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Roger Warren Gaskill, 97, of Nashua, New Hampshire, died May 26, 2022 in Nashua, NH. Roger was born September 10, 1924 in Nashua, New Hampshire. He was the son of Ralph and Rowena Gaskill of Nashua, New Hampshire.

Roger has resided all his life in Crown Hill. Graduated from Nashua High School, 1942 and Nashua Business College, 1944, where he was class president. Roger has worked for the Masonic fraternity since 1951. He was the Secretary Emeritus of the New Hampshire Presbytery and other Scottish Rite Bodies in the Nashua Valley, Past Master and Past Secretary of Rising Sun Lodge #39, F&AM and Historian of the Lodge, former Secretary of the Meridian Sun Royal Arch Chapter, and former Recorder of St. George Commandery, KT, former Chaplain of the Grand Lodge and Secretary Emeritus of New

Hampshire Deliberation Council. He was a director, secretary/treasurer of the

Masonic Building Association, and Secretary and Chairman of the Masonic Board of Directors. He was a member of the Swords of Bunker Hill, the William Pitt Tavern and an honorary member of the Supreme Council, 33 degrees.

Active in church affairs, he served on numerous committees of Arlington Street United Methodist Church and served as chairman of the church board for 25 years. The church was organized in his great-grandfather’s store at the corner of Arlington and Gillis streets as Crown Hill Chapel. He was also a church historian. Roger was a member of the Nashua Area Interfaith Council for many years.

An accomplished musician, he played trumpet in many local bands, Nashua High

School Band, the Veterans/American Legion Band since 1946, the Ayer and Townsend

Massachusetts groups, the Nashua Symphony Orchestra, the Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra and the Cavaliers Dance Orchestra. He was a bugler for the Hudson Post, the American Legion’s 48th Firing Squad, and tap-dapped at many veteran’s funerals.

His wife, Grace Sylvia Humphrey Gaskill, predeceased him in 2004, after being married for 45 years. Roger’s survivors include 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Samantha and Michael Jean of Nashua, Nancy and George Monahan III of Stratham, and Brenda and

Jéré Vincent of Durham; three granddaughters, Hannah and Lauren Vincent, and Marisa

Monahan; and a brother-in-law and his wife, Chester and Margaret Humphrey; one niece, Kimberly Humphrey; one nephew, Wayne Humphrey; his Masonic family; his church family and many friends.

SERVICES: A Masonic service will be held at Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock Street, Nashua on Thursday, June 1 at 4:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Arlington Street United Methodist Church, 63 Arlington Street, Nashua on Thursday, June 2 at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Nashua. Friends and family are invited to attend. Everyone present will be required to wear masks at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, those considering expressing sympathy are asked to consider a memorial donation to Arlington Street United Methodist Church, 63 Arlington Street, Nashua, NH 03060. The DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St. , Nashua helps the family with accommodations. An online guest book is available at www.davisfuneralhomenh.com, (603-883-3401) “ONE MEMORY IGNITES ANOTHER”.