CANAAN - George A. Grace Jr., 81, died in the comfort of his daughter's home with his family on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012.
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He was born on March 7, 1931, in Canaan, to the late George A. and Lottie (Osborne) Grace Sr. George attended schools in Canaan and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married Barbara Savoy on April 12, 1952, and they began their journey together. George retired from E.D. Swett Inc. of Concord, after 35 years of dedicated service. During his retirement he did odd jobs and handy work for many people in town.
He enjoyed playing guitar, yodeling and loved to dance. He and his family loved to camp on Grafton Pond during the summer months and later he enjoyed camping in his motor home, especially with his granddaughter Marcia. He was a supporting member of the American Legion Post 55 of Canaan.
He is survived by his three children, a daughter, Darlene and Ed Morse, of Canaan; a son, Michael and Lauren Grace, of Canaan, and a daughter, Debra Grace Sanville, of Charlestown; seven grandchildren, George "Skip" Morse of Oceanside, Calif., Marcia Morse of the U.S, Navy, Great Lakes, Ill., Kevin Porter of Homestead, N.C., Ryan Porter of Canaan, Kelly (Porter) True of St. Petersburg, Fla., Emma Sanville of Charlestown and Travis Sanville of Charlestown. He also had eight great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara (Savoy) Grace; a daughter, Diana Grace, and all of his siblings, Alfred Grace, Elmer Grace, Elwin Grace, Howard Grace, Donald Grace, Doris (Grace) Crate, Bertha (Grace) Withington, Hazel (Grace) Reed, Evelyn (Grace) Austin, Frances (Grace) Sears and Wesley Grace.
SERVICES: Family and friends are invited to calling hours at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral will be held at the funeral home on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Peter Parent officiating.
Memorial donations can be made to: Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice, 107 Newport Road, P.O. Box 2209, New London, 03257.
An expression of sympathy can be shared with the family through an online guestbook by visiting www.rickerfuneralhome.com.
Ricker Funeral Homes & Crematory
56 School Street P.O. Box 549
Lebanon, NH 03766
Published in Union Leader on Aug. 7, 2012