Donald W. Bain

PLYMOUTH -- Donald W. Bain, 79, of Highland Street, died Jan. 5, 2009, at Speare Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Brookline, Mass., on April 27, 1929, to Alexander and Lois (Allen) Bain. He was raised by his mother and Charles W. Madden. He attended Brookline schools.

Mr. Bain worked for the Highway Department in Marshfield, Mass. He also worked many years as a part-time police officer for the Rumney Police Department and was a member of the Rumney Volunteer Fire Department. He later worked many years for the Plymouth State College Maintenance Department as a boiler-room fireman.

Mr. Bain served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Wentworth-Warren VFW and Conway American Legion Post 46. He enjoyed maintaining his yard as well as spending time with his family.

He was predeceased by his wife, Doris (Lever) Bain, who died in October of 2003.

Family includes daughters Sandra L. Dickinson of Campton and Nancy L. Ayotte of Wentworth; sons Thomas Staples Sr. of North Sandwich, Raymond Staples Jr. of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Robert Bain of Campton; brother William Bain of Bloomfield, Conn.; 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

SERVICES: Calling hours are Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. in Edmund Fournier Funeral Home, 144 Main St., North Woodstock. A graveside service with military honors will be in Highland Cemetery in Rumney in the spring.

Memorial donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45250-0301; to the American Lung Association of NH, 20 Warren St., Suite 4, Concord 03301; or to the , 1 Union St., 301, Robbinsville, N.J. 08691-4183.

For more information, go to

Funeral Home

Fournier-Hale Funeral Home - North Woodstock
144 Main Street North Woodstock, NH 03262
(603) 745-3925

Published in Union Leader on Jan. 7, 2009