David P. Hunt, 80

David P. Hunt

BRISTOL, N.H. — David Paul Hunt, 80, of Bristol, N.H., passed away on Nov. 28, 2012 at Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia, N.H.

He was born on Aug. 14th, 1932 in South Casco, the son of Charles L. and Lena R. (Eldridge) Hunt. He attended Casco schools and later joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1951, serving in the Korean War and later in the Panama Canal Zone. Upon honorable discharge from the service, David worked as a mason for many years. Later in life, he worked for P&K Sand and Gravel, Inc. of Naples, Maine, from which he retired.In addition to his national military service, David also contributed to his local community in a variety of ways. He served as a Little League coach, a regional school board member, a member of American Legion Post 155 and was a 15-year volunteer firefighter for the Naples Fire Dept. David’s interests included hunting, fishing, golfing, playing horseshoes and cribbage, bird watching, and he was an avid dog lover.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jean, to whom he was married for over 56 years.

He is survived by his sister, Lorraine (Hunt) Morton of Naples, Maine and his brother, Clarence Hunt of Casco, Maine.  He is also survived by his three sons, their wives and two daughters and their husbands: Tim and Rose Hunt of Delafield, Wisconsin; Ted and Elaine Hunt of Coventry, Rhode Island; Tom and April Hunt of Hudson, New Hampshire; Sharon and Scott Low and Sheila and Michael Macklin of Bristol, New Hampshire.  David is also survived by and will be fondly remembered by his 18 grandchildren: Matthew, Peter, Karen, Shannon, Ashlee, Aaron, Kayla, Andrew, Greg, Hillary, Lauren, Jessica, Brittany, Thomas, David, Adam, Timothy and Michael; five great-grandsons: Ethan, Noah, Jacob, Conor, Jackson; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In keeping with David’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral. However, a graveside service with military honors will be held in Naples, Maine in the spring. Details of this service will be announced at a later date.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, Memorial Donations, NE Division, Two Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110-6803.

Expressions of sympathy and notes of condolences may be sent to the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, Laconia, New Hampshire at www.wilkinsonbeane.com

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