Victor A. (Vic) Aldridge, 92, Lincoln, peacefully passed away at the Grafton County Nursing Home on March 26, 2020, in the presence of his three children and their spouses.
Born on April 23, 1927, in Bartlett, NH, Vic was the eldest son of the late Harold and Alice (McDonald) Aldridge. He spent all of his 92 plus years residing in the state of NH. Following graduation from Lincoln High School, he entered the United States Army in 1945. After returning home, Vic and Beverly Claire (Young) were married on November 15, 1947, and were fortunate to share 55 years together until her passing in 2002. Vic and Bev spent most of their marriage residing on Pollard Road in Lincoln where they raised their family. Vic remained in their home until December of 2018. He then took up residence at the Grafton Co. Nursing Home.
Vic enjoyed life in his community: many friends, golfing buddies, church family, card party enthusiasts, square dancing group, and of course watching the Boston Red Sox. Family barbeques were a regular event. He was a member of the American Legion Post 83 in Lincoln and a member of the Pemi Valley Church where he loved singing in the choir and serving others. In later years, Vic looked forward to regularly hosting a Sunday night bible study up until he left his home. He was employed by the Lincoln Paper Mill for over 20 years and was then employed as a warehouse manager at the Burndy Plant in Lincoln until retiring after 14 years. Not one to sit around, he reentered the workforce as the Lincoln Cemetery Custodian where he cared for the grounds for another 16 years. Vic also loved keeping his own yard neat and well maintained; in recent years with a rake in one hand and reluctantly a cane in the other.
He was predeceased by his parents, wife Beverly, and his only brother, Franklin (Frank) Aldridge.
Members of his family include two sons: Mark L. Aldridge and his wife Kym of Concord, NH and Gard H. Aldridge and his wife Natalie of Thornton, NH, a daughter, Kathleen A. Bartlett and her husband Norman (Dutch) of Lincoln, NH, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
In addition to the many wonderful friends, Vic leaves behind, is a special companion, Etta Martin and a close friend/neighbor, Roger Harrington.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations may be made to the charity of their choice. Services will be announced when restrictions on public gatherings have been lifted.