OBITUARY: Alan C. Hunter, 73

WILMINGTON, MA — Alan C. Hunter, age 73, of Wilmington, passed away on May 10, 2017 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington.

Alan was born on March 28, 1944 in Boston, MA; he was the cherished son of the late Howard and Ella (Karlsson) Hunter. Alan was raised in Arlington and graduated from Arlington High School.

Alan met and married Ruth (Stevens) from South Meriden, CT on June 14, 1969. The couple lived in Arlington and then moved to Wilmington where they raised their only daughter, Beth.

Alan worked in the parts department for E.J. Bleiler Equipment Company, Refrigeration Engineering, and CN Wood for several years before his retirement.

Alan served as a Constable for the Town of Wilmington. He remained very active in the Tewksbury Rod and Gun Club not only as a member, but also an instructor.

In his spare time, Alan enjoyed reading, especially books written by Stuart Woods. He also liked to help his neighbors and friends with any problems or questions they had.

Alan was the beloved husband of Ruth (Stevens), devoted father of Beth Hunter of Wilmington, cherished son of the late Howard and Ella (Karlsson) Hunter, brother of Judith Lundquist & her husband Wesley and Howard Hunter & his wife Cheryl. He was very close to his niece Kelley Swan and her husband Stephen. Alan is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Tuesday, May 16th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 7:00 p.m. Burial is private.

Memorial donations in Alan’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or to Kitty Angels, PO Box 638, Tyngsborough, MA 01879.

(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)

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