Laconia, NH-----Laconia Fire Department Firefighter Mark E. Miller, 43, of 84 Spring Street, died Thursday, March 11, 2004.
Mark was a wonderful husband and best friend to his wife Gayle and enjoyed spending time with his family.
Firefighter Miller was born November 11, 1960 in DesMoines, Iowa, the son of Russell and Carmen (Riccelli) Miller. He had been a resident of the Lakes Region for the past 18 years coming from Marlborough, NH. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing.
Firefighter Miller received his Associates Degree in Firefighting/Paramedic from St. Petersburg Junior College, St. Petersburg, Florida. He was a Laconia Firefighter and EMT-1 for eighteen years and was also the head of the Laconia Fire Department's dive team.
Firefighter Miller was a member of the Laconia Lodge of Elks #876, the National Assoc. of Search and Rescue, the International Assoc. of Dive Rescue Specialists, and a Foster parent for Northeast Bloodhound Rescue. He was a Master SCUBA Diver a Public Safety Diver, a Nitrox Diver a Swiftwater/Flood Rescue Technician level III, a SCUBA Rescue Diver a Certified Ice diver and a dry suit diver.
Survivors include his wife, Gayle (Fournier) Miller, of Laconia; 3 daughters, Shauna Sewell Miller, Alyson Sewell Miller and Kelsey Sewell Miller all of Laconia; his parents of Sun City Center, Fla.; a sister Deborah Tremblay of Clearwater, Fla.; 3 nephews and 5 nieces and cherished his pets Garth, Samantha and Ernie.
Calling hours will be held at the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, Tuesday, March 16, 2004 from 2-4 and 6-9 PM using the Carriage House entrance.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of The Lakes Church, 50 Washington Street, Lakeport, NH. Wednesday March 17, 2004 at 11:00 AM.
Burial will follow in the family lot in Bayside Cemetery, Laconia. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Laconia Lifesaving Fund, C/O Laconia Fire Dept. Attn. Chief Ken Erickson, 848 N. Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.