Harland Pike ‘Hap’ Williams

Charleston N.H. — Harland Pike “Hap” Williams, 85, of Charlestown, died peacefully at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland, N.H. on Thursday, April 4, 2013 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Hap was born in Craftsbury Common, Vt, on July 5, 1927, the son of Leo and Alice (Pike) Williams.

He graduated from Craftsbury Academy and received a teaching degree from Lyndon State College. He went on to teach in several Vermont Schools before retiring from Riverside School in Springfield, Vt.

Hap participated in many sports, played and coached basketball and followed the Fall Mountain and Craftsbury High School programs as well as his children and grandchildren’s games. He was a keen gardener and always liked to be outdoors. He particularly enjoyed spending time at his camp on Little Hosmer in Craftsbury.

He leaves his wife, Anne (Mawson) Williams; three children, Audrey McGuire & David, Gary Williams & Pat, Amy Bandouveres and PJ; three grandchildren, Megan McGuire, Cory Williams and Melina Bandouveres; one sister, Roberta Jardine; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Wendell and Clarence and one sister, Marita.

We are most grateful to the staff of the Springfield Adult Day Center, the staff at Maplewood and Hospice for their wonderful care and compassion.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 27 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church with Martha Dyner, officiating.

Visiting hours will be held one hour prior at St. Luke’s Parish Hall.

Interment will follow in Pine Crest Cemetery in Charlestown, N.H., with a reception thereafter at the Charlestown Senior Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, Mass. 02472.

Arrangements are with the Charlestown Memorial Chapel, 34 Main Street, Charlestown, N.H.

To view an online memorial or send a private message of condolence visit, www.stringerfh.com.