The Claremont Fire Department regrets the passing of retired Fire chief Thomas Ford. He started his firefighting career in 1957 as a firefighter in the town of West Hartford. In 1982, he retired from West Hartford as the Deputy Chief and took a job as the Fire Chief in Claremont, he retired as the Claremont Fire Chief in 1997.  He was also an Interim City Manager for Claremont.


Visiting hours will be held at Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad Street in Claremont on Thursday, January 3rd from 5 to 7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary Church on Friday morning at 11 AM with Very Rev. Shawn Therrien VG officiating. A reception will follow at the American Legion on Broad Street in Claremont, NH. Burial will be held privately.

Any area firefighters wanting to attend are asked to meet at the Claremont Fire Station at 5 o’clock for a 5:30 walk through.