Our Obituaries

E. Allen Holbrook

June 9, 1919 - August 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Foley Funeral Home, Keene, NH.
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Diana Starr

April 9, 1929 - August 9, 2017

Diana Starr 88, of West Swanzey Road, West Swanzey, NH and formerly of 110 Arch Street, Keene, NH, passed away at her home in West Swanzey on August 9, 2017, surrounded in love by her family.She was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 9, 1929, the daughter of Abraham and Anna (Gottesman) Edelman. She grew up in Brooklyn and was a graduate of Brooklyn High School where she met her future husband,...
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Stephen D. Parker

May 22, 1956 - August 9, 2017

Stephen D. Parker, 61, a resident of Keene, NH, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, following a period of declining health.He was born May 22, 1956 in Goffstown, NH the son of Oliver and Helen (Wheeler) Parker. He was a 1974 graduate of Goffstown High School. He proudly served our Nation as a member of the United States Navy. On March 17, 2012 he married the love of...
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Carol Ann Clark

July 16, 1941 - August 6, 2017

Carol Ann Clark, 76, a resident of Richmond, NH passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, August 6, 2017, following a courageous battle with Alzheimer's. She was born July 16, 1941 in Norwood, MA the daughter of Frederick A. and Blanche (Patterson) Sherwood. She went on to earn an Associate's Degree from Franklin Pierce University in Accounting. She was a very hard-working person who was...
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Theresa M. Silver

December 25, 1934 - August 3, 2017

Theresa M. Silver 82, of Maple Avenue, Keene, NH, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 3, 2017, surrounded in love by her family, at the Westwood Care and Rehabilitation Center, Keene, following a brief illness.She was born in Troy, NH on December 25, 1934, the daughter of Wilfred and Regina (Cota) Shackett. She grew up in Troy and attended local schools.A resident of Keene since 1969,...
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Henry J. Roberts

October 21, 1941 - August 1, 2017

Henry J. Roberts 75, a twenty-nine year resident of Keene, NH, passed away peacefully on August 2, 2017 at the Westwood Care and Rehabilitation Center, Main Street, Keene.He was born in Brattleboro, Vermont on October 21, 1941, the son of Charles Henry and Arlene Linda (Davis) Roberts. He grew up in Brattleboro and attended local schools.Henry resided in Hinsdale, NH for many years where he...
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Harry A. Bernard

February 5, 1937 - August 1, 2017

Harry Alan Bernard, 80, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, in Walpole, New Hampshire.He is survived by his wife, Pam Bernard, their children, Galen Bernard and Shea Bernard, as well as Mr. Bernard's children, Mitchell Bernard and Sherri Aloi, a sister Shelly Storch, and two brothers, Michael Bernard and Dennis Sadler. Mr. Bernard had seven grandchildren: Tyler and Gabriel Bernard,...
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Jeannette L. Hall

November 2, 1926 - July 31, 2017

Jeannette L. Hall 90, formerly of Hilltop Drive, Keene, NH, passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017 at the Cheshire Medical Center / Dartmouth Hitchcock, Keene.She was born in Gloucester, Mass. on November 2, 1926, the daughter of Francis X. and Ethel Q. (Moulton) Mitchell.Jeannette grew up in Hyde Park. She moved to Gilsum, NH where she resided for several years before moving to Keene in 1968.She...
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Edward J. Zimmerli

May 24, 1933 - July 31, 2017

Edward J. Zimmerli 84, of Mayflower Drive, Keene, NH, passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017 at the Cheshire Medical Center Dartmouth Hitchcock, Keene.He was born in Brooklyn, New York on May 24, 1933, the son of Edward J. and Natalie (Ogden) Zimmerli. With a thirst for knowledge, Edward received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Union College in New York; a Master Degree in Geology from Cornell...
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William Watt

September 17, 1930 - July 27, 2017

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Roger A. Lesmerises

March 23, 1935 - July 26, 2017

Roger A. Lesmerises, Sr., 82, a resident of Keene, NH, passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at the Cheshire Medical Center, Keene, following a period of declining health. He was born March 23, 1935 in Madbury, NH, the son of Alphonse and Rose *Nolette) Lesmerises. On June 11, 1955 he married the love of his life: Alice Varney, and two shared many years together, building a home and family...
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Peter M. Roentsch

December 28, 1957 - July 25, 2017

Peter M. Roentsch, 59, a resident of Gilsum, NH and longtime resident of Keene, NH, passed away at his home on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Peter was born on December 28, 1957 in Keene, NH the son of Charles and Ellen (Hayward) Roentsch. He was a graduate of Keene High School and later went on to graduate summa cum laude with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from Franklin Pierce University....
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Francis Fiske

December 5, 1928 - July 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Foley Funeral Home, Keene, NH.
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Grace Marie Ford

July 31, 1946 - July 17, 2017

Grace M. Ford, "Tina", 70, a resident of Swanzey, NH passed away at her home on Monday, July 17, 2017, following a period of declining health. She was born July 31, 1946, in Keene, NH the daughter of Edward and Thena (Castle) Menter, Sr. Compassion and unconditional love were two of her most admirable qualities. She was always willing to offer help to those around her in need, even going as far...
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Calvin L. Lancey

May 23, 1963 - July 16, 2017

Calvin L. Lancey 54, of Bullock Road, Richmond, NH, died on Sunday, July 16th from injuries sustained when the motorcycle he and his wife Lisa were riding on, was struck by a car as they were traveling home from Maine on Route 4 in Epsom, NH.Calvin was born in Keene, NH on May 23, 1963, the son of Ernest and Leona (Castor) Lancey. He grew up in Keene, attending local schools, and was a graduate...
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Henriette Lucienne Olmstead

February 21, 1934 - July 13, 2017

Henriette Lucienne Olmstead, 83, a former longtime resident of Keene, passed away on July 13, 2017, at her Norco, Calif., residence after a lengthy illness.She was born in Salisbury, Vt., Feb. 21, 1934, the first-born child of Armand and Marie Lydia Jeanne (Forgues) Mayer.She attended schools in Brattleboro and was salutatorian of her graduating class at Saint Michael's High School in 1952. In...
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Russell A. Daigle

September 26, 1959 - July 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Foley Funeral Home, Keene, NH.
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Clarence M. Boyce

June 4, 1925 - July 8, 2017

A kind and gentle soul went on to meet his Lord on Saturday, July 8, 2017, when Clarence M. Boyce 92, passed away at his home in Keene.He was born in Island Pond, VT on June 4, 1925, the son of Michael Peter and Ida Mary (Gibbons) Boyce. A resident of Keene since 1929, Clarence attended St. Joseph Regional School in Keene, and then went on to attend Keene High School.Clarence worked for over 20...
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Warren D. Barrett

July 12, 1927 - July 5, 2017

Warren D. Barrett, 89, of Keene, NH and Ponce Inlet, Florida, died July 5, just shy of his 90th birthday, at his home in Keene, surrounded by his family, after a recent decline in his health. He was born in Keene, NH on July 12, 1927, the son of Harlan G. and Ethel (Potter) Barrett. Wanting to serve his country during WWII, Warren, at the age of 17, along with several of his high school buddies,...
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Linda M. Greenidge

December 2, 1962 - July 4, 2017

Linda M. Greenidge, 54, a resident of Keene, NH, passed away at her home on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. She was born December 2, 1962 in Keene, the daughter of Lawrence H. and Beverly (Flagg) Juniper, Sr. She worked as a Nurse's Assistant at both Genesis and Westwood Rehabilitation Centers in Keene. She enjoyed reading and cooking: her specialty was fried chicken.She is survived by her husband:...
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Ronald L. Beam

November 25, 1959 - July 2, 2017

Ronald "Ronnie" L. Beam, 57, a resident of Keene, NH passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, July 2, 2017. He was born November 25, 1959 in Keene, NH the son of Lawrence and Dorothy (Jackson) Beam. On July 3, 1985 he married the love of his life: Cathie Paire.He worked for many years in the Monadnock Region as a Mason tender, for both Brickstone and Richard Bergeron in his later years. ...
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James W. Snyder

February 11, 1929 - July 1, 2017

James W. Snyder, 88, a longtime resident of Westmoreland, NH, passed away at his home on Saturday, July 1, 2017. He was born February 11, 1929 in Roanoke, VA, the son of Herbert and Luzell (Armbrister) Snyder. He proudly served our Nation as a member of the United States Navy from 1948 to 1952, and was an active member of the American Legion. On May 11, 1952 he married Madlyn "Coke"...
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Joan M. Hall

March 1, 1939 - June 26, 2017

Joan M. Hall,78 a resident of Keene,New Hampshire passed away at her home June 26,2017. She was born March 1,1939 at home in Brattleboro,Vt. the daughter of Edward and Bertha (O'Neill) Willette. She was a 1957 graduate of Saint Michaels Catholic School.She worked for National Grange Mutual Insurance Company, KeeneAnd for many years at Fleming Oil in Brattleboro.Joan was a 4th degree member of...
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Edward G. Blyda

June 6, 1921 - June 25, 2017

Edward G. Blyda 96, of Keene, NH, died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, June 25, 2017, surrounded by his loving family and caregivers.Edward was born in Hatfield, Mass. on June 6, 1921, the son of Sebastian and Mary (Kania) Blyda. He was a graduate of Smith Academy in Hatfield, Mass. where he also loved to play basketball while in school.Following graduation, he worked in the produce business...
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Linda L. Jackson

May 2, 1946 - June 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Foley Funeral Home, Keene, NH.
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Thomas E. Jacobs

June 5, 1950 - June 16, 2017

On Friday, June 16, 2017, Thomas E. Jacobs earthly journey was cut short after a brief battle with cancer, in the loving comfort of his home in Keene, with his family at his side. When this journey ended, a new future began. He was born to Edward and Katherine (Palumbo) Jacobs in June of 1950 in Lawrence, MA. He was a member of the first class to graduate from the Lawrence Regional Vocational...
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Susan L. Wells

October 4, 1956 - June 16, 2017

Susan L. (Mitchell) Wells, 60, a long-time resident of Keene, NH passed away, surrounded by her loving family at the Keene Center Genesis on Friday, June 16, 2017 following a courageous battle with ALS. Her journey into life began on October 4, 1956, in Keene. Susan was the daughter of Wilbur and Dorothy (Hamlin) Mitchell. She attended Brattleboro schools and graduated from Brattleboro Regional...
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Albert G. Hamel

December 19, 1941 - June 13, 2017

A kind heart and gentle soul, Albert G. "Al" Hamel 75, of Corliss Road, Swanzey, NH, passed away on Tuesday June 13, 2017, at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH.Al was born in Swanzey, NH on December 19, 1941, the son of Albert and Evadale Hamel. A man of simple pleasures, Al enjoyed playing with beach balls, tossing them high into the sky, and listening to music of all kinds. ...
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Donald R. Archambault

March 1, 1964 - June 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Foley Funeral Home, Keene, NH.
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Marvin P. Wilcox

July 19, 1945 - June 11, 2017

Marvin P. "Marty" Wilcox 71, of Warwick Road, Winchester, NH, and formerly of Swanzey, NH, passed away peacefully at his home in Winchester on Sunday, June 11, 2017.He was born in Vergennes, Vermont on July 19, 1945, the son of Seeley Elmer and Dorothy Lena (Cyr) Wilcox. He grew up in Vergennes, and then moved to this area at the age of 21.Marty was a very hard worker, working within several...
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Andrew P. Laffond

April 19, 1988 - June 7, 2017

Andrew P. Laffond, 29, a resident of Hinsdale, NH., passed away in Hinsdale on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. On April 19, 1988, his journey began, in Keene, NH and from there he made the most of every moment. He was a 2006 graduate of Kindle Farm School ,in Townsend, VT. He worked at the Commonwealth Dairy in Vermont. He helped to fill the lives of those around him with love, humor and fun. He was...
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Robert T. Wiggin

July 10, 1936 - June 2, 2017

On Friday, June 2, 2017, Robert Thomas Wiggin passed away peacefully in his sleep, at his home in Troy, NH. He was born in Rockville Centre, NY on July 10, 1936, the son of Cecelia Rose Tully and Robert Burr Wiggin.Robert graduated with his Master's Degree in education, from NYS College in 1960. Upon graduation, Robert taught high school math at Brookline High School in MA from 1961 - 1996....
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Georgette M. Pinney

July 25, 1931 - June 1, 2017

Georgette M. Pinney, 85, of Ivy Drive, Keene, passed away peacefully on June 1, 2017, at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, following a brief illness. She was born on July 25th, 1931 in East Jaffrey, NH, the daughter of Arthur J. and Estelle M. (Thibault) Varville. She was a graduate of Conant High School and the Butler School of Aviation. Georgette was a member of the Dublin Congregational...
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Phyllis L. Nichols

December 1, 1926 - June 1, 2017

Phyllis Louise Nichols, 90, of Keene, NH, passed away peacefully on June 1, 2017 at her home in Keene, with her family by her side. She was in born in Keene, NH on December 1, 1926 the daughter of Aron and Ione (Spaulding) Fisk. She grew up in Gilsum, NH and attended high school in upstate New York and Plymouth, MA, eventually graduating in 1944 from Keene High School. Phyllis married Valmore...
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Lorraine D. Hale

September 15, 1926 - May 30, 2017

Lorraine D. (Massicotte) Hale, 90, a resident of Winchester, NH and former long-time resident of Keene, passed away peacefully at the Applewood Rehabilitation Center in Winchester, NH on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.She was born September 15, 1926 in Keene, NH the daughter of Alfred and Mary (LeVesque) Massicotte. She was a 1944 graduate of Keene High School. After graduation, she was a bookkeeper at...
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Vivian M. Knowles

July 12, 1916 - May 27, 2017

Vivian M. Gallupe Knowles, 100, a long-time resident of Presque Isle, ME., passed away at her daughter's home in Keene, NH., on May 27, 2017, following a brief period of declining health. Vivian was born July 12, 1916 in Bridgwater, ME the daughter of Bedford and Laurena (Hawksley) Gallupe: she was the 11th child of sixteen children. She learned early the value of hard work and family at the...
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Ann Marie M. Gallagher

July 23, 1926 - May 24, 2017

Ann Marie (Clark) Gallagher 90 of Keene passed away peacefully May 24, 2017 at Bentley Commons Assisted Living where she resided. Ann was born July 23 1926 in New York City, NY to the late Clyde and Mabel Clark . She is the last living survivor of the tragic Cocoanut Grove fire which took place Nov. 28, 1942 . Her parents were not so fortunate . Ann was a lifelong resident of Keene and...
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Floyd F. Navish

December 13, 1931 - May 22, 2017

Floyd F. Navish 85, ("DoDo" or "Mr. Floyd" to those who knew him well), a lifelong resident of Keene, NH, passed away peacefully on Monday evening, May 22, 2017 at the Cheshire Medical Center / Dartmouth Hitchcock, Keene.He was born in Keene, NH on December 13, 1931, the son of Frank and Hermine (Dow) Navish. He attended local schools and was a 1949 graduate of Keene High School.Mr. Navish...
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James E. Stoodley

March 6, 1937 - May 22, 2017

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Gary E. Chilson

October 8, 1945 - May 17, 2017

Gary E. Chilson, 71, a resident of Keene, NH, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, following a short illness.He was born October 8, 1945 in Pawtucket, RI the son of A. Edward and Myrtle E. (Cloutier) Chilson. For more than thirty years he built a home and family with the love of his life DeeDee. Mr. Chilson served in the US Army in the Vietnam war, 1966-1969, with the...
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Brigitte Graves

April 25, 1926 - May 15, 2017

Brigitte Graves, 91, a resident of Keene, passed away peacefully at Langdon Place of Keene on Monday, May 15, 2017, following a brief illness. She was born April 25, 1926, in Linz, Austria, the daughter of Johann and Wilhelmine (Friedl) von Wlassics. She grew up in Austria and attended trade school to become a Medical Technician during World War II. After marrying her first husband, John M....
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David A. Grant

December 31, 1953 - May 15, 2017

David A. Grant, 63, a resident of Keene, NH passed away peacefully at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, on Monday, May 15, 2017. He was born December 31, 1953 in Dover, NH the son of Clarence and Helen (Garland) Grant. He was a 1973 graduate of Oyster River High School and went on to earn an Associate's Degree from the New Hampshire Technical Institute in Mechanical...
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Mabel E. Calkins

March 1, 1929 - May 13, 2017

Mabel E. Calkins, 88, of Surry, NH passed away peacefully Saturday, May 13, 2017 with family by her side.She was born in Johnson, VT. She grew up in Windsor, VT with Judge Kenneth H. Robinson and his wife Lucille and four sisters. She graduated from Windsor High School and from Elliot Community Hospital School of Nursing. She served our community, as an Emergency Room RN, at Elliot Community...
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Karen Renee Burke

February 27, 1962 - May 7, 2017

The heavens gained a guardian angel when Karen R. Burke 55, of Park Avenue, Keene, NH, passed away surrounded in love by her children, on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH. She was born in Cardwell, Missouri on February 27, 1962, the daughter of Mitchell Hobart and Audrey Faye (Smith) Riddell. Karen resided in a lot of different places in the south...
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Romeo Joseph Shaink

August 20, 1927 - May 6, 2017

Romeo Joseph Shaink, 89, of Hinsdale, passed away May 6, 2017, at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene, following a brief illness.There will be calling hours that are open to the public on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court St., Keene. There will be a prayer service on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 10:30 a.m., also at Foley Funeral Home. Burial at St...
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Dorothy M. Cummings

July 13, 1927 - May 4, 2017

.Dorothy M. Cummings 89, of Westmoreland, NH and formerly of North Swanzey, NH, passed away on May 4, 2017 at the Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland.She was born in Nyack, New York on July 13, 1927, the daughter of Michael A. and Matilda V. (Avanzi) DeLouise. She grew up in New York, graduating from St Patrick's High School in New York City in 1942.Dorothy resided in many areas of the...
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Catherine V. Dwyer

April 12, 1928 - May 3, 2017

Dr. Catherine V. Dwyer, 89, of Juniper Lane, Keene, NH, passed away, surrounded in the love of her friends, on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at the Cheshire Medical Center / Dartmouth Hitchcock, Keene, following a brief illness.Catherine was born in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, on April 12, 1928, and was the daughter of Thomas J. and Catherine C. (Canavan) Dwyer. She graduated from Marywood College in...
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Rita J. Hemeon

July 27, 1926 - April 27, 2017

Rita J. Hemeon, 90, died peacefully on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Madonna Manor in North Attleborough, Massachusetts. Rita was born in Franklin, NH on July 27, 1926, the daughter of Desneige (Bosselait) and Edgar Mercier. She lived most of her adult years in Keene with her late husband of 45 years, Stanley G. Hemeon who died in 1990, and was a resident at Autumn Leaf Village in Keene for...
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Nancy J. Ganley

December 4, 1951 - April 25, 2017

Nancy Jean (Balcom) Ganley, 65, a resident of Keene, NH passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, after an extended illness.Nancy was born December 4, 1951, in Watertown, NY the daughter of Alvin and Shirley (Hill) Balcom. She was a 1970 graduate of Monadnock Regional High School and went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree from the University of New Hampshire. On September 21,...
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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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Roberta M. Batchelder

July 30, 1926 - April 20, 2017

Roberta Mildred Batchelder 90, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, April 20, 2017.She was born in Kingston, New York on July 30, 1926, the daughter of Gladys (Burton) and Joseph Vollmer. She grew up in Kingston and was a graduate of Kingston High School.Roberta worked at Lake Mohonk, New York, where she met her late husband, Neal A. Batchelder of Concord, New Hampshire. They were devoted to...
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Arlene T. Meade

July 2, 1923 - April 18, 2017

Arlene T. Meade 93, a lifelong resident of Keene, NH, passed away on April 18, 2017 at the Keene Center Genesis, Court Street, Keene.She was born in Keene, NH on July 2, 1923, the daughter of Charles and Josephine (Derosier) Meade. She was a graduate of Keene High School.Arlene worked for many years as a secretary with the National Grange Mutual Insurance Company in Keene. She was a longtime...
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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

Louis A. Faucher, Jr., 91, a resident of North Swanzey, NH passed away peacefully at the Westwood Care and Rehabilitation Center in Keene on March 23, 2017, following a period of declining health. He was born August 3, 1925, in Manchester, NH the son of Louis A. and Elvira (Petit) Faucher, Sr. He was a 1943 graduate of Keene High School, where he was fondly known as "Golden Toe", for his...
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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

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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

Edward A. Grzelecki 60, a lifelong resident of Keene, NH, passed away on February 22, 2017 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH.Edward was born in Keene on November 20, 1956, the son of Alfred J. and Helen (Karsis) Grzelecki. He was a 1974 graduate of Keene High School and went on to receive a bachelor degree from Keene State College.Ed worked as an independent contractor...
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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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