Stephen Frank Clough

August 29, 1955March 11, 2018

Stephen F. Clough, 62, of Contoocook, died peacefully after a courageous battle with interstitial lung disease, on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Concord Hospital with his wife by his side.

Steve was born August 29, 1955 in Skowhegan, Maine to Beverly A. and Frank Spaulding Clough, Jr. He grew up in Madison, Maine graduating from Madison High in 1973. Steve attended the University of Maine at Orono, from 1974-1975. In 1981, Steve got a degree in Wastewater Facility Operation and Management from S.M.V.T.I. in Portland Maine.

Steve moved to NH in 1982 to work at the Concord Hall Street WW Plant. From 1984 to present, Steve served as Environmental Director for the town of Hopkinton, as the first operator of the WW plant. In 2001, Steve was nominated and won an EPA Excellence Award for Regional Wastewater Treatment Operations and Maintenance. Over the years his duties grew to encompass the landfill closure and subsequently, the transfer station and recycling center. In 1987, Steve also became the Superintendent of the Contoocook Village Precinct. During this busy time in 1989, Steve graduated, summa cum laude, from Franklin Pierce College with a B.S. in business administration with a major in management.

Steve was devoted to his family. He enjoyed writing, playing cards, wailing on the guitar, and all NE sports. He also loved spending time at camp in Embden, Maine.

Steve’s family includes his wife of 32 years, Robin. His sister, Deborah of Venice, Florida. His son, Frank and wife, Julie of Bow; his grandchildren, Jesse, Maya, Andrew, and Autumn Clough; his son, Stephen of Hudson, NH; his daughter, Haley of Denver, CO and daughter, Cassie of Concord. Del Rae Kirkhart and Michael Rippett who have always held a special place in his heart, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 2-4 at Bennett Funeral Home, 209 North Main Street, Concord, NH, with a service at 4.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 1661 Worcester Rd. Suite 301, Framingham, MA 01701. Fond Memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Clough family.


  • Calling Hours Saturday, March 31, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 31, 2018

Stephen Frank Clough

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Bob Blanchette

March 31, 2018

I was shocked to hear of Steve's passing today. I enjoyed working with Steve in Hopkinton for nine years.
It was an honor to know him and he was a very respected person who had a great sense of humor. I like his funny email jokes he sent me even when I left employment with the Town of Hopkinton. I have a great time talking to him about national politics, the Red Sox, his family and Maine. Such a great loss for his family, friends and the Town of Hopkinton. I will cherish the time I knew Steve and will reflect on my memories with him. Rest in peace my friend. My thoughts and prayers are with Robin and his family. So sad.

Sharon Allen

March 22, 2018

Extending my deepest condolences to Stephen's family. May God grant you his divine comfort and peace during this grievous time. As the days and months pass by and you return to life’s routine, may the many pleasant memories that have filled your heart help ease your pain as you reflect on happy times spent together. Loving thoughts and prayers are with the family. Psalms 34:18; John 6:40.

Dr. Daniel T Moran

March 13, 2018

I was very saddened to learn today of Steve's passing. I had only known him for a short while during my service as part of a citizens committee that helps monitor the Webster/Hopkinton Refuse Disposal Facility. My hours in Steve's presence were very few and all within the last year or two. But I must tell you that I would be hard-pressed in my life to call anyone to mind with a more pleasant and generous disposition, and with a greater and more astute amount of knowledge about what he was doing. I told him that on more than one occasion. He was soft-spoken and patient, and had a command of facts that I can only say is very rare in my experience. He was obviously a very ill man but he never betrayed that fact to the people on the committee, even as recently as last month. His loss for his family must be great, but it is most certainly great to the people of Hopkinton and Webster who are profoundly in his debt. I am proud to have known him, even briefly. Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss.
Dr. Daniel T. Moran
Webster, NH