Burnham “Bud” J. Hurlbert, 79, a long-time resident of Winchester and formerly of Bath died on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene. He passed peacefully while sleeping after a period of declining health.
Burnham was born the son of the late Gertrude (Nason) and Burnham P. Hurlbert on May 16, 1942, in Littleton. He was educated in Haverhill where he attended local schools.
On October 18, 1969, he exchanged vows with Marie A. Marcou in White River Junction, VT. They were married in a simple service with close family and friends in attendance and have been married for fifty-two years.
Bud owned and operated the B.H. Transportation Co. in Winchester as an Independent Trucker for twenty-five years before his retirement in 2005. Prior, he had owned and operated Bud’s Logging Co. in Winchester for fifteen years.
He enjoyed going to and participating in horse pulls. Time was spent traveling to events all over New England. He was a long-time member of the Eastern Draft Horse Association for over forty years. As life progressed, he was very happy being with his wife, children, and in time grandchildren.
Mr. Hurlbert is survived by his wife, Marie A. Hurlbert of Winchester. His children; Kimberly Gilleney and her husband, Peter of Rutland, MA. Dona Welch and her husband, Randy of Bradford, VT. Rhonda Hurlbert of Phoenicia, N.Y. and Bradley Hurlbert and his wife, Michelle of Warwick, MA. Three siblings; Reta Bowen of Farmington, MA. Ella Ellsworth of Piermont and Dean Hurlbert of North Haverhill. Bud also leaves his best friend and companion, Roxie, his dog. In addition, he is survived by; thirteen grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Bud is predeceased by his son, Randy Hurlbert who passed in August of 2019, and three siblings: Lawrence Hurlbert, Gerard Hurlbert, and Gerald Hurlbert.
In keeping with Bud’s wishes, there are no services at this time. Donations can be made in memory of Burnham “Bud” J. Hurlbert to:
CHaD, Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth
One Medical Center Dr.
Lebanon, NH. 03766.
Bud’s family would like to thank the nursing staff of Cheshire Medical Center especially the 3rd flr. staff for the wonderful care he received while in their care. They would also like to thank Km Bates from Home Health Care for taking care of bud in a compassionate manner. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 S. Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com