, Derry, New Hampshire

August 16, 2012

Glenn R. Bethune, 47

Chester, NH — Glenn R. Bethune, 47, of Chester, NH died Wednesday August 8, 2012 in his home. He was born in Manchester, NH on July 4, 1965, a son of Jacob and Jean (Wason) Bethune, and had been a resident of Islesboro, ME since 2000. He was a graduate of Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH, Class of 1983, and graduated from NH Vocational Technical College in Stratham, NH with a two year degree. Glenn was formerly employed as an ASE certified master mechanic for Merchants Rent A Car in Hooksett. He was a member of the NRA, loved the outdoors, the NH Mountains and the Maine shores, and was an avid hiker. Glenn was known to have a kind soul and truly loved all of his family. He was a lifetime animal lover and loved his cat Rascal. A lifelong learner, Glenn was always watching documentaries, and reading; he especially enjoyed Tolkien and Jules Verne. Glenn loved gardening and growing things, had a huge sense of humor, and was a talented woodworker.

In addition to his wife Janice E. (Venner) Bethune of Islesboro; he is survived by his two daughters Stephanie C. Bethune and Emily E. Bethune both of Islesboro, who considered him the "World’s Greatest Dad"; his brother, Brian E. Bethune of Manchester, NH; two sisters, Carol A. Evans of Concord, NH, and Bonnie M. Bethune of New Boston, NH; as well as several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Diane E. Bethune.

ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours were held on Monday, August 13th from 5 - 8pm in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry. Following cremation, a graveside service was held on Wednesday, August 15th at 3:00pm in Great Hill Cemetery, Rt. 121A, Chester, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Islesboro Islands Trust, PO Box 182, Islesboro, ME 04848 (to be used for trail conservation) To send a condolence or for more information, please visit,