Bedford - Roy I. Gustafson, 86, passed away Nov. 25, 2013.
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He was born in Brighton, Mass., on April 10, 1927, the son of Edvin and Anna (Anderson) Gustafson. After graduation from Brookline High School, he entered the U.S. Navy. Roy was joined in marriage with Gertrude M. Collinge on June 7, 1952.
He worked for General Electric for many years. As a quality assurance branch chief with the U.S. Department of Defense, he retired in 1993 after 20 years of service. He enjoyed time spent with family and friends, sailing on Lake Sunapee, golfing and the Red Sox.
He is survived by two sons, Greg Gustafson and his companion Margaret Murphy and Eric Gustafson Sr. and his wife, Cara; two grandchildren, Eric Gustafson Jr. and Christina Gustafson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude in 1993..
SERVICES: Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, in Goodwin Funeral Home, 607 Chestnut St., Manchester. The funeral will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, also in the Goodwin Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Bedford Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Animal Rescue League of N.H., 545 New Hampshire 101, Bedford, NH 03110. Please visit www.goodwinfh.com to sign the online guestbook.
Published in Union Leader on Nov. 27, 2013