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William McCain Sr., 75

William H. McCain Sr., 75

FRANKLIN — William H. McCain Sr., 75, a resident of Franklin died at the Pleasant View Center in Concord following a short period of failing health.

He was born in Springfield, Mass., June 23, 1938, son of the late Harold and Eleanor (Shackett) McCain. Bill spent his youth in Springfield and was a graduate of West Springfield High School. Prior to moving to Franklin he had been a longtime resident of Northfield.

A commercial painter by trade, Bill worked for many years at Bradleys and Shop 'n Save. Bill served for several years with the Massachusetts National Guard. He was a longtime member of the Franklin Lodge of Elks, BPOE, #1280.
He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth H. (Kelleher) McCain in 1995.

His family includes sons, William H. McCain Jr. of Tennessee, and Timothy F. McCain and his wife Deirdre of Tilton; a daughter, Judith L. LaPlante of Auburn, Mass.; four grandchildren; brothers, Richard McCain of Holderness and Robert McCain of North Hadley, Mass.; and his close friend, Laurie Hale of Franklin.

According to his wishes, there are no calling hours planned. A private graveside service will be held at Park Cemetery in Tilton. Burial will follow.

Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Bill's name to the NH Alzheimer's Association, 5 Bedford Farms Drive, Suite 201, Bedford, NH 03110.

Arrangements are under the care of the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home in Tilton.

For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com

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