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Cecile St. Gelais
January 27, 2019


LACONIA------Cecile St. Gelais 87, of Ledges Drive died Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Ledgeview at the Taylor Community surrounded by her loving family.

Cecile was born February 4, 1931 in Laconia, daughter to the late Alcide and Lena (Lebel) Cormier. She worked as a hairdresser before devoting her life to caring for her home and family.

Cecile enjoyed doll-making, flower arranging and crafts of all kinds. She also enjoyed gardening and dearly loved her cats.

Cecile is survived by one son, Mark St. Gelais of Meredith; her daughter, Denise Ortakales of Laconia; nine grandchildren; Gregory St. Gelais of Ashland, Jason St. Gelais of Meredith, Nicholas Ortakales of Lynnwood, WA, Demetrius Ortakales and Sarah Reynolds both of Laconia, Tina Kelly of East Boston, MA, Tracy Moyseowicz of Charlestown, MA, Cristin Foster of Reading, MA and Carie St. Gelais of Sanbornton; twelve great-grandchildren, and her sister, Stella Roux of Sebastien, FL. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by, her husband of 65 years, Louis St. Gelais and her son, David St. Gelais.

Calling Hours will be held on Friday, February 1, 2019 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH, using the Carriage House entrance.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 9:00am at St. Andre Bessette Parish - Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, NH.

Committal services will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia, NH.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to the American Breast Cancer Foundation, 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway Suite 480, Columbia, MD 21044.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia NH is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information or to sign an online memorial go to

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Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services
164 Pleasant Street
Laconia, NH 03246