Newport, NH: Robert James Hurd, 85, Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Opa, and Friend passed away on September 13, 2021 at New London Hospital. He was born in Newport on April 27, 1936 to the late Frank and Gertrude (Allen) Hurd.
Robert was born and raised in Newport and has lived in the area his entire life except when he was stationed in Germany. He was raised on a farm where he learned the value of hard work and was instilled with a love of nature and the outdoors. Robert served his country in the United States Army and then the Army National Guard. He worked at Joy Manufacturing, Tanks, and then at a liquor store part-time after retirement. Robert met his wife, Moni, in Berlin Germany in 1959. They returned to Newport in 1961. He had a great sense of humor. Robert loved his family and will be dearly missed.
Robert was predeceased by his parents, siblings, Hazel, Harold, and Ward Hurd, and sister in law, Hannelore Breng.
Surviving family members include his loving wife of 61 years, Moni (Riemann) Hurd of Newport, daughter, Sabine Coupal of Sunapee and her partner, Robert Guillow, grandchildren, Joshua Wood and Krystal Wood and her husband, Nate Boston, great grandchildren, Tiloh, Keryonna, Kendra, Klarissa, Jocelyn, Zaylia, Zoei, and Adaleigha, sister in law, Gisela Wolf, brother in law, Rolf Breng, nieces and nephews, Caroline Moore and her husband Don, Elaine Lamothe and her husband Bob, Rodney Hurd and his wife Juanita, Michael Breng, Peter Wolf, Tilo Breng, Axel Breng, Andrea Muth, and Anja Werner, and longtime adopted son, Michael Henault.
A memorial service will be held on Monday September 27, 2021 at 2 PM at United Methodist Church of the Good Shepherd, 11 Park Street, Newport, NH with burial to follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. A reception following the services will be announced.
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