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PLAISTOW, NH - Roscoe N. "Butch" Kidder, 80, a resident of Plaistow for 38 years, died peacefully on Friday, March 2, 2018, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
Born, raised, and educated in Haverhill, Mass., son of the late Roscoe and Elizabeth (O'Leary) Kidder, he attended Haverhill Public Schools and the former Haverhill Trade School. He served in the U.S. Navy Seabees and following his honorable discharge, he joined the family business, Kidder and Sons, of Haverhill. In 1971 he established Kidder Wrecking, Inc. in Haverhill, and later moved the business to Plaistow in 1984, where it still is operated by his family.
A member of the Boston Chapter of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co. and the National Demolition Association, he enjoyed traveling around the world, completing puzzles, and painting the many items that he collected over the years. He was an avid car enthusiast and also owned a boat called "Afta 3." He enjoyed spending times at summer homes in Northwood and later on Paugus Bay at Lake Winnipesauke with his family.
He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by three sons, Roscoe R. Kidder of Plaistow, Shawn N. Kidder and his wife Toni of Andover, Mass., and Daniel R. Kidder and his wife Danielle of Plaistow; a daughter Elizabeth C. Kidder of Amesbury, Mass.; three grandchildren, Nolan Kidder, Beckett Kidder and Chloe Kidder; three sisters Barbara, Patricia and Kathy; also his longtime companion Linda McLean; his former wives, Hatsu Kidder, Karen (Wydola) (Kidder) Burke and Terri (Hoyle) (Kidder) Doerfler; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Bobby and sisters Betty Ann and Doris.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Butch's Life Celebration to be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Plaistow, NH. A family graveside service will take place on Friday, March 9, at 10 a.m. in Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill. To send a message of condolence to the family, please visit www.brooksidechapelfh.com.
Published on March 3, 2018
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