John Hart Jr.
September 24, 1930 – October 16, 2016
John F. Hart Jr. of Eastside Road, Woodstock N.H. passed away Sunday, October 16, 2016 at home with his wife, Joan M. Hart and family by his side after a period of declining health brought on by cancer.
He was born September 27, 1930 to John F. Hart Sr. and Elsie A. Burgess in Littleton N.H. John grew up in Milan N.H. living there for half of his life.
John worked in the woods logging and had his own truck for a while, “when you own a truck, you buy your job”. Hauled for the Burgess Mill, International Paper Co. of Berlin. He was of a “young age”, some say 14 to 16 years old and they couldn’t keep up with him! He was a bulldozer operator and worked on most of the highways, airports and ski areas throughout the state. He worked with R.G. Watkins working with that company well over 24 summers and then worked for John Walker, Audley Construction, Sitework, Whitehouse, Parini, N.C.S., Avery’s, Waterville Valley and Loon Mt etc. “If he wasn’t on the slopes he was building the roads to get you North to ski”.
He married and four children were born from this union. Dana W. Hart of Milan N.H.; Daryl J. Hart (Johnna) of Lincoln NH and Dawn G. (Hart) Dube (Denis) of Milan, N.H. and Predeceased by one son, Douglas M. Hart who passed at the age of 22 years. Their mother Elizabeth Hawkins Survives him and lives in Milan N.H.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Joan M. (Davis) Hart of Woodstock N.H. and Step-Daughter Michelle R (Queen) Fairbrother (Bruce) of Woodstock and Step-Son Steven Queen of Warren. The loves of his life his were his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Grandchildren: Correy J.W. Hart (Lena), Douglas Dube, Deanna Dube, Jason Kelley (Lauren), Spencer Kelley (Nicole), Travis Kelley, Connor Duncan.
Great-Grandchildren: Coralean Hart, Rreya Hart, Catrenia Kelley, Lily Kelly, Sawyer Kelley, Fletcher Kelley, Griffin Kelley.
He is predeceased also by his parents, brothers and sisters: Otis, Royden, Anne Lucas, Clyde Minor. John is the last of his generation. There are many, many Nephews and Nieces with families. Several of them are the same age as he is because his mother was 40 years old at the time of his birth.
He loved life! He was an outdoorsman. Loved fishing, hunting, and trapping in the woods. “Forest Trees” all had names and John remembered them.
John loved the “Red Sox” Baseball Team and was a pitcher himself with the local “Milan Boys” when he was young. Horseshoes the game he was good at for a challenge with friends.
John built the home for his children in Milan and rebuilt the 1800’s home in Woodstock into a loving home for us the last 43 years. He taught all the boys how to be hunters and how to respect a gun for that purpose. Joan learned a lot about the mountains and forest from him. As his wife from an Ohio Farm, New Hampshire is a different world! She is the daughter of Elmer M. and Mable B. (King) Davis of Circleville Ohio. A family of 7 brothers and 2 sisters so you grow up ready for anything.
Calling hours will be from 10am-Noon on Thursday, October 20 at Fournier-Hale Funeral Home, 144 Main Street, No. Woodstock, NH. Burial will immediately follow at 1:30pm at West Milan Cemetery in West Milan NH with a graveside service.
Online guestbook at www.fournier-hale.com.