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RAYMOND — Francis "Bud" William Harney Jr., 83, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010 at the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton.

He was born April 19, 1927 in Sanford, Maine, to Francis William Harney Sr. and Mary Florence (Austin) Harney.

One of 11 children, Bud grew up in Massachusetts, graduated from Needham High School, and earned his B.A. degree from U.N.H.

He enlisted into the U.S. Navy in 1945 and served in World War II. After the war he worked as a farmer in North Hampton and went on to serve as Chief of Police in North Hampton before becoming a production engineer for Cahill Company in Hampton and later for the Schlegel Company in Rochester, N.Y. He found the greatest joy of his career after 'retirement," working as a starter and ranger at the Candia Woods Golf Links in Candia. Bud greatly enjoyed playing golf, especially with his golf partner, Bill Whittier, who extended such generous friendship that made it possible for Bud to continue golfing in his later years, and was so much appreciated by Bud and family.

The family is grateful to the staff and friends at the New Hampsrhie Veterans Home, where Bud resided for the last three years.

He was predeceased by his wife, Nancy (Cromwell) Harney, who died Sept. 27, 2010; a sister, Mary Alden; and four brothers, John, Charles, Robert, and Michael Harney. Bud is survived by his daughter, Janice Stewart of Australia; two sisters, Pam Bassett of Greensboro, Ga., Sheila Linscott of Newark, Del.; three brothers, Peter Harney of Raymond, Edward Harney of Lyndonville, N.Y., Jim Harney of Macedon, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: There are no calling hours. Burial will be held at the family's convenience in North Hampton. To sign an online guest book, please visit www.brewittfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Brewitt Funeral Service & Crematory, 14 Pine St., Exeter, 603-772-3554. www.brewittfuneralhome.com.
Published on  November 18, 2010
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