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George S. Miller

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George S. Miller

George S. Miller, 86 of Franklin passed away on July 7, 2022 at Concord

Hospital - Laconia after a period of failing health. He was born on July 28,

1935 in East Andover, the son of William J. and Violet E. (Small) Miller Jr..

George grew up in East Andover and graduated from Andover High School

in 1953. After high school, he proudly served in the US Army.

At home, George utilized his carpentry skills doing home

improvement projects and took great pride in his garden. He also

enjoyed making homemade donuts, bread, and baked beans.

George loved country music and one of his favorite past times was playing

guitar. In the 70’s, George was a square dance caller and formed a band,

“George and the Hay Shakers”, with his wife, two sons, and brother-in-law.

George was a fishing and hunting enthusiast and once harvested a 10-

point buck that qualified for the Boone & Crockett Club. He was a long-

time member and past president of the Andover Fish & Game Club.

 

George was a story-teller extraordinaire and enjoyed sharing his many

stories with family and friends. He also enjoyed playing bingo and

vacationing in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. On occasion, he enjoyed trying

his luck at the casinos.

George enjoyed watching old westerns and documentaries on the Civil War

and World War II. He was an avid Boston Red Sox and New England

Patriots fan and looked forward to watching the games with family on

weekends.

Most of all, George loved playing cribbage, win or lose, and looked forward

to weekly games with his friend Bob.

 

George’s professional career included working as a CNA at Dartmouth-

Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover and also at the Merrimack County

Nursing Home in Boscawen. He and his wife also operated a shared home

in Andover before retiring in 1992. 

George was also a member of the American Legion.  

 

He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Janet (McLeod), and four

siblings: Barbara Fraser, Marilyn Annis, William Miller III, and Dorothy

Miller.

 

He is survived by his four children, Kevin Miller and his wife Marie of

Spartanburg, SC, Tammy Miller of Franklin, Craig Miller of Andover, and

Tanja Cloutier and her husband Joseph of Andover, 6 Grandchildren, 4

Great Grandchildren, 2 Great Great Grandchildren, his sister 

Calista (Cris) M. Tilton and her husband John of Franklin, nieces, nephews,

cousins, in-laws, and friends. How precious you all have been to George. 

Many thanks to the kind-hearted doctors and nurses at the Veteran’s

Administration, VNA, and Concord Hospital – Laconia who provided care to

George.

A committal service with military honors will be held at the New Hampshire

State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen at a later date.

Memorial donations in memory of George can be made to:

 

 Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516

The William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home of Tilton is assisting the Miller

family. 

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