. Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.