Philip ‘Frog’ Dutile
Philip was born on Feb. 7, 1956, in Laconia, the fifth son of Armand and Theresa (Carrier) Dutile. Welcoming him home were his brothers, Ronald, Danny, Michael and Paul and later the family was blessed with a baby girl, Linda.
Philip was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church.
Philip was interested and shared a family experience, learning of home heating products such as coal and oil, related to his father’s father’s business, Dutile and Sons Oil Co., founded by his uncle, Peter, and currently located on Messer Street in Laconia for almost a century.
Philip attended Sacred Heart High School and Laconia High School and graduated in 1970. He pursued a career as a meat cutter after graduating from the Ohio School of Meat Cutting. His first job was at Walter’s Market and he later worked at Shaw’s Supermarket as an assistant meat manager. His career goal was to own and operate his own business. With the support and encouragement of family and friends, he bought the Corner Deli on Gilford Avenue in Laconia. He retired and sold his business in 1993 due to a muscular disease.
Philip married Suzanne Colstad-Gillen in 1975 and from that union they were blessed with two daughters, Christine and Patricia.
His pastimes after retirement were fishing, camping, and woodworking and he was a copper craftsman, making memorable pieces for family and friends pertaining to events in their lives.
Survivors include his loving daughters, Patricia Hogan and son-in-law Greg of Massachusetts and Christine Cordeau and son-in-law Rob of New Hampshire; brothers Ronald Dutile and his wife, Linda, of Laconia, Danny Dutile and his wife, Margo, of Meredith, Michael Dutile and his wife, Ricarda, of Laconia, and Paul Dutile and his wife, Kim, of Arkansas; sister Linda Dutile of Arizona; three nieces; and seven nephews.
He was predeceased by his father, Armand Dutile, and his mother, Theresa Dutile.
A special thank you from his family to his beloved friends Mike Riopel, Chuck Laurent, and Marylou Leach who were at his side in his final days.
Visitation for immediate family and close friends will be from 11 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 23, in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, followed by a Funeral Service, also at the Funeral Home.
Burial will follow in the family lot of Armand Dutile at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford NH 03110.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial, go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.