William F. Curless

>BRADFORD, NH – William F. Curless, 81, of Davis Road, died Thursday, Septem­ber 1, 2016 in Bradford.

He was born in Bel­mont, MA on May 21, 1935 the son of Frank W. and Gertrude M. (Gruhn) Curless.

He graduated from Belmont High School and attend­ed Northeastern. Bill served in the U.S. Army for two years and then the Reserves for four years. While living in MA, he worked for Sanborn, where they built medical equipment and McPher­son Instruments, where he worked on the first EKG machine. Bill worked at Itek in the Aerospace in­dustry, where he helped make and fine tune hand held cameras used by the astronauts. Later he left the hi tech world and worked at Boise Cascade Real Estate. They moved to Bradford, NH in 1972 and he owned and oper­ated Curless and Sons building area homes retir­ing 10 years ago.

Bill was a member of the Concord Aero Guid­ance Society working with radio control airplanes. He enjoyed building mod­el airplanes to scale and flying them.

His wife of 53 years, Patricia (Minott) Curless, died in 2010. Members of his family surviving in­clude three children and their spouses, William and Debbie Curless of Sutton, NH, Jeffrey and Laurie Curless of Milford, NH and Lisa and Al Myers of Brad­ford, NH; eight grandchildren, Andrea, Benjamin, Abigail, Jeffrey, Elizabeth, Adri­an, Meaghan and Emily; four great-grandchildren, Gregory, Edward, Oliver and Daisy; a brother and his wife, Richard W. and Judy Curless of Westford, MA and Bradford, NH; and two nieces, Barbara Carter of Henniker, NH and Susan Curless of Ha­waii.

Friends may call at the Chadwick Funeral Home, 235 Main Street, New London, NH on Friday, September 9, 2016 from 5:00-7:00 P.M. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. in Sun­ny Plain Cemetery, Brad­ford, NH with military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Brad­ford Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 381, Bradford, NH 03221 or to the Henniker Rescue Squad, P.O. 753, Contoocook, NH 03229.