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Bernard Lawrence Huntoon
Bernard L. Huntoon, 88, a resident of Bristol since 1957, peacefully passed from our midst, Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at the Franklin Regional Hospital, with family at his side, following a brief illness. Bernard was born in Danbury, August 10, 1930 son of Lawrence and Vera (Maxfield) Huntoon , on the family farm, where he and his siblings grew up. He graduated from Andover High School in 1948. He married his beloved wife, Harlene (Howe) of Lancaster on August 26, 1951. A carpenter by trade, Bernard was employed at the R. P. Williams Company in Bristol for many years. He later opened his own carpentry business, “Busy Beaver Builders” running it until he retired in 1996. Bernard served his country honorably with the U. S. Army during the Korean War. Discharged with the Rank of Sgt. (T) in 1953. He was the recipient of several awards including, the Korean Service Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars and United Nations Service Medal. Bernard especially enjoyed time spent with outdoor activities ; including, snowmobiling, fishing, hiking, hunting and camping. He loved to travel and spend time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Bernard was a member of the Pemigewassett Valley Snowmobile Club in Bristol for many years and served as Past President. In addition to his parents, Bernard was predeceased by his son Dennis, and siblings, Clinton Huntoon, June Brown and Mary Brownell.
He leaves his wife of 67 years, Harlene (Howe) Huntoon of Bristol
his daughter Sandra Walker and her husband, Chet of Alexandria, daughter, Patsy Matthews of Plymouth,
his son, Bruce Huntoon and his wife Christine of Gilford, daughter in law, Debra Huntoon of Florida and daughter Karen Chevalier and her husband Mark, also of Florida.
12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and generational nieces and nephews.
Respecting his wishes, there are no public calling hours. A short committal remembrance service, with military honors, will be held, Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 D. W. Highway, Boscawen, NH 03303.
Those wishing may make a donation in Bernard’s name to either the Bristol Fire Company , 85 Lake St., Bristol, NH 03222 or the Dana Farbar, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215.
Assisting with arrangements is the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home of Tilton.