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Richard H. Wellington

Class of 1957



Dick Wellington

LEE — Richard H. Wellington, 70, of Lee Hook Road, died Dec. 20, 2010, at his home.

Born July 19, 1940 in Salem, Mass., he was the son of Gilbert E. and Avis (Condran) Wellington. The family homestead was in Lee, where he lived off and on for most of his life. Dick always spent his summers there and moved back to Lee in 1971.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Patricia (Ennis) Wellington of Lee; five children, Christopher Wellington and his wife, Pamela of Hampstead, Douglas Wellington and his wife, Cindy, of Brentwood, Scott Wellington and his wife, Christine, of Dover, Susan Wellington and her husband, Mikael Siversson of Australia, Michael Wellington and his wife, Christine, of Brentwood; eight grandchildren; a sister, Jean Carlson and her husband, Albert, of Ormond Beach, Fla.

As a young man he served in the Air National Guard. For 15 years, Dick was a field service representative for Massey Ferguson. He provided technical assistance for the repair of all types of heavy equipment and farm machinery. He then worked for Knox Land Equipment in Weare, N.H.

Well known and recognized as the man who wore red shirts, Dick truly loved the Town of Lee and the people who lived there. He and his family owned and operated the Lee Hill Village Store. With much work Dick and his family revived Wellington Apple Orchard. Also, the family campground has been in operation for the past 50 years.

Very committed to town politics, Dick is the current Lee town moderator. He proudly served as a selectmen, Budget Committee member, and town historian. He spent countless hours working on many boards. He also worked in the Highway Department plowing snow. He was a lieutenant with the Lee Volunteer Fire Department. Dick was an active member of the Jeremiah Smith Grange in Lee and volunteered in numerous projects for the betterment of the town of Lee.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to My Friends Place, Dover, or the Meals on Wheels Program