ALEXANDRIA – William R. "Bill " Lorden, 76, died Thusday, Feb. 20, 2014, at the Florida Hospital in Orlando, Fla. where he was spending the winter.
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Mr. Lorden was born in Franklin, the son of Cornelius P. and Anna "Helen" Lorden in February of 1938 and grew up in East Andover attending school there. After School he joined the United States Air Force from 1954-1958 and then returned to active service with the United States Navy from 1964-1964.
Bill loved to be around his family and people in general. He loved the New Hampshire weather and outdoors going fishing or for drives. He also enjoyed traveling seeing as many places as he could as well being an avid coin collector.
He is predeceased by three brothers, Robert Lorden, Cornelius F. Lorden and Daniel Lorden; and a sister Mary Lorden.
Bill is survived by his wife, Esperanza (Gonzalez) Lorden of Puerto Rico; two daughters, Diane Lorden of Puerto Rico, and Yvonne Lorden of Cassellberry, Fla.; two sisters, Josephine Dziura of Warner and Helen Sugg and her husband, Raymond, of Glendore, Calif.; his brother, John Lorden and his wife, Miriam, of Webster; two grandsons a great-granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours.
A graveside funeral service will be held Monday, March 10, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery Daniel Webster Highway in Boscawen.
The Wendell J. Butt Funeral Home in Penacook is assisting the family with arrangement.
Wendell J. Butt Funeral Home
42 Washington Street
Penacook, NH 03303
Published in The Concord Monitor on Mar. 8, 2014