Conway, N.H. — Donald G. Clough, passed away following a brief illness on January 28, 2013 at the age of 61.
Born in Gloucester, on October 19, 1951, the son of Grace and Arthur Clough, Donald grew up in Lanesville. At the age of 10, he had his own paper route. Later he worked at the local Lanesville grocery store, Kenny’s Market. Lane’s Cove, Plum Cove Beach and quarries were his favorite places to enjoy with his family and friends. In 1967 he moved to Conway to live with his father, Arthur Clough. He attended Kennett High School in Conway N.H. graduating in 1970.
Donald worked as a carpenter and a licensed millwright and was a member of the Manchester N.H. Union Local 1891 for 35 years. He worked on such projects as Maine Yankee, Vermont Yankee, Seabrook Power Plant, Bow Power Plant and the Boise Cascade Hydro Plant in Berlin. He also worked for the International Paper Company in Corinth, N.Y. and would stay with his sister Linda in Queensbury. Donald was contracted to help build and work on the movie set “On Golden Pond”. Before his passing, he worked as a foreman on the $275M Berlin Biomass Power Plant in Berlin, N.H. When not employed by the Union, Donald had a carpentry business, "Clough & Sons", working in the Conway N.H. area with his five sons.
He loved the outdoors, the mountains, lakes , rivers, the night sky and spending time with his family. He loved to ski, hike, camp, swim and snowmobile. Don loved boating, stock car racing, drag racing and enjoyed working on his own vehicles alongside his sons. He enjoyed several trips to California visiting his brothers touring the state.
Donald's last years were devoted to enjoying his grandchildren spending his last summer teaching them about his flower and vegetable gardens. He had a great sense of humor and loved to make people laugh. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and his Union Brothers.
Donald is survived by his wife, Delcia; their seven children, Holly Clough, Matthew, Luke, Timothy, Andrew, Daniel and Cammie l Hudson; as well as six grandchildren. They all reside in the Mt. Washington Valley area. He is also survived by his mother, Grace Clough, of Gloucester; a sister, Linda Clough-Higgins, of Queensbury, N.Y.; his twin brother, Dana and his wife, Karen of Bend, Ore. and Stephen of California; and three nieces and a nephew. Donald was predeceased by his father ,Arthur L. Clough.
ARRANGEMENTS: A celebration of life will take place at The River Church in Center Conway, N.H., May 18 at 10 a.m. A family gathering will take place following that service.