Published DateTHORNTON — Hugh Patrick Besemer Sr., 82, of Route #3, died February 12, 2013, at Genesis Elder Care Center, in Laconia, after a long illness.
Born in Jamaica, New York on November 26, 1930, he was the son of Austin J. and Veronica (Small) Besemer. He grew up in Jamaica and graduated from Andrew Jackson High School, in New York. Hugh played football in a town league, in New York, for many years and resided in Merrick, NY for about ten years. He moved to Woodstock in 1971 and has since been a resident of the Woodstock and Thornton area.
Hugh worked for the Town of Hampstead Police Department, Hampstead, NY. As a patrolman and driver for the commissioner for ten years and for the Plymouth Police Department, Plymouth, NH for about twenty years. He retired in 1991 from the Thornton Police Department, Thornton, NH. During his retirement, Hugh worked as a part-time police officer for the Plymouth, Thornton, Campton, Woodstock Rumney and Waterville Valley, Police Departments. He also worked for a short time as a greeter at Wal-Mart, in Plymouth.
Hugh was a US Navy veteran and served during the Korean Conflict.
Hugh was a very devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He felt very deeply that family was the most important in a person's life. Everyone in the family so loved "Pop"
Hugh is survived by his wife of fifty-seven years, Beverly Ann (Wallmuller) Besemer of Thornton, sons, Hugh P. Besemer, JR. and Lawrence W. Besemer, both of Campton, daughters, Patricia S. Besemer of Campton, Wendy A. Shaw of Plymouth, Heidi B. Nichols of Thornton, fourteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will held in the Mayhew Funeral home, 12 Langdon St, Plymouth, on Sunday, Feb. 17th, from 2pm to 4pm. A Liturgy of the Word Service will be held in the Holy Trinity Parish, Saint Matthews Church, School ST, Plymouth, on Monday, Feb. 18th, at 11am. The Rev. Gene Kelso will officiate. Spring burial will be in the Woodstock Cemetery, Woodstock, NH. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hugh P. Besemer SR. Memorial Fund, c/o Community Guarantee Savings Bank, 21 Tower Road, Campton, NH. 03223 or 28 Main ST, Plymouth, NH. 03264.
To sign Hugh's Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com