Hampstead, N.H. — Lyman Dodge Currier, 90, of Hampstead died peacefully November 8,2012 surrounded by family. The eldest son of Glenn Currier and Etta Dodge Currier, Lyman was born May 26,1922 in Andover, N.H.
He graduated from Andover High School class of 1941 as a distinguished student, athlete and citizen. Upon completion of Concord Trade School, Lyman worked at the Boston-Laconia Machine Company in Boston.
He was drafted by the Army during World War II. He served as a member of the 149th Armored Signal Corps from October 1942 thru December 1945. Serving in France, Luxemburg, Belgium and Germany, Lyman fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded the Bronze Star at Remagen Bridge Head after crossing the Rhine River on March 8,1945 opening the final phase of the allied campaign in West Germany.
After discharge from the Army, Lyman became a self-employed carpenter in Andover, N.H. He later joined the New England Electrical Company. Originally working in Andover before transfer to Tewksbury, the family moved to Hampstead, N.H. in 1965. Lyman retired from New England Electrical Company in 1984.
While living in Andover, Lyman was a member of the Andover Volunteer Fire Department, American Legion Post 101, Blackwater Grange, and Manager of Andover Little League.
Residing in Hampstead, Lyman was a volunteer umpire for Hampstead Little League for over 25years. In 1982 the Lyman D. Currier Little League Field was dedicated in his honor. He has been a member of the Hampstead Congregational Church for 45 years.
He enjoyed wood working, gardening, hunting, fishing and sports of all kinds. He enthusiastically attended the sporting events of his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed travel and spending winters in Florida. Above all, Lyman is remembered as a loving, compassionate, and gentle husband, father, grandfather, and brother.
Lyman will live eternally through the lives of his wife of 48 years, Carolyn Thompson Currier, his children, Carolyn Janes of Tilton, Bob Currier and wife Susan of Andover, Colleen Currier Simpson and husband Don and Peter Currier and wife Anne Marie of Hampstead. Lyman was also a beloved dad to Gary Currier of Andover, Twila Currier Wain and husband Scott of Hampstead, and Tina Currier Parris and husband Mark of Pembroke; grandfather to 19 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and sis great- great-grandchildren. His siblings include, Charlotte Clark and Clyde Currier of Andover and Wallace Currier of Salisbury. He has an extended family of in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. He was pre-deceased by daughter-in-law, Joan Dumas Currier; grandson, Stewart “Woody” McLeod, and granddaughter Brianna Jeanne Wain.
ARRANGEMENTS: There will be no calling hours. Celebration of Life Service will be Saturday, November 17 at 1 p.m. at Hampstead Congregational Church. Graveside services will be Sunday, November 18 at 1:30 p.m. Lakeview Cemetery, East Andover, N.H.
In lieu of flowers or donations the family wishes you to consider “random acts of kindness” to others. If you do choose to donate the family suggests; Hampstead Little League -HASB PO Box 182 East Hampstead, NH 03826, Andover Food Pantry c/o Andover Lions Club PO Box 204 Andover, NH 03216, or Hampstead Congregational Church PO Box 158 Hampstead, NH 03841.
Chadwick Funeral Home, New London, N.H. is in care of arrangements.