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Gordon B. Flint, Jr.

April 2, 1949 ~ July 29, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old


Newport, NH-Gordon B. Flint, Jr., 74, of DeWalt Avenue, died Friday, July 28, 2023.

He was born in Claremont, NH on April 2, 1949 the son of the late Gordon B. and Dorothy (Minor) Flint, Sr.

He graduated as Valedictorian from Newport High School in 1967 and attended the St. Paul’s Advanced Study Program between his junior and senior year.  He considered that program to be the best preparation for Dartmouth where he graduated in 1971 magna cum laude.  Very active at Dartmouth, he was a member of the Glee Club, Band and Kappa Kappa Kappa Fraternity.  Gordon worked as an intern with the NH Office of State Planning.  At age 21, he was one of Newport’s representatives to the General Court during the 1971-1972 session, being the youngest member.  He received the degree of doctor of jurisprudence from the University of VA School of Law in 1974. 

Gordon returned to Newport in 1974 and had been an associate with John C. Fairbanks for several years until becoming self employed in the 80’s.  He retired in 2007.

Athletic and musical, Gordon played football, track, baseball and basketball.  He sang with the Newport Area Choir, played in the original Opera House Band, played with the East Bay Jazz Band and the Mad Bavarian Brass Band.  He played the trumpet for weddings and area churches.  Gordon had served on the Newport Opera House Board of Directors and performed in many shows including Sound of Music, Music Man, Annie Get Your Gun, Pajama Game, Carousel, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. One of the things that was most meaningful was that he played Taps the first year at the NH Veterans Cemetery during the 100 Nights of Remembrance.

Gordon was a member of the South Congregational Church and a former member of the choir, had served on the school board, was a judge in the District Court in Newport and had been a member of the Lions Club and the Rotary.

He is survived by his wife of  42 years, Sandra (Bodge) Flint of Newport, NH; in-laws, nieces, a grandnephew, a grandniece and cousins.

Friends may call at the Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home, 42 Main Street, Newport on Thursday, August 10, 2023 from 5:00-7:00 P.M.  A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 11, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at  South Congregational Church, 20 Church Street, Newport, NH.  Private burial will be held in North Newport Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Claremont Soup Kitchen, 53 Central Street, Claremont, NH  03743 or to Faith and Nature Camp, South Congregational Church, 20 Church Street, Newport, NH  03773.

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August 10, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home
42 Main Street
Newport, NH 03773

Memorial Service
August 11, 2023

11:00 AM
South Congregational Church in Newport

Private Committal


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