Mourning George Naum: ´The world is a little darker with this ray of sunshine gone´

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Old yearbook photo of Coach Lou.
Old yearbook photo of Coach Lou.

With the passing of George Naum, the city and the state have lost a ray of sunshine. George and I first met in 1962 when I became the football coach at Bishop Bradley High School. He was one of the photographers at the Union Leader and his photos were the best. I would visit the paper and meet with the sports writers and George would always be around.

George Naum
George Naum

His smile was infectious and he never had a bad word to say about anyone. George would tell his story about the Korean War and how when he finished his tour of duty, he left the group. He was later reassigned to the very same outfit and same group of men he had left earlier.

My wife and I were blessed to have George live in our part of town and Pat would bump into him shopping at the local Hannaford’s. He was one great friend and will be missed by all.

George had a wonderful family and enjoyed them until the end. I will miss his friendship and positive attitude. The world is a little darker with this bright ray of sunshine gone. To his family, my deepest sympathy for your loss.

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Sen. Lou D'Allesandro, D-Manchester

Sen. Lou D’Allesandro is from Manchester and has represented the people of District 20 for nine terms. For the 2015-2016 legislative session he is Vice Chairman of the Ways & Means Committee and sits on the Finance and Capital Budget Committees. You can reach Sen. D’Allensandro at He is a regular contributor to Manchester Ink Link with his NH Senate Report.

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