July 28, 1945 - August 03, 2018
South Sutton, NH-Peter B. Whelpton, 73, of Jolly Farm Road, passed away peacefully Friday, August 3, 2018 at his home.
He was born in Concord, MA on July 28, 1945 the son of Jabez Whelpton and Elizabeth Sears.
He graduated from the Fenn School, Concord, MA in 1959 and Proctor Academy, Andover, NH in 1963. Peter earned his degree from Northeastern University in 1969, his Master of Arts Degree from Boston University and later computer programming certification in 1983.
He was a reporter for the Meredith News and the Burlington Free Press and had also worked as a delivery truck driver, school bus driver and paralegal.
Peter was an avid historian and very active with the Sons of the Union Veterans and helped place a sundial on the lawn at the Capitol Building in Concord.
He is survived by four children, Theresa Lucier of Nashua, NH, Jennie Watrous and her husband, Joe Bertrand of Randolph, VT, Hope Hersey and her husband, Michael Hersey of South Sutton, NH and Matthew Whelpton of Enfield, NH;eight grandchildren, Solomon Watrous of Randolph, VT, Finnegan Watrous of Randolph ,VT Jackson Lucier of Nashua, NH, Austin Whelpton of Randolph ,VT, Landin Hersey, Korbyn Hersey, Anthony Hersey all of South Sutton, NH, Autumn Bertrand of Randolph ,VT; six siblings, Clara Knapp of Grafton, NJ, Mary Bang of Whitefish, MT, Easter Loman of Whitefish, MT, Katherine Wood of Brownsville, VT, Joseph Laderoute, Paul Laderoute of Bonita, FL; nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Chadwick Funeral Home, 235 Main Street, New London, NH on Sunday, August 12, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 11:00 A.M.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sons of the Union Veterans, c/o Donald Wheeler, 103 Kearsarge Mountain Road, Warner, NH 03278.