Steven Michael Barton

Steven Michael Barton, 72, of Chestnut Street in Claremont, NH, passed peacefully in his home on Saturday, July 26, 2014 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Steve was born in Claremont, NH on May 22, 1942, the son of Bernard H. and Louise E. (Wheeler) Barton. He was a graduate of Stevens High School in the Class of 1960 and then earned a college degree from the Wentworth Institute in Boston, MA. Steven lived with his family in Amherst, NH for thirty-seven years. He was employed with Sanders Associates in Nashua, NH as an electrical engineer for twenty-seven years and then worked for Robinson Laboratories, also in Nashua for eight years before retiring and returning to Claremont in 1997. Steven was a member of the NH Timber Owners Association and the AARP. He was an avid lover of his woodland in Acworth, NH and spent much time scouting, dropping, cutting, splitting, and burning his own wood.

Steve is survived by his wife of nearly 52 years, Angeline “Ann” (Gagne) Barton of Claremont whom he married on August 25, 1962; two sons, David M. Barton of Unity, NH, and Daniel J. Barton and his wife Sharon of Amherst, NH; three daughters, Brenda L. Foley and her husband David of Claremont, NH; Diane M. Barton of Florida; and Karen T. Markham and her husband, Stephen of Greenfield, NH. He is also survived by six grandchildren; Kelley, Lauren, T.J., Thomas, Allison, and Drew; three great-
grandchildren; Nolan, Aria, and Damian; two sisters, Joan Sirois and her husband, Armand of Unity, NH and Linda Rave and her partner Rick of Claremont, NH and nieces, nephews and cousins.

A time of fellowship and sharing will be held at the Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad St. Claremont, NH Wednesday, July 30th from 10 to 11AM with a prayer service at 11AM with Father George Majka officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made in Steve’s name to Turning Points Network 11 School St. Claremont, NH or Mt. Ascutney Oncology 205 County Rd. Windsor, VT or Angel Heart Caregivers PO Box 126, Newport, NH 03773.

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