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Wilfred Albert Quimby

Claremont, N.H. — Wilfred Albert Quimby, 77, of Strand Road in Claremont, died Thursday morning, Nov. 14, 2013 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.

He was born in Newport, N.H. on July 11, 1936, the son of George Henry and Evelyn (St. Aubin) Quimby.

Wilfred had owned and operated several machine shops in Claremont, including Quimby Machine, Airport Machine, A & E Machine and Stacy Machine.

He enjoyed camping and family reunions and loved his cats and dogs.

The family includes his wife Ruth E. (Pierce) Quimby, whom he married on Oct. 20, 1956; one daughter, Julie Kolvick of New Boston, N.H.; one sister, Violet DeRusha and her husband, Kenneth “Bud” of East Ryegate, Vt.; many nieces and nephews.

He was known by his former employees and their family members as “Uncle Willie” which he considered to be his extended family.

He was predeceased by one brother, Edwin Quimby and one sister, Helen Agan.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, Nov. 22 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad Street, in Claremont.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary Church on Saturday, Nov. 23 at noon with Rev. Father Shawn M. Therrien, officiating. Interment will follow in Hartland Village Cemetery in Hartland, Vt.

The family suggests that donations can be made in his memory to the Sullivan County Humane Society, PO Box 111, Claremont, NH 03743.

To view an online memorial, send a message of condolence or for more information visit www.stringerfh.com.