1935 Henry 2018

Henry Harwood Whitcomb

January 13, 1935 — October 22, 2018

Henry Harwood Whitcomb age 83 of Littleton, passed away on Monday, October 22, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Henry was the beloved husband of Barbara (Atkins) Whitcomb for 61 years.

Henry was born in Concord on January 13, 1935 the son of the late Oliver "Pete" and Margaret (Mekklesen) Whitcomb and brother to the late Oliver Adams Whitcomb. Henry was raised and educated in Littleton where he played baseball, perfected his hook shot in basketball, developed his wood working skills, and met his beautiful bride, Barbara. After graduating from Littleton High School in 1953, Henry went to work as a skilled woodworker building fine cabinets. He married Barbara in 1957. Henry also worked for many years with the Littleton Highway Department. He started his lifelong business, Henry Whitcomb Builders in 1958. He spent 10 years as the sexton at the First Church Unitarian in Littleton. He was proud of his 18 years as a member of the Littleton School Committee. He brought kindness and compassion into everything he did.

Henry is survived by his wife, Barbara, and his children, Linda and Billy of Whitefield, NH, Becky Huntley of Surry, NH, Henry Whitcomb Jr. of Littleton, Tim Whitcomb of Littleton, Christine Whitcomb of Littleton, Tricia and Kevin McInnis of Littleton, and the late Bryan Whitcomb. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Isaac, Stephanie, Stephen, Stetson, Stockton, Tyler, Austin, Kayla, Alyssa, Kara, Adam, Ryder, Abigail, and Benjamin. Henry was also adored by nine great-grandchildren: Zoe, Isabelle, Eva, Matilda, Claire, Oliver, Carter, Scarlett, and Calla.

Family and friends can gather to honor and remember Henry on Thursday, October 25, 2018. Visiting hours are from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Badger Funeral Home, 347 King Street, Littleton. His Funeral service will take place on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 12:00 PM at the First Church Unitarian, 19 Foster Street, Littleton. Immediately after the service there will be a reception at the church for all friends and family. Henry will be laid to rest following the service, in a private ceremony, at the Westlawn Cemetery, 7 New Estate Road, Littleton.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a memorial contribution to:

First Church Unitarian
19 Foster Street
Littleton, MA 01460.

Or

See A New Sun Foundation
P.O. Box 1344
Littleton, MA 01460.
www.4sans.org

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, October 25, 2018

4:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Friday, October 26, 2018

12:00 - 1:00pm (Eastern time)

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Burial

Friday, October 26, 2018

Starts at 1:00pm (Eastern time)

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