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S. Fossum, 74, of Goffstown, New Hampshire passed away February 7th
in the comfort of his home after a long courageous battle with
multiple myeloma.

was born November 20, 1946 in Cedar Falls, Iowa to Julia (Spickler)
and Ernest Fossum. He graduated from Iowa State Teachers College High
School in 1965 and later from the University of Northern Iowa. Hugh
began a teaching career in Vinton, Iowa soon after. In Vinton, Hugh
met his wife Carol on Halloween 1971 and thereafter began multiple
years of mischief and mayhem culminating in love and a 46-year
marriage. After moving to NH, he continued his career in education
for a short time and later was Director of Information Services for
Wiggin & Nourie law firm until his retirement.

his life Hugh was an active runner, lifelong Chicago White Sox fan,
gardener, sports coach, antique car enthusiast, pizza maker and IPA
connoisseur. Hugh learned to cheer on the UNH Wildcat Hockey team via
Section 116, Row Q at the Whitt. He had a hearty laugh and deeply
loved life. Hugh was a gentle soul characterized by the values of his
Midwest origin.

his daughters growing up in and attending schools in Goffstown, Hugh
watched multiple concerts, plays and sports events. Hugh adored his
family as well as his growing grandsons. He loved their antics, and
backyard games as much as those in the sandlots

retirement years Hugh and Carol’s travels took them to Iowa,
California, New Mexico, and Arizona; not mention relaxing summer
vacations in coastal Maine. They were fortunate to share leisure
beach times with The Jerszyks, The Peas, Pods, Sprouts and Shoots.

is survived by his wife Carol, daughter Kristin Fossum and grandson
Nicholas Houle of Goffstown; his daughter Caitlin (Fossum) Johnston,
son in law Darryl Johnston, and grandson Zachary Johnston of
Manchester. His extended family includes his sister Barbara of
Denver, his West Coast family Diane, Cory, Trish, Ethan and Cheney
Fossum in California; Kelly Bonelli in Minnesota; and numerous
relatives in Illinois; Bill and Donna Symonds of Bethlehem, NH; and
Barbara Symonds of Newbury, NH. Hugh was predeceased by his parents
and brother, Randy.

family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to the staff of
NH Oncology and the Visiting Nurse Association of Concord for their
compassionate and professional guidance. In lieu of flowers the
family requests donations offered to the Payson Center or the Concord
Regional Visiting Nurse Association. They wish to acknowledge the
Culinary Team, friends and neighbors for kind deeds, words of
sympathy and encouragement.

Celebration of Hugh’s life will occur at a later date when we are
free to safely hug, laugh and dance together. For more information or
to sign an online guestbook please visit

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