CANTERBURY – Lloyd E. Cryans, 71, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at the Concord Hospital surrounded by his family.
Lloyd was born in Berlin to Lloyd E. Cryans Sr. and Pearl (Dahlsing) Cryans Fortier, he grew up there and was a graduate of Berlin High School class of 1961.
After school Lloyd joined the United States Navy
and was stationed on the USS HOHNSTON, upon return from the Navy he married and moved to Canterbury, where he has lived for many years. He worked as a Drill Operator boring test pits for the State of New Hampshire Department of Transportation for 30 years, retiring in 2000.
Lloyd was an avid outdoors-man enjoying the families camp for all of the fowl hunting and fishing that the area provided. He loved to hike as well as ski and in the spring would combine the two by hiking in to Tuckerman's Ravine to ski it. He also loved to bird watch and play cribbage.
He was predeceased by his parents as well as his step-father Lucien Fortier whom raised him.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Nancy (Tudor) Cryans of Canterbury; his son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Tiffany Cryans of Canterbury; his grandchildren, Madyson Cryans and Andrew Cryans both of Canterbury; his sisters, Lucy Fortier of Milan and Ariane Riley and her husband Patrick of New York.
Calling hours will be held Sunday, Jan. 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Wendell J. Butt Funeral Home, 42 Washington St., Penacook.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Monday, Jan. 27, at 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church, 9 Bonney St. Penacook. Reverend Raymond Potvin will be the celebrant.
Internment will follow with military honors at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that people make a memorial donation in Lloyd's name to a charity of their own choice.