Alfred E Knowlton

July 26, 1932January 9, 2013

Alfred E. Knowlton, 80, of 41 East Diane Drive, Keene, died Wednesday at the Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, following a period of failing health.

He was born in Keene, July 26, 1932, and has resided in the Keene area most of his life.

Mr. Knowlton graduated from Keene High School, class of 1952. While in high school he was an ace pitcher for the school baseball team. He was the second person in KHS baseball history to pitch a no-hitter. He was well known for his abilities on the ball field, enough so that he was drafted to play ball after high school by the Philadelphia Athletics. His career in baseball was cut short when he had to enlist in the US Air Force, however he was able to still play baseball while in the service. Family, fishing and the Boston Red Sox were his greatest passions. Often times he'd sit for hours talking to friends about all sports. It gave him great pleasure to see his two granddaughters turn out to be elite athletes. He was very friendly and outgoing. People often commented on seeing him driving around in his convertible, waving to his fans.

He served in the US Air Force, stationed in Iceland and held the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was a member of the Gordon Bissell Post #4 American Legion in Keene, and the DAV.

Mr. Knowlton worked at Troy Mills for over 30 years. He was a member of the Marlborough Federated Church, and was a former member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Keene.

He is predeceased by his mother: Ida Knowlton, and a son Joel A. Knowlton who died in 1982.

Survivors include: his wife of 59 years, Jo-Ann (Pelletier) Knowlton of Keene, a son Christian A. Knowlton of Vail, CO., a daughter: Jennifer P. Daniels and her husband Bill of Richmond, NH., two brothers: Ronald E. Croteau of Keene and William P. Springer of Ft. Lauderdale, FL., two grandchildren: Madison Daniels, and Chelsea St. Pierre and her husband Lance Corporal Cameron St. Pierre serving in the Marine Corps in Afghanistan; three stepgrandchildren: Nina Cournoyer, Beth Daniels and Bill Daniels; two great grandchildren: Cameron St. Pierre and Connor St. Pierre.

Calling hours will be held at the Fletcher Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 33 Marlboro Street, Keene, Tuesday evening from 6 to 7 o'clock and will be followed by services at the funeral home at 7pm. The Reverend Marilyn Ayer, Minister of the Marlborough Federated Church will officiate.

It has been requested that gifts be made in memory of Mr. Knowlton to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA. 02241 or to the National Kidney Foundation, 85 Astor Avenue Ste 2, Norwood, MA. 02062.


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 15, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Alfred E Knowlton

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February 1, 2013

Jen and Family,
Sorry to hear that you Dad recently passed away. It's very hard going through a loss like this. His love will always shine down on you.
Love and Prayers, Your in our thoughts.
Robin and Mark

Sue Tenney

January 17, 2013

So Sorry Jen, my thoughts and prayers are with you and Bill as well as the rest of the family.

Vicki Wyman

January 17, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of need ..

Jennifer Daniels

January 16, 2013

I am missing you sooo much.. I'ts hard to see the girl's so sad:(.. Thank you for ALWAYS asking for a kiss goodbye and telling me that you love me:). Please keep us all safe. You are our Angel now. Give Joey a BIG hug and kiss. I LOVE you Daddy.. Kisses<3

American Heart Association

January 14, 2013

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Howie and Peg kerbaugh

January 13, 2013

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.