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George Francis Reynolds Sr.

December 17, 1940
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George Francis Reynolds Sr.

George F. Reynolds Sr., 77, a resident of Franklin for over 45 years died, Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the CRVNA Hospice House in Concord following a short period of failing health.  George was born in Beverly, Massachusetts, December 17, 1940, son of the late, John and Edith (Allen) Reynolds.   He moved from Brunswick, Maine to Franklin over 45 years ago.

A professional chef, George traveled extensively with his family throughout the country, working for many renown restaurants and resorts.  He worked for several years at the Mountain View Grand in Whitefield.  He finally left his profession and worked for over 27years with the local Twin Rivers Ambulance Service. George had the gift to gab and was a known story teller. To those who knew him, George would always be there for someone who needed help with anything.

He served as a volunteer firefighter with the Franklin Fire Department from 1974 until 1990. He began with service on Engine Company #3, becoming a Lieutenant in 1982.  He resigned from Eng. Co. #3 and became a member of the Rescue Squad serving as Lt. Training Officer with the Fire Department.  George was a longtime local Mason and at the time of his death was a member of the Doric Centre Lodge, #20, F & AM in Tilton.

He was a lover of animals and always had a dog in his home.  He enjoyed his motorcycles and trikes.  George was a member and former Vice President of the Widow’s Sons Motor Cycle Club of Masons. This brought great rewards to George, gaining many  new friends during his  travels.  In addition to his parents, George was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Bette (Boynton) Reynolds who died in 2015.  He leaves,

Sons, Ronald Reynolds and wife Susan of Lawton, OK, Edward Reynolds and wife Saralee of Northfield, Patrick Reynolds and his wife Lisa of Charlotte, NC and George Reynolds Jr. and wife Tracy of Northfield.

His daughter, Robin LaCourse of Franklin.   14 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren

His sister and family, Dorothy L. Riley, of Westford, MA.  Several nieces and nephews

Calling hours will be held, Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM  at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road (584 West Main St) in Tilton.   A Masonic memorial service will be held at 2:45 PM during calling hours.

A celebration of George’s life will be held following calling hours at the VFW Post # 1698, Peabody Place in Franklin.  Friends and family are urged to attend to share the many memories each has of time spent with George over the years.

For those who wish, George would be pleased  that  memorial contributions were made in his memory, to the Franklin Animal Shelter, P. O Box 265, Franklin, NH 03235-0265.

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