William A. St. Laurent, 79, a resident of the NH Veterans Home, Tilton, NH, formerly of Kingston, NH, died April 20, 2012, after a period of failing health.
Born in Newburyport, MA on August 19, 1932, he was the son of Arthur and Thelma (Cline) St. Laurent. He was raised in Rowley, MA, and graduated from Ipswich High School, Class of 1950.
After graduation, he served with the United States Navy aboard the escort carrier, USS Palau. Upon his return from the Navy, he resided in Ipswich, MA until 1978, when he moved to Kingston, NH, where he lived for thirty years.
In his early years, Bill was a self-employed carpenter. Later, he was a maintenance mechanic at Hood Foam, Marblehead, MA. After moving to NH, and until his retirement, he worked at the Lamprey Cooperative.
As a young man, Bill drove stock cars for Red MacDonald of Rowley, MA. An avid outdoorsman, Bill especially enjoyed hunting and fishing. He shared his love of nature with his children and grandchildren. Above all, Bill enjoyed spending time with his family and friends as well as traveling to new places in his RV.
Family members include two sons, William A. St Laurent of Boscawen and Robert C. St. Laurent of Exeter; two daughters, Patricia I. Power of Henniker and Andrea J Aldrovandi of Meredith; two step-daughters, Tina Johnson of Newmarket, and Judy Bodwell of East Kingston; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his brother, Charles E. St. Laurent of Georgetown, MA; a nephew and two nieces.
Services: Following cremation, a memorial reception will be held Saturday, August 18, 2012, from 10 to 11AM at Connor-Healy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 537 Union Street, corner of Concord Street, Manchester, NH.
A funeral service will follow at 11 AM in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH, PO Box 3993, Concord, NH 03302.