WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A graveside service for Harold W. Potter, 84, who died peacefully July 30, 2011 at the Brookside Nursing Home in White River Junction, will be held with military honors at the Riverside Cemetery in Woodstock, VT on Saturday August 6th at Noon. Following the service, family and friends are invited for a luncheon in West Lebanon, NH. Harold enjoyed many wonderful meals at the Weathervane and would find it a fitting place for family and friends to gather as guests in his memory.
Harold was born November 16, 1926 in Claremont, NH, the son, of Harold C. and Thelma (Wark) Potter.
He spent most of his early years in Woodstock, VT and graduated from Woodstock High School in 1944. He served in the US Navy during WWII, after which he was employed at the Veterans Administration Hospital in White River Junction, retiring after 37 years of service.
He was an avid reader and sports fan. In his younger days he enjoyed playing basketball, baseball and bowling, all at which he excelled. His friend Bo Kelly and cousin Dorlon Picard remember that he had a great mind for sports statistics.
Harold is survived by several cousins and their families, as well as special friends, including Carol Solimine of Bethel, VT and Barbara and Harold Neilsen of White River Junction.
The family wishes to thank the caring staffs at the Veterans Administration Hospital, the Brookside Nursing Home and the VNA Hospice of VT and NH. Also the wonderful people who visited and helped Mr. Potter during his recent illness.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Brookside Nursing Home, 1200 Christian Street White River Jct., VT 05001 or to the Visiting Nurse and Hospice of VT & NH, 1 Hospital Court, Bellows Falls, VT 05101.
Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction has been entrusted with arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com.
This obituary first appeared in the August 4th print edtion of the Vermont Standard.
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