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1933 Donald 2021

Donald C. Moulton

August 8, 1933 — December 8, 2021

Donald C. Moulton, of Fitzwilliam, NH died on December 8, 2021 at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, NH at the age of 88.

He was born the third child and only son of Earl Luther Moulton and Esther Chute Moulton on August 8, 1933 in Braintree, Massachusetts. He was educated in local schools, accepted a football scholarship to Yale, eventually transferred to Tufts and graduated in 1955 with a degree in civil engineering. He joined the United States Marine Corps immediately and served from 1955 until 1963 as a First Lieutenant, serving for most of that time in the Philippines.

He was employed by Harvard University for more than 25 years beginning his career in Building and Grounds and thereafter as Vice-President for Government and Community Affairs. He then spent a decade as Chief Financial Officer of Meredith & Grew, a commercial real estate firm in Boston. Throughout all his professional years he served his communities (Cambridge, Hingham, Chatham, and Concord Massachusetts) in numerous ways, including on many Boards, among them the Cambridge Savings Bank and Mt. Auburn Hospital.

In 1998 he moved with his wife and his dogs to Fitzwilliam and began raising sheep, llamas and generations of formerly homeless chickens. Whether in the barn or in the United States House of Representatives, Don was totally non-judgmental and met everyone exactly as who they were. He was humble, but countless people sought his advice and held his regard in the highest esteem. Don would not have liked being eulogized. He lived for the journey and not the reward, and for tomorrow. For this and so much more, he will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Gretchen Wittenborg of Fitzwilliam, his daughters, Karen Moulton of Florida, Sarah Hope Moulton of Massachusetts, Margaret M. Bannick of California, his step-daughters, Alice Gearhart of Massachusetts, Julia Gearhart of New Jersey, his sister, Priscilla M. Bruggeman of Massachusetts, his grand-daughter Rebecca Barlage of Massachusetts, his grandsons, William, Stephen and Byrd of California, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Carolyn Gale of South Yarmouth, Massachusetts and his son, Michael.

No services are planned at this time.

Contributions can be made in memory of Donald Moulton to: RHD (Resources for Human Development) c/o Tracy Hatfield, 62 Oakley Lane, Waltham, MA 02155 or Fitzwilliam Fire and Rescue Association, Box 443, 4 Church Street, Fitzwilliam, NH 03447.

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