Archie L. Eastman
1928 - 2021
BORN
1928
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Ricker Funeral Homes & Crematory - Lebanon
56 School Street
Lebanon, NH
Archie L. Eastman

Enfield, NH — Archie Lynn Eastman, 92, passed away June 12, 2021, at The Village in WRJ, VT after a long and meaningful life. Archie was born July 27, 1928, in Somerville, MA to Archie W. and Viola (Jones) Eastman. He attended a one room schoolhouse in Orange, NH and graduated from Canaan High School in 1946. He enlisted in the USAF soon after graduation and was based in Fresno, CA. He continued serving in the Air Force Reserves for over 8 years after leaving active duty. He met his wife, Betty, after returning home to NH and they were married on December 1, 1951. Their 70th Anniversary would have been this year.

Archie's work life consisted of many different occupations, but for over 20 years he was Manager of Lakeside Oil Company. When Johnson and Dix bought out Lakeside, he continued on as a courier until his retirement. As someone who never wanted to be idle, he continued working as a painter through his 80's.

Archie belonged to many organizations. He was a member for many years of the Canaan Lions Club. He was a Mason and Shriner. He was on National Ski Patrol, an Elks member, and in this last year a member of The American Legion. He was especially proud of organizing the annual Canaan Lions Club Golf Tournament for many years. He also served as a volunteer firefighter and was a town elected selectman. It was in his nature to be involved and to serve his community.

Archie also had a passion for sports. He was a natural born competitor in anything he played from baseball, to golf, to ping pong, to cards. He played golf at 89, still with a competitive spirit, and parred a hole during his round. He was a lifelong Red Sox fan and also coached youth baseball. Throughout his life he supported his family and community on the sidelines, and you knew he was present when you would hear "Atta Go!"

He is survived by his wife, Betty Eastman; daughters, Debbie Eastman and Valerie (Jude) Dutille; grandchildren, Tiah (David) Cotoni, Chero (John) Thomas, Sarah (Alex) Tucker, Beau (Kara) Maville, Ross (Emily) Dutille, and Adam Dutille; 13 great grandchildren; sisters, Joyce (Bob) LaMott and Carol Decato; brothers, Dwight (Susan) Eastman and Dale (Kate) Eastman; sister-in-law, Priscilla Eastman; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, David Eastman; brother-in-law, Gleason Decato; and a grandson, Jake Maville.

Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Sunday, June 27, 2021, from 4-6:00 PM at Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon, NH. A graveside celebration of Archie's life will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, June 28, 2021, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Enfield, NH.

To leave a message of condolence or remembrance for Archie's family, please visit the online guestbook at www.rickerfuneralhome.com.

To plant trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published by Valley News on Jun. 20, 2021.
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Jun
27
Calling hours
4:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Ricker Funeral Homes & Crematory - Lebanon
56 School Street P.O. Box 549, Lebanon, NH
Jun
28
Graveside service
10:00a.m.
Oak Grove Cemetery
, Enfield, NH
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He was a great man .I have known him all my life . he will be missed by many in the town of Enfield and Canaan. he was a very well liked person . may you he RIP My friend . I will never forget you. Eugene Smith jr.
Eugene smith
Friend
June 29, 2021
Although I didn't know Archie personally, I always knew that he was highly regarded in the community. His obituary filled out for me the highlights of his long life, well lived. My sincere condolences to you, Debra, and your entire family, for your loss.
Nathan Mulherin
Friend
June 27, 2021
Archie had such an infectious laugh. Always smiling and time to visit. I spent many days/nights at your parents house. He was always so caring and loving to his two daughters. Debbie and Val you are truly fortunate to have had him in your lives for so long. Cherish the many memories you have of him. Give your best to your mom. Much love Maggie
Maggie Wheeler
Friend
June 24, 2021
Archie would always interrupt his mowing to talk with me whenever he would see me outdoors. I enjoyed our little meetings as he was such a cheerful and friendly man. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Debra Cronenwett
Neighbor
June 24, 2021
BETTY - I WAS SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT ARCHIE - HE WAS A GREAT GUY . . I HAD A LOT OF FUN WITH HIM WAY BACK WHEN. MY SYMPATHY IS WITH YOU. BE WELL. WITH LOVE AND AFFECTION. CARYL
Caryl Beatus
Friend
June 23, 2021
We miss Archie so much and will always remember his loyal friendship. He helped our family to maintain our beloved second home on Tuttle Hill Road for almost 40 years. When we would be there for our many visits and celebrations he would greet us with his ever present smile and often with a box of Dunkin’ donuts or muffins. He was always so proud of his many grandchildren and happy to share their adventures and accomplishments. Our sympathy and condolences to the whole family.
Albert and Ann Ackil and family
Ann and Al Ackil
Friend
June 23, 2021
Tiah and family: I am so sorry to see this news. He was a staple at all of our events for school and sports and always had his bright, inviting smile. May your memories bring you comfort during this difficult time. Sending hugs and prayers.
Catie Blickarz Perreault
June 23, 2021
Debby please give our condolences to your mother and sister. I have many fond memories. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. Rich and Nancy Kramer
Nancy Kramer
Friend
June 22, 2021
When I think of Archie, his wonderful smile immediately comes to mind. I always enjoyed running into him and having a visit. He was definitely a "people person." The Mascoma Valley has definitely lost an landmark.
Jan Kulig
Friend
June 22, 2021
An enjoyable man I was always happy to see and talk with. It was my pleasure to alert him to a lot available for purchase in North Village Community on Mascoma Lake. The Dutilles built here affording me to talk with Archie more often. A kind man who touched many leaving a happy memory for people after a meaningful encounter.
So glad all of you had so many years as his large family to now cherish your memories Peace To You, Sheila Brown
sheila brown
Friend
June 22, 2021
He was a great person. He will be missed by many.
James Martin
June 21, 2021
I am so saddened to hear of his passing. I worked with Archie at Johnson & Dix. What a wonderful, sweet man. I will always have fond memories of him. My condolences to his family and friends.
Lisa Blodgett
Coworker
June 21, 2021
Betty, Debbie, Valerie and Family. I was so sorry to hear of Archie's passing.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I saw Archie at the Alumni Reunion a few years ago.
He didn't look any older than he did when I lived in Canaan. He was a good man!
Waneta Tenney Calley
Acquaintance
June 20, 2021
I'm so sorry to hear of Archie's passing, but I'll still smile to myself when I think of him. My condolences to everyone who loves him. Archie was a sweetheart -- hard-working, incredibly generous, and always with that smile of his, which was often mischievous. He was one of a kind, and he will be missed.
Linda Dorr
Friend
June 20, 2021
Archie was a good friend, a great guy to play golf with and a good hearted man who loved his family, his friends and community. My sincere condolences to his family. May you find solace knowing he lived a good life. May he rest in peace.
Ray Lagasse
Friend
June 20, 2021
I always enjoyed chatting with Archie— the twinkle in his eyes and the way he loved talking to kids at the motocross track.
He lived life well!
Bruce Jerome
Acquaintance
June 20, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. Greatest man I ever knew.
Ann Clark
Friend
June 19, 2021
Betty, Debbie, Valerie and family.
I have so many memories of Dad and Archie. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Jayne Coutermarsh Concialdi
Friend
June 19, 2021
Our deepest condolences to all of Archie's family. Archie always met you with a smile and glad to visit. Archie and his group painted our home with his group many years ago and did a great job ! It was always a please to visit with Archie. Remember all those good memories and may his spirit stay with you.
Jean and Steve Patten
Neighbor
June 19, 2021
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