John Henry's Story
John Henry Caron, Sr., of Salem, N.H., entered the gates of Heaven on August 27, 2017, to be welcomed by his loving wife, Florence (Thurow) Caron who passed in 2014. John, also known as Jake, was 92 years loved. In his early days, John served with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Abnaki (AT96) from 1943-1945. He was proud of being a WWII Veteran. Following the service, John was a longtime employee, until retirement, of Lucent Technologies of North Andover, Mass.
John was a lifelong avid fan of the New York Giants football team. He enjoyed playing 45's card games at the VFW, deep sea fishing, traveling, and spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed times with his many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Those left behind to mourn him are his son, John Henry Caron, Jr. and wife, Cynthia, of Londonderry; son, Russell A. Caron of Lunenberg, Mass.; his children by marriage, daughter, Terry Lund and husband, Paul of Atkinson, N.H.; daughter, Sharon Roberts of Plaistow, N.H.; son, Thomas Belanger and wife, Patricia of Sandown, N.H., and Frank Belanger of Atkinson, N.H. He also leaves behind his sister, Mary Desrochers of Methuen, Mass.; many cousins, nieces and nephews. Also greeting him in heaven are his parents, Alfred Caron, Sr. and Mary (Blott); his son by marriage, Barry F. Belanger who passed in 2016; and brothers, Alfred Caron, Jr. and Ernest "Bernie" Caron.
Calling hours will be held at Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street, Salem, NH on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, from 4 to 8 p.m. A Service of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at 9 a.m. at Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home. A graveside prayer with burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem, N.H.
In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s name may be made to the Salem VFW 8546, 42 N. Broadway, Salem, NH 03079. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.
Published on  August 29, 2017