Obituaries

Charles E. Duval

      AMHERST – Charles E. Duval, 91, lifelong resident and 3rd generation, of Amherst, NH, died on June 17, 2020 at his home.

      He was born on August 30, 1928, a son of John C. and Esther (Hicks) Duval, in Amherst, NH in the same home as his mother and where his parents were married. 

​      Prior to his retirement in 1993, Charlie had been employed for Edgecomb Steel in Nashua, NH for more than 30 years and

later worked for the Town of Amherst Highway Department for 16 years. He was a member of the Amherst Fire Department and served as Chief from 1961-1971, where he was known as A-5.  In addition, he was a member of the Lawrence Engine Company where his grandfather had been the Chief.  

      Charlie served on the Historic District Commission and was named Citizen of the Year in 2004.

He enjoyed camping, traveling, NASCAR races, riding trails on his ATV and chair caning.  He also loved attending the McIntyre/Curtis Family Reunions for over 60 years.

      Charlie was a U.S. Air Force veteran having served during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1952 with the rank of Staff Sergeant.  He was a longtime member of the Ricciardi Hartshorn Post #23 American Legion, Milford.

      He was predeceased by his loving wife, Patricia (McIntyre) Duval; and a brother, Herbert Duval.

Family members include his daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Web Stout of Canterbury, NH; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Harry and Irma Duval of CT, Francis and Jackie Duval of VT; two nieces, Diane Jocher and her husband Ronnie, Bobbi Shaw and her husband Peter, all of New Jersey.

      A graveside service with military honors was held on Wednesday, June 24th at 10:00 am in Meadowview Cemetery, Foundry Street, Amherst. Those attending were asked to adhere to current guidelines by wearing a mask and observing social distancing.  In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Amherst Fire Rescue, P.O. Box 1199, 177 Amherst Street, Amherst, NH  03031.  Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford.  To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to www.smith-heald.com

Paul F. Dudley Jr.

      AMHERST – Paul F. Dudley Jr., 88, resident of Amherst, NH died on May 31, 2020 in Milford, NH.

He was born in Milton, MA on July 17, 1931, a son of Paul F. and Eleanor (Vickery) Dudley.  Paul was raised and educated in Milton, graduating from Milton High School in 1949 and Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, Class of 1953. He made his home in Amherst, NH for more than 55 years.

      Prior to his retirement in 1997, he was employed as a project manager for Ingersoll Rand Corporation, Nashua, NH for more than 33 years and traveled extensively throughout the world.  He enjoyed the travel so much it was almost an avocation rather than a vocation.

      He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1955 with the rank of 1st Lt.  A huge supporter of our military services, he loved a good parade with flags flying.

Paul was an avid outdoorsman. He was a master craftsman and made many beautiful pieces of furniture. He could fix just about anything, inside or outside of his home and loved spending time in his yard and garden. He enjoyed sailing, skiing, cooking and his beloved animals.  His music tastes ran to Civil War songs, marches and country.  History was a life-long interest.

      Paul was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and a loyal and true friend.  He was especially proud of his children and grandchildren.

      Paul is survived by his devoted wife of 61 years, Evelyn (Bond) Dudley of Amherst, NH; his loving children, Ann Dudley Grady and her husband John Grady, and their son Paul Grady of Hingham, MA, Paul F. Dudley III and his wife Christine Dudley, and their children, Lauren and Anna Dudley of Cary, NC; two nieces and a nephew.

      There are no calling hours. Services with military honors will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford, NH.  To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to www.smith-heald.com

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