LACONIA — Harry L. Bryant, Jr., 87, of Laconia, NH, and Naples, Florida, died on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at Lakes Region General Hospital. Mr. Bryant was the widower of Nancy (Head) Bryant who died in 2010.
Mr. Bryant was born May 17, 1926 in Laconia, N.H., the son of the late Thelma (Pickering) and Harry L. Bryant, Sr. He was a lifelong resident of Laconia and was a 1950 graduate of the University of New Hampshire.
Mr. Bryant served in the Pacific during World War II and served 35 years in the U. S. Army 368th Engineering Battalion retiring as a Lt. Colonel. He was owner and president of Head's Electric for fifty-seven years, retiring in 1998.
Mr. Bryant was a communicant of St. Andre Bessette Parish. He was a member of the Laconia Rotary Club and enjoyed boating, reading, and golfing.
Survivors include three daughters, Anne Nute and her husband, Jonathan, of Canterbury, Ellen Peters and her husband, Allen, of Laconia and Susan Nadeau also of Laconia; two grandchildren, Sarah Nute of Canterbury, Brenden Nadeau and his wife, Marlinda, and step-great-grandson Kameron of Gilford; two sisters, Marilyn Bryant and Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Goss and her husband Arnold, both of Laconia and one niece, Holly (Goss) Fish and two nephews, Steve Goss and Glen Goss.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Andre Bessette Parish, St. Joseph Church, 30 Church Street, Laconia, N.H.
Burial, with Military Honors, will follow at the family lot in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Garfield Street, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation, PO Box 7312, Gilford, NH 03247-7312.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.