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Richard Purington
January 20, 2022


BELMONT ---- Richard 'Dick' Andrew Purington, 94, died Thursday, January 20, 2022, at Concord Hospital - Laconia after a brief illness.

Dick was born in Candia, NH, on January 10, 1928, to Herman and Ruth (Lindholm) Purington.
He graduated from Manchester Central High School and Brown University.

Dick leaves behind his four daughters; Donna Lechak, and her husband Phil, Gettysburg, PA, Karlene McNamara, and her husband Richard, Belmont, NH, Karen Purington, and her partner Harvey Stone, Johnson City, TN, and Merry Smock, Belmont, NH, grandchildren; Jennifer Deware, Belmont, NH, Kendall McNamara, and her wife Katie, Campton, NH, Michael McNamara, Belmont, NH, Jason McNamara, Belmont, NH, Andrew Lechak, KY, Peter Lechak, and his wife Zahra, Seattle, WA, Katlyn Giragosian, and her husband Aaron, Whitefield, NH. He also leaves 9 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandson, along with many nephews, nieces and their families. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Elsie Pond Purington, brothers Kenneth Purington, and his wife Dot, and Jr. (Herman) Purington, both of Candia, NH, and great-grandson Jacob John Deware, of Belmont, NH.

There will be no calling hours.

A family funeral service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lakes Region Community Services, 719 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246 and/or to Franklin VNA and Hospice, 75 Chestnut Street, Franklin, NH 03235.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services and, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, NH, 03246 is assisting the family with arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial, please visit

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Laconia, NH 03246