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Donald Bossey Veteran
November 23, 2022


LACONIA------Donald N. Bossey, Sr., 86, of New Hope Drive, Laconia, NH, passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at his home surrounded by family.

Born on September 2, 1936, to the late Raymond and Lucy Bossey (Horner). Don lived his early years in Lincoln, NH.

Don was a multi-talented man. He served as a Lance Corporal in the 18th rifle company United States Marine Corps Reserves. He was also employed at Manter Oldsmobile Pontiac as an Auto Body Shop Foreman for forty years, where he made many lifelong friends. In the late 70’s, Don built his own house on New Hope Drive, Laconia, where he planted many fruit trees, Christmas trees, and always had a big successful vegetable garden. In his early retirement he worked with his sons and grandsons building houses. Don enjoyed traveling with his wife, Fran. They frequently visited his brother Sonny, and his wife Nina, in Arizona. Together, the couples traveled extensively, including trips to Hawaii, taking cruises to Alaska and the Panama Canal, and going on many other excursions. One of his fondest memories was when he drove his family on a cross country trip from New Hampshire to Arizona, Oregon, and Minnesota. They visited family and stopped at many National Parks along the way. Don built and fixed many things in his life but was most proud of the family and life he built with his beloved wife Fran.

Don is survived by his wife Frances (Parent), his five children, Donald Jr. of Laconia, Ronald (Chriss) of Florida, Norman (Kathleen Casey) of Laconia, Timothy (Deborah) of Laconia, and Tammy McKenzie (John) of Gilford. He is also survived by his 12 grandchildren, Donald and Dustin Bossey, Brooke Jones, Tyler Bossey, Kelly Hecita, Kristen Seager, Craig Jones, Meagan and Logan Bossey, Jasmine Sallies, Aidan and Heather McKenzie, his great grandchildren, Arianna, Maddox, Paxton, Camden, Harper, Wyatt, Tatum, Vivienne, and he was happily expecting his 9th great grandchild in April. He is also survived by his three siblings, sister, Alice Bolduc of Laconia, brothers, Gary (Beverly) Bossey of Minnesota, and Robert (Kim) Bossey of Meredith. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother Raymond of Arizona, and infant sister, Sandra.

Donald was a family man in every sense. He shared 66 years of devotion, love, and laughter with his wife, Frances. He was also a loving and incredible father and role model to his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, who brought him immense pride and joy.

Calling Hours will be held Wednesday, November 30, 2022, from 4:00pm-6:00pm, in the Carriage House at Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH, 03246.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 10:00am, at Saint André Bessette Parish - Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Avenue, Laconia, NH, 03246.

Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield Street, Laconia, NH.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services and, Laconia, NH, 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