PORT ORANGE, Fla. - Oda Joseph Caron, 80, formerly of Merrimack, N.H., passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013, at his home after a brief illness. He was born Nov. 3, 1932, in Howland, son of the late Alphonse and Eugene (Dumis) Caron.
Oda served as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps
during the Korean War
. He was also the former owner and operator of Caron & Sons Convenience Store, Merrimack, N.H.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Lawrence, James and Gerald Caron; and five sisters, Nora Paradise, Natalie Taylor, Evelyn Roy, Louise Howard and Hilda Dunton. Oda is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lorraine (Levesque); three sons, Dwight and wife, Kathryn, Craig and wife, Karen, and Randy and Danielle; daughter, Linda and husband, Dale Tiller; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank the staff at Florida Cancer Center and Lake Geneva Hospice Care, Port Orange, Fla., for all their assistance over the last seven months.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish to make memorial donations may make them in Oda's memory to New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery Association, P.O Box 626, Concord, NH 03302. A memorial Mass will be held 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 16 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack, N.H. A committal service will be held 1 p.m. in the chapel of the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, N.H. For more info and to sign an online register book, please visit www.rivetfuneralhome.com