Donald M Hammond, Age 71, passed away on February 7th, at his sister's house in Claremont, NH, after an extended illness.?? He was born in Concord, NH on May 10, 1949 to the late David and Helen (MacKenzie) Hammond.?? Donald was raised and educated in Antrim, NH, and where he lived out his life. He faithfully served his country in the United States Marine Corp, from 1968 to 1972. A year of that time was served in Vietnam. He was Honorably Discharged with a purple heart at the rank of Corporal.
He is survived by his son Richard Beard of Deering, and his grandchildren Felecia, Cody, Dylan, Jake and Savannah; his brother David Hammond of Concord, sister Elizabeth and her husband, George Cole of Greenfield and sister Patricia Grant of Claremont; and nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife Mary Rita (Fisher), his son Shane Beard, and his brother James Hammond.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.