Our Obituaries

Claire C. McMurphy

August 17, 1928 - December 11, 2017

Claire (Cote) McMurphy, 89, a resident of Leeds, MA and long-time resident of Keene, NH passed away at the Baystate Medical Center on Monday, December 11, 2017, following a brief period of declining health.She was born August 17, 1928 in Laconia, NH the daughter of Adelard and Cleophee (Bretton) Cote. She and her husband, Charles met while they were in High School and following graduation they...
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Arthur L. Pickering

April 9, 1941 - December 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Foley Funeral Home, Keene, NH.
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Lawrence J. O'Brien

February 8, 1947 - December 10, 2017

Lawrence J. O'Brien, Sr. 70, of Pearl Street, Keene, NH, passed away at his home in Keene on Sunday, December 10, 2017, surrounded in the love of his family, following a brief illness.Larry's parents, James L. and Natalie (Champbella) O'Brien, Sr. proudly welcomed their son into the world on February 8, 1947 in Keene, NH.A lifelong resident of Keene, Larry attended St. Joseph Regional School and...
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Claudette Marie Guymond

December 17, 1940 - December 1, 2017

Claudette Marie Guymond, 76, of West Swanzey, NH, passed away December 1, 2017, surrounded in love by her family.She was born to the late Catherine A. (Bonner) and Joseph A. Campagna, Sr. on December 17, 1940 in Keene, NH.Claudette was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma at the young age of twenty-three. At the time (1963), this was an incurable cancer. She was given the opportunity to receive...
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Joyce D. Eldridge

January 16, 1934 - December 1, 2017

Joyce Doreen Eldridge, 83, died peacefully at the Genesis Healthcare Keene Center on December 1st, surrounded by loved ones after a long struggle with dementia. She was born January 16, 1934 in Toronto, Ontario, the youngest child of George and Evelyn (Cooke) Eldridge. In 1951 she married James Richardson, and over the next eight years they had three sons, Brian, Jeff and Danny. In 1959, Jim's...
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Charles B. Preston

November 1, 1928 - November 30, 2017

Charles B. Preston, 89, a resident of Keene, NH and former resident of Manchester, CT., passed away peacefully at Langdon Place of Keene on Thursday, November 30, 2017, following a period of declining health. He was born November 1, 1928, in Mishawaka, IN, the son of Everett and Esther (Glenn) Preston. He grew up in the South Bend, Indiana area and attended various schools there. He went on to...
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Viola M. Miner

October 31, 1917 - November 28, 2017

Viola M. Miner, 100 a resident of Keene, NH, passed away peacefully at the Keene Center Genesis, Keene, NH on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. She was born October 31, 1917 in Fitchburg, MA the daughter of Anthony and Mary (Sutkaitis) Bibik. She was a 1936 graduate of St. Bernard's High School. After graduation she worked for Charlton Fur Co. as a stenographer. In 1942 she moved to Bellows Falls,...
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Randy D. Smith

July 11, 1959 - November 26, 2017

Randall "Randy" D. Smith 58, a resident of Sullivan, NH passed away in Stoddard, NH on Sunday, November 26, 2017.He was born July 11, 1959 in Keene, NH the son of Robert J. and Sandra E. (Malcolm) Smith. He was a 1977 graduate of Monadnock Regional High School. Following graduation he held a few different jobs. He worked in Andorra Forest with his brother Mark for several years. Eventually...
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Irene E. Sliwinski

December 18, 1926 - November 23, 2017

The talented hands of a skilled quilter have gone quiet with the passing of Irene Elizabeth Sliwinski 90 of Keene, NH who passed away peacefully on November 23, 2017 at the Keene Center Genesis, Court Street, Keene.Her parents, James F.X. and Rose A. (Zeto) Cook welcomed their daughter into the world on December 18, 1926 in Jamaica, New York. Irene resided in Commack, New York for many years...
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David F. Parody

May 26, 1941 - November 23, 2017

A renowned businessman and entrepreneur, David F. Parody 76, of Aldrich Road, Keene, NH, passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at the Cheshire Medical Center / Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene.David's parents, Frank L. and Gladys (Parda) Parody, proudly welcomed their son into the world on May 26, 1941 in Greenfield, Mass. David grew up in Westfield, MA and was a 1959 graduate of Westfield High...
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Catherine Wilson Perley

May 8, 1963 - November 19, 2017

A fun-loving, vibrant lady, Catherine W. "Cathy" Perley, 54, of Kennedy Drive, Keene, NH, passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at the Cheshire Medical Center / Dartmouth Hitchcock, Keene.Her parents, Helen E. (Paquette) and Edward H. Wilson, Jr. proudly welcomed their middle child into the world on May 8, 1963 in Keene, NH. A successful lady, both personally and professionally,...
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Matthew J. Calder

April 27, 1986 - November 14, 2017

A vibrant, fun-loving, friend-to-all, gentle giant, Matthew J. Calder 31, of Oak Circle, Winchester, NH, tragically lost his life as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 in Ascutney, Vermont.Matthew's parents, Steven Calder and Elizabeth (Ruic) Calder, welcomed their son into the world on April 27, 1986 in Nassau County, Long Island, New York. ...
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Caroline N. Pregent

March 7, 1921 - November 14, 2017

Caroline (Nickie) N. Pregent 96, of Giffin Street, Keene, died peacefully after a brief illness, on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at her home in Keene.Caroline was born on March 7, 1921 in Barre, Vermont, the daughter of Arthur R. and Florence (Marden) Nichols. Caroline moved to Goffstown, NH in 1936 at the age of 15 where she was a graduate of Goffstown High School. She then attended Keene...
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Brenda E. Parker

December 28, 1925 - November 10, 2017

The skilled hands of a talented quilter became still with the passing of Brenda H. Parker 91, a lifelong resident of East Sullivan, NH, on Friday, November 10, 2017 at the Cheshire Medical Center / Dartmouth Hitchcock, Keene, NH.Her parents, Freda B. (Wescome) and Edgar T. Hastings, Sr. proudly welcomed their daughter into the world on December 28, 1925 in Keene, NH. Brenda grew up in East...
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Denise G. Nolan

February 18, 1956 - November 6, 2017

Denise (Galante) Nolan of Fitzwilliam died Monday, Nov. 6, at her home after a battle with cancer. She was 61.Mrs. Nolan was born in Paterson, N.J., to Salvatore Galante and June (Pieringer) Galante, on Feb. 18, 1956. She attended schools in Fair Lawn, N.J. She received her bachelor of music in flute performance from Keene State College, and her Master of Music in musicology from the University...
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Evelyn M. Pollock

September 2, 1928 - November 5, 2017

A kind and gentle soul, Evelyn M. Pollock 89, formerly of West Swanzey, NH, passed away on November 5, 2017, at the Pheasant Wood Care and Rehabilitation Center in Peterborough, NH.One of thirteen children, Evelyn was welcomed into the world by her parents, Harry and Irene (Willette) Clough, on September 2, 1928, in Swanzey, NH.Evelyn resided in Gilsum, NH for several years before moving to...
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Robert C. Lorette

August 30, 1939 - November 4, 2017

Robert C. Lorette 78, of Troy, New Hampshire, died at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from complication of injuries received at his home earlier in the week.He was born in Troy, NH on August 30, 1939 the son of Herbert C. and Orpa J. (Patria) Lorette.He was a lifelong resident of Troy, attended local schools and was a graduate of Troy High...
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George M. Halpin

November 6, 1932 - November 4, 2017

George M. Halpin 84, of Keene, NH passed away peacefully on Saturday evening, November 4, 2017 following a period of failing health.He was born in Fort Kent, Maine on November 6, 1932 the son of Michael and Evelyn (Paradis) Halpin.He grew up and attended schools in Fort Kent, ME and graduated from Fort Kent High School. He received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Husson College in Bangor,...
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George E. Joslin

April 24, 1935 - November 3, 2017

George E. Joslin, Jr. 82, a resident of Keene, NH passed away at the Westwood Care and Rehabilitation Center, Keene, on Friday, November 3, 2017, following a long and courageous journey with Alzheimer's.He was born April 24, 1935, in Keene the son of George E. and Marie (Elder) Joslin, Sr. He was a 1953 graduate of Keene High School and went on to attend Keene State College. He served our...
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Charles H. O'Neil

November 21, 1927 - November 1, 2017

Dr. Charles H. O'Neil 99, a well-known and beloved Keene Physician, passed away peacefully at the Cheshire Medical Center- Dartmouth Hitchcock, Keene on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 after a brief illness.He was born at St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua, NH on November 21, 1917 the son of Charles H. and Sarah (McLaughlin) O'Neil, Sr.He grew up in Nashua, NH, attended Sacred Heart School and was a...
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David A. Dodge

January 13, 1929 - October 31, 2017

David A. Dodge, 88, a resident of Keene, NH passed away at his home on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, following a period of declining health.He was born January 13, 1929 in Malden, MA the son of Lyman and Ruth (Higgins) Dodge. He was a graduate of Massachusetts Maritime Academy. For many years he worked as a Merchant Marine for American Trading Transportation.For many years he owned and operated...
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Blondena B. Barden

November 13, 1921 - October 31, 2017

The matriarch of the family, Blondena B. "Bunny" Barden 95, a longtime resident of Winchester, NH, passed away peacefully, on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, surrounded in love with her family at her side, at the Applewood Care and Rehabilitation Center in Winchester.One of thirteen children of Paul and Mary (Trela) Jablonski, Blondena was proudly welcomed into the world on November 13, 1921 in...
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Lucas J. White

February 23, 2003 - October 31, 2017

Lucas J. White 14, of Troy, NH, passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH from complications of asthma.Lucas' parents, Spencer and Tonya (Patch) White, proudly welcomed their son into the world on February 23, 2003 in Peterborough, NH. Lucas grew up in Troy attending Troy Elementary School and later Monadnock Regional High School in Swanzey,...
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Neil F. Marcott

December 23, 1958 - October 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Foley Funeral Home, Keene, NH.
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Lupe Savannah Cooper

September 20, 1959 - October 28, 2017

Lupe Savannah Cooper 58, of Marlow, NH, passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017, surrounded in love with her family at her side, at the Cheshire Medical Center / Dartmouth Hitchcock, Keene.Savannah's parents, Guadalupe (Sierra) and JÚsus Botiller, Sr., proudly welcomed their daughter into the world on September 20, 1959 in Mesa, Arizona.She grew up in Arizona and later moved to Spencer, MA...
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Roger H. Bienvenu

May 3, 1942 - October 26, 2017

The strong and skilled hands of a hard worker have become still with the unexpected passing of Roger H. Bienvenu 75, of Old Walpole Road, Surry, NH, on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the Cheshire Medical Center / Dartmouth Hitchcock, Keene, NH.His parents, Henri and Noella (Messier) Bienvenu, proudly welcomed their son into the world on May 3, 1942 in Barre, Vermont.Roger grew up in Barre and was...
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Jacquelyn A. Hill

December 10, 1940 - October 26, 2017

An active and respected voice in the community, Jacquelyn A. "Jacky" Hill 76, of Keene, NH, passed away on October 26, 2017 surrounded in the love of her family, at the Westwood Care and Rehabilitation Center in Keene following a period of failing health.Her parents, Bernard and Dorothy (Mears) Dix, proudly welcomed Jacky into the world on December 10, 1940 in West Brattleboro, Vermont. She grew...
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Armand R. Paquette

August 31, 1924 - October 23, 2017

Armand R Paquette of Keene, NH died October 23, 2017 after a brief illness, at his home with family by his side.He was born in Manchester, NH August 31, 1924 son of Philbert A. and Imelda (Ricard) Paquette. He attended St. George Elementary and St Joseph High School in Manchester, NH. He then attended the University of NH and after returning from military service he transferred to and graduated...
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Thelma Ann Cannon

March 14, 1940 - October 23, 2017

Thelma A. Cannon, 77, a resident of Keene, NH passed away peacefully at the Westwood Rehabilitation Center in Keene on Monday, October 23, 2017. She was born March 14, 1940 in Halifax, VT, the daughter of Norman and Louise (Stafford) Cannon, Sr. For the past several years she had found a welcoming community at Westwood, where she was able to form relationships with staff there and enjoy the...
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Jane R. Green

December 11, 1925 - October 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Foley Funeral Home, Keene, NH.
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Shirley A. Edson

December 25, 1947 - October 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Foley Funeral Home, Keene, NH.
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Michael Joseph Hammond

October 20, 1957 - October 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Foley Funeral Home, Keene, NH.
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Jessica E. Thurber

January 5, 1982 - October 12, 2017

Jessica E. Thurber, 35, a resident of Swanzey, NH passed away at her home on Thursday, October 12, 2017. She was born January 5, 1982 in Springfield, MA the daughter of Daniel and Natalie (Clark) Thurber. Throughout her life she had faced many challenges with addiction: at times she had been able to seek rehabilitation and support, which helped her and other times she tried to face her battle...
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Michael J. Hammond

October 20, 1957 - October 12, 2017

Michael J. Hammond, "Red", 59, a resident of Fitzwilliam, NH, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, October 12, 2017.He was born October 20, 1957 in New London, CT, the son of Earl and Gertrude (Hill) Hammond (later Jorgensen). For many years he worked as a long- distance truck driver for Aubuchon Hardware, based out of Westminster, Massachusetts. He was devoted to his family and...
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Allison L. Lecuyer

May 11, 1972 - October 12, 2017

A kind and gentle soul, Allison L. Lecuyer 45, of Keene, NH, passed away at her childhood home surrounded in the love of her family, on Thursday, October 12, 2017, following a courageous battle with cancer.Her parents, Richard C. and Joanne (Nicatra) Lecuyer proudly welcomed their daughter into the world on May 11, 1972, in Keene, NH. A lifelong area resident, Allison was a 1990 graduate of...
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Shirley J. Marrotte

March 8, 1930 - October 11, 2017

Shirley J. Marrotte 87, of Westmoreland, NH, passed away on Wednesday evening, October 11, 2017, at the Cheshire Medical Center / Dartmouth Hitchcock, Keene, surrounded by her family.Her parents, Agnes (Anderson) and Charles E. Gregory, Sr. proudly welcomed Shirley into the world on March 8, 1930 in Peterborough, NH.Shirley was a longtime resident of Keene before residing in North Walpole with...
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Gensie M. Bouffard

December 3, 1932 - October 11, 2017

A great, compassionate lady and phenomenal Italian cook, Gensie M. Bouffard, 84, of Cross Street, Keene, NH, passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at the Cheshire Medical Center / Dartmouth Hitchcock, Keene.Her proud parents, Aldopho R. and Immaculate (Piscitelli) Castagna, welcomed their daughter into the world on December 3, 1932 in Worcester, Massachusetts. Gensie grew up in Worcester...
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Margot E. Cinque

January 13, 1937 - October 9, 2017

Margot E. Cinque, 80 passed away on Monday, Oct. 9 at her home in Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire. Margot was born on Jan. 13, 1937 in Brooklyn, New York to Swedish parents, Magda O. and Eric O. Rosenquist. At 18, she married Vincent A. Cinque and they had three children. She worked as an Executive Assistant in the Asset Management department at E.F. Hutton, Lehman Brothers, and American Express on...
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Jerry L. Levesque

August 30, 1962 - October 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Foley Funeral Home, Keene, NH.
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Albert R. Fontaine

September 10, 1931 - October 6, 2017

.Albert R. Fontaine, 86, died peacefully at his home in Walpole on Friday, October 6, 2017. Albert was born the son of Philias Fontaine and Ophilia Turgeon Fontaine on September 10, 1931 in Berlin, NH. He attended St. Joseph School and Keene High School, graduating KHS in June 1949. He worked for New England Telephone for many years. He is a life member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. ...
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Guy W. Howard

June 22, 1936 - October 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Foley Funeral Home, Keene, NH.
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Ernest W. Fauteux

August 1, 1949 - October 2, 2017

Ernest W. Fauteux, Sr., "Ernie". 68, a resident of Nelson, NH, passed away at the Cheshire Medical Center, Keene, NH, on Monday, October 2, 2017, following a brief illness.He was born August 1, 1949, in Keene, NH the son of Albert and Julia (Burnham) Fauteux. He was a 1967 graduate of Keene High School and went on the earn an Associate's Degree from Franklin Pierce University. He proudly served...
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Elizabeth M. Herzog

March 7, 1920 - October 2, 2017

The last of many long, beautiful breaths was taken by Elizabeth "Betty" M. Herzog 97, a longtime resident of Westmoreland, NH, with the ending of her earthly journey in the early morning hours of October 2, 2017.She was born on March 7, 1920, in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of John J. and Delia E. (McKenzie) Mathiot. She was one of 6 children, all of whom died earlier.Betty created many...
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Lisa May Tousley

November 16, 1954 - October 1, 2017

Lisa May Tousley, 62, a resident of Keene, NH passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday October 1, 2017.She was born November 16, 1954 in Louisville, KY the daughter of Charles and Doris (Carpenter) Tousley. She was a 1973 graduate of Keene High School and went on to earn an Associate's Degree from Keene State College. She proudly served our Nation as a member of the United States Navy. She...
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James A. Patterson

September 30, 1927 - September 29, 2017

James A. Patterson, 89, a resident of Westmoreland, NH passed away peacefully at the Maplewood Nursing Home, surrounded by his loving family on Friday, September 29, 2017, following a period of declining health. He was born September 30, 1927 in Manasquan, NJ the son of James A. and Elizabeth (Brewer) Patterson, Sr. He was a 1945 graduate of Manasquan High School and went on to earn an Associate...
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Madelyn D. Ammann

May 4, 1916 - September 27, 2017

Madelyn D. Ammann, 101, a resident of Winchester, NH and long-time resident of Hinsdale, NH, passed away peacefully at the Applewood Rehabilitation Center on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, following a period of declining health. She was born May 4, 1916, in Hatfield, MA the daughter of James and Minnie (Donovan) Boyle. On June 14, 1941 she married the love of her life: Paul A. Ammann. For many...
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Sarah Katherine Martin

August 28, 1944 - September 22, 2017

Sarah K (Keating) Martin, 73, a resident of Keene, NH, passed away at Keene Center Genesis, on Friday, September 22, 2017. She was born August 28, 1944, in Keene, NH, the daughter of Edward A. and Julia C. (Sullivan) Keating, III. She was a graduate of Penn State, earning a Bachelor's Degree in French and Accounting. She worked for many years as an LNA for the Elliot Community Hospital in...
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Iris O. Secore

October 2, 1925 - September 17, 2017

A kind, gentle soul, and a great story teller, Iris O. Secore 91, of Keene, NH, went to her heavenly reward on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at her home in Keene.She was born in Kirby, Vermont on October 2, 1925, the daughter of Harold E. and Avis N. (Elliott) Olcott.A longtime resident of Keene, Iris took great pride in her role as a mother and homemaker. She enjoyed vegetable gardening, and was...
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Christine G. Bingham

July 2, 1947 - September 16, 2017

A beautiful, kindhearted and sometimes stubborn soul, Chris G. Bingham 70, of Avon Park, Florida and a former longtime resident of Keene, NH, fought a courageous battle against cancer until her last breath, passing away on Saturday, September 16, 2017, surrounded in the love of her family, at her daughter's home in Vernon, Vermont.She was born in Bellows Falls, Vermont on July 2, 1947, the...
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Scott Ryan LaBrie

January 23, 1989 - September 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Foley Funeral Home, Keene, NH.
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Steven G. Cohen

October 20, 1957 - September 15, 2017

Steven Cohen, 59 of Keene NH - son of Arthur and Ruth Kaplan Cohen, passed away September 15, 2017 after a short period of failing health. Steve was a long term cancer survivor, and later coped with the slowly debilitating effects of Muscular Dystrophy. He is survived by his father: Arthur E Cohen; Brother and sister-in law Bruce & Pazit Cohen of Framingham Ma; Brother Daniel Cohen of Keene,...
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Meghan S. McMurphy

August 22, 1967 - September 14, 2017

Meghan S. McMurphy, 50, a resident of Winchester, NH and former resident of Keene, NH, passed away peacefully at the Applewood Rehabilitation Center in Winchester on Thursday, September 14, 2017. She was born August 22, 1967 in Keene, NH the daughter of Charles and Claire (Cote) McMurphy. She was born the sixth of their children and was born with Downs Syndrome. Despite her challenges she...
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Philip C. Paquette

May 31, 1941 - September 13, 2017

The skilled hands of a talented craftsman came to rest for Philip C. Paquette, 76, of Jaffrey, NH, on September 13, 2017 at the Westwood Care and Rehabilitation Center, Keene, NH, following a period of failing health.He was born in Laconia, NH on May 31, 1941, the son of Philip G. Paquette of Chicopee, MA and Cecile (LaBrecque) Paquette of Laconia, NH.He resided in Laconia until the age of six...
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Julie Ann Willette

May 29, 1959 - September 12, 2017

Julie Ann (Fitz-Simon) Willette, 58, a resident of Swanzey, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, with her loved ones by her side, after a courageous battle with breast cancer.She was born May 29, 1959, in Keene, the daughter of the late James E. Fitz-Simon Sr. and Arlene (Ortega) Fitz-Simon. She was a 1977 graduate of Keene High School and went on to earn her degree from...
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Ruby May Kleczek

February 10, 1938 - September 10, 2017

Ruby M. Kleczek, 79, a resident of Keene, NH, passed away at her home, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, September 10, 2017, following a courageous battle with cancer.She was born February 10, 1938 in Laconia, NH the daughter of Fred and Florence (Whiting) Barnes. For many years she worked as a LNA for Goodwin's Nursing Home of Exeter, NH. She loved spending time with her family. One...
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Winfred C. Breed

September 21, 1922 - September 2, 2017

Winfred C. "Bud" Breed, Jr. 94, passed away peacefully at his home in Keene, NH on September 2, 2017, surrounded in the love of his family.He was born in Keene, NH on September 21, 1922, the son of Bertha M. (Knott) and Winfred C. Breed, Sr. A lifelong resident of Keene, Bud attended local schools and was a 1941 graduate of Keene High School.He enlisted in the Navy on August 25, 1941, and...
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Sandra E. Descoteaux

December 24, 1935 - August 31, 2017

Sandra E. "Sandy" Descoteaux 81, of Matthews Road, Swanzey, NH, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, August 31, 2017, surrounded by her family.She was born in Marlborough, NH on December 24, 1935, the daughter of Edward and Ellen (Hennessey) L'Heureux. She grew up in Marlborough and was a 1953 graduate of Marlborough High School. She later attended Keene State College.Sandy and her...
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Patricia A. Barrows

June 16, 1936 - August 31, 2017

Patricia A. Barrows 81, of North Street, Keene, NH, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at the Westwood Care and Rehabilitation Center in Keene.She was born in Keene, NH on June 16, 1936, the daughter of Wilfred and Frances (Norton) Joyal.A lifelong resident of Keene, Patricia was a 1954 graduate of Keene High School.She took great pride in being a stay at home mother, and also...
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Charles Edward Schofield

September 21, 1926 - August 30, 2017

Dr. Charles E. Schofield 90, a renowned physician and resident of Keene, NH for over 50 years, passed away on Wednesday morning, August 30, 2017 at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, NH.Charles was born in Cranston, Rhode Island on September 21, 1926, the son of William and Ada (Joy) Schofield. He grew up in Cranston and was a graduate of LaSalle Academy in Providence, RI.He received his...
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Donald C. McKenney

February 25, 1925 - August 29, 2017

Donald C. McKenney, "Don", 92, a resident of Westmoreland, NH, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, following a period of declining health. He was born February 25, 1925 in Auburn, ME, the son of Charles and Helen (Cook) McKenney, and moving to Amherst, MA in 1933. After graduating from Amherst High School in 1943 he went on to proudly...
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Kathleen Ann Lonie

December 28, 1952 - August 27, 2017

Kathleen A. Lonie, 64, a long-time resident of Keene, passed away peacefully at Genesis Keene Center, on Sunday, August 27, 2017, following a period of declining health. She was born December 28, 1952 in Bronx, New York, the daughter of Joseph and Maureen (McCarthy) Lonie. She was a 1973 graduate of Keene High School. For several years she worked for Keene State College.Her vivacious...
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Ginger Lee Derby

January 25, 1947 - August 27, 2017

Ginger Lee Derby, beloved wife of Roy Derby passed away peacefully in their Keene home August 27, 2017.Ginger loved her family, her church family at Sturtevant Chapel and her Savior Jesus Christ. She fought a brave and extended battle with breast cancer and shared smiles with visitors until she passed.Ginger was born in California on January 25, 1947 to Sally Voorhees. She was adopted and spent...
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Linwood H. Curtis

December 19, 1918 - August 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Foley Funeral Home, Keene, NH.
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Anthony T. Molesky

February 22, 1937 - August 24, 2017

Anthony T. "Tony" Molesky 80, a longtime resident of Gilsum, NH and also of Clearwater, FL, died peacefully, surrounded in love with his family at his side, on Thursday evening, August 24, 2017, at the Pine Heights at Brattleboro, in Brattleboro, VT.He was born in Bellows Falls, Vermont on February 22, 1937, the son of Michael and Petrone Molesky. He grew up in Alstead, NH and was a 1955...
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Clayton E. Smith

June 23, 1948 - August 21, 2017

Clayton E. Smith, III., 69, a resident of Jaffrey, NH, passed away at the Cheshire Medical Center, Keene, NH on Monday, August 21, 2017.He was born June 23, 1948 in Newport, NH the son of Clayton E. and Floy (Collins) Smith. He was a 1966 graduate of Newport High School. He worked for many years at Teleflex Medical. On October 13, 1973 he married the love of his life: Mary A. Archibald. His...
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Janice B. Coates

March 1, 1927 - August 20, 2017

Surrounded in love and with her family by her side, Janice Baird Coates was called to the Lord on Sunday August 20, 2017 at the age of 90. Janice's parents, Clyde L. and Irene A. (Child) Baird were blessed to welcome Janice into the world on March 1, 1927 in Waitsfield, Vermont, and she spent her childhood in Moretown, Vermont. She was a gifted vocalist and pianist for her church as well as an...
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James C. Ethridge

March 6, 1947 - August 18, 2017

James C. Ethridge 70, a longtime resident of Winchester, NH, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 18, 2017, surrounded in love by his family, at the Cheshire Medical Center / Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene, NH.He was born in Hinsdale, NH on March 6, 1947, the son of Helen (Place) and Lewis Francis Ethridge, Sr. James grew up in Hinsdale and attended local schools there.Early on in his work career...
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Rhainy Dae Rose

July 7, 2017 - August 17, 2017

On Thursday, August 17, 2017, Rhainy Dae Rose became a tiny angel. She came into this world on July 7, 2017, in Lebanon, NH, and from her first moment to her final moments she was surrounded by the love and warmth of those who loved her the most, especially her parents: Jonathan Rose and Rhyan Will. Her tiny feet leave the tracks of memories on the hearts of those she met and her delicate...
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E. Allen Holbrook

June 9, 1919 - August 13, 2017

The final wishes of Elmer Allen Holbrook, Jr. were answered when he went to be with the Lord on his wife, Nancy's birthday, passing away on August 13, 2017 at the age of 98, in his ancestral home built in 1780, in Richmond, NH.Elmer, also known to his family and friends as Allen, came into the world on June 9, 1919 in Washington, DC, to his parents, Edith Laura (Brookfield) and Elmer Allen...
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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

A complete obituary notice will be published at a later date.
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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

Francis Fiske, Jr. 88, of Portland, Maine, passed away on July 23, 2017, surrounded in love by his family, at the Maine Medical Center in Portland.He was born in Boston, Mass. on December 5, 1928, the son of Jane Loring (Noble) and Francis Fiske, Sr. Frank grew up in Brookline, MA and was a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, '46.Frank went on to further his education, receiving a Bachelor...
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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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