Lancaster-------James (Jim) Aiden Lacey Jr., 68 ofLancaster died suddenly after a brief illness, Friday October 28, 2005 at the Country Village Nursing Facility in Lancaster.
Born February 9, 1937 in New London, he was the son of James A. and Christine A. (White) Lacey, and brother of Mary Lacey, Boscawen, Thomas Lacey, Manchester, Betsy Hacker, Concord, and Kathleen Wong. He was predeceased by his parents and a sister Kathleen. Jim entered the Navy at the end of the Korean War, and served aboard the USS Desmoine. Afterwards, he enjoyed a 28 year career at New England Telephone (Verizon), where he worked in the Equipment Installation department, and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; he later retired in 1990.
He was an avid sportsman who loved fishing and hunting in different parts of North America, including Alaska, and in earlier years spent many an afternoon on the golf course. He frequented the remote wilderness of Canada and was determined to spend his life in the white mountains of New Hampshire that he loved so much.
He lived in Lancaster for several years and was a faithful member of the VFW Post 3041, Lancaster, American Legion, and was a life member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks Lodge 2099, Lebanon. Jim was also proud of his Irish heritage and enjoyed his visits to Ireland. He was a loving father, uncle and brother who is survived by his three daughters, Debra, Rindy and Diana Lacey, all of Laconia, his six grandchildren: Patrick and Matthew McKeen, Alyssa Lacey and Nikki Fain, Tiphany and Travis Marsh, his former wife and mother of his children, Mickey Jean (Sanchez, Lacey) Woodbury, his brother and sisters, and several nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and grand nephews.
Calling Hours will be held at the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH on Monday, October 31, 2005 from 7-9PM using the Carriage House entrance.
Graveside Services will be held at the NH State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, on Tuesday November 1, 2005 at 11:00AM with Navy Honors.
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.