Lyle Hartford, 93, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family April 27, 2017. He was born Aug. 13, 1923, the son of Lyle F. Hartford and Josey (Glidden) Hartford and was a long time resident of Lebanon. He moved to Belmont in 2003 and resided with his youngest daughter and her husband.

Lyle served in the United States Army 15th Medical Depot Company during World War II. He was married to the late Barbara (Richardson) Hartford for 49 years. Lyle worked at Rigazo's in Rochester, N.H., and later for the University of New Hampshire. After he retired from the university, he worked at the Pallet Shop for 17 years. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and belonged to the James Farrington-Pleiades Chapter Order of Eastern Star No. 7 in Rochester, N.H.

Lyle is survived by his seven children: Galen, Steven, and Ronald Wilson, Lori Lauckner, Patty Lee, Paula Dunn and Susan Littlefield; 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

He married a woman with six children and then they had one together. All of them loved him dearly. He lived to be 93 years old. What a life!

A service will be held at Edgerly Funeral Home in Rochester, N.H., May 13, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Beacon Hospice, 289 State St., Suite B, Bangor, ME 04401, or call (207) 942-2940.

Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Memories and condolences may be shared at ripostafh.com.