NEW LONDON - John F. "Jack" Maxfield III, D.O., 93, passed away peacefully at Woodcrest Village in New London, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, surrounded by family and his favorite nurse, "Georgia."
Jack was born in Bloomfield, N.J., April 6, 1919, son of the late Harris and Mimsey (Bacon) Maxfield. He graduated from New Hampton School, 1937; pre-med at Syracuse University, 1939; Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1943; post-graduate training at Mass Osteopathic Hospital, 1943 to 1945. He practiced osteopathic medicine in Newport and Claremont from 1945 to 1989.
Always an active skier and golfer, Jack enjoyed life to the fullest. You could find him riding his bike or running barefoot on the golf course in Florida right up until his 90th birthday. Jack will be remembered for always having a smile on his face, and that smile was present until the end of his life.
He was a member of the Bektash Temple Shrine and St. Peter's Masonic Lodge in Bradford. He moved to Naples, Fla., in 1975 and became a full-time resident in 1988. In 2009, he moved back to New Hampshire to be closer to his children.
He is survived by five sons, John Maxfield (Anne) of Bentleyville, Ohio, William Maxfield (Katherine Scannell) of Newport, Thomas Maxfield (Rosemary Martel) of Claremont, Richard Maxfield (Victoria) of Enfield, Peter Maxfield of Murray, Utah; a daughter, Katherine Whedon (James) of Loudon; a sister-in-law, Dorothy; seven grandchildren, Melissa Spanos, Julia, Morgan, Nicholas, Kaley, Peter and Allan Leech, and many nieces and nephews who considered him their "favorite uncle."He dearly loved his family and friends.
He was predeceased by his daughter and granddaughter, Barbara Maxfield and Brooke Willis; wives, Bette Morgan and Marilyn Cressy; brother, Robert G. Maxfield, M.D.; and sister and brother-in-law, Kirtley and Ned Sherman.
services: Funeral services will be held at the Church of the Epiphany, Cedar Street, off the Newport Town Common, at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 24. The Rev. Alice Roberts will officiate. A reception will follow at the Sugar River Community Room.
Burial will take place in the spring at Marshall Cemetery in South Newbury.
Friends may call on the family from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home, 42 Main St., Newport.
For more information or to send a condolence, visit the Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home at newtonbartlett.com