Dexter Burrell

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MANCHESTER — Dexter S. Burrell, 78, of Manchester, died March, 16, 2011, after a long battle with lung cancer.

He was born in Berwick, Maine, on Jan. 26, 1933, to Merton E. and Susie B. (Ricker) Burrell. He lived in the Dover area before moving to Manchester.

He graduated from Berwick High School, then entered the U.S. Army in July 1957.

He was the Western U.S. regional manager for Chicago Pneumatic Tool Corporation for over 20 years until becoming owner of ADM Tool Service from 1985 to 2003.

Dexter enjoyed playing golf and spending time with his friends in the candlepin bowling league.

He was a member of the Elks Club.

Family members include his beloved wife of 29 years, Lila (Lee) C. (Hoops) Burrell, whom he asked to dance one evening and had been together with ever since; three daughters, Candace Burrell and her husband, David Lessard, of Farmington, Pamela Sturtevant and husband, Rick, of East Bridgewater, Mass., and Celine Austin and husband, James, of Rochester; stepdaughter, Karen Steele of Jacksonville, Fla.; a stepson, Michael Uraine of Nashua; several grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara Chandler of Peabody, Mass., and S. Natalie Coffin of Berwick, Maine; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a brother, Merton Erwin.

There are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place in St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 225 Hemlock St., at the corner of Webster Street on Saturday at 1 p.m. Burial with full military honors will be at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, on Monday at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to New Horizons for New Hampshire, P.O. Box 691, Manchester, NH 03105.

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory 1799 Elm St., Manchester, is assisting the family with arrangements. For more information, go to

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