Craig "Stubby" St. LaurentMarch 29, 1969 ~ January 10, 2018 (age 48)
PITTSFIELD- Craig "Stubby" St. Laurent passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, January 10th at Concord Hospital with his family by his side.
Born with congenital heart disease on March 29, 1969, he was a Pittsfield native and life long resident of Dowboro Rd., South Pittsfield. He graduated from Pittsfield High in 1989 where he received the Richard Brooks Memorial Award.
Craig survived several heart operations from birth on, but he could not be kept down. He led a full rich life and was cherished by his friends and family to whom he gave as much or more than he received.
An avid ox teamster and devoted spectator of both ox and horse pulling contests at fairs throughout New England, Stub was a fixture in the cattle and horse barns where he felt more at home than anywhere. His presence was enjoyed by countless competitors which were his extended family.
During the winter he loved watching tapes of the past years pulling contests and talking on the phone with friends. Once in a while he'd squeeze in a John Wayne tape.
At home, Craig had a flourishing pig business, raising and selling hogs, and he took great care of the many broods of piglets that were born in his barn. Animals and people were his joy and his life was full on both counts.
Craig leaves his mother Pam St. Laurent, his father Raymond St. Laurent, Aunts Loretta Emerson, Jean Brown, and Virgie Locke, & uncle Arthur St. Laurent, all of Pittsfield; little brother Daniel & wife Linda, nephew Dan Jr. & niece Diana St. Laurent and aunt Sylvia Locke all of Barnstead; aunt Muriel Warburton of Gilmanton; uncle Dale St. Laurent of Chichester, and many cousins in Pittsfield, Barnstead, Loudon, Concord, Manchester and North Haverhill, NH. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents Ralph and Ruth Emerson, of Barnstead and his paternal grandparents Edgar and Betty St. Laurent of Pittsfield, to whom he was a devoted caregiver for many years.
A celebration of Craig's life will be held Saturday, January 20th at the Pittsfield High School Auditorium, 23 Oneida St. Pittsfield, NH 03263 between 1 and 4 PM. Craig's friends from far and wide are welcome at this informal gathering to do what he loved best- reminisce with friends.
Donations can be made in his name to Boston Children's Hospital, Dept. of Cardiology- Michael Landzberg, MD, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115. The Still Oaks Funeral & Memorial Home, Epsom is assisting the family with arrangements. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.stilloaks.com.
Boston Childrens Hospital, Dept. of Cardiology-Michael Landzberg, MD
300 Longwood Ave, Boston MA 02115