Philip W. Whitten

January 19, 1935November 3, 2019

Philip W. Whitten, 84, a resident of Stoddard, NH, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at the Cheshire Medical Center, Keene, surrounded by the love and support of his family.

He was born at home in Gilsum, January 19, 1935 the son of Walter and Lottie (Howard) Whitten. On June 21, 1963 he married the love of his life, Jane Olson.

In 1957 Philip was involved in a tragic motor vehicle accident that left him a paraplegic. After a year of rehabilitation he returned to working. He worked for Frederick Farrar Electrical Motors and then ventured out with his own dump-truck and plow, subcontracting for road work with the State of New Hampshire and various other companies. Later he owned a gun shop until his retirement, following a heart attack.

Philip loved to be outdoors; hunting, fishing and camping were some of his favorite activities, as well as snowmobiling and boating. He also enjoyed country music.

He is survived by his wife, Jane and several nieces, nephews and extended family members. He is also survived by his four-legged companion, his cat, Shadow. He is predeceased by his sisters, Janice Mooney and Jean Clark.

Philip will be remembered in a Graveside ceremony in the Centennial Cemetery in Gilsum, NH in the Spring of 2020. This service will be announced as the date draws closer.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Monadnock Humane Society, 101 West Swanzey Rd, Swanzey, NH. 03446 or to the charity of one’s choice.


  • Services will be held in the Spring


Philip W. Whitten

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