It’s simply stated and deeply felt: “Sunapee will miss them both!”
The 2011 Sunapee Town Report honors William “Bill” Roach and Patricia Hand. Accompanied by two photos, the memorial page details their many years of service to the town…
Bill Roach (1927-2011) served the community in many different capacities. He was a Sunapee firefighter for 36 years, tax collector for 14 years, water and sewer commissioner for 27 years, and selectman for 10 years. Bill also served on countless committees including Sunapee’s Bicentennial Committee. The Sunapee Fire Department, in 2005, named him Citizen of the Year.
Pat Hand (1942-2010) was the Abbott Library librarian for 28 years, retiring in 2005. Under Pat’s guidance, the library became one of the first small libraries in New Hampshire to computerize its card catalog. Pat also served as secretary and membership chair of the Sunapee Historical Society.
The Town Report is available on-line via the town website, and will be available for pick-up starting Friday, March 2 at the following locations: Town Offices, Transfer Station, Abbott Library and Sunapee Police Department.