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Carl W. Ames, 87, died June 10, 2010, at the Hyder Family Hospice House in Dover.

A devoted family man, he is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jean (Wheeler) Ames of Rochester, a daughter, Kathryn Toussaint and her husband William of Middleton, and a son, David Ames of Sarasota, FL. He will be greatly missed by his five grandchildren, Nicole (Lanseigne) Fortier of Barrington, Adam Lanseigne of Ellenton, FL, Alyssa Lanseigne of Hooksett, Nicole Brakkee and Ruth (Ames) Houdek both of Sarasota, FL, and five great-grandchildren, Jordyn Fortier, Madasyn Lanseigne-Jeffrey, Nadene Brakkee-Albritton, Hanna Hale and Dominik Brakkee along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Carl was the last of thirteen children born to Claude and Blanch (Jeffers) Ames and was born and raised in South Tamworth, where he logged the woods, driving a team of horses. He later managed a large poultry farm for several years before moving his family to Kingston, in 1959, where he and his wife lived until 2003.

He worked more than 25 years for J.F. Brown and Sons of Epping, and was a fixture at the Deerfield Fair during that period. He later worked for Kenny Smith’s Ford Tractor business in Brentwood where he continued working well in to his seventies. He was a master at throwing horseshoes and playing shuffleboard with his snowbird friends in Florida where he and his wife wintered for many years. His great sense of humor, happy whistling and beautiful blue eyes will be remembered by family and friends alike.

A Celebration of Life gathering will take place on Sun., July 25, in Rochester. Details will be provided to friends and family.
Published on  July 7, 2010
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