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Herman Swazey Purington Jr.
Herman Swazey Purington Jr.

July 12, 1929 - March 18, 2019
Born in Candia, NH
Resided in Candia, NH


Candia, NH

Herman "Junior" Purington, 89, passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 18, 2019, surrounded by family and loved ones.

Junior was born in Candia on July 12, 1929, to Herman S. Purington, Sr. and Ruth (Lindholm) Purington. He worked for over 30 years as a foreman for the Seaward Construction Company of Kittery, Maine, where he was responsible for erecting high-voltage power lines and other technical projects, throughout the East Coast. Junior was an avid reader who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He spent his retirement years buying and selling antiques and other collectibles as a hobby.

Junior was predeceased by his parents, his brother Kenneth, also of Candia, an infant son, David, his former wife, Dolores "Sally" Purington, and his longtime partners, Betty Davis Maxwell and Robyn Fall, both of Candia.

He is survived by four sons and their spouses, Michael and Diane Purington of New Hampton, Gerald and Linda Purington of Loudon, Randall J. Purington and Molly Purington, of St. Augustine, Fla., Mark and Sandra Purington, of Verona, Va., his brother Richard Purington, of Belmont, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In keeping with Junior's final wishes, his remains will be interred in a private ceremony later in the year.

The Purington family wishes to thank Brenda Harlow, Ellen Harlow, Misty Witham, and Summer Fall, for their kindness, compassion and personal care that allowed our father to spend his final days at home.


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