Wilfred A. Flanders Jr., 62, of Old Suncook Road died Saturday, Aug. 9, at the CRVNA Hospice House. He was born Oct. 4, 1951, in Amesbury, Mass., son of the late Wilfred A. Flanders Sr. and Lena J. (Broudeur) Flanders. He was a graduate of Concord High School Class of 1971. He was employed for over 20 years at Universal Packaging as a printer operator.
Wilfred was a man who enjoyed the simple things. Music was a big part of Wilfred's life. He enjoyed attending concerts and music festivals, especially the Grateful Dead. He loved spending time at the beach and taking road trips. He was a surrogate parent to many who needed it. Above all he loved spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Carol (Forand) Flanders; one daughter, Valerie Kochand, and her husband, Mike, of Chichester; one son, Nathan Flanders, and his wife, Tiara, of Newmarket; five grandchildren, Emma, Michael, Zack, Jozie and Vera; and one brother, George Flanders.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Ernest and Richard Flanders.
There will be no visiting hours.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Waters Funeral Home, 50 S. Main St. Concord.
In honor of Wilfred, the family is asking for people who will be attending the funeral to dress casually and wear music-themed T-Shirts, especially the Grateful Dead. This would be a real tribute to him.
Donations may be made in Wilfred's memory to the CRVNA Hospice House, 30 Pillsbury St. Concord 03301.
Waters Funeral Home - Concord
50 S MAIN ST
Concord, NH 03301
Published in The Concord Monitor from Aug. 11 to Aug. 12, 2014