Philip Stoddard

December 29, 1917December 3, 2018

Philip A. Stoddard of Rivermead in Peterborough, New Hampshire, formerly of Marlborough, New Hampshire and Hingham, Massachusetts died on December 3rd four days after his 101st birthday.

Mr. Stoddard was born in Hingham on November 29, 1917, son of Ralph C. and Florence (Menzies) Stoddard. He graduated from Hingham High School in 1935, Phillips Exeter Academy in 1936 and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1940.

During World War II Mr. Stoddard served in the army's Third Armored Division in the European Theater attaining the rank of major. After the war, he held various administrative positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At the time of his retirement in 1980, he held the position of Vice President - Operations.

He was a Trustee of the Hingham Institution for Savings, the Hingham Public Library and the South Shore Hospital.

He was a member of the Hingham Congregational Church, the Marlborough Federated Church, the Union Congregational Church of Peterborough, the Old Colony Lodge of Masons, and the Keene Cheshiremen Barbershop Chorus.

Survivors include his wife of 75 years Lucille (Fortna) Stoddard of Peterborough, a daughter Janet A. Stoddard of Tyngsborough, Massachusetts and a son Jeffrey R. Stoddard and his wife Gretchen of Berlin, Massachusetts.

A memorial service will be held at a future date. Remembrances in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.


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Janet (Hough) Ross

December 28, 2018

Mr. Stoddard is the dad of a dear friend and as a young person, I considered him to be like a second dad to me. He was kind, handsome, charming and always very welcoming. He will be truly missed! One of the 'good guys' for sure!

Jane Farris (Studley)

December 20, 2018

Heartfelt sympathies are extended to Lucille, Janet, and Jeff. Phil was a wonderful man and will be missed. I was able to see him right after his 100th birthday, visiting him and Lucille at Rivermead. I know he and Tom Studley are happily reminiscing right now!
With love,
Jane (Studley) Farris