Esther Louise Huot
– December 28, 2017
Esther Louise (Taylor) Huot of 183 Connector Road passed away peacefully Thursday, (December 28, 2017) in the home of her daughter Deanna Huot with family at her side.
Esther was born on June 10, 1918 in Franconia, NH to Silas and Grace (Treworgy) Taylor. She grew up on the farm on the location of the Village House Restaurant where she enjoyed riding horses. Skiing was a passion for her and she took lessons from Sig Buchmayr at the first ski school in America at Sugar Hill, NH. She ski jumped and in the summer she would ski on pine needles. She alpine skied until the age of 89 and cross country skied until the age of 94 ½. After graduating from the Dow Academy in 1936, she moved briefly to Connecticut and worked as a nanny. She then moved to New York City where she worked for Lord and Taylor, specializing in embroidery.
On December 10, 1945, Esther married Albert Huot whom she happily shared 51 years of marriage until Albert’s passing on February 7, 1997. Together, they owned and operated several businesses in North Woodstock, NH. The first business was Clover Farm Grocery Store and for a short time, the Grandview Ski Slope. In 1949, they purchased the North Woodstock Garage and the Cascade Lodge. They successfully ran the businesses as well as the Huot Oil Business, wrecker service, and school buses for the Lincoln-Woodstock School system for 30 years. After retirement, they lived in a home they built in Thornton, NH before moving to Littleton, NH. At the age of 89, Esther moved into her new house in Lincoln, NH.
Esther and Al enjoyed many vacations over the years both with family and friends. From skiing in Quebec to visiting their daughter in Hawaii, to Europe and several years on the Florida Coast, as well as using their RV in New England, they created many happy memories. They also enjoyed their camp on Forest Lake in Whitefield, NH where water skiing was a favorite activity for Esther.
In her later years, Esther enjoyed volunteering at Littleton Hospital, painting, playing the saxophone, golfing, and watching the Red Sox. In July 2017, the Boston Post Cane was presented to Esther in recognition as the oldest resident of the Town of Lincoln.
Esther was pre-deceased by her husband Albert, her parents, three sisters and three brothers.
Esther leaves behind four children: Francis Huot, Loraine Follansbee, Deanna Huot, and Anita Huot. She also leaves behind 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held from 9:30am to 11:00am Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Fournier-Hale Funeral Home, 144 Main Street, North Woodstock, NH with a service to follow at 11am. A spring graveside service will be scheduled at the Riverside Cemetery in Lincoln, NH.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Linwood Area Senior Services, Home Delivered Meals, PO BOX 461, Lincoln, NH 03251 or to the Littleton Regional Hospital, 600 St. Johnsbury Road, Littleton, NH 03561.
Online guestbook at www.fournier-hale.com.