James "Jim" Fountain, 76, of Silver Lake, N.H., passed away peacefully on July 16, 2017, after a brief illness.
Lovingly known as Butch to his family, he was the son of the late James and Dorothy Fountain and raised by his uncle and aunt, the late Lawrence and Helen Barton.
Jim leaves behind his wife of 51 years, Judith; his daughters, Kathleen Golding and her husband, Matthew, of Albany, N.H.; and Ann Maribito and her husband, Walter, of Georgetown, Mass.; his grandchildren, Krystina, Jennifer and Danielle Vizard, Taylor and Kaylie Golding, Dante and Damon Maribito; his four sisters; two brothers; and many nieces and nephews.
Jim was born and raised in Lynn, Mass., and moved to Silver Lake in 1995 after retiring from the General Electric Co.
Jim graduated from Lynn Classical High School in 1958 and enlisted in the Army serving as a mechanic from 1959 until 1965. He was also a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus in Lynn.
In recent years, Jim and Judy wintered in Port Charlotte, FL where Jim would often be found singing karaoke at the Moose Club, singing Sweet Caroline. He was an avid golfer and loved camping and fishing.
Family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 21, at the Solimine Funeral Home (www.solimine.com) at 426 Broadway (Route 129) in Lynn.
A burial ceremony will take place on Saturday, July 22, at noon at the Madison Cemetery at East Madison Road (Route 113). There will be a celebration of life immediately afterward at the Albany Town Hall, 1972 NH Route 16, Albany, N.H.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim's memory can be made to the Manchester VA Medical Center, 718 Smyth Road, Manchester, NH 03104.
The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of local arrangements.
To send a message of condolence, or for more information visit www.furberandwhite.com.