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Obituary: Roger Minot Clough May 1, 1932 – Sept. 8, 2019

on September 12, 2019 - 7:51am

ROGER MINOT CLOUGH May 1, 1932 Sept. 8, 2019

Roger Minot Clough, age 87 of Los Alamos, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019.

Roger was born May 1, 1932 in Meriden, Connecticut to Raymond and Katherine Helen (Malay) Clough. He graduated from Hicks Memorial School in Tolland, CT in 1950. 

He served in the U.S. Navy, stationed in Norfolk VA. (1950-1954), worked for Pratt & Whitney Corp. in Connecticut after release from the Navy in 1954, and then spent a few years as a house painter both New Mexico and then Maine. 

After a down-turn in the economy, he attended the University of Maine in the 1980’s, earning a degree in Business Administration, majoring in accounting. He retired in 1992 from the State of Maine as a State Auditor. 

He is survived by his wife Catherine Clough of Los Alamos, NM, her daughter Beverly and husband Sam Warner of Chimayo, NM; daughter Debbie Crain of Virginia; five children from his first marriage; Cathleen Clough Breen of Manchester, CT; Stephen M Clough of Acton, ME; Daniel Clough of Rockland, ME; Judith Brown of Wilmington, NC; and David Clough of Port Clyde, ME. One sister, Carrie Gallaher of Albuquerque NM and many loving nieces and nephews, Donna Monsarrat of Belen, NM; Susan Jack of Albuquerque, NM; Patricia Noe of Tijeras, NM; Nancy Paciga of Goodview, VA; Laura Leach Devlin of Albuquerque, NM; Ernest Squires of Rockland, ME; Sandra Leino of Thomaston, ME; Diana Stewart of Worcester, MA; Gail McKinney of Stafford Springs, CT; William Harrington of New Hampshire; Raymond Harrington of Georgia; Evelyn (Lisa) Fuller of Lehigh Acres, FL; Donna Shields of  Simpsonville, SC as well as many other grandchildren, and great-nieces and great-nephews. 

His hobbies included music, antique auto restoration and writing.   

                     “A Pride” 

         A pride of splay-toes wizzles

         Marched noisily down the path.

         They scared the farmer so,

         He nearly tripped upon his snath!

         Now, if I were that farmer-man,

         (And, of course, if he were me)

         Why, I’d hang my scythe upon a handy branch

         And suddenly-I’d flee!!

(Poem by Roger M. Clough, Owl’s Head, Maine 1984)

A graveside funeral service with military honors was held Friday, September 13, 2019 at 12 noon at Guaje Pines Cemetery in Los Alamos, NM.