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Bruce  Reynolds
Bruce Reynolds

March 24, 1948 - March 28, 2018
Born in Waltham, MA
Resided in Meredith, NH


Bruce A. Reynolds

Well-Known Wooden Boat Restorer, Dies at 70

Bruce Arthur Reynolds of Meredith NH died on March 28, 2018, at the Concord Regional VNA Hospice House in Concord NH following a sudden, massive stroke. The only child of the late Arthur and Ruth (Landry) Reynolds of Kingston NH, he was born in Waltham MA on March 24, 1948. He is survived by his wife, Joanne (Dulac) Reynolds of Meredith NH, stepson Eric Taylor and daughter-in-law Lynne Talbot-Taylor of McMinnville, TN. He has two brother-in-laws, Richard J. Dulac Jr. of Bristol NH and Ronald Dulac of Gilford NH, a sister-in-law, Carol Dulac of Bristol NH; cousins Elizabeth (Landry) Riley of Chester NH, Linda (Landry) Winmill of Hampstead, and their children; nieces Caitlin Dulac of Gilford NH and Britta Dulac Winter of Healdsburg CA; as well as his great-niece and nephews. He was the brother-in-law of the late Betty Dulac of Meredith NH.

He grew up in Kingston NH and was a graduate of Sanborn Seminary School. He later attended Keene State College and graduated from the University of New Hampshire. Through his business, Bruce Reynolds Woodworking, in Meredith NH, he established a reputation for quality craftsmanship and developed a loyal following among wooden boat owners who relied on him to restore and maintain their vintage boats on Lake Winnipesaukee and other NH lakes. He was also a Marine Surveyor, a frequent judge at the Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show held in Wolfeboro, and the first treasurer of the New Hampshire Boat Museum. He spent many summers doing carpentry, sailing and entertaining with his friends, on Kinneho Island. In addition to repairing boats, he was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed boating on the waters of Lake Winnipesaukee, hiking on trails in the region, touring on his motorcycle and playing the saxophone for local community band stands.

An antique car enthusiast, he owned a 1931 Model A Ford, which he and his wife enjoyed entering in many New England car shows and rallies. He was a member of the NH Lakes Region Model A Club and Antique Auto Club of America. A collector of model trains, he recreated a historically accurate display of the Lakes Region train system in his home. He enjoyed meeting there regularly with other model train enthusiasts and teaching his great-nephews Haukur and Oskar how to operate the trains.

There will be a memorial service to celebrate the life of Bruce Reynolds at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 6 at The First Congregational Church, on 4 Highland Street in Meredith NH. Burial will be at a future date at Greenwood Cemetery in Kingston NH. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his memory to Concord Regional VNA.

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First Congregational Church
4 Highland Street
Meredith, NH 03253
Friday, April 6, 2018
11:00 AM

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