Paul Franklin Clough Sr. 77 of Marlborough died peacefully on April 12, 2011 at the V.A. Medical Center in White River Junction, VT. Mr. Clough has been a resident of Marlborough for 22 years and Keene prior.
He was born the son of Irene (Oullette) and Harry S. Clough in Keene on January 18, 1934. Paul was educated locally in Keene and left school in the eighth grade as so many of his generation did to help the family.
Mr. Clough had many jobs over his life time. He eventually retired from Kingsbury’s in Keene as a machinist in 1994.
Paul was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He served his country with distinction and was honorably discharged after three years of service at the rank of Private First Class. During his enlistment he was the recipient of the Korean Service Medal with two stars, National Defense Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal.
Paul was a member of the William Marconi Italian Club in Keene. He was also a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 799 in Keene, The American Legion, Post 4 in Keene and was a life member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Keene and the Disabled American Veterans Association in Keene.
Mr. Clough is survived by his children: Paul Clough Jr. of Berlin, Irving Clough of Herington, KS., Denise Homen and her husband Frank of Coventry, R.I. and Laura Gruebel and her husband Joe of Dahlonega, GA. He is also survived by his companion of 24 years Carol A. Allen of Marlborough. He leaves his siblings; Gloria Gunseth of Surry, Evelyn Pollock of West Swanzey, Ethel Arcand of Lowell, MA., David Clough of Concord, and Vernon Clough of Keene. He will be missed by his 11 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. He is pre-deceased by his son Edward Clough and grand daughter Vennessa Holt.
A grave side service with Christian Burial Rights will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 10a.m. at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Rt 12 South, Keene. Burial will take place in the family lot with full military honors. There are no calling hours. Flowers will gladly be accepted, However, donations may be made in memory Paul F. Clough Sr. to the Marlborough Harrisville Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 487, Marlborough, NH. 03455.