LACONIA — Donald Chan Langley, 95, former longtime resident of Gilmanton, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, at Laconia Rehabilitation Center.
Donald was born July 4, 1922, in Hopkinton, son to the late Howard G. and Laura (Nelson) Langley. He graduated from the Gilmanton Schools alongside his brothers, where his father served as a town selectman. Donald later attended the University of New Hampshire for two years until he left to serve his country in the United States Army Air Corps. Following his retirement from the Air Force, he later worked for Nutter Construction as a heavy equipment operator. Donald also lived in Inverness, Florida, for 10 years where he was a member of their local country club.
Donald enjoyed golf, Friday night super club, dancing, live music - local night life. He also liked going out to eat with family and friends, especially to his favorite restaurant, Top of The Town. Above all he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends was most important to him.
Donald is survived by his four sons, Howard Langley of Laconia, Donald Langley of Andover, Paul Langley of Laconia and Leonard Quinn and his wife, Dana, of Goshen, Arkansas; a daughter, Kathleen A. Moorehead and her husband, Shane, of Gilmanton; 10 grandchildren, Andrea, Joanne, Matt, Mike, Renee, Alex, Adam, Nick, Scott and Leo; ten great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and his angel caretaker, Gualdalupe Deleon. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his wife, Dorothy (Milne) Langley and his two brothers, Henry and Bernard Langley.
There will be no calling hours.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 12:30 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance.
Burial with military honors be held at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, following the service.
For those who wish, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the New Hampshire Humane Society, P.O. Box 572 Laconia, NH 03247.
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, visit www.wilkinsonbeane.com.