NEW HAMPTON — Henry Morris MacDonald, 86 died at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia on December 13, 2013. He was born in Thornton, New Hampshire on November 22, 1927, the son of Alexander and Ruth (Sawyer) MacDonald.
He spent his early years in Thornton and relocated to New Hampton. While living in New Hampton he was employed at LW Packard Woolen Co in Ashland, at Bergen and Patterson in Laconia and in his retirement years he worked at Bobby's Girl Diner.
He enjoyed working in his garden, woodworking and building bird houses. He was a member of the Ashland Baptist Church, and also the New Hampton Volunteer Fire Dept.
He was predeceased by his wife of 48 years, Rebecca "Ada" MacDonald in November 2012.
He is survived by two sons, Wayne W. Nichols of Antrim, and Robert C. Boynton of Concord; Six daughters Barbara L. Skeats of Bristol, Ruth E. McClay of New Hampton, Vera E. Thurber of Hill, Nancy O. Fogg of Bridgewater, Priscilla A. Dow of Campton, and Rebecca J. Heath of Warren; many grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, December 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dupuis Funeral Home, Hill Avenue in Ashland. Funeral Service will be held at the Ashland Baptist Church, Main Street in Ashland on Wednesday, December 18 at 11 a.m. Spring burial will be in the New Hampton Village Cemetery, in New Hampton. Dupuis Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. For more information, go to www.dupuisfuneralhome.com
The family would like to thank Lakes Region General Hospital for their wonderful care. Donations may be made to Newfound Area Nursing Association, Hospice Program, 214 Lake St., Bristol, NH 03222 or to Central New Hampshire VNA and Hospice, 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH 03246.