He graduated from Vilas High School in 1951 and then went on to graduate from the Thompson School of Ag at UNH in 1953.
He was a lifelong dairy farmer and especially enjoyed growing crops and working in the forestland. He loved hunting, fishing, following college basketball, watching the Red Sox and the Patriots. He enjoyed traveling and trips to Maine.
He served as selectman for the Town of Charlestown for 9 years, director at Yankee Farm Credit, director at NH Electric Co-op, and a member of the NH Timberland Association.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Nancy (Dawson) Putnam; his son, Alan Putnam and his wife Sheila of Charlestown, NH; his daughter, Amy Hemingway and her husband Chris of Charlestown, NH; granddaughters, Ashley and Emma Putnam of Charlestown, NH; brother, Paul Putnam and his wife Patricia of Charlestown; sister in law Marjorie Putnam of Charlestown, NH and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Fred Putnam and Morris O. Putnam, Sr.; sister, Celia Putnam; half-sisters; Beatrice Blackington and Dorothy Richardson; half-brother, Donald Putnam.
Calling hours will be held at the Charlestown Memorial Chapel on Sunday, February 4th, from 2 to 4 PM. Funeral services will be held on Monday morning February 5th at the Charlestown Congregational Church at 11 AM with Reverend Paul Gibbons officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Charlestown Ambulance Association P.O. Box 369 Charlestown. NH or the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
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