William George "Bill" Magan (1934 - 2018)

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EPSOM – William "Bill" George Magan, 83, of Epsom, went to his heavenly home Sunday, April 8, 2018, after a valiant battle with an extended illness. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in this struggle and ultimately gave him peace.

Bill was born to the late William and Elizabeth (Brandt) Magan in Jersey City, N.J. on July 22, 1934. From an early age, he was immersed in the Christian community that would be his lifelong support. He served his country in the Army for three years as part of the army of occupation in Korea. In his career, Bill was a Certified Kitchen Designer with Steenbeke and Sons for the last 14 years and spent 40 years designing kitchens while providing for his family. As a woodworker by hobby, he skillfully built countless pieces of furniture for family and friends.

Volunteering brought him great joy. Bill served meals at the Friendly Kitchen every month for more than 25 years, served the Greater Concord Interfaith Council off and on for over 30 years, and used his handy man skills with both Rise Again Outreach and the Fixit program. He was a lifelong Lutheran and a proud member of Concordia Lutheran Church, where he spent many years and innumerable hours working on projects and repairs.

Bill was blessed with a large and loving family. He married his best friend, Margaret Gail Roberts, on June 14, 1958, in New Brunswick, N.J. Bill helped raise his six children with patience, discipline, and humility. From the very beginning, he dedicated his children to God and encouraged them to live their faith in action just as he did.

Bill is survived by his wife of 60 years, Gail; his daughter, Susan Karpovich and husband, Bill of Allentown, Pa.; his daughter, Carolyn Albright and husband, Tom of Allentown, Pa.; his daughter, Wendy and husband, Steve of Angleton, Texas; his son, Bill Magan and wife, Bernadette of Mocksville, N.C.; his son, Bob Magan and wife, Mary Beth of Epsom; and his son, Dan Magan and wife, Kelli of Lovingston, Va. He is also survived by his 25 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Arlene Kelley; his parents; and his daughter, Margaret Magan.

Calling hours will take place on Tuesday, April 10, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main St. Concord.

A celebration of life service will be held Wednesday, April 11, 10 a.m., at Concordia Lutheran Church, 211 N. Main St. Concord.

Reverend Jonathan Hopkins will officiate the service, and Bill will be buried at the NH State Veterans Cemetery at a later date.

The family desires that in lieu of flowers you make a donation to either the Friendly Kitchen in Concord, NH or to Concord Regional VNA Hospice Program.
Published in The Concord Monitor on Apr. 10, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Bennett Funeral Home
209 North Main street | Concord, NH 033015048 | (603) 225-3517
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