After a lengthy & valiant battle with cancer, Edgar H. Glidden, 85, entered into eternal rest on June 9, 2020.
The lifelong Wolfeboro resident leaves behind his loving wife and partner of 42 years Edith Miller Glidden. He leaves behind his devoted brother Gary Glidden of Wolfeboro and sister Dianne Sheehan of Manchester. He also leaves behind three devoted daughters Debra Glidden of Lynn MA, Lisa Gagnon of Wolfeboro, and Bonnie Glidden of North Conway. He is survived by four grandchildren, who he dotted on: Cynthia Britton of North Chili, NY; Christina Arlukiewicz of Syracuse, NY; Belinda Gagnon of Tuftonboro and Steven Gagnon of Tuftonboro. He also leaves behind eight great-grandchildren along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends Edgar was predeceased by his father Edgar Herbert Glidden, his beloved mother Luella "Tootie" Bernice Corson and his brother James Glidden. Edgar is also survived by Edith's children: Pamela Fournier of Chatham and James Miller of Dalton and their children Renae Fournier and Michael Fournier of Chatham, and Brittany Miller and “JJ” Miller of Dalton, MA.
In his youth, he enjoyed playing hockey, ice fishing and attended First Baptist Church of Wolfeboro. Edgar, who is a graduate of Brewster Academy, worked as a janitor at Carpenter School to help support his family. After his parents passed, Edgar raised his two younger siblings while raising a family of his own. He worked as a civilian contractor painting submarines at the Portsmouth Naval Base and worked for Paul Snow before opening his own painting and wallpapering business.
Edgar was a hard worker, reliable, conscientious and took immense pride in his work. He took as much care painting a dilapidated old barn as he did painting the summer palace of Chiang Kai-shek in Wolfeboro and the home of Efram Zimbalist Jr.
Edgar was a devoted family man and his family was always his top priority. He enjoyed hosting large family BBQ's especially on the 4th of July, weekend trips to the White Mountains with his children to visit attractions. He enjoyed country music, county fairs and in his later years made and painted exquisite ceramics. He enjoyed going to a rental cabin in Rangley, Maine with his wife Edith.
There will be no calling hours. A Graveside Service and Celebration of Life will be celebrated at a later date due to COVID-19.
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