Glenn E. Aldrich
38 Years Old

May 14, 1958 to February 15, 1997

Glenn Aldrich, of Hudson, New Hampshire, attended Alvirne High School. He started his young career at the age of 9 years old building a treehouse and later remodeling it to make it into a kool-aid stand. When he tired of selling kool-aid, he would convert the kool-aid stand back to a treehouse. He later earned his Real Estate License in Massachusetts and purchased and rehabilitated properties and became a self-employed contractor.

Though he had many talents and interests, the ones most outstanding in our minds are the love he had for music, poetry, golfing and skiing. Some of his poems were published in the National Library of Poetry. Glenn was a very sensitive person, and yet there was another side of him that enjoyed making people laugh. He liked making everyone feel special in the many cities he visited while traveling. Though he tried to hide it, people could see the good in Glenn, and he in turn saw the good in all people. With his dazzling looks and personality, his presence lit up a room and his kindness kept that room warm.

To know Glenn was a unique experience. He truly believed that the most important labor on earth was to be kind and generous to others. It was of no importance to Glenn whether you were rich or poor. If you needed him, he was there. If his father called upon him for help, he only wanted to know when and where.

Glenn's final days were spent in Manchester, NH, where he and his sister owned and operated a property management company. He was a loving son and brother, a father and grandfather. We will always remember Glenn as one of the most kind and loving souls we ever knew. We feel blessed to have known him and know that we will meet again, for certainly a soul as giving and caring as Glenn Aldrich must be in heaven. Rest in peace my son, my brother, my nephew, and my friend. One day we will enjoy our time together again.


It was an icy, stormy night on February 14, 1997. Glenn Aldrich had joined his sister and her fiancée for a Valentine's dinner in Manchester, NH. After dinner, Glenn was dropped off to visit a friend. Prior to going home, he decided to walk to a nearby club for a nightcap. Upon leaving, he approached a nearby car that was parked. Thinking he knew the driver, he asked for a ride home. The passenger opened the two-door car and let Glenn in the back seat.

They drove around briefly. When the car stopped on North River Road, Glenn was ordered to get out of the car. Glenn refused. The driver opened his car door, walked around to the passenger side, opened the door and reached in and grabbed Glenn by the hair and yanked him out of the car.

Glenn was stabbed in the liver and in the leg.He was robbed of $40.00 and left in a gully on the side of the road to die. Glenn managed to get himself up a hill and on to the road. A passerby was giving Glenn a ride home when Glenn expired. He bled to death.

The names of the perpetrators are James Towne, 19 years old and Jake Latulippe, 17 years old. Both are from Derry, NH. James Towne has been sentenced to 22 years to life in prison for second degree murder and has served approximately 1 year and 10 months. Jake has been sentenced to 7 and 1/2 to 15 years for his role in the robbery/murder of Glenn and has served approximately 1 year of his time. Neither are repeat offenders.

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Glenn E. Aldrich