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Richard H. "Bud" Learned

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LACONIA — Richard H. “Bud” Learned, 62, of Laconia, died Saturday, October 28, 2006, at his home after a 17 month battle with cancer.

He was born in Laconia on June 2, 1944, the son of the late Harold and Althea (Bean) Learned.  He was a lifelong resident of Laconia.

Prior to his retirement, Richard worked for J. J. Nissen Bread as a salesman.  He was a member of International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 633.   

He was a US Army veteran and served in Vietnam with Btry. C 3rd Bn./197th FA NH National Guard.

Richard is survived by his wife, Judith (Clairmont) Learned, a son Matthew and his wife, Ann Marie, of Bristol, a daughter Amanda Learned of Middletown, CT, and a grandson Benjamin Learned.  Other family members include a brother Arthur “Skip” Learned and wife Janet of Dunbarton, a sister Joanne Luneau and husband Gary of New Boston, a step-mother Alina Learned of Berryville, VA, and three half-sisters, Nancy Haines and husband David of Hopkinton, Betty Friant and husband John of Berryville, VA, and Frieda Learned of Torrence, CA; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held at Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia using the Carriage House entrance, on Wednesday November 1, 2006 from 4 – 7 PM.  A funeral service will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2238 Parade Road, Laconia, on Thursday November 2, 2006 at 10 AM.  Burial will be at a later date at the NH State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Community Health and Hospice, 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246.

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

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