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Stuart E. Knowlton

Stuart E. Knowlton, 84, of Wenham, husband of the late Janet (Peacock) Clapp Knowlton, formerly of N. Conway, NH, died Saturday June 7, 2008 in the Addison Gilbert Hospital, Gloucester following an extended illness.

Born February 11, 1924 in Wenham, he was the son of the late Roger and Gwendolen (Duclow) Knowlton. He was educated in local public schools, a 1942 graduate of Beverly High School. He enlisted in the US Army during World War ll, serving in Europe, and fought at the Battle of the Bulge. Following his honorable discharge as a sergeant, he returned to Wenham. He relocated to Jackson NH in 1975, and was employed at the Carroll Reed Ski Shop for many years. He retired in the mid 1980ís, moving back to his hometown in 2000. He was an excellent golfer, and enjoyed playing in Hawaii, Hilton Head, SC, and Jackson. He also enjoyed working on jigsaw puzzles.

He is survived by a son, Mark E. Knowlton and his companion Theodore Clements of Ipswich, a daughter, Marcia A. Borysthen-Tkacz and her husband Joseph of Essex, and stepchildren Gordon Clapp of CA, Ian Clapp and his wife Terri Boewe of Tamworth, NH, Nancy Brady and her husband Ray of Needham and Polly Howe of Conway, NH. He is also survived by a brother, Lawrence Knowlton of Litchfield, CT, eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Richard Knowlton, formerly of Hamilton.

Private funeral arrangements by the Whittier-Porter Funeral home of Ipswich. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in his name to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.


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