Mr. Gordon J. Summers, 62, of Cedar Street, Tilton, N.H., died at Franklin Regional Hospital on March 30, 2006.

Gordon was born in Concord, Vt., on Nov. 19, 1943, the son of Raymond Clinton Summers and A. Laurette Messer. He was raised in St. Johnsbury and was a Tilton resident for several years.

Mr. Summers served in the U.S. Air Force from 1961-65 and attained the rank of Airman Second Class. Following his military service, he worked in law enforcement for over 20 years, including working with the Franklin Police Department, Exeter Police Department and as a correctional officer for Merrimack County Corrections. He later worked at Tilton School and Polyclad Laminates in Franklin.

Mr. Summers was currently employed at Manchester Airport as a security inspector for TSA (Transportation Security Agency).

A natural athlete, Gordon enjoyed participating in local sports activities. He was also a member of the Laconia Elks Lodge 876, Laconia VFW Post 1690, Laconia American Legion Post 1, and Laconia Rod and Gun Club. Mr. Summers was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Tilton.

Family members include three children, Jason J. Summers of Tilton, Robert Summers of Hill, N.H., and Gordon Mobbs of Laconia, N.H.; four grandchildren, Cordell, Socorra, Brittany and Tyler; two brothers, William Summers of Laconia, and Frank Messer of Dracut, Mass.; five sisters, Frances McCrea of Concord, N.H., Raylene Provencher of Northwood, N.H., Carolyn Bruso of Penacook, N.H., Jean Beaule of Alaska, and Janet Gilman of Vermont; and nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, Bruce James Summers; and a sister, Joyce Metcalf.

Visiting hours will be held Monday, April 3, from 6-8 pm at Paquette-Neun Funeral Home, 104 Park St., Northfield, N.H. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday, April 4, at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Route 140, Belmont, N.H. Burial with military honors will follow at New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen, N.H.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mr. Summers may be made to a charity of one's choice.

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