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MILTON - James "Jeep" Donlon, 81, of 59 Townhouse Road died Sunday Sept. 22, 2013 at Riverside Rest Home in Dover with his loving family by his side after a long illness with lewis bodies dementia.
He was born in Boston, Mass. June 11, 1932 the son of the late Richard R. and Margaret (McKay) Donlon. He moved to Rochester at the age of 3 and attended schools here. He was a graduate of Spaulding High School, Class of 1950 and played basketball with a scholarship at New Hampton Prep School. Jeep joined the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Wren from 1950-1954 during the Korean War. He met his wife Estelle Ouellette and were married for 55 years. He was general manager of Dix Wood Heel. After raising their family they took up golf. They enjoyed going to Florida every winter, playing golf and spending time with friends as snowbirds. He owned and operated Lakehurst Resort in Milton what he called "Gods Country" where he worked very hard winterizing all of the cottages, as he had done previously on a summer home they had purchased at Rye Beach. Jeep was a former member of the Rochester Country Club.
Members of his family include his wife Estelle (Ouellette Donlon of Milton; son, James and wife Noreen (McLain) Donlon of Rye Beach; daughter Julie Donlon and the love of her life, Paul Carignan, of Milton, brother, Richard "Mike" Donlon and wife Marceline of Gonic; grandson, Jim Jim Donlon and his fiance, Jesse Skzyniarz, many nieces, nephews and his favorite dog, Tucker. He was predeceased by his son Kenneth Donlon in 2000 whom he missed very much.
Visitation will be Wednesday Sept. 25, 2013 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home, 86 South Main Street, Rochester N.H.
A Celebration of Life will be held immediately following the hours at 12 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home.
Burial will follow in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Brock Street, Rochester N.H.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Riverside Rest Home, Activity Fund, County Farm Road, Dover, N.H. 03820.
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R. M. Edgerly & Son, Inc. Funeral Services
86 South Main Street
Rochester, NH 03867
Published in Fosters from Sept. 24 to Sept. 27, 2013