DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

October 10, 2013

Floyd Lamson, 91


Hamilton, MT — Floyd G. Lamson, 91, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2013, at home. Born on August 3, 1922, in Brighton, VT, the son of the late Milan and Annie (Major) Lamson, he is survived by his wife, Marilyn of Hamilton, his son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Janet of Manchester, CT, his son-in-law, Michael Mertins of Hamilton, two grandsons, and five great-grandchildren. Floyd was predeceased by his daughter, Karen Mertins of Hamilton.

Floyd was raised in northern Vermont, Massachusetts, and in Derry, NH where he attended school graduating from Pinkerton Academy in 1940. He served in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant from 1940 to 1942 and as a 1st Lieutenant from 1942 to 1946 including a tour as a Unit Commander in the 632nd Tank Destroyer Battalion of the Sixth Army in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations.

He was employed by the Western Electric Company in Haverhill and North Andover, MA retiring in 1977. Floyd and Marilyn were avid travelers covering Europe, the Far East, Australia and New Zealand, the Middle East, and most of the United States. They enjoyed square dancing and round dancing and became involved as officers and board members of the international organization.

He was active in civic affairs in Derry and Londonderry, NH serving as chair of the Grenier Field Industrial Park Commission in the late 1950s. Floyd was a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society and a member of the chorus in Derry as well as the Nashua Granite Statesmen.

Services will take place at a later date at the wishes of the family.