HOOKSETT - John "Joe" Burnikell, 73, of Hooksett, died May 9, 2014, at his home after a long illness.He was born in the county of Durham in England on July 27, 1940, to John J. and Rhoda (Lamb) Burnikell. He immigrated to the United States in 1967 and lived in Hooksett for many years.He served in the British Army with the Durham Light Infantry.Mr. Burnikell worked as a tool and dye maker with General Electric for many years. He enjoyed woodworking, history, astronomy and minerals and was an avid collector of related artifacts.He will be remembered as a devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed.The family includes his wife of 52 years, Elizabeth (Wallace) Burnikell of Hooksett; two children, Denise Dalaker of New Boston and Ian Burnikell of Derry; four grandchildren, Gage Dalaker, Evan Dalaker, Amy Dalaker and Sarah Burnikell; and cousins, nieces and nephews..
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SERVICES: There are no services planned at this time. Memorial donations may be made to VNA Home Health and Hospice, 1070 Holt Ave., Suite 1400, Manchester 03109.Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, Manchester, is assisting the family with arrangements. To leave a message of condolence, visit www.lambertfuneralhome.com.
Lambert Funeral Home
1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104
Published in Union Leader on May 14, 2014