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Elsie Rose Pyne
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Elsie Rose Pyne, 82, of Keene and formerly of Swanzey died unexpectedly on Friday, May 27, 2016 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. She passed peacefully with the love of her family near.

Elsie was born the daughter of the late Annie J. (Nickerson) and Ernest L. Pyne on February 26, 1934 in West Swanzey. She was educated in Manchester and graduated from Manchester Girls School.

She worked as a personal care attendant for the Belletete Family in Jaffrey for many years before retiring in 1999.

Elsie was a woman of faith. She enjoyed coloring, sewing, knitting, working on puzzles, going to yard sales and shopping. She was a wonderful cook and was a social butterfly. Elsie had a big and giving heart. She loved to spoil her grandchildren and those close to her. Elsie gave freely of her time to be an active member of the Ladies Auxillary of the American Legion.

Ms. Pyne is survived by her children; Christopher Bunker and his wife RaeAnne of Westport, Frank A. Bunker Jr. of CO. Faith L. Maguire and her husband Harley Jr. of Gilsum. Robert E. Bixby of Gilsum and Tamatha A. Landry and her husband Erik of Berlin, VT. She leaves a brother, Russell Patenaude of FL. Grandchildren; Mercedes LaBrie and her partner Matt Miner, Faith Rose Bunker, Harley Maguire III, Reece L Maguire and his wife Sarah, Jesse W. Bernardi, Elizabeth R. Panneton, Johnathan Bunker and Daisy Bunker and several great grandchildren. In addition she leaves cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 11am. in the funeral home. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Pine St. West Swanzey, NH. 03446. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donation be made in memory of Elsie R. Pyne to: Monadnock Humane Society, 101 West Swanzey Rd. Swanzey, NH. 03446. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 S. Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Dorothy “Dot” H. (Hulslander) Parent
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Dorothy “Dot” H. (Hulslander) Parent, 90, a long time resident of Swanzey died on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical center in Keene. She passed peacefully after a brief period of declining health.

Dorothy was born the daughter of the late Gladys (Neaves) and Victor Hulslander on June 7, 1925 in Keene.

On October 18, 1942 she eloped with Robert F. Parent. They were married in Nashua in a simple service. Sadly, Robert passed on November 9, 2014 after seventy-two years of marriage.

Dorothy worked at the American Optical Company in Keene as a blocker for many years. Prior to that Dot had worked at Lane Bucket Company as an assembler. She also worked at That’s Italian Restaurant in Keene as a bus person.

Dorothy enjoyed golfing with family and friends. She could be found crocheting when things were quiet. Earlier in life it was not uncommon to find her snowmobiling and boating. Her love in life was spoiling her grandchildren and in time great-grandchildren. There was always a treat or candy for them when they were around. In the early years of marriage Dot belonged to the Swanzey Neighborhood Club, a group that held suppers and plays at the Community House in East Swanzey and helped with suppers for the Swanzey Fire Department.

Mrs. Parent is survived by her children: Robert F. Parent Jr. and his wife Patricia of Keene, Ronald W. Parent Sr. and his wife Jane of Swanzey, and Heather J. Rocheleau and her husband Chuck of Swanzey. Her brother Robert Hulslander of Colebrook, NH. Eight grandchildren; Ronald (Jay) Parent Jr., Jessica Parent, Stephanie Hassapes, Vanessa Mansson, Allison Parent, Robert Skrocki, Nick Skrocki, Kate Skrocki. Eleven great grandchildren; Nathaniel, Chloe, Liam, Lily, Kendall, Sienna, Jace, Olivia, Dylan, Hannah and Johan. In addition she leaves cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Dorothy is predeceased by her siblings: Bertram Hulslander, Phillip Hulslander, Beverly King, and Una Burke.

In keeping with Dorothy’s wishes there are no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 27, 2016 at 2pm, in Mountain View Cemetery, Old Homestead Hwy. Rt. 32 S. Swanzey, NH. 03446. Friends and family are welcome at the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent in memory of Dorothy H. Parent to: The Jimmy Fund Clinic at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168 Boston, MA 02284-9168 or the charity of one's choice. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 S. Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446.


Gary S. Rogers
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Gary S. Rogers, 63, a life long resident of Keene died unexpectedly on Friday, May 20, 2016. He passed in the comfort of his home in familiar surroundings.

Gary was born the son of the late Shirley (Willard) and Gerome Rogers on March 2, 1953 in Keene. He was educated in Keene and gradated from Keene High School class of 1971.

He was a businessman and entrepreneur. He owned many businesses over the years, before retiring in 2000.

Gary was also a patriot. He served his country in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged.

For fun Gary liked to fish, cook, travel and spend time with his grandchildren. He was a lover of motorcycles, baseball and football. He was a man who enjoyed being social. You could always find him smiling and laughing with others. Time was spent in various leagues playing baseball and softball. Gary was a long time member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Keene.

 

Mr. Rogers is survived by his children; Michael S. Rogers of Marlborough, Ericka L. Steever of Hinsdale and Chris S. Rogers of Keene. His sister, Vicki Major of Tennessee and brother, Kevin Rogers and his wife Annette of Florida. Five grandchildren; Caleb Steever, Tyler Rogers, Kleay Steever, Caden Steever and Cassidy Rogers. In addition he leaves cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Gary is predeceased by his brother Michael J. Roger who died in 1963.

 

Calling hours will be held on Friday, May 27, 2016 from 10 to 11am. in the funeral chapel. Burial will follow with military honors in the family lot at Monadnock View Cemetery, Park Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Gary S. Rogers to: St. Jude Children’s Hospital for Leukemia Research, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


John J. Coty Sr.
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John  J. Coty Sr. 66, of Ashuelot and formerly of Guilford, VT. died on Monday, May 9, 2016. He passed peacefully in the comfort of his home with the love and compassion of his family at his side.

John was born the son of the late Elizabeth Cote on October 10, 1949 in Brattleboro, VT. He was educated in Hinsdale and attended Hinsdale Schools.
On November 8, 2003 he exchanged vows with Christine E. Dubriske. They were married in a simple service in Winchester. The Coty’s have been married for twelve years.

John had worked for the Triple-T Trucking Company in Brattleboro for three years before retiring in 2009. Prior, he had worked at A’s Auto in Guilford as a mechanic for many years.

He had many interests in life. Time was spent working with his hands doing woodworking projects. He loved the open road on his motorcycle. John was a family man who was always going to family events and gatherings. He also had a soft spot for the kids. He had a big white beard and this made it easy for him to play Santa at Christmas time.

Mr. Coty is survived by his wife, Christine E. Coty of Ashuelot. His son, John J. Coty Jr. of Putney. His children from a combined marriage; Rainna Baker and her husband Brian of Winchester, Chelby Snow of Brattleboro, Wendy Hildreth and her husband Brian of Winchester, Francis Snow and his wife Donna of Ashuelot and Stanley Snow and his wife Terri of Winchester. In addition he leaves fifteen grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. John is pre-deceased by his sister and her husband Beverly and Harold Wood.

A gathering to Celebrate John's life will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 1:00pm. at the home of John Coty Jr. 229 Bellows Falls Road, Putney, VT. 05346. In keeping John's wishes services will be private. Donations may be made in memory of John J. Coty Sr. to: Hospice and Community Services, 312 Marlboro St. Keene, NH. 03431. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 S. Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Marcie Jeane (Sweeney) Wells
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Marcie Jeane (Sweeney) Wells, 48, a long time resident of Keene, New Hampshire, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, May 15th, 2016 after a sudden illness.

She was born March 2, 1968 in Keene, New Hampshire. Daughter of Jeane (Shaw) and Daniel Sweeney. She was a 1987 graduate of Keene High School.

On February 14th. 1997 she married Michael Wells at the Wright Estates. They were married with close family and friends in attendance. The Wells’ have been married for nineteen years. Together they brought up three children Michael Snyder Wells, 25, Madison Wells, 19, Meredith Wells, 16, and a granddaughter, Carleigh Snyder Wells, 4.

She created ventures such as Marcie's Hair Mobile and Sweeney's Weenies.
Marcie spent days going from home to home styling her elderly ladies hair with love and dedication. Marcie put her heart into each relationship creating endless friendships. She loved to be around people, she greeted all with a smile and her warm loving heart no matter the circumstance. She enjoyed her customers on West Street where the Sweeney's Weenie Hotdog Truck would be parked daily serving hungry customers with warm conversations and love.

In addition to Marcie’s business ventures was her dedication and commitment to family. Her children, grandchildren and greater family were the passion of her life. There was nothing she would not do for her family, even if it meant wearing the Keene High School Blackbird Mascot costume to support her children's athletic endeavors.

Many people will remember Marcie for her humor and laughter. Her good heartedness and kindness was contagious and she was loved even more. Marcie's humor and love accounted for endless evenings spent at the Wells home.

Marcie loved to make Italian dishes from her family's native roots: homemade lasagna, alfredo, pizzelles and many other delicious favorites. Her hobbies were sitting out by the pool, cutting hair, being a mom and a mimi, and taking care of everyone.

Mrs. Wells is survived by her husband Michael Wells. A son, Michael Snyder Wells, Two Daughters Madison Wells and Meredith Wells, and a granddaughter, Carleigh Snyder Wells, all of Keene. Her mother, Jeane Shaw and brother Michael Sweeney of Bradenton, Florida. Her sister, Shashana Newman Dattilo and her husband Jeff Dattilo of New York City. Her aunts, Kathleen Sweeney of Keene, and Sue Bickling of Colorado. Her father in law George Wells and sister in-laws Jennifer Dustin and her husband Todd Dustin and Lexi Wells of Nashua. In addition she leaves cousins, extended family and numerous friends. She is pre-deceased by her father, Daniel Sweeney who passed on July 2, 2013.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 5 to 7pm. in the funeral chapel. A Mass will be held on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 10am. in St. Bernard’s Church, Parrish of the Holy Spirit, 176 Main St. Keene, NH. 03431. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family requests donations be made to their Go fund me page: gofundme./24pddatw. Or you may send a check made payable to: Michael Wells, C/O Cheshire Funeral Home, P.O. Box 19, West Swanzey, NH. 03469. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Leo A. Short Sr.
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Leo A. Short Sr. 81, a long time resident of Swanzey died on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Applewood Rehabilitation Center in Winchester. He passed peacefully, while sleeping, after a period of declining health.

Leo was born the son of the late Emma (Lapitre) and Leo Short on May 17, 1934 in Keene. He was educated locally and graduated from Cutler School class of 1948.

On February 23, 1952 he exchanged vows with Betty I. Caulkins at the West Swanzey Community Church. They were married with family and friends in attendance and have been married for sixty four years.

Leo worked at the Homestead Woolen Mill in West Swanzey for many years as a machine operator until his retirement in 1994. Prior to that, he had worked at the Ashuelot Paper Mill in Ashuelot and Grampy’s Grade Stakes and Holman Landscape Materials both in Fitzwilliam.

Leo had many interests. He enjoyed working on cars and motorcycles, country music, cutting hair and was very handy in house repairs. He also liked to get out on his motorcycle and enjoy the countryside. For quiet time you could find him cultivating his vegetable gardens. He loved to be surrounded by his family and friends, he wore many hats as; Leo, Snowball, Dad, Gramp, Pappa, Pops and many facial expressions, especially in photos. He loved to make people laugh. With his wife and five children he enjoyed camping at Salisbury Beach, Swanzey Lake and going to many, many amusement parks. E enjoyed the home hosted holiday dinners throughout the years at their home in Swanzey for the ever expanding family and friends, as well as travel with “Bet” to Niagara Falls, CA. Phoenix, AZ. and a Caribbean cruise abord the Carnival Cruise Lines.

 

Mr. Short is survived by his wife, Betty I. Short of Swanzey. His children; Judith M. Waples and her husband Douglas of Soldier, IA. Leo A. Short Jr. of Swanzey, Debbie A. Holman and her husband John of Fitzwilliam and Michael R. Short and his partner Shiela Farrell of Swanzey. His sister, Alice Patterson and her husband James of Winchester. Eight grandchildren; Brian Kellogg and his wife Ydzia of Surry, Kimberly Naras and her husband Ed of Shrewsbury, MA. Scott Kellogg and his wife Cheri of Weathersfield, VT., Ana Waples of Soldier, IA, Chad Short and his wife Kelly of Concord, Angela Berry and her husband Jay of Worcester, MA. Christopher Holman of Fitzwilliam and Heidi Holman and her husband Rob Nute of Warner. In addition, he leaves twelve great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Leo is pre-deceased by his son David M. Short who passed in 1981 and his siblings; Mary Davis, Robert Short, John Short, and Kenneth Short all passed earlier.

In keeping with Leo’s wishes there are no calling hours. A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 3pm. in the funeral chapel. Burial will take place later. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Leo A. Short to: Whitcomb Hall, C/O Town of Swanzey, 620 Old Homestead HWY, Swanzey, NH. 03446. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Eugene V. Bowman
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Eugene V. Bowman, 89, of Keene died on May 4, 2016 at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene. He passed peacefully after a brief period of declining health with his family near.

Eugene was born the son of the late Susie (Squier) and Neilo Bowman on May 17, 1926 in Proctor, VT. He was educated in Proctor and graduated from Proctor High School.

He was one of the greatest generations. Eugene enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a Machinist Mate. He served during WWII and Korea. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Chief Petty Officer. Later, he was employed by the NGM from 1970 to 1988 as the facility Maintenance Supervisor.

On March 28, 1952 he exchanged vows with Marion R. Mitchell. They were married in a simple service and have been married for sixty four years.

Eugene enjoyed taking road trips, traveling the country in his RV., playing shuffle board, riding his bicycle, reading and doing crossword puzzles. He was an avid Boston Red Sox fan. Eugene was a long time member of the veterans of Foreign Wars. Mostly, he was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather.

Mr. Bowman is survived by his wife Marion R. Bowman of Keene. His children; Karen B. Luebkeman and her husband Jeffrey of Marlborough, Eugene V. Bowman Jr. of Chesterfield, David N. Bowman and his wife Robin of Lowell, MA. Pamela L. Jenkins and her husband Allen of Westmoreland, and Susan R. Rolke and her husband W. Kevin McCormick of Fitzwilliam. He also leaves nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Eugene is pre-deceased by his siblings; Willard Bowman, Rose Maki, Robert Bowman, Richard Bowman, Edward Bowman, and Ellen Jamoski all passed earlier.

In keeping with Eugene’s wishes all services will be private. Donations can be made in memory of Eugene V. Bowman to: Monadnock Humane Society, 101 West Swanzey Rd. Swanzey, NH. 03446 or to: Disabled American Veterans, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Springs, KY. 41076. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. www.cheshirefamilyfh.com


George M. Tempesta
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George M. Tempesta, 80, of Swanzey, NH. and formerly of Stoughton, MA. died unexpectedly on Wednesday, May, 4, 2016 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.. He passed peacefully with the love and compassion of his family by his side after a brief period of declining health.

George was born the son of the late Marie and Michael Tempesta on October 10, 1935 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was educated in South Boston, MA. and graduated from the South Boston High School class of 1952.

Soon after high school he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served his country in Korea during the Korean War and was honorably discharged.

On June 29, 1953 he exchanged vows with Margaret E. Hibbard at the Mission Church in Roxbury, MA. They were married with family and friends in attendance. The Tempesta’s have been married for sixty three years.

George was employed by the Stoughton Housing Authority. He served as a Maintenance Supervisor for fourteen years before retiring. Prior, he had worked for the Brick Layers and Masons Union in Boston.

He was a man who loved the Boston Red Sox. When time permitted he could be found taking trips to Foxwoods Casino. He had a fascination with mowing the lawn and sometimes the neighbors lawns as well. He could always be found like a fixture at his families restaurant, Jim Eddie’s in Keene. Mostly, George loved his family. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and eventually a great grandfather.

 


Mr. Tempesta is survived by his wife, Margaret E. Hibbard of Swanzey. His children; Peggy Golisano and her husband Armando of Ringe, NH. Lena Tempesta of Keene, NH. George C. Tempesta and his wife Stephanie of Scituate, MA. James Tempesta and his wife Tracey and Catherine Tempesta and her husband Eddie Solomon of Swanzey, NH. His sister, Lena Bradley of Easton, MA. Seven grandchildren; James and Jennifer Golisano, Alyssa Weeks, Deanna Bono, James Tempesta Jr. Catrina Tempesta and Angela MacDonald. Two great grandchildren; Keira and Roman Golisano in addition to cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and numerous friends. George is pre-deceased by his siblings; John Tempesta, Philip Tempesta, Anna Terwilliger and Nancy Tempesta all passed earlier.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, May, 9, 2016 from 4 to 8pm. in the funeral chapel. A Mass with Christian Burial Rights will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 10am. in St. Margaret Mary’s Church, 33 Arch St. Keene, NH. 03431. Burial will follow in the family lot with military honors at: Mountain View Cemetery, Monadnock Hwy, Rt. 32 South, Swanzey, NH. 03446. Flowers will gladly be accepted. Services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Kathleen A. Stetson
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Kathleen Stetson

Kathleen “Kat” Ann Stetson, 51, of Swanzey and formerly of Attleboro, MA. died on Friday, April 29, 2016 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. She passed peacefully with the love of her family at her side after a brief illness.

Kathleen was a very loving wife and mother who could be found most times enjoying her most favorite things, the sun and the water. She was more often than not found walking her precious Pomeranians, Sunny Boy and Sadie on Swanzey Lake Rd. or taking them for a paddle around the lake in their bright red kayak.

When possible Kathleen would travel to Onset, MA. to the family’s cottage to lounge on the beach and enjoy the sun and sea. She was an avid fisherwoman and liked nothing better than to head out to Point Judith, R.I. for fluke and flounder.

One of the special things about Kathleen was that no matter what she was doing she always made time to be actively involved in the life and daily events of her two children Steven and Kate Pardini.
Kathleen Stetson
Kathleen was born on May 27, 1964 in Attleboro, MA. She spent her early childhood and adult life in the Attleboro area. She graduated from Attleboro High School class of 1982.

Two of Kathleen’s favorite memories of her early childhood involved going netting for eels with her grandfather and father and spending days in the kitchen with her grandmother learning the art of cooking which allowed Kathleen to become a fabulous cook.

Kathleen married Brian Pardini in 1983and they had 2 beautiful loving children, Steven James Pardini and Kate Lynn Pardini. The marriage ended but Kathleen remained a powerful force in the lives of her children.

Kathleen continued to live in the Attleboro area working in outside sales. She worked for Aggrego, Galeton and finally Granger. A serious injury to her ankle forced her to retire and give her the ability to focus all her energy and love in supporting her new husband Bill and her children and her family. This time also allowed her to support her favorite sports teams, the Red Sox, Patriots and Tom Brady.

Kathleen is survived by her loving husband, Bill Stetson of Swanzey. Her father, William Phipps of Attleboro. Her mother and step-father, Patricia and Ollie Woodward of Milford, MA. Her sister Sharon and David Lizotte of Bradon, Fl. and nieces and nephews, Angela Powell, Jessica Lizotte, Brandon Phipps, Joshua Phipps. Her brother Dan passed in 2015. She is also survived by the two most important people in her life. Her son, Steven James Pardini and her daughter, Kate Lynn Pardini both of Seaconk, MA.
Kathleen Stetson
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 12 noon in the hall at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3968, 35 Main St. Winchester, NH. 03470. In lieu of flowers donations scan be made in memory of Kathleen A. Stetson to: ASPCA, 424 E. 92nd. St. N.Y. N.Y. 10128. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 S. Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Carson James Hornbrook
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Carson James Hornbrook, 6 weeks, of Keene died on Friday, April 22, 2016 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. He passed peacefully with the love of his family surrounding him due to complications after birth. He fought hard in his battle but unfortunately god had other plans for him.

Carson was born the son of Courtney S. Vicaire and Nolan A. Hornbrook on March 7, 2016 in Lebanon.

He is survived by his parents; Courtney S. (Tatro) Vicaire and Nolan A. Hornbrook of Keene. His siblings; Patience and Kainan of Keene. Maternal grandparents; Denise Tatro of Winchester and Darren Short of Gilsum. Paternal grandparents; Lisa and Chad Gallagher of Gilsum. Uncles; Jonathan and Jacob Wheeler, Nicolas Tatro, Ryan and Brandon Short. Aunts; Kayla Hornbrook, Desiree Short and Gabriella Kovarik. In addition he leaves cousins, great grandparents, extended family and friends of the family.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, April 29, 2016 from 6 to 8pm. in the funeral chapel. A celebration of life service will occur on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 10am. in the Gilsum Congregational Church, 13 Main St. Burial will follow in the family lot at Centennial Cemetery, Centennial Hill Rd. Gilsum, NH. 03448. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Carson J. Hornbrook to: David’s House, 461 Mount Support Rd. Lebanon, NH. 03766. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Carroll E. Reed
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Carroll E. Reed, 89, loving husband, father, grandfather and longtime resident of the Keene area, passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene, after a period of declining health. He passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family.

Carroll was born the son of the late Ruth (Hunt) and Wirt Reed on July 20, 1926 in Gardiner, Maine. He grew up in Randolph, Maine and graduated from Gardiner High School in 1944.

After high school he joined the U.S. Navy during the later years of WWII. He was stationed in the Aleutian Islands of Attu and Adak and was honorably discharged in 1946.

Carroll then attended the University of Maine at Orono where he earned his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration in 1950.

On November 26, 1952 he exchanged vows with Lois Glazier in Gardiner, Maine with family and friends in attendance. The Reeds were married for sixty three years.

Carroll was employed by National Grange Mutual Insurance Company in Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire for over thirty years. He retired from the Keene office in 1983.

Carroll enjoyed playing golf, doing puzzles, feeding and watching the birds, playing games, reading newspapers, visiting Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos and watching beloved Red Sox. Most of all, he enjoyed spending quality time with the family he deeply loved.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Reed of Surry; his children, Nancy Pratt and her husband Robert of Merrimack and Jane Fecto and her husband Terry of Surry; his grandchildren Nicholas Pratt and his wife Heather, and Jennifer Pratt all of Merrimack; his sisters in-law, Arlene Gardner and Jean Glazier; brothers-in-law Fred Gardner, Sumner Glazier Jr., George Jewett and George Gould. He is also survived by several cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In keeping with Carroll’s wishes, there are no formal services. A gathering to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 1 to 3pm. at Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave., Keene, NH 03431. Burial will take place later at the Veteran’s Cemetery in Augusta, ME. The family has requested that donations be made in memory of Carroll E. Reed to: Wreaths Across America, P.O. Box 249, Columbia Falls, ME 04623. Wreaths will be delivered to the Augusta Veteran’s Cemetery on December 17, 2016. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Christopher P. Perrigo
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Christopher Perrigo

Christopher P. Perrigo, 38, of Keene and formerly of Brooksville, Florida died on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene. He passed peacefully after a period of declining health.

Chris was born the son of Nancy A. (Serafino) and Paul A. Perrigo on August 17, 1977 in Keene. He was educated locally and graduated from Keene High School class of 1995.

He worked as a CDL truck driver for the Knight Refrigeration Trucking Company for just over a year.

Chris was married to Sue Volpe-Perrigo.

For fun he enjoyed hiking, bowling and paintball. He was a lover of animals and children.

Mr. Perrigo is survived by his father, Paul A. Perrigo and his wife Susan J. Perrigo of Keene. His grandfather, Paul E. Perrigo of Springfield, MA. His siblings; Jennifer M. Perrigo-Currid and her husband Kevin of Newton, MA. Timothy Hill and his wife Amy of Ashuelot and Sarah Dingman and her husband Robert of Winchester. A niece, grace Currid and a nephew, William Currid. In addition he leaves aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends. Chris is pre-deceased by his mother, Nancy A. Perrigo who passed in November 2012. He is also pre-deceased by his grandparents; Lucille Perrigo and Frank and Dorothy Serafino all passed earlier.

In keeping with Christopher’s wishes all services will be private. Donations can be made in memory of Christopher P. Perrigo to: Dakin Humane Society, P.O. Box 6307, Springfield, MA. 01101. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


 


Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel
44 Maple Ave.
Keene, NH 03431


Cheshire Family Funeral Home
46 South Winchester S.
PO Box 19
West Swanzey, NH 03469


Cheshire Family Crematory
23 Quarry Rd
Troy NH. 03465

 

 

Elsie R. Pyne May 27, 2016
Dorothy H. Parent May 21, 2016
Gary S. Rogers May 20, 2016
John J. Coty Sr. May 9, 2015
Marcie Jeane Wells May 5, 2016
Leo A. Short Sr. April 19, 2016

Eugene V. Bowman May 4, 2016
George M. Tempesta May 4, 2016
Danny L. Minkos April 24, 2016
Carson J. Hornbrook April 22,2016
Carroll E. Reed April 17, 2016
Christopher P. Perrigo April 19, 2016

 

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