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Richard "Dick" Arthur Samoisette, 75, passed away at the VA Boston Medical Center, West Roxbury, Mass., May 7, 2016, surrounded by his family members. Richard was born to Juliette and Antonio Polito in Manchester, N.H., on December 27, 1939. He graduated from Haverhill Trade School and Haverhill High School. He also attended Kiekaffer Engineering School in Detroit, Mich. Dick married Brenda Jo Bragdon of Kingston, N.H., on December 23, 1961. He and his brother, Bob, owned and operated Kingston Mower and Sports, Route 125, Kingston, for over 30 years. He was a police officer and the dog officer in Kingston for nearly 10 years, as well. He was also the first President of the Eskimos Skimobile Club in Salem, N.H. Dick, accompanied by his wife, Brenda, was stationed in Giessen Germany as an MP
and was a member of the Rattle Battle Rifle Team touring western Europe in 1962. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Jo; his daughter, Halle J. Heinze; grandchildren, Mackenzie L. and Brendan P. Heinze of Danville; his son, Rick Samoisette and wife, Debbie (DiFulvio); grandchildren, Laura M. and Andrew R. Samoisette of Kingston; son, Troy P. of Kingston; and granddaughter, Olivia S. Samoisette of Kingston and West Newbury, Mass. He also leaves his brother, Robert K. and wife, Lynda (Rose) of Merrimac, Mass.; dear nieces and nephews and their children; cousins in this area including Therese (Lajeunesse) and her husband, Steve Langley of Southboro, Mass. He is also survived by three half-sisters, Byron (Polito) West and her husband, Roger of Wheatridge, Colo., Cyndi Polito of Carmichael, Calif., and Tina (Polito) Bartorelli of Washington; three half-brothers, Steve Polito and wife, Carol of Anchorage, Alaska, Antonio and Christopher Polito of southern California, and again dear nieces and nephews. Dick and Brenda lived in Tennessee the past 10 years. He was an ardent woodworker, loved sailing, shooting, hunting and dirt bike riding. He and Brenda also owned a net-working business for 20 years. Dick has left behind many, many wonderful friends and for them we are most grateful.
A memorial service will be held at the Kingston Congregational Church Saturday, June 4, at 11 a.m. with luncheon to follow. Brewitt Funeral Home, 14 Pine St., Exeter, NH, is assisting the family. Donations may be made in his memory to the Alzheimer's Association or the incredible Fisher House, 1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132.
Published on May 17, 2016
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