Rod E. Tirrell, Sr of Tilton, NH left his earthly form on July 19th 2021. He was born on September 3, 1943 in Brockton, MA. He struck out on his own as a teenager and built his first successful business at the age of 19. He grew up in Brockton and lived in the Bridgewater's and Buzzards Bay areas for many decades before relocating to New Hampshire. He was an avid antique and classic car buff. He spent most of his lifetime finding and restoring literally hundreds of cars and built yet another business out of this passion and was affectionately known as “Fonzie” by many. He had been in real estate, antiques and owned a night club years ago as well. He had many other interests, including 50’s collectibles, antiques and motorcycles. He worked hard every day of his life, overcoming obstacles that would have stopped others in their tracks. Retirement was not a word in his vocabulary, having recently restored an 1800’s farmhouse and barn. He leaves us with many memories and will be missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife Mary of over 40 years, his daughter; Theresa Brown and her husband Dennis of Calais, ME, son Rod Tirrell, Jr and his wife Amanda of Calais, ME, his daughter Lisa Fiander and her husband Chris of Raleigh, NC and son Lucas Tirrell and wife Melissa of Jensen Beach, FL. He also leaves behind granddaughter Alaina Crowley and fiance Jeremy of Calais, ME, grandson Rod Tirrell of Augusta, ME, granddaughter Brittany Occhiogrosso and her husband Jon of Calais, ME, grandson Lucas Tirrell and his wife Nichole of Raynham, MA, granddaughter ShayLynn Tirrell of San Diego, CA, granddaughter Faith Tirrell of Cutler, ME, grandson Thomas Tirrell of Calais, ME, granddaughter Avaleen Tirrell of Jensen Beach, FL, grandson Aiden Fiander and granddaughter Sophie Fiander, both of Raleigh, NC, great granddaughters Madyson, Adeline, Kinslee, Jovie & Josephine and his long-time friend and work buddy Rick Matarazzo.
Services will be held on Sunday July 25th with visitation from 11am to 1pm at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home in Tilton, NH, to be followed by a graveside service at 2pm in Bayside Cemetery in Laconia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the charity of your choice.
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