Peter Humphrey, 70, of Marlborough, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2013, in the presence of his family, following a period of declining health.
He was born on January 29, 1943, in Orange, NJ, to Griffith Charlton and Alicia Ethel (Sutcliffe) Humphrey. He grew up in and attended Morris Plains, NJ area schools. He enlisted with the United States Navy in 1960 and was stationed on a minesweeper. After his honorable discharge, he returned to NJ where he met and married Eileen Corcoran in 1972, they moved to California shortly afterward.
Mr. Humphrey and his wife owned and operated an autobody shop in Fort Bragg, CA., before moving back to the east coast in 1979 where they raised their 2 children and ran Village Auto Sales in New Haven, VT.
They moved to New Hampshire, settling in Marlborough in 1998. He worked for the Town of Marlborough with the Cemetery Committee for several years. He had been a member of the Keene Fraternal Order of Eagles and the American Legion.
He enjoyed boating, fishing, and motorcycling. He was an avid reader, had a great appreciation of history, love of animals, his family and had a keen sense of humor. In his retirement he was often found antiquing as well as restoring his Model AA Ford Truck.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Eileen C. Humphrey of Marlborough; his son Peter D. Humphrey and grandson David X. Humphrey of Marlborough; his daughter Erica L. Humphrey of Randolph, MA; his brother Griffith Humphrey of Morris Plains, NJ, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and a lifelong childhood friend James Flaherty of Barnegat NJ. He was predeceased by both his parents as well as his brother George H. Humphrey.
Calling hours will be held Saturday, August 31, 2013 from 11:00 AM until 12:00 at Fletcher Funeral Home & Cremation Services, followed by a memorial service celebrating the life of Mr. Humphrey which will begin at 12:00 PM.
It has been suggested that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made, in Mr. Peter Humphrey's name, to the Castle Center Activity Fund (www.hcsservices.org
), c/o Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services, PO Box 564, 312 Marlboro Rd, Keene, NH, 03431 or Marl-Harris Rescue Squad, PO Box 399, Marlborough, NH 03455.
Fletcher Funeral Home & Cremation Services (www.fletcherfuneralhome.com
), 33 Marlboro St., Keene, NH has been entrusted with the arrangements.