Arthur Varnum

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GREENFIELD - Arthur Varnum, 91, died peacefully in his home in Greenfield on Jan. 30, 2014. Arthur served in the United States Army in Europe during WWII.

His passion and occupation was horse racing. He owned, raised, trained and raced standard bred horses at tracks and fairs throughout New England, and occasionally further afield. One of his best known horses was the fine pacer Volatile. Arthur also had a love of the outdoors. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Aileen Dupree Varnum, of Greenfield; six children; Luke Varnum and his wife, Patricia, of Greene, Maine, Jerome Varnum and his wife, Barbara, of Bennington, Jane Varnum of Greenfield, Abigail VanAlstyne of Malden Bridge, N.Y., Sally Dyche of Greenfield, and Amy Gowell and her husband, Keith, of Lunenburg, Mass.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his son, Michael Varnum, brother Harold Varnum and sister, Mary Jo Murray. Friends and family are cordially invited to join us for a memorial service at the Masonic Lodge in West Peterborough on Feb. 15, at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to be made to Hospice at HCS, PO Box 496, Peterborough, NH 03458.

Published in The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript on Feb. 6, 2014
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