CONCORD — Thomas (Tom) E. Kemp II, of Concord, died March 22, 2014, at the Concord VNA Hospice House following a courageous battle with cancer for a number of years.
Born in Hyannis, Mass., on Cape Cod, on Dec. 1, 1949, Tom was the son of Thomas E. and Miriam (Belanger) Kemp.
The family moved to Meredith when Tom was 3 years old. Tom was a graduate of Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith, University of New Hampshire and Franklin Pierce Law School. Tom spent many years in the insurance industry in New Hampshire and then ended his working career as a service delivery manager at Fidelity Investments located in Merrimack.
Tom enjoyed growing up in Meredith. He remembered fondly water activities at Lake Waukewan. Besides continuing to enjoy time on Lake Waukewan with his sister and her husband, Tom, would take day trips to Wellington State Park in Bristol. He liked to take drives to view the scenery. Tom always had three or more books he was reading. Many years ago he was a Boy Scout leader.
In addition to his wife of 39 years, Diane Kemp, survivors include a son, Sean Kemp and his wife Ellen of Concord; two grandchildren, Emma and Lauren Kemp; a sister, Deborah McNeish and husband Duncan of Meredith; father-in-law, Stewart Lamprey currently of Meredith; and brother-in-law George Lamprey of Center Harbor; an aunt, Eva Bauer of Norwalk, Conn.; and many cousins.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the various providers and support staff that assisted Tom in this journey. They include NH Oncology and Hematology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord, Concord VNA, Concord VNA Hospice Program and Concord Hospital.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 27, at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church UCC, 4 Highland St., Meredith. The Rev. Russell Rowland, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be held at a later date in the Oakland Cemetery, Meredith.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Concord Hospital for programs associated with the Payson Center, 250 Pleasant St., Concord NH 03301; Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association, 30 Pillsbury St., Concord, NH 03301 or charity of one's choice.
The Mayhew Funeral Homes and Crematorium are in charge of the arrangements. To sign Tom's Book of Memories, go to; www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com