NORTH JAY – Richard H. “Dick” Currier, 87, of North Jay, died early Monday, March 9, at his home.

He was born on May 12, 1921, in Whitefield, N.H., the son of Oscar Towle and Martha Jesse (Peake) Currier Sr.

Dick enlisted in the U.S. Navy after graduating from Jay High School and served during World War II aboard the USS Euryale. While on leave from the Navy, he married Eleanor Flint at her parents’ home on May 5, 1943 in Flagstaff. He returned to his duties in the Navy and was discharged in 1945.

He ran a portable sawmill with his brother Oscar until the early 1960s when he went to work as a millwright on the construction of the Androscoggin Mill. He continued work as a millwright in Green River, Wyo., where he lived for 10 years until his retirement.

He was a former member of the North Jay Sportsmans Club and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and geography. He was an avid learner, book reader and cat lover.

He is survived by his wife of more than 65 years, Eleanor Currier of North Jay; children, Daniel Currier and his wife, Brenda, of Plymouth, Harold Currier and his companion, Peggy Sue Jones, of Aurora, Colo., Jill Keiran and her husband, Patrick, of Livermore and daughter-in-law, Jean Currier of Houston, Texas; siblings, Oscar Towle Currier Jr. of Rock Springs, Wyo., and Martha “Patty” Currier of Fort Wayne, Ind.; grandchildren, Ortencia Arellano, Ella Coffren, Zachary Currier, Christopher A. Currier, Colin Coffren, Ryan Coffren, L.J. Kaufman, Lisa Guzman and Lucas Kaufman; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his son, Nathan Currier; his son-in-law, Larry Coffren; and his brother, John “Jack” Currier.

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