Lucian E. Schofield Sr., 82


Lucian E. Schofield Sr., 82

NEW HAMPTON — Lucian Edward Schofield Sr., 82, died on March 17, 2017, at his home with his wife and children by his side after a long courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in North Woodstock on July 3, 1934, the son of the late Rachel Torsey.

Lucian was a lifelong resident of New Hampton, attended the Plaisted one-room schoolhouse in New Hampton and was a graduate of Newfound High School. He was married to Ethel Kelley on Dec. 17, 1955, sharing 61 years of marriage with her.

He was employed at LW Packard in Ashland for 50-plus years in the Finish Department, and also farmed most all of his life.

He was a member of the Squam Lake Grange and the Ashland Methodist Church. He enjoyed snowmobiling and, especially furniture building.

Lucian was predeceased by his son, Donald Schofield; and brothers, Dan Clark and Eugene Clark; stepbrothers, Paul, Kenneth, and Leslie Torsey.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ethel Kelley Schofield of New Hampton; daughter, Teresa Steele and husband Dell Steele of Ashland; son, Lucian Schofield Jr., and partner Kathy Yell of New Hampton; son Maurice Schofield and wife Pamela of New Hampton; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Melvin Torsey of New Hampton; sisters Nettie Luciano of New Hampton, Wanda Walker; and stepbrother, Allen Torsey.

There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be held at the Ashland United Methodist Church, Washington Street in Ashland on Saturday, March 25, at 2 p.m. Pastor Mark Lamprey and Pastor Roger Kleinpeter will officiate.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Dupuis Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. For more info go to

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