Kevin John Richard Hastings, known to many as "Boop" or "Boopie," a lifelong resident of Littleton, NH, passed away peacefully at DHMC following a brief illness. Kevin was born in 1964 in Littleton, NH to Richard Hastings and Joan(Cooney) Hastings, and is brother to Debbie Petit and Suzanne Kelley, both of Littleton, and Karen Wilkins of Enosburg Falls, Vt. Kevin attended St. Rose Of Lima Catholic School, and later Daisy Bronson Middle School and Littleton High School. He was known for his sense of humor, his competitive spirit, playing both basketball and football, and his kind heart. He had a lifelong respect for key teachers in his life who held him to high standards, accepting no less than his best efforts, often sharing select stories of his antics and their end results for his children to learn from. Kevin met his then future wife, Tammy Carbonneau, in December 1984 on a crowded dance floor. It was meant to be. The two shared a love of dancing, fun, and being together, and were married four years later. Kevin and Tammy lived their lives together with intention, their whole world revolving around their seven children, homeschooling for most of their educations, and encouraging active participation in the community and as LHS students later. Kevin assisted with coaching baseball when his eldest boys played Little League, was an avid gardener and was known to make a science out of absolutely everything. His kids worked alongside him in pretty much everything he did at home because he wanted to be sure they knew how to do things. From digging a proper ditch to changing the oil in a car, building a chicken coop to dissecting the workings of a clock, everything was a teachable moment. He was so proud of his family, recognizing the gifts and uniqueness of each of his kids. He welcomed the next stage of life as he became a grandfather, and had a special connection to little Liam. Kevin studied Civil Engineering at VT Tech in Randolph, Vt, playing basketball and making several lifelong friends. He began his career as a construction foreman at the age of nineteen, working for various companies in southern NH and Franconia Notch. He left the field of road construction five years later so that he could be home at night and to raise his family, turning his talents to carpentry. Kevin worked for several local contractors including Lyle Whitcomb and Robert Pageau, and finally for himself as an independent contractor. He was a gifted carpenter with a creative and analytical mind and renovated many beautiful homes in the Littleton area. Kevin found his true calling as a life insurance agent with the Knights of Columbus, an organization he had been a dedicated member of for many years. Kevin loved working with K of C families, other agents, councils, and leaders. His philosophy was always, "Service comes before success, even in the dictionary," and he truly had the heart of a servant. His territory covered most of VT and the middle and northern regions of NH, and he valued the people he served. It was not unusual for clients to plan their appointments around dinner, inviting him to stay and share a meal. Kevin attended St. Rose of Lima Parish, where he played an active role both as a parishioner and as a K of C member. From introducing himself to new faces most every Sunday, making sure visitors and strangers felt welcome, to coordinating pancake breakfasts, parish dinners, and other social events, when something needed to be done, he just did it. He served in many positions of leadership in his local K of C council and received recognition from the Knights of Columbus for bringing in so many new members. He was so proud to be a member of the Knights of Columbus. Kevin served as a Littleton Library Trustee for several terms, as a volunteer for Pathways Pregnancy Center at special events, coordinated local Red Cross Blood drives, as well as the local Christmas basket program, and in recent years, assisted LHS Drama with technical support, lights, and sound. He is predeceased by his father, Richard Hastings and his mother, Joan C.Timmons.
Kevin is survived by his wife, Tammy; their children, Anson Hastings, Avery Hastings and his wife, Kayla, Aimee Hastings, Alani Towne and her husband, Owen, Aidan Hastings, Austin Hastings, Alexi Hastings, and one precious grandson, Liam; sisters, Debbie Petit and her husband, Roger, Suzanne Kelley and her husband, Steve, and Karen Wilkins and her husband, Tim; and many nieces and nephews and their children, all of whom love him dearly and miss him terribly.
Due to the increase of Covid19 cases, we are currently seeing, and due to this tragedy in our own family, out of concern for those around us, in our family, and our community, a private family Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Rose of Lima Church on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 10 am. The service will be live-streamed. Memorial donations may be made in Kevin's memory to Pathways Pregnancy Center, 70 Redington Street #100, Littleton, NH 03561, or to the Littleton Public Library, 92 Main Street, Littleton, NH 03561. Kevin's family would like to thank all those who have helped us in this difficult time and all those who have been praying for Kevin and for us. God bless you all.
The link for the service is https://facebook.com/events/s/kevin-hastings-memorial-servic/1098405487562443/
For those who are unable to attend, we will also be recording the Mass and posting on our parish YouTube channel within one to two days. To access the parish YouTube channel, click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6YJIhQzhmoewvPSmhhtHbg.
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