Doug was born on October 31,1937, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, son of Herbert and Margaret (LeDoux) Hare. He was a Navy Veteran, retiring in June 1977, after 20 years, and was very proud of his submarine service. His grandson, Noah Alexander, carries on by serving in the US Navy today, serving in Garland, Texas. After retiring from the US Navy, Doug worked with his father at Hare’s Precision Grinding, in Deering, New Hampshire. In 1986, he married the love of his life, Shirley Ann Perrier. For over 30 years, they visited casinos in Connecticut and Atlantic City, and enjoyed spending time at the American Legion Post in Hillsborough, New Hampshire until her passing on April 19, 2017.
Doug was also predeceased by a sister, Karen Hare Ferrigno, in 2008.
Doug is survived by his children, Scott and Christine (Hare) Bastek, of Thompson CT, Thomas and Connie (Hare) McNally of Webster, MA, Dean and Michelle Hare of Fort Mill, SC, George and Judy Lamothe of Thomaston, CT, Patricia (PJ) Lamothe and Jean Mclean of Stoddard, NH, James Lamothe and Dave Dubois of Manchester NH, and Gary Lamothe of Antrim, NH, many loving grandchildren, including Zach Alexander of Wichita, KS, Tyler Alexander of Dayville, CT, Noah and Abby Alexander of Forney, TX, Travis and Caroline Hare of Heartland, TX, Cole Hare of Fort Mill, SC, Jessica Murphy of CT and Mandy Lamothe of MA, loving great-grandchildren, including Kinsley Alexander of Forney TX, Owen Hare of Heartland, TX and seven other great-grandchildren. He also leaves a sister, Cindy McCarty of Glendale, AZ, and many nieces and nephews.
Doug will be fondly remembered for his love of sports, Hershey bars, his Celtics jacket, and his US Navy polo shirt, which he wore proudly.
His family would like to thank the staff at Concord Hospital for their selfless care of our father, grandfather and great-grandfather. You are truly heroes and we thank you so much for being by his side when we could not be there. Love to you all.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Hillsboro Rescue Squad.
The Holt-Woodbury Funeral Home & Cremation Service Hillsboro, NH is assisting the family.
Due to COVID-19, a memorial gathering will be held at a later date, when time allows.