Francis E. Dyer
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NEW DURHAM - Francis E. Dyer, 88, of New Durham passed away at home on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.
Francis was born in Melrose, Mass. on February 13, 1926, the son of the late F. Everett Dyer, Sr. and Jeanne M. (Perrin) Dyer. He attended Melrose High School. Following high school, Francis enlisted in the US Air Force and proudly served his country. He worked as a shipfitter at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Upon his retirement form PNS, he spent the remainder of his years with his bright, shining star, his grandson Michael, who he mentored into the man he has become. Francis was able to be present at Michael's graduation from flight school at Fort Rucker, where Michael received his wings as an Apache helicopter pilot; truly a dream realized for the entire Dyer family.
Proficient in woodworking and artistry, Francis exhibited unusual patience in drawing, blueprints and political cartoons. There was nothing he couldn't make or fix and he possessed a wry sense of humor.
Francis is survived by his wife of 65 years, Barbara Marie (Berry) Dyer; his daughter, Jeanne Dyer of Rochester; his son, Paul Dyer of Desert Hot Springs, Calif.; his grandson, Major Michael F. Dyer and his wife, Barbara; his great grandson, Brodie Dyer; and several additional extended family members. Francis also leaves behind his niece, Lynne Alden and her husband Frank, to whom the family would like to express their deep gratitude for their constant care, compassion and support over the years.
Military Honors will be presented at a graveside service Sunday, April 13th at noon at Pine Grove Cemetery, 4 Canal Street in Farmington. In lieu of flowers, donations in Francis' memory may be made to United Services Organization, Inc. online at www.uso.org or to Disabled American Veterans online at www.dav.org.
The Cremation Society of N.H. is assisting the family with arrangements. For more information please go to www.csnh.com.
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Published in Fosters from Apr. 11 to Apr. 14, 2014