PLYMOUTH — Arnold W. Clifford, 67, of Bridgewater, passed away unexpectedly at Speare Memorial Hospital, in Plymouth, on Wednesday, February 4, 2015.
Born in Plymouth on August 3, 1947 he was the son of Earl M. and Virginia Jean (Schofield) Clifford. Arnold was raised in Plymouth and he graduated from the Plymouth High School. At the age of 21 he enlisted with the U.S. Army and served his country with honor and courage with the 101st Airborne Division during the Vietnam War. Arnold was awarded many medals for his service, he was also a recipient of the Purple Heart.
His working career includes several years at the Beebee River Mill, he served as a Firefighter and Police Officer with the Town of Plymouth, he worked at the Napa Auto Store in Plymouth for a number of years, and he retired from the Plymouth Post Office. In his retirement he worked for the All Ways Green Landscaping Co. and the Jim Heal Excavating Co.
In his life Arnold enjoyed camping, fishing, riding his motorcycle, and taking trips to the ocean and his beloved dog Snowball. Arnold loved spending time with his family, and cherished his grandchildren and great-grandchildren who've affectionately known him as "Papa". He will be lovingly remembered as a devoted partner, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and a friend to all.
Arnold is predeceased by his wife, Sarah (Piper) Clifford, in 1992.
He is survived by his beloved partner of 20 years, Clara M. Cass, of Bridgewater; son, Jeremy W. Clifford, of Bridgewater; daughter, Julie M. Tatham, of Plymouth; step-daughter, Cynthia J. Monroe, of Campton; five grandchildren, Sarah, Mackenzie, Timothy, Kirsten, Ryan; four great-grandchildren, Candice, Saige, Dena Rae, Avery; four brothers, George Clifford and his wife Donna, of Plymouth, Robert and Randall Clifford, both of Danforth, Maine, Earl M. Clifford, Jr., of Menefee, Calif. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Arnold's memory to the Wounded Warriors, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675
Calling hours will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home (12 Langdon St.), Plymouth on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 from 4 to 6 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. in the funeral home following the calling hours. Rev. Brenda Wentworth will officiate. A spring graveside service will be held at Blair Cemetery, Monday, May 18, 2015 at 10 a.m.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Arnold's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 February 2015 08:20
CAMPTON — Anna Ruth Hobart, 95 of US Route 3, Campton, entered the loving embrace of the angels at her home on Feb. 3, 2015.
Born on July 30, 1919, Anna was the daughter of Ozias and Edith (Hanscom) Willoughby.
Anna grew up in the Campton and Plymouth area, attending the Blair one room schoolhouse, Campton and Plymouth High School. She resided in Campton for many years and then moved to the Manchester, N.H. area in 1957. She was a resident of Auburn, N.H. of about thirty years and has made her home with her daughter in Campton for the past couple of years.
Anna worked as a waitress and in the dry cleaning industry.
Anna was predeceased by her loving husband of seventh-three years, Charles Stewart Hobart, who died in January of 2013, and she was predeceased by her daughter, Mary Smith and her son, Alvin "Sonny" Hobart.
Anna was a beacon of light in all of our lives and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Anna is survived by her daughters, Edith L. Littlefield and her husband Joseph, of Campton, Barbara Tack and her husband Robert of Epsom, eleven grandchildren and many, many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Please join the family in a celebration of Anna's life at the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St. Plymouth, on Friday, Feb. 6, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Edward J. Charest will officiate. Spring burial will be held in the Blair Cemetery, Campton.
To sign Anna's Book of Memories, go to; www.mayhewfunralhomes.com
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 February 2015 08:14
MEREDITH — Mr. Rocco Q. Lopardo, age 90, of Meredith, formerly of Washington Township, New Jersey died peacefully on Sunday, February 1, 2015.
Rocco was born in Bronx, New York on October 14, 1924 to parents Angelo and Michelina Lopardo. Rocco was predeceased by his one brother, John and three sisters Sarafina, Mary and Antoinette.
Rocco attended James Monroe High School in Bronx, N.Y. where his soccer team won the New York City championship in 1942. He was very proud of the gold medal received for this accomplishment. Rocco attributed his safe return from World War II because of being in great shape from playing soccer. Rocco continued to stay physically active his entire life including downhill skiing into his mid-eighties. He also won numerous medals in the 100 and 200 meter races in the Senior Olympics.
Rocco was a WWII veteran. He attended the US Army Air Corp aviation program at Gettysburg College and subsequently was assigned to independent duty in India in support of the Burma campaign during WWII. Upon returning home from the war he was a shipping clerk with the Nestle Company in New York City and also attended New York University. Rocco was hired by Grand Union Supermarkets in 1952 and was assistant director of warehousing. He was also the traffic manager for Triple-S Blue Stamps and was named president of the Private Carriers Conference of Washington D.C. He also served as president of the American Trucking Association. In 1972 he was promoted in the Grand Union Company to Vice President of Warehousing and Trucking from a position he would eventually retire.
Rocco loved music, dancing, singing happy birthday to family members and friends, singing Taps at various ceremonies, and marching in the Memorial Day and Veteran Day Parades. He also enjoyed cutting and stacking wood, burning bonfires, riding on the back of his son Tom's Harley and participating in bible studies. Rocco faithfully served as chaplain of the VFW Post in Washington Township, New Jersey for over 10 years. Rocco was most passionate about cheering for the Ashland and Gilford High School athletic teams. He was a faithful fan for over 30 years and was known by many as "Coach's Dad", which was printed on the back of his Gilford t-shirt.
Rocco was an energetic, friendly, caring, helpful and generous man. He touched the lives of many people with his positive spirit. Rocco is survived by his children John Lopardo and wife Donna of Virginia Beach, Tom Lopardo and wife Grace of Gilford, Joan Forge and husband Rick Forge of Moultonborough and his granddaughter Sara Dupont and husband Kevin of Sanbornton and his two great grandchildren Alison and James.
Rocco's family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the residents and staff at Meredith Bay Colony Club and to the caring staff at Lakes Region General Hospital.
A celebration of Rocco's life will be held this summer.
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 February 2015 08:10
NORTHFIELD — Mr. Roy L. Jordan, 92, of Northfield, died at NH Veterans Home in Tilton on Feb. 3, 2015.
He was born in Colebrook on Aug. 30, 1922 the son of Roy A. Jordan and Lumina (Ledoux) Jordan. At age 2, his family moved to the Tilton-Northfield area where he resided until his death.
He was a member of the first graduating class of Tilton-Northfield High School in 1940.
During World War II, Roy served with the US Army Signal Air Corps in the South Pacific area.
Prior to retiring in 1983, he owned and operated Jordan Electrical Co. for many years.
Active in many community affairs, he served two terms as a Northfield Selectman. He served many years as a volunteer firefighter for Tilton-Northfield Fire Dept. as well as Fire Chief following in his father's footsteps. Prior to his death, he was the last living volunteer Fire Chief for the department.
Roy was a member and past president of the Holy Name Society at Assumption Church and was a life member and Past Commander of Whiteman-Davidson American Legion Post #49. He was member of VFW Post #1698 and life member of the Franklin Elks #1280. He was also a member and Past President of Tilton-Northfield Lions Club where he coached their little league team, and a charter member of Tilton-Northfield Alumni Assn.
Roy was a longtime incorporator and trustee of the former Iona Savings Bank.
He enjoyed the outdoors especially hunting, fishing, and playing golf. He was a member of Mojalaki Country Club for many years. He most loved spending time with his family and close friends, and especially showing off his great dancing skills with his beautiful wife.
Family members include his wife of 68 years, Wanda (Lepianka) Jordan of Northfield, 7 children: Diane E. Jordan and Patricia K. Laliberte, both of Tilton, Judith A. Flanders and husband Chuck of Sanbornton, Daniel L. Jordan of Tilton, Thomas J. Jordan of Northfield, Bruce R. Jordan and wife Shiela of N. Berwick, Maine, and Jan M. Andrus and husband Frank of Sanbornton, 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 2 sisters, Jeannette Stuart of Machias, Maine and Brenda K. Wethersbee of Holden, Mass., and nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, a brother, Robert Jordan, a sister, Joyce Lessard, and a son-in-law, Al Laliberte.
Visiting hours will be held Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Paquette-Neun Funeral Home, 104 Park St., Northfield, NH. A Mass celebrating Roy's life will be held Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary of The Assumption Church. Spring Burial will be in St. John Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Mr. Jordan may be made to NH Veterans Home, 139 Winter St., Tilton, 03276, American Legion Post #49, 4 Park St., Northfield, NH 03276, or Franklin VNA and Hospice, 75 Chestnut St., Franklin, NH 03235.
For directions and an online guestbook, please visit www.neunfuneralhomes.com
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