George F. Ayers

> George F. Ayers, 93, formerly of Am­herst and Milford, NH passed away peacefully at the NH Veterans Home in Tilton, NH on January 19, 2016.

George, who was known as "Red" to his family and friends, was born February 01, 1922 in Dedham, MA to Helen G. (Wright) and Frank P. Ayers.

Red graduated from Milford High School and en­tered the Navy during World War II. In the Navy, he served as a Machin­ist Mate 2nd Class. Fol­lowing his service in the Navy, Red worked for the Milford Public Works De­partment and the Milford School system.

After World War II, Red returned home to Mil­ford. On December 17, 1944 Red married Anne Courage. They were hap­pily married for 54 years. Anne Ayers passed away in 1988.

Red was an accom­plished carpenter. He enjoyed working with his hands and his work demonstrated his atten­tion to detail and talent. Red was also an avid and fierce horseshoe player. He competed successfully in many local horseshoe tournaments. In his spare time, Red enjoyed visiting his camp in Allenstown. Red was loved by his fam­ily and friends for his great sense of humor and his quick wit.

In addition to his wife, Anne, Red was predeceased by his sister, Phyllis Aubin of Milford, NH.

Red is survived by three sisters, Agnes Bent of Brookline, NH, Irene Ayers of Manchester, NH and Dorothy McQuown of Merrimack, NH. Red is also survived by many nieces, nephews, grand­nieces and grandneph­ews.

A memorial visiting hour was held Friday, January 22nd from 12:00- 1:00 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 1:00 p.m. in the Smith & Heald Funeral Home 63 Elm St. Milford, NH. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the New Hampshire Vet­erans Home, 139 Winter Street, Tilton, NH 03276 or to Share Outreach, Inc., 1 Columbus Avenue, Mil­ford, NH 03055. Arrange­ments are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home. To share a memo­ry or offer a condolence, please visit www.smith-heald.com.