Amos W. “Buzzy” Chamberlain, 65, of Rose Avenue in Claremont, NH, died peacefully at home on Monday (April 1, 2019) surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Claremont, NH, on September 1, 1953, the son of Amie and Laura (Wilson) Chamberlain and lived most of his life in Claremont. Buzz was a graduate of Stevens High School, Class of 1971. He was a Vietnam Veteran of the US Navy serving as a Gunners Mate from 1971 – 1975 and was awarded a bronze star. After his discharge from the Navy, Buzzy graduated from the Florida Police Academy and worked as a deputy sheriff in Ft. Myers, FL from 1975 – 1979. He served in the National Guard from 1981 – 1983. Buzzy then graduated from the NH Fire Academy and became a firefighter for the City of Claremont, NH, for 15 years until his retirement in January 25, 2001.
He owned and operated B & M Small Engine Repair for many years. He enjoyed camping, boating with the grandchildren, snorkeling, hunting and cook-outs. Buzzy was a master shooter in the Navy and was scheduled to try out for the US Olympic team until a shoulder injury sidelined his plans. Buzzy was the type of man that would give you the shirt off his back if you needed anything.
Members of his family include his wife, the love of his life, Merrill (Wilkinson) Chamberlain whom he married on September 15, 1984, Claremont, NH; a son, Michael Thomas Chamberlain, a daughter, Christina Lynn Chamberlain, four grandchildren, Tanner Chamberlain, Gunnar Waters, Clayre Waters, Merrick Chamberlain, two brothers, Andy Chamberlain and his wife Bobbi, Alan Chamberlain and his wife, Cathy; three nieces and one nephew.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday (April 13) at the Roy Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Shapiro, officiating. Following the service a Celebration of Buzzy’s Life will continue at the Claremont Country where everyone is invited to attend. Merrill and the family would appreciate it, if possible, that those attending the service please dress in jeans and a plaid shirt.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, PO Box 1848, Longmont, CO 80502 or NH/VT Visiting Nurse/Hospice, PO Box 881, Brattleboro, VT 05302.
You are invited to share a memory of Buzz with the family or leave a message of condolence in the family guest book at www.royfuneralhome.com.
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