Harold G. Perkins
October 1, 1899 - September 11, 1980
Hampton Union, September 17, 1980
[The following article is courtesy of The Union and Seacoast Online.]
HAMPTON -- Harold G. Perkins, 80, of 230 Landing Road, died September 11 at the Court Street Unit of the Exeter Hospital.
He was the husband of Hilda (Hiltz) Perkins. He was a lifelong resident here, and a direct linial descendant of one of Hampton's founding families.
He resided at the house where he was born October 1, 1899, the son of Fred E. and Belle (Glidden) Perkins.
He had worked at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard during both World Wars I and II as a pipefitter.
He has also worked as a plumber in the Hampton area, and had operated the family farm since 1940. He was a 50-year member of the Star in the East Lodge 59 F and AM of Exeter.
He was also a member of the Ocean Side Grange of Hampton.
In addition to his widow, survivors include a son, Donald E. Crockford, Hampton; a daughter, Mrs. Beryl C. Tobey, LasCruces, N.M.; a sister, Mrs. Maybelle Storer, Melrose, Mass.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Largely attended funeral services were held Sunday from the Ronald A. Remick Funeral Home. Donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 686 Mast Road, Manchester, N.H., 03102.
The Rev. James A. Barclay, pastor of the First Congregational Church, officiated.
Mrs. Jean Goss was organist.
Interment followed in the High Street Cemetery, with committal services by the Rev. Mr. Barclay.
Bearers were Clifford H. Eastman, John B. Tobey, Lester B. Tobey, James E. Ryan, Malcolm P. Libbey, and Lawrence E. Tilton.
Masonic services were conducted Saturday evening at the funeral home by Star in The East Lodge, No. 59, F and AM of Exeter, under the direction of Donald W. Scamman, worshipful master; David C. Noyes, chaplain; Robert M. Swasey, secretary; and James M. Kuell, marshal; with many members from Star in the East Lodge of N.H. in attendance, including Carroll M. Fogg, grandmaster of the Grand Lodge of N.H.