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William F. Fleming, born in Boston, June 10, 1934. Son of William F. Fleming, Saco, Maine and Elizabeth Murdock Nichols, Halifax, Mass., both deceased. Loving husband of Lolly Fleming and father of Kirsten Fleming Moffat, Kittery, Maine and Susan Fleming Foster, Manchester, N.H. Bill also leaves his sons-in-law, Scott Moffat and Keith Foster and five grandchildren, Timothy, Lauren and Benjamin Moffat of Kittery, Maine; Keiley and Allyssa Foster of Manchester, New Hampshire.
After serving in Germany for the USAF Bill returned to Boston working at H P Hood Milk Co. He eventually opened his own business designing agricultural buildings, equestrian facilities, and marinas. Many of his buildings still dot the New England landscape today. After retirement, he became a mediator for the courts and the automobile industry.
Bill believed in giving back and volunteered for many years at Community Caregivers of Derry. He was on the Board of Community Development Services in Portsmouth, N.H. and also served as Commodore and Secretary of the Portsmouth Yacht Club. He was a member of St. Andrew’s Masonic Lodge in Portsmouth. For 30 years, he was a fixture on the New England coast sailing his Pearson 30 sailboat “Viewpoint” until health issues made that impossible. He loved the fact that the boat now sails on Lake Winnipesaukee with new loving owners.
Burial will be in NH Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen, N.H. at a later date and services will be private at his request. The family thanks the Visiting Nurses Association of Rockingham County and Londonderry Family Practice for their support and kindness over the years. Memorial donations in his name may be made to the Portsmouth Yacht Club Building Fund, P.O. Box 189, New Castle, NH 03854, or Community Caregivers, 1B Commons Drive, Unit 10, Londonderry, NH 03053. The Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium of Derry and Londonderry are assisting the family with arrangements. To send a condolence or for more information, visit, www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  September 8, 2016
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