Our Obituaries

Caleb Norman Wright

December 12, 1935 - December 11, 2017

Caleb N. Wright, 82, of North Swanzey, passed away in the comfort of his home surrounded by family on December 11, 2017.He was born November 12, 1935 in North Swanzey, the son of Pauline (Wilber) and Frank Wright.After high school, Cal proudly served his Country for three years in the Army. Upon returning home he met and married the love of his life, Louise Bussino, on January 12, 1957.Cal was...
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George Edward Holmes

November 25, 1935 - November 27, 2017

George Edward Holmes, 82, a resident of Keene, passed away on Nov. 27, 2017, at Cheshire Medical Center following a period of declining health.He was born at home in Maspeth, Queens, N.Y., on Nov. 25, 1935, the son of Otto Holmes and Josephine Youngfleish. George worked at Ideal Taxi in Keene for many years. He first met his wife, Nancy Hebert Holmes, on a fishing trip, and then later she hailed...
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Neal Victor Galford

March 6, 1939 - November 25, 2017

Neal V. Galford Sr., 78 of Westmoreland, passed away on November 25, 2017 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH surrounded by family.He was born on March 6, 1939 in Green Bank, West Virginia, the son of Gladys (Galford) and Edwin Brackett.On June 30, 1961 Neal married the love of his life, Carolyn Willis. They had spent time residing in both Louisiana and New Hampshire.Before his...
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Judith Brown Buffum

June 28, 1941 - November 24, 2017

Judith (Brown) Buffum, 76 of Swanzey, NH passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017 at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene. She was born in Providence, RI on June 28, 1941; the daughter of the late Clinton and Ruth (Davis) Brown. Judith was a lifelong area resident. She was employed at Smiths Medical before her retirement. She enjoyed riding horses, traveling with her husband, and attending the dirt...
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Patricia Holden Dennison

March 23, 1936 - November 23, 2017

Patricia H. Dennison, wife of the late William H. Dennison, passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at her residence surrounded by family. She was born in Barre, VT on March 23, 1936; the daughter of the late George A. and Edna (Hutchins) Holden. Mrs. Dennison grew up in Burlington, VT, where she attended the local school system. She then graduated from Chester High School in Chester, VT. She...
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John Burton Walker

December 16, 1938 - November 21, 2017

John B. Walker, Sr. passed away on November 21, 2017 at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland, NH. He was born in Peterborough on December 16, 1938; the son of the late Harold and Francis Walker. There will be no services. The FLETCHER FUNERAL HOME, Keene, NH is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 1800 Elm St,...
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Harold Leonard Rivers

January 6, 1953 - November 13, 2017

Harold L. Rivers, Jr, 64, of Keene, NH, passed away on November 13, 2017 at Cheshire Medical Center with family by his side.He was born January 6, 1953 in Keene, NH, the son of Geraldine (Sweeney) and Harold L. Rivers, Sr. He attended area school and graduated from Keene High School in 1971.Harold was employed by the Kingsbury Corporation for over 25 years as a machinist. He was known for being a...
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Olive Myrtle Fuller

February 17, 1922 - November 9, 2017

Olive M. (Estabrook) Fuller, 95, passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, November 9, 2017 at her home in Keene. She was born February 17, 1922, in Yarmouth, ME, daughter of the late Myron L. Estabrook, Sr. and Sadie Estabrook.Olive was a Registered Nurse, having graduated in 1943 from Maine General Hospital. She loved the medical field, and spent her working career as an RN doing private...
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Wenona Blanche Schoolcraft

September 30, 1926 - November 7, 2017

Wenona B. Schoolcraft, 91, of Swanzey, NH, passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at the Genesis Keene Center.Wenona was born September 30, 1926, in East Andover, NH, the daughter of Ellen (Hersey) and Otis Schoolcraft. She was "born again" through faith in Jesus Christ in August of 1941 at Camp Joy in Rumney, NH, and dedicated her life to Christ then.In 1944, Wenona graduated from Andover...
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Edna Elizabeth Trask

June 7, 1924 - November 5, 2017

Edna E. Trask, 93, died peacefully on Nov. 5, 2017, at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland.She was born in Easton, Maine, June 7, 1924, daughter of Doris (Stanchfield) and Bernard Thompson. In 1942 she attended Farmington State Normal School, then taught grades 1 through 8 in a one-room schoolhouse in her hometown until 1946, when she married her high school sweetheart, Harry W. Trask, after...
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Karl H. Kiep

June 2, 1930 - November 1, 2017

Karl H. Kiep, age 87, of Keene, NH passed away on Wednesday November 1, 2017 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, with family by his side.Karl was born June 2, 1930 in Leer, Germany the son of Elisabeth (Alting) and Barnhart Kiep.Karl grew up in Germany where he received his education. During World War II he tragically lost several immediate family members. By 1956 Karl began a...
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Tex Carson Sumner

August 4, 1928 - October 29, 2017

Tex C. Sumner, 89 of Royalston, MA passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Athol Hospital. He was born in Bristol, VT on August 4, 1928; the son of the late Berley and Anna (Hallock) Sumner. Tex was raised and educated in VT before relocating to MA in 1961. He served his country in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. He was employed for 12 years as a cabinet maker for Filtrine Manufacturing...
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Harold Stanley Pike

October 3, 1934 - October 25, 2017

Harold S. Pike Jr, 83 of Surry NH, died on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene. He was born in Everett, MA on October 3, 1934; the son of the late Harold and Bertha Pike. Mr. Pike graduated from Reading High School in 1952 and New England College in 1958. He worked for Raytheon in Hookset, NH before joining the Keene School System. He taught at Franklin and Symonds...
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Lillian Carmen Lyle

September 18, 1929 - October 19, 2017

Lillian Lyle (Costa) passed peacefully from this life October 19, 2017. She was born in 1929 in New Bedford, Massachusetts to Manual and Mabel (Delmira) Costa into a large and loving Portuguese family and lived in Connecticut, Massachusetts and most recently New Hampshire.She was a secretary at several businesses and schools throughout her life but her greatest joy was maintaining a home for her...
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Virginia L. Arlen

December 29, 1926 - October 14, 2017

Virginia "Ginny" L. Arlen, 90, of Gilsum, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her own home on October 14, 2017.with her faithful companion chance by her sideShe was born December 29, 1926 in Gilsum, N.H. the daughter of Inez G. (Harris) and Clarence M. Howard.Ginny married the love of her life, Frank Arlen on April 24, 1948. They spent 29 wonderful years together before his passing in 1977...
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Isabel Louise Lane

February 25, 1920 - October 10, 2017

Isabel Louise (Kendall) Lane of Spofford, NH died on October 10, 2017 at the age of 97, following a period of failing health. Born in Keene on February 25, 1920, she was the daughter of Harold and AnnaBelle (Forsyth) Kendall and has resided in the Keene and Spofford area for her entire life. She was very proud of her Scottish ancestry. Isabel graduated from Keene High School, class of 1938, where...
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Earl Robert Redfield

January 19, 1966 - October 7, 2017

Earl R. Redfield, 51, life long resident of Keene, passed away October 7, 2017, with family by his side.He was born January 19, 1966 in Keene, the son of Joan and Earl Redfield. He was a Keene High School graduate and became a highly skilled Mason, working for several different companies throughout his career.Earl was a lover of nature and enjoyed music so much that he always had a radio no...
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Tyler Gary Gammans

October 14, 1986 - October 6, 2017

Tyler G. Gammans, 30, of Spofford, NH, left this world and the love of his family and friends on Friday, October 6, 2017. He was born in Keene, NH on October 14, 1986; the son of Gary and Renée Gammans. Tyler graduated from Keene High School, Class of 2005. During high school he attended Clown School, and then went on to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC. He attended...
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Kelly J. Shepard

September 2, 1958 - October 6, 2017

Kelly J. Shepard, 59, of Keene, passed away suddenly in the comfort of her home on October 6, 2017.She was born September 2, 1958 in Claremont, NH, the daughter of Simonne (Choquette) and Jay Shepard. She grew up in Milford, NH and was a high school graduate from MASH with the class of 1976. She had resided in Keene for the past nine years and was employed by Price Chopper.Kelly lived a simple...
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Philip Aldrich Hall

November 15, 1919 - October 5, 2017

Philip Aldrich Hall passed away at his childhood home in the historical "Westmoreland Depot" district of the town of Westmoreland on Oct. 5, 2017.He was born in November 1919 in the same room in which he later died, per his wishes. Surviving are his children, Jonathan, Matthew, Deborah and George, his cousins, grandchildren, plus spouses/ex-spouses and relatives of aforementioned. Philip was...
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Velma M. Barnett

April 22, 1922 - October 4, 2017

Velma M. (LaFountaine) Barnett, 95, died Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Woodlawn Care Center in Newport, NH.She was born in Newport, NH, April 22, 1922, the daughter of Milon LaFountain and Nellie (Gage) LaFountain.Byron Barnett, her husband of 57 years, died in 2002.Survivors include her son Denver Barnett of CT and several nieces and nephews.At her request, there will be no services.
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CaSandra Lee Day

May 14, 1971 - October 2, 2017

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Thomas Kelly Rogers

April 26, 1986 - October 1, 2017

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Marion Burnett Hall

June 21, 1918 - September 29, 2017

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Franklin P. Evangjello

October 7, 1939 - September 24, 2017

Franklin Evangjello, 77 of Keene, passed away on September 24, 2017 in the comfort of his home surrounded by family.He was born October 7, 1939 in Lipivan, Albania, the son of Rita (Stathi) and Pandeli Evangjello. In 1994 he moved to the United States, settling in Keene.Franklin will be dearly missed by his caring and loving wife: Margarita Evangjello; and two daughters: Brunilda Evangjello and...
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Stanley A. Elliott

November 25, 1969 - September 23, 2017

Stanley A. Elliott, 47, formerly of Keene and Marlow, passed away on September 23, 2017 at Pond Place in Concord, NH after a brief illness.He was born November 25, 1969 in Bellows Falls, VT, the son of Katherine (Russell) and James Elliott. He attended area schools and graduated from Keene High School in 1989.Growing up, Stanley enjoyed berry picking with the family as well as the treats that...
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Carrie Fuller

March 18, 1929 - September 15, 2017

Carrie A. Fuller, 88 of Keene, NH passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017 at Westwood Nursing Home. She was born in Hancock, NH on March 18, 1929; the daughter of the late George Rockwell. Carrie has been a Keene resident for 4 years previously residing in Stoddard. She was employed at Peerless doing data entry. She enjoyed painting and gardening. She is predeceased by her husband, Wayne S....
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Nicholas S. DeNucci

December 26, 1922 - September 9, 2017

Nicholas S. DeNucci, 94, longtime Keene resident, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Maplewood Nursing Home with family by his side.He was born December 26, 1922 in Springfield, MA, the son of Nicola and Concetta (Viviano) DeNucci.Nick was the pianist for the big band "Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra" from the late 1940's into the early 1950's. He met his friend Bobby Hackett, the...
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Sylvia Rockwell

November 29, 1919 - September 8, 2017

Sylvia Rockwell, 97, of Swanzey, passed away on September 8, 2017 at the Carpenter Home.She was born November 29, 1919 in Marlborough, NH, the daughter of Lempi Selina (Kallio) and Carl O. Valonen. She grew up in Troy and graduated from Troy High School in 1937, of which she was the last survivor of her class. She continued her education at Keene State College where she received an Associate's...
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Richard F. Elliott

August 9, 1931 - September 6, 2017

Richard F. Elliott , 86, of Marlow, passed away on September 6, 2017 at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene following a brief illness.He was born August 9, 1931 in Bellows Falls, VT, the son of Olive J. (Scranton) and Frank C. Elliott. Known to his family and friends as "Dick" or "Red" he grew up in and around Marlow and was educated locally in Marlow and Alstead. Dick entered the military at an...
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Terese Lorraine Bower

February 13, 1957 - September 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Fletcher Funeral Home, Keene, NH.
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Christopher Joseph Kennedy

September 21, 1990 - September 5, 2017

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Kimberly Ann Blair

September 30, 1967 - September 5, 2017

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Gerald J. Margand

July 16, 1925 - August 25, 2017

Gerald J. Margand, 92, of Richmond died at Applewood Rehab Center Aug. 25, 2017, following a long illness, with his wife and daughters at his bedside. He was a retired teacher from Long Island who had moved to New Hampshire in 1993.He leaves his wife of 25 years, Catherine (Cummings) Margand, his daughter, Clare Margand, his daughter, Nina Margand, and his son, Peter Margand, all of Richmond; and...
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Albert Kenneth Whittaker

April 22, 1921 - August 16, 2017

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Daniel E. Clark

September 4, 1942 - August 10, 2017

Daniel E. Clark, 74 of Marlborough and formerly of Winchester, passed away at his home on August 10, 2017.Dan was born in Keene on September 4, 1942, son of the late Geraldine A. Clark of Keene. He attended school in Keene and graduated in Long Beach, California after the family had moved there in the mid 50's. He then joined the Army with some friends and was stationed in Anchorage, Alaska.Dan...
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George William Hill

December 24, 1922 - August 8, 2017

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Nance Geller

June 7, 1920 - August 8, 2017

Nance H. Geller, a long time resident of Keene, passed away August 8, 2017. She was 97. Nance was born to an Australian-American family in Owego, NY where she attended schools and earned her high school diploma from the Owego Free Academy. Cornell University welcomed her and she graduated with a degree in history in 1942. Upon graduation she lived and worked in Rochester, NY as a member of the...
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Beatrice Taylor Vorm

April 25, 1928 - July 31, 2017

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Fredric William Ellsworth

February 17, 1924 - July 30, 2017

Fredric William Ellsworth, 93 died peacefully on Sunday, July 30, 2017 in his home knowing he was loved. He was born in St. Mary's, PA on February 17, 1924, the son of Fredric W. (Sr.) and Marthadel (Smith) Ellsworth.Fred (known as Bill in his early years) grew up in Western Pennsylvania with his parents, two younger sisters, Virginia Daniel, and Sydney Nicklas and extended family. He made many...
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Norman O. Barres

January 8, 1930 - July 28, 2017

Norm Barres, 87, of Nelson, NH, died on July 28, 2017, in Keene, NH, after a brief illness. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Nancy. Norm and Nancy found their dream retirement home in Nelson, NH, in 1995 and spent their time working on the house, cultivating beautiful gardens and creating a wonderful community of friends and neighbors. They spent some winters in Florida. Norm was an active...
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Francis Martin

May 9, 1937 - July 24, 2017

Francis Martin, 80, local artist of Fitzwilliam, passed away in the comfort of his home surrounded by family on July 24, 2017.He was born May 9, 1937 in Cambridge, MA to Francis Martin, Jr. and Evelyn M. (Decouteau) Martin.After serving as a Corpman in the Navy from 1954 to 1958, he graduated with a Commercial Arts Degree from the Boston Institute of Art in Boston, MA.He married the late Marie...
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Leonard Wheeler Drake

September 26, 1924 - July 16, 2017

Leonard Wheeler Drake of Troy, NH passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017. He was born in Pittsfield, MA on September 26, 1924; the son of the late Sherman Warner and Katherine Estella (Wheeler) Drake. Leonard was educated in the Pittsfield, MA school system, graduating from Pittsfield High School. He trained at Fort Devens, MA, and served his country in the U.S. Army during the WWII Allied Invasion...
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Thomas Clark Warner

November 20, 1919 - July 14, 2017

Thomas C Warner Jr, formerly of Ormond Beach, FL died peacefully at the home of his son and daughter in law in Westmoreland, NH surrounded by family. Tom was born November 20, 1919 in Waterbury, CT. He moved to West Haven, CT in 1924. He graduated from West Haven High School in 1936 and married Louise Flanagan in 1941. Tom graduated from Yale University School of Engineering in 1942 and joined...
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Robert Joseph Soucy

July 11, 1935 - July 9, 2017

Robert Joseph Soucy, 81 of Swanzey Center, NH died on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at the Westwood Center in Keene after a period of declining health. He was born in Plattsburg, NY; the son of the late Joseph L. and Grace A. (Guilbo) Soucy. The family moved many times during his childhood, finally settling in Keene when Bob was in 7th grade. He graduated from St. Joseph Elementary School then attended...
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Marci Beth Cooke

December 2, 1960 - July 4, 2017

Marci B. Cooke, 56, of Westmoreland and formerly Bridgewater, NJ, passed away after a lengthy illness on July 4, 2017 at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, NH.She was born December 2, 1960 in Newark, NJ, the daughter of Harriet (Schwartzbach) and Michael Semel. On September 16, 1990 she married Jay W. Cooke.Marci studied at Eckerd College and received her Bachlors in 1986. Later in life she earned...
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Marion Lorraine Cay

February 13, 1925 - June 26, 2017

Marion S. Cay, 92, of Westmoreland, passed away peacefully on June 26, 2017 at Maplewood Nursing Home.She was born February 13, 1925 in Hinsdale, NH, the daughter of Marion (Robertson) and Louis Stearns.Marion attended area schools and graduated valedictorian of her class from Hinsdale High School. She continued her studies at Tufts University and graduated in 1947 with a B.A. degree in English...
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Ingmar Johannes Kunze

December 14, 1928 - June 25, 2017

Ingmar J. "John" Kunze, 88 of Keene, NH passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon after a brief illness. He was born on December 14, 1928 in New Brunswick, NJ; the son of the late George P. and Margaret (Schirble) Kunze. John was educated in the local school system, graduating from Keene High School, Class of 1947. He served his country in the US Army...
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Lyle Norman Hill

November 25, 1946 - June 20, 2017

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Charles Fisk

June 16, 1938 - June 17, 2017

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Evelyn Wanda Cavadini

November 9, 1923 - June 12, 2017

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Dorothy Bernice Lester

August 26, 1929 - June 11, 2017

Dorothy B. Lester, 87, longtime resident of Sullivan, passed away on June 11, 2017 at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene after years of declining health.Dorothy was born August 26, 1929 in Riverhead, Long Island, NY to Catherine M. (McMahon) and Oren H. Bagley. She attended Seton Hall high school in Riverhead, and spent her younger adult life on eastern Long Island before moving to Sullivan in 1973...
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Kathleen Mary Newell

March 30, 1942 - June 5, 2017

Kathleen Mary (James) Newell, 75, of Westmoreland, passed peacefully in the comfort of her own home surrounded by those who loved her on June 5, 2017.She was born March 30, 1942 in Keene, NH, the daughter of Anne (Sullivan) and Clyde James. She attended Keene schools before moving a short distance to Westmoreland where she spent her adult life.On Febuary 12, 1965 she married Harry G. Newell at a...
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Paul Luger Patnaude

September 21, 1940 - June 3, 2017

Paul L. Patnaude, a lifelong resident of Keene, NH, passed away June 3, 2017 at the age of 76 at home with his immediate and loving family by his side.
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Carl Warren Curtis

July 11, 1939 - June 2, 2017

Carl Warren Curtis, 77, of Swanzey, NH passed away peacefully on Friday, June 2, 2017 at the Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock, Keene. He was born at home on Church Street in Keene, NH on July 11, 1939, the son of Leland I. Curtis and Dorothy B. (Greenleaf) Curtis. He attended Keene schools, was a graduate of Keene High School, and lived his entire life in the Keene area.Mr. Curtis...
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Edith Rose Carey

March 15, 1924 - May 29, 2017

Edith Rose Carey, 93, of Keene, passed away on May 29, 2017 at the Genesis Keene Center.She was born in Springfield, MA on March 15, 1924, the daughter of Rose (Cicerchia) and John Cuneo. She attended Classical High School and graduated with the class of 1941. She continued her education at American International College and received her Masters of Education.Edith had known Edwin Carey since...
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Albion Roy Ellis

April 20, 1941 - May 27, 2017

Albion Roy Ellis, 76 of Keene passed away peacefully on May 27, 2017 at Genesis Eldercare in Keene after a long period of declining health.He was born April 20, 1941 in Roxbury, NH the son of Edwin and Marion (Aldridge) Ellis.He is survived by his wife of 50 years Judy A. (Sloan) Ellis whom he married on June 25, 1966 and one son Albion N. Ellis of Keene. He is also survived by two brothers,...
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Wesley Hubert Hartwell

September 17, 1931 - May 27, 2017

Wesley H. Hartwell, 85, of Keene passed away at Keene Center Genesis on May 27, 2017 with family by his side.He was born September 17, 1931 in Lempster, NH, the son of Lillian (Walker) and Hubert Hartwell, Jr. He graduated from high school in Alstead and moved to the Keene and Spofford areas shortly thereafter.Wesley was a hard and dedicated worker, building his own company, Hartwell Plumbing and...
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Cedelia Watson

November 18, 1947 - May 23, 2017

Cedelia "Cindy" O. Watson, 69, a life-long resident of Swanzey, passed away after a brief illness on May 23, 2017 at Cheshire Medical Center.She was born November 11, 1947, the daughter of Bernice (Godsey) and Guy Sheldon in Rutland, VT. She was raised in Swanzey and greaduated from Monadnock Regional High School.Cindy was extremely passionate and dedicated to her profession as a Registered...
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Arlene May King

December 8, 1928 - May 23, 2017

Arlene M. King, 88 of Westmoreland, NH passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland. She was born in Keene, NH on December 8, 1928; the daughter of the late Arthur J. and Sylvia A. (Castor) Sharkey. Arlene was educated in the Keene school system. She was a member of the American Legion, Post 37 in Bellows Falls, The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, the...
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Frances G. Jarvis

May 31, 1924 - May 23, 2017

Frances G. Jarvis, 92, long time resident of Swanzey, N.H ascended to heaven in the early morning hours on May 23, 2017. Frances was born in Marlborough N.H on May 31, 1924 to Ruth (Dunton) & Reginald Goodell. She attended schools in Richmond, Swanzey and graduated from Keene High School. She also attended Keene State College.On June 29, 1942 Fran married Ralph A. Jarvis at St. Bernard's...
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James Marshall Blackstock

February 4, 1946 - May 22, 2017

James M. Blackstock, 71, of Clearwater, FL passed away Monday, May 22, 2017 after a period of failing health. He was born in Lowell, MA on February 4, 1946; the son of the late Clarence and Gladys Blackstock. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Marie (Matson) Blackstock; he was an adoring father to daughters, Janel (Jimmy) Dolan, Tahneen (Andrew) Greenslit and Heather (Steve) Huff;...
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Michael Morel

October 4, 1954 - May 22, 2017

Michael Morel, Sr., 62, of Keene, passed away May 22, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, MA after a period of declining health.He was born in Berlin, NH, on October 4, 1954, the son of Rose (LaFemme) and Raymond Morel, Sr. In grade school he moved to the Monadnock area and graduated from Keene High School.Michael had been employed by Kingsbury as a Machinist and most recently as a...
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David Neilo Bowman

February 25, 1961 - May 14, 2017

David N. Bowman, 56, of Keene, passed away suddenly Sunday, May 14, 2017 with family by his side.He was born February 25, 1961 in New Brunswick, NJ, the son of Marion (Mitchell) and Eugene V. Bowman. He attended area schools where he was a star on the high school track team from a young age. He furthered his education at Keene State College where he received his Bachelor's in Accounting. David...
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Frank James Obuchowski

February 14, 1930 - May 13, 2017

Frank James Obuchowski passed Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the White River Junction Veteran Association Medical Center surrounded by family and the grace of God. Frank was the son of Harry Anthony Obuchowski and Helen Kissel Obuchowski. He was born February 14, 1930 in Bellows Falls, VT, the youngest of four brothers and one sister: Joseph, Anthony, John and Elizabeth who have all previously passed...
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Paul Harold Lounder

November 5, 1937 - May 8, 2017

Paul H. Lounder, 79 of Keene, passed away on May 8, 2017 at Pheasant Wood Nursing Home in Peterborough with family by his side.He was born November 5, 1937, the son of Lois (Lampman) and Harold Lounder in Keene, NH. He grew up in Keene and Swanzey where he attended area schools, graduating from Monadnock Regional High School.Upon completing high school, Paul proudly served his country as an...
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Marguerite Wyman

July 31, 1927 - May 6, 2017

Marguerite E. Wyman, 89, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2017 at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland, NH, surrounded by her family.She was born in Keene on July 31, 1927, the daughter of Mildred (Willard/Bruder) Ballou and Alexander Bruder. She was raised in Surry, Walpole & Swanzey and attended area schools in Keene. She raised her family in Sullivan on the farm. She moved to Littleton,...
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Barbara Spencer Smeltz

October 11, 1924 - May 6, 2017

Barbara Spencer Smeltz of Keene and formerly of Shaker Heights, Ohio, passed away on May 6, 2017, at her home at Bentley Commons in Keene.She was born in Cambridge, Mass., Oct. 11, 1924, to A.L. "Bud" and Jeanne J. Spencer and had a younger sister, Joan (Brown). She graduated from The Laurel School in 1942 and Sarah Lawrence College in 1945. While at Sarah Lawrence she studied with Theodore...
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Doreen Brigham

November 6, 1941 - May 5, 2017

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Roger Kenneth Wright

October 11, 1961 - April 10, 2017

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Kenneth Emilo Cavadini

June 22, 1922 - March 27, 2017

Kenneth E. Cavadini, 94, of Surry, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 27, 2017 at Westwood Center in Keene.He was born Jun 22, 1922 in New Haven, CT, son of Louise (Cavadini) Anderson. He was a student at area schools and was an attendee of the Connecticut Conservation Camp. Upon graduation he undertook training in sheet metal fabrication before joining the United States Navy....
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Cindra Kay Munroe

May 4, 1959 - March 22, 2017

Cindra Kay Munroe, 57, of Keene, passed away in the comfort of her home on March 22, 2017 after a lengthy battle with renal failure.She was born in Akron, Ohio and moved to the Monadnock region at the age of 10 where she was raised by her grandfather.On January 15, 2000 she married the love of her life, Bruce Munroe, after an eight-year courtship.Cindra was an avid fiction reader and especially...
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William Scruton

June 17, 1927 - March 17, 2017

William Reed Scruton, 89, passed away from natural causes on March 17, 2017, in Keene, where he lived most of his life.He was born in Hillsborough, June 17, 1927, to Paul and Harriet (Reed) Scruton. He joined the U.S. Navy immediately after high school and served during World War II. He continued his service in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. After his honorable...
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Ralph Clinton Wanlass

September 26, 1930 - March 15, 2017

Ralph Clinton Wanlass, 86, of Keene, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 surrounded by loved ones.Ralph was born in the Panama Canal Zone Sep. 26, 1930, son of Ralph Clinton Wanlass and Margaret (O'Connell) Wanlass. He attended Canal Zone schools for eleven years, graduated from Grand Rapids High School in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and that summer went to Nevada where he worked on his...
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Elizabeth Ripley

February 18, 1915 - March 14, 2017

Elizabeth Tilden Kingsbury Ripley (Betty), 102, passed away in her sleep at Langdon Place of Keene on March 14, 2017. She was the daughter of Robert T. and Helen P. Kingsbury.Betty was a lifelong resident of the Keene area. She attended schools in Keene and graduated from Keene High School in 1932. After attending Martha Washington Seminary in Washington, DC for one year, she furthered her...
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Lura Everline Dunn

January 4, 1941 - March 13, 2017

Lura E. Dunn, 76 of Nashua, NH passed away on Monday, March 13,2017 at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua. She was born in Keene, NH on January 4, 1941; the daughter of the late Roger B. and Lillian E. White.Lura was educated in the Keene school system, graduating from Keene High School class of 59. She was employed at Annie's Book Stop in Nashua. She was an avid reader who shared her love of books...
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Jacob Matthews

September 28, 1998 - March 12, 2017

Jacob Francis Matthews, 18 of Westmoreland NH died Sunday as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. He was born in Keene, NH, on September 28th, 1998, the son of Jennifer (Fredette) and Jeffrey Matthews. He attended school in Westmoreland and Keene and was set to graduate this year.He was beloved son, brother, grandson, cousin, nephew and friend. He played in a local band,...
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Elizabeth Britton Hall

April 3, 1930 - March 10, 2017

Elizabeth (Betty) Jane Britton Hall, age 86, passed away March 10, 2017 in Keene, N.H. She was born April 3, 1930 in Walpole, N.H. and lived her first eight years in Surry until her father's farm was acquired by eminent domain to form part of Surry Mountain Dam. A family story is that she drove one of the John Deere tractors over the London Road, the shortest route, from Surry to the new farm on...
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Christopher Mark Baumgartner

May 2, 1989 - March 7, 2017

Christopher M. Baumgartner, 27 of Swanzey, NH passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Downers Grove, IL on May 2, 1989; the son of Mark and Annette Baumgartner. Christopher was educated in the area school system, graduating from Monadnock Regional High School, Class of 2007. He then went on to attend Keene State College, earning a Bachelor's Degree in...
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Janet Whyatt Dunham

November 2, 1929 - March 7, 2017

Janet W. Dunham, 87 of Keene, NH passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Genesis Health Care in Keene. She was born in Mineola, NY on November 2, 1929; the daughter of the late John and Amy (Goodwin) Wright. Janet was educated in the Mineola school system until her senior year when the family relocated to Keene. She graduated from Keene High School, Class of 1948. She was employed as a...
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Rita H. Hart

September 10, 1931 - March 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Fletcher Funeral Home, Keene, NH.
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Ardell Cunningham

July 7, 1927 - March 6, 2017

Ardell H. Cunningham, 89, long time resident of Westmoreland and Chesterfield, passed away on March 6, 2017 at Cheshire Medical Center with family by her side.She was born July 7, 1927 in Enfield, NH.Ardell leaves behind her son: James Cunningham and his wife Blinda of Randolph, VT; daughter: Joy Donivan and her husband Harold of Spofford, NH; grandchildren: Doug Lancey III, James Cunningham Jr,...
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Jack Gordon Mann

June 9, 1940 - March 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Fletcher Funeral Home, Keene, NH.
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Bruce Alan Mackey

May 10, 1961 - March 3, 2017

After a long battle with cancer that was fought to the end, Keene resident Bruce Alan Mackey's 55 years on Earth were too short. He passed away peacefully March 3, 2017, with family by his side.He was born on May 10, 1961 to Barbara Jean (Stone) and Howard James Mackey in Oakland, CA. He was raised in El Cerrito, CA where he attended area schools.A dedicated family man, Bruce spent nearly all of...
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Kathleen Steinka

February 12, 1932 - March 2, 2017

Kathleen (Kay) W. Steinka, 85, of 17 Longwood Dr., N. Swanzey died on March 2nd after battling a viral infection, Alzheimer's disease and many broken bones due to advanced stages of Osteoporosis.Kay Lived her whole life in the Keene area. Born in Keene on February 12, 1932, to Elinor and Roger Stone of Fitzwilliam. Kay grew up in Fitzwilliam and attended Keene, High School.In 1952, she...
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Ralph Arthur Rieth

November 4, 1922 - February 20, 2017

Ralph Arthur Rieth, Jr., 94, died peacefully on February 20th at the RiverMead Retirement Community in Peterborough where he had resided since June 2000. Born in Keene, NH on November 4, 1922, he attended Keene schools, graduating from Keene High School as Salutatorian in 1940. He entered an accelerated program at the Tuck School at Dartmouth College, graduating in 1943. From there he went...
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Carl Bearse Jacobs

April 10, 1918 - February 20, 2017

Carl Bearse Jacobs Sr, 98, longtime resident of Keene and Peterborough NH, passed away peacefully on February 20, 2017 at RiverMead with family by his side. A devoted husband, father, community servant and benefactor, he was admired by a large extended family and scores of friends. His beloved wife of 71 years Ann Faulkner Jacobs predeceased him in 2013. Carl was born in Bethlehem, PA on April 10...
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Louise Lamborn Cortelyou

October 10, 1930 - February 19, 2017

Louise H. Cortelyou 86 of Keene, NH passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Langdon Place of Keene. She was born in Philadelphia, PA on October 10, 1930; the daughter of the late Robert G. and Amy L. Hibberd. Louise was educated in the Haverford Township School District in Pennsylvania, graduating from Haverford High School in 1948; she then attended Beaver College in Jenkintown, PA and...
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Barbara Jean Dunham

September 27, 1929 - February 19, 2017

Barbara J. (Chaffee) Dunham, 87, long time resident of Swanzey, passed away on February 19, 2017, at Cheshire Medical Center after a brief illness.She was born in Holyoke, MA on September 27, 1929, the daughter of Christine (Carter) and Curtis Chaffee. She grew up and attended schools in Hartford, CT where she graduated from Weaver High School. Barbara pursued her education at the West Virginia...
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Doris Gudrun Hope

April 13, 1958 - February 16, 2017

Doris G. Koch-Hope, 58 of Keene, NH died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Thursday, February 16, 2017. She was born in Wurzburg, Germany on April 13, 1958; the daughter of the late Otto and Hermine (Glücker) Koch. Doris attended school in Germany, where she met the love of her life, Daniel N. Hope, Sr. They courted for two years before marring in the U.S. on March 4, 1974. She...
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Irene Dunbar Davis

July 31, 1925 - February 15, 2017

Irene D. Davis, 91, of Keene, passed away on February 15, 2017 at Cheshire Medical Center after a period of declining health.She was born in Enfield, NH, July 31, 1925, daughter of the late James and Elsie (Wallace) Stewart. She graduated from Enfield, NH high school in 1943 and shortly thereafter moved to Keene.On November 27, 1948 she married Walter M. Davis. They were married for 54 years...
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Leo G. LeDuc

January 9, 1939 - February 14, 2017

Leo G. LeDuc, Jr., 78, a lifelong resident of Keene, went to be with the love of his life on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2017. He passed away, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, from a long and courageous battle with heart disease. His family was by his side every step of the way. He was born January 9, 1939 in his family home in Keene, the son of Bernadette E. (Gregoire) and...
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Nancy Jean Frazier

June 15, 1960 - February 13, 2017

Nancy Eisner Frazier, 56, passed away peacefully on February 13, 2017 at DHMC Lebanon surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Keene on June 15, 1960 to Wesley C. "Bump" and Mary "Mim" (Oja) Eisner. Nancy was educated in Keene, graduating from KHS in 1978. Her fondest childhood memories were spending summers boating and swimming on Granite Lake. She received her BS in Elementary...
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Francis Reginald Fuller

October 5, 1922 - February 11, 2017

Francis Reginald "Reggie" Fuller passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Westwood Nursing Home in Keene after a period of declining health. He was born October 5, 1922, in Center Conway, NH, the son of the late Mildred Ellen Weeks and John Isaiah Fuller.Reggie enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force in October 1942, where he served in active combat duty over Normandy during World War II as a B...
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Virginia E. Smith

January 17, 1942 - February 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Fletcher Funeral Home, Keene, NH.
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Mary C. Leonard

August 22, 1928 - February 7, 2017

Mary C. Leonard passed away of Feb. 7, 2017 at her home in Walpole, NH. She had been briefly hospitalized and chose to return to her beloved home under Hospice care. She was born on August 22, 1928 in Catskill, New York; the daughter of the late Lola and Arthur Conklin.Mary graduated from Drew School for Girls in Carmel, NY. She then attended Stetson University in Deland, Florida, Boston College...
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Gwendlyn E. Frazier

August 4, 1933 - February 3, 2017

Gwendlyn E. Frazier, 83, of Keene passed away February 3, 2017 at Cheshire Medical Center after a period of illness.She was born August 4, 1933 in Hanover, NH, the daughter of Valma (Call) and Glenn Miller. Gwen attended Keene High School, and played the trumpet in the Keene Drum & Bugle Corp. Throughout her life she spent time residing in Derry, Windham, Swanzey, and Keene. She was a...
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John William Myers

October 21, 1929 - January 31, 2017

John (Jack) William Myers, Jr., 87, of Westmoreland, NH passed away on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at Maplewood Nursing Home. He was born in Queens, NY on October 21, 1929; the son of the late John W. Myers Sr. and Mary Suchan Myers. John grew up in Queens, NY, and attended school at St. Benedict Joseph Labre. He served in the Navy following World War II as a...
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CarlEmelia Richard Worth

December 27, 1998 - January 28, 2017

CarlEmelia Worth, senior at the Kent School in Kent, CT and resident of Keene, unexpectedly and tragically took her own life at Kent on January 28 at the age of 18. She was the beloved emerging daughter of Steve and Elsa Worth of Keene. She had very recently adopted the name Emelia as she began to share her identity as transgender. Carl was born in Boston and in the past 18 years her family...
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Alice Lacoss Carrier

October 2, 1944 - January 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Fletcher Funeral Home, Keene, NH.
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