James Nyonee, 71: Teacher, hard-working father of 10 who loved his children, enjoyed gardening and farming

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MANCHESTER, NH – James W. Nyonee,  died on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, NH.

James was born unto the union of Mr. Thomas N. Nyonee and Dorbor M. Nyonee on July 14, 1946 in Ziah Town Konobo Statutory District. He was the husband of Martha Nyonee. They were married on Dec 20, 1976 in Ziah Town Konobo, Liberia.

James started and completed his primary and secondary school at the TWI elementary and senior high in 1952 and completed in 1965 in Zwedru Grand Gedeh County. He enrolled at the University of Liberia in 1970. He obtained a degree in Education and Agriculture in 1975. He was hired by the Ministry of Education as a Teacher and was assigned in Ziah Town, Konobo District where he taught at both Albert Memorial Institute and Moses T. Brooks Elementary School respectively. James stayed as a Teacher from the early 1980s to 1990 when the civil war came. He fled to the Ivory Coast where he stayed until he migrated to the United States in 2004. Mr. Nyonee is a good and caring father who lived all his life working hard to make sure his children are well sustained and educated. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening and farming.

James is survived by his wife, Martha Nyonee; 10 children, Celelia Nyonee, Agnes Nyonee, Precious Nyonee, Vencent Nyonee, Wallace Nyonee, Thomas Nyonee, Amos Nyonee, Daina Nyonee, Dorbor Nyonee, and Alfred Nyonee; fifteen grandchildren; two siblings, Amos Nyonee and Cecelia Nyonee, both of Liberia. In addition to his parents, James was predeceased by his two children, Nyenow Nyonee, and Patricia Nyonee; and six siblings, Sarah Nyonee, Sam Nyonee, Lucy Nyonee, Joseph Nyonee, Killee Nyonee, and Alfred Nyonee.

SERVICES: Visitation will be held in the Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 243 Hanover St., Manchester, NH, on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 4-6 p.m. His Funeral Service will be held in the Phaneuf Funeral Home on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Pine Grove Cemetery, Brown Ave., Manchester, on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 12 p.m. Family and friends are invited to attend.