John B Hare
December 16, 1928 – August 24, 2019
John Baillie Hare, 90, of Waterford, died on August 24th, 2019, at Bayview Health Care Center. He was born on December 16, 1928, in Edinburgh, Scotland, the son of John B. and Elizabeth (Pearson) Hare.
He graduated from Heriot-Watt College, Edinburgh and worked in the laboratories of the Heriot-Watt College, Edinburgh University, and the Arthur D. Little Research Institute in Scotland. In 1962, he joined Pfizer, Inc. in Sandwich, Kent, England, and the family moved to Littlebourne, Kent. In 1973, John transferred to Pfizer in Groton to join the Technical Information Central Research team and the family took up residence in Waterford. After 31 years with the company, John retired in 1993 as Senior Information Scientist.
For many years, John volunteered at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, and the Homeless Hospitality Center in New London. He was a devoted member of Crossroads Presbyterian Church, Waterford, and served as ruling elder and deacon.
John enjoyed collecting postage stamps, classical music, opera, art, Egyptology, traveling , and walks by the shore.
He is survived by Anne "Nancy" Hare, his loving wife of 67 years; daughter Marianne (Stephen) Davis of Shrewsbury, MA; son Iain Hare of New London, CT; three grandchildren Katherine Davis of San Diego, CA; Daniel Davis of Decatur, GA and Allison Davis of Shrewsbury, MA; brother Eric (Winifred) Hare of Glasgow, Scotland; nieces Natalie (Ges) Bass of Cumbernauld, Scotland; Andrea (Crawford) Sanderson of Auckland, New Zealand; Margaret Lauder of Ilford, England; nephew Eric (Elaine) Hare of Bishopton, Scotland and cousin Irene Craine of Birkenhead, England.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Crossroads Presbyterian Church, Cross Road, Waterford, CT, followed by a luncheon at Filomena's, Boston Post Road, Waterford.
Fulton-Theroux Funeral Service Inc., 181 Ocean Avenue, New London, is assisting the family with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crossroads Presbyterian Church.
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John B Hare
Nancy (Seely) Butler
August 26, 2019
To Anne and family,
I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. He was a great guy. I enjoyed working with you both for many years and remember his smiling face and the volunteer work you both did at the hospital. My sincere condolences you your entire family.