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Mourning the passing of John Noel Stainton, 87 a long-time resident of Goffstown

OBITUARY: John Noel Stainton, 87, passed away peacefully on December 15, 2016, at Ridgewood Center, Bedford, NH. He was born in York, England on December 9, 1929, the son of John and Elsie Stainton.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Joyce Barbara (Ventress) Stainton. He is survived by two daughters, Valerie Stainton Millios and her husband William, and Victoria LaRose and her husband Joel; and one grandson Paul Millios. John's family is grateful to the many caregivers who helped him in his final years. He was much loved and will be missed. 

During his life, he served in the Royal Air Force, England and worked for Monroe Business Machines for 33 years. He was a long-time resident of Goffstown, N.H. After retirement, he enjoyed traveling, watching the Red Sox, sailing and was a member of the Massabesic Yacht Club.

Private arrangements will be with immediate family. Memorial donations may be made to: Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire. For more information or to sign an online guestbook go to

French and Rising Funeral Home