Dennis Leon Clough Obituary

Dennis Leon Clough, 74, a resident of Lyman, N.H., passed away at his home on Jan. 18, 2019.

Dennis was born in Lyman on Oct. 29, 1944, to Leon H. and Ivis M. (Hood) Clough. A graduate from the Lisbon High School, he joined the Army and was stationed in Anchorage, Alaska. He later joined the Vermont National Guard of Lyndonville and Littleton Barracks where he retired after many years of service.

Dennis worked at Montgomery Wire and Fairbanks Scales for many years. He loved working on cars. Dennis loved his cup of coffee, telling stories and jokes – with nurses and waitresses on his list. He was a regular at the Mooselook in Concord, Vt. He also enjoyed watching western movies and WWE Wrestling. He was a past member of the Flying Iron motorcycle club in Littleton and enjoyed travelling to such areas as Georgia and Florida with his children over the years.

Dennis is survived by his three sons: Ricky Hale (Jude Chauvette) of Strafford, N.H., Dean Hale of St. Johnsbury, Vt.; and John Hale (Shaun Dobb) of Morgan, Vt.; daughters-in-law: Lynn Hartford of Littleton, N.H., and Vicky Hale of Granville, N.Y.; brother: Roger Clough of Lyman, N.H.; three sisters: Rena Ozark of Virginia, Mabel Clifford of N. Haverhill, N.H., and Linda Clifford of New York; 10 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren and companion: Barbara Degree of Lyman;

He was predeceased by wife of 30 years: Cynthia Hale; his father: Leon Clough; his mother: Iris Sanborn; step-father: Kendall Sanborn; two sons: Steven W. Hale and Bruce C. Hale; a son-in-law: Gill Foley; brothers: Armand, Ralph, and Roy; a sister: Rita Monahan and his dog of 18 years: Baby.

A graveside service officiated by Pastor Harold Noyes will take place Friday, May 3, 2019, 3 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in St. Johnsbury, Vt.

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