MANCHESTER - Louis F. Buxton, 82, of Manchester passed away Dec. 12, 2013, at Hanover Hill Health Care Center following a lengthy illness. A lifelong resident of Manchester, he was born here on Sept. 18, 1931, the son of Roy and Irene (Hall) Buxton.
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Prior to his retirement he worked for more than 22 years as an assembler at the General Electric plant in Hooksett. Mr. Buxton was an Army veteran of the Korean War and was a member of the VFW Post No. 9347.
He was cherished by his family as a great father and husband and in their word as "an all-around good person." He loved gardening and reading and was an expert at tinkering with clocks. Louis was a fan of country and bluegrass music and traditional country artist, Lee Moore. He learned to play the dobro guitar and when the loss of eyesight forced him to give up playing he gave the dobro to his doctor, Dr. Pender so that the music would play on.
His beloved wife Sally (Young) Buxton died on April 13, 2012.
He is survived by two daughters, Diane Couture and Lynn Manseau and her husband Duane, all of Manchester; six grandchildren, Jason Couture, Stephen Couture, Andrew Couture, Justin Buxton, Christopher Manseau and Patrick Manseau; as well as several nieces and nephews.
SERVICES: A memorial gathering will be held in the McHugh Funeral Home, 283 Hanover St., corner of Beech Street, on Thursday, Dec. 19, beginning at 9:30 a.m. A memorial service officiated by Rev. Douglas Rickard will be held at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. Urn burial with military honors will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the New Hampshire Association for the Blind, 25 Walker St., Concord 03301. Condolences may be offered at www.mchughfuneralhome.com.
Published in Union Leader on Dec. 16, 2013