Our Obituaries

Roger Kenneth Wright

October 11, 1961 - April 10, 2017

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

February 15, 1923 - January 22, 2017

Lillian M. Grover, 93, of Westport, NH, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home on January 22, 2017.She was born in Keene on February 15, 1923, the daughter of Mandana M. (Hodgkins) Lovern and Harry S. Kent, Sr.On October 4, 1941 she married Robert R. Grover in Westport Village.Lillian was an ambitious woman whom at a young age was the owner and operator of the Westport General Store....
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Frederic Gilman Layman

March 9, 1927 - January 21, 2017

Frederic Gilman Layman, 89, a Keene State College professor emeritus of geology, formerly of Eastview Road in Keene NH, passed away peacefully on January 21, 2017 following a period of failing health.Frederic was born in Roscoe, NY on March 9, 1927 to Cedric D. and Lesley (Stewart) Layman. He grew up in upstate New York and Connecticut, attended Juniata College, and graduated from Lafayette...
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Segrid Althea Finley

October 26, 1932 - January 20, 2017

Segrid A. Finley, 84 of Keene, NH formerly of Marlborough, NH passed away peacefully on Friday, January 20, 2017 at her residence. She was born on October 26, 1932 in Lisbon, NH; the daughter of the late Loren and Margaret (Hughes) Welch. Segrid was educated in the Lisbon School system, graduating from Lisbon High School. She was a very dedicated wife and mother and started her career after her...
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Mary Jill Hicks

September 29, 1960 - January 18, 2017

Mary J. Hicks (Cristiano), 56, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon NH, after a short illness. She was the wife of Jonathan R. Hicks with whom she shared 28 years of marriage.Born in Keene, NH, she was the daughter of Phillip and Cecily Rogers, and step-daughter of Joseph T. Cristiano. She attended Keene High School and Katherine Gibbs...
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Julia J. Booras

September 19, 1927 - January 18, 2017

Julia J. Booras of Keene, NH died on January 19, 2017, in the presence of her devoted family. Julia was loved and respected by everyone who knew her. She was nonjudgmental and got along well with people. She was born in Keene on September 19, 1927; the daughter of Greek immigrants John A. and Antonia (Panopoulos) Booras. Julia attended Keene schools and graduated from Keene High School in 1945....
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Scott Lee Carter

March 2, 1965 - January 16, 2017

Scott L. Carter, Sr., 51, of Winchester passed away comfortably January 16, 2017 surrounded by family.He was born March 2nd, 1965 in Michigan, the son of Sue (Keith) Messick and Alfred Carter. He moved to the Monadnock area at a young age where he attended Winchester Elementary and Monadnock Regional High School. On June 28th, 1986 he married the love of his life, Michelle Arlen. Scott was self...
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Abram Alan Porter

June 29, 1993 - January 7, 2017

Abram A. Porter, 23 of Walpole, NH passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2017. He was born in Peterborough, NH on June 29, 1993; the son of Randy and Tammy Porter. Abe was educated in the local school system, graduating from Monadnock Regional High School, Class of 2011. He was employed for On the Ball Cut and Haul, were he did high risk tree removals. He enjoyed climbing trees, dirt bike riding,...
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Robert H. Wesley

October 9, 1959 - January 7, 2017

Robert "Robbie" H. Wesley, 57, of Alstead, passed away on January 7, 2017.He was born October 9, 1959 in Keene, NH, the son of Barbara Wesley (Fredette) and Robert Wesley Sr.Growing up in Westmoreland, he attended Keene High School and was a graduate with the class of 1977. Robbie furthered his education at Keene State College; receiving a Bachelor's Degree in a field he was truly passionate...
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Christopher James Whitney

November 3, 1977 - January 5, 2017

Christopher J. Whitney, 39 of Marlborough, passed away January 5, 2017. He was born to Gail (Whitney) Metzgar on November 3, 1977 in Wolfeboro, NH.He grew up in the Keene area and graduated from Tilton School in Tilton, NH where he enjoyed playing sports including football, hockey and lacrosse. On October 9, 2010 he married the love of his life, Sara Capone. Chris ended a career as a cable...
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Reece Alton Scott

February 18, 1959 - January 2, 2017

Reece Alton Scott, 58, of Keene died unexpectedly at home.He was born Feb. 18, 1959 in Trenton City, N.Y., son of Alton and Sandra (Foulks) Scott.Reece was an avid fan of old-time radio theater shows and worked on writing many scripts in hopes to bring them back to audiences. He also loved restoring antique radios and telephones, which he collected through the years.Reece also loved doing...
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Ralph L. Werninger

June 14, 1932 - December 31, 2016

Ralph (Rudy) L. Werninger died December 31, 2016 at Langdon Place in Keene after a period of declining health.He was born in Keene, June 14, 1932 to Emmy (Grube) and Ludwig Werninger.Rudy attended school in Keene, graduating from Keene High School in 1950. He attended Keene Teachers College graduating in 1954 with a Bachelor of Education degree. He taught at Alvirne High School in Hudson, NH and...
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Evelyn E. O'Donnell

January 27, 1923 - December 27, 2016

Evelyn E. O'Donnell, 93, died December 27, 2016, at Westwood Nursing Home after a period of failing health. She was born in Keene on January 27, 1923; daughter of the late Wesley and Eva (Waterman) Eisner.Evelyn graduated from Keene High School in 1941. After graduation she was employed at The Grange Insurance Co. Later, she and her husband owned and operated the Cleaningtown Laundromat in Keene...
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Alfred Francis Perry

January 20, 1931 - December 18, 2016

Alfred F. Perry, 85 of Keene, NH passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. He was born in Athol, MA on January 20, 1931; the son of the late Alfred F., Sr. and Vera Apgar. Al was a longtime Keene resident. He was last employed with Monadnock Community Hospital until his retirement. He was a parishioner and usher at St. James Episcopal Church in...
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Patricia A. Plenda

October 16, 1946 - December 14, 2016

Patricia Ann (Nee Moyles) Plenda of Keene and formerly of Livonia and Novi Michigan, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Dec. 14.She was the beloved wife of nearly 50 years to Thomas Plenda of Keene; loving mother to Stacey (Plenda) Majewski, of Novi, Mich., Jerry Sergei Plenda, of Canton, Mich., and Melanie Rose (Plenda) Washer of Keene; mother-in-law to Jason Washer of Keene and the late...
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Richard J. Brochu

September 18, 1966 - December 14, 2016

Richard J. Brochu, 50, of Marlborough, passed away in the comfort of his own home on Wednesday, December 14, 2016.He was born and raised in Connecticut where he attended area schools. He spent is career working for Timken. Richard had a great passion for motorcycles and was an enthusiastic Patriots football fan. His favorite thing to do was spend time with his significant other, Cheryl at the...
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Arthur J. Boufford

May 21, 1930 - December 13, 2016

Arthur J. Boufford, 86 of North Swanzey passed away on December 13, 2016 in the comfort of his home. He was born on May 21, 1930 in Claremont, NH to Arthur A. and Laura (Duval) Boufford. He married Beatrice Starkey on June 3, 1950. They were happily married for 66 yearsHe attended local schools and graduated from Keene High School in 1948. After high school he spent 35 years in banking,...
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Desmond Matthew Davis

February 6, 1985 - December 6, 2016

Desmond Matthew Davis, 31, of Harrisville, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 6, 2016.He was born in Keene, NH, February 6, 1985. He graduated from Keene High School in 2003 and was a lifelong area resident. Desmond was a social and outgoing guy. His spirit was boisterous with an unforgettable force. This made watching his favorite NFL football team, the New England Patriots, very...
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Iris N. Wright

November 12, 1922 - December 5, 2016

Iris N. Wright, 94 of Lincoln, NE formerly of Keene passed away on Monday, December 5, 2016 at Sumner Place in NE. She was born on November 12, 1922; the daughter of the late Carroll E. and Amy G. (Ball) Longeway; wife of Raymond L. Wright. An hour of Visitation will be held on Monday, December 12, 2016 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at FLETCHER FUNERAL HOME, 33 Marlboro St., Keene, NH. A Funeral...
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Emily Agnes Stone

November 4, 1952 - December 5, 2016

Emily Agnes (Domina) Stone died on Monday, December 5, 2016 at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, NH after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Mark David Stone of Keene, her sister, Judith D. Dimock and her husband Everett of Madison, ME; a brother, Charles W. Domina and his wife Louise of Westwood, MA and a sister in law, Lois Domina of Swanzey. She also leaves behind 5...
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Linwood Charles Paine

December 14, 1928 - December 1, 2016

Linwood Paine, age 87, passed away on Thurs., Dec. 1, 2016, at St. Camillus Medical Center in Northbridge Ma. Prior to his time in Northbridge he had been living in Bellows Falls Vt. Linwood was born in Westmoreland, N.H. the son of Cameron and Carrie Paine on Dec. 14, 1928.Being raised in N.H., Linwood attended elementary schools in Westmoreland, graduated from Walpole High School, and from the...
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Philip Raymond Croteau

August 28, 1933 - November 30, 2016

Philip R. Croteau, 83, of Keene, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family on November 30, 2016.He was born on August 28, 1933, in Marlborough, NH, the son of Irene Trudell and Raymond Croteau. He attended area schools, graduating from Keene High School.Philip was honored to serve his County as an airman of the United States Air Force.He married Margaret Proctor and soon began a...
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Patricia Marie Bourassa

March 19, 1935 - November 22, 2016

Patricia Marie Bourassa passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Langdon Place of Keene, after a lengthy illness. She was born in Plymouth, NH on March 19, 1935; the daughter of the late John and Janet Dyshlevich. Patricia was a lifelong resident of the Keene area. She attended the city schools, graduating from Keene High School, class of 1953. While in high school, she played Field Hockey,...
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James Howard Lavigne

April 30, 1934 - November 20, 2016

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

January 24, 1951 - November 20, 2016

Cecil "Skip" L. Gaylor, Jr, 65, of North Swanzey, passed away on November 20, 2016.He was born January 24, 1951 in Keene, NH, the son of Eunice and Cecil L. Gaylor, Sr. He attended area schools and was a lifelong resident of the Monadnock region.He was employed with Kingsbury for many years alongside his father where he spent most of his career.Known as a real family man, Skip came from a long...
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Richard B. Toomey

March 9, 1927 - November 17, 2016

Richard B. Toomey, 89, of Keene and Swanzey, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 17, 2016.He was born on March 3, 1927 to Helena (Fontaine) and William Toomey. He grew up in Keene and attended area schools.Richard proudly served his country as a Seaman, Second Class of the United States Navy.After being discharged from the service, he married Doris Wheeler in 1950.For 33 years Richard...
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Leona Ada Fish

October 22, 1923 - November 13, 2016

Leona Ada (Plaisted) Fish, 93, entered eternal peace on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at the Westwood Center in Keene, NH. She was born on October 22, 1923; daughter of the late Fred and Ina Plaisted. Leona attended Erskine Academy and Colby College in Maine. She married Lawrence E. Fish of Keene. She worked at National Grange Mutual Insurance Company in Keene for 25 years.Leona was preceded in...
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James Thomas Madden

July 21, 1965 - November 5, 2016

James "Jim" T. Madden, 51, of Troy, passed away at his home on November 5, 2016.He was born July 21, 1965 to Irene (Kennedy) and Milan Madden of Enfield, NH. At the age of eight he moved to Swanzey where he attended area schools. He continued his schooling at Keene State College where he graduated in 1985 with an Associate Degree as a Draftsman. He was employed by Ames Automotive Enterprises of...
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John Albert Smith

February 17, 1962 - November 3, 2016

John A. Smith, 54, a lifelong resident of Keene, passed away in his home Thursday, November 3, 2016.He was born February 17, 1962, the son of Shirley (Derosier) and Donald Smith.John's passions revolved around all things Harley Davidson. He also enjoyed time spent tinkering on his friends cars.Survivors include his daughter: Stephanie Smith of Berwick, ME; two sons: John Rose and Brandon Raymond;...
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Mildred Lois Nadeau

May 17, 1935 - October 25, 2016

Mildred L. Nadeau, 81, of Chesterfield, passed away on October 25, 2016, at her home with her family by her side.She was born May 17, 1935 in Northfield, MA, the daughter of Marion (Metcalf) and John Nurse. Raised in Chesterfield, she attended area schools.In her early career, Mildred graded eggs and later worked at National Grange and Peerless Insurance. She was employed by MPB (Timken) for 23...
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Erdine E. Thompson

April 9, 1928 - October 23, 2016

Erdine E. Thompson, 88, of Keene, passed away peacefully on October 23, 2016 at Westwood Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Keene.She was born April 9, 1928, in Winchester, NH, the youngest girl of 13 children, to Rose (Northrop) and Grover C. Thompson.Erdine was employed by MPB as an Assembler for 15 years and was a member of the United Church of Winchester. Bowling and reading were two...
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Sophia J. MacKinnon

February 8, 1932 - October 22, 2016

Sophia J. MacKinnon, 84, of Keene, passed away at Keene Center Genesis on October 22, 2016 with friends and family by her side.She was born February 8, 1932, daughter of Sonia (Licechewicz) and John Lonsky. She was a life-long resident of Keene and attended area schools.Sophia worked in the Copy Department of the Cheshire County Registry of Deeds for more than 35 years. She was a social woman who...
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Priscilla Doris Bruno

June 5, 1922 - October 21, 2016

Priscilla Doris Bruno, 94, of Keene, passed away at Langdon Place of Keene on October 21, 2016 with her daughter at her side after a period of declining health.She was born June 5, 1922, daughter of Marion (Hamlin) and Walter Barnard in Keene. She attended area schools and continued on to study at the University of New Hampshire where she graduated in 1944 with a BS in Home Economics.On January...
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Whelan Ishmael Lockhart

October 27, 1925 - October 20, 2016

Whelan Ishmael Lockhart Sr. passed away Oct. 20, 2016, at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene after a long illness. He was 91 years old."Welly" was born in a log cabin in Wapske, New Brunswick, Canada, on Oct. 27, 1925, the youngest of 13 children. On Sept. 2, 1948, he married Evelyn Slipp of Woodstock, N.B., Canada. They were married 68 happy years.He is survived by his faithful...
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Paul Garatoni

August 2, 1943 - October 17, 2016

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

August 25, 1938 - October 11, 2016

Aivars "Joe" Meijers, 78, of Keene, passed away peaceful on October 11, 2016 at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland with the comfort of family by his side.He was born August 25, 1938 in Latvia, son of Alexander and Sylvia (Dore) Meijers. Joe grew up in Würzburg, Germany where he attended school. He later came to the United States at the age of 17 and resided briefly in Boston, MA with his...
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Richard Ira Capelle

January 25, 1937 - October 6, 2016

On Thursday, October 6, 2016, Richard Ira Capelle, age 79, passed away peacefully with his family at his side at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He was one of 5 children (Jackie Capelle Frank of Naples, Florida; Kenneth Earl Capelle, deceased; Robert Capelle, deceased; and Karen Capelle Daugherty of Hiawassee, Georgia) born to Ira Richard and Aimee Cecelia (Dignin)...
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Ronald H. Jacobson

March 2, 1943 - October 6, 2016

Ronald H. Jacobson, 73, a resident of Acworth, New Hampshire, passed away peacefully at the Cheshire Medical Center, Keene, NH on Thursday, October 6, 2016. He was born on March 2, 1943 in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of Howard and Alta (Eureka) Jacobson. In 1961 he graduated from Vilas High School and then went on to proudly serve our Nation as a member of the United States Coast Guard. When...
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Paul Henry Besaw

September 2, 1939 - October 5, 2016

On October 5th Paul Henry Besaw Sr. passed away peacefully at the Westwood nursing home.Paul was born on September 2, 1939.He lived most of his adult life in Alstead with his wife, Eloise and their six children. Before that he served our country in the Army and National Guard.His family members include several grandchildren nieces and nephews.Paul was predeceased by his wife, Eloise; his brothers...
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Donald Isadore Pelletier

June 13, 1934 - October 4, 2016

Donald I. Pelletier, 82, of Richmond, passed away on October 4, 2016, in the comfort of his home.He was born June 13, 1934, the son of Blanche Gadabout and Albert Pelletier of Vermont.Growing up in Swanton, VT , Donald proudly served his country as Private First Class in the United States Army. He lived most of his adult life in Connecticut where he worked for Ensign Bickford as a Machinist in...
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Jeannette A. Rondeau

November 28, 1918 - October 4, 2016

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

August 23, 1919 - September 30, 2016

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Douglas M. Lamoureux

May 1, 1955 - September 28, 2016

Douglas M. Lamoureux, 61, of Danbury, NH formerly of Keene, NH, passed away, after an 11- year courageous battle with cancer, on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at home, with his family by his side. He was born in Keene on May 1, 1955; the son of the late Robert Lamoureux and Betty (Lavine) Lamoureux. Douglas graduated from Keene High School in 1974. He was employed for 30 years with the railroad,...
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Sandra Fossett

May 19, 1956 - September 27, 2016

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Barbara Dunham Twombly

December 7, 1927 - September 24, 2016

Barbara D. Twombly, 88, of Cromwell, CT, and formerly of Swanzey and Keene, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2016.Born December 7, 1927, in Boston, MA, she was the daughter of Emilie (Woll) and Harry L. Dunham. She was baptized at the First Congregational Church in Swanzey. She attended area schools and graduated Keene High School, the class of 1946.In 1947 Barbara married Hermon Twombly....
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Lorrie Jean Valentine

February 25, 1964 - September 24, 2016

Lorrie J. Valentine, 52, of Walpole, passed away suddenly on Saturday, September 24, 2016.She was born February 25, 1964, in Keene, the daughter of Carolyn (Smith) and Stanley Castor, Sr.Caring for others was Lorrie's calling. She worked for her herself assisting others in their homes, giving them the ability to be independent.Lorrie had a zest for life and was known for her glowing smile and...
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Ethel Louise Champney

July 20, 1932 - September 22, 2016

Ethel L. Champney, 84, of Keene, passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2016, at Westwood Center in Keene with family by her side.She was born July 20, 1932, the daughter of Florence (Emerson) and Claude Doe in Orange, NH. She grew up in Marlow and Stoddard and attended local area schools.On May 16, 1953, she married the love of her life, John F Champney. They celebrated 33 wonderful years of...
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Dale Ralph Lindelius

December 16, 1932 - September 21, 2016

Dale R. Lindelius, 84 of Keene, NH passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at the NH Veteran Home in Tilton, NH. He was born in Detroit, MI on December 16, 1932; the son of the late Devon F. and Florence R. (Collens) Lindelius. Dale was educated in the Detroit school system, graduating from Mackenzie High School, Class of 1950. He then went on to attend Wayne State University. Dale served...
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David Earl Tatro

November 2, 1942 - September 18, 2016

A graveside service for David E. Tatro, 73, of Ashuelot, who passed away on September 18, 2016, will take place at the Evergreen Cemetery on Forest Lake Road in Winchester, NH on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 11:00 am.
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Donald C. Green

September 15, 1937 - September 17, 2016

Donald C. Green died peacefully Sept. 17, 2016 after a brief illness. He was a son of Clarence and Esther (Smith) Green of Greenfield, MA.He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years Jean (Holmes); son Alan and wife Shirley of Riverton, CT; daughter Brenda and husband Tom Walker of Greenfield, MA; daughter Shelley of Stoddard, NH; grandson Derek and his wife Brianna; granddaughter Jennifer and...
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Warren Arnold Rood

April 6, 1966 - September 16, 2016

Warren A. Rood, Jr. 50 of Winchester, NH passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 16, 2016 at his residence. He was born in Nashua, NH; the son of Warren A. Rood, Sr. of Fort Myers, Florida and Linda A. Robichaud and her husband Richard of Mesa, Arizona.Warren was educated in the Nashua school systems. He was self employed as a construction worker. He enjoyed skiing, taking long walks in the...
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Mona Louise Stefflre

November 17, 1932 - September 1, 2016

Mona Louise Stefflre (née Wiley), 83, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on Sept. 1, 2016.She was born Nov. 17, 1932, in New York City, the eldest of four children. Her father served in the U.S. military, requiring her family to move often. Moving proved a recurring theme in her adult life; though she spent much of it in Laguna Beach, Calif., and then Davis, Calif., she also...
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Marie Milja Kiblin

July 1, 1931 - August 29, 2016

Marie Milja (Raitto) Kiblin, 85, of Swanzey, NH passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016 at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, NH. She was born in Troy, NH on July 1, 1931; the daughter of the late Milja (Annala) and Donald M. Raitto, Sr. Marie was educated in the Troy school system, graduating from Troy High School, class of 1949. She was employed as a Secretary for Peerless Insurance until her...
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Jacqueline H. Clark

February 6, 1930 - August 26, 2016

Jacqueline H. Clark, 86, of Keene, died Friday, August 26, 2016 at Cheshire Medical Center with family by her side.Jackie was born February 6, 1930 in Englewood, NJ. She was a graduate of Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, NH.She enjoyed 66 wonderful years of marriage with her loving husband, John Clark, and was a loving full-time mother to their children: Martha, Frank, and Warren.Jackie was a...
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Evelyn G. Bacopulos

September 7, 1922 - August 24, 2016

Evelyn G. (Bardis) Bacopulos, passed away Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 at the age 93. Born in Northfield Vt., daughter of George and Mary (Megalogiannis) Bardis, oldest of eight children, Evelyn lived most of her young life in Keene NH, where she attended Keene High School and Keene State College. She married George J. Bacopulos, a theological student at the end of WWII. They were married for...
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Eleanor Hood Putnam

July 3, 1928 - August 18, 2016

Eleanor Hood Putnam formerly of Park Hill Commons and Nims Road, Westmoreland, NH, passed away on August 18, 2016 after a period of declining health. She made her last earthly journey constantly surrounded with care and love by her daughters and her Maplewood family.Eleanor was born on July 3, 1928 in Somerville, MA, the daughter of Alden and Lillian (Smith) Boyd.She married Talbot Hood on August...
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Sylvia M. VanBrocklin

August 10, 1923 - August 16, 2016

Sylvia M. VanBrocklin, 93, of Richmond, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at Applewood Nursing Home in Winchester, NH.She was born in Westport, NH, on August 10, 1923, the daughter of Sadie A. (Phillips) and Albert L. Plummer.On March 6, 1940 she married Robert H. VanBrocklin. Together they celebrated over 70 wonderful years before his death in 2010.Sylvia appreciated a strong sense of...
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Jean M. Mansfield

September 19, 1934 - August 12, 2016

Margaret "Jean" Myers Mansfield, 81, of Spofford, New Hampshire and summer resident of Moultonborough, NH passed away on Friday afternoon, August 12, 2016 surrounded by her family, after a short period of declining health. She was born in Danbury, CT on September, 19, 1934, the daughter of Homer J. Myers and his wife, Harriette Adelaide Vinson Myers and resided in Danbury through her school...
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Jean Elizabeth Newcombe

September 28, 1928 - August 12, 2016

Jean Elizabeth (Bower) Newcombe, 87, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 12, 2016 with family at her side.She was born on September 28, 1928 in North Andover, Massachusetts. Her mother, Elizabeth (White) Bower, was a kindergarten teacher. Her father, Ernest F. Bower, was a textile mill worker who became well known for his talent with dyes and color matching. The family moved frequently...
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Barbara Critchett Walker

March 6, 1920 - August 8, 2016

Barbara C. Walker, 96, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 8, 2016 at Langdon Place in Keene, New Hampshire. She was predeceased in 1986 by her husband of 43 years, James D. Walker.Barbara, "B", was born in Amherst, Massachusetts on March 6, 1920, the eldest of three children of Irene Martin and Edward R. Critchett. She grew up on the apple farm owned by her family, which is now Atkins...
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Albert Armstrong

May 4, 1921 - July 30, 2016

Albert Armstrong, 95, of Tilton, NH died at the New Hampshire Veterans Home on July 30, 2016 after a period of failing health. He was one of the few remaining WWII veterans. Albert was born in Bell, PA on May 4, 1921, the son of Joseph and Emily Armstrong.Albert was raised in Indianapolis where he attended public school. He married his loving wife, Edith Berry, on November 17, 1939. Albert...
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Judith Elaine McDonough

September 21, 1956 - July 26, 2016

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Lois Jean Harper

May 15, 1940 - July 23, 2016

Lois J. Harper, 76, of Keene, passed away in her home Saturday, July 23, 2016.She was born May 15, 1940, in Newport, VT, the daughter of Leona Petty and James Murphy. She grew up in Ludlow, VT and attended Ludlow grade school and high school in Marlborough, NH.On July 2, 1960, she married Robert A. Harper. Together they celebrated nearly 45 years of marriage before his death on February 20, 2005...
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Joel Knight Castle

April 3, 1948 - July 23, 2016

Joel K. Castle, 68, a resident of Keene and Jaffrey, NH, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene. He was born on April 3, 1948 in Keene; the son of Ona (Knight) Ruchti and the late Warren H. Castle.Joel was an outdoors enthusiast. His love of fishing, hunting, and simply being outside was cultivated by his involvement in the Boy Scouts. Seasonally, he enjoyed...
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Jennifer Anne Collins

June 21, 1975 - July 22, 2016

Jennifer Anne (Wagner) Collins died suddenly July 22, 2016 from a brief complication to an ongoing health issue. She remained brave and strong in spirit throughout it all. She was born in Keene on June 21, 1975, she was known for her sweet nature and a smile that lit up a room. She always had a kind word for everyone and never hesitated to help out.Jennifer was a proud graduate of Keene High...
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Margaret Senechal

December 4, 1939 - July 16, 2016

Margaret Jean Russell Senechal (Ridley),76, of Keene, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland.Born December 4, 1939 in Meonstoke, England, Margaret was the eldest daughter of William B. and Dorothy J.C. Ridley (Russell). She was loved by family and friends who knew her as Margie.Her earliest years were shaped by World War II. Her father was a...
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Marie Schillemat

June 30, 1911 - July 14, 2016

Marie Schillemat, 105, of Munsonville, NH, passed away peacefully at home with family by her side the morning of July 14, 2016.Marie was born June 30, 1911, in Rankin, PA to Maria (Kielsh) and Alois Odstrcil. She grew up in North Braddock, PA and attended area schools.In June 16, 1937, she married Edward Robert Schillemat. After the Steel Mills closed in PA, they moved to Hyde Park, MA and...
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Phyllis M. Van Hecke

January 2, 1924 - July 10, 2016

Phyllis May (Turk) Van Hecke, 92, of Roxbury, NH, and formerly of Westfield, NJ, passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2016, at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, NH.She was born in Newark, NJ, January 2, 1924, the daughter of Edna May Berkley and George H. Turk. She grew up in Irvington, NJ and attended area schools.Phyllis and her husband George L. Van Hecke, Sr. enjoyed almost 50 years of marriage...
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Suzanne Rogers Flessa

April 17, 1928 - July 7, 2016

Sue Flessa, 88, of Castle Street, Keene, died July 7, 2016 at the Maplewood Nursing Home following a brief illness.A lover of the outdoors, Sue was a prodigious walker. She could often be seen at any time of year and in any weather strolling along the sidewalks or bike paths of Keene or hiking with her brother's dogs in the woods around Walpole.Committed all her life to helping others, Sue...
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Ricky Alan Castor

August 11, 1954 - July 5, 2016

Ricky A. Castor, 61, of Keene, passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, NH.He was born August 11, 1954, the son of Shirley (Wall) and Clarence Castor. He grew up in Keene and attended Keene schools.On January 26, 2013 he married Marilyn Mendrez.He had a real passion for Patriots football and never missed watching a game. He was a friend to everybody and one of the...
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