HOPKINTON - Eural Russell"Russ" Bickford, 65, of Hopkinton, passed away Sunday, December 30, 2012, after a period of failing health, at the VA Medical Center in Manchester.
The Guest Book is expired.
He was born March 3,1947, in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, son of the late Russell and Mildred(Marshall) Bickford. He grew up on his parents' farm and enjoyed the country and riding horses. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church for many years. He attended Greater Boston Academy and South Lancaster Academy, both schools operated by the church. Russ entered the U.S. Army in 1968, and was trained as a Medic at Fort Sam Houston Army Base in Texas, during the Vietnam War. After discharge from the Army, he was employed at Winchester Hospital, Winchester, Mass., as an attendant. He operated a catering business in the early 1970's in Massachusetts. Later, he was employed by several companies as a delivery truck driver in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Russ enjoyed skiing, sailing, camping and photography.
He is survived by his children Craig Bickford, and his wife, Beverly Learned, of Penacook, Andrew Bickford, and his companion, Jess LaVolpicello, of Warner, Amy(Bickford) Hickey, and her husband, Stephen Hickey, of East Boston, Julie Bickford, and her companion, Mark Bluteau, of Weare, Timothy Bickford, and his wife, Erika Bickford, of Belmont; one grandchild, Ethan Hickey, of East Boston; as well as his former wife, Martha Bickford, of Hopkinton. He is also survived by a sister, Charlene Caldwell, of Florida, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was pre-deceased by a nephew, Gary Caldwell.
There will be an interment ceremony Friday, April 5th, at 10:30 a.m., at the New Hampshire State Veterans' Cemetery, 110 DW Highway, Rte 3, Boscawen.
Published in The Concord Monitor on Mar. 29, 2013