Peter “Pete” P. Brigham, 80, a life-time resident of Keene died on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland. He passed peacefully with the love of family near after a period of declining health.
Peter was born the son of the late Katherine (Rushlow) and Howard Brigham on June 22, 1939 in Keene. Pete was raised by his step father, Woodrow Hart and his mother. He was educated locally and graduated from Keene High School class of 1956.
After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a Reservist. Peter fulfilled his enlistment and was honorably discharged.
On July 25, 1960 he exchanged vows with Doreen B. Harding. They were married in a simple service in Wilton with close friends and family in attendance. Sadly, Doreen passed on May 5, 2017 after fifty-seven years of marriage.
Pete worked at American Optical in Keene as a Lens Technician for twenty years before retiring in 1984. He had also worked at one point as a part time as a ground’s keeper for the Bretwood Golf Course in Keene for about ten years.
Pete enjoyed playing golf with his family and pals. Time was spent playing cribbage and cards, He also enjoyed working in his vegetable gardens.
Mr. Brigham is survived by his children; Paul S. Brigham and his wife Jessica of Antrim, Elizabeth “Beth” A. Youngman of Spofford and her significant other, Barry Williams of Gilsum and Lori J. Blount and her husband Joseph of Bennington. A sister, Katherine Hart of Surry. In addition, he leaves; eight grandchildren. cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
In keeping with Pete’s wishes services will be private. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com