Alfred I “Buzz” Felch obituary

Alfred I. “Buzz” Felch, 94, of Kensington, NH, died peacefully at his home on November 13, 2022 after a short illness. He was born in Exeter, NH on August 5, 1928 and grew up in Rhode Island, USA, to the late Elbridge M. and Marion (Scott) Felch.

A longtime resident of Kensington, he served in the US Army and was stationed in Iceland during the Korean War. A builder and contractor by trade, he built a home for his family in Kensington in 1955 and for many years owned and operated the Alfred I. Felch Contractor Co..

Buzz was very involved in his community. He was a charter member of the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, served for many years as an Assistant Fire Chief and was also Fire Warden for Rockingham County. He was instrumental in establishing the City of Kensington’s recycling program and was a city representative on the Seacoast Waste Management and Recycling Board. He also lent his master builder skills and resources to help preserve many of the historic buildings in the parish, including the First Congregational Church of Kensington, the Grange building and the public library.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Nora E. Guidi; his stepson Jay Jacobs; his first wife, Jean E. (Grant) Felch, who died in 1990; and his second wife, Dorothy “Dolly” (Bodwell) Felch, who died in 2014.

He is survived by his daughter Naomi (& Douglas) Armstrong of Kensington, NH; four grandchildren, Gina McCleary, Anthony Guidi, Christina (& Scott) Shea and Nathaniel (& Alyssa) Armstrong; five great-grandchildren, Elouise Armstrong, Oliver Armstrong, Josephine Armstrong, Patrick Shea and Mackenzie Shea; his son-in-law Gary Guidi; two stepsons, Andrew Jacobs of Idaho and Brian Jacobs of New Mexico; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Kensington at 108 Amesbury Rd, Kensington, NH. Guests who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 are asked to wear a mask at the ceremony. The burial will take place in the village cemetery in the spring. Brewitt Funeral Home, 14 Pine St., Exeter, NH will provide the services. Visit brewittfuneralhome.com for more information.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kensington Fire Association, 124 Amesbury Rd Kensington NH 03833 in memory of Buzz.

Posted November 16, 2022

Published in Exeter News-Letter/Hampton Union, Exeter News-Letter/Hampton Union

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