James Moore Eldridge, Sr., age 91, of Amherst, died peaceably at home

      AMHERST –       James, who went by Jim, was born in Bentonville, AR on 26 February 1930 to Granville Erasmus and Kathryn (Moore) Eldridge. He was a graduate of Bentonville AR High School. Following graduation, he attended the University of Arkansas receiving a BS Degree in Industrial Management in 1952.

      He went to work for Western Electric, a subsidiary of AT&T, in Burlington, North Carolina, staying there until the fall of 1957, when he was transferred to the new Teletype

plant in Little Rock, AR.

      A job transfer in 1969 took him to Elk Grove Village, IL, where he stayed for four years, returning to Little Rock in 1973. Jim retired from a thirty-five-year career in manufacturing engineering with AT&T in 1988.

      While in NC, he married his high school sweetheart, Genevieve Sue Morgan in August 1952. They were married for 67 years and had three children. She preceded him in death in March 2020.

      During retirement his interests and activities included church ministry, family history and traveling. 

      Family members include daughter Genevieve and husband David Moore, Magnolia, DE; daughter Susan Eldridge, Amherst, NH; and son, James Eldridge, Jr. and wife Kimberly, Lyndeborough, NH; eight grandchildren, Erin Wright, Katye Moore, Gloriana Moore, James Eldridge and wife Maria, Daniel Eldridge and wife Storm, Matthew Eldridge and wife Sara, Abigail and husband Dylan Lundy and Gracie Eldridge; four great grandchildren, Brooklyn, Audrey, Alex and Atlas.

      Funeral services are private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s memory may be made to his hospice provider through Amedisys Foundation, 8 Commerce Dr, Suite 101, Bedford, NH 03110 or to your favorite mission organization. Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford, NH. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to

MAY 2021