In Loving Memory
Andrew Jackson Congdon
10/16/1918 -3/17/2013



Lancaster, NH-

Andrew Jackson Congdon

Loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather; 94

Lancaster-Andrew Jackson Congdon, 94, died peacefully on March 17, 2013 surrounded by his loving family.

Andrew was born in Jefferson NH, on October 16, 1918, the son of Alexander B. and Sue Congdon. Andrew’s dad worked for the railroad so the family had to relocate often but he finished his education at Whitefield High School. He worked for Roberts Motor Sales, Thompsons Manufacturing for 38 years as a machinist, and in his later years opened Lancaster Machine Shop where he retired after 16 years in 1991.

Prior to his service in World War 2, he was a volunteer of the Aircraft Warning Service. On May 24, 1944 he enlisted in the navy serving in the Pacific on the ship USS Key and was honorably discharged n January 9, 1946. He was a member of Lancaster Volunteer Fire Dept. for 38 years, serving as Assistant Chief for 4 years. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club for 40 years where he served as president, treasurer and as trustee.

His wife Mildred predeceased him on March 21, 2011. He is survived by his daughters Lucy Berry of White River Jct., VT and Ann Lavers and husband Richard of Fitchburg, MA. Five grandchildren Michael Lavers of Falmouth, MA, Kevin Berry and wife Rachel of Roslindale, MA, Stephanie Franz and husband Eric of Norfolk, MA, Brian Berry and wife Lesley of Claremont, NH, and Richard Lavers, Jr. and wife Christen of Concord, NH, and nine great grandchildren Alexis Berry, Timothy Berry, Mathew Franz, Eric Franz, Nolan Franz, Grace Berry, Jacob Berry, and James Lavers and Anna Lavers.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Bailey Funeral Home, 210 Main St. Lancaster, N.H. A funeral service will be held at the Methodist Church in Lancaster on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 11 AM. A military burial will be held at Calvary Cemetery in the spring.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Lancaster Fire Association, 25 Main Street, Lancaster, NH 03584.

Online Condolences
From: Bill & Madeline Eck   White River Jct. Vt.
Relationship:  Friends of daughter Lucy

Our sympathies and prayers on the passing of your Dad. I think of him when he visited Lucy and family - enjoyed his dry sense of humor and beautiful smile.
Sent:  3/18/2013
From: mary jo berube   underhill vermont
Relationship:  firend/classmate of Ann

Sorry to hear of your loss;he lived a good long life and I am sure he missed your Mom since her passing.You will all miss him terribly .Many of us will be thnking of you in the cominfg days .Sincerely, Mary Jo
Sent:  3/18/2013
From: Chris & Marilyn Wheler   Lancaster / Leesburg NH / FL
Relationship:  Family Friend

To the family of Curly. We were so sorry to hear of Curly's passing. Remember him well from the time I worked for Crawford's ESSO / Exxon. He came in often to visit with Everett Crawford
Sent:  3/19/2013
From: Mary (Simonds) McKenna   Concord NH
Relationship:  Friend of Lucy

Dear Lucy, Ann and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Mary (Simonds) McKenna
Sent:  3/19/2013
From: Linda & Bob Beaton   Brewer Maine
Relationship:  Friend

Dick and Ann, Our condolences to you both on the passing of your Dad. Remember all the good times and know he is now with your Mom. There is a new star burning brightly in the sky tonight celebrating the passing of your Dad. Bob & Linda
Sent:  3/19/2013
From: Joan White Carrier   Cape Elizabeth ME
Relationship:  Family Friend

Dear Lucy, Ann, and families, I was saddened to learn of Curly's passing. He hung in there for a good long time, though--the last member of my parents' good friends to pass on to the Canasta game in the sky. May many fond memories bring you all comfort and peace.
Sent:  3/19/2013
From: Pete and Nancy Marshall   Northumberland NH
Relationship:  Friend

We extend our sympathy to Mr. Congdon's family. May the memories of the enjoyable family outings that you shared help you at this difficult time.
Sent:  3/21/2013
From: Peggy Henson Horvath   Tallahassee Florida
Relationship:  friend of the family

Lucy, Ann and family. So sorry to hear Andy has passed away. Your family were such good neighbors when we were growing up and such good friends all our lives. You are so lucky to have been able to share in your parents lives for so many years. My prayers are with you.
Sent:  3/21/2013
From: Carol White   Lancaster New Hampshire
Relationship:  Friend

Lucy,Ann&Dick and Families, Read the paper and saw your Father's obituary.So sorry,my deepest sympathy.I have so many great memories,he was such a wonderful person,he had a heart of Gold!! My prayers are with you all1 Take care!
Sent:  3/22/2013
From: Mike and Elaine Gainer   Jefferson New Hampshire
Relationship:  Friends

So sorry to hear of your loss. He was a great neighbor and friend. Thank you, Curly , for your generous acts of kindness.
Sent:  5/1/2013
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