John N. "Jack" Freak CLAREMONT — John N. “Jack” Freak, 69, of Claremont, left this world peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Nov. 25, 2019, after a brief battle with cancer. Jack was born on March 17, 1950, to the late John E. and Beverley J. (Chevrier) Freak, in Palmer, Massachusetts. He was raised in Croydon with his brothers and sisters and graduated from Newport High School in 1969. He worked at Joy Foundry and Mikros Mfg. Jack had an infectious smile and made friends wherever he went. He had an incredible love for nature. He could often be found ice fishing on Rocky Bound Pond, boating on the Connecticut or hunting in the woods of New Hampshire. He loved to play pickle ball and wanted to teach anyone and everyone the joy of the game. He was a devoted Christian and felt that his family was his greatest blessing. Jack was predeceased by his parents and his brother Jeffrey “Buffy” Freak. He is survived by his sons, Shawn of Hartland, Vermont, and Scott of Prior Lake, Minnesota; his siblings, Bev Clayton of Croydon, Briar Freak and wife Shery of Errol, Val Rissala of Newport and Sara Hastings of Grantham; grandchildren, Cole, Jenna, Camdyn and Aidan; lifelong family friend Marshall Thomas, who had many adventures with Jack and made the long trip from Kentucky to be with him during his final days; his dear friend Marge Rock, who was a tremendous support throughout his illness; his many nieces, nephews and friends who will all miss him dearly. He also leaves his little dog, Ivy, who was always by his side. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Grace River Church, 56 Main St., Claremont, on Dec. 21, 2019, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. You are invited to share a memory of “Jack” with the family or leave messages of condolence in the family guest book at www.royfuneralhome.com.

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