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Dennis Payne

1922 - 2015 WESTMORELAND, N.H. Dennis Payne, 92, died Friday, June 12, 2015 surrounded by family and friends at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland, NH, his home for the past three years. He was born December 25, 1922 in Birmingham, England to William and Ellen Payne. After completing secondary school he began an apprenticeship with a typewriter mechanic until the beginning of World War II. During the war he repaired airplanes for the Royal Air Force while stationed in India. He returned to England after the war and married the love of his life, Norah Morgan. The couple soon emigrated to the United States and settled in Connecticut. He began repairing typewriters and was able to purchase a shop in New Haven, CT with his friend and partner, Louis Somma. They successfully ran Barker Typewriter Service until they retired. He and Norah eventually moved to Westminster, VT and opened the Westminster Country Store which they owned and operated until 2001. Dennis loved to tinker with anything mechanical and kept a workshop in his home. He was happiest when he was surrounded by his family. We will all miss him tremendously. He is survived by two children, Bettina and David, their spouses, Kel and Gale, and three grandchildren, Kristin, Christopher, and Ian. He is predeceased by his wife Norah, his sister, Bettina, brother, Leonard, and sister, Daisy. FUNERAL NOTICE: There will be calling hours from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls, VT. There will be no public funeral service. In lieu of flowers, his family asks that donations be made in Dennis' name to the Activity Department at Maplewood Nursing Home, 201 River Rd, Westmoreland, NH 03467 to the attention of Jen Harris.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on June 16, 2015
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