Our Obituaries

Clarence W. Houghton

August 11, 1935 - April 21, 2017

Clarence (Clancy) William Houghton was born in Walpole, NH to Dr. Charles and Dorothy (Morgan) Houghton. He always felt that Walpole was a wonderful place in which to grow up. He told exciting tales of boyish adventures, such as starting a minor brush fire by trying to hollow out a canoe from a log with a friend. Clancy's early school years were spent in The Walpole Academy building until the...
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Jeanette M. Gilbeau

January 8, 1970 - April 17, 2017

Jeanette M. Gilbeau, 47, a long-time resident of the Monadnock Region, and current resident of Conneaut, PA, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017. She was born January 8, 1970 in Brattleboro, Vermont the daughter of Lawrence and Patricia (Proctor) Wilcox. She was a 1988 graduate of Hinsdale High School. For several years she worked for Vernon Towing Company. She was a very hardworking person...
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Jane D. Walsh

June 5, 1928 - April 17, 2017

Jane Davis Walsh, 88, a lifelong resident of Keene passed away peacefully at her home on Monday evening, April 17, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.She was born in Keene, NH on June 5, 1928 the daughter of Joseph E. and Leona (Cross) Davis.Jane grew up in Keene, attended Keene schools, was a Keene High School Graduate and attended Keene State College. She was the second-generation majority...
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George Norman Bayly

April 22, 1926 - April 17, 2017

G. Norman Bayly, 90, of Keene, passed away on Monday April 17th, after a period of failing health.He was born in Hornell, NY on April 22, 1926, son of Benjamin F. Bayly and Alberta (Heers) Bayly. He attended school in Hornell, graduating early from Hornell High School, (where he played tuba in the High School marching band) in order to enlist in the U.S. Army during World War II. He served in the...
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Belinda L. Reney

April 2, 1961 - April 15, 2017

Belinda Louise Reney 56, of Keene, NH, passed away on April 15th, 2017 after a long period of illness. She was born in Jacksonville, NC on April 2, 1961 and was a resident of Surry, NH for most of her childhood, graduating in 1978 from the Monadnock Regional High School, Swanzey, NH. Belinda was also a 1980 graduate of the NH Vocational Technical College in Claremont, NH and the University of...
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Carol L. Ives

December 3, 1944 - April 15, 2017

Carol L. Ives, 72, a resident of Swanzey, NH passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, at the Cheshire Medical Center, Keene, NH on Saturday, April 15, 2017. She was born December 3, 1944 in St. Albans, VT the daughter of Ralph and Vivian (Gravel) Hurlburt. She was a 1962 graduate of Swanton High School in Swanton VT, and went on to earn certificates in both Nursing and Real...
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Margaret P. Bailey

February 2, 1926 - April 13, 2017

Margaret P. Bailey 91, of Skyview Circle, Keene, NH, passed away on Thursday evening, April 13, 2017 at the Langdon Place of Keene.She was born in Philadelphia, PA on February 2, 1926, the daughter of Clifford and Elizabeth (Watson) Perkins. Margaret grew up in Keene and was a graduate of Keene High School. She was a 1956 graduate of Keene State College and earned a Master Degree in 1971 from...
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Grace A. Bergeron

May 4, 1923 - April 12, 2017

Grace A. Bergeron 93, of Whispering Wind Lane, Rochester, NH, passed away peacefully on Wednesday afternoon, April 12, 2017 at the Rochester Manor.She was born in Marlow, NH on May 4 1923, the daughter of Robert and Josephine (Murdough) Carpenter. She was a 1942 graduate of Keene High School.Grace resided in Keene, NH, Florida, and Claremont, NH, before settling in Rochester in 2005.She took...
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Melvin E. Pierce

October 2, 1931 - April 11, 2017

A kind and gentle soul took flight to the heavens on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 when Melvin E. Pierce 85, passed away at the Keene Center Genesis, Court Street, Keene.He was born in Newfane, VT on October 2, 1931, the son of Warren H. and Ruth (Edson) Pierce.A resident of Hancock, NH for most of his life, Melvin attended local schools and was a graduate of Hancock High School. He was an Army...
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Irene L. Gavin

February 2, 1932 - April 9, 2017

Irene Lois (Newman) Gavin - 85, February 2, 1932 - April 9, 2017 A resident at Genesis Keene Center in Keene New Hampshire sinceOctober of 2015, surrounded by her family went to be with her king andsavior following a brief illness.Born in Gloucester , Ma. and raised by her loving Grandparents inMagnolia. Most of her adult life she lived in southern Vermont and NewHampshire.After raising three...
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Carole J. Little

October 3, 1936 - April 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Foley Funeral Home, Keene, NH.
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Alene J. Hall

February 24, 1927 - April 2, 2017

Alene J. Hall 90, of Keene, NH, passed away peacefully at her home in Keene on Sunday, April 2, 2017, surrounded in love by her family.A lifelong resident of Keene, Alene was born in Keene on February 24, 1927, the daughter of Mildred (Oliver) Willard, and was a 1945 graduate of Keene High School. In 1951 she married Creighton G. Hall at the United Church of Christ in Keene. Mrs. Hall worked as...
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Edward F. Dower

May 21, 1949 - March 31, 2017

Edward F. Dower 67, of Troy, NH and formerly of Fitchburg, MA, passed away suddenly at his home in Troy, on Friday, March 31, 2017.He was born in Leominster, MA on May 21, 1949, the son of James B. and Genevieve M. (Riendeau) Dower.Ed was employed at Simonds Cutting Tools in Fitchburg for 20 years, and later at the Rindge, NH Walmart.Ed's greatest love was his children, his family and his life on...
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Norman L. Struthers

May 7, 1943 - March 26, 2017

Both, Norman L Struthers, Sr. 73 and his beloved wife, Miriam E. Struthers, 80, passed away in March 2017: Miriam on March 2, 2017 at the Cheshire Medical Center, Keene and Norman on March 26, 2017 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. Miriam was born February 15, 1937, in Newport, NH the daughter of Adolph and Miriam (Gardner) VonDreden. Norman was born May 7, 1943, in...
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Karl W. Wheeler

April 27, 1930 - March 26, 2017

On Sunday, March 26, 2017, Karl W. Wheeler, Jr, cashed in his final chips in the grandest poker game of all, and passed away peacefully with his family at his side, at the Cheshire Medical Center in Keene. He had kept his never waivering "poker face" over the past few years, as his health had begun to decline, and he never lost his wonderful sense of humor or his independent spirit. He had...
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Victor Rahanoff

May 10, 1924 - March 23, 2017

Victor Rahanoff 92, of Keene, NH, passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the Keene Center Genesis, Court Street, Keene.Victor was born in Vitebsk, Belarus on May 10, 1924, the son of Ivan and Paraska (Zabolotkowa) Rahanoff.Victor and his wife, Stanislawa came to the United States in 1950. The couple resided briefly in New York and then in Newark, New Jersey before settling in Irvington, NJ...
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Louis A. Faucher

August 3, 1925 - March 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Foley Funeral Home, Keene, NH.
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Daniel J. Pierce

October 12, 1960 - March 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Foley Funeral Home, Keene, NH.
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John E. Gordon

October 2, 1937 - March 19, 2017

John E. "Jack" Gordon 79, a lifelong resident of Keene, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the Cheshire Medical Center-Dartmouth Hitchcock-Keene with his loving family by his side.He was born in Manchester, NH on October 2, 1937 the son of John E. and Jane (Wood) Gordon, Sr.He grew up in Keene, attended Keene Schools and was a 1955 graduate of Keene High School. He served honorably with...
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Donald R. Watson

August 7, 1946 - March 15, 2017

Donald R. Watson, 70, a long-time resident of Westmoreland, NH, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Don was born to Edwin and Jean (Wiatr) Watson in Waterbury, CT on August 7, 1946.In 1964, he graduated from Cheshire High School in Cheshire, CT where he played football and ran track. Don then went on to earn his Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from Penn State. ...
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Guy R. MacMillin

November 14, 1942 - March 12, 2017

Guy R. MacMillin, 74, a resident of Westmoreland, NH, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, March 12, 2017.He was born November 14, 1942, in Ware, MA, the son of Guy E. and Marion (Dillon) MacMillin. A graduate of Tilton School and Dartmouth College, he earned graduate degrees from the University of Paris and Alliance Francaise in Paris. He also received a master's degree from the School...
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Kenneth L. Merrifield

January 8, 1921 - March 8, 2017

Kenneth L. Merrifield Sr. 96, of Winchester, New Hampshire passed away on March 8, 2017 after a brief illness, at the Cheshire Medical Center Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene.Kenneth was born in Guilford, VT on January 8, 1921 to Cyrus and Eva Merrifield.Kenneth is preceded in death by his 1st wife, Alice Merrifield; his 2nd wife Ester Merrifield; his step-daughters, Josephine Leslie of Keene, NH,...
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Robert G. March

February 16, 1927 - March 8, 2017

Robert G. March 90 of Kapper Drive, Winchester, NH died on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Applewood Care and Rehabilitation Center, Winchester.He was born in Gettysburg, PA on February 16, 1927 the son of George and Madeline (Sprinkle) March.He was a graduate of Gettysburg High School where he was the president of the freshman class, and Gettysburg College. Robert also attended Stanford...
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Brenda L. Silvius

September 15, 1959 - March 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Foley Funeral Home, Keene, NH.
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Michael S. Moreland

March 17, 1952 - March 7, 2017

Michael S, Moreland of Westmoreland, NH died March 7th surrounded by his loving family. Mike was the husband of Kathryn G. (Hosegood) Moreland.Michael was the son of the late J.D. Moreland and Vernell Phipps Moreland who lives with Michael's sister Pam Taylor in Tifton, Georgia. Michael graduated from Calhoun High School and attended Dalton Community College. After Community College he...
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Steven L. Bayly

January 11, 1962 - March 6, 2017

Steven L. Bayly, 54, of Keene, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday March 5th at his home, due to an underlying medical condition.He was born December 13, 1962, in Binghamton NY to G. Norman Bayly and Virginia (Simms) Bayly. The family moved to Keene in 1970, where Steven attended Keene schools, graduating KHS with the class of 1981. He worked for many years in a lumber yard until discovering his...
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Derek A. Kearney

January 13, 1961 - March 6, 2017

The skilled hands of a great chef came to rest on Monday, March 6, 2017, when Derek A. Kearney 56, of Swanzey, NH, passed away at the Cheshire Medical Center / Dartmouth Hitchcock, Keene.His culinary journey of life began on January 13, 1961 in Keene, NH, when Derek was born to David A. and Gloria A. (Caron) Kearney.Derek was a 1979 graduate of Keene High School. While in high school, he...
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Acacia E. Abbate

January 14, 1929 - March 4, 2017

Acacia "Casey" Abbate, 88, of Keene passed away on March 3, 2017 in the comfort of her home. She was born in New York City on January 14, 1929, and graduated from Walton High School in 1947. She married Joseph A. Abbate in 1964 and moved to Keene in 1995 after being widowed.Her parents owned and operated a number of dressmaking factories, and she became an accomplished seamstress and dressmaker...
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Elizabeth L. Chabott

April 29, 1949 - March 3, 2017

Elizabeth "Betty" Leslie Chabott, 67, a long-time resident of Keene, NH passed away at her home on Friday, March 3, 2017, with her husband, two daughters and oldest granddaughter at her side, after a battle with cancer. She was born in Dover, NH on April 29, 1949, the daughter of Edward and Shirley Leslie. Betty was a 1967 graduate of Dover High School, and a 1971 graduate of Keene State College....
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L. William Slanetz

May 18, 1928 - March 3, 2017

L. William "Bill" Slanetz, 88, of Chapman Road, Keene, NH, passed away at his home, surrounded in love by his family, on Friday, March 03, 2017, following a tough battle with cancer. With the great help from Hospice, Bill was able to fulfill his wish to remain at home until his passing.Born in Enfield, Connecticut on May 18, 1928, Bill was the son of Helen (Colby) and Lawrence W. Slanetz. His...
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Louise I. Dalzell

May 23, 1925 - March 1, 2017

Louise I. Dalzell 91, of Swanzey, NH died peacefully in the comfort of her home with her loving family by her side on Wednesday morning, March 1, 2017 after a period of declining health.She was born in Dublin, NH on May 23, 1925 the daughter of Jerry and Dora (Vayo) Gilman.She grew up in the Dublin and Harrisville area and attended schools there. She was a long time employee of the former...
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Audrey R. Juniper

September 24, 1939 - February 28, 2017

Heaven gained a beautiful and loving angel on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, when Audrey R. Juniper 77, of Court Street, Keene, NH, entered into eternal life.A vibrant lady, loved by many from the start, Audrey came into this world on September 24, 1939 in Keene, NH, the daughter of William H. and Kathryn B. (Curtis) Kirker. A lifelong resident of Keene, Audrey was a 1958 graduate of Keene High...
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Charles J. Winzheim

April 12, 1930 - February 24, 2017

A creative mind and hardworking hands came to rest on Friday, February 24, 2017, when Charles J. Winzheim 86, of Alstead, NH, passed away at his home, surrounded in love by his wife, Elaine.He was born in Budapest, Hungary on April 12, 1930, the son of Joseph and Anna (Lindmeyer) Winzheim. Charles came to the United States in 1955 to pursue the American dream.Family and friends helped give his...
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Arellano S. Espanto

July 23, 1943 - February 23, 2017

In loving memory of Reverend Arellano Sulapas Espanto Sr. 73, who died on February 23, 2017 at the Cheshire Medical Center / Dartmouth Hitchcock, Keene, NH.Arellano was born in the Philippines on July 23, 1943. He was married to Lolita Ontanillas Espanto for 51 years. They had 5 children, Rutchell Espanto, Rommel Espanto (deceased), Raquil Hanasan, Arellano Espanto Jr. and Amoriel Robinson.He...
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Edward Grzelecki

November 20, 1956 - February 22, 2017

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Joan L. Dunlap

January 8, 1934 - February 21, 2017

For Joan L. (Laraway) Dunlap, life's journey came to its end surrounded by her loving family, in the comforting care of the community at Summerhill in Peterborough, NH on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.Throughout life, Joan collected mementos from her many travels and experiences. She was born January 8, 1934, in Antrim, NH, the daughter of George and Nellie (French) Cummings. The family lived on...
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George Dubina

March 27, 1918 - February 20, 2017

George Dubina, of Troy, NH, formerly of Willimantic, CT, passed away, five weeks short of his 99th birthday, on Monday, February 20, 2017 at Maplewood Nursing Home, Westmoreland, NH, due to complications of emphysema. He had been a resident for nine months at Maplewood, living independently until May 2016.His passing is mourned by the family he loved, his brother Stephen Dubina (Franklin, CT),...
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James R. Howell

November 2, 1931 - February 18, 2017

James R. Howell 85, of North Shore Road, Spofford, NH, passed away at his home on Saturday, February 18, 2017.He was born in West Chesterfield, NH on November 2, 1931, the son of Richard and Myrtle (Farr) Howell. He grew up in West Chesterfield and was a 1951 graduate of Brattleboro (VT) High School. While in high school, he was a member of the school's football team.Following high school, Jim...
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Jean T. Tacy

November 17, 1923 - February 17, 2017

An active and vibrant member of the community, Jean Thurston Tacy, 93, formerly of Keene, NH, peacefully drew her last breath on Friday evening, February 17, 2017 at her home in Amherst, NH, surrounded in love by her family.She came into this world on November 17, 1923 in Keene, NH, the daughter of Clinton F. and Bessie (Bailey) Thurston. She grew up in Winchester, NH and was a 1941 graduate of...
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James Edward Fitz-Simon,

December 10, 1936 - February 17, 2017

James Edward "Bud" Fitz-Simon, Sr., 80, of Keene, NH passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017, surrounded by his loved ones, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.James was born in Brockton, MA on December 10, 1936, the son of John A. Fitz-Simon, Sr. and Flora C. (Barnes) Fitz-Simon. He was a 1954 graduate of Cranston High East in Cranston, Rhode Island. Shortly after...
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Marion A. French

June 30, 1929 - February 14, 2017

Marion A. French, 87, a resident of Winchester, NH, passed away at the Applewood Care and Rehabilitation Center in Winchester, NH on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, following a period of declining health. She was born June 30, 1929 in Keene, NH the daughter of Leroy and Mary (Hildreth) Jordan. In 1964 she married the love of her life: Woodrow W. French. For many years she worked for Princess...
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Beverly B. Raymond

September 11, 1933 - February 12, 2017

On February 12, 2017, Beverly B. Raymond passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at the Maplewood Care and Rehabilitation Center in Westmoreland NH, following a period of declining health. She was born in Belfast, ME on September 11, 1933 the daughter of Helard and Myrtle (Woodward) Linscott, Sr.. On September 11, 1952 she married the love of her life: Norman M. Raymond. ...
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Douglas Worcester Corliss

April 6, 1952 - February 12, 2017

Douglas Worcester Corliss finished the final stretch of life's journey on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at his home in Keene, NH. Life's hike began for him in Keene on April 6, 1952. Douglas was born in Elliot Hospital to the late Charles and Bernice (Bunny) Barden Corliss. As a young man he built his character by working with his family on their farm, the Worcester Dairy Farm, on Leverett...
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Barbara A. Ouellette

April 22, 1949 - February 11, 2017

Barbara A. Ouellette, 67, a lifelong resident of Keene, passed away February 11, 2017 at Cheshire Medical Center with her husband and two sons at her side, after a three year battle with Melanoma.She was born in Keene, NH, April 22, 1949, the daughter of Norman and Lorette (Dumas) Piper. Barbara attended St. Josephs Elementary School and was a 1967 graduate of Keene High School. She began her...
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Richard P. Martineau

May 26, 1937 - February 2, 2017

The last of many infamous jokes and stories were told in Keene, NH on Thursday, February 2, 2017, when Richard Phillippe "Dick" Martineau 79, passed away from complications of multiple myeloma, surrounded in love by his family.Richard was born on May 26, 1937, in Keene, NH, to Edward A. and Christine E. (Blood) Martineau.From an early age, Dick stood out as a uniquely, brilliant, hilarious, and...
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Patricia G. Christie

July 31, 1924 - January 29, 2017

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Edward L. Gettings

May 19, 1922 - January 29, 2017

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Reginald J. Stanclift

August 15, 1941 - January 27, 2017

Reginald "Jim" J. Stanclift, 75, a resident of West Swanzey, NH and former resident of Hinsdale, NH, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, January 27, 2017, following a brief illness.He was born August 15, 1941 the son of Reginald A. and Shirley (Howe) Stanclift. He was a 1960 graduate of Hinsdale High School. On August 5, 1961 he married the love of his life: Christine Osgood. He...
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Carol E. Brassard

August 10, 1939 - January 26, 2017

Carol Elizabeth Brassard 77, of Keene, NH, an inspiration and example to all that knew her, ended her 10 year journey living with cancer, on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at her home, surrounded in love by her family.She began her life journey in Peterborough, NH, on August 10, 1939, the daughter of Wilfred J. and Irene A. (Forgues) Brassard.Carol was educated in Peterborough, and received her...
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Joan E. Johnston

June 8, 1942 - January 26, 2017

Joan Johnston, after a long illness, entered her eternal reward on Thursday evening, January 26. She was the widow of her beloved, late husband of 47 years, Andrew W. Johnston, Sr., and the daughter of the late John and Florence Minett of Queens, NY. Mrs. Johnston received the great consolation of being surrounded by the tender love of her children and grandchildren, family, friends and...
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Liane Elaine Beauregard

March 22, 1924 - January 24, 2017

Liane Elaine (Ward) Beauregard of Keene, NH, died after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease, on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at her daughter Linda?s home in Columbia, SC. She was 92. She was born on March 22, 1924 in Fitchburg, MA, the daughter of Harry J. and Dorothy E. (Whitehouse) Ward. She attended multiple elementary, secondary and collegiate schools during extensive travels throughout...
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William D. DiGiulio

April 23, 1933 - January 23, 2017

William "Bill" D. DiGiulio, 83, a resident of Keene, NH passed away at the Cheshire Medical Center Keene, on Monday, January 23, 2017, following a period of declining health. He was born April 23, 1933 in Keene, NH the son of John and Annina (Dintino) DiGiulio. He was a 1952 graduate of Keene High School. After graduating he went on to proudly serve our Nation as a member of the United States...
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Winifred M. Morenz

December 11, 1960 - January 23, 2017

Dr. Winifred M. Morenz, 56, of East Swanzey, passed away surrounded by her loving family on January 23, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Edward A. Morenz, with whom she celebrated 30 years of marriage last August. A loving wife and mother she will be dearly missed by her children Meredith Morenz of South Kingstown, RI, Luke Morenz of Dover, NH, and Emily...
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Cheryl P. Burrows

September 24, 1948 - January 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Foley Funeral Home, Keene, NH.
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Thomas J. Rogers

December 14, 1949 - January 19, 2017

Thomas John Rogers 67, of Keene, NH, died unexpectedly on January 19, 2017 from an influenza infection and ALS. He was born in Boston, MA on December 14, 1949, the son of John Rogers and Elizabeth (Donovan) Rogers. He moved to Keene ten years ago to take care of his elderly father and step-mother. After their deaths he worked for Chesco as a health aide until he was diagnosed with ALS in 2015...
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John T. Fedorak

August 15, 1947 - January 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Foley Funeral Home, Keene, NH.
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Karlene R. Deane

June 15, 1985 - January 17, 2017

Karlene R. Deane 31, of Keene, NH, passed away on January 17, 2017 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH.She was born in Keene, NH on June 15, 1985, the daughter of Darlene J. (Chamberlin) and Harold F. Deane, Jr.Karlene's sun rose and set around her daughter, Nevaeh. She enjoyed the special moments and many special memories created with her. She also enjoyed being with her...
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John Eugene Felch

January 21, 1938 - January 17, 2017

John Eugene Felch IV (Gene) 78, passed away peacefully on his journey to the Lord, on January 17, 2017 at his home in Valencia, California. He was born in Brattleboro, Vermont on January 21, 1938 to John Eugene Felch III and Ethel (Sweeney) Felch. Gene attended St. Joseph's Catholic School, Keene High School and graduated from Kimball Union Academy. He received a double major in philosophy and...
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Edward J. O'Brien

October 9, 1927 - January 14, 2017

Edward (Skitzie) O'Brien, 89, of Keene passed away at the Cheshire Medical Center Saturday January 14 after a period of failing health. He was born Oct. 09, 1927 in Keene to parents Edward O'Brien and Ann (Chardon) O'Brien. He was a lifelong resident of Keene attending local schools graduating from Keene High in 1945. After graduation he served his country by joining the US Navy. Upon...
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Suzanne B. Bernier

October 5, 1946 - January 11, 2017

Suzanne (Brown) Bernier 70, a resident of Stoddard, NH since 1972 died on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the Keene Center- Genesis Rehabilitation and Health Care Center after a long battle with cancer.She was born in Dorchester, MA on October 5, 1946, the daughter of the late George and Anne (Daly) Brown, she was raised and educated in Merrimack, NH. She graduated from Merrimack High School,...
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Mary Ann Smith

March 12, 1933 - January 11, 2017

Mary Ann (Driscoll) Smith, 83, a resident of Keene, NH, passed away peacefully at the Cheshire Medical Center, Keene, NH on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, following a period of declining health. She was born March 12, 1933 in Keene, NH the daughter of Lucille (Larmay) and Francis J. Driscoll, Sr. She attended St. Joseph's School and was a 1951 graduate of Keene High School. On November 12, 1951...
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Brian F. Uhlir

October 26, 1963 - January 10, 2017

After the final verse of life's journey, Brian F. Uhlir, fought a brave and courageous battle with cancer. Surrounded by his loving family he wrote the final lines to a life filled with love, compassion and of course the harmony of music, on January 10, 2017, at his home in Troy, NH.His ballad began on October 26, 1963 in a small town just outside of Cleveland, Ohio, Lorain. He was born to...
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Robert D. Morton

December 11, 1933 - January 8, 2017

Robert D. Morton, 83, a resident of Keene, NH and previous resident of Montclair NJ, New Salem MA, West Swanzey NH, and Stoddard NH, passed away peacefully at the Genesis Keene Center, on Sunday, January 8, 2017.He was born December 11, 1933, in Chicago, IL, the son of John and Viva Kathleen "Kay"(Beattie) Morton. He was a 1951 graduate of Montclair High School. He proudly served our...
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Joseph W. Tonweber

September 24, 1940 - January 7, 2017

Beloved husband and father, Joseph "Grandpa Joe" W. Tonweber, 76, passed away at his home in Richmond, NH on January 7, 2017He was born in Allentown, PA on September 24, 1940, the son of Josef and Gertrude (Mollers) Tonweber.Joe grew up in Allentown, and later attended the University of Cincinnati where he received his Master's Degree. Joseph proudly served in the U.S. Army from July 1967 until...
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Bruce R. Starkey

May 14, 1964 - January 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Foley Funeral Home, Keene, NH.
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David V. Pellerin

April 18, 1951 - January 6, 2017

Keene, NH, lost a quiet local hero Friday, January 6, 2017, when Keene native David Victor Pellerin passed away due to a heart attack while working. David was born in Keene on April 18, 1951, the son of Phillip and Yvette (Boisvert) Pellerin. He attended local schools and was a 1969 graduate of Keene High School. He married Mary Ellen DiBernardo on August 4, 1979 in Marlborough, NH. As a...
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Elizabeth Murphy

November 3, 1925 - January 5, 2017

Elizabeth Murphy 91, of Daria Drive, Rindge, NH, passed January 5, 2017 at the Applewood Care and Rehabilitation Center, Winchester, NH, with her family by her side.She was born Elisabeth Teichgraeb on November 3, 1925 in Molochansk, Ukraine.She married US Army Sgt. Joseph P. Murphy, III on October 9, 1947 in Schwabach Germany and came to the states in 1948. He passed in 1969 after a battle with...
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Janette L. Keough

March 9, 1945 - January 5, 2017

Janette L. Keough 71, of Harrisville, NH, passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the Keene Center Genesis Elder Care in Keene.She was born South Hiram, ME on March 9, 1945, the daughter of Bert G. and Dorothy M. (Houston) Tarr. Janette resided in several places throughout the area including Chesham, NH and Maine before settling in Harrisville in 1964.Her early work career found her working...
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Damien E. Horgan

April 14, 1973 - January 4, 2017

Damien E. Horgan, 43, of Park Avenue, Keene, NH, died Wednesday evening, January 4, 2017, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.He was born in Wellesley, MA on April 14, 1973, the son of Stephen and Geraldine (Rossetti) Horgan. He resided in Roslindale, MA at an early age, settling in Keene when he entered the 8th grade. Damien was a 1991 graduate of Keene High School...
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Dylan C. Way

May 24, 1993 - January 1, 2017

Dylan C. Way, 23, a resident of Marlborough, NH, passed away at his home on Sunday, January 1, 2017.He was born May 24, 1993, the son of Dana and Cheryl (McClenning) Way. He was a 2012 graduate of Keene High School. Compassion, unconditional love, open-heartedness and a desire to do whatever it takes to help those in need where the foundation on which he built his life. These passions were what...
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Louis O. Peters

September 13, 1934 - December 28, 2016

Louis Otto Peters JR of Winchester NH died at Keene Dartmouth Medical Center December 28, 2016 after a sudden illness.He was born September 13, 1934 in Sioux, Iowa to Louis O Peters and Della V Knudsen. Louis attended local schools in Des Moines IA before graduating from Carthage Lutheran College in Carthage IL. Soon after graduation he joined the Social Security Administration While working for...
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Walter Herman Lau

April 10, 1940 - December 27, 2016

Walter H. Lau 76, of Chesterfield, NH, passed away on December 27, 2016, at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH.He was born in Easton, PA, on April 10, 1940, the son of Edmund and Anna (Haebe) Lau. Walter grew up in Leeds, New York, moving to Brattleboro, Vermont where he was a 1959 graduate of Brattleboro Union High School. Walter resided in San Jose, CA for many years were he...
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Kevin B. Jones

November 20, 1950 - December 24, 2016

Page 1 of 4Kevin B. Jones, 66, long-time resident of Keene, Gilsum, and Acworth, died December 24, 2016 in the comfort of his home, following a brief period of failing health.He was born in Keene, NH on November, 20, 1950, the son of Frangcon and Barbara (Thomas) Jones.In the early 1950's his father taught at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Me. For two seasons, his family was the caretaker of...
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F. Lucile Peterson

August 3, 1917 - December 23, 2016

F. Lucile Peterson 99, a longtime resident of Marshfield, MA, and a recent resident of Langdon Place in Keene, NH, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 23, 2016 at the Bel-Air Nursing Home in Goffstown, NH.She was born in Marshfield, MA on August 3, 1917, the daughter of Florence N. (McNeil) and Charles W. Mills, Sr.Lucile was a graduate of the Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School in Boston. ...
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Holly Lynn Smith

May 3, 1971 - December 22, 2016

Holly Lynn Smith, 45, of Hebron, MD and formerly of Keene, NH, passed away peacefully in her home in Hebron, on December 22, 2016 and went to her new home to be with Jesus after her spirited seven month struggle with cancer. When she passed, she was with her "Husband" Adrien of over 15 years and surrounded by his children and her close friends.Holly was born in East Hartford, CT on May 3, 1971,...
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Raymond W. Kimberly

August 29, 1939 - December 20, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Foley Funeral Home, Keene, NH.
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Mary E. Pickering

January 29, 1960 - December 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Foley Funeral Home, Keene, NH.
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Isaak D. Greenstone

December 17, 1998 - December 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Foley Funeral Home, Keene, NH.
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Elizabeth Lavigne

July 11, 1921 - December 16, 2016

Elizabeth "Betty" Lavigne 95, of Keene, NH, went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 16, 2016, at the Keene Center Genesis Healthcare, after a period of declining health.She came into the world on July 11, 1921 in Keene, NH, the daughter of Jennie (Crosby) and Edward "Dewey" F. Driscoll. Centering her life on caring for others, Betty earned her nursing degree in 1943 from the former Elliott...
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Margaret L. Kremer

June 5, 1935 - December 15, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Foley Funeral Home, Keene, NH.
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Judith M. Lagerberg

July 3, 1943 - December 14, 2016

Judith M. Lagerberg, 73, a resident of Fitzwilliam, NH, passed away at her home, surrounded by her family on Wednesday, December 14, following an extended illness. She was born July 3, 1943, in Keene, NH. The daughter of Charles and Blanche (Buffum) Town, Sr. On November 10, 1962, she married the love of her life: David R. Lagerberg. She worked for many years at Smith Medical in Keene. Her...
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Edwin J. Budd

April 21, 1922 - December 14, 2016

Edwin J. Budd, Sr. 94, of Aiken, SC and a former longtime resident of Keene and Troy, NH, passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at the Aiken Regional Medical Center.He was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, on April 21, 1922, the son of Victor and Minnie (Young) Budd. Edwin grew up in Newton, MA, and was a graduate of Newton High School.Mr. Budd was an Army Technical Sergeant serving in...
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Christine A. Robinson

April 8, 1942 - December 13, 2016

Christine A. Robinson 74, of Marlborough, NH, passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at her home in Marlborough.She was born in Beverly, MA, on April 8, 1942, the daughter of Nils and Ethel (Wells) Wenblad. She grew up in Peterborough, NH and was a graduate of Peterborough High School.A resident of the area for most of her life, Christine attended Keene State College where she received a...
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Wesley C. Blanchard

August 16, 1932 - December 12, 2016

Wesley C. Blanchard, 84, a lifelong resident of Keene, NH, passed away with dignity and peacefulness, with his family by his side, at the Cheshire Medical Center, Keene on Monday, December 12, 2016, following a period of declining health. He was born the second of fourteen children, August 16, 1932 in Gilsum, NH, the son of Amos M. Sr., and Gladys M. (Lash) Blanchard. He attended St. Joseph...
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Roland J. Drouin

November 9, 1940 - December 11, 2016

Roland J. "Joe" Drouin 76, of North Street, Keene, NH, passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2016, at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, surrounded by family, following a period of failing health.He was born in Berlin, NH on November 9, 1940, the son of Joseph and Gertrude I. (Fauteaux) Drouin. A lifelong resident of Keene, Joe worked for the Keene Housing Authority for many...
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Georgianna Anna Beaton

July 5, 1934 - December 9, 2016

Georgianna "Ann" "Anna" Beaton 82, of Keene, NH passed away on December 9, 2016 surrounded by loved ones. She was born Georgianna Morin on July 5, 1934 in West Stewartstown, NH. She spent most of her early life in Berlin, NH and graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1953. After her marriage to Reginald, they settled in Keene in 1961 to raise their family. Ann worked for over 40 years at NGM...
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Arlene J. Main

March 10, 1935 - December 7, 2016

Arlene J. "Nina" Main, 81 of Swanzey, NH passed away peacefully at the Cheshire Medical Center- Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 after a brief illness.She was born in Peterborough, NH on March 10, 1935 the daughter of Ralph and Gladys (Barrett) Willard. She was a former resident of Keene and has lived in Swanzey for the past twenty years.Arlene grew in this area, attended...
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Robert S. Manwaring

October 15, 1962 - December 4, 2016

Robert "Bob" S. Manwaring, III., 54, a resident of Alstead, NH, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with leukemia, surrounded by his family at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH on Sunday, December 4, 2016.He was born on October 15, 1962 in Norwalk, CT; the son of Robert S. and Janice (Fretina) Manwaring, Jr. He graduated from Monadnock Regional High School in 1980. ...
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Paul J. Jobin

July 14, 1927 - December 3, 2016

Paul J. Jobin 89, a long time resident of Keene and Claremont, NH passed away peacefully on Saturday afternoon, December 3, 2016 after a period of declining health.He was born in Keene, NH on July 14, 1927, the son of Joseph and Alma (Dubois) Jobin.He grew up in Keene, attended St. Joseph Regional School and was a graduate of Keene High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from...
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Marjorie B. Boufford

August 3, 1917 - December 2, 2016

Marjorie B. Boufford, 99, of Surry, NH, passed away peacefully at the Keene Center Genesis on Friday, December 2, 2016, following a perod of failing health. She was born August 3, 1917 in Keene, the daughter of Daniel and Ethel (Gorges) Hapward. She attended Keene schools and married the love of her life, Francis L. Boufford, also of Keene, in 1935. She was a homemaker and later worked at...
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Edward C. Boyea

April 21, 1953 - November 29, 2016

Edward ("Ted") C. Boyea, 63, a resident of Wallingford, CT and long-time resident of Keene, NH passed away in Wallingford, CT on Tuesday, November 29, 2016.He was born April 21, 1953 in Keene, NH the son of Edward J. and Martha (Vintinner) Boyea. He was a 1971 graduate of Keene High School and went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. For more...
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Alice L. Mason

April 23, 1934 - November 26, 2016

Alice Mason 82, of Union Street, Keene. NH, passed away on November 26, 2016 at the Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland, NH.If Alive were able to be here to speak to the staff at Maplewood Nursing Home, she would thank everyone in person. Not only for what they did for her and her family, but, for what they do for all patients and their families everyday.Alice was born in Green River, Vermont...
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Brad W. Rodrigues

October 24, 1968 - November 26, 2016

Brad W. Rodrigues 48, of Old Forest Road, Marlow, NH, passed away at his home in Marlow, on Saturday, November 26, 2016, after a brief struggle, following a sudden diagnosis of cancer.He was born in Attleboro, MA on October 24, 1968, the son of David and Linda J. (Sherman) Rodrigues. He grew up in Norton, MA and attended Norton High School.Brad's love for automobiles found him learning the trade...
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Linda M. Tellier

November 2, 1946 - November 26, 2016

Linda M. Tellier 70, of Keene, NH and a former longtime resident of Marlborough, NH, passed away on Saturday evening, November 26, 2016, at the Applewood Care and Rehabilitation Center in Winchester, NH.She was born in Keene, NH on November 2, 1946, the daughter of Marcel and Isabelle A. (Blair) Tellier. She grew up in Keene, attending St. Joseph Regional School, and was a graduate of Keene High...
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Tracy L. Ledoux

September 8, 1970 - November 23, 2016

Tracy Lynn Ledoux, 46 of Keene NH, died Wednesday November 23, 2016, surrounded in love by her family, at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, following a period of failing health.She was born in Keene, NH on September 8, 1970, the daughter of Carol J. (Gray) and Andrew C. Phippard. A lifelong resident of Keene, Tracy was a 1988 graduate of Keene High School. Focusing on her educational...
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Helen C. Dusavitch

November 1, 1947 - November 22, 2016

Helen C. Dusavitch 69, of Swanzey, NH, passed away at her home in Swanzey, on Tuesday, November 22, 2016.She was born in Keene, NH, on November 1, 1947, the daughter of John and Christine (DuBois) VanNess. She grew up in Keene and was a graduate of Keene High School. She lived in many states and countries being a military wife eventually retiring in Swanzey, NH.Helen's passion in life centered...
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Lawrence J. Croteau

January 16, 1927 - November 21, 2016

Lawrence J. Croteau 89, of Prescott Street, Keene, NH, died on Monday, November 21, 2016, after a period of declining health.He was born in Keene, NH on January 16, 1927, the son of Wilfred and Mary (Devoid) Croteau. A lifelong resident of Keene, Larry attended St. Joseph Regional School and was a 1945 graduate of Keene High School.Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Army and was...
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Barbara J. Dubriske

June 14, 1931 - November 15, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Foley Funeral Home, Keene, NH.
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Edward R. Smith

October 6, 1944 - November 5, 2016

Edward R. "Ward" Smith 72, of Surry, NH, passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, November 5, 2016.He was born in Staten Island, NY on October 6, 1944, the son of Edwin H. and Ruth (Bradshaw) Smith. The family moved to Mountainside, NJ when he was a teenager, and he graduated from Gov. Livingston Regional High School in Berkeley Heights, NJ. He went on to complete a Bachelor's Degree...
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Laurence P. Luopa

July 5, 1941 - November 4, 2016

Laurence P. Luopa, 75, a resident of Troy, NH, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, November 4, 2016, following a period of declining health.He was born July 5, 1941 in Keene, NH the son of Smertsi and Barbara (Russell) Luopa. He was a 1959 graduate of Troy High School. After High School he went on to proudly serve our Nation as a member of the United...
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