Larry was a long time, and very loyal and giving, member of our club. For several years he dragged out his large tent, his military kitchen, the water buffalo and radio truck for our use at Field Day. He was our Spaghetti King for our Saturday night dinners for many, many years. He was always a shining face at National Night Out Against Crime in Concord, showing off his military vehicles, and letting kids climb in and honk the horns. I knew him far fewer years than many of our members, but I know he will be sorely missed.
WEARE – Lawrence Albert “Larry” Damour, Sr., age 70, of Weare, passed away on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018.
Larry was born in Manchester on June 26, 1948 but grew up in Henniker. Larry was born to the late Donat A. and Margueritte (Gagnon) Damour, he was also predeceased in death by an older brother, Victor Damour, who died before Larry was born.
Larry is survived by his siblings, Alfred D. Damour of Chester, Va.; Ernest R. Damour of Gorham; and Jane E. (Damour) Rodriguez of Tacoma, Wash.
Larry graduated from the Bailey Technical School in St. Louis, Mo. where he was trained as an auto mechanic. He served in the United States Army between 1968 and 1970 and was stationed in Korea.
He was a firefighter and an EMT with the Concord Fire Department for 25 years and dedicated his life to helping others. Larry was well-known for his sense of humor and unique ability to carry on a conversation with anyone. He enjoyed a variety of hobbies and interests, ranging from amateur (ham) radios to restoring military vehicles. He was past president and long-time member of the Merrimack Valley Military Vehicle Collectors Club.
Larry is survived by his wife of 43 years, Dorothy F. (Jewell) Damour; his children, Melanie Damour-Horrell of Mandeville, La.; Lawrence A. Damour, Jr., of Henniker; and Timothy A. Damour of Weare; and his grandchildren Braden J. Horrell and Kellan M. Horrell of Mandeville, La.
Calling hours will be held at the Holt Woodbury Funeral Home, 19 Hall Ave, Henniker, 03242 on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Burial services will be held at the NH State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Hwy Route 3, Boscawen, 03303 on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Honor Flight New England, P.O. Box 16287, Hooksett, N.H., 03106, or American Legion Post 65, 12 N. Stark Hwy, Weare, N.H., 03281, or organizations dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of animals.