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Sidney Robert NoyesApril 28, 1932 ~ March 9, 2017 (age 84)
Sidney Robert Noyes
Sidney R. Noyes, 84, a longtime resident of Canterbury, died at his home Thursday, March 9, 2017 following a sudden illness. Sid was born in Concord, April 28, 1932, son of the late, Ralph and Stella (Cushing) Noyes. Sid spent his youth and attended grade school in Canterbury. He was a graduate of the Tilton-Northfield High School, class of 1950. He continued his education at the University of New Hampshire, graduating with a degree in Agriculture. Sid worked on a farm before he was drafted into the U.S Army, serving in Korea during the Korean Conflict. This became the beginning of Sid’s long and impressive military career. Upon his return home Sid enlisted in The New Hampshire Army National Guard, and was hired by them to work fulltime as a Federal Technician. Around this time Sidney married Irene Burley of Boscawen, the two moved to Tilton to start their life together. Sid went on to spend the next 36 years proudly serving; retiring in 1991 with rank of Sergeant Major. After retirement Sid and Irene returned to his family's home located in Canterbury.
Sid always had an interest in real estate, following his retirement he spent most of his time expanding and improving his many rental properties. This brought much joy to Sid, until his final days you could always find him and his son working on the properties around town. Sid was an exceptional man, who lived an exceptional life. His success in life was contributed to his hard work as well as his ability to always stay positive. Sid enjoyed meeting people, always telling stories about his life and his many experiences.
Sid was an avid collector of antiques, especially old tractors. He enjoyed day trips with his family visiting towns across New England. Sid and Irene had wonderful memories of Saturday night square dances.
Sid had been a member of the Ezekiel Webster Grange in Boscawen, a lifelong Mason and member of the Horace Chase Lodge #72 in Penacook, American Legion Post #31 in Penacook, Enlisted Association, VFW Post #1698 in Franklin and Epsom Lodge of Elks #1210. Sid was well known and respected in his local community and will be missed dearly.
In addition to his parents, Sid was predeceased by sister, Phyllis. He leaves his wife of 55 years, Irene L. (Burley) Noyes of Canterbury. His Son, Stanton R. Noyes of Canterbury. Sister, Winnie May Finemore of Franklin; sisters in-law Lola Jones of Boscawen, Shirley Wells of Loudon and Marjorie Hill of South Carolina. Several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service with military honors will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Park Cemetery in Tilton.
Memorial donations in memory of Sid, may be made to the Pope Memorial SPCA, 94 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301.