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Francis "Frank" C. Metcalfe
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Gilford ------ Francis “Frank” C. Metcalfe, 84, of 31 Henderson Road and formerly of West Alton, died at his home on Wednesday, March 4, 2009.
Frank was born September 19, 1924 in New York, the son of Francis G. and Julia (Whalen) Metcalfe.

Frank served in the U. S. Marines during WWII and was employed by New England Telephone for thirty-nine years. He lived in Watertown, Mass. for many years before moving to New Hampshire thirty-three years ago.

Frank loved his grandchildren and enjoyed fishing and gardening. For many years, he was a volunteer at the St. Vincent DePaul Society.

Frank is survived by his wife, Geraldine “Gerry” M. (McCormick) Metcalfe, of Gilford; two sons and daughters-in-law, Frank and Linda Metcalfe of Billerica, Mass. and Gilford, N.H. and Bruce and Patricia Metcalfe of Sudbury, Mass. and West Alton, N.H.; six grandchildren, Jason Smith, Brian Smith, Francis Metcalfe, Jill Metcalfe, Michael Metcalfe and Matthew Metcalfe and a sister, Julia Hohlmyer, of Cape Cod. In addition to his parents, Frank was predeceased by a daughter, Denise M. Smith, in 1996.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, March 8, 2009 from 2:00-5:00PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette-Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 9, 2009 at 10:00AM at St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H. by Rev. Gary Kosmowski, Pastor of the Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 2 Wall Street, Manchester, N.H. 03101 or to the Alzheimer’s Association,1 Bedford Farms Drive Suite 105, Bedford, N.H. 03110.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is in charge of the arrangements.

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