Harry S. Gale, Jr., former NH state representative, died peacefully at his Sunapee home Monday, April 23, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 5, 1932, in Cambridge, MA, to the late Harry S. Gale, Sr. and Norma (Costa) Gale-Delkranian.
Harry grew up in the Boston area. He was proud of his military service as a US Army Airborne Ranger. He founded and operated his own management consulting business, Gale Associates, negotiating hundreds of labor contracts for cities, towns, and school boards. Harry served for twenty years as Sunapee’s town and school district moderator and volunteered as a court appointed special advocate for children.
Harry had many interests. He was a tennis pro, a pilot, and captain of the Sunapee sailing fleet. He loved cars, clocks and cooking his mother’s Portuguese soups.
Above all, Harry was honest and had a passion for living life to the fullest and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Harry was predeceased by his parents, his first wife, Helen Moore Gale, two grandchildren, and brothers, Harvey, Myron, Frank, and Russell Gale.
Surviving family includes his wife of many years, Joyce (Murphy) Gale; children, Stewart (Donna) Gale, Sharon (Peter) Galvin, Sheryl (Michael) O’Leary, Michael (Laura) Gale, Cynthia Loporcaro, Catherine (Brian Whipple) Thompson, Katherine (William) Townsend, and Benjamin Townsend; siblings, Donald (Kathy) Gale, Stephen Gale, Norma (Tony) Arena, Ethel D’Mango, and Patricia Sherman; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many extended family members.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 4, at 12:00 (noon) at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 724 Main St., New London, NH. Burial with military honors will be held at 3:00 PM at the NH State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH.
Arrangements are with Newton Bartlett Funeral Home. To view an online memorial or send a private message of condolence visit www.newtonbartlett.com.
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