John A. Hurlbutt, 48, of Briar Hill Road in New Boston, died Thursday, May 24, 2012, at the Rose Meadow Farm in New Boston after battling a long illness.
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Born Aug. 27, 1963, to the late Jennie Frances Hurlbutt and Alvin Hurlbutt of Penacook, he attended schools in Franklin and Penacook as well as took courses in the building trade at Northeast University. John put those skills to work as the founder and owner of the Draghi Construction Company. John's favorite pastimes were woodworking and spending time outdoors going fishing. He also loved rooting on the New York Yankees.
John is survived by his son Christian Hurlbutt of Penacook; his father Alvin Hurlbutt Jr. of Penacook; brothers James Hurlbutt of North Carolina, Robert Hurlbutt of Andover; sisters Patricia Cleveland of Penacook, and Donna Decoteau of Connecticut; Aunt Shirley Hellauer of Connecticut; as well as the many nieces and nephews that will greatly miss him.
The family wishes to thank all the people from Rose Meadow Farm for all their professional care and kindness as well as those who knew and loved him.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday, May 30, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wendell J. Butt Funeral Home, 42 Washington St., Penacook, 03303.
A graveside memorial service and burial will follow at 2 p.m.in Holy Cross Cemetery on Rt. 11 in Franklin.
In lieu of flowers, donations in John's memory may be made to Rose Meadow Farm, 37 Briar Hill Road, New Boston, 03070.
Published in The Concord Monitor from May 27 to May 28, 2012