NASHUA - Henry J. "Hank" Meuse Jr., 87, resident of Nashua, died on March 28, 2014, at Greenbriar Healthcare Center in Nashua surrounded by his loving family.He was born in Reading, Mass., on Sept. 28, 1926, a son of Henry J. Meuse Sr. and Minnie (Doucett) Meuse. He graduated from Reading, Mass., High School, Class of 1945. Mr. Meuse served in the Pacific in the U.S. Navy with the first amphibious forces during World War II.He married Virginia (Eaton) Meuse in November 1951. They lived in Malden, Mass., then moved to Hollis in 1955 where they remained for more than 50 years. He had been employed by Nashua Auto and retired in 1988 from Royal Business Forms in Nashua after 27 years of service.Mr. Meuse enjoyed traveling and camping. He also enjoyed volunteering for St. Joseph Community Services for many years.He was a member of Hollis Memorial Post No. 11373, Nashua Senior Center and Milford AARP No. 1235. In addition, he was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church, Milford.Mr. Meuse was predeceased by his wife, Virginia (Eaton) Meuse, in 2009 and a brother, Robert Meuse.Family members include three sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen J. Meuse of Nashua, Robert and Lorraine Meuse of Candia, Kevin and Susan Meuse of Litchfield; four daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen and James Dargie, Maureen and Gerald Lussier, all of Milford, Christine and Paul Phaneuf of New London, Marybeth and Christopher Giovanni of Easley, S.C.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother and two sisters-in-law, Richard and Eleanor Meuse of Alabama and Virginia Meuse of Nahant, Mass.; a sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Edward Trusullo of Delray Beach, Fla.; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
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SERVICES: Calling hours will be held Monday, March 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 11 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, 34 Amherst St., Milford. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Amherst, in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Milford Ambulance Service, 66 Elm St., Milford, 03055 or St. Joseph Home & Hospice Care, 24 N. River Road, Milford, 03055. To share a memory or offer a condolence, go to www.smith-heald.com.
Smith & Heald Funeral Home
63 Elm Street Milford, NH 03055
Published in Union Leader on Mar. 30, 2014