Robert O. Capron

May 31, 1920June 22, 2019

Robert O. Capron, 99 of Keene and longtime resident of Marlborough, passed away on June 22, 2019 at Westwood Nursing Home following a period of declining health.

Born on May 31, 1920 in Marlborough, NH, the son of Alice (Osbourne) and Wilmer Capron, Bob was raised and grew up in the family farmhouse that he loved dearly.

Bob was an extremely hard and dedicated worker. He spent his whole career working for the State of New Hampshire Department of Transportation, from which he retired in. He spent many years as a volunteer for the Marlborough Fire Department.

Gardening was a favorite pastime of Bob’s and he regularly provided flowers for the Federated Church of Marlborough where he was a member. He was an avid baseball fan, always cheering on the Red Sox. He was also a lifelong member of the Grange and an active participant in the Peterborough Bowling League.

Bob leaves behind a nephew: Herb Capron and his wife Judy of Boxford, MA; nieces: Sharron Fields of Keene, NH, and Charlene Loomis and her husband Gary of Waterbury, CT; great nieces and nephew: Tammy Izon of Brooklyn, PA, Lauren Capron of Boxford, MA, Margeaux Capron of Boxford, MA, and Craig Fields of Walpole, NH; sister-in-law: Dorothy Capron of Peterborough, NH; and many cousins. He was predeceased by his three younger brothers: Herbert Capron, Gerald Capron, and Harold Capron.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 28, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Federated Church of Marlborough, 16 Pleasant Street, Marlborough, NH. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Church, prior to the service, for a time of visitation from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery on Granite Street in Marlborough.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Robert O. Capron’s name to Marl-Harris Emergency Services, PO Box 399, Marlborough, NH 03455.


  • Visitation Friday, June 28, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 28, 2019

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