Marlborough – Henry L. “Hank” Noyes Sr., 88, passed away peacefully Monday, May 11, 2015 at the Reservoir Center in Marlborough.
He leaves his son, Henry L. (Larry) Noyes Jr. of Sterling; his daughter, Anita Pawlina of Auburn; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; and his longtime friend, Emeline Lynde of Marlborough.
Born in Newark, N.J., he was the son of the late Arthur and Magnolia (Kinnear) Noyes. He lived in Sterling for 35 years before moving to Marlborough in 1974.
He owned Hank’s Shell Service Station in West Boylston from 1957-1968. He also owned a Shell Station and “The House of 1000 Nip’s” Liquor Store in Sterling from 1968 through the early 1980s.
He raced class A & B stock cars at the former Westborough Speedway and Thompson Speedway in Connecticut. Years ago, he enjoyed boating and deep sea fishing vacations, as well as family trips to Plum Island. Other hobbies included snowmobiling with the Sterling Snow Blazers. He was a camping enthusiast in the 1980s.
Hank proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion.
A calling hour will be held Friday, May 15, from 10-11 a.m., in Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St., Northborough, followed by a funeral at 11 a.m. Burial with military honors be held in Howard Street Cemetery, Northborough.
For online condolences, visit www.haysfuneralhome.com.