American Veteran 09

John Magee

December 28, 1934 ~ August 7, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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John Magee, 88, of Wolfeboro NH, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 7, 2023 surrounded by his loved ones in Wolfeboro, NH.

John was a native and life-long resident of Wolfeboro, born on December 28, 1934 the son of James and Beatrice (Brown) Magee. John was born and raised in Wolfeboro, attended local schools, and was a graduate of Brewster Academy. John attended college at Boston University.

John served in the U.S. Army Corps for six years studying meteorology with Commendations for Marksman (Rifle) prior to his marriage to his wife Sandra (Bennett) Magee. John enjoyed his time as a schoolteacher in Attleboro Massachusetts and at Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith teaching Science and Mathematics. He was a coach for the ski team and volunteered with Special Olympic Ski Races. He would spend his summers working for Gordon Research Conferences at Brewster Academy.

John was well known in the Wolfeboro Community for his Christmas Tree Farm and Wreaths. He had a love for dowsing which he had learned from Royal Prindall also of Wolfeboro. He was a member of the Mom and Pops Band and performed in many July 4th parades. He was a regular participant and or volunteer in The Granite Man Race. He served on many councils and boards in the Wolfeboro Community. John was a member of the New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association.

John enjoyed watching his grandchildren, Bradley Riley and Shannon Riley play sports, especially ice hockey. John and his wife Sandy were always present at these sporting events to support and cheer them on.

John is survived by his daughter Donna Riley and her husband William of Wolfeboro as well as his grandson Bradley Riley and his wife Erica, along with his great grandchildren Austin and Charlotte Riley of Alstead NH, his granddaughter Shannon Riley, of Wolfeboro, his Nephew Richard Thomas, his Nephew Gary Thomas and his wife Paula, and his great nephew Michael Thomas.

John was predeceased by his father and mother, James and Beatrice Magee, his sister Betty (Magee) Thomas, and his lovely wife Sandra Magee.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Agriculture Science Program at the Lakes Region Technical Center at Kingswood Regional High School, 384 South Main Street, Wolfeboro, NH 03894.

Family and friends are welcomed to gather at the Lord Funeral Home, 23 Club Lane, Wolfeboro, NH on August 18, 2023 from 4 PM to 6 PM with a service given by Rev. Lindsay at 6 PM.

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Time of Remembrance
August 18, 2023

4:00 PM
Lord Funeral Home, Wolfeboro, NH
Rt. 28
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire 03894

Blessing Service
August 18, 2023

6:00 PM
Lord Funeral Home, Wolfeboro, NH
Rt. 28
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire 03894


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