William Denton's Story
William Denton Hoffman, age 84, of Pavillion Drive, died suddenly at his home in the early morning of May 29, 2017.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Lorane R. (Bessette) Hoffman, his sister, Sylvia Kloc; his brother, Michael Hoffman and his wife, Gail, and his children, Cathrine Hobbs, Sharon Buselmeier, William Anthony Hoffman and his wife, Ambe, Arthur Rabert, Robert Hamilton Hoffman and his wife, Emma P. Hall, and Nicholas Alexander Hoffman, as well as several grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter Paula Paull, and his sister, Sandra Lentz.
He was born in Tennessee, the son of the late Verge and Cora (Denton) Hoffman. They moved to Michigan, where he joined the army at a young age. He worked as a sales professional for most of his life, from his early days at the Detroit Free Press, to later when he became the Retail Advertising Manager at the Lawrence Eagle Tribune. He was the top salesman for Adelphia for several years prior to retiring in Vermont. He couldn’t sit still, so he worked part-time for WCFR, which ended up being one of his favorite positions. He moved to Concord, N.H. and volunteered his time at WNHN, securing underwriting for the small non-profit station.
In his retirement, he spent his days as an avid reader of several political websites and watched no less than four hours of political news every day. He had an incredible memory for facts and figures. He loved baseball and movies and music, but most of all he loved being at home with his family. He will be sorely missed.
Memorial visiting hours will be held on Friday, June 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Waters Funeral Home, 50 South Main Street, Concord.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 3 at 10:30 a.m. at Christ the King, St. John’s Church, 72 South Main Street, Concord.
Donations to cover funeral expenses can be made here: https://www.gofundme.com/saw3y5-funeral-expenses.
Published on  June 1, 2017