Arthur Louis Gross, 90, of Thornton, NH. died May 19, 2019 at Speare Memorial Hospital, in Plymouth, after a brief battle with cancer.
Born in Norton, Massachusetts on December 4, 1928, he was the son of Clifford and Alexcina (Marien) Gross.
Arthur grew up in Beebe River, NH. and attended Beebe River Schools. He graduated from Plymouth High School, class of 1946, where he lettered in varsity sports. He then attended the University of New Hampshire. He was a long-time resident of Thornton.
Arthur worked at the Jack-O-Lantern for many years as a cook and at the front desk. He worked for forty-three years at Draper Corporation, in Beebe River, in the Management Department.
Arthur served the town of Thornton for 35 plus years as the Town Administrator and as a selectman. He was a life-long member of the West Thornton Grange, and a past Cub Scout Master.
Arthur was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Arthur was predeceased by his wife, Irma Mary Gross, who died in June of 2009.
Arthur is survived by his children, Arthur C. Gross (Linda), Susan E. Superchi both of Campton, Anita C. Ross (Robert) of Thornton, 6 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, a brother, Arnold Gross (Laura) of Franklin, TN, sisters, Dorothy West and Janet Smith, both of Springfield, MO. one niece and many nephews.
A graveside service will be on Friday, May 24th, at 3pm, in the Pine Grove Cemetery, NH Route 175, Thornton. The Rev. David Kneeland, pastor of St. Joseph’s Church, in Lincoln, will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in Arthur’s memory to the PRHS Bobcats Football Team, C/O PRHS Boosters Club, Plymouth Regional High School, 86 Old Ward Bridge Road, Plymouth, NH. 03264. Checks made out to; Treasurer PRHS Booster Club. In the memo, Memory of Arthur L. Gross.