Thomas Henry Sanville
Gilmanton----Thomas Henry Sanville, 63 died at his home in Gilmanton on New Year’s morning, January 1, 2010 with his wife by his side. He was born in Concord, N.H. on June 28, 1946. He lived most of his life in Gilmanton.
Tom was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving with the United States Army from 1967 1969.
He worked as an auto mechanic and as a carpenter prior to moving to the field of maintenance and custodian. Tom worked at Pittsfield High School for seven years prior to becoming employed by Joyce Janitorial Services for whom he worked for twenty years retiring in 2008 due to ill health. During the twenty years while employed by Joyce Janitorial, Tom worked at the Laconia Police Department which he particularly enjoyed. Other accounts included the Belmont Police Department and other area businesses.
Tom enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, snowmobiling and traveling. His health improved enough that he was able to take a cross country car trip this past summer. He enjoyed revisiting places of interest that he had visited in the past as well as new ones. He will be remembered fondly by his family and close friends for his sense of humor.
His family consists of his wife of 42 plus years, Evelyn (Jones) Sanville of Gilmanton, a sister, Beverly Jenness of Northfield, brothers Gerald Austin, Jr., William Austin, Sr. of Gilmanton, Wilfred Sanville of Gilmanton Iron Works, Dennis Sanville of New Durham and Robert Sanville of Franklin; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, William and Florence Sanville, a nephew, Peter Austin, a sister-in-law, Rita Austin and a great niece Isabella Rutherford.
Calling hours will be at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia on Monday, January 4, 2010 from 6 9 PM using the Carriage House entrance.
The funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at the Funeral Home. The Rev. Christopher Stevens Pastor of the Gilmanton Community Church will officiate.
A private burial will take place in the spring at Smith Meeting House Cemetery in Gilmanton, N. H.
Memorial contributions may be to the charity of one’s choice.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia N. H. is in charge of the arrangements.