Lyle W. Kingsbury, 91, formerly of Newport and Charlestown, NH, and more recently Sanford, ME, died Friday (September 21, 2018) at Southern Maine Healthcare in Biddeford, ME, following a period of failing health.
He was born in Rawsonville, VT, on July 8, 1927, the son of Armetus and Gladys (Johnson) Kingsbury. He was a US Navy Veteran of World War II. Lyle and his wife Loretta co-owned and operated Kingsbury Welding and Construction in Portsmouth, NH, for 20 years. Upon their return to Newport, NH, they co-owned Tri-State Welding and Mix & Match Clothing on John Stark Highway. Throughout his welding career, Lyle had developed a reputation as a great welder in his trade and was well respected by everyone that had hired him.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Loretta (Lacroix) Kingsbury on September 25, 1989, and his second wife, Helen (Gilley) Kingsbury who died on April 1, 2016.
Member of his family include a son, Gary Kingsbury, Berwick, ME; two daughters, Marie LaFlower and her husband, Wayne, Laconia, NH; Linda Poirier, Sanford, ME; 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Dolores Avery, six brothers, Lawrence, Harold, Melvin, Edmund, Armetus, Jr., Paul and two sisters, Jennie Partlow and Blanche Pierce.
Funeral Services were held at 1:00 pm on Thursday at the Roy Funeral Home, 93 Sullivan Street, Claremont, NH with the Rev. Mr. Paul Boucher of St. Mary Parish officiating. Interment with military honors followed in St. Mary’s cemetery.
You are invited to share a memory of Lyle with the family or leave a message of condolence in the family guest book at www.royfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Roy Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
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