James A. "Jimmie" Clough, 69, of Wolfeboro, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 29, 2012 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in Lebanon after a short illness.
Jimmie was born Dec. 9, 1942, the son of the late James L. and Madeline (Smith) Clough, a truly native son and lifelong resident. Jim was a graduate of Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro and had played ice hockey and soccer and also excelled in downhill skiing. After graduation from Brewster he attended the University of New Hampshire where he studied horticulture, hence his life-long love of plants.
After returning to Wolfeboro, he joined the United Stated Army and proudly served his country in the 24th Division. Following his time in his service to his country he enjoyed collecting military memorabilia and talking to anyone who would share their military stories.
Jim was a member of the American Legion Harriman Hale Post 18, Wolfeboro and a member of the Wright Museum in Wolfeboro, where he enjoyed volunteering and donating to all their projects.
Jimmie began his career working at Stinchfield's Market where he learned the trade of meat cutting. No one had as much fun as Jim did when he was at work. He loved the customers and enjoyed many laughs with them. Jimmie eventually decided to open his own meat market shop, Jim's Meat Market, located on Union Street in Wolfeboro, where he excelled in selling the finest cuts of meat. If you wanted a good steak, you knew where to go. While operating his market, it led him to an offer he couldn't refuse, being a butcher at Hunter's IGA. Twenty-six years later he finally cut his hours down because of failing health. Many times customers would say, "I would like to see Jim" because they knew they would get the best cut of meat when Jim did the job. Jim enjoyed his long career at the IGA. No one will ever take his place. It seemed he knew everyone who ever came to or passed through Wolfeboro. He will be truly missed.
Jimmie was predeceased by his parents, James L. and Madeline Clough; his sister, Judith Griffin; and his infant son, Trevor James Clough. He is survived by several cousins.
Calling hours will be Friday, July 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wright Museum at 77 Center Street in Wolfeboro. Graveside services will be Saturday, July 7, at 11 a.m. at Pine Hill Cemetery in Wolfeboro.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Wright Museum, P.O. Box 1212, Wolfeboro, NH, 03894 or the Pop Whalen Ice Arena, P.O. Box 629, Wolfeboro, NH, 03894.
Lord Funeral Home in Wolfeboro is in charge of arrangements. To express condolences or a fond memory go to www.lordfuneralhome.com.