Paul H. Magoon, 86, of Whitcomb Lane in Claremont, NH, died on October 26th, 2017, at Cedar Hill Continuing Care Center in Windsor, VT, following a period of failing health.
He was born on August 4, 1931, in Hanover, NH, the son of Harry L. and Margaret (Relihan) Magoon. He grew up in Wells River, VT, and Woodsville, NH. He was a graduate of Woodsville High School in 1949. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Plymouth Teachers College and his Master’s Degree in Education Administration from UNH.
He served in the US Army from 1953-1955 with the Occupational Forces in Salzburg, Austria, in the offices of the Judge Advocate.
He married Joan Landers on August 18, 1963.
He taught English at Stevens High School for 36 years, retiring in 1991 as Chairman of the English and Music Departments. He also directed the Stevens High School chorus and acapella choir for 18 years.
His love of teaching and his devotion to his students was reflected in the many thank you letters he received over the years from former students.
He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and had served on the vestry and sang in the choir.
He was an honorary member of the Stevens High School Alumni Association. He served for several years on the Board of Directors for the New England Association of Teachers, the New Hampshire Teacher of English Association, the New Hampshire Retired Educators Association, the Claremont Opera House, serving as secretary for several years, the Fiske Free Library, the United Way of Sullivan County and the Claremont Housing Authority. He was past president of the Sullivan County Retired Educators Association.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joan Magoon, one son, Paul J. Magoon and his wife, Kristina; his grandchildren, Matthew and Megan Magoon all of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 21st, at 11 AM at the Trinity Episcopal Church, Claremont with Rev. Janet Lombardo officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Magoon/Paquette Scholarship Fund of the SHS Alumni Association 24 Opera House Square Box 29, Claremont NH 03743 or the Trinity Church of Claremont. PO Box 172 Claremont NH 03743
The family would like to thank all the staff of Cedar Hill Continuing Care Center and Bayada Hospice for their loving and compassionate care.
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