Raymond G. Hersey
July 3, 1921 - October 18, 2014
Source: Muster Roll - December 19, 1944
East Andover - Raymond Guy Hersey, 93, of East Andover, died at Mountain Ridge Center in Franklin on Oct. 18, 2014.
He was born in Andover on July 3, 1921, the son of Guy and Nannie (Robie) Hersey. He resided in East Andover most of his life.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater and was the recipient of the Purple Heart and several others awards.
He was formerly employed at JP Stevens in Franklin, and later at Brezner's Tannery in Penacook for more than 26 years until retiring. He was a life member of Franklin VFW Post 1698 and the Disabled American Veterans.
Mr. Hersey enjoyed the outdoors especially hunting, snowmobiling, and working on cars. He and his wife, Dorothy (Flanders) Hersey, who died in 2012, enjoyed travelling including trips to Yellowstone Park and the Grand Canyon.
Family members include his two daughters: Charlotte Pellerin of Bedford and Lucille Twombly of Franklin, three grandchildren: Russell Hersey Jr., Eric Pellerin, and Katrina Schilling, great-grandchildren: Ave Marie Hersey and Julie Schilling, daughter-in-law, Suzanne Hersey of Henniker, and nieces and nephews.Besides his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Darlene Hersey in 2011, and a son, Russell Hersey Sr. in 2000, and siblings, James Hersey, Samuel Hersey, Dorothy LaPlante, Lewis Hersey, and Elsie Bassett.