Henry Theodore “Ted” Asselin

North Haverhill, N.H. — Henry Theodore “Ted” Asselin, 81, of North Haverhill, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at his home.

Ted was born in Woodsville, N.H. on Sept. 20, 1931, to Henry and Ernestine (Perry) Asselin. He married Sheila Moore on Sept. 24, 1955.

During his life, Ted served in the Army, including tours in Vietnam, where he earned a Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart. He also served in Berlin, Germany during the airlift, in Panama, and Redstone Arsenal, Ala. He is remembered for running the Rest A While and Moosilauke Inn in Warren, N.H., and most notably for arranging to have a Redstone Missile brought to his home town of Warren. He will be most remembered for the love he had for his family and friends and his ability to tell funny stories for hours.

Ted was predeceased by his parents, Henry Asselin, Ernestine Simpson, and step-father, Ernest Simpson; sisters, Patricia Bourque and Judith Siakowski; and his oldest son, Michael Asselin.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sheila Asselin of North Haverhill, N.H.; two daughters, Sharon DiFranza and husband, Joseph DiFranza, of Princeton, Mass., and Loretta Asselin-Zahn and husband, Robert Zahn, of Washington, N.H.; four sons, David Asselin, of Vienna, Austria, Daniel Asselin, of Weare, N.H., Christopher Asselin and wife, Sheila Asselin, of Goffstown, N.H., and Patrick Asselin, of Perry, Ga.; a brother, John Asselin, of Ventura, Calif. and Port Huron, Mich.; a sister, Claire “Mickey” Hagerty, of Los Angeles, Calif.; sixteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.

A committal service will be held on Monday, July 8 at 12 noon at the Veteran’s Cemetery in Boscawen, N.H. There will be a gathering nearby following the service for family and friends, all are cordially invited. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Baldwin Memorial Library, Wells River, Vt.