WESTMORELAND, NH - On Wednesday, October 5, Arthur Eric Savory, 89, a longtime resident of Hinsdale, died peacefully at Maplewood Nursing Home, where he had been a resident for the last four years.
Arthur was born May 19, 1933, in Brattleboro, VT, the youngest child of James Clyde and Lillian C. (Nelson) Savory. He graduated from Brattleboro High School in 1951. Arthur was a Korean War Army veteran who served in the Heavy Mortar Company 32nd Infantry. He was honorably discharged, earning four medals. He was removed from standby reserve in 1962. He worked in the bindery department at the Book Press for many years in Brattleboro, VT, retiring from there.
Arthur was a member of the Sportsman Club, the New Hampshire Grange, and the American Legion. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, car shows, and his video camera. He also liked building things. He built an electric car by himself and was one of the volunteers that helped maintain Pisgah State Park in Chesterfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Gordon and Robert Savory, and his sister Phyllis McIntyre. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Mabeth “Lucille” (White) Savory, his great-niece Kristin Wilson, and his granddaughter Megan Bratton.
Arthur is survived by his daughters Sheila Savory, of West Dover, VT, and Karen Bratton, of Wilmington, VT; four grandchildren, Donavin Mayle, Jordin Mayle, Jacob Amidon, and Cassie Bratton. He is also survived by eight great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
There will be no services. A celebration of life will be held at a future date at the Hinsdale Community Center. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Monadnock Humane Society in Swanzey.