HOOKSETT - Raymond B. Thing, 76, of Hooksett, formerly of Pelham, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at the V.A. Boston Healthcare System in West Roxbury, Mass.
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He was the beloved husband of Claire (Blondeau) Thing of Hooksett and the late Marilyn (Quinlan) Thing, who died Jan. 3, 2001.
Born in Bath, Maine, Aug. 2, 1936, the son of the late Edwin and the late Helen (Bartlett) Thing, he received his education in the Malden, Mass., school system.
A veteran of the Korean War, Ray proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force.
Among his many activities, Ray enjoyed playing bingo and especially loved helping others.
Besides his wife Claire, Ray is survived by two sons, Michael T. Thing of Antrim and Sean T. Thing of Georgia; two stepdaughters, Kathleen Quinlan of Wakefield, Mass., and Christine Simard of Pembroke; two granddaughters, Mariah Thing of South Carolina and Stephanie Thing of Nashua; four step-granddaughters, Nicole Benedetti, Hannah Benedetti and Amanda Benedetti, all of Pembroke, and Kerry Ann Quinlan of Wakefield, Mass.; two brothers, Edwin Talbot of Clearwater, Fla., and George Thing of Brownfield, Maine; four nieces and one nephew.
He was also father of the late Kevin Thing, the late Brian Thing and the late Stephen Thing.
services: Relatives and friends are invited to his committal of ashes on Friday at the Gibson Cemetery in Pelham at 10 a.m.
Condolences at can be emailed to pelhamfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by the Pelham Funeral Home, Pelham.
Published in Union Leader on Jan. 23, 2013