Robert P. Elliott, 77

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Robert P. Elliott, 77

GILFORD — Robert Paul Elliott, 77, of Varney Point Road - Left, formerly of Wilmington, Massachusetts, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at Golden View Health Care Center in Meredith.

He was born on Aug. 25, 1939, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the son of the late William and Kathleen (Leahy) Elliott.

Robert served in the Marine Corps Reserve.

He worked as a firefighter for the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts, for 33 years before retiring to New Hampshire.

He was a lover of Scottish heritage and enjoyed attending Scottish Highland Games with his sons. He had a love of history and was an avid New England sports fan. Robert enjoyed westerns and military movies. He especially loved his grandchildren and enjoyed attending their sports games.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary (Pfleger) Elliott of Gilford; two sons, John Elliott of Nashua and David Elliott of Derry; two daughters, Mary Nottebart and her husband Donald of Pelham, and Cynthia O'Connell and her husband Sean of Methuen, Massachusetts; four grandchildren, Taylor, Kassandra, Joshua and Cameron; one brother, William Elliott and his wife Paula of Waltham, Massachusetts; his step-mother, Ethel Elliott of North Fort Myers, Florida; and many nieces and nephews.

Robert was predeceased by his parents.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford. A private burial will be held in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National MS Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.