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Glenn Amsden

Glenn Herbert Amsden Jr.

Sunday, August 29th, 1943 - Thursday, June 25th, 2020
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Obituary

Glenn H. Amsden Jr.,76, of Bristol NH passed away peacefully on June 25, 2020 at LRGH Laconia, NH.

Glenn was born August 29, 1943 in Laconia, NH. Glenn was a graduate of Interlakes High School in Meredith, NH class of 1963. Glenn proudly served his country in the Army National Guard for 24 years. He served under Battery C 3rd Battalion 197th Field Artillery Charlie Company out of Franklin, NH. Glenn is a Vietnam vet having served in Vietnam from 1968-1969. During his time in the service he achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant and served as a gunnery chief. Glenn enlisted in May of 1968 and received an honorable discharge in May of 1992.

During his life Glenn did many different things. He worked for the Town of Center Harbor and Paquette Paving. Glenn then went on to work 15 years at Oak Laminates in Franklin and then several years at the Crutch Factory in New Hampton. Glenn retired in 2008 from the Newfound Area School District where he worked as a custodian for over 12 years. He enjoyed gardening, playing cards, and watching Red Sox's and Celtic's games. His favorite thing to do was to go camping in the White Mountains.

Glenn was predeceased by his parents Glenn H. Amsden Sr. and Gloria E. Amsden of Harts Location, His brother Russell G. Amsden of Bristol, his brother in law Charlie Shute of Meredith, his brother in law Redmond Shinneck of MA, His niece Denise Currier of KY and his nephew Clayton Poland of NC. Glenn is survived by his daughters Peggy Amsden and Sheri Smith, his sons Keith Leach and Kevin Leach, their mother Pauline Amsden, his granddaughter Kenzie Amsden, his grandsons Jonathan Marsh, Joshua Smith, Christopher Leach, Gunnar Mathison, Aaron Leach, Ian Leach and Ethan Leach. He is also survived by his sister Elsie Shute and her partner Bob Swett of Meredith, his sister Ellie and her husband Winston McCormick of Moultonborough, his sister Patricia and her husband Willis Mack of Pittsfield , His sister Lorraine and her husband Neal Blaney of Epping, his brother Howard Amsden of New Hampton, his sister Cindy and her husband Joe Dyer of NC, His sister Joy Shinneck of MA, his brother Orrin and his wife Rita of KY and his sister Lois and her husband Steven Currier of KY. He was also a loving uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Glenn will be remembered as a man of honor, integrity, strength, and courage. He was a strong big brother who looked after his younger siblings. A kind, caring and generous person. And above all he will be remembered as a man who loved and cared for his family very much.

There will be a Memorial service held at the Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen on Tuesday July 7th at 11:00 AM and those attending will need to be wearing masks, due to NHSVC protocol. Also, there will be a "Celebration of Life" to follow at the home of Pauline and Peggy Amsden at 476 North Main Street Bristol, NH. This is an open invitation to all his family and friends who wish to share some memories of a beloved father, grandfather, brother, and uncle.

In lieu of flowers please donate to The Liberty House. A veteran organization helping the homeless and needy veterans of NH.
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    Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    NH Veteran's Cemetery
    Address
    110 Daniel Webster Highway
    Boscawen, NH 03303
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  • Interment

    Location
    NH Veteran's Cemetery
    Address
    110 Daniel Webster Highway
    Boscawen, NH 03303
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Bret Mack

Posted at 10:50pm
I will miss you Uncle Glenn.
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