Goshen, NH – George “Sonny” R. Caron, 75, passed away Monday, January 9th, 2017, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center with loving family by his side.
Sonny was born June 12, 1941, in Enfield, NH, at the farm where his mother grew up. He was the son of George and Rachel (Goodelle) Caron. Sonny grew up in Goshen and built his family home there in 1961. Sonny was joined in marriage with Elizabeth “Betty” (Underwood) Caron on July 22, 1961. He longed to join his beloved wife.
Sonny was an outdoors man and loved the adventure. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed teaching others his “Rules of Hunting.” He loved the sport of fishing and the many trips to Alaska with his beloved wife, Betty, to fish for salmon. He worked in logging, construction, and trucking and owned his own logging and trucking company until he retired in 2009.
Sonny was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, and friend. He was a kind and gentle man, who would always help a person in need.
Sonny was predeceased by his beloved wife, Betty; his parents, George and Rachel (Goodelle) Caron; and a sister, Gwendolyn (Caron) Barnes.
Sonny is survived by his four loving children, Narlene Caron and significant other Bob Adams of Goshen, Lester Caron of Goshen, Daryl Caron of Goshen, and Shannon (Caron) Welch and husband Barry of Lempster; seven grandchildren, Belissa Wheeler and husband Gregory, Natasha Rankin and significant other Lance Avery, Nakita Ayotte and significant other Angela Klebe, Dezarae Welch and significant other Draven Hulser, Hannah Welch and significant other Bjorn Stenberg, Nolin Rankin, and Malachi Welch; five great-grandchildren, Tristin Merrill, Annabell, Wesley, and Julieanna Wheeler, and Brantley Welch; his mother-in-law, Lora (Balch) Underwood of Claremont; a sister, Betty Jane (Caron) Pollari of Newport; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
“Having truly touched each life you met, your absence will forever serve as a reminder of who we could be, the things we can do, and the lives we could live.”
Calling hours will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, January 19, at Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home, 42 Main Street, in Newport, NH. A service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, January 20, at the Church of the Epiphany, 2 Cedar Street in Newport, NH, with a potluck luncheon to follow. A graveside burial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Church of the Epiphany in Newport, NH, where he was a long-time member with his wife.
To sign an online guest book, please visit www.newtonbartlett.com.
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