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Raymond C. Danby
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Gilmanton Iron Works-----Raymond C. Danby, 67, of 27 Hill Road, died at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia on Monday, July 13, 2009.

Mr. Danby was born June 12, 1942 in Lynn, Mass., the son of Raymond A. and Beatrice (Witham) Danby.

Mr. Danby served in the U. S. Navy Seabees during the Vietnam War. He lived in Chelmsford, Mass. for several years before moving to Gilmanton Iron Works in 1972. He had been employed at Northeastern Sheet Metal in Goffstown before retiring in 2002. Upon his retirement, he designed large aquariums all over the world.

Mr. Danby was a member of the Gilmanton Community Church. He was a member of the Rainbo Fish & Game Club in Gilmanton Iron Works, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Alton and a member of Sheet Metal Workers Local 17. He was a former Demolay member. He enjoyed snowmobiling and travelling. His passion was watching war movies.

Mr. Danby was a Gilmanton volunteer fireman and a school bus driver for the Town.

Mr. Danby is survived by his wife of forty-four years, Phyllis J. (Jackson) Danby, of Gilmanton Iron Works; two sons and daughters-in-law, Craig J. and Pamela Danby of Deering, N.H. and Scott R. and Holly Danby of Gilmanton Iron Works; four grandchildren, Jacob, Kendra, Taylor and Cortlynn; a sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn & Michael Page, of Barrington, N.H.; four nephews, Michael Page, Sean Page, Brett Page and Christian Page and one niece, Cheri Valley. He was predeceased by his parents.

There will be no calling hours.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 11:00AM at the Gilmanton Community Church, 1807 NH Route 140, Gilmanton Iron Works, N.H. Rev. Christopher Stevens, pastor of the church, will officiate.

Burial will follow in the family lot in Smith Meeting House Cemetery, Gilmanton, N.H.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ray’s memory may be made to the Gilmanton Community Church Scholarship Fund, PO Box 6, Gilmanton Iron Works, N.H. 03837.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is in charge of the arrangements.

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