Obituaries 12-15-2011

A. Scott Dalrymple

Lifelong Winthrop Resident

A. Scott Dalrymple, a lifelong Winthrop resident, died December 2. He was 60 years old.

Born in Winthrop, he was the only son of Arthur and Charlotte (Taylor) Dalrymple. He is survived by his son, John Foley of Belmont; sisters Peggy Walther of Windham, NH, Carol Sylla of Cambridge, Joy Dalrymple of Pepperell, Robin James-Teahan of Stoughton; nephews and nephews: Todd Walther of Ellicott City, MD, Tim Walther of Jackson Hole, WY, Lila-Charlotte Sylla of Buffalo, NY, Jordan and Taylor Alves, Rhyanna, Willow and Delaney Alves, all of Pepperell and Chartelle and Priscilla James of Stoughton and four great nephews and six great nieces. He was the cousin of Nancy and John Dalrymple of Winthrop.

A Memorial Service will be held on December 20 in the First Church of Winthrop United Methodist, 217 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 12 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Burial will follow in Winthrop Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are from the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St. Winthrop. For guestbook, go to

Alberta Louise Pigon Rich

Recognized Aviatrix Pioneer

Alberta Louise Pigon Rich died peacefully in her sleep in her son’s home in Titusville, Florida on December 4.

Born July 26, 1916, ‘Berta’ grew up in Winthrop and graduated from Winthrop High School in 1933. That year she won the Elks Club “Patriotic Essay” contest. She loved swimming at Point Shirley and won a number of trophies. She was active in the Rainbow Girls. Her father, Albert Louis Pigon, was the town accountant for many years.

She married Nelson B. Rich, an aviator, in October, 1937. She met ‘Bud’ when visiting East Boston Airport (Logan) on her beloved Indian Pony motorcycle. Such was the adventurous nature that the two shared for a marriage of 62 years. She was a recognized Aviatrix Pioneer, and took great pride in Bud’s development of the advanced experimental airplane dubbed the ‘Rich-Twin.’

They raised prize wining Herefords, turkeys and chickens on their farm ‘Rich Acres’ in Center Tuftonboro, NH. Together they surveyed and progressively sold lots on Whortleberry and Dow Islands in Lake Winnipesaukee, providing docking at 19 Mile Bay.

In their later years, the couple traveled much of North America in their RVs and took trips around the world and South America. Since her husband’s passing in 1998, she has lived with her son, David, in Titusville Florida. There she enjoyed becoming a published author, member of the Titusville Art League’s ‘Poets & Painters,’ and a member (‘through eternity’) of the local Smilin’ Jack chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association.

She is survived by her children, David Nelson Rich of Titusville, FL, Nancy Rich Kluge-Starrett of Fort Lauderdale, FL and Albert Clark Rich and his wife, Susan, of Carmichael, CA; 10 grandchildren and two great granddaughters.

North Brevard Funeral Home in Titusville is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of St. Francis, 1250-B Grumman Place, Titusville, FL 32780.

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