The Friends Society will hold their
services on Sunday, August 28th, at the South Pittsfield Friends
Church. Their service begins at 1:00 pm.
Rev. Harold Muzzey will be the speaker.
All are welcome to attend their service.
Help the Pittsfield Beautification Committee at our annual Mum Sale
Fundraiser, to be held on Saturday, September 10th, at the Aranosian
Garden (next to Jack’s Pizza on Catamount Rd.), from 8:00 am
to 12:00 noon.
We will be selling a variety of colors in 10” pots and 5 gallon
pots. We will also be selling baked goods.
As always, thank you for your support!
Home Day Cook-Off - Whoopie Pies!
The annual Cook-off held at the Pittsfield Old Home Day was a
wonderful array of Whoopie pies....it was a stretch to match the
Olympic theme, but they were round like the medals - so that
counts!! Who knew there were so many kinds off whoopee pies.
We had Salted Caramel, Maple, Lemon Gingerbread, Pumpkin, Zucchini
and Chocolate! The public tasted and voted for their
favorites. The winners were 1st place - Rose Kimball
(#2-Zucchini), 2nd place tie - Christopher Marcotte (#6- Chocolate)
and Bob Facella (#12-Lemon Gingerbread) and 3rd place- Joshua
Crowell (#8-Chocolate). Thank you again to all the
participants and to the Victory Workers 4-H Club for manning the
Rose Kimball shared her winning recipe:
Zucchini Whoopie Pies
1 Cup Shredded zucchini (squeeze the water out), 1 Cup Sugar, 1/2
Cup Shortening, 1 Egg, 2 Cups flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp baking
powder, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp cloves, 1/2 Cup milk, 1 tsp Vanilla.
Mix zucchini, sugar, shortening, egg together. Add Dry
ingredients. Mix alternating with milk. Combine and stir
in vanilla & 1 Cup nuts (optional). Drop by Tbsp onto greased
cookie sheet. BAKE at 350 for 7-10 min.
FILLING - 4 oz cream cheese, 3 Tbsp softened margarine, 1/2 lb
confectioners sugar, 2 tsp vanilla. Mix well. Cool
whoopie pies and fill.
Pittsfield Balloon Rally’s Frank H. Donovan 5K returned this year as
the closing event of the Balloon Rally. Dylan Jones of
Pittsfield was the male winner with a time of 20:15, and Smita
Boesch-Dining of Concord recorded a time of 21:21 for the top female
award. Congratulations to all of the participants, and we look
forward to seeing everyone back next year on August 6, 2017!
Natick: New School Finance Director Named
NATICK, MA - The school district’s new financial head comes from
Carver and brings experience running the financial and educational
aspects of a district.
Peter Gray began work in Natick on Aug. 1,
Superintendent Peter Sanchioni said.
“We feel fortunate to have him join us in
Natick,” Sanchioni said. “He’s very skilled and experienced at what
he does. I think he’ll make a great transition (to the district).”
Gray replaces Liam Hurley, who became
Newton’s deputy superintendent/chief administrative officer this
summer after spending about two years in Natick. As Natick’s finance
director, Gray will be responsible for overseeing the budget, food
service and transportation of the school district that employs over
1,000 employees with a student enrollment of 5,500 students and an
annual budget of $58 million dollars.
Gray, who comes to Natick from a similar
role at Carver Public Schools as the Assistant Superintendent of
Schools, said he brings experience from working in several
Massachusetts districts. Gray said he spent time as interim
superintendent in Hamilton-Wenham and understands the educational
and financial sides of running a district.
“I think it’s an awesome opportunity,”
Gray said of his new job. Natick has a “very progressive school
system leading the state in many ways,” he said.
Gray said he has focused in his first days
on the job getting to know Natick and figure out how he can
contribute to maintaining a great school system.
Gray who resides in Hampton, New Hampshire is a 1974 graduate of
Pittsfield (NH) High School and has a B.S. from Southern NH
University and a MBA from Franklin Pierce University. He is
currently in his second year of studies pursuing his Doctorate in
Education at the University of New England.
Submitted By Carl
Select Board meeting
An ongoing situation involving the sewer lines was brought to our
attention in writing by Utility Partners, who manage the waste-water
treatment facility. Their letter claims the Joy St. pumping
station has required pumping by truck to remove a “flour mixture”
“coming from the Rustic Crust business on Joy St.” The waste-water
plant had to expend over $3500 in pumping costs in the last year and
a half to remove the “soupy” mixture before it plugs the system.
Obviously, this cost is passed on to rate-payers. They inspected
Rustic Crust’s Joy St. location a couple of weeks ago and report
that there is no outside grease trap for the floor drains which the
business can have pumped. We have instructed the building code
enforcement officer to investigate this situation in order to get it
corrected as soon as possible if a violation is found to exist.
It has also come to the attention of the BOS that the Pittsfield
police who work for the Town of Loudon providing security at the
Nascar Race at NHMS provide at least two Pittsfield cruisers for use
at the track for emergency calls and transports. The Town of Loudon
pays the officers directly for their time, however, the only
compensation for our equipment is a free tank of gas.
Apparently this has been going on for years under a verbal agreement
made by unnamed parties. The BOS disapproves of this agreement and
will be looking into practices and policies relative to our vehicle
use. In the meantime, a Motion was unanimously passed to halt
any use of Pittsfield equipment which is not compensated at detail
rate until a final determination is made.
The town’s Bid Policy was reviewed, and
the security system upgrades will require a third bid, which the PD
was instructed to obtain.
The last public hearing on the disposition of 33 and 37 Main St. was
held, and again, with plenty of opinions. Save the barn- don’t save
the barn; the building is too high on the hill for business- it’s
not too high; the library needs more room- it doesn’t need more
room; we need more parking- we don’t need more parking. One
citizen expressed indignation that anyone would contemplate tearing
down “the oldest commercial building in Pittsfield.” (33 Main St).
The rest of the room seemed to be of the opinion that the only thing
historical about 33 Main is that a portion of it is indeed old-
however, any remnants of historical features were removed or
rebuilt ages ago, and the building that remains is in such disrepair
that no one expresses any interest in investing any capital in it,
other than to tear it down. Legally, we have two weeks from
tonight to take action, so we will do something for sure. It
will be in the very best interests of the town as we can best
determine- and as importantly, without any further cost to the
Concord Regional VNA Offers “Good Night, Sleep Tight” Presentation
Concord Regional VNA is offering a free
presentation “Good Night, Sleep Tight” on Tuesday, September 13 from
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Pittsfield Senior Center, 74 Main Street in
Sleep is essential to your physical and
emotional well-being. The way you feel during the day is dependent
on how well you sleep at night. Discover how much sleep we really
need, suggestions for a quality night’s sleep, and strategies on
speaking with your healthcare provider about difficulty sleeping.
There is no fee to attend this
presentation. Pre-registration is required. To register, call (603)
224-4093 or (800) 924-8620, ext. 5815.
To all Citizens of Pittsfield,
The Pittsfield Aqueduct Purchase Committee
was formed to investigate the possibility and desirability of
forming a Village Water District and acquiring the Pittsfield
Aqueduct Company and/or it’s assets and converting same to a
municipal or semi municipal utility.
After much research, we have come to the
conclusion that that goal is not only desirable, but smart and
forward thinking. It will benefit all citizens of Pittsfield as well
as the water users/ratepayers in the town.
We will be holding Public Information
Meetings in the near future, once we are able to finalize schedules
with our consultant, to explain the reasons for our decision, the
ramifications of the decisions and the process we will be going
It is our fervent hope that everyone
affected will attend one, or more, of our meetings.
Fred Okrent, Chair
Pittsfield Aqueduct Purchase Committee
The Friday Night Kayak Group met Friday Aug 12, 2016 with over
eleven kayaks to explore Jenness Pond off RT 107. The group is open
to everyone and meets at different local kayaking sites every Friday
at 6 PM during June, July and August. The paddling trips last just
over an hour and are always in the Northwood to Barnstead area.
Simply show up at this week’s Friday night’s location. Visit our web
site at huffnpuff.info for information and location of the next trip
and put yourself on our email list. You can also call Paul Oman at
435-7199 for more information.
Submitted By Larry
Many of Pittsfield’s newer residents may
be unaware that the community once had a fair rivaling any other in
the State of New Hampshire. Now that fair season is upon us it seems
to be a good time to write about it. At your request, Mr. Cotton,
here we go.
Part 1: Pittsfield
Fairs In The Village
The Suncook Valley Agricultural
Association organized sometime before 1851. As a result, farmers
likely got together to discuss problems and the latest ideas and
innovations in farming. Certainly there were social gatherings as
well. In 1878 the group rented the Old Meetinghouse for its first
fair and displayed “products of the field, the woods, and the
kitchen.” Cattle, sheep and pigs were displayed nearby and horses
were inspected on Main Street. No admission was charged and no money
The fair was so successful it was held
once again the following year, 1879. On the first day,
out-of-towners, including dignitaries such as the Executive Council
and members of the governor’s staff, arrived on a special train. A
parade was then formed at the depot with W. H. Drake as Chief
Marshall, followed by the Pittsfield Granite State Band, 39 members
of the Weston Guard, 28 members of the Merrimack Guard, the
Governor’s Council, the governor’s staff and other distinguished
guests, Pittsfield’s Torrent Fire Engine Company, Pittsfield’s
engine and hose carriage, floats provided by Pittsfield businesses,
and school district teams. It marched through the principal streets
of the town ending up at Academy Park, now Dustin Park. Several
speeches were delivered from the bandstand, including one from
Pittsfield’s Hiram A. Tuttle, future state governor.
The first event, a five mile walking race,
had taken place before the parade and was won by H. Marden in 56
minutes. After the parade a plowing contest was held. Subsequently
nearly 100 yoke of oxen, competing for a best team ribbon, marched
by the judges. In the afternoon there was a cattle auction. In all,
there were 706 entries of livestock, produce and handiwork entered
to be judged and awarded ribbons.
Fairs were not held during 1880-82.
Finally, in September 1883 a group of men got together in attorney
Aaron Whittemore, Jr’s office and appointed directors to organize a
town fair. Clarence Johnson, future secretary of the U. S. Senate,
acted as temporary chairman and school teacher Frank Randall as
secretary pro tem. A board of 11 directors, all Pittsfield
luminaries, was chosen: David O. True, David L. Green, John E. Shaw,
John J. Jenness, Stephen F. Ring, Hiram A. Tuttle, Sewall N. Lougee,
Frank E. Cram, George R. Drake, Reuben T. Leavitt, and J. P. Watson.
At another meeting officers were chosen: Stephen F. Ring, president,
Frank E. Cram, vice president, E. K. Webster, secretary, and John A.
Shaw, treasurer. A two day fair was planned for Wednesday and
Thursday, October 24-25. However, there was a major storm on
Wednesday morning and the managers of the fair decided to postpone
it to Thursday and Friday instead. Word was telegraphed to
Concord and Manchester and messengers carried the news to
The two-day fair was held in Sanderson
Park, the western part of what today in Drake Field, under the
auspices of the Suncook Valley Agricultural Association, its third,
with admission charges and cash prizes for winners of contests. An
extra train brought out-of-towners, including former governor James
A. Weston, banker Josiah Carpenter, New Hampshire Fire Insurance
Company founder and President John C. French and other distinguished
A procession started at Railroad Square
led by parade marshal G. Frank Green, Pittsfield’s illustrious Civil
War Veteran and businessman, followed by the Granite State Band,
officers of the fair and invited guests, the Barnstead Brass Band,
Loudon’s team of 74 yoke of oxen, Chichester’s nine yoke of oxen,
School District 8 with 25 yoke of oxen drawing a decorated wagon
holding residents of the district, School Districts 1 and 4 with 16
yoke of oxen, and School District 2 with 28 yoke of oxen. It paraded
through the main streets of town.
Remarks were made by Colonel Daniel M.
Clough of Canterbury, one of the state’s most successful farmers who
was known as “Corn King,” Pittsfield farmer David K. Swett and
Deacon, carpenter, farmer, and apothecary clerk, William G. French
of Pittsfield at Academy Park, today Dustin Park.
That year the Baptist Society erected the
first permanent building in Sanderson Park from which to sell
refreshments. A large, 56′ x 90′ tent was rented to house the
various agricultural products and crafts. It contained only about
one-half as many exhibits as it had four years before at the town
hall but the size of the tent allowed a much better showing. There
were 393 entries competing for prizes. A noticeable absence was an
exhibition of plants. In the previous fair there had been over 40
entries. Butter makers were also absent. Less than 50 of the 393
entries were made from outside of Pittsfield.
Two premiums (awards) were given for
garden products, grains and seeds, vegetables, and one each for
dairy products, fancy work and millinery, household implements,
agricultural tools and equipment, and traders exhibits.
Impressively, Pittsfield’s George R. Drake displayed 184 varieties
of vegetable seeds grown by himself.
The best exhibit was that of fancy goods.
Not only was it large but it was especially fine. Mabel A. Brown’s
silk mosaic work, the painting on velvet, satin, and panels was
excellent. A large number of rugs were displayed. Mrs. Sarah B.
Drake, age 75, showed a quilt that she had just completed containing
4,940 pieces, and Jennie M. Huse of Barnstead showed one with 10,368
One hundred fifty yoke of oxen were
reviewed, including 69 from Pittsfield. Premiums were given for 13
categories: working oxen, matched steers, calves and steers, pulling
oxen, baby colts, colts, brood mares, stallions, driving horses,
matched horses, stallions, sheep and swine, and poultry.
An oxen pulling contest was held with
Captain Isaac E. Smith winning with a team that pulled 5,000 pounds.
On Friday gentlemen’s driving horses raced around the streets for a
test of speed. George Hobbs came in first, Hiram A Tuttle, second,
and Frank P. Green, third.
A plowing trial was held on the Laura
Green farm, whereabouts unknown. It was claimed to be a good place
for testing plows because the sod was tenacious. There was no
competition for J. T. Hill of Pittsfield in the Level Land Class. In
the Swivel Plow Class there were several entries. J. T. Hill won
first place with a Star #1 plow, made by John P. Hussey of Gilmanton
Iron Works. Second place was won by Byron Ambrose of Deerfield with
a Granger 2D plow, made by the Wadleigh Plow Company. Third place
went to George W. Kinney with a plow patented by J. P. Holly of
Farmington, Maine. The average width of a furrow made by the Star #1
plow was 13 ½ inches, with an average depth of 6 ¾ inches. The
average width of the furrow made by the Granger Plow was 15 ¾ inches
with an average depth of 5 ¾ inches.
The net profits of the fair were $100.
In October 1884 a two-day fair was held
very similar to the previous one. It was attended by approximately
5,000 people. Extra trains were run. It began with a parade from the
David K. Swett, marshal, was followed by
the Granite State Band, 27 yoke of oxen, and a decorated wagon
holding 50 people.
A collection of 185 varieties of
vegetables and garden seeds were displayed by George R. Drake, and a
74 pound squash by Edward M. Batchelder. Where the displays were
located has not been learned. There were also displays of tractors
and on the second day, a 100 yard dash race, a race of driving
horses, plowing competition, and a baseball game, in Sanderson Park.
One difficulty that year was the cold
weather. It was frigid and people had to wear overcoats.
The 1885 fair, organized under President
Frank E. Cram, had great weather. The parade was even larger than
previous ones. Starting at its usual place on Depot Square, it was
comprised of David K. Swett marshal, the Granite State Band, Torrent
Hose companies numbers 1 and 2 of the fire department, officers of
the fair, the Pittsfield Town Team of 15 yoke of oxen with decorated
wagon, the Loudon Town Team of 32 yoke of oxen, Charles H. Carpenter
and guests, the Chichester Town Team of 24 yoke of oxen with
decorated wagon, and the Epsom Town Team of 24 yoke of oxen.
A huge number of premiums were awarded.
For example, there were 10 categories of oxen, steer and calve
showings: farm teams, steer teams, fax oxen, Herefords, Holsteins,
Devons, Grade, Steers 4 years old, steers 3 years old, and calves
and steers under 3 years old. There were 11 categories in the cattle
pulling contest. The event was claimed to be superior to a majority
of town and county fairs that fall. There were nine categories for
showing stallions, brood mares, and colts, and eight categories for
1, 2, and 3 year old colts.
A large number of premiums were awarded in
other areas as well: 41 for fruits, 41 for vegetables, 22 for grains
and seeds, 8 for dairy products, 4 for cut flowers and plants.
One problem arose. The tent displaying the
fancy goods blew down and the displays in it had to be moved to the
tent displaying farm products. This crammed things together so much
that it was difficult to view the various products and goods.
The two-day fair was attended by an
estimated 7,000 people.
In 1886 a parade was held once again. It traversed Depot
Street, Green Street, Chestnut Street, Main Street, Water Street,
Crescent Street, up Factory Hill, down Elm Street, and up Park
Street. Led by Marshal Joseph T. Sanborn, it was comprised of the 20
piece Granite State Band, invited guests in carriages, the Epsom
Town Team of 40 yoke of oxen, the 17 piece Pittsfield Band, the
Loudon Town Team of 67 yoke of oxen, and the Pittsfield Town Team of
33 yoke of oxen.
As in the past, music was provided for the
two-day affair with the exhibits and contests approximately the same
as the previous year.
The 1887 two-day fair was held on Tuesday
and Wednesday October 24-25. The Association officers were President
Frank E. Cram, a Pittsfield farmer and builder, and farmers Sewall
N. Lougee, secretary, and John E. Shaw, treasurer. There were
representatives on the board of directors from Barnstead,
Chichester, Epsom, Gilmanton, Loudon, Northwood, and Strafford.
On Tuesday it was nearly noon before the
parade got underway, led by the marshal and his aid mounted on two
gray steeds. They were followed by the 18 piece American Band and
231 yoke of oxen drawing decorated wagons. At Sanderson Park there
was an exhibition of trained steers and draft oxen. The scheduled
game of baseball did not take place.
On Wednesday morning there was a showing
of stallions, brood mares and colts. At 11:00 am speeches began at
the bandstand, probably in today’s Dustin Park. Colonel Eliphalet S.
Nutter of Concord, businessman, railroad entrepreneur and promoter
of the Hannah Dustin Memorial in Boscawen, gave the major speech. He
was followed by Moses Humphrey of Concord, president of the Board of
Agriculture, N. J. Batchelder of Andover, secretary of the State
Grange and State Board of Agriculture, and Pittsfield resident
George R. Drake, past master of the Catamount Grange.
That afternoon there were horse races on
Main Street but they were rather disappointing. The Street was not a
suitable place to run because the crowd occupied so much of it that
an even start was almost impossible.
At 2:00 p.m. the band led two baseball
teams to Berry Park for their game. Barnstead beat Pittsfield 12-10
before a crowd of 200 people. At 3:00 p.m. there was a clay pigeon
Livestock exhibits and contests were held,
likely held at Sanderson Park, with a large number of premiums
awarded. The Loudon town team won the cattle competition, the Upper
City team the district cattle competition, Chichester the horse team
competition, Warren Trip of Epsom the farm team competition, and
Upper City won the decorated wagon competition.
Premiums were also given in the categories
of Oxen 5 Years or Older, Best Pair of Oxen, Steers 3 and 4 Years
Old, Calves 1 and 2 Years Old, Draft Oxen, Herd of Cows, Heifers and
Bulls, Brood Mares, Colts, Stallions, Ladies’ and Gents’ Driving
Horses, Sheep and Swine, and Poultry and Pets. The Cattle Show was
larger than had been seen at any other fair in the State that year.
Exhibits were displayed in the Opera
House. Premiums were awarded in the categories of Grains and Seeds,
Vegetables, Fruits and their Products, Dairy Products, Bread and
Honey, Cut Flowers and Plants, Household Fancy Work, Paintings and
Drawings, Agricultural Instruments and Mechanics Tools, and Trade
Exhibits. There was also a miscellaneous category.
In 1888 the Fairgrounds had nearly two
times the number of horse stalls and cattle pens as in prior years.
That year, the eighth annual fair was held in Sanderson Park. To
eliminate problems created by the huge number of cattle competing
for premiums, the fair managers limited the number of oxen and steer
teams to 10 yokes each.
During the two-day event, there were
speeches, baseball games, exhibitions of livestock, trained calves,
steers, brood mares, colts and stallions, trials of draft oxen, and
three horse races at the park. Fruits, vegetables, grain, dairy
products, fancy work, articles of domestic manufacture, and works of
art were displayed in the Opera House. The American Band played on
both days. Two thousand programs were published for the event.
Early Supporters of
the Pittsfield Fair
George R. Drake
Hiram A. Tuttle
Legion Post 88 News
Submitted By Shawn
At our July meeting we had 13 members in
attendance. We voted on a landscape design including where the flag
pole and granite sign would be installed. A thank you goes out to
Sr. Vice Commander Gary Tasker for his design work and for donating
the man hours and some of the material to accomplish this job. Jr.
Vice Commander James Small along with Chaplain Larry Hemphill and
Children & Youth Officer Michael Hartt agreed to attend the District
5 meeting on July 30th at Post 28 in Suncook.
Judge Advocate Stan Prescott gave us a
check from Harry-O Electric Corp for $1,000.00 that they donated
back to the post after they completed work at our post. We want to
thank Harry-O for their generosity.
Our Commander’s Fund Raffle winners for
July were: $50-Nancy Owen, $25-Beth Boardman, $10-Sheila Newton,
$10-Barbara Brogan, and $5-Shawn Jones. Congratulations to our
At the August meeting we had 16 members
present. The building committee members updated us on where things
stand with the building renovations. We hope things will be
completed inside shortly. Once we get a building occupancy permit
from the Fire Department we can start holding meetings in our new
We found out that the refrigerator needs
to be replaced so we’ll be looking around for one to replace it.
Hopefully we can get one free or for a good price. We also discussed
some things such as phone service, mail box location, and website
content. Also discussed were some interior building needs such as
blinds, building cleaning, and furniture. Gary Tasker asked for a
rental committee to be established. This committee will be tasked
with a number of things to review including: rental costs,
insurance, and a rental agreement. This Committee is comprised of
myself, James Small, and Scott Newton. Historian Mike Moffett’s
mother graciously donated a pool table to the post that we accepted
along with some small furniture items. Gary and his team of
volunteers will go and pick these items up. Adjutant Joe Piroso and
myself will be removing items from our storage unit, cleaning them
and will decide where in the post to locate them as well as the
meeting room layout.
On September 17th the Legion will
participate in a headstone dedication for Civil War veteran Tristram
Stevens at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Loudon Village. His headstone
was recently found and was never placed at Stevens’ grave site. Stan
was contacted by Chris Benedetto, Chairman of Company A, 5th New
Hampshire Volunteers, to do the headstone dedication. We do not have
a time yet for the 17th, but feel free to contact a post member or
watch for an email inviting you to attend this dedication. We will
be working over the course of the next month to pull this together.
Gary Tasker will be working with Stan and Chris to set the headstone
in place in advance of the dedication. Mike Moffett will see if
there are any living descendents who would like to attend.
Gary Tasker and Mike Moffett make up the
new membership committee. They will be tasked with the recruiting
and retention of members. We cannot let them do the job alone. Every
member should be actively trying to get new members to join. There
is a reason why you became a member of the American Legion and
joined our post, so let him or her know. Either contact one of the
committee members, Joe, or myself for an application or transfer
As I have reported in the past we made 100
percent for 2016. Another positive note is that we have 73 members
and gained the two new members that the Department set for our post
goal recruiting. For our 2017 membership year we are at 54 percent
and seem to be ahead of last year’s renewals. I ask that you do not
wait until December or next year to send in your renewal. It takes
time and money to send out reminders to members. Your dues cost is
still one of the lowest among other posts. The 2017 billing has been
sent out from National, so please pay early and help your post
achieve its 2017 membership goal before December 31st.
If you are interested in being honored at
the September race at NHMS, please contact Chris Wittenberg at
798-3556 or myself at 496-0204 and I’ll pass your name along to her.
Our Commander’s Fund Raffle winners for
June were: $50-Scott Newton, $25-Maureen Prescott, $10-Jean Lee,
$10-Andrew Timmins, and $5-Amanda Dyment. Congratulations to our
Soon the flag collection box at Charlie’s
Barn will be moved to 45 S. Village Rd. I’ll send out a reminder in
September letting you know about our meeting on 21st as to where we
will be meeting. Stay safe, healthy, and volunteer some time to help
your neighbor, your post or another veteran. God Bless.
(1926 - 2016)
GILMANTON – Richard C. Foss, 90, passed away
Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, at the Concord Hospice House.
He was born in Pittsfield on April 18,
1926 to Frank W. and Florence A. Foss.
His family includes his wife, Lois
Hutchins Foss; son, Gordon and wife, Marion of Concord; daughter,
Carol and husband, Robert Pike of Loudon; daughter, Paula and
husband, Gary Sobolewski of New Hampton. He was predeceased by his
daughter, Evelyn Jackson; brothers, Ivan and Robert Foss;
granddaughters Tiffany Foss, Kristin Young, Juanita Butland and
Wanda Jackson; great-granddaughter, Joanna Jackson.
Dick was born, raised and schooled in Pittsfield. He was an
Army Veteran of World War II and served in Europe with the 7th
armored division. He was in the lumber business until 1955.
He then did small construction jobs. In 1968, he started RC
Foss and Son, doing all kinds of construction. In 1983, he
purchased a farm in Gilmanton where he lived until passing.
A graveside service was held Friday, August 19, in the Floral
Park Cemetery, Pittsfield.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Foss Family
Scholarship Fund. Checks should be made payable to the Town of
Pittsfield, 85 Main St., Pittsfield N.H. 03263, please include Foss
Family Scholarship on the memo line. Online donations may be made
The Waters Funeral Home, David Pollard,
Director, assisted the family with arrangements.