Alton L. Curtis, Sr., 94, of Maple Avenue in Claremont, NH, died Wednesday (February 2, 2022) at his home following a period of failing health. He was born in Claremont, NH, on December 2, 1927, the son of Josiah P. and Edith L. (Wellman) Curtis and had been a lifetime area resident. He was a veteran of the US Army. He had been employed as a machinist by J&L in Springfield, VT. Alton also worked construction and was employed as a foreman in the construction of the Marion Phillips Apartments in Claremont. After retirement he worked for Monetta’s Shoe Store. Alton was an avid Boston Bruin and New England Patriots fan. He enjoyed bird watching, watching the television show, Oak Island, and was quite a history buff but above all, being around his family was what he cherished the most.
Members of his family include two sons, Alton L. Curtis, Jr. and his wife, Linda, Cumberland, VA; Lon Curtis and his wife, Mary, Claremont, NH; four daughters, Pamela Kingsbury, Franklin, NH; Jody Peters and her husband, Chris, Newport, NH; Jeanne Mack and her husband, Randy, Columbia, SC; Carrie Chessman, Claremont, NH; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a great grandson, Tyler J. Curtis, three brothers, Josiah Curtis, Jr., Clayton Curtis, Donald Curtis and two sisters, Irma Boivin and Shirley Blanchard.
Funeral Services will be held later in the spring at Ascutney Union Church. Interment will follow in Ascutneyville Cemetery. Friends may call at the Roy Funeral Home on Tuesday (Feb. 8) from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 PM. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.
You are invited to share a memory of Alton with the family or leave a message of condolence in the family guest book at www.royfuneralhome.com.
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