Pittsfield - James D. Simpson, 68, died Aug. 18, 2014, following a lengthy illness. Born in Rochester, N.Y., he was the son of Oscar G. and Ruby Ann-Elizabeth Simpson. He has resided in Pittsfield for the past 16 years, previously living in Manchester. Prior to his retirement, he had been employed for 39 years with General Electric of Hooksett.Jim was a Harley-Davidson enthusiast. He enjoyed traveling on his bike throughout New England and Canada with his wife. He was a founding member and past president of N.H. Motorcycle Rights ?Organization. He enjoyed spending time outdoors fishing, taking in a ball game or just spending time with family and friends. He had a wonderful sense of humor and will be fondly remembered for volunteering as Santa for more than 25 years at De?erhead Sportsman Club.Members of his family include his wife, Janet (Hoadley) Simpson of Pittsfield; five children, Lori Wilson of Manchester, Jeffrey Simpson of Fryeburg, Maine, Howie Little-Simpson of Pittsfield, Cheryl L. Wilson of Pembroke and Pamela Clark of Hooksett; four grandchildren, Sarah, Allison, Finn and Brian; three sisters, Sharon Pappas of Florida, Patty-Jo Ferguson of Pennsylvania and Wendy Havill of New York; and several nieces and nephews..
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SERVICES: Calling hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at French and Rising Funeral Home, 17 S. Mast St., Goffstown.Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Epsom Bible Baptist Church, 398 Black Hall Road, Epsom. Private burial will be at Head Cemetery of Hooksett.In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Epsom Bible Church 398 Black Hall Rd, Epsom, NH 03234For more information or to sign an online guestbook go to www.frenchandrising.com.
Published in Union Leader on Aug. 20, 2014