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Philip Howard Gaige

December 16, 1958April 3, 2021

Philip H. Gaige 62, of Bow, NH passed away unexpectedly on April 3, 2021. Born and raised in Concord, he is survived by his beloved wife Pattie (Clay) Gaige and adored cat Munson. Additionally, he leaves behind a sister, Holly Wentworth and her husband John of Concord, and brother Stephen Gaige and his wife Robin of Dover, all of New Hampshire - besides nieces, nephew, cousins and dear friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Earl H. Gaige and Julia (Holley) Gaige.

The 1978 Concord High School graduate made a home in Bow with Pattie for 30 years. Phil had a special eye for fine arts and focused his career in art and photography. He worked at McGowan Fine Arts for many years, and most recently Rowland Studio Art Gallery, both in Concord. If he didn’t have a weekend wedding to photograph, he could likely be found at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS), shooting a race or vintage auto collection. Along the way he and Pattie spent a year in Las Vegas, Nevada with their shared interests in arts and motor car racing, and a lifetime learning all lyrics of his all-time favorites,The Rolling Stones.

Phil loved all things sports! He was a natural athlete and displayed his abilities from an early age. He followed in his mother’s footsteps as a champion candlepin bowler, and won the New Hampshire State championship for Boutwell's Bowling Center several times in his teen-aged years.

Winter found Phil on the slopes from Ragged to Cannon mountains, with his fellow skiers known affectionately as the “Rag-geezers”, and summers on the Loudon Country Club course, golfing with great friends. He treasured his camping trips to Lake Umbagog with his brother and nephew. And every Thursday night, you could find him with the Pool gang enjoying a beer and a game. True to his New England roots, he always cheered for the Bruins, Sox, Celtics, and Patriots.

Phil was incredibly warm, good natured, and funny. His goofy stories and jokes would bring tears to your eyes from laughter. He loved making people smile and laugh, especially children. He wore his Santa and Milo the Moose costumes with heartfelt joy and happiness - at events for the Bahre family, and even the Gunstock slopes until through 2007.

The world has lost someone truly special, and his vibrant smile will be forever missed. Pattie and his family invite friends to join us celebrating his life, with one last round at Loudon Country Club, Route 106 in Loudon NH. on May 22, 2021 from 11am-2pm.

Remembering his well-lived life and spirit, donations are encouraged in Phil’s memory to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Concord, NH www.centralnhclubs.org

Services

22 May

Celebration of LIfe One last Round

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Loudon Country Club

Route 106
Loudon, New Hampshire

Memories

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Brian Burris

April 13, 2021

Have called Phil a friend since we were kids. Last time I saw him was at the Black Ice Tournament at White Park. Of course he had his camera with him. We shared a handshake, a hug, and spent some time getting caught up. I am very saddened to read of Phil's passing. He was truly a great Concord guy.
Brian Burris

Jim Cole

April 11, 2021

When Phil returned from Vegas we called him Rhinestone Phil. Saw him mostly at the track and the art studio. He was an awesome fellow. This news brought tears too my eyes and sadness to my heart. Phil I'll miss you RIP.
Jimbo

Bruce and Bonnie Lawler

April 10, 2021

Working at the track. Phil would come and see us. He hang around and make us laugh. He would take some pictures. So sorry for your loss. He will be missed by so many To Gaige family if you need anything let us know.

Cheryl Murphy

April 10, 2021

Pattie, we are shocked and saddened by Phil's passing. We knew Phil because he bowled on Dan's team Monday nights at Boutwell's Bowling Center. He was always making us laugh, and I can still hear his laugh.
I have a black and white print of a Coca Cola logo on a downtown Concord building that Phil gave me years ago which I will always treasure.
We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and his family.
Cheryl and Dan

Joseph Audet

April 9, 2021

Thoughts and prayers to your family. RIP Phil till we meet again. Tell Harry Clough hello for me. Sorry for your loss Pattie

Steven Hashem

April 9, 2021

Was best friends with his brother Stephen (Walker School) growing up. Been in their home many times. Remember his mother and sister well. She did a great job bringing up those two boys and their sister alone.... Philip used to tag along sometimes when his brother and I were together...good kid with a devilish side to him. May he rest in peace....

steve sprague

April 8, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Phil's passing. We bowled in the same league on Monday nights at Boutwells and also played golf together as members of LCC. He would always make me laugh and I totally enjoyed his company. Phil was one of the truly good guys and will be missed.

Steve Sprague

Ellison Welch

April 7, 2021

We are saddened to hear of Phil's sudden passing. I will miss all the laughs at pool nights and Phil's awesome pictures. A great friend gone way too early. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Patty. Keep living in the happy memories that you made for so many years. Ellie and Julie

Diane Beattie

April 7, 2021

I am sad to write a memory note. You have always held a special place with me. We had so much fun in the neighborhood and in our school years. Thank you for the great memories we all will hold close. Rest easy my friend.
Diane (Rutherford)

Jamielynn Weyersberg-Dentremont

April 7, 2021

Phil was an amazing friend to my brother Tim and also to my parents. Always had a kind word and always a big smile. The Heavens now have a new amazing angel.
My heart aches for you Pattie. 🙏💕

FROM THE FAMILY