Tilton-----Orrin W. Page, 89, formerly of Concord Street, Belmont, died at the New Hampshire Veterans Home on Thursday, February 19, 2004.
Mr. Page was born May 30, 1914 in Belmont, the son of Dwight R. & Eva May (Foster) Page. He lived in Belmont all of his life until he became a resident of the N.H. Veterans Home 8+ years ago. He was a member of the Belmont Baptist Church.
Mr. Page served in the U. S. Army during World War II. He was a cannoneer of a 240mm Howitzer in the campaigns of Normandy, Northern France, the Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe for which he was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a member of the American Legion Post #58 of Belmont.
Mr. Page was a very strong, hard working man. In the years before World War II, he had worked on the flood control dam in Franklin. He was employed at Lund's Ski Factory in Laconia for twenty-seven years and was a member of the CIO Union (Ski Union) for twelve years. He was also employed at Stephens Woolen Mill in Franklin and Hebert Foundry in Laconia. He was proud of having been a Special Police for the town of Belmont.
Mr. Page is survived by four nephews, Clark Page, Wilson Mansfield, Jr., Stuart Page, and Roy Page; one niece, Marian Ekholm and grand nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by two sisters, Marion Mansfield in January, 2001 and Louise Sleeper Bradford in February, 2001 and by two brothers, Archie Page in December, 1973 and Royal Page in July, 1974.
There will be no calling hours.
A Funeral Service will be held in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH on Sunday, February 22, 2003 at 2:00 PM.
Spring Burial will be in the family lot in Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilmanton, NH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049 or to the Recreation Fund at the N. H. Veterans Home, 139 Winter Street, Tilton, NH 03276.
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.