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COLEBROOK, N.H. — Thomas H. Masse, 74, of Colebrook, N.H. died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.

Before retiring to Colebrook four years ago, Thomas and his wife Beverly lived in Atkinson, N.H. for 45 years.

He was born July 15, 1936 in Burlington, Vt., the son of Horace and Justine (McGowan) Masse. He graduated in 1955 from Litchfield High School, Litchfield, Conn., where he held a 17-year track record. He served in the United States Navy from 1955 to 1959.

He married Beverly Driscoll in Haverhill on Dec. 16, 1961. Thomas worked 30 years as a tool and die maker for Lucent Technologies in North Andover, 10 years as a coach bus driver for Coach Company in Plaistow, N.H. and most recently eight years at Dunn's Equipment in Haverhill.

Thomas loved boating, traveling in his RV and riding his motorcycle. Most of all he, loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly; two sons, James and his wife Christina of Danville, N.H., John and his wife Beth of East Dixfield, Maine; six daughters, Mary Finney and her husband William of Groton, N.H., Patricia Delorie and her husband DJ of Deerfield, N.H., Denise O'Regan and her husband Larry of Kingston, N.H., Michele Kaulback and her fiance John Veneski of Greenland, N.H., Renee Goodman and her husband Glenn of Angleton, Texas, Danielle Cooper and her husband Brent of Loganville, Ga.; one sister, Geraldine Slater and her husband Robert of Woodbury, Conn.; 12 grandchildren, Brian Jr., Jocelyn, Rylee, Rebecca, Jason, Keith, Madison, Mikayla, Krystal, Sara, Nathan and Thomas; along with several nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: A service will be held at Brookside Chapel and Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Plaistow, N.H. on Oct. 2, at noon. The Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct., Vt. assisted with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed in the form of an online guestbook at www.knightfunralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Memory of Thomas Masse to the Upper Valley Hostel, 17 South St., Hanover, NH 03755.
Published on  October 7, 2010
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