Laconia-----James W. Hafner, 80, of 50 Grant Street, died at the Genesis Eldercare Network, Laconia Center on Thursday, March 9, 2006.
Mr. Hafner was born March 20, 1925 in Springfield, MA, the son of James F. and Caroline (Eno) Hafner.
Mr. Hafner served in the U. S. Marines during WWII. He was employed in the newspaper field for several years, retiring ten years ago. He lived in Petersham, MA for many years and then lived in Merrimack, NH for a short time before moving to Laconia six and half years ago.
Mr. Hafner was proud to be a Marine. He loved fishing and woodworking and was a member of the Bass Masters Association and the DAV. He formerly raced motorcycles and participated in roller derby.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Ann (Jewett) Hafner, of Laconia; a son, William Hafner and his wife, Charlene, of Merrimack, NH; a daughter, Sandra Shene and her husband, William, of Laconia, NH; a step son, Eugene Cassavaugh and his wife, Kathy, of Belmont, NH; two step daughters, Sonda Boisvert and her husband, Daryl, of Laconia and Kim SanSoucie and Jeff Good of Laconia; five grandchildren, Robert Scerra, James Dunn, Melissa Simmonds, James Patenaude and Kim St. George; four step grandchildren, Nicole Boisvert, Bethany SanSoucie, Matthew Richards and Joshua Richards; many great grandchildren, nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his first wife, DelceyHafner.
There will be no calling hours.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2006 at 1:00PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH. Rev. Dr. Victoria Wood Parrish, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, will officiate.
Spring burial will be in the family lot in Union Cemetery, Laconia, NH
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Community Health & Hospice, Inc., 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246 or to the New Hampshire Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247.
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia NH is in charge of the arrangements.