Eric J. Gale

Eric J. Gale

STRAFFORD - Eric J. Gale, 81, passed away Saturday January 11, 2014 at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital following a brief illness.

Born October 1, 1932 in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia he was the son of the late Joseph and Gladys (Hodder) Gale.

Mr. Gale had served in the Canadian Navy during the Korean War. He later worked as an Engineer for Hood Industries and Palmer Chenard.

Mr. Gale loved inventing things and enjoyed playing games on his PlayStation.

Members of his family include his wife of 58 years Dorothy (Buffett) Gale of Strafford; his children Valerie Holland and husband Roy of Springfield; John Gale and wife Kate of N.H.; Linda Fusaro and husband James of Meriden, Conn.; and Eric Gale, Jr and wife Cindy of Strafford; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, his sister Marlene Strickler of Kitchner, Ontario and brother Ben Gale of Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia; nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may visit Thursday January 16, 2014 from 4 - 5 p.m. at the R.M. Edgerly and Son Funeral Home, 86 S. Main St. Rochester, N.H.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. in the chapel of the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the NH-SPCA

To sign an online guest book please visit www.edgerlyfh.com.

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Published in Fosters from Jan. 14 to Jan. 17, 2014