Harold C. Hanaford
Harold C. “”Hard Luck”” Hanaford, 89, died at his home with his family by his side on March 17, 2018. Born in Plymouth on March 2, 1929, he was the son of George and Eva A. (Brooks) Murphy. Harold was raised in Lower Intervale by Frank and Maude Hanaford. He attended the one-room school in Lower Intervale and graduated from Plymouth High School.
Harold served his country in the U.S. Army in Korea. After serving his country, Harold returned home and went to work as a mechanic and later on owned his own excavation business. He was member of the American Legion Post No. 26 in Bristol and the Northeastern Speedway in Vermont.
Harold was an avid stock car racer. He raced during the winter at the Plymouth Fairgrounds; he also raced his flathead coup at short-tracks all over New Hampshire and Vermont. He won the Thunder Road Track Championship in 1964; he raced in Daytona in 1966; and was inducted into the New England Antique Racers hall of fame in 2009.
Harold is survived by his wife Florence (McLoud) Hanaford of Bridgewater; his daughter Lynn Comeau; sons Brian Hanaford, and Robert Hanaford; his grandchildren Samuel Harold Comeau, Sabrena Florence McPhail, and Chelsie Burland; great-grandchildren David Comeau, Stacy Comeau, Nicholas Comeau, and Jamie Comeau; his sisters Pearl O’Brien of Meredith, Edna Bowley of North Haverhill; and his brother Calvin Batchalder of Alton. He was predeceased by his sister Jule Gurall, and his brother George Murphy.
Services will be at the convenience of the family. Donations may be made to the , or the Newfound Area Nursing Association, 214 Lake Street, Bristol, NH 03222. Dupuis Funeral Home in Ashland is assisting the family. For more information, go to dupuisfuneralhome.com
Blue Knight #73 1982 Chevy Cavalier
Driven by: Donnie Bunnell
- Built in 1982 by Ron Yuhas
- Refurbed in 2012 by Ron, and original crew.
- All sheet metal done with original templets with original roof
- Hood made from original mold
- 604 Butler / McMaster tour engine with Dyno Sheets
- White powder coated headers
- Remcoated Magnus 3 speed transmission
- New multi disc clutch
- Original quick change totally rebuilt with extra gear sets
- All new suspension
- New fuel cell with new steel braided fuel lines
- All new Wilwood brakes rotors and calipers
- All safety equipment current
- Full containment seat
- 1 set of chrome rims with new Hoosier tires
- 1 set of painted rims with tires less than 50 laps
Over $28,000 invested asking $16,500
Contact Dennis at 401-413-5107 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
|Our deepest condolences to the Seller/Blanchette family on the passing of Rachel Seller, wife of the late Bob Seller, mother of Rod Seller and Rhonda Blanchette, and Grandmother to Megan Blanchette – all well respected long-time past officers and members of NEAR.
Rachel M. (Goetchius) Seller
SOUTHINGTON – Rachel M. (Goetchius) Seller, 88, of Meriden and formerly of Southington, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at HOCC of New Britain. She had been the loving wife of the late Robert J. Seller for 62 years.
Born in Quincy, Mass., on Jan. 12, 1930 to the late Kenneth and Pauline (Plummer) Goetchius, she had been a longtime Southington resident. Rachel graduated from North Quincy High School and went on to enroll as one of the first women at MIT, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering. Rachel moved to Southington in 1954 after marrying her childhood sweetheart, Bob. She established her own residential home design business so she could work at home while raising her children. Rachel loved auto racing, singing in the chorus and playing bingo. She also played the piano and the organ. Rachel is survived by her daughter, Rhonda Blanchette and her husband, Gerry, of Plantsville; her son, Rodney J. Seller and his wife, Kristin, of New Britain; and three grandchildren, Amanda Seller, of Hebron, Robert Blanchette and his longtime girlfriend, Jenn, of Panama City Beach, Fla., and Megan Blanchette, of Plantsville; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Rachel’s memory may be made to the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, 103 Vision Way, Bloomfield, CT 06002 or at https://www.fidelco.org/.
Rachel’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the entire staff at the Village at Kensington Place for the exceptional care and compassion they showed her for the last 6 years.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, March 20, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St., Plantsville. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21, at the Plantsville Funeral Home, with an hour of visitation prior to the service from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in South End Cemetery, Southington. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.
Plantsville Funeral Home
All Near Events in 2018 will be co-ordinated by a committee split into Northern/Southern New England contingents. Any drivers/cars desiring to run with NEAR will be required to submit a 2018 medical form. Each car will require a safety inspection and have the 2018 NEAR inspection sticker affixed to run on any track.
Copies of the forms and rules are highlighted below for your convenience. Please click on link, and download/print. Further information, as well as contact info for the committee chairs, will soon be available.
Attention: New show added to schedule.
Bouchard Show in Sept. has been changed to the 15th. Plainville Reunion Date is Sept. 22nd, rain date the 23rd.
2018 schedule is up with what we have right now for cars, menu to the top.
2018 Membership apps . Club/car rules, HOF Nomination forms are up in menu buttons to the right.
2018 officers and contact info updated, more to come!!!
Photos of the 2018 NEAR Annual Meeting and Presentation of Awards for the previous season have been posted in the “Photo Section”, click the tab at the top to view the pictures individually…
2ND UPDATE-MEETING DATE CHANGED TO
SUNDAY, JANUARY 21st, 2018
DUE TO SCHEDULING CONFLICT AT TRACK
THOMPSON SPEEDWAY CLUBHOUSE
205 E THOMPSON RD. THOMPSON, CT.
DOORS AT 11 A.M. – MEMBER LUNCH AT NOON
FREE LUNCH FOR PAID MEMBERS – ALL OTHERS $10.00 CHARGE
AWARDS FOR TOP FOUR CARS/DRIVERS 2017
DISCUSSIONS FOR RUNNING/STILL SHOWS 2018 SEASON SUGGESTIONS, COMMITTEE FORMING AND ADDITIONS, COMPLAINTS
RACING ITEMS/MEMORABILIA RAFFLE
BRING ALONG ANY ITEMS YOU WISH TO CONTRIBUTE/DONATE TO RAFFLE
MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE AND PROCESSED
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