GOFFSTOWN - Clinton O. Rising Jr., 87, died March 19, 2014, at his residence.Born in Goffstown he was a lifelong resident of this community. He was the son of Clinton O. Rising and Dorothy Mae Newton. Clinton attended Goffstown schools and graduated from Peekskill Military Academy class of 1944 and the New England Institute of Anatomy and Science class of 1947.An active member of the community, Clinton held membership in many organizations, including Bible Lodge No. 27 F & AM, N.H. Consistory 32 Degree Masons, Bektash Temple, Manchester Shrine Club, Webster Lodge No. 24-I.O.O.F. and the Goffstown Lions Club where he served as financial secretary for 25 years. He attended the Congregational Church of Goffstown.Mr. Rising entered into partnership with Marshall French in 1948 and became the sole owner of French and Rising Funeral Home in 1953. He operated the business until his retirement in 1983. He was a member of the N.H. Funeral Directors Association and served on the Board of Registration of N.H. Funeral Directors and Embalmers.He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Sally Rowe Rising.His love for his family was absolute and unwavering. He will be remembered for providing his family with the gifts of memories, values and education.Members of his family include two children, Jay C. Rising and his wife Laurie of Atlanta, Ga., Lisa Dunmire and her husband Jerry of Macon, Ga.; four grandchildren, Samuel, Grant, Kyle and Samantha; several nieces and nephews.
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SERVICES: The family will receive friends on Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. at French and Rising Funeral Home, 17 South Mast St., Goffstown.Funeral services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home.For more information or to sign an online guestbook go to www.frenchandrising.com.
Published in Union Leader on Mar. 21, 2014