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Welcome to the website for the Memorial to Public Workers

For more information on the Memorial to Public Workers Committee call 603-271-2693, NHDOT Highway Maintenance.

Public Works memorial June 2019

Visit the Memorial in front of the NHDOT building at
7 Hazen Drive, Concord, New Hampshire 03301

About the Memorial to Public Works Employees

Our Public Works employees are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for 365 days a year. They work quietly and tirelessly whenever they are needed. Their work is dangerous and their service often goes unrecognized. This Memorial is dedicated to the Public Works employees who have died while performing public duties for the people of New Hampshire.

Dedication June 5, 2019

The memorial was dedicated on June 5, 2019 after 10 years of planning and construction. Read a copy of Govenor Sununu's Proclamation and Congressional Letters.

View photos from the June 5th, 2019 dedication of the Memorial to Public Works Employees!!!


Public Works has an extensive history in the state of New Hampshire. In the rapidly changing late 19th century, the Manchester street commission worked with horses and carriages to improve infrastructure. Since then, New Hampshire has seen many changes, but Public Works employees continue to dedicate their service despite inherent risk.

On June 15, 2009, Governor Lynch signed into law RSA 4:9 establishing a committee to oversee the design, construction, and maintenance of a Memorial for public works employees who have died performing duties on behalf of a municipality, a county, or the state. Read a copy of the Legislation The committee selected a site for the memorial on the grounds of the New Hampshire Department of Transportation Building at 7 Hazen Drive in Concord in August of 2009.

From September 2010 to December of 2010, high school seniors and college students were invited to submit designs for the memorial. The design of Kelsie Lee, from Colby Sawyer College, was selected in early 2011 and Landscape Architect Cheri Ruane prepared detailed drawings. The memorial was dedicated and opened to the public on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.

General Information

Call 603-271-2693, the Bureau of Highway Maintenance at the New Hampshire Department of Transportation or email


The Memorial to Public Works Employees Committee needs your help with "perpetual maintenance" to keep it standing tall for years to come. At any time a tax deductible donation may be sent to: The Public Works Memorial Fund, c/o Dave Rodrique, Commissioner's Office, NH Department of Transportation, PO Box 483, Concord NH 03302-0483. If you would like to speak with Dave Rodrigue about your donation or have questions about the memorial, feel free to contact him at 271-2693 or e-mail:

Names for the Memorial

If you know of a loved one or friend who was a public works employee that died in the course of performing public duties, and you would like to submit their name for consideration to the committee for the memorial, please complete an application and forward it to the committee for review. Read a copy of the Application to Request a Deceased Public Works Employee be Added to the Memorial.

Memorial Names
Memorial Names
Memorial Names
Etienne Duval, 1893 Irenee Boissoneault, 1969 Alphonse “Al” Napolitano, 2004
Arthur O. Coleman, 1910 Frederick Scroggins, 1971 Stephan M. Blood, 2009
James Costello, 1898 Albert Pinard, 1977 Thomas E. Wooten, 2016
Emery D. Eaves, 1973 Bruce E. Harting, 2002 John F. Conroy, 1898
Richard D. Milliken, 1956 Stephan McKinley, 2005 David X. Kemmeur, 1956
Daniel Carswell, 1997 Jeffery P. Robinson, 2012 Leo Scannell, 1965,
William P. Jennings, 1977 Fortuant Allaire, 1897 Raymond G. LeBlanc, 1971
Jim “Richard” Hayes, 2012 David Homer Nelson, 1950 Archie C. Page, 1973
Ryan J. Haynes, 2005 Lucien R. Sarette, 1965 Charles E. Damour, 1985
Timothy Sheehan, 1896 Rudulf W. Demers, 1971 George J. Prive, Jr., 1994
Patrick J. Griffin V, 1950 Carl Freeman Richardson, 1973 Robert “Robby” Dale Gonyer, 2004
Ephriam J. “Steve” Rivers, 1959 Paul H. Paradis, Sr., 1982 Milton C. Reed, 2011

Donations to Date

Platinum Level - $5,000 or more - NH Public Works Standards & Training Council, Continental Paving, Pike Industries/R&D Paving, Chadwick Baross of Concord, City of Manchester, NH Road Agents Association, NH Public Works Association, The New Hampshire State Employees Association

Gold Level - $2,000 up to $4,999 - AFSCME Local 298, Lake Sunapee Bank, NH DOT Raffles

Silver Level - $1000 up to $1,999 - City of Manchester Public Works Employees, NE Chapter of the American Public Works Association, Round for Ryan Golf Tournament, Vanasse Hagen Brustlin, Inc, Steven Merrill in Honor of Steve Rivers, Bemis Utility Location Services LLC, SEA Chapter 3 NHDOT

Bronze Level - $400 up to $999 - NH Hydraulics, NH Road Agents Association, NH Water Pollution Control Association, Quantum Construction Consultants, Continental Paving, Town of Exeter Public Works, Thomas Libbey IV Contracting Inc, the New Hampshire State Employees Association Retirement Chapter 1, WPS USA Administration, NHDOT Bureau of Turnpikes, The Children of Carl Richardson, Concord Aeries 613 Eagles Club.

Granite Level – Up to $399 - Bristol Plant Petty Cash, Custom Ink, Christina Helm, Winni Construction, Fischer Plowing, GeoInsight, Inc., HL Turner Group, Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc., Old Mill Properties LLC, Percy & Bloom, Robert Strout, Skips Gun & Sport Shop, Town of Loudon, Town of Sutton Public Works Employees, Woods CRW Corp of NH, NHDOT Bureau of Turnpikes 50/50 Raffle, NH Public Works and Municipal Engineers Association, NH DOT Memorial Golf Tournament, NH Public Works Association Technical Group, Dan Brennan, Jim &, David Ford, Kevin Sheppard, Raymond Buckley, Joseph Cicirelli, Doug Graham, Gary Clifford, David Pierce, Laura Guimont, Victoria Sheehan, John Corrigan, Dennis Brennan, Michael McCarthy, Anne Hartshorn

In-Kind Donations Received as of June 2019:

The following In-Kind Donations have been donated:

  • Irrigation System - THOMPSON LAWN CARE
  • Gravel Donation - PIKE INDUSTRIES
  • Brick Imprinting and Painting - BLAKTOP PAVING INC.
  • Paving Donation - R & D PAVING INC.
  • Heavy Equipment Donation - CHADWICK-BAROSS OF CONCORD
  • Granite Stone for Benches In Reflection Area - CITY OF MANCHESTER
  • Dig Safe Services - BEMIS UTILITY LOCATION SERVICES LLC - New London/Hillsboro Area
  • Bob Cat Donation - JOHN'S WRECKER SERVICE - Concord/Londonderry Area
  • Heavy Equipment Donations and Labor - CITY OF NASHUA
  • Coating 24 Shovels - TRI-CITY LINE-X OF DOVER
  • Bark Mulch - THE DIRT DOCTORS, LLC of Pembroke

Member LogosMembers of the Committee and the Public Works Organizations They Represent

Voting Members as Designated by Legislation:

  • A Classified State Employee of the Department of Transportation – Appointed by the SEA - Daniel Brennan, NH DOT Highway Maintainer
  • A Member Appointed by the New Hampshire Public Works Association - Jim Major- City of Concord, Highways and Utilities Superintendent
  • A Member Appointed by the New Hampshire Road Agents Association - Brian Barden - Retired Road Agent/Town of Dublin
  • A Member Appointed by the New Hampshire Municipal Association - Bruce Tatro
  • A Family Member of a Public Works Employee Who Died in the Course of Performing Public Works Duties on Behalf of the State Appointed by the Governor – Jim Rivers - State of New Hampshire Legislative Assistant
  • The Commissioner of Transportation or Her Designee - Dave Rodrique- State of New Hampshire Director of Operations.

Non-Voting Members and Visitors to the Committee:

  • Kevin Sheppard, Public Works Director, City of Concord
  • Rick Riendeau, Director of Public Works Town of Milford
  • Brian Mitchell, New Hampshire Coalitiion for Occupational Health and Safety
  • Chris Bonoli, Administrative Assistant, NH DOT Highway Maintenance
  • Peter Goodwin, Ted Berry Company, Client Services Manager
  • Stephanie Cottrell, UNH Technology Transfer Center, Program Coordinator

Links to Other Similar Memorials to Public Servants

Construction Plans


New Hampshire Department of Transportation
PO Box 483 | 7 Hazen Drive | Concord, NH | 03302-0483
Tel: 603.271-3734 | Fax: 603.271.3914

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