TEMPLE - Daniel Byron Thompson, 53, died unexpectedly on March 15, 2014, at his home. Born in Bellows Falls, Vt. on Oct. 10, 1960, he was the son of Eliot Thompson and Dorothy (Lund) Thompson.
Daniel grew up in Westmoreland where he attended school and spent many years of his young life working on a dairy farm. He lived in Harrisville for a time before returning to Westmoreland, eventually moving to Temple in 2012.
Daniel loved the outdoors and thrived on the solitude and beauty of nature and all of its gifts. He enjoyed animals, visiting the ocean, hiking, and fishing. He served in the United States Navy
for five years where he received training that would shape his career as a plumber. He worked for a number of years for Stromgren Plumbing and Heating.
He is survived by his son, Nicholas Thompson, of Marlborough; his sisters, Lauren Hurley, of Westmoreland and, Sandra Newell, of Sullivan; his brother, William Thompson, of N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
He also leaves behind his loving companion, Alice "Annie" Saunders, and her children, Michelle Buscemi, and her husband, Rich, of New Ipswich; and Jason Saunders, and his wife, Kristen, of Swanzey; as well as two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A memorial visiting hour will be held Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Jellison Funeral Home, 25 Concord Street, Peterborough; immediately followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m.
Interment will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The N.H.
, 5 Bedford Farms Drive #201, Bedford, N.H. 03110. Jellison Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. To view an online obituary or to leave the family a condolence, please visit www.jellisonfuneralhome.com