Herbert L. Sprague

June 2, 1946October 21, 2018

Herbert (Herb) L. Sprague of Nelson, NH peacefully passed away at his home after a courageous battle with cancer with his loving wife Carol and his step daughter Cheryl by his side.

He was born in Keene, NH on June 2, 1946 to Herbert W. and Irma L. (Moore) Sprague. He grew up in Sullivan and later married and lived in Nelson raising his family and then enjoying retirement. His first wife Carolyn died earlier. Herb and his new wife Carol built a new home on the land he loved.

He loved hunting and fishing even traveling out west with friends. He visited Alaska many times to hunt and fish, but most of all to visit his favorite cousin Linda (Molesky) Milby and her husband Bob.

He worked at Markem-Image for 36 years before retiring in 2008 as a well respected machinist. Herb was an avid pool player and played for many years.

He is survived by his loving wife Carol (Beavers) Frazier Sprague, “who was the girl next door” growing up. They were later reunited and were married. His daughter Coralie Spydell and her husband David of Claremont, NH, his son Peter and his wife Melanie of Stoddard, three much loved grandchildren; Matthew Hastings and his wife Nicole of Marlow, Michael and Caitlyn Sprague of Sullivan. Also included are a step daughter Cheryl (Frazier) Duquette and her partner William Clark of Alstead, a step-son John Frazier and his wife Melissa of Spofford, four step grandchildren Makayla, Mya, and Jayden of Spofford and John Clark of Alstead. He leaves his brother Gary Sprague and his wife Kathleen of CT, a sister Beatrice Warner of Nelson, a sister Janette Talbot and her husband Daniel of Sullivan, an Aunt and may cousins and nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents and a brother Manford.

Funeral Services will be held Sunday October 28, 2018 at 11am at Fletcher Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 33 Marlboro Street, Keene, NH. The service will be officiated by Daniel Tuttle.

Flowers are welcome and donations may be given to the American Cancer Society PO Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or to the Monadnock Humane Society 101 W. Swanzey Rd, Swanzey, NH 03446.


  • Memorial Service Sunday, October 28, 2018

Herbert L. Sprague

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Holly Lawrence

October 25, 2018

So sorry for you loss Carol! Im glad you had a few yrs together to share your love and you made his last yrs on this Earth filled with happy loved filled memories that are priceless and the that he wasnt alone and lonely. May you find comfort in your family and friends and his memory and your cuddly pets as well.

Tabitha MacBain

October 24, 2018

I remember as a kid going to visit my Uncle Sonny and the family in New Hampshire and his family coming to Connecticut where his parents and our family lived. We always called him Uncle Sonny so I don't think I even knew his first name was Herbert after his father until well into my adulthood. He was always so funny and cheerful . He would make us all laugh.