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Ronald “Ron” H. Ruffle, D.M.D.
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Ronald “Ron” H. Ruffle, D.M.D., 82, of Jaffrey and formerly of Keene died on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene. He passed peacefully with his family at his side after battling cancer.

Ron was born the son of the late Evelyn (Harrison) and Warren C. Ruffle on June 25, 1932 in Keene, NH. He graduated from Jaffrey’s Conant High School as class valedictorian in 1950. After graduating from University of New Hampshire, he served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1959, with assignments in Texas, New York, and Thule, Greenland.

After his military service, Ron continued his studies specializing in dentistry. He graduated from Tufts Dental School in Boston in 1965 as a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry and a member of the National Dental Honor Society. While in dental school, he became involved in research at the Harvard Dental School Forsyth Clinic and published in the Journal of International Association of Dental Research. After graduating Ron moved with his family to Keene, where he started a private practice, co-founded a dental clinic at 650 Court Street, and served as a family dentist until his retirement in 2003. He served on the NH. Fish and Game Commission, the Board of Trustees of the Keene hospital, and as the president of the local dental society.

Ron enjoyed the outdoors, spending time gardening, hiking, canoeing, and fishing. He frequently hiked on Mount Monadnock and worked at the State Park during summers as a young man. He was a talented woodworker and silversmith, a collector and restorer of classic automobiles, as well as a pianist and self-taught banjo player. Ron was an avid reader with a love of history, nature, and philosophy.

He is survived by his loving wife, Hisako Kobayashi of Jaffrey, whom he married in 2012. He leaves his children and their spouses; Peter K. Ruffle and his wife Martha of Keene, Betsy Ruffle and her husband Jon Sundstrom of Boxborough, MA. Molly Ruffle and her husband William Deignan of Winchester, MA. and Brooke E. Ruffle and Samuel W. Ruffle of Spofford, NH. He also leaves five grandchildren; Michael Ruffle, Cameron Ruffle-Deignan, Nathan Ruffle-Deignan, James Sundstrom, and Haley Sundstrom in addition to cousins, extended family and friends.

His life will be remembered in a private service. Donations in Ron’s memory may be made to the Monadnock Conservancy, 15 Eagle Court, Ste. 5, Keene, NH. 03431. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Hattie Evelyn (Brown) Todd
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Hattie Evelyn (Brown) Todd 82, a longtime resident of Keene, died peacefully on Friday, November 14, 2014 in the comfort of her home with her family near after a period of declining health.

She was born the daughter of the late Eva A. (Ingalls) and Norman C. Brown on June 23, 1932 in Bradford, NH. The family moved to Keene in 1941. Hattie attended Bradford, Newbury and Keene schools. Later in life she went on to achieve her G.E.D. diploma in 1969.

On June 28, 1958 she married David P. Todd at the First Baptist Church in Keene. They have been married for fifty six years.

Hattie worked at Princess Shoe Company in Keene and later as a meat wrapper at First National Store, Fairbanks Supermarket and Mays Food Store.

She and her husband Dave teamed up to buy, refurbish, maintain and rent properties in N.H. and Florida. In the early 1970’s she was the original chief scorer at Monadnock Speedway. Hattie was very involved in her children’s lives. She was a room mother at the schools and a former Girl Scout Leader. She was Craft Chairman at the school fairs for Wheelock and Franklin Schools. Many will remember the cake decorating skills she often displayed for friends and family. When her children grew up and left home Hattie took in children for the Foster Care System and CHINs.

She had been a member of the Keene’s Women’s Club, the Emblem Club, American Legion Auxiliary and the Italian Club. Hattie enjoyed traveling with her husband. They visited Europe in 1984 and Alaska in 1985. The Todd’s wintered in Florida later in life. Avid car enthusiasts she and her husband were longtime members of the Central New Hampshire Corvair Association and CORSA. They went to 12 national conventions including; Daytona, Chicago, St. Louis, Atlanta and Washington D.C. Hattie was also an avid NASCAR fan traveling to many races. In 1958 she was the Powder Puff Racing Champion at Safford Park which is now the Cheshire Fairgrounds.

Mrs. Todd is survived by her husband, David P. Todd of Keene. She is also survived by her children and their spouses; Dawn Anderson of Naples, FL, Robin Riley and her husband Gary of Keene, Ralph Castor and his wife Dianna of Nelson and Bradford Todd of Keene. A sister, Eva Raitto and her husband Alvin of Troy, brothers, Norman Brown and his wife Jane and William Brown all of Florida and Wayne Brown of Keene. In addition she leaves twelve grandchildren; Todd, Nicole, Jessica, Parrish, Benjamin, Amber, Christopher, Shaylyn, Jacquelyn, Keegan, Emmalayne and Jacob, eleven great grandchildren and many cousins, nieces, nephews extended family and friends. Her son in-law, Michael Anderson and brothers Ona, Benjamin and Theodore “Ted” Brown all passed earlier.

All services are private and burial will take place at a later date. Donations can be made in memory of Hattie E. Todd 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 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Howard “Whitey” F. Smith Sr.
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Howard “Whitey” F. Smith Sr. 80, a life long resident of Swanzey died on Friday, November 14, 2014 at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland. He passed peacefully with his family near after a period of declining health.

He was born the son of the late Selina ( Borey) and Robert Smith on September 9, 1934 in Sharon, New Hampshire. Whitey was educated locally and attended schools in Swazney.

On August 10, 1957 he exchanged vows with Ruth J. Wilson. They were married in a simple service and had been together for almost forty one years before she passed on April 22, 1998.

Whitey worked as a Black Smith and Farrier. He also worked doing Horse Dentistry for many years. Later in life he went to work for the W and W Trucking Company in Swanzey as a truck driver before retiring in 2000.

Howard Smith Sr.
Whitey had many interests in life. He was an avid horseman, going to horse pulls and horse shows. He was a Gymkhana fan and member of the Eastern Draft Horse Association. Whitey was also a member of the Cheshire Fair Association and a Golden Gloves Boxer. Time was spent with his family and especially the grandchildren after retirement.


Mr. Smith is survived by his children and their spouses; Howard “Whitey” Smith Jr. and his wife Catherine of Swanzey, Lou A. Smith and his wife Lisa of Swanzey, Robert J. Smith of Swanzey and Tina LaBarre and her husband John of Swanzey. A sister in-law Beverly Smith of Swanzey. His grandchildren Caitlin Smith, Austin Smith, Hannah LaBarre, Becky Mattson, Chrissy Clement, Jeffrey “Scott” Putnam in addition to 6 great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Whitey is pre-deceased by his daughters Andrea Conides Smith who passed on January 10, 2014 and Naomi A. Dingman who passed on May 12, 2014.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 5 to 8pm. in the funeral chapel. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 10am. in the family lot at Mountain View Cemetery, Old Homestead Highway, Rt. 32 S. Swanzey, NH. 03446. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Howard F. Smith Sr. to: Maplewood Employee Association, 201 River Rd. Westmoreland, NH. 03467. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Virginia (Aro) Baldwin
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Virginia (Aro) Baldwin 87, of Swanzey and formerly of Florida died on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at Langdon Place of Keene. She passed after a period of declining health.

Virginia was born the daughter of Marion and John Aro on May 15, 1927 in Keene. She was educated locally and graduated from Keene High School class of 1945.

On July 3, 1945 she exchanged vows with Thomas Baldwin in Keene.

She was gainfully employed by the Town of Walpole as the Town Clerk.

Mrs. Baldwin is survived by her son, Thomas Baldwin Jr. of Bellows Falls, VT. and a nephew, William Baldwin Jr. of Keene. She also leaves extended family and friends.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 10am. in the family lot at Mountain View Cemetery, Old Homestead HWY, Rt. 32 S. Swanzey, NH. 03431. In keeping with Virginia’s wishes there are no calling hours. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Robert “Bob” F. Parent Sr.
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Robert “Bob” F. Parent Sr. 91, a long time resident of Swanzey died on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Langdon Place of Keene. He passed peacefully after a period of declining health.

Bob was born the son of the late Helen (Curtis) and Victor Parent on March 20, 1923 in Framingham, Massachusetts. He was educated locally and attended schools in Gilsum and Keene.

On October 18, 1942 he exchanged vows with Dorothy H. Hulslander. They were married in a simple service in Nashua, NH. They had been together for over seventy two years. On October 18, 2012 they renewed their vows in front of family and friends for their seventieth anniversary at the home of their son Robert F Parent Jr.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II on January 8, 1943. He served as a Surgical Technician in the Medical Corps and was honorably discharged at the rank of Corporal on March 20, 1945.

Bob worked for the Kingsbury Machine Tool Corporation in Keene for twenty eight years as an Electrician and Electrical Supervisor. He retired in 1988 to enjoy time with his family. Prior, Bob had worked for Henry and Johnson Electric in Keene and Keene Silk and Fiber.


Bob enjoyed many things in life especially his family. He was a water dowser, hunter and fisherman. He was an avid golfer and lifelong member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Keene. In his earlier years he played Francois the butler in the Old Homestead. Bob was one who enjoyed a good laugh with family and friends.

Mr. Parent is survived by his wife, Dorothy H. Parent of Swanzey. His children and their spouses; Robert F Parent Jr. and his wife Patricia of Keene, Ronald Parent Sr. and his wife Jane of N. Swanzey, Heather Rocheleau and her husband Chuck of E. Swanzey. His siblings: Walter Stearns of Houston, TX and Joan Michelson of Fitchburg, MA. Grandchildren; Ronald W. Parent Jr and his wife Stacy of Boynton Beach Fl, Jessica Page and her husband Thane of Swanzey, Stephanie Hassapes and her husband Mark of Manchester, Vanessa Mansson of Keene, Allison Parent of Nashua, Robert Skrocki of Keene, Nicholas Skrocki of E. Swanzey, Kate Skrocki of E. Swanzey, Rylee Widner and her husband Chris of Wylie, Texas and Alana Rocheleau of Richmond. In addition he leaves sixteen great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

His brothers Richard Parent, William Stearns and Donald Stearns passed away earlier.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, November 16, 2014 from 2 to 4pm. in the funeral chapel. A celebration of life service will be held Monday November 17, 2014 at 2 pm. at the First Congregational Church of Swanzey, 679 Old Homestead HWY, Swanzey, NH. 03446. Burial will follow in the family lot at Mountain View Cemetery, Old Homestead HWY, Swanzey, NH 03446. Flowers will gladly be accepted or you may make a donation in memory of Robert F. Parent Sr. to the charity of one’s choice. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Margaret “Margie” C. (Goold) Harris
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Margaret “Margie” C. (Goold) Harris 85, a long time resident of Winchester and formerly of Shelton, Connecticut died on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. She passed unexpectedly in familiar surroundings in the comfort of her home.

Margaret was born the daughter of the late Ethel (Beckwich) and Norman Goold on August 29, 1929 in Waterbury, CT. She was educated in Waterbury and graduated from Waterbury High School class of 1947.

On October 5, 1967 she exchanged vows with Arthur Harris in a simple service in Cheshire, Connecticut. They were married with close family and friends in attendance. The Harris’ were together for twenty one years before he passed on May 9, 1989.

Margie worked for many years as a secretary for the non profit group People Helping People in Winchester until she retired in 1989. Prior she had been gainfully employed by Princeton Knitting Mills and the U.S. Royal Rubber Shop.

She was a woman of faith. Her time was spent giving freely to various charities and causes. When she wasn’t out and about with charity work she could be found at home doing crossword puzzles. She loved to sit with her companion, Freckles the cat.

Mrs. Harris is survived by her only child, Deborah L. Goold and her husband Reginald W. Roy of Glenmoore, Pennsylvania. A grandson, Travis J. Roy and his wife Tabitha of Glenmore, PA. Close relatives, John Goold Jr. and Janet Salaman in addition she leaves cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Margie is pre-deceased by her brothers; John Goold and Charles Goold.

A graveside service will be held for family and friends on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 1pm. in the family lot at Evergreen Cemetery, Richmond Rd. Winchester, NH. 03470. In keeping with Margie’s request there are no calling hours. Flowers will gladly be accepted. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Dorothy (Tolchin) Patnaude
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Dorothy (Tolchin) Patnaude 91, of Keene and formerly of Salem, NH, California, and North Dakota died on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Keene Center Genesis in Keene. She passed peacefully after a period of declining health and was predeceased by two brothers and four sisters.

She was born the daughter of the late Sarah (Fisher) and Samuel Tolchin on January 10, 1923 in South Haven, Michigan. Dorothy lived at and attended the Bellefaire JOH in Cleveland, Ohio.

She was previously married to Arthur Patnaude with whom she raised three children.

Dorothy had worked in many positions and roles over her career. She was primarily a care giver and Practical Nurse for many years. In 1996 Dorothy retired from Green Thumb Community Outreach Program in North Dakota.

She was a woman of strong Christian faith and read the Bible every day. During her 60’s and 70’s Dorothy enjoyed traveling extensively across the country. Time was also spent crocheting and painting mosaics. She enjoyed reading about politics and current events. Dorothy was always up for some bantering about our government and current issues. She liked to be with family and friends in social situations and gatherings.

 
Ms. Patnaude is survived by her three children and their spouses: Mark T. Patnaude and his wife Karen of East Kingston, NH, Garnet (Bruce) B. Patnaude of Melbourne, Florida, and June A. Jacobs and her husband Arthur of Keene; her sister, Rose Albert of West Palm Beach, California; her four grandchildren, Zachary Patnaude, Jeremy Patnaude, Duston Blanchette and Cally May; five great grandchildren, Abigail May, Audrey, May, Adeline May, Racquelle Blanchette and Hunter Blanchette in addition to cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 9 to 11am. in the funeral chapel. A celebration of life service will follow with burial to take place at Monadnock View Cemetery, Park Ave. Keene. Flowers will gladly be accepted. All services are under the direction of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Duane M. Miller
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Duane M. Miller 44, of Keene and formerly of Arizona and Michigan died on Friday, October 31, 2014. He passed unexpectedly in the comfort of his home.

Duane was born the son of Ann (Rocheleau) and Frank Miller on August 23, 1970 in Keene. He was educated locally and graduated from Monadnock Regional High School class of 1988.

On November 22, 1992 he exchanged vows with Erin Kristoff. They were married in a simple service at his parents home in Glendale, Arizona with close family and friends in attendance. They have been together for almost twenty two years.

Duane held many jobs and positions over the years. Recently, he was gainfully employed at Carlisle Flooring in Keene. He worked as a custom floor fabricator.

Duane was a man of faith. He enjoyed coaching basketball and football. His coaching skills were used to mentor kids leagues and high school sports. He currently coached Varsity Football at Monadnock Regional High School. Duane was also an avid sports fan of many different sporting events. He was a star basketball, baseball and football player at Monadnock Regional High School.

Mr. Miller is survived by his wife, Erin Miller of Waterford, Michigan. His children; Avery and Reid Miller of Waterford, MI. He also leaves his father, Frank Miller of Keene. His twin brother, Derrick Miller and his wife Michelle of Stoneham, MA. Siblings; Scott Cyr of Arizona, Robyn Cyr of Hillsborough and Mark Cyr of Arizona. Niece and nephew; Dina Miller of Stoneham, MA. and Taylor Miller of Pheonix, AZ. in addition to cousins, extended family and friends. Duane is pre-deceased by his mother Ann Miller who passed on January 26, 2001 and his children, Kylie Rose and Richard Miller passed previously.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 5 to 8pm. in the funeral chapel. Burial will take place in the family lot at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Old Marlborough Rd. Troy, NH. 03465 on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 10am. Flowers will gladly accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Duane M. Miller to any T.D. Bank, account in trust for Avery and Reid Miller. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Julia T. (St. John) Paine
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Julia T. (St. John) Paine 84, a life long resident of Keene died on Monday, October 27, 2014 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. She passed peacefully after a brief period of failing health.

Julia was born the daughter of the late Bernice (Hunter) and Robert St. John on November 14, 1929 in Keene. She was educated locally and graduated from Keene High School class of 1947.

On February 7, 1948 she exchanged vows with Robert D. Paine. at St. Bernard’s Church in Keene. They were married with family and close friends in attendance. The Paines had been together for twenty nine years until he passed in 1977.

Julia worked as a Pharmacist Assistant and Clerk for twenty years at Medical Hall in Keene. She retired in 1992 to enjoy her golden years with her family.

She was a woman of faith and attended services at St. Margaret Mary’s for many years. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and doing puzzles. When time and the weather permitted Julia could be found cultivating her flower gardens.

Mrs. Paine is survived by her daughter in-law, Donna Paine of West Swanzey. Her three grandchildren; Carrie Venezia, Amy Rounds and Adam Richards and four great grandchildren. In addition she leaves cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Julia is predeceased by her two sons; Gary P. Paine who passed in 1994 and Michael D. Paine who passed on August 31, 2014. She is also predeceased by her four siblings; Robert St. John, Elizabeth Dancause, Jennie Cantlin and Richard St. John.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 10 to 11am. with a Liturgy of the Word to follow all in the funeral chapel. Burial will take place 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 Julia T. Paine to: Monadnock Humane Society, 101 West Swanzey Rd. Swanzey, NH. 03431. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Timothy Platts Brown
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Timothy Platts Brown 77, of Keene died on October 23, 2014 at his home in Keene. He passed peacefully with loved ones by his side.

Timothy was born the son of the late Barbara (Platts) and Sumner Brown on April 26, 1937 in Keene. He attended and graduated from Dublin School, Dublin, NH, and went onto Deerfield Academy, Deerfield MA, and Hanover College, Hanover Indiana where he was a fraternity brother in Beta Theta Pi.

On October 20, 1989 he exchanged vows with Cynthia J. Schultz. They were married in West Dover, Vt. with family and friends in attendance. The Browns have been together for just over twenty five years.

Tim worked for Texas Refinery Corporation based in Fort Worth, Texas. He was a salesperson for the New England territory and sold lubricants and greases to many establishments prior to retirement in 2012. Previously, Tim was employed at Homestead Woolen Mills in West Swanzey and had also worked at Noone Mills, in Peterborough.

Timothy was a very caring, gentle man who helped many of his neighbors and friends. In his youth, Timothy attended Camp Takodah and Camp Keewaydin, learning back woods skills he used throughout his life. Tim loved hunting and fishing, and could often be found with fly rod in hand searching streams for trout to catch and release. He had a pilot’s license and owned a Cessna 180 which he loved to fly in earlier years. He was an avid tennis and football player.

On January 22, 1961 he enlisted in the Army Reserves. He completed his enlistment and was honorably discharged on October 26, 1966.

Timothy is survived by his beloved wife, Cyndy Joy Brown of Keene. Other survivors include his sisters; Nancy Brown of West Swanzey, Cynthia Brown Richards of West Swanzey, and Barbara (Babs) Putnam of Keene and his brother in law Thomas Putnam of Keene. His natural children; David Shipp Brown of Georgia, Robert Wheeler Brown of Maine, and Sumner Timothy Brown of West Swanzey. Step children Tiffany Joy Barrow of MA, Jess McNeill of Winchester, and Clifford McNeill of Keene. His daughter in law, Carla Brown. Grandchildren; Hallie Elizabeth Brown and Ethan Wheeler Brown of West Swanzey. Also extended nieces and nephews George and Annie Putman of Wyoming, Zaz Putnam of Keene, Erica Heinrich of Montana, and Frederick Richards of Montana. His former wife, Linwood Shipp Brown died in 2002.

Timothy accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal savior over ten years ago and grew in his walk with the Lord through prayer and Bible study. Towards the last weeks of his life, Tim looked forward to watching special programs on the Church Channel. He especially liked the Billy Graham Classics and Dr. David Jeremiah and John Hagee. The Bible verse that best affirms Timothy’s beliefs can be found in John 3 verse 17 which says “ For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved”. This is the blessed Hope for Eternity.

A memorial service with military honors is being planned for the coming Spring of 2015. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Mary P. (Balser) Ruseckas
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Mary P. (Balser) Ruseckas, of Walpole New Hampshire. and formerly of Westborough, Massachusetts died on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland, NH. She passed peacefully after a period of decline, with her husband near.

Mary was born the daughter of the late Pauline (Lambutis) and John Balser on April 13, 1921 in Worcester, MA. She was educated in Worcester and graduated from Classical High School class of 1939.

Having met as pilots, she exchanged vows with Valentine Ruseckas on May 30, 1947. They were married in Worcester. The Ruseckas’ have been together for sixty seven years.

Mary worked for many years as a banker. She retired in 1985 to spend her golden years traveling and enjoying time with family and friends.

Mary’s life revolved around her family and family events. Mary liked to sew and knit. Time was spent making puzzles, going for walks and cultivating her flower gardens. She also enjoyed reading, and in her younger years, playing tennis and ice skating. She was also proud of the fact that she was a licensed solo pilot.

Mrs. Ruseckas is survived by her husband Valentine Ruseckas of Walpole. She also leaves her four living children and their spouses; Robert J. Ruseckas and his wife Wanda Wang of Banning, CA. Katherine E. Ruseckas and her husband Craig Constantine of Leyden, MA. Raymond V. Ruseckas of Walpole, NH. and Marilyn A. Ruseckas and her husband Adam Whitney of Warren, VT. Her brother Raymond Balser and his wife Carol of Grafton, MA. Her sister in-law Patricia Balser. her sister in-law Elizabeth Balser,Two grandchildren, Brett and Guy Constantine. Two great grandchildren, Maya and Ella Constantine in addition to cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Mary is predeceased by her son James E. Ruseckas, her siblings, Ernest and Edward Balser.

In keeping with Mary’s wishes all services will be private. Services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Craig Clayton Cantlin
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Craig C. CantlinCraig Clayton Cantlin, 62, a life long resident of Surry and Keene died unexpectedly on Monday, October 6, 2014 in the comfort of his home.

Craig was born the son of the late Helen (Coburn) and Clayton Cantlin on February 1, 1952 in Keene. He was educated in Keene and graduated from Keene High School class of 1970. He later graduated from the New Hampshire Plumbing Apprentice Program.On February 3, 1973 he exchanged vows with Deborah Navish. They were married at Saint Bernards Church in Keene with family and friends in attendance and have been together for forty one years.

Craig was employed by the Keene School System at the Symonds School for 7 years before retiring in 2012 . Prior, he was a highly regarded Journeyman Plumber in the Cheshire County Area for twenty five years. He was employed by Stromgren Plumbing and Heating and Pinney Plumbing and Heating.

He was an avid sports fan and participant in the Greater Keene Men’s Softball Association for many years. Craig played in numerous national championship tournaments for Washer’s Radiator and Glass. In his earlier years time was spent hunting and fishing. He was also an accomplished candle pin bowler and billiards player. Craig was always very generous with his time and skills assisting family and friends with plumbing needs. He was a passionate Boston Sports Fan, always willing to engage in animated discussions. He also had a civic side to him. He was an active member of the Son’s of the American Legion and a member of the William Marconi Italian Club.

Mr. Cantlin is survived by his wife Deborah Cantlin of Surry. He also leaves his daughter Brittany Trumble and her husband Charles of Stilwell, Kansas. Three granddaughters; Marisa, Emma and Kate Trumble of Stilwell, Kansas. Two sisters; Maureen Romano of Keene and Connie Hamel of Swanzey, in addition to cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and numerous friends. He is predeceased by his sister Claudia Cantlin who passed in August.

In keeping with Craig’s wishes there are no calling hours. A gathering to celebrate Craig’s life will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 11am at his home, 114 Rt. 12A. Surry, NH 03431. Please bring stories and memories to share with his family and friends. 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

 

 

Ronald H. Ruffle November 15, 2014
Hattie E. Todd November 14, 2014
Howard F. Smith Sr. November 14, 2014
Virginia Baldwin October 5, 2014
Robert F. Parent Sr. November 9, 2014
Margaret C. Harris October 28, 2014

Dorothy Patnaude November 4, 2014
Duane M. Miller October 31, 2014
Julia T. Paine October 27, 2014
Timothy P. Brown October 23, 2014
Mary P. Ruseckas October 16, 2014
Craig C. Cantlin October 6, 2014

 

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