BELMONT — Harry William Spain, 87, of Belmont, passed away peacefully at home with his family and friends beside him, on March 4, 2014, after a period of failing health.
Born in Manchester, on April 4, 1926, he was the son of the late Walter and Lillian (Erickson) Spain.
He graduated from St. Joseph High School and proudly served his country in the Navy during War World II, 1943-1946.
He worked for Frosted Foods in Manchester as a sales associate, then moved to the Lakes Region where he owned two restaurants. Harry also worked at the Hooksett toll booth.
In his youth, he enjoyed horseshoes, as well as singing at the Pulaski Club.
Harry was a loving husband, and a devoted father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and also loved music from the 1940s.
Family members include his wife of 43 years, Cynthia (Hamel) Spain; his three sons, William (wife Danica) Spain of Bristol, Stephen (wife Kelley) Spain of Goffstown, and Peter A. Spain of Belmont; his two daughters, Sandy (husband Jim) Sullivan of Massachusetts, Jill (husband Bob) Ouellette of Hooksett; his grandchildren, William, Michael, Rachel, Stephen, Josh, Elizabeth, Kasey, James, and Albert. His great-grandson, Liam, brightened his last days.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Walter Jr. and Fred Spain; and sister, Nancy Lynch.
Harry will also be missed by his special friends with whom he sang songs, told jokes and held many good conversations. They include Angela Diberto, Fred Rice, Dick Cummings and the Tioga Drive Circle of Friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Harry's name St. Joseph's Parish Food Pantry 96 Main St., Belmont, NH 03330
The family would like to extend many thanks to the Central N.H. VNA and the Franklin VNA for their wonderful, loving service, and a special thanks to Dawna Brunt and Jeremy Winick for their help during Harry's failing health.
Harry, you are going to find your lost ship at last.
A funeral Mass will be held on Friday, March 14, at 10 a.m. in St Joseph Church, 96 Main St., Belmont and then followed by internment with military honors at 3 p.m. at New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery 110 Daniel Webster Highway Route 3 Boscawen.
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