Franklin----Maurice W. Lee, 93, of 29 Baldwin Street, Franklin, NH passed away December 2, 2004 at the Franklin Regional Hospital after a sudden illness.
Born in Livermore Falls, Maine, on December 10, 1910, the son of Charles L. and Mabel Webber Lee, he later moved to Berlin, NH where he graduated from Berlin High School. He worked for International Paper Company in Berlin, Berlin Public Works, and Twin State Gas and Electric Company, which later became Public Service Co. of New Hampshire, from which he retired in 1973. After being transferred to Lancaster, NH in 1946 he became very involved in the community serving in local municipal offices, as Precinct Commissioner, and Selectman. As an active member of Kiwanis, he was instrumental in the improvement and maintenance of the community skating rink. His pride was his involvement in the Lancaster Fire Department where he rose through the ranks to become Chief. He was instrumental in many improvements including the building of a new and spacious fire station. He was a member of North Star Lodge of Masons where he became a Grand Master.
He and his wife of almost 65 years, Madeline, who passed away in 2002, moved to Ossipee Lake, NH in 1973. They spent their remaining years in central NH.
He is survived by two sisters, Velma Gunn of Berlin, and Erma Oliver of West Lynn, MA, a son, David, of Winter Haven, FL, a daughter, Carol Lamper, of Meredith, NH, three grandchildren, Cheryl Clemons of Watertown, NY, Mark Lamper of Concord, NH, and Debra Lamper of Meredith, NH, three great-grandchildren and several nephews and nieces. In addition to his wife he was predeceased by a brother, Howard Lee and by a sister Louise Rock.
There will be no calling hours or funeral services. Interment will be in the Summer Street Cemetery, Lancaster on Monday, December 6, 2004. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one?s choice.
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, NH is in charge of the arrangements.