ALTON — Fred P. Doherty, age 92, of Dudley Road died on March 30, 2021 at Presidential Oaks in Concord, NH.
Born in Tilton, NH on November 12, 1928, the son of James W. Doherty and Hazel A. (Merrill) Doherty. He was raised in Laconia, NH and lived in Alton, NH for 42 years.
Fred retired as a Security Guard from the Laconia State Hospital. He was also a Police Officer for Laconia Police Department.
A 10-year U.S. Army Veteran and 13-year U.S. Air Force SSTG Veteran. He had been a Flight Engineer for Air Force One and Air Force Two for six years, during the terms of John F. Kennedy and Franklin D. Roosevelt. He travelled the world three times!
Fred was a former member of the Knights of Columbus.
He enjoyed making maple syrup, hunting, fishing, and roller skating.
Survived by his son, Paul Doherty; two stepsons, Lee Hillsgrove and fiancée Cheryl Wright and Leon Hillsgrove and wife Shirley; a brother, Donald Doherty and wife Vivian; several grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. Predeceased by the love of his life of 41 years, Lois F. Hillsgrove; son, Lane Doherty; his three siblings, Jim, Edna, and Aelay; stepson, Wayne Hillsgrove.
A graveside service will be held at a later date.
Cremation care by Peaslee Funeral Home. To express condolences, please visit: www.peasleefuneralhome.com.