Gordon Melvin Fogg
Gordon Melvin Fogg
  • April 8, 1930 - September 3, 2017
  • Penacook, New Hampshire

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Gordon M. Fogg of Penacook passed away on Sunday at Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen.

Gordon was born in Portsmouth on April 8, 1930, the son of the late Carl Fogg and Genevieve (Smith) Fogg. He was raised on the family farm in Deerfield. He was a past member of the Deerfield Fair Association, the Deerfield Grange and the Deerfield Volunteer Fire Department. Enlisting in the New Hampshire Army National Guard in 1947, he served for thirty-five years retiring at the rank of Sergeant First Class. He also tried-out for the Boston Red Sox in 1947. He graduated in the Class of 1948 from Coe-Brown Northwood Academy serving as the class president all four years. He also attended the University of New Hampshire.

He is survived by his daughters, Linda Fogg Timmons and husband Thomas of Salisbury; Carla Fogg Barrett of Concord; Tracy Fogg Mooney and husband James of Grantham. Also six grandchildren whom he worshipped greatly, Christopher Nyberg, Carl Nyberg, Mark Barrett and his wife Pamela, Callie Barrett, Ellie Mooney and Paddy Mooney; and two great-grandchildren, Logan Barrett and William Barrett.

Gordon was predeceased by his wife, Regina (Vachon) Fogg of thirty-nine years, in 1994 and a brother, Milton Fogg in 1986. Also his beloved livestock, Pete and Pepsi whom he said a prayer for daily after they were replaced by a Farmall D-430 tractor.

He spent most of his adult life in the Concord area. He was a stone cutter at the John Swenson Granite Company. He worked as a federal technician with the New Hampshire Army National Guard for thirty years. He also worked part-time at the Boutwells Bowling Center and Banks Chevrolet, Inc. all in Concord.

He loved playing sports especially Baseball and Bowling. He also enjoyed playing cards especially cribbage and whist. He was an avid fan of all the Boston sports teams attending Red Sox games for many years.

Private services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Deerfield Grange in Pete and Pepsi's memory or to the Chaplains Emergency Relief Fund, P.O. Box 3448, Concord, NH 03302-3448 Arrangements are entrusted to the Bennett Funeral Home of Concord.