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Portsmouth, NH — P. Hayden Clark, 93, of Portsmouth, died Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Sanctuary Care at Rye.

He was born in North Billerica, Mass., September 8, 1920 a son of the late Thomas T. and Eugenia (Meigs) Clark. He was the husband of Virginia (Marston) Clark who predeceased him in 2003.

Mr. Clark was a graduate of Milton Academy, Milton, Mass., and was a veteran of WW II serving as Captain and bomber pilot with the U.S. Air Force in the South Pacific.

He was employed for 19 years in the family textile business at the former Talbot Woolen Mills in North Billerica, Mass., which was founded in 1857 by his great-grandfather, the Honorable Thomas Talbot. In 1960, he founded Clark Ford, an automobile dealership in Hampton. Following his retirement in 1979, he spent several years assisting in the economic development of Lawrence, Mass.

Mr. Clark made his home in Portsmouth since 2000 coming from North Andover, Mass. He was a longtime member of The North Andover Country Club, and was a past member of The United States Senior Golf Association.

Family members include two sons, Peter H. Clark, Jr. of Rye Beach, David N. Clark of Newmarket; two daughters, Lee C. Hoehn of Burlington, Vt., Virginia M. Church of Morrisville, Vt., seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

The Clark family is very grateful to the staff at Sanctuary Care for the loving, respectful, and competent care he received. They understood the man his family loved.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Thomas T. and Hildreth M. Clark and his sister, Eugenia Boies.

ARRANGEMENTS: Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. If desired, donations may be made to: Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Team Serving Hearts at Sanctuary Care, 295 Lafayette Road, Rye, NH 03870. Arrangements were by the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, Hampton. Please visit www.RemickGendron.com to view Hayden’s memorial Web site or to sign the tribute wall.
Published on  August 14, 2014
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