South Hampton, N.H. — Donald Francis Currier, age 78, lifelong resident of South Hampton, N.H., died March 13, 2013, at the Tidewell Hospice House in Port Charlotte, Fla., with his family by his side.
Born in Amesbury, October 24, 1934, he was one of three children of the late Earle M. and Ella (Jewell) Currier and attended Barnard Elementary School in South Hampton and Sanborn Seminary High School in Kingston, N.H.
As a self-employed carpenter, Mr. Currier was an extremely knowledgeable craftsman in many trades and a highly respected professional, known throughout the area for his quality workmanship. He was actively involved in his community, always ready to help everyone with whatever needed to be done. If it was something he could not do himself, he would put you in touch with someone who could. Having stayed active his whole life, in his retirement he took a part-time job at the Barnard School taking care of odds and ends, enjoying every minute of it.
He was also a 60 plus year member of Fidelity Grange of South Hampton, had served on the Board of Appeals for the Town as well as Supervisor of Check List. He was proud that he had lived on Main Avenue his entire life, just in five different homes.
For the past nine years Don and his wife Betty enjoyed their winters in Port Charlotte, Fla., especially when family would come for visits.
He leaves behind his beloved wife Elizabeth A. (Morse) Currier, to whom he had been married 52 years, his daughter, Dawn Brackett of S. Hampton, his son, Daniel Currier and wife Allison of Nashua, N.H., his most precious grandchildren, Katie Brackett and Nichols and Owen Currier; a niece, Jennifer Anderson of NC; two nephews, Ronald Currier of S. Hampton and Brian Morse of Stratham, along with his brother-in-law, Theodore Mores and wife Dolores of S. Hampton and many dear friends. He will be greatly missed by them all. He was predeceased by his brother and sister, Jewell Currier and Dorothy Gray.
ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 6, 2013. at 1 p.m. at the Highland Chapel of Paul C. Rogers & Sons Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Ave., Amesbury, with an hour of visitation immediately before the services from 12 to 1 p.m. Burial will be in Mt. Prospect Cemetery, Amesbury. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the South Hampton Volunteer Firemen’s Assoc., 3 Hilldale Ave., South Hampton, N.H., 03827.