Dennis D. Lapham, 72, died on February 10, 2019, at the Exeter Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was born on March 5, 1946, in Exeter, NH, the son of the late George H. and Eleanor S. (Grout) Lapham. A resident of Newfields, NH for the last 49 years, he grew up in Exeter, NH, was a 1964 graduate of Exeter High School and received an Associate's Degree from the NH Vocational School.
He was the owner and operator of Denny's Automotive Maintenance in East Kingston, NH for 22 years. A talented woodworker, in his spare time he built furniture and cabinetry. He also loved working outdoors at his home in the vegetable and flower garden.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter Stephanie Lapham. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, JoElla (Barrette) Lapham of Newfields, NH; his son Scott H. Lapham and his wife Charmyn of Barrington, NH; 4 grandchildren, Samantha and Saralyn Marquis, and Maxx and Azabeth Lapham; his sister Pamela Larson of Belmont, MA; and several nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019, from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM at the Brewitt Funeral Home, 14 Pine St., Exeter, NH. Funeral Services will follow at 2:00 PM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to a charity of one's choice.
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