Published DateMOULTONBOROUGH — William Norwood Depuy, 80, of Moultonborough, NH and most recently Dover, NH died unexpectedly February 6, 2013.
Bill Depuy was born March 21, 1932 in Needham, MA, the only child of the late Fred Norwood and Sarah Elizabeth (Dearborn) Depuy. He was predeceased by the love of his life and wife of 38 years Nancy Holmes Marsh Depuy in November of 2012.
Bill graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1954. He was active in ROTC and was the president of SAE fraternity. He was a pilot and Major in the US Air Force and was a member of the first flight class to fly jet planes.
Bill's career included management positions of several airports including Manchester, Bangor International and Logan prior to joining the FAA as a New England Airport Safety Inspector. He also ran a small Taxidermy shop out of his Moultonborough home and ended his career driving a school bus for the children of Moultonborough and chopping onions for the women of the Moultonborough Methodist Church.
Bill and Nancy were very involved with their much loved Moultonborough United Methodist Church family and served as Lay Preachers in South Tamworth and surrounding communities. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking and had a great love for most everything about the North Country outdoors.
Bill is survived by his four children and their spouses, Lisa and Jim Coles of Newmarket, NH, John Depuy and Brenda Locke of Brewster, MA, Fred and Nancy Depuy of Newtown, CT, and Linda and Kevin Tuttle of Newfields, NH. He also leaves 10 grandchildren and their spouses, Jamie and Kristen Coles, Ericka Coles and Chris Asaro, Wesley Locke, Paige Locke, Cole Depuy, Wyatt Depuy, Harrison Depuy, Tucker Depuy, Ben Tuttle and Chris Tuttle and one great grandson, Jaxon Asaro. In addition, he leaves four step children and their families, David and Debbie Marsh, Janan and Wes Hays and their 2 daughters and families, Jenlian, McGregor, Jackson and Izabelle Chadwick and Allia Hays and John Connors, Julie Cudworth and her daughter Sheridan Cudworth and Jennifer Marsh Vaughn and her son Oliver Matte. Finally, he leaves behind his beloved cousin Nancy Knipe and her family.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 16, at 11:00 a.m. at the Moultonborough United Methodist Church, 1018 Whittier Highway, Moultonborough, NH.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Bill's name to the charity of your choice.
Visit www.kentandpelczarfh.com to sign an online guestbook.
Kent & Pelczar Funeral Home, 77 Exeter Street, Newmarket, NH 03857. 603-659-3344.