Malcolme A. Clapp | Obituary
Malcolme A. Clapp of Concord, NH, and formerly of Keene passed away peacefully on Sunday September 19, 2021 at the Granite VNA Hospice in Concord.
Malcolme was born July 2, 1929 in Boston to Ralph W. and Belle (Governor) Clapp. Three years later, the family, including newborn sister Elinore, moved to Quincy, Mass. Malcolme graduated from North Quincy High School in 1947 and served actively in the US Navy Reserves. In June 1952, he began to work for a consumer finance company. He worked for MAC Finance in Keene, Granite State Collection Agency in Concord and Cheshire County Savings Bank in Keene, spending the last 13 years of his career as a credit manager for RN Johnson’s in Walpole. He spent over 42 years in finance and collections, before retiring in 1994.
Mal went on to take on numerous part-time jobs to keep busy, most notably at the NH Liquor Store in Concord. Malcolme was a member of the Elks, Masons and Shriners, where he called bingo every week, and he was heavily involved in all three organizations.
After leaving Boston, Malcolme lived in Rhode Island. He then moved to Keene, then to Concord, and eventually returned to Keene, where he lived for almost 40 years. He was well known, active, respected and loved in the community.
Malcolme was married to his first wife, Kay (Conley), from 1958 until Kay’s death in 1981. He is survived by their three children, Virginia Rouleau (Ronnie), Ralph Clapp (Debbie) and Dorothy Boardman (John) ; four grandchildren, Joanne, Angela, Donna and Sam; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Elinore, his first wife, Kay, and his great-grandson Charlie Hunt.
In 1998, Malcolme returned to Concord and married Fran Sawtelle. He lived there with Fran until the time of his death at the age of 92. In this second chapter of his life, he and Fran lived over 25 years of love and happiness together and he formed an extended family of four additional children. , Randy, Barry and Scott Sawtelle, and Terri Brennen, and their families.
A memorial service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 21 Center Street in Concord, on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 10 a.m. Interment will be on Saturday, October 9 at 11 a.m. at Monadnock View Cemetery. , Park Avenue in Keene.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Granite VNA Hospice House, Shriners c / o Bektash Hospital, or St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. The Cremation Society of NH helps the family organize themselves. To view an online memorial, leave a message of condolence or for more information, visit www.csnh.com.