Frederick “Fred or Joe” A. Clark, 82, a life long resident of Ashuelot died on Monday, January 18, 2016. He passed unexpectedly and peacefully in the comfort of his home with family near.
Fred was born the son of the late Eleanor M. (Wright) and Fred A Clark on August 3, 1933 in Keene. He was educated locally and attended schools in Winchester.
He worked for ten years at the Paper Services Company in Ashuelot as a machine operator before retiring in 2006. Prior he had worked at the Ebers Paper Company.
He lived a very simple life. Nothing made Fred happier than being with family and enjoying the home that his brother and sister in-law invited him to live in with them. He liked tinkering with various machines small and large. He enjoyed listening to Blue Grass music, going bowling and selling Avon products for fun. Fred was a Cleveland Indians fan and was known to buy and sell cars. He remembered things about family that most people had forgot and was always willing to share them with others, especially the younger members of the family. Fred was always happy sitting at the table and eating his favorite meal of baked beans and hotdogs. Because Fred never married he spent a lot of time with his nieces going on various adventures giving them memories that they will always treasure.
Mr. Clark is survived by his sister in-law Irene A. Clark of Ashuelot. Nieces; Lori Smith and her husband Matt, Carleen Burdick and her husband Steve, Maureen Clark , Karen Romanow and her husband Bob, Kim Miner and her husband John, Jamie Gubb and her husband Steve. Eleven great nieces and nephews, sixteen great great nieces and nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. Fred is pre-deceased by his siblings James Calrk and Eleanor Clark.
In keeping with Freds wishes there are no calling hours. A celebration of life service with a liturgy of the word will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 11am. in the funeral home. Burial will take place in the spring in the family lot at Evergreen Cemetery, Winchester. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made to: St. Vincent DePaul Society for Winchester, C/O Parish of the Holy Spirit, 173 Main St. Keene, NH. 03431. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com.