George M. Aldrich, Jr., 79, of Cornish, NH, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019 surrounded by his wife of nearly 58 years, Joyce (Wilmot) Aldrich, and other loving family members. George was born on June 27, 1939 to Helen Powell. He was the second oldest of 10 and was predeceased by siblings, Beverly Aldrich Green, Robert Aldrich, Douglas Aldrich, and Sarai Aldrich Chapman; son, David Aldrich; his mother, and his stepfather, Albon Powell.
In addition to his wife, George is survived by his brothers and
sisters-in-law Albon and Ruth Powell, Raymond and Theresa Aldrich, Mike
and Joan Powell, David and Dede Powell; brother, Eddie Aldrich; sister
and brother-in-law, Jody and Leon Hertzler; children, George Aldrich
III, Robin Durphey and her husband, David, Ken Aldrich and his wife
Tammy. George is also survived by all of his grandchildren who were his
pride and joy; Ellie Aldrich, Jessica Aldrich, Christopher Aldrich,
Crystal Aldrich, Justin Aldrich, Tiffany Aldrich, Jamileh Aldrich,
Noelle Aldrich, Bethany Aldrich, Geoff Durphey, Brianna Aldrich, Dakota
Aldrich, and Konlin Aldrich, as well as a growing number of great
grandchildren; Saphire, David, Asher, Ivar, Aiden, Isac, Axel, Xander,
Nyoka, Illyana, Luke, and Scarlett; as well as many nieces and nephews.
George was in the United States Air Force prior to marrying Joyce on July 25, 1961. He went on to hold several jobs around New England, one his kids remember fondly is driving for Jenny’s Frozen Foods, because he would sneak his children along for the rides. He then went on to work for Rugers, before working for his good friend Nate Cass at North Country Door.
George also enjoyed volunteering in several aspects as a little
league coach and softball coach, calling bingo at the Cornish Fair,
coaching youth bowling, and leading Boy Scouts. His favorite volunteer
position was as a firefighter for the Cornish Fire Department, where he
served as captain, he also assisted by photographing fires and
accidents. In recent years you could find him every weekend helping at
the Cornish Recycling Center.
George bowled in the men’s league at Maple Lanes in Claremont and was an avid hunter, fisherman, and photographer. He was passionate about photography and enjoyed spending his days capturing the beautiful wildlife of New Hampshire.
George will be remembered for all of this and as a kind and generous person who cared greatly for his community and even more, his family.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cornish Rescue Squad or the Cornish Fire Department.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, June 22nd at
Plainfield Plain Cemetery at 11:00 AM with Rev. Dale officiating. A
reception to follow at the Cornish Fire Station on Townhouse Rd.
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