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George Faris Veteran
November 14, 2022


LACONIA ---- George ‘Buddy’ Edwin Faris passed away on Monday, November 14, 2022. He was predeceased by his father George Edward Faris, mother Francis Helen Kinkaid Faris, brother Vernon ‘Billy’ William Faris, sister Donna Marie Faris Ruiz, and his loving wife of 47 years, Eva Olive Green Faris, with whom he is joyfully reunited.

He is survived by his large and loving family: DeAnna and Steve Hampton of Thaxton, Virginia, Gina Faris McKitrick of Roanoke, Virginia, Erik and Leslie Faris of Georgetown, Kentucky, Seth and Rachel Faris of Laconia, New Hampshire, Micah Faris of Laconia, New Hampshire, Caleb Faris and Marcela Payan of Boynton Beach, Florida, Kimberly and David Cote of Hubert, North Carolina, Bethany and David Elliott of Laconia, New Hampshire. Mom and Dad also "adopted" Katrina Thayer and children Owen and Aubrey, who were very special to him.

His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were his greatest joy, and brought the biggest smile to his face. The grandchildren who will forever cherish his memory include, Erik, Baylee, Elijah, Saber, Nicole, Kayla, Aaron, Justin, Isaiah, Hannah, Abigail, Taylor and Carson. His great-grandchildren include Lyra and Logan. He also had many nephews and nieces.

Post high school graduation, dad served in the U.S. Army on active duty during Vietnam. His military service dates were 1960-1963. Dad had a quick wit and sense of humor that brought a smile or laugh to all who knew him. He had a passion for politics — even working the voting polls in the most recent election. He served his community for many years as a member of the Laconia City Council Ward 4, and sincerely listened to the voices of the people he represented.

Dad worked in the financial and banking institutions most of his career, where he met lifelong friend who was like a daughter to him Debbie Blodgett Cotnoir. After his "retirement" he worked at the Margate and Vista Foods in Laconia for many years. Although he stayed active, the past six years were difficult because he missed his beloved wife, Eva, and we are grateful they have been reunited for eternity.

The family would like to sincerely thank his church family at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and his friends of the Lakes Region Church of Christ; Dr. Shahab Moossavi, Dr. Noshi Ishak; Dr. Milchev; nurses and staff of Concord Hospital, and especially the nurses and staff of Central NH Kidney Center, and the Funeral Director Jordie Nelson for her kind and attentive care assisting the family.

A Calling Hour will be held on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, from 10:00am-11:00am, with a Service to immediately follow, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1242 N. Main St., Laconia, NH.

A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at 10:00am, at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services and, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, NH, 03246, is assisting the family with arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial, please visit

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