CENTER BARNSTEAD, N.H. — A celebration of life will be held for Donald F. Fletcher, 82, who passed away on Friday, October 7, 2011 at his favorite place, his summer home on lower Suncook Lake, at Center Barnstead Christian Church, Shackford Corner Rd, Center Barnstead, on Saturday, October 15 at 11 am. Interment services will be held at Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Furnace Road, Randolph Center, Vermont at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18.
Donald was born on Jan. 1, 1929 in White River Junction, son of Maurice and Florence (Gibbs) Fletcher.
He graduated from Hartford High School in 1947 and Stonier Graduate School of Banking.
Don had a career in banking for over 30 years and then established a successful real estate appraisal and financial consulting business.
Don was very active in both the community and the church. He served on the Hartford, Vermont School Board, was a member of the Masons for 60 years, and he served as the secretary-treasurer for the Vermont Lions. He was a trustee on the Woodstock Vermont Foundation and was on the governing board for Mertens House. Don was a very involved and committed member of the United Methodist Church of Sun City, Florida and Center Barnstead Christian Church, New Hampshire. As a lay leader, he served in numerous churches and performed pastoral duties in both New Hampshire and Vermont.
Donald is survived by his wife, of 60 years, Joan (Barnard) Fletcher; his children; Wayne (wife, Emilia Veltri) of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Karen Williams (husband, Craig Williams) of Tunbridge, Vermont, Wesley of Clearwater, Florida, Brian (wife, Kim Slezak) of South Riding, Virginia and Alan (wife, Lynne Tackaberry) of Milton, Vermont and his brother Carlton. He will be missed by his seven grandchildren: Carmen and Carl Fletcher, Dr. Jenna (Williams) Watson (husband, Dr. Nicholas Watson) and Dale Williams, Victoria Fletcher, Kristin and Caleb Fletcher, and also his beloved grand dog Zeus.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Donald’s memory to Center Barnstead Christian Church, PO Box 190, Center Barnstead, NH 03225.
The Bennett Funeral Home of Concord, NH is in charge of the arrangements.
This obituary first appeared in the October 13th print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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