Douglas E. Kirkpatrick
1943 - 2021
BORN
1943
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Peaslee Alton Funeral Home - Alton
12 School Street
Alton, NH
Douglas E. Kirkpatrick

Alton, NH — Douglas E. Kirkpatrick, age 78, of Stockbridge Corner Road in Alton, died quietly at home on October 6, 2021.

Born March 15, 1943 in Greenfield, Massachusetts, son of George Douglas & Barbara (Phillips) Kirkpatrick, he was a graduate of Turners Falls High School in Turners Falls, MA, also of Mt. Herman School in Gill, MA.

Doug joined the United States Marine Corps in 1962. He graduated from Aviation Electronics Schools, but chose to join the Rifle and Pistol Team at Paris Island Boot Camp, where he set a rifle range record. Doug shot at the squadron, wing level and then went to Marksmanship Training Unit, he went to the National Rifle Matches at Camp Perry, where he placed 3rd in the nation with his M1. His tour ended in 1966. Also, he served as a Marksmanship instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis.

Doug met his wife Sandra (Rees) in Greenfield, MA, where he was working for the B & M Railroad as a Signalman. They married and with her three children moved to NH in the early 80's.

An avid fisherman of salmon and trout on Lake Winnipesaukee and Lake Ontario, Oswego, NY, he was also an avid dog lover. Doug was a lifetime member of the NRA.

He was very proud of 37 years sobriety.

Doug is happy to be moving on, as he is "tired of watching this country go to the shitter."

Widower of Sandra Kirkpatrick, who died in 2018, he is survived by his brother: Cameron and wife Roberta Kirkpatrick, his stepson: Randy and wife Jill Foster, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, brother in law: Rick & wife Emy Rees, also more family and friends.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Monday, October 11, 2021 from 2-4pm at Peaslee Alton Funeral Home, 12 School Street, Alton, NH, with a service at 3:30pm, family and friends are welcome. To express condolences, please visit: www.peasleefuneralhome.com

Published by The Recorder on Oct. 9, 2021.
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2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Peaslee Alton Funeral Home - Alton
12 School Street, Alton, NH
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11
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12 School Street, Alton, NH
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Cameron & Roberta Iam sorry for your loss A friend all ways Russell
Russell Meattey
Friend
October 11, 2021
Nice Picture of Doug
Thats how we will Remember him.
Many Laughs & Good Times
Charlie & Mel
October 10, 2021
Cameron, I am so very sorry for your loss.
Nancy
October 9, 2021
Doug was my best friend for 35 years...We cought a lot of fish together had many hoorahs in our travels...there was never a dull moment with him around...he and Sandra helped me through some difficult times...to say Doug will be missed does not cover the feelings and emotions of his passing...there is no way to express the empty spot in my heart that will forever be there...my son Sam and I send our deepest sympathies to his family and those that knew him... . Semper Fi Marine!!!!! See you on the other side.... Unit 1
Lee Stepney
Friend
October 8, 2021
I had the pleasure of meeting Doug while he conversed over the telephone with my sister Denise, many, many times - I found him to be witty and quite knowledge about many topics! Rest now Doug.
Sharon Conary
Acquaintance
October 7, 2021
Sorry for your loss!
Rachael Strickland
Acquaintance
October 7, 2021
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