Alan R. Temple

May 12th, 2013

Alan R. Temple, age 65, of Salem, NH, passed away peacefully on May 10, 2013, at the Aurora Senior Living Center in Derry, NH.  Born in Clinton, MA  on December 2, 1947, Alan was the beloved son of the late William and Dorothy (Parkhurst) Temple.  Alan grew up in Wilmington and was a graduate of Wilmington High School.  Upon graduating, Alan went to Merrimack College and received his degree in accounting.

When Alan finished college, he was drafted into the United States Army.  He served his country bravely during the Vietnam War and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.

Alan returned to Wilmington and began to work with his father and brother at Merrimack College as a baker.  Alan was a sports fan and enjoyed watching the local sports teams on t.v.  His favorite sport to watch though was horse racing.  He loved to go to the track and watch all the races.

Alan was the dear brother of Bernard Nally of Wilmington, William Temple, Jr. of Salem, NH, and Gary Temple and his former wife Linda of Manchester, NH.  He was the nephew of Evelyn Sanford of Greenfield, NH.  Alan was the loving uncle of David Nally of Wakefield, Cynthia Leverone of Rumney, NH, Heather Urban of Chelmsford, Deanna Nally of Andover, Patrick Nally of Wilmington, Gary Temple, Jr., Tara Temple and Bryan Temple all of Manchester, NH.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rt 62), Wilmington, for a visitation on Thursday, May 16, from 10-11a.m. immediately followed by a funeral home service at 11 a.m.  Interment with military honors to follow in Wildwood Cemetery.  Memorial donations in Alan’s name can be made to the Jimmy Fund, c/o Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 9168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.


7 Entries in Guest Book for “Alan R. Temple”

  1. Anita (Rosa)Gleason says:

    I am so sorry to see this news on Allan. He was a part of my families’ lives for a very long time. It is hard to remember 30yrs of visiting my mom at Deming Way..without remembering him visiting Anna at the same time. He was a quiet, and generous person. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  2. william goddard says:

    sorry about alan. he was part of camp romaca for 25 years.prayers to the family

    love the goddard family

  3. Chris Martin says:

    Shocked and saddened to hear this news. I met Alan in 2003 at Kamp Kohut, and got to know him over the next six years. Such a generous and kind guy, with so many interesting stories. Legendary character who I’m privileged to have known and worked closely with. Thoughts and prayers to the family, and especially to William Temple.

    P.S. If any one has William Temple Jr’s contact information I’d love to get in touch with him.

  4. Steve Green says:

    Wow. Very sad to hear of Alan’s passing. We just heard today. Alan was a chef at Kamp Kohut for many years. He worked very hard and looked after his staff. He was indeed a character and had a big heart. Billy, if you are reading this I hope you are doing okay. Thinking of you, and the rest of your family.

    Thank you for all did for Kamp and the kids, Alan.

    The Green Family
    Kamp Kohut

  5. Susan Murray says:

    I spent 5 wonderful years at Kamp Kohut enjoying Alan’s camp food…….kid friendly meals to satisfy hungry campers. He always made sure the nursing staff had what they needed. I think of the Temple brothers often. Thank you Allen and Billy.

  6. Anthony Burns says:

    Sad to hear of his passing. A true Giant of a man.

    Worked with Alan and Billy in 2004 and 2006. Two Great Gentlemen.

    Thanks for the Beer Alan.

  7. tara temple says:

    Hi, Chris.. this is Tara Temple, Alan’s niece. My uncle Billy is still at the aurora senior living center so you can contact them or send him mail there. It is in Derry, NH. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers

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