Newfields - Harold W. Cross Jr., 74, of Bingham, Maine, formerly of Exeter, died Thursday, March 27, 2014, at his daughter's home in Newfields surrounded by his family.He was born Feb. 1, 1940, in Brentwood, the son of the late Harold W. and Louise (Fiske) Cross Sr.Harold was raised in Brentwood and was a graduate of Exeter High School. He worked for many years for Sears, first in the catalog store in downtown Exeter and then for the store at Fox Run Mall in Newington until his retirement in 1993. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, a member of the American Legion in Bingham, Maine, and an avid hunter and fisherman.He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Wasp.He enjoyed time spent with his wife and family, especially his grandchildren. He will be remembered for his devilish smile, his quick wit and humor.Family members include his wife, Denise (Savoy) Cross; his children, Christopher Cross and his wife, Donna, and Carol Keach and her husband, Kevin; his grandchildren, Christopher Cross Jr., Sarah Griswold, Benjamin Keach, Samantha Folland and Brendan Keach; his great-granddaughter, Sophia Lynn Cross. He is also survived by many friends.He was predeceased by his brother, Brian Cross.
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services: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited and may visit with the family on Saturday at the Stockbridge Funeral Home, 141 Epping Road, Exeter, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. A celebration of Harold's life will begin at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Exeter Cemetery.If desired memorial donations may be made to Beacon Hospice, 529 Main St., Suite 101, Boston, MA 02129.Please visit www.Stockbridgefh.com.
Stockbridge Funeral Home - Exeter
141 Epping Road
Exeter, NH 03833
Published in Union Leader on Mar. 28, 2014