CENTER BARNSTEAD- Paul F. Card Sr., 82, resident of Center Barnstead, died on Oct. 30, 2013, at Concord Hospital, Concord.
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He was born in Bridgeport, Conn., on Aug. 27, 1931, the ninth of 11 children, to Leon B. and Elizabeth (Troy) Card.
Prior to moving to Center Barnstead seven years ago, Mr. Card lived in several communities in New Hampshire, including Mont Vernon and New Ipswich for many years.
Mr. Card was employed by IBEW as a master electrician for 25 years. Prior to his retirement in 1990, he worked as a construction project manager for Digital Equipment Corporation.
While living in New Ipswich, he was an active member of the community. He was a Scoutmaster, Electric Light commissioner, a police officer and NRA instructor and served on a school committee.
He enjoyed camping, hunting, farming and trips to the weekly farmer's market in Keene, where he sold a variety of his vegetables. In addition, he tapped the trees on his property, made his own maple syrup and loved to distribute it to others. He also did all types of stonework, a craft that he learned from his father and one that he has passed on to his children.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in the Korean War aboard the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Mr. Card was predeceased by a daughter, Kathleen Mary Card, and a grandson, Joshua Brian Card.
Family members include his wife of 59 years, Mabel E. (Putnam) Card of Center Barnstead; two daughters, Diana Markham of Dover and Colleen Morrison of Amherst; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Paul F. Card Jr. of Center Barnstead, Michael and Lori Card of Milford; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Ann Card of Wheatridge, Colo.; two sisters, Sr. Mary Jane Card, RSM, of Norwalk, Conn., and Sr. Leona Card, RSM, of Denver, many nieces and nephews.
services: Visiting hours are on Monday, Nov. 4, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, 34 Amherst St., Milford, followed by cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or the March of Dimes, N.H. Chapter, 25 Lowell St., Suite 304, Manchester, 03101. Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, Milford. To share a memory or offer a condolence, go to www.smith-heald.com.
Smith & Heald Funeral Home
63 Elm Street
Milford, NH 03055
Published in Union Leader on Nov. 1, 2013