Arthur Carl Wetherbee
Arthur Carl Wetherbee died a little after one o’clock on the morning of Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, N.H.
He was seventy-four.
Cause of death was heart failure brought on by COPD. He had suffered ill health for the last four years.
At the time of his death he was residing in the Milford Mill Apartments on Bridge Street in Milford.
For the previous twenty years he had lived at his home in Lyndeborough Center, N.H.
Arthur was born at Memorial Hospital in Nashua December 13, 1944. He was the fourth of five children born to Frederick M. Wetherbee and Catherine (nee, Butler) Wetherbee of
Arthur graduated Milford High School Class of 1962.
For a period in his life he worked the restaurants in the Milford/Nashua Area as a chef or bartender.
In the early seventies he and his wife of the time, Linda LeClaire operated the “Hippiest of all hippy restaurants” in Milford. It was located in the Depot on South Street and was called “Sometimes” (because it was open sometimes).
For a number of years Arthur worked in the recycling business. He maintained the Wilton recycling center at the time when it was one of the first recycling centers in America. For a while he ran the re-cycling-and-transfer center at Peterborough.
Twice, over the years, Arthur accompanied Craig Cassarino with his company, “Ecologica Inc.” on trips to Brazil to consult the government there on methods recycling.
Arthur was also a member of the New Hampshire Air National Guard.
Those who remember Arthur know that for years he was best-friends with Avery Johnson at the old Pease Quarry where Avery built his home. The Quarry was a center for “alternate lifestyle” people from all over the world.
Arthur had no wife nor children. He is survived by his brothers Robert of Boston and Provincetown, Charles “Chick” of West Wilton, N.H. and Fred “Fritz” of Acworth. Also nephews Charles, Matthew, Caleb. And grandnieces Breyanna, Sophia and Anna. A sister, Margaret, died in 2012.
Special note should be given to his nephews, Charles and Matthew, and especially to Matt who helped him cope with his life.
And mention should be made of his dear friend Craig Cassarino who stayed with him during his last months and hours of his life.
There will be a cremation and a celebration of Arthur’s life will be held at a date yet to be decided upon.
Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to www.smith-heald.com.