Elmer "Fudd" Grover Jr.

March 27, 1939March 1, 2014

Elmer “Fudd” Grover, Jr., 74, of Marlborough, a life long resident of Marlborough, died Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Langdon Place of Keene, following a period of declining health.

He was born in Marlborough on March 27, 1939, the son of Elmer & Geneva (Cram) Grover, Sr. He grew up in Marlborough and graduated from Marlborough High School in 1957.

He served in the US Army and was honorably discharged in 1964.

Fudd married Donna McCarthy at Stone Pond in Marlborough on August 10, 1991.

He worked for 30 years for Metropolitan Life before he retired.

Fudd was very active in the community. He served as moderator and sexton for the town of Marlborough for many years. He retired from The Marlborugh Fire Department after 27 years of service. He was responsible for starting the annual fireman's breakfast and the harvest supper.

He has been a member of Keene Elks Lodge for 26 years. He was their secretary for many of those years.

Fudd was also, at the time of his death, a member of the Marlborough American Legion for 34 years. He had been Vice-commander, commander & treasurer. He also served as the chief cook for all the Sunday breakfasts and many of the suppers. His love for cooking never ended.

He was also the current president of the Marlborough Thief Protection Society.

He loved camping with all the great friends he met who become some of his best friends. He loved playing cribbage, listening to country music, going to York Beach and Cape Cod. In the earlier days, he enjoyed being a member of the Barber Shoppers in Keene. Of course, he always looked forward to Spring training and seeing his beloved Red Sox. He'll coach them from above to make sure they win another world series as he did every day watching them.

Fudd will be remembered most for the thing he loved best. Working with all the youth in Marlborough coaching Little League, Babe Ruth and junior high basketball. There are few kids in the community whose lives he did not touch. Nearly a day would go by where he wasn't spotted with a baseball bag, basketball and a whistle around his neck with a car full of kids who were headed to a game. His guidance, generosity, love and support of the kids that he was surrounded by is unmatched.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Donna McCarthy Grover of Marlborough; children Christopher Grover of Orlando, FL, Jay Grover, and wife Amy, of Clemont, FL, David Grover of Hudson, NH, Suzanne Grover of Keene, Thomas Grover of AZ, Jon Grover also of AZ, Jennifer Grover of North Amity, ME, James Grover, and wife Gina, of Lisbon, ME; step children David Mitchell, and wife Diane, of Sharon, NH, Daniel Mitchell, and wife Lisa, of Marlborough, Deborah Clark, and husband Jason Clark, of Stratham, NH; grandchildren Cierra Grover, Kayla Van Alstyne, Bryan Locke, Hannah Grover, Kelsi Deyo, Laina Deyo, Rashawn Deyo, Kobe Grover, Andrew Murray, Clarissa Grover, Jessica Grover, Erika Grover, Alyssa Rood, Christopher Mitchell, Mariah Mitchell, Brittanie Clark, Sydney Mitchell, Cameron Clark, Abigal Mitchell; and great grandchildren Maeby Rood and Hayden Deyo; niece and nephews Beverly King of Marlborough, Robert King also of Marlborough and Steven Grover of Swanzey.

Calling hours for Fudd will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014, 2:00 – 4:00 PM at Fletcher Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 33 Marlboro St., Keene, NH. A Celebration of Life will begin that same day from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Elks Lodge, 81 Roxbury St., Keene, NH. (

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Fudd Grover’s name to the Marl-Harris Ambulance Service, 149 Main St., Marlborough, NH 03455 or to the Elks Christmas Children’s Fund, 81 Roxbury St., Keene, NH 03431.


  • Calling Hours Saturday, March 8, 2014
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, March 8, 2014

Elmer "Fudd" Grover Jr.

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Bonnie Nowill

March 19, 2014

Donna and family,

Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Fudd was a wonderful man.

Bonnie Nowill

jody mitchell

March 19, 2014

I am thinking of all of my extended family through "Fudd" during this difficult time.
I love you all and miss you all so much.Peace and love extend to all.

Thanks to Uncle Fudd, he stitched me up at Old Home Day in 1979, and I was still able to swim at the quarry and play ball at the ballpark in Marlbourgh with all my cousins.
Thanks Fudd, you will be missed....

Carolyn O'Brien

March 11, 2014

Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of 'Fudd'. Praying the Lord will give you peace in your heart and comfort you at this difficult time.

March 8, 2014

Our sincerest condolences. Many find memories
Dick & Phyllis Bradd

John Hansel

March 5, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. from your friends at Elm Research Institute, John Hansel, Yvonne Spalthoff, Tom Adams and Sarah Whittaker

Vikki Contreras

March 5, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with Donna and family. He was a cool guy. He was a nice friendly person.

Suzanne Grover

March 4, 2014

Daddy's Littel Girl
Forever I will be
Memoires of times we shared
will stay deep within me.
Years of much advice
I will cherish in my heart.
I'll remember all your words
even though we are apart.
I'll be your girl forever and forever
I love you Dad ~ Suzanne

Jim & Joyce Miller

March 4, 2014

Dear Donna & Family, Jim & I want to express our deep sympathy in your loss. It has been a long time since Fudd joined us at class get togethers, but, we always remembered him and his being such an active part of the class of 57. He will be greatly missed by the many lives he touched. God Bless you & yours, Jim & Joyce

Joan Tirpak

March 4, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with you (Donna) and your family. Fudd always brought a smile to my face - will never forget the fun times camping!

jay grover

March 3, 2014

with so much sorrow of your passing i will greatly miss all the good times we had together as a family,,thanks for teaching me all you did ,, i really remember the red sox game you took us to at fenway park when i was a kid, thanks for all the fishing trips we had so late at night to catch all of the catfish,,(includeing all the bug bites) especially thank you for you being you and sharing your life with us,,,,you will be remembered forever,, I LOVE YOU DAD!!!! your son, Jay