AUBURN - Michael Dollard, 56, of Auburn died on Nov. 6, 2012. He died of natural causes while deer hunting in Candia.
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Michael was born on Feb. 26, 1956, in Manchester, the son of the late Francis J. Dollard and Eleanor B. (Gove).
Michael worked at British Auto/SNG Barratt for the past 27 years. He was the trustee of cemeteries for the town of Auburn. However, he'll be remembered most as an outdoor enthusiast. He loved hunting, fishing, camping and gardening.
He was also known to friends, family and neighbors as someone they could count on to help them if they were ever in a pinch. Because of his generous and helping nature to others the family has donated the meat of the five-point buck he shot on Tuesday to a local food pantry.
Michael and his wife Bette loved traveling and taking yearly road trips across the U.S. They have visited 48 of the 50 states and were looking forward to their next trip, which would have been to Alaska.
Michael's other great love was his grandchildren. He enjoyed spending time with them and teaching them all that he knew.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years Bette (Hitchen); his son Scott and girlfriend Jennifer Boucher, of Raymond; his daughter Kristi and husband Kevin Wood, of Hooksett; three brothers, Jim, Tom and Peter. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Kaleb Michael, Kaley Jo and Kaden Scott Wood; Three step-grandchildren, Dylan, Kimberley and Emaleigh; his cousin, Don Dollard, and several nieces and nephews.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
services: A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Maiden-Petrin Funeral Home, 45 High St., in Candia. Pastor Ruth Gallot officiating. Burial to follow at the Auburn Village Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to a
. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Maiden-Petrin Funeral Home in Candia.
Maiden-Petrin Funeral Home
Four Corners Candia, NH 03031-0156
Published in Union Leader on Nov. 13, 2012