Edwin C. Huckins, 96
NEW HAMPTON — Edwin C. Huckins, oldest citizen of New Hampton, passed away Nov. 15, 2017, peacefully at his home on the farm.
He was born to Bertha and George Huckins on Jan. 16, 1921.
He attended a one-room school house then went on to graduate from Ashland High School.
Ed always knew the value of hard work. Over the years, he worked at a local apple orchard, was Town Clerk and Tax Collector for the town of New Hampton, and drove school bus #746 for the local children. One of his greatest passions was working on his dairy farm.
Edwin married Jeanette, the love of his life, in 1951 and went on to enjoy 65 years of marriage. Over the years, Ed and Jeanette's home grew to include the laughter of children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Ed is survived by his daughter, Judith Levasseur and her husband, Donald, of Gilford, and daughter-in-law, Carol Huckins, of Ashland. Other family members include Marsha Elder and husband, Art, of Bristol, Paul Dupont of Laconia, Richard Patten and wife Laronda of Belmont, and Doreen Hubert of Laconia. Grandchildren include Joshua Robinson, Jessica Deshaies, Becky Angelone, Amanda Huckins, Jeremy and Ben
Elder, Schuyler and Alastair Clark-Patten, Laura Dudley, Erica and Travis Hubert, and Joe and Nick Huckins. His family also included multiple great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife Jeanette this past September, and sons, Stanley and Joe Huckins prior.
Calling hours will be held Monday, Nov. 20, at the Dupuis Funeral Home, 11 Hill Ave., in Ashland, from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the New Hampton Community Church on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 11 a.m. with Matt Been officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice at 780 North Main St., Laconia, NH, 03246.
Dupuis Funeral Home in Ashland is handling arrangements. For more information go to dupuisfuneralhome.com