Ferdinand N Ahlberg

February 15, 1936January 5, 2014

Ferdinand N. Ahlberg, 77, of Surry died Jan. 6, 2014, in the comfort of his home, after a period of declining health.

He was born in New Haven, Conn., Feb. 15, 1936, son of Ferdinand and Evelyn Ahlberg.

Known as "Pop" to his family, he was dedicated to his wife and children. He served as a volunteer fireman in Bethany, Conn., and as a Boy Scout leader in Richmond. He was employed at Keene Gas Service for 35 years and then started his own successful business as an independent heating contractor. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of Keene Elks Lodge 927.

He loved spending time with his family, fishing with his sons and grandchildren and hunting with his friends Armand, Frank and Ricky. He was a dedicated Red Sox and Patriots fan and loved Pink Floyd. He was a talented furniture restorer and craftsman.

He always lent a helping hand or offered a holiday meal to anyone who needed it. He was a great friend to many and will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

His beloved wife, Jean, died in January 2011.

Survivors include his children, Lisa (Ahlberg) and Brian Murray of New Durham, Melinda (Ahlberg) and Tom Scampini of Portsmouth, Ferd and Joanne Ahlberg of Strafford and Nils and Kim Ahlberg of Alstead; his grandchildren, Jackie, Pamela, Rebecca, Trevor and Jacob and Tommy and Peighton; and great-grandchildren, Skylar, Alexis and Michaela.

There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held Friday at noon at St. James Episcopal Church in Keene, with a reception to follow at the Keene Elks Lodge.

Fletcher Funeral Home of Keene is in charge of arrangements. For an online guest book, see

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Southwestern Community Services, re: fuel assistance.


  • Memorial Service Friday, January 10, 2014

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Kathie Bujalos

June 23, 2014

Lisa, Melinda, Ferd and Nils, I am so sorry that I am so late in seeing this, and sending my condolences. I know it has been a very long time since we have seen one another. Just know that your parents, my Aunt and Uncle meant a lot to me, and I am so sorry they are now gone on to heaven. Please give me a call sometime. It seems our family is getting smaller and smaller. I am listed. Love you all, Kathie Bujalos

Kathy Audette

April 25, 2014

Ferd and family, so sorry for your loss and that of your mom, not so long ago. Your family family has always been in my prays, wishing the Good Lord embraces all of you and grants you peace. Kathy Wescott-Audette

January 15, 2014

So sorry we didn't hear earlier. Our beloved Janice died the same day, and we didn't hear until the day of her wake on Sunday. Ferd was a kind and wonderful guy - always made us laugh. Paul will miss his horse-shoe partner at the family picnics. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Paul and Judy Iversen

Sue Ward

January 12, 2014

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. Nancy, Kim, Chris and I have fond memories of spending time on your "farm"... feeding the calf, playing with Bruno, and sharing meals with you and your parents. Nicer people could not be found...
Ah, yes...and the famous Ferd Glog at the holidays...not to be missed.

Joan Hagar

January 10, 2014

Lisa, Mel, Ferd and Nils: I'm sorry I can't be at the service in person, but I will be with you in spirit and prayer. Both of your folks were nice people and I remember a few good times at your old house in Richmond. God be with you all.

Karen and Jon Wright

January 9, 2014

Ferd was always so welcoming whenever we saw him. Always a smile on his face and he made some great Glug at Christmas time. He was a wonderful person and his wife Jean was the same. Thinking of them always puts a smile on my face.