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Daniel L. "Dan" Rounds
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Daniel RoundsDaniel “Dan” L. Rounds 25, a long time resident of Swanzey and former resident of Troy died unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at his home.

Dan was born the son of Jennifer J. (Taylor) and Arnold Rounds on June 6, 1989 in Keene, NH. He was educated locally and graduated from the Winchendon School in Winchendon, MA. class of 2008.

Dan had an outgoing personality with a contagious smile, and he was always ready to help someone in need. He enjoyed spending time with family, close cousins, and friends. He was a loving and devoted father to his pride and joy...daughter Ellie Rounds. Dan's passions included any kind of hunting and fishing. He liked to practice with his bow and was an accurate shot. He played baseball, soccer, and hockey at many levels for recreational leagues and school teams.

Dan is survived by his daughter, Ellie Rounds of Swanzey, Ellie's mother Brittney O'Connor of Swanzey, his mother, Jennifer Heald and her husband Philip Heald of Swanzey, his father, Arnold Rounds and his wife Kim Rounds of Troy, his three siblings; Justin Rounds, Hunter Rounds, and Dawson Rounds (all of Troy), Grandparents; Theresa Taylor-Spiess of Thonotosassa, FL, Maynard Rounds of Vernon, VT, James Reed of Troy, Uncles and Aunts; Dan Taylor of Hinsdale, Vincent Rounds and Peggy Rounds of Spofford, Jackie Buchanan of West Chesterfield, his girlfriend Alix Perry of Swanzey, and numerous cousins, extended family members, and friends. Dan is predeceased by grandparents; Kenneth Spiess, Lawrence Taylor, Diana Rounds, Lorraine Reed, his aunt Pollyanna Rounds, and his uncle David Taylor.

There are no calling hours and burial will be private. A celebration of life service will be held on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 12pm (noon) in the funeral chapel at 44 Maple Avenue in Keene. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Daniel L. Rounds to a fund that has been set up for the future educational needs of his daughter, Ellie. Donations should be sent to any TD Bank under the account name Ellie Rounds educational fund. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


William “Bill” D. Smith Jr.
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William Smith Jr.William “Bill” D. Smith Jr. 57, a long time resident of Swanzey died on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene. He passed unexpectedly after a period of declining health.

William was born the son of Helen M. (Phillips) and William D. Smith Sr. on September 6, 1957 in Keene. He was educated locally and attended schools in Swanzey.
Bill worked for F.M. Label Company in Swanzey for many years as a machine operator before retiring in 1999.

In his free time Bill enjoyed fishing, coin and stamp collecting. Time was spent watching baseball. He was an avid Red Sox fan. He liked to search for coins and other treasures with his metal detector. Bill was a long time lover of designing and making fly hooks for fishing. He was also a member of the West Swanzey Athletic Association. Mostly Bill enjoyed spending time with his family.

Mr. Smith is survived by his mother, Helen M. Bradley and her husband Scott of Mesa, AZ. His son, Christopher Cooper of Erie, PA. He also is survived by his siblings: Terry L. Tan of Marlborough and Mark Smith and his wife Rhonda of Swanzey. Grandchildren; Johnathan, Nicole and Jacob. Nieces and nephews; Scott, Jamie, Jason, Jennifer, Mark Jr. Kristy, Matthew and Michael Smith. In addition to cousins, extended family and friends. Bill is predeceased by his father William D. Smith Sr. who passed in 1974 and his long time companion Martha Fish passed earlier.

A gathering to celebrate Bill’s life is planned for Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 1 to 5pm. in the Swanzey Community House, 18 Old Richmond Rd. Swanzey, NH. 03446. Donations can be made in memory of William D. Smith Jr. to: American Lung Association, 55 West Wacker Dr. Chicago, Il. 60601. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Elise R. (Russell) Schultz
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Elise R. (Russell) Schultz 83 a life long resident of Winchester, died unexpectedly on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. She passed peacefully with her family at her side after a brief illness.

Elise was born the daughter of the late Nellie E. (Craig) and William W. Russell on January 1, 1932 in Center Sandwich. She was educated in Winchester and graduated from Thayer High School class of 1950.

On August 25, 1951 she exchanged vows with Walter J. Schultz at St. Stanislaus Church in Winchester. They were married with close family and friends in attendance. He passed in 1979.

Elise had worked at Kulick’s Market in Winchester for ten years as a cashier before retiring in 2002. Previously she had been employed by the Book Press in Brattleboro as a Binder for many years and Smalleaz in Winchester.

She enjoyed going to bingo with her friends. Time was spent bowling. She was also an avid Red Sox and Bruins fan. Elise was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Winchester, Post 3968.


Ms. Schultz is survived by her children and their spouses; Michael J. Schultz and his significant other Kathleen Lopez of Newfoundland, N.J. Gary W. Schultz and his wife Kathleen of Ashuelot and Alan “Peter” Schultz and his wife Priscilla of Groton, MA. Siblings; William Russell of Winchester, Norma Hobson of Peterborough, Audrey Herman of Ashuelot and Nancy Paquette and her husband Donald of Ocala, FL. Her eight grandchildren; Matthew and Michael Schultz of Greenwood Lake, N.Y. Walter, Andrew and Gregory Schultz of Ashuelot, Christopher Schultz and wife Heather, of Townsend, MA. and David Schultz of Merrimack, NH. Two great grandchildren; Mason and Jace Schultz of Townsend, MA. in addition to cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Elise is predeceased by her siblings; Erma Audette, Beverly Schmeigle, Muriel Rich, Ruth Russell, Priscilla Nelson, Marlene Murray, Donna Russell and Donald Russell.

In keeping with Elise’s wishes there are no calling hours. A graveside service will be held in the spring, in the family lot at Evergreen Cemetery. Information will be printed closer to services. Donations can be made in memory of Elise R. Schultz to: Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW, Post 3968, 5 South Main St. Winchester, NH. 03470. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories. 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Jeff Dixon
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Jeff DixonJeff Dixon 78, died of a serious illness in his Hancock home on Sunday, January 11, 2015. He was born on June 13, 1936 in Providence, RI. ” Dix”, as he was fondly known, graduated from William and Mary and went into the Army as a Second Lt. Upon completing his service, he then went to work for Shell Oil Co in Charlotte, NC. He and his wife, formerly Carol Bunch, had two children Travis and Cheryl. He spent a lot of time with his children and taught them how to enjoy the outdoors. He remembers fondly teaching them to ski in Vermont and water ski where they spent many fun summers running slalom courses in Connecticut. His favorite hobbies were racquet ball and parachuting.

In the 1970’s and 1980’s Jeff built a business as an insurance tax and business planner in Ct, NY. and VT. He and his young family moved to Rutland, Vermont so that his children could pursue their interest in ski racing. While in VT. Jeff simultaneously operated a flight school and enjoyed flying ultra light aircraft and skiing with his young family.

In 1993 Jeff married his second wife Marsha (Fletcher) Wilson, and moved to Keene, NH. where they enjoyed many family outings skiing, hiking, kayaking and other outdoor activities with their children and grandchildren. Marsha and Jeff also spent a great deal of time sailing and power boating on Long Island Sound where they managed to see all the ports from West Point to the Elizabeth Islands. Jeff’s interest in photography is well known in the Monadnock area where he taught photography lessons. His art work is displayed in various locations locally. Jeff’s interest in photography began in 1961 when he became a Sport Parachutist. Over 15 years he amassed over 1800 free fall descents and began to develop air-to-air photography using helmet mounted 35 mm equipment. His interest in nature photography was a natural progression over the years and together with his wife Marsha they traveled to many spectacular sites in the world. Since 2008 Jeff has enjoyed flying remote control airplanes with his many special friends in the Keene area.

He is survived by: Marsha Dixon, his wife, Curt Dixon, brother, Travis Dixon, son, Angelica Dixon daughter in law, Kirsten Karpawich, step daughter, Paul Karpawich, step son-in-law , Fletcher Wilson, step son, Holly Wilson, step daughter-in-law and his grandchildren Blair and Cameron Dixon, Max and Alex Karpawich, Keenan, Reid and Laramie Wilson, and Logan and Parker Watson. Dix/ Pop Pop will be missed by one and all for his love and joyous outings, sense of humor, and his amazing spirit and courage when facing the passage of his life.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 2pn. At the First congregational Church in the Vestry, 47 Main St. Hancock, NH. 03449. In lieu of flowers please send a donation to: Stillpoint Foundation, Warrior/Mentor Program, 22 Stillpoint Lane, Walpole, NH. 03608 in honor of disabled veterans. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 0343. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Paul D. Gamache
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Paul D. Gamache, 73, a long-time resident of Winchester and formerly of Northfield, MA, died unexpectedly on Saturday, January 3, 2015. He passed with dignity in the comfort of his home with his wife and daughter with him. He was predeceased by a great granddaughter, Makayla Gamache, who died in 2010.

Paul was born the son of the late Margaret (Meyer) and Paul J. Gamache on February 9, 1941 in New Haven, CT. He graduated from East Haven High School, (CT) in 1959 as a top honor student and earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Haven.

He served during the Vietnam Era as a member of the U.S. Army, 101st Airborne Division. Paul completed his enlistment and was honorably discharged.

On May 13, 1961 he exchanged vows with Janice L. Hummer of East Haven, CT at Park Methodist Church in New Haven, CT. They have been happily married for the past fifty-three years. .

Paul spent his entire working career with Northeast Utilities, the first years in Willimantic and Berlin, Connecticut. For the last twenty years of his career he was
Assistant Superintendent and then Superintendant of Northfield Mountain Hydroelectric Power Plant in Northfield, MA. His responsibilities included both the physical hydro plant and the Northfield Mountain Environmental Center, Cabot Station, He took early retirement in 1998 and worked for approximately ten years as a freelance consultant.

Paul was first and foremost a family man. He particularly loved his seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren, and was a kind and loving husband and father. He has always been a role model and mentor to his many nieces and nephews. His second love was Bittersweet Farm where he lived for the past thirty years. In 1979 he and his wife created the Northfield Country House in Northfield, MA, a small country full-service inn which eventually was featured in eight national publications. The inn was sold in 1985 and the family moved to Winchester to fulfill a dream of Paul's to own a small gentleman's farm. He created a wildlife habitat on his property, and loaned out fields to local farmers to grow and harvest hay. He was a great believer in conservation of natural resources, particularly the soil rich farms of Winchester. He was treasurer and an active member of the Winchester Conservation Commission until his death. During his seventeen years of retirement he lived life to the fullest. He and his wife Jan travelled to many places in the world. He loved skiing in Europe. His favorite trips were to Israel, Africa, and Ireland. He spent one month as a volunteer in Japan with an organization which taught organic farming to community leaders in third world countries, and this year he was considering travel to Zimbabwe to visit the United Church of Winchester's partner church in Hwange, Zimbabwe. In his younger years he could be found mentoring kids, coaching hockey, being a boy scout leader, and sharing his love of the outdoors. Paul, a man of faith, was an active member of the United Church of Winchester since 1985 In the last ten years, Paul continued to spend time reading, skiing, backpacking, mountain climbing, being at the ocean, working in the woods, hunting, salt water fishing with his "boys" and spending winters in Wildwood. FL. He loved animals and being with nature, which brought him to start and develop local conservation projects. He was a member of the Connecticut River Watershed Council, the Winchester Planning Board and treasurer of the Winchester region of the American Red Cross.

Mr. Gamache is survived by his wife Janice “Jan” Gamache of Winchester. He also leaves his children Michele “Shelly” Pagan of Winchester and his son Lee Gamache of Winchester; siblings; Phyllis Kallert and her husband Fred of Hamden, CT. and Robert Gamache and his wife Carol of North Haven, CT. Seven grandchildren: Jessica Roholff, Jason Pagan, Steven Gamache Sr., Jasmine Pagan, Robb Gamache, Freedom Gamache and Faith Gamache and two great grandchildren-- Makayla Gamache and Steven Gamache Jr. in addition to an extended family and many friends.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 from 5 to 8 pm. at the funeral home In Keene. A celebration of life service will occur on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 11:00 am. at the United Church of Winchester, Route 10, Main Street, Winchester, NH. Burial will take place in the spring at South Parrish Cemetery, in the family lot with military honors. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Paul D. Gamache to “CHAD” Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, D-H Geisel Office of Development, One Medical Center Dr. HB 7070, Lebanon, NH. 03756. in gratitude for the life saving care that was given to his great grandchildren. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Hella “Hindy” E. (Weidenfeld) Westervelt
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Hella WesterveltHella “Hindy” E. (Weidenfeld) Westervelt 76, of Spofford and formerly of Boonton, New Jersey died on Monday, December 15, 2014 at Keene Center Genesis in Keene. She passed peacefully after a period of declining health.

Hella was born the daughter of the late Fanny (Goltzman) and Saul Weidenfeld on October 31, 1938 in Bronx, New York . She enjoyed her high school years cheerleading and graduated from Freehold High School, N.J. class of 1956.

Hindy exchanged vows in 1965 with Robert L. Westervelt in New York City. They were married in a simple service with close family and friends in attendance. The Westervelts were married for 35 years before Robert passed in March of 2000.

Hindy was a homemaker and caretaker to her family; she had a knack of making every day fun and relaxing. The Westervelt's loved summering at the cottage on Spofford Lake.

She enjoyed working with her husband Bob on their business, Aeroprint, cooking awesome meals for her family , bird watching, and team bowling. Hindy was very humorous and enjoyed a good laugh; her brothers always say how her presence would light up the room. Hindy was well loved by her family and friends.

Mrs. Westervelt is survived by her three children Steven L. Westervelt (and wife Tina) of Naples, FL, Daria F. Levy of Keene, Adam B. Westervelt of Dallas, TX; her five grandchildren Blair, Ariel, Rachelle and Olivia Westervelt and Noah Fitzgerald; her brothers Gilbert, Martin and Gerrald Weidenfeld, and her sister Rita (and Ralph) Michelle; she was predeceased by her brother Gerome Weidenfeld. In addition she leaves cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In keeping with Hindy’s wishes there are no calling hours. Burial will take place in the family lot at West Chesterfield Cemetery, Chesterfield on July 12th, 2015 (time to be announced). Donations can be made in memory of Hella E. Westervelt to the American Cancer Society, P.O. box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK. 73123 or to the American Lung Association, 55 West Wacker Dr. Suite 1150, Chicago, Il. 60601. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Robert “Bob” J. Kupiec
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Robert Kupiec

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.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 from 5 to 8pm. in the funeral home. Burial will private in the spring. 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


Bernard “Bernie” W. Webber
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Bernard “Bernie” W. Webber 73, a life long resident of Marlborough died on Thursday, December 11, 2014. He passed peacefully in the comfort of his home with his family near.

Bernard was born the son of the late Grace M. (Porter) and Carl G. Webber on November 11, 1941 in Marlborough. He was educated locally and graduated from Marlborough High School class of 1959.

On October 14, 1961 he exchanged vows with Laura M. Murphy. They were joined in matrimony at the Federated Church in Marlborough with family and friends in attendance. The Webber’s have been married for fifty three years.

Bernie was the owner and operator of the Minnie Wawa Valley Landscape Company in Marlborough. He owned and operated the business for over twenty years until his retirement in 2006.

Bernie was a member of the Federated Church in Marlborough for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping game. In the winter months he could be found selling Christmas trees. Spring was the time to get the sugar house running and producing maple syrup. Bernie was a member of the NH. Maple Producers Association and the NH. Trappers Association.

Mr. Webber is survived by his wife, Laura M. Murphy of Marlborough. A son, David W. Webber and his wife Tricia of Troy. Siblings; Carl P. Webber and his wife Carol of Dublin and Eleanor L. Ellis and her husband Bernard of Swanzey. He leaves five grandchildren; Kayla Webber, Jami Leigh Ashcraft, Korie Webber, Kiera Webber and Kristopher Webber. Two great grandchildren Allilyanna Aschcraft and Averill Ashcraft in addition to cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Bernie is pre deceased by his daughter, Christine M. Webber who passed in 2011.

A celebration of life service will be held on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 11am. in the funeral home. In keeping with Bernie’s wishes there are no calling hours and burial will be private. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Bernard W. Webber to: Hospice and Community Services, 312 Marlborough St. Keene, NH. 03431 or to the Federated Church of Marlborough, 16 Pleasant St. Marlborough, NH. 03455. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Carolyn G. (Gray) Davis
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Carolyn G. (Gray) Davis 78, of Keene and formerly of Dublin died unexpectedly on Monday, December 8, 2014 at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene.

She was born the daughter of the late Mary (Medeck) and Warren Gray on March 8, 1936 in Ironton, Ohio. She was educated in Cincinnati and graduated from Walnut Hills High School class of 1954.

Carolyn enjoyed bird watching, refinishing antique furniture, reading and needlepoint. She was involved in community service volunteering at the information desk at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcok Medical Center these past ten years.

Ms. Davis is survived by her life partner of 35 years James G. Johnston of Keene. Her two sons and their wives; Jeffry W. Luebkeman and his wife Karen of Marlborough, and Gary M. Luebkeman and his wife Leslie of Westmoreland. She also leaves several grandchildren in addition to cousins, a niece and nephew as well as extended family and friends. Carolyn is predeceased by her sister Virginia Switzer who passed in 2012.

In keeping with Carolyn’s wishes there are no calling hours however a memorial service is planned at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center on Wednesday, December 17th. The time of the service is not known as this goes to print. Burial will take place in the family
niche next spring at: Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Robert (Bob) MacGregor III
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Robert (Bob) MacGregor III, 87, longtime resident of Shelburne Falls, MA passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, MA after a sudden decline in health.

Bob was born Robert Burnham Hillman on June 6th, 1927 in Portland, ME. He was soon adopted as an infant by the late Robert MacGregor Jr., of Scotland and his wife, Arline (Campbell) MacGregor of Boston, MA. He was raised and educated in Orange, MA. It was there that he met and later wed the love of his life, Dorothy (Hayden) MacGregor on June 9th, 1951 in Orange, MA. They were happily married for nearly 63 years until Dorothy's passing earlier this year.

After graduating high school, Bob enlisted in the US Navy, serving honorably during WWII as a rear gunner on Grumman TBF Avenger naval aircraft. During his tenure in the Navy he realized his fondness for flight, later earning his civilian pilot license and flying friends and family around the region in his own airplanes throughout most of his adult life. Bob was extremely proud of his military service and it was not at all uncommon to see him around town proudly wearing his US Navy ball cap. Bob later worked for most of his years as a machinist for Mayhew Tool Company, retiring in June, 1992.

Having a profound passion for helping children, Bob was instrumental in organizing the start of the first Big Brother/Big Sister program in Franklin County. He earned national recognition for his efforts and mentored numerous children throughout the area, forming many lasting relationships with "his kids." He was also selected by the Town of Buckland as their District Building Committee Representative to assist in the planning and construction of the Franklin County Technical School. His inputs helped to lay the framework for the high school becoming an area destination for educating future tradesmen.

In addition to flying, Bob enjoyed attending Scottish Highland Games and was an avid New England sports fan. He was a long-time volunteer and proud member of the Shelburne Falls Senior Center, considering the staff and fellow members as his family. After retirement, he took pleasure working in his wood shop, often creating bird feeders and plant stands that he donated to support local seniors organizations. Other charitable contributions included various children's and animal rescue causes, as he never met a child or animal he didn't like.

Bob will be dearly missed by the many lives he has touched throughout the Pioneer Valley region, especially by his "Little Brother" of 40 years Dennis Sevene, and his fiancée Erika Crocker, both of Colorado Springs and Greenfield natives who Bob and Dorothy considered as their own son and daughter-in law. He also leaves countless close friends who meant the world to him.

A special heartfelt thank you is extended to the amazing staffs of the Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility and the Shelburne Falls Senior Center for their professional care and compassion for Bob during the last several months.

A memorial service to celebrate Bob's life will be held on Friday, December 19th at 11:00 a.m. at the Shelburne Falls Senior Center, 7 Main St, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370. In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that donations be made in the name of Robert MacGregor to: Shelburne Falls Senior Center, 7 Main St. Shelburne MA. 01370. Interment is planned at a later date in West Branch Cemetery, Colrain, MA. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home, West Swanzey NH. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com

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


Glenn “Chick” B. Chickering
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Glenn “Chick” B. Chickering of Spofford. Glenn’s tender heart, full of love for family and friends, went still on Monday, December first, ending his 82 years on this earth.

Glenn, the baby boy of Agnes (Balfour) and Clifford “Crib” Chickering, was born at home on the family farm in West Chesterfield on a beautiful July day. His two older sisters, Grace and Joyce were thrilled with little Glennie! Blessed with a nearly photographic memory, he could tell you every minute detail of his life from that moment on.

In 1950, Glenn graduated from Brattleboro High School as Senior Class President. He remained active with the alumni association and participated in parades (showing off his car, of course!) and class reunions.

Soon after high school Glenn enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as a submarine radioman on the U.S.S. Cobia, SS-245.Glenn worked for the New England Telephone Company for thirty three years before retiring in 1988. He was a cable splicer and later became the a real estate and property manager for the company.

“Chick” never met a stranger. Within minutes of meeting someone new, he could uncover a connection that turned a new acquaintance into an instant friend. Always a storyteller, Glenn had the ability to find commonality with people and would weave old experiences into contemporary situations...if you sat still long enough! Glenn did not smoke or drink, occasionally bought a lottery ticket...but what he loved were the simple things...four cord of wood perfectly stacked (his way!), a shiny new (or new to him) car, a well-mowed lawn. A great sense of humor was always a part of Glenn’s life. Quick witted and self-deprecating, he enjoyed making people laugh. Over the years, countless babies and children of all ages were sent into giggles with his “Donald Duck” voice.

While he enjoyed many wonderful events, Glenn was forever heartbroken at the death of his son, John “Jack” Chickering in 1980 at the age of twenty-three.

Glenn was fiercely proud of his family that he leaves behind; Stella, the love of his life for over fifty years, their children and their spouses; Frances M. Chickering and her husband Peter Dobroski of Dover, Cheryl A. Brigham and her husband Ronald of Hampton and Glenda G. Stoddard and her husband David of Ludlow, MA, and their deeply adored grandchildren; Nicholas Dobroski, Catherine Dobroski, Whitney Brigham, Dillon Stoddard and Denver Stoddard. Glenn also leaves behind his loving sister, Joyce Jernberg, Audrey Ericson his “sister-cousin”, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and many, many wonderful friends.

If Glenn touched your life in any way, the family asks that you perform a random act of kindness in his honor. If you owed him money or borrowed a tool that you did not return, maybe you could do two random acts of kindness!

A service will be held in the spring with dates and times to be announced later. In keeping with Glenn’s wishes there are no calling hours. Donations can be made in memory of Glenn B. Chickering to: Spofford Fire Department, P.O. Box 138, Spofford, NH 03462, The Brattleboro Legion, 32 Linden Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301 or to Joan’s Pantry c/o Audrey Ericson, 557 Route 63, Chesterfield, NH 03443. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com

All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 South Winchester St., West Swanzey, NH. 03446. 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 in the family lot at Oak Hill Cemetery in West Swanzey next spring. 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

All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 South Winchester St., West Swanzey, NH. 03446. 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

 

 

Daniel L. Rounds January 14, 2015
William D. Smith Jr. December 21, 2014
Elise R. Schultz January 8, 2015
Jeff Dixon January 11, 2015
Paul D. Gamache January 3, 2015
Hella E. Westervelt December 15, 2014

Robert J. Kupiec December 24, 2014
Bernard W. Webber December 11, 2014
Carolyn G. Davis December 8, 2014
Robert MacGregor III December 2, 2014
Glenn B. Chickering December 1, 2014
Linwood R. Patnode December 2, 2014

 

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