CHARLESTOWN, N.H. – Ted Horace Putnam, 84, of Charlestown, passed away on Jan. 30, 2018 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical after a brief illness, surrounded by his family. He was born on July 17, 1933 in Walpole, N.H., the son of Ellsworth and Ethel (Pierce) Putnam.
He graduated from Vilas High School in 1951 and then went on to graduate from the Thompson School of Agriculture at UNH in 1953. He was a lifelong dairy farmer and especially enjoyed growing crops and working in the forestland. He loved hunting, fishing, following college basketball, watching the Red Sox, and the Patriots. He enjoyed traveling and trips to Maine.
He served as selectman for the town of Charlestown for 9 years, director at Yankee Farm Credit, director at N.H. Electric Co-op, and a member of the N.H. Timberland Association.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Nancy (Dawson) Putnam; his son Alan Putnam and his wife Sheila of Charlestown, N.H.; his daughter Amy Hemingway and her husband Chris of Charlestown, N.H.; granddaughters Ashley and Emma Putnam of Charlestown, N.H.; brother Paul Putnam and his wife Patricia of Charlestown; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his parents; brothers Fred Putnam and Morris O. Putnam, Sr.; sister, Celia Putnam; half-sisters Beatrice Blackington and Dorothy Richardson; half-brother Donald Putnam.
Calling hours will be held at the Charlestown Memorial Chapel on Sunday, Feb. 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday morning, Feb. 5 at the Charlestown Congregational Church at 11 a.m. with Reverend Paul Gibbons officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Charlestown Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 369 Charlestown, NH or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123.