Mr. George A. Brackett, Jr., 87, of Baillargeon Road, Randolph, NH, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday March 17, 2012, with his family at his side. He was born in Salem, MA, on January 1, 1925, the son of George A. Brackett Sr. and Letitia R. (Schnare) Brackett. He was raised in Salem, MA, then moved to Topsfield, MA, until 1974, when he retired to Randolph, NH. He attended Salem schools and graduated from Salem High School with the Class of 1942. In 1943, he enlisted in the US Navy and served his country until 1946. He had been employed by New England Telephone Co. and retired as the District Plant Manager in 1976 after 26 years of service. He also owned and operated Panorama Red Cedar Homes. George was a 60-year member of the Budleigh Masonic Lodge in Beverly, MA; he had been a Past President of the Gorham Rotary Club, was a former Randolph selectman, was a member of the White Mountain Post 2520 VFW and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family. George also enjoyed bowling, golfing, fishing, gardening and camping at Dolly Copp campground in the White Mountains ever since he was a year old. He was also an active member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Salem, MA, where he was a Vestryman, and his life reflected his love of the Lord and his Family.
Members of the family include his loving wife of 63 years Berniece (Homan) Brackett of Randolph, NH, 3 daughters Barbara Pake and husband Bryant of Randolph, NH, Carol Goulet and husband Roger of Gorham, NH, and Beverly Leclerc and husband Richard of Beverly, MA; 1 son Glenn Brackett and wife Shirley of Northwood, NH; 10 grandchildren Bryant Pake, Daniel Pake, Jennifer Howard, Matthew Goulet, Katie Borror, Timothy Goulet, Zachary Brackett, Allison Brackett, Rebecca Brackett and Lauren Leclerc; 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral Services will be held on Thursday March 22, 2012, at 11 AM at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Berlin, NH. Interment will be in the New Randolph Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryant Funeral Home, 1 Promenade St., Gorham, NH, on Wednesday afternoon and evening from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Anyone who wishes may make a donation in his memory to the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association or to AVH Home Health and Hospice, 59 Page Hill Road, Berlin, NH 03570. To sign the on-line guest book, please visit www.bryantfuneralhome.net