Burns H. Bolstridge
1947 - 2020
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SOMERSWORTH - Burns H. Bolstridge, 73, died Friday, November 27, 2020 at Dover Rehab. He was born in Rochester September 23, 1947 the son of Burns Michael Bolstridge and Nona (Sessions) Bolstridge.

Graduated Somersworth High School class of 1965.

Enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1967. Served in Vietnam as a helicopter machine gunner.

Employed at the Portsmouth Naval Ship Yard where he retired after 45 years in December 2015.

Survivors include siblings Mrs. Niquiaere Cook of Somersworth, Dawn Sklarski of Nottingham, Kenneth Bolstridge of Newington and Samantha Bolstridge –Woods of California.

SERVICES: Burial will be at the N.H. State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen New Hampshire on Friday December 4, 2020 at 2 p.m. Roberge Funeral Home is assisting with the services.



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Published in Foster's Daily Democrat from Dec. 1 to Dec. 4, 2020.
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December 16, 2020
Burying the wine only to find it the next Spring... It was nice and cold
Laura Young
December 16, 2020
He was a dear friend to me. We had so many fun times together. He took my high school friend Julie to our senior prom, His friend Rodney was my escort and his friend Tim took my friend Cindy. Partied at York Beach ME after... The year 1977. He became friends with my college roommates also at UVM. Everyone who met him loved him. I still have all his letters he wrote to me in college. He was the one who turned me on to Pink Floyd "Dark Side of the Moon" album wearing his awesome headphones. We buried jugs of wine in the Swift River off the Kancamagus Highway in the winter and then go back in the Spring and find them. He was a joy to be with and a great buddy. We lost contact for many years and I had just found him 2 years ago by sending him a Christmas card with my phone number in it. He called! It was a miracle to speak with him again. Just sat down tonight and wrote out a Christmas card to him. I am sending to his last known address in Somersworth with the instructions to whomever receives it to forward it to him in Heaven..... Love you Burns. Hugs and Kisses....Laura
Laura Young
Friend
December 15, 2020
I met Burns many years ago (early 80's) through Billy Scritchfield. Burns and I stayed in touch and he always made me feel like a queen. He was a good man and I am so sorry to hear of his loss.
Beth Gentry
Friend
December 12, 2020
To the family
I worked with Burnsie at the Shipyard. He always made work so much fun. He was a joy to be around. So sorry for your loss.
Suzanne Edgecomb
Friend
December 11, 2020
May God's promise found in John 6:40, of the hope to see our loved ones again, comfort your heart and give you peace, strength, and hope in the days ahead.
December 8, 2020
Burns was in the Graniteers from 1963 to 1965 in the bugle section. A great asset and a friend to all. The photo was taken in 1964 at the New York World's Fair, it's safe to assume that Burns was in the photo and due to the shakos difficult to locate him among the members
Ray Turmelle
Friend
December 8, 2020
Brother Burnsey you will be missed. I thank you for the friendship over the years. You were a mentor to me at the start of my career at the shipyard. I appreciate the guidance and support. I also enjoyed the bike week rides we did to the beach club. Burns you were a good boy! May you now ride in peace brother
William Webber
Friend
December 7, 2020
Rest in Peace, Seawolf'Warrior
GT Decker
Served In Military Together
December 4, 2020
To the Bolstridge family
Burnsey and I first met as pipefitter’s on the same crew, on the first day working at PNS. He was quite a character with his bib overalls, train engineers hat and sunglasses. He lived to make meals at break time for himself and us if there was time. He was an excellent brazer, pipe grinder and pipe fitter. He was a good friend and may he Rest In Peace!
Jerry Fogarty
Friend
December 4, 2020
My deepest sympathies to the family. Burns and I were classmates as well as friends.
Gail (Wiggin) Hines
Classmate
December 3, 2020
Uncle Burnsey it was a pleasure working with you at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and becoming your friend. You will be missed, love you my brother/friend
JOHN RECUPERO
Friend
December 3, 2020
RIP Burnsie
Always loved the saddle on the Harley! My condolences to the family.
Pam Berry
Acquaintance
December 3, 2020
I met Burn,s almost two years ago.I was one of his caregivers.I became very attached to him.I miss him dearly.May he Rest in Peace.Love,Annie xo
Annie Beaudoin
Friend
December 2, 2020
I was very sorry to read about Burns. We were in school together for 12 years. Burns was always kind, compassionate, and funny. He will be missed.
Mike Donovan
Friend
December 2, 2020
May you Rest In Peace my dear friend...
Heather
Friend
December 1, 2020
My condolences to the family of Burns. We were classmates all the way from first grade through high school. I remember him as being funny and very upbeat all the time. Rest in race, Burns.
Ronald Couture
Classmate
December 1, 2020
To the Bolstridge Family:

On behalf of a grateful nation, and the Department of NH, VFW/Auxiliary District #7, we wish to acknowledge your loved one's service to our country, and send our deepest condolences on your loss.

District #7 Chaplain,
Cathy Burns
December 1, 2020
Burns was a wild n crazy guy and could be a sweetheart as well. Thank u for your service Mr. and happy, blessed trails to you!

Your Neighbor, Carol Cofferen
Carol Murphy
Neighbor
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