McHugh Funeral Home

283 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH


Clifford A. August

July 2, 1946February 7, 2020

Clifford Anthony August, 73, of Manchester, passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 7, 2020 surrounded by his loving family after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Jamaica Plain, Mass. on July 2, 1946 the second son to Sylvester and Beulah (Morehouse) August.

He enlisted in the US Army in 1966 and served in the 1st Signal Brigade in Long Binh, Vietnam, returning to the states in 1968 and starting his career at Verizon Communications, (formerly Bell Atlantic), as a central office technician, retiring after 35 years of service. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed skiing (never missing a season in 70 years), cycling, photography and having conquered all 100 highest peaks in New England and summiting Mt. Rainier in Washington. Cliff, along with his wife and best friend Louise, enjoyed camping trips with the children and grandchildren, gardening, hanging out by his swimming pool and the annual Vietnam retreats spent with his “comrades in arms”. Above all else, he loved spending time with his family and friends and will be fondly remembered as a loving and devoted, husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, step-father, step-grandfather and friend.

He is survived by his loving wife of 17 years Louise (Pappageorge) August of Manchester, his sons Christopher August and his wife Lisa of Warner and Craig August and his wife Emily Roberts of Olympia, Wash., his daughter Catherine August and her husband Seth Kiedaisch of Andover, his brother Douglas August and his wife Karen Rossow of Princeton, Mass., his step-daughter Michele Caniff and her husband Brian of Auburn and 11 grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, February 19, from 10 am to noon at the McHugh Funeral Home 283 Hanover St., corner of Beech St., in Manchester followed by a Memorial Service in the funeral home. Urn burial followed in the NH State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. The family has requested that memorial donations in Cliff’s name be made to Liberty House 75 West Baker St. Manchester, NH 03103.


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 19, 2020
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, February 19, 2020


Clifford A. August

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Anna Broutzos

February 21, 2020

From San Diego, California .....
We extend our deepest sympathy to Louise August and the family of Cliff August. Also to Michele Caniff and her family. Its hard to even imagine dealing with the loss of a person that was so loved by all. They say time heals, but cherish the memories that you all have and never forget this person that touched your lives. I never met Cliff but I could feel the love he gave to you from the pictures you shared. There are no proper words to express the sadness of us in San Diego (Anna, Jim, and Liz) that we extend to you thru these difficult times. Much love .... and strength from us. R.I.P.

louise wilson

February 20, 2020

Louise and family Ace and I are so sorry for your loss.I remember talking to you at Bob Parkhurst's wake .You had shared with me of your husband's Ciff diagnosis. Have thought of you often through out this year. It must of been tuff.Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family .Sincerely Louise and Ace Wilson

Sandy McKenney

February 17, 2020

Louise and Family,
It's been a long time since I have seen Cliff and you. Cliff was a true "gentleman". He will be missed by everyone who knew him. Prayers for you and your family.
Sandy McKenney

Debbie and Kenny Laster

February 17, 2020

Cliff you will be sorely missed. The Vietnam Group got together in the year 2000 where Kenny Elmer Mike and myself. They new then they wanted to find some of the other Guys It was like these 3 had never been apart in 30 years. iIn 2001. Was when Cliff and Louise Glenn P Charlie and Connie From here it just kept growing. We are All Family. Always there when needed. Cliff will be sorely missed.
Louise blow my Boyfriend a Kiss💋💋. Louise will always be part of our family Love ❤️ you to the moon and back.

Robert Willer

February 17, 2020

Cliff and Louise are long time patients of mine. I always look forward to their visits. One of the things that I looked forward to the most was sharing stories of recent travels and outdoor experiences - camping, and particularly the icebergs up north off of Newfoundland / Labrador? He shared great photos with me of that.
Louise, I know you know how I felt about him. My thoughts are with you.

Rob Willer

Eileen Donohoe

February 16, 2020

So many wonderful memories flood my mind❤️
4th of July at Lake Sunapee
My children skiing w/ Uncle Cliff
Ski movies of my family
Scrambled eggs w/ hot dogs or balony
( no one but Cliffy could pull that off)
Beautiful flower gardens
Pool parties at his home
His quiet, gentle presence
His way of making everything he did “ just a little better”
His and Louise’s driving force in finishing our cabin
We are lucky to have had him in our lives
We will always miss him, think of him everywhere we look
His spirit will remain in our hearts
We love you Cliff, and thank you for all you brought to our life
Love eileen

Cheyrl Fogwill

February 14, 2020

I have many memories of when we were younger and at the newbury dock and waterskiing many fun times and watching Chris,Craig, and Kate grow up. I remember his loving Mom . May you Rest In Peace cliff and give the family strength to move forward without you physically being here .however all the memories will never go away. Cheyrl Fogwill

Emily Roberts

February 12, 2020

We always had a great time visiting Grampy's home in Manchester. I am happy that we crammed in so many visits over the years, remembering our time together brings back loving memories. A few that make me smile are:
Cannonballs in the pool
late night bowls of ice cream
cocktails after dinner
streak tips on the grill
relaxing conversation
piles of beanie babies on the floor
extra crispy bacon
and endless cups of coffee
Here is a picture I snapped of Warner and Grampy sharing a bowl of Ice cream -July 2019
We love you tremendously 💗
Rest in peace 🙏