Henry Miles Tower, 89 of North Adams, MA died Sunday December 16, 2018 at his home.
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He was born in Dixon, Illinois on December 5, 1929 son of Louis H. and Ellen (Schmall) Tower. He attended schools in Monroe and graduated from the Drury High School.
Henry was last employed as a supervisor at Chadbourne International in Williamstown for many years until his retirement. Before that he worked at General Cable Co. He was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church.
Henry was also a member of the Eagles in North Adams. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, bowling and gardening. He was a founder and member of the former Williamstown Sportsman's Club.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothea Arlene (Bessette) Tower whom he married on September 15, 1977 and three daughters Patricia M. (William B.) Primmer of Stamford, VT; Brenda J. Piscioneri of Adams; and Sherrie A. Tower of Cheshire; and four sons- Stephen H. (Lynne) Tower of Matthews, NC; Alphonse Phaneuf of CT; Gordon (Melissa) Tower and Douglas E. Phaneuf, both of Adams. He also leaves thirteen grandchildren; several great grandchildren; three sisters including Priscilla Thayer of Readsboro, VT; Bethel Alex and Leona Jones, both of Greenfield, MA; one brother- Harold L. Tower of Adams; and nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He was predeceased by his son and daughter in law- Wayne and Michele Tower and two sisters and one brother are deceased including Helen Tower, Shirley Tower Bennett, and Kenneth Tower.
FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for Henry Tower will be Thursday December 20, 2018 at 6:00 PM at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA. Burial will be private. Calling hours at the funeral home are Thursday from 4-6 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.