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Beverly “Bev” E. (Hurt) Doody
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Beverly “Bev” E. (Hurt) Doody, 89, a life long resident of Keene died on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene. She passed peacefully after a brief period of declining heath with her family near.

Beverly was born the daughter of the late Margaret (Wall) and James Hurt on July 29, 1925 in Keene. She was educated in the Keene schools.

On February 10, 1945 she exchanged vows with Richard P. Doody Sr. They were married in a simple service with close family and friends in attendance. Sadly he passed on August 25, 2002 after fifty seven years of marriage.
Bev worked as an assembler and operator at Concord Labs in Keene for ten years before retiring in 1988. She had worked prior in similar positions at Princess Shoe and Schleicher and Schuell.

She liked to sew and knit clothes and dolls. Time was spent cooking for family and events. She enjoyed listening to music from her generation. Beverly was also an avid Red Sox fan. She especially enjoyed shopping. She was a very loving and devoted mother to her children and loved being with her family.

Mrs. Doody is survived by her children; Terry J. Doody and his wife Ellen of Spofford. Mary J. “Mary Jane” Doody of Keene. Her siblings; Joseph Hurt and his wife Pat of Keene and Franklin Hurt and his wife Lorraine of Swanzey. Four grandchildren; Richard P. Doody III, Shanon Danko, Marcia Harvey and Nathan Taylor. In addition she leaves six great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Beverly is pre-deceased by her children; Richard P. Doody Jr. who passed in November 2001 and Margaret R. Adams along with her husband Glenn Adams and their son Brian Adams all passed in an accident in 1988. Her siblings; Florence Marden, Katherine Boisvert, Pauline Hurt, Lillian Doody and James Hurt all passed earlier.

 

A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, July 31, 2015 at 6pm. in the Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel. Burial will take place on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 11am. 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 Beverly E. Doody to: Bald is Beautiful Cancer Relief Fund, C/O Deb Arvidson, 580 Court St. 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


Bernard “Bernie” D. Whitney Jr.
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Bernard “Bernie” D. Whitney Jr. 70, a long time resident of Keene died on Sunday, July 26, 2015. He passed peacefully in the comfort of his home with his family near after a period of declining health.

Bernard was born the son of the late Alberta M. (Thibodeau) and Bernard D. Whitney Sr. on August 18, 1944 in Lebanon, NH. he was educated in Keene and graduated from Keene High School class of 1963.

On July 4, 1980 he exchanged vows with Dianne L. Cooper. They were married in Hudson, NH. in a simple service with close family and friends in attendance. They have been married for thirty five years.

Bernie was employed by the New England Telephone Co. where he worked as an Outside Plant Technician. Bernie retired after twenty nine years of service to enjoy retirement in 1997 with his family.

He has many interests in life. Bernie enjoyed classic and model cars. He was a NASCAR and race car enthusiast. During his life time he had bought, sold and registered over 186 cars, motorcycles and vans. Recently time was spent riding his 2005 Harley Davidson Road King, reminiscing fond memories of attending numerous trips to Daytona Bike week, the ride to the 100th. Anniversary of Harley Davidson in Milwaukee, WI. and many other trips. One of his favorite adventures was driving at the Richard Petty Experience at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 2006. This is where he drove a stock car against the clock with no instructor with him. Bernie was a regular at the 3 o’clock Dunkin Donut Coffee Crowd where he was always happy to see friends.


Mr. Whitney is survived by his wife Dianne L. Whitney of Keene. His three sons; Bernard D. Whitney III and Brett D. Whitney of Keene Bruce Crowell of Richmond. His sister, Bette Jean Whitney of Keene. Four grandchildren; Dallas, Wyatt, McKena and Madilyn in addition to cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Bernie is pre-deceased by his sister, Mary Lou Switzer who passed in March, 2015.

A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 2pm. in the Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Bernard D. Whitney Jr. to: Keene Community Kitchen, 37 Mechanic St. Keene, NH. 03431 or to: Keene salvation Army, 15 Roxbury Plaza, 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


Walter R. Blenkhorn
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Walter Walter R. Blenkhorn, 72, a long time resident of Winchester died on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. He passed peacefully with his family near.

Walter was born the son of the late Myrtle (Rogers) and Harold Blenkhorn on May 10, 1943 in Berlin, Massachusetts. He was educated in Hudson, MA. and graduated from Hudson High School class of 1961.

On January 14, 1964 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War as an Amtrac Crew Operator. Walter was the recipient of the Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He completed his time of service on November 22, 1966 and was honorably discharged at the rank of Cpl. E-4.

Walter worked for Raytheon in Wayland, MA. for over twenty years in the manufacturing division before retiring in 1982.

On June 28, 2003 he exchanged vows with Cindy Spencer at their home in Winchester. They were married with close family and friends in attendance and have been married for twelve years.

Walter loved to do yard work and watch all the animals in his yard. He was an avid military and history buff. Time was spent enjoying antique cars especially Fords.


 

Mr. Blenkhorn is survived by his wife, Cindy Blenkhorn of Winchester. His daughter, Sandra J. Woodworth of Enfield, CT. His sisters; Debbie Blenkhorn of Framingham, MA. Helen of Berlin, MA. and Beverly of Stowe, MA. In addition he leaves many grandchildren, several great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Walter is pre-deceased by his brother, Hal Blenkhorn

A gathering to celebrate the life of Walter R. Blenkhorn with military honors will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 1pm. at 422 Old Chesterfield Rd. Winchester, NH. 03470. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Walter R. Blenkhorn to: VA Regional Medical Center, Manchester, NH. Homeless Veterans Fund, 718 Smyth Rd. Manchester, NH. 03104. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Lester Patrick "Pat" Sullivan
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Lester Patrick "Pat" Sullivan, 83, of Winchester, died on Monday, July 13, 2015. He passed peacefully in the comfort of his home with family near.

Pat was born the son of the late Daisy (Stone) and Wesley Sullivan on December 9, 1931 in Ashuelot, NH and was educated in Winchester schools.

On October 22, 1951, Pat enlisted in the United States Air Force, which began a 20 year career span which he served during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. During this time, he worked as an aircraft mechanic on B-52's, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant- E5 before being honorably discharged on November 30, 1971.

An avid motorcyclist, Pat participated twice in the "Rolling Thunder" held in Washington D.C., first in 1994 and again in 2006. He had a great sense of humor, a positive impact on many lives, and was loved by many.

He is survived by his significant other of 30 years, Rose Gusan of Winchester; six children: Daniel B. Sullivan of Concord, NH; Karen Thompson and her husband Steve of Concord, NH; John T. Sullivan of Concord, NH; David B. Sullivan of Epsom, NH; Dawn Pulica and her husband Dwane of Loudon, NH; and Judy A. Sullivan of Concord, NH; he also leaves Rose's children: Brandon Gusan of Springfield, MA; Shannon Gusan and Erin Gusan, both of Winchester, NH; two sisters, Jeanne Eckert of Baldwinville, MA; Peggy Bedaw of Keene, and a brother, Danny Sullivan of Hinsdale; close friends, Ken and Claudia Harvey of Winchester; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, neices, nephews and cousins. Pat was predeceased by a son, Michael Sullivan, and by brothers Sonny, Jack and Paul Sullivan.

Graveside services will take place on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the family lot at Evergreen Cemetery, Richmond Rd. Winchester, NH with military honors to follow. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made to Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Keene Chapter #21, 63 Base Hill Rd, Swanzey, NH 03446.

All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH 03446. www.cheshirefamliyfh.com


Neil Allen Peirce
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Neil Allen Peirce, 78, a long time resident of Swanzey and formerly of Keene died on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene. He passed peacefully after a period of declining health with his family near.

Neil was born the son of the late N. Ruth (Allen) and Guy N. Peirce on December 14, 1936 in Townshend, VT at Grace Cottage Hospital. He was educated in Townshend and graduated from Leland and Gray Seminary High School class of 1954. Neil enlisted in the U.S. Army National Guard shortly after marrying his first wife Loretta (McRae) in 1959. He would later bring his wife to Grace Cottage Hospital (while living in Keene) to have his mom Ruth deliver his 4 children. Ruth was a registered nurse for many years at Grace Cottage until her retirement.

On March 7, 1981 he exchanged vows with Barbara J. Paige. at the Community Church in West Swanzey. They were married with family and friends in attendance. Sadly Barbara passed after twenty eight years of marriage.

Neil was gainfully employed as a Machinist at Kingsbury in Keene for almost thirty years until his retirement in 1994.

He liked to hunt, fish and go four wheeling. In his younger years he was known for playing football, baseball and was a member of the Glee Club and Dramatics in high school. He was also very good at skiing and a bit of a dare devil by participating in local ski jump competitions. Later he took to much less dangerous activities such as pool, darts and bowling. He even won a state championship one year for Ten Pin Bowling.

Mr. Peirce is survived by his children and their spouses; Lori S. Peirce of Phoenix, AZ. Todd A. Peirce of Northfield, MA. Thomas E. Peirce and his wife Kathy of Auburn NH and Kathy L. Peirce of Phoenix, AZ. His children from a combined marriage; Rhonda Smith and her husband Mark of Swanzey, Bruce Rockwell Jr. of Swanzey and Melissa Rockwell of Swanzey. Grandchildren; Jessica, Ross, Trey, Chase, Timothy, Matthew, Candice, Nicholas, Jeffrey, Devin, Mark Jr., Kristy, Matt, Mike, Bruce III, Brian, Darren, Nicholas, Ashley and Alexis. Great Grandchildren; Preston, Kaylee, Treigh, Landon, Dillan, Payton, Tarrin, Nicholas and Cameron.

In addition he leaves cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. He is pre-deceased by his daughter in-law Crescent J. Peirce who passed on June 1, 2011.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, July 18th at 10 am in the funeral home. Burial will follow in the family lot at Oak Hill Cemetery in West Swanzey, with military honors to follow. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446.  www.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Michael S. "Sean" Stone, Sr.
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Michael S. "Sean" Stone, Sr., 51, of Hinsdale, died unexpectedly on Friday, July 3, 2015 in Marlborough, NH

Sean was born in Keene, NH on December 18, 1963, the son of Patricia (Liimatainen) Stone and the late Albert Stone, Jr. He was educated locally and graduated from Conval High School in Peterborough.

Mr. Stone was self-employed as a finish carpenter for many years. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, landscaping and gardening.

Sean is survived by his significant other, Mary A. Stone of Marlborough; his children, Felicia Stone of Keene, and Michael Stone, Jr. of Marlborough; his mother, Patricia Stone of Nashua, NH; his mother and father-in-law, Mary and Robert Lewis of Marlborough; his brother, Albert Stone, III of Leesburg, Virginia and his sister, Cindy Woods of Hollis, NH; three grandchildren: Julius, Robie, and Alayla; three nieces: Meaghan, Laura, and Sarah; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, Mark Stone in 2013.


 

A graveside service will be held Friday, July 10, 2015 a 11 a.m. in the family lot at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Ling Street, Marlborough, NH. Flowers will gladly be accepted, however the family would prefer donations be made to Michael Stone, Jr. Educational Fund, c/o Citizens Bank, 277 Daniel Webster Hwy., Nashua, NH 03060.

All services are under the direction of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH 03446. www.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Rebecca L. (Russell) Thompson
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Rebecca L. (Russell) Thompson, 69, of Hooksett and formerly of West Chesterfield and Swanzey died on Saturday, June 27, 2015. She passed peacefully in the comfort of her daughter’s home with family near after a period of declining health.

Rebecca was born the daughter of the late Virginia (Shaw) and Rodney Russell on June 6, 1946 in Rutland, VT. She was educated in Keene schools.

On May 12, 1968 she exchanged vows with Peter E. Thompson. They were married in a simple ceremony with close family and friends in attendance. Sadly, Peter passed on April 17, 2011 after forty two years of marriage.

She had a few jobs over the years. She worked most recently in the deli department at Hannaford's in Brattleboro before retiring in 1997. She was formerly employed at Homestead Woolen Mills in Swanzey and A.C. Lawrence Leather in Winchester.

Rebecca was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Keene for many years. She enjoyed crafts for fun and for gifts. Her talent brought her to craft shows where she would sell her products. Rebecca also had a green thumb and enjoyed gardening both flowers and vegetables that she canned and was happy to share. Mostly Rebecca was a dotting grandmother and loved her family.

Mrs. Thompson is survived by her daughter, Doreen A. Mitchell and her husband William of Hooksett. Her grand daughter, Miranda L. Mitchell of Hooksett. Her siblings; Sharon Smith, Darci Skillings, Timothy Russell, Gary Russell, Darrell Russell and Stephen Russell. Her siblings by a combined marriage; Dick Russell, Rachel Bell, Marlene Skillings and Doug Claugston. In addition she leaves several cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In keeping with Rebecca’s wishes there are no calling hours. Burial will take place with Christian burial rights in the family lot for both Rebecca and Peter Thompson at Spofford Village Cemetery, High St. Spofford, NH. 03462 on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 1pm. Flowers will gladly be accepted. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


James T. Day
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James T. Day, 67, a long time resident of Keene, died on April 19, 2015 after a sustained fight with prostate cancer and significant spinal disease.

He was born in Wolfeboro, NH, January 21, 1948, son of Helen (Hurd) and John Wilman Day. He attended Keene Schools and was a 1966 graduate of Keene High School. Mr. Day earned a liberal arts degree in History from Plymouth State College in 1970 and a Master’s Degree in Education in 1971, also from Plymouth State College. In 1986, he earned a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership from the University of Massachusetts.

He began his career as a teacher and coach at Newfound Memorial Jr. Sr. High School in Bristol, NH in 1971. He then became teaching principal of Russell Elementary School in Rumney, NH for two years. In 1974, Mr. Day became supervising principal of Canaan Elementary School in Canaan, NH.

In 1977, he became principal of Fuller School in Keene until he was selected to serve as principal of Keene Junior High School in 1983 where he continued until 1990. In that year, Mr. Day became assistant superintendent for Keene Schools and served in that capacity through 1993. He then considered himself very fortunate to have been able to return to the principalship in 1993, this time at a renamed Keene Middle School where he served through June of 2003.

Mr. Day then made the difficult decision to leave this position believing it was time to do something different with his life. Always willing to accept a challenge, he then took the position of Principal of Brattleboro Union High School where he served until progressive back and leg problems, together with an advanced cancer diagnosis, forced him to leave this position in May of 2011.

As an accomplished educator and principal, as well as an always proud father, Mr. Day loved working with school children, coaching them in Little League and in schools, introducing them to exciting things like model rocketry, supporting his own and other students on sidelines, serving as an advisor to middle and senior high student advisories, taking students on field trips, and chaperoning the 8th grades trips to Washington, DC, and high school students to NYC. He served on five middle school visiting committees to other schools, chairing his last three. During his career, he had been a member of national professional associations for elementary, middle, and senior high schools and was particularly proud of having yearbooks dedicated to him in two different secondary schools.

While serving as principal in Brattleboro, Mr. Day was privileged to participate in two extended trips to China in order to strengthen education exchange programs between China and Brattleboro Union High School. In 2012, Mr. Day was recognized by the General Assembly in Montpelier, VT for his “enduring legacy of achievement” serving 40 years in school administration in two states.

Since his departure from regular school service, Mr. Day became an active member of the Chad Evans Wrongly Convicted Committee believing strongly in the innocence of this outstanding former student and then school board member in the Keene School District.

In his later years, Mr. Day also served as President of the Willowbrook Association in Keene.

Survivors include his loving partner in life since September, 2006, Ann Eaton of Keene, NH; a son, Jamie Day and his wife, Anamaria of Newburgh, NY; a daughter, Stephanie Stark and her husband, Gordon of Sonora, CA; two granddaughters, Macormic and Sawyer, of Sonora, CA; one grandson, James T. Day III; a sister, Patricia Day Roux of Charlotte, NC; two brothers, Richard Day and his wife, Jacqueline, of Concord, NH; Robert Day and his wife, Lynn, of Scotts Hill, TN, and; a wonderful Mother in her 100th year, Helen Day of Fort Myers, FL. former wife, Cynthia Day of Keene. There are numerous, nieces, nephews, cousins and former students who knew him very well. He also leaves many dear friends in Keene and in Brattleboro.

Mr. Day was very appreciative of all the medical care he received, mostly from the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Cheshire Medical Center, but also from Florida Cancer Specialists. His last days were spent comfortably at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, Florida.

In keeping with Mr. Day’s wishes there are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 12:30pm. in the First Baptist Church of Keene, 105 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. Burial will follow in the family lot at Monadnock View Cemetery, Park Ave. Keene. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Mr. Day’s memory to the First Baptist Church, 105 Maple Avenue, 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


Linwood R. Patnode Sr.
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Linwood R. Patnode Sr. 76, a life long resident of Swanzey died unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene.

Linwood was born the son of the late Velma (Eastman) and Victor F. Patnode on January 2, 1938 in Keene. He was educated locally and graduated from Keene High School class of 1957.

On July 10, 1962 he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was trained as a paratrooper and light artillery man with the 82d. Airborne stationed out of Ft. Bragg, N.C. He served his enlistment and was honorably discharged on May 25, 1964 at the rank of Specialist – E4.

On April 17, 2002 he exchanged vows with Cheryl L. Freeh. They were married in a simple service with close family and friends in attendance. The Patnodes have been married for twelve years.

Linwood worked for Home Health Care Services in Keene for four years before retiring in 2009. Prior, Linwood had worked at West Swanzey Woolen Mills, Princess Shoe Company in Keene and Melanson Company in Keene.

Linwood was a man of faith and former member of St. Anthony’s Church in West Swanzey. Linwood had many interests in life. He liked to fish, raise and ride horses. He was a Golden Glove Boxer and former champion for his weight division in 1955. He was a member of the West Swanzey Scarlett Marauders Drum and Bugle Corps. Time was spent traveling the New England and New York regions going to watch various Drum and Bugle Corps competitions.

Mr. Patnode is survived by his wife, Cheryl L. Patnode of Swanzey. He also leaves his three children and there spouses; Linwood R. Patnode Jr. and his wife Barbara of Surry, Gregory Patnode and his wife Debbie – Lee of Keene and Colleen M. Smith and her husband Herbert of Swanzey. Eight grandchildren; Erika Payne, Caitlin Ward, Jenna Strongren, Hanna Patnode, Keith Patnode, Megan Martell and Lillian Smith. He will be missed by his five great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Linwood is pre deceased by his brother Robert F. Patnode who passed on February 9, 2014.

In keeping with Linwood’s wishes there are no calling hours. Burial will take place on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 10am. in the family lot at Oak Hill Cemetery, Pine St. West Swanzey with military honors to follow. Donations can be made in memory of Linwood R. Patnode Sr. to: Monadnock Regional High School Football Program, C/O MRHS, 580 Old Homestead Highway, Swanzey, NH. 03446. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Robert “Bob” J. Kupiec
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Robert “Bob” J. Kupiec, 59, a long time resident of Winchester and formerly of Schaghticoke, New York died unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene.

Robert was born the son of the late Mildred (Bolesky) and George C. Kupiec on June 12, 1955 in Schaghticoke, N.Y. He was educated in N.Y. and graduated from Hoosic Valley Central High School class of 1973. Bob went on in his studies and attended Jefferson Community College in N.Y.

Bob worked for many years as an independent subcontracted truck driver for the U.S. Postal Service. Prior he was employed by the Railroad.

He was a man with many interests. Time was spent riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle. He liked to work on and rebuild classic muscle cars, especially Pontiac GTO’s. He was a collector of Harley Davidson and GTO memorabilia. Bob also enjoyed playing his drums and basketball. When time permitted he could be found working in his vegetable gardens.

Mr. Kupiec is survived by his son, Jason R. Kupiec and his wife Stacy of West Jordan, Utah. His daughter Erin Delosh and her husband Bart of Port Orange, FL. His siblings; Chester G. Kupiec of Binghamton, N.Y. George C. Kupiec and his wife Elaine of Clifton Park, N.Y. and Kenneth J. Kupiec and his wife Heather of North Monmouth, ME. He leaves five grandchildren; Joseph T. Kupiec, Emma R. Kupiec, Olivia M. Kupiec, Sarah A. Kupiec and Sophia P. Kupiec in addition to cousins, nieces, nephews extended family and friends. Bob is predeceased by his sister Katherine A. Klink.

Burial will be held on Friday, June 12, 2015 at 11am. at Evergreen Cemetery, Richmond Rd. Winchester, NH. 03470. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Robert J. Kupiec to: St. Vincent DePaul Society, (Winchester) C/O St. Bernard’s Church, 173 Main 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


Eleanor E. (Hiiva) Hendrickson
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Eleanor E. (Hiiva) Hendrickson, 91, a lifelong resident of Marlborough died on Saturday, June 6, 2015 in the comfort of her home while sleeping.

Eleanor was born the daughter of the late Margaret (Walkama) and Jacob Hiiva on September 28, 1923 in Marlborough. She was educated locally and graduated from Marlborough High School class of 1942.
On January 27, 1944 she exchanged vows with Ralph A. Hendrickson while he was stationed in the military in New Jersey. They were married for twenty nine years before he passed in 1973.

Eleanor was a stay at home mom. She felt it important to be home providing for her family and their needs.

She enjoyed gardening, especially blueberries and flowers. She liked to go on walks, do crossword puzzles, read and go on shopping trips with her daughters. She had a great sense of humor and liked the Boston Celtics, especially Larry Bird. Family time was very important to her. She liked to cook and bake for family meals, especially her cream puffs. Family was her greatest joy especially when the grandchildren would come to visit. Time was spent reminiscing about days gone by educating the younger ones on how things were done in the past. This was also a time to teach a little of her native Finish language to the younger ones.

Mrs. Hendrickson is survived by her children and their spouses; Gary and his wife Karolee, Alan Hendrickson and Mark Hendrickson of Marlborough, Linda and her husband Edward(predeceased) of Hancock, Karen Longever and her husband Dana of Keene and Cindy Day of Keene. Eight grandchildren; Heath and Nathan Hendrickson, Shawn Coughlan, Heather Wallace, Sarah Clark, Heidi Wilson, Melanie Ferry and Nicole Belval. Seventeen great grandchildren; Kylan, Sienna, Wyatt, Alyssa, Emily, Drew, Remington, Ranger, Yanna, Raven, Aubrie, Griffen, Kiaja, Tyler, Cody, Hayden and Spencer. Three great-great grandchildren; Raleigh, Camden and Peyton in addition to cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Eleanor is predeceased by her son, Ralph “Andy” Hendrickson Jr. Her siblings, Walter and Philip Hiiva, Viola Boomhower, Betty Derby, Phyllis Follansbee, Lydia Georgina, Ella Hiiva, Ina Hiiva, and Marie Webster all passed earlier.

In keeping with Eleanor’s wishes there will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 10am. in the family lot at Pine Grove Cemetery, Granite St. Marlborough, NH. 03455. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Eleanor E. Hendrickson to: Home Health Care & Community Services, 312 Marlboro, St, Keene, NH 03431. All services are under the direction of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Linda Jean (Grant) Herrick
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Linda Jean (Grant) Herrick, 72 a long time resident of Brattleboro, VT. and formerly of Greenfield, MA. died on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Pine Heights Nursing Home in Brattleboro. She passed peacefully after a period of declining health with her family near.

Linda was born the daughter of the late Muriel L. (Loveland) and Edric A. Grant on November 9, 1942 in Greenfield, MA. She was educated in Greenfield and graduated from Greenfield High School class of 1961. Later she went on in her education and received her Associates Degree from Castleton State College in Early Childhood Education.

On September 10, 1961 she exchanged vows with Leonard “John” C. Herrick. The Herrick’s have been married for fifty four years.

Linda had worked at St. Michael’s School in Brattleboro for five years as a Pre-school Teacher before retiring in 2005. Prior, she had worked at the Holstein Association as a Registrar, Brattleboro Public Schools as a Teacher’s Assistant and Met Life Insurance in Brattleboro as an Administrative Assistant.

She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Brattleboro for many years. She enjoyed traveling, reading and spending time with her family.

 

Mrs. Herrick is survived by her husband, Leonard “John” C. Herrick of Brattleboro. Her children and their spouses; Sandy Wyckoff and her husband David of Brattleboro, VT. Sherri L. Spittle and her husband Eric of Sharon, VT. and Shelley A. Cloutier and her husband John of Danbury, CT. Siblings; June A. Kemp and her husband Paul of Orange, MA. Gayle I. Gramarossa of Greenfield, MA. and Robert A. Grant and his wife Linda of Tinton Falls, N.J. She also leaves eleven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews extended family and friends. Linda is pre-deceased by her daughter Susan M. Bills who passed on August 18, 2010.

A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 10am. in the First Congregation Church, 808 Western Ave. Brattleboro, VT. 05304. Burial will follow in the family lot at Round Hill Cemetery, Rt. 30, Townshend, VT. 05353. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Linda J. Herrick to: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave, Flr. 7 N.Y. N.Y. 10001. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral home and crematories, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


 


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44 Maple Ave.
Keene, NH 03431


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


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Troy NH. 03465

 

 

Beverly E. Doody July 22, 2015
Bernard D. Whitney Jr. July 26, 2015
Walter R. Blenkhorn July 18, 2015
Lester P. Sullivan July 13, 2015
Neil Allen Peirce June 30, 2015
Michael S. "Sean" Stone, Sr. July 3, 2015

Rebecca L. Thompson June 27, 2015
James T. Day April 19, 2015
Linwood R. Patnode Sr. December 2, 2014
Robert J. Kupiec December 24, 2014
Eleanor E. Hendrickson June 6, 2015
Linda J. Herrick June 4, 2015

 

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