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Elwin W. Messer
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Elwin W. Messer, 92, a lifelong resident of Westmoreland died on Monday, July 18, 2016 at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene following a period of declining health.

Elwin was born the son of the late Maude E. (Greene) and Charles W. Messer on August 18, 1923 in Keene. He was educated in Westmoreland.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army on July 6, 1944 during World War II. He served in Europe as a Message Center Clerk and Rifleman. He was the recipient of the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal and Good Conduct Medal. Elwin was honorably discharged on July 8, 1946 at the rank of Corporal E-4.

On April 21, 1951 he exchanged vows with Barbara S. Smith at the United Church of Westmoreland. They were married with family and friends in attendance and have been married for sixty five years.

Elwin was a machine operator in the Spinning Room at Homestead Woolen Mills in Swanzey for twenty years before retiring in 1985. Previously, he had worked at Sprague and Carlton Company in Keene and Upland Farms in Peterborough. He also worked for the Town of Westmoreland on road maintenance.

Elwin was a member of the United Church of Westmoreland. He enjoyed working in his flower gardens, playing cards and berry picking. He was a member of the Westmoreland Couples Club. He was a life time member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Keene. He also had pride in his community where he was a charter member of the Westmoreland Volunteer Fire Department and a deputy forest fire warden for forty eight years with the Cheshire County Forest Fire Wardens Association. Elwin loved his family and made it a priority to attend family gatherings and events.

 

Elwin is survived by his wife Barbara S. Messer of Westmoreland; his children, Elizabeth A. Hulslander and her husband Bruce of Surry, Sandra J. Messer and her companion Dana R Hill of Leominster, MA and Edward C. Messer and his wife Debra of Westmoreland; his sister, Bertha Brown of West Springfield, MA and his sister in-laws, Thelma Messer of Westmoreland and Gladys Messer of Rutland, VT. In addition he leaves cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Elwin is pre-deceased by his siblings; Arthur Messer, Carl Messer and Charlotte Duplissie.

In keeping with Elwin’s wishes there are no calling hours and burial will be private in the family lot with military honors. A celebration of life service will be held on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 11am at Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel, 44 Maple Avenue, Keene, NH. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Elwin W. Messer to: Westmoreland Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue, C/O Harry Nelson, P.O. Box 16, 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


Carroll G. Tolman, Sr.
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Carroll G. Tolman, Sr. 97, a long time resident of Swanzey, died on Thursday, July 14, 2016, at Applewood Care Center in Winchester. After a period of declining health, he passed peacefully with his family near.

Carroll was born the son of the late Savilla (Cronk) and Winfred Tolman on December 13, 1918, in Richmond. He was educated locally and graduated from Keene High School, class of 1937.

On April 22, 1944, Carroll enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served his country during World War II in Europe as a Medium Tank Crewman. He was the recipient of the American Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, World War II Victory medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Carroll was honorably discharged at the rank of Cpl. E-4 on December 16, 1945.

On April 4, 1959 he exchanged vows with Elizabeth G. Goodell at the First Congregational Church of Swanzey. They were married with family and friends in attendance. Sadly, Elizabeth passed on February 19, 2013, after almost fifty-four years of marriage.

Carroll had many jobs over his lifetime. Most recently, he loved the work and people he met at Tolman’s Table Restaurant.
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Carroll was a long time member of the First Congregational Church of Swanzey. He enjoyed his chickens, going to yard sales, time at the ocean and flying his kite. He and Liz enjoyed their yearly trip to visit relatives in Florida and Texas. He loved to be with his family especially the grandchildren.

Mr. Tolman is survived by his children, Carroll (Scot) Tolman, Jr. and his wife, Carol, of Spofford. Newell Tolman and his wife, Cheryl, of Keene, Connie McClaflin and her husband, James, of Mandan, ND, Candy Dutra and her husband, Manny, of Portsmouth, R.I., and Lindsey Tolman of Swanzey, a daughter in-law, Michelle Walters of Swanzey, and a sister, Marguerite Howard, of Swanzey. In addition he leaves fifty-two grandchildren and great grandchildren, a great-great grandchild on the way, as well as, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. He is predeceased by his son Gary W. Tolman who died on 1989. His siblings Raymond, Gerald, Reginald, Frances, Murray, Bernard and Vernon all passed earlier.

A celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 11am. in the First Congregational Church Swanzey, 679 Old Homestead HWY, Swanzey, NH. 03446. In keeping with Carroll’s wishes, burial will be private in the family lot with military honors and there are no calling hours. Donations can be made in memory of Carroll Tolman, Sr. to: Home Health Care, 312 Marlboro St. Keene, NH. 03431. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 S. Winchester St. Swanzey, N. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Earl B. Spaulding Jr.
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Earl B. Spaulding Jr. 85, a life long resident of Keene, died on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Applewood Care Center in Winchester. He passed peacefully while sleeping and surrounded by his family after a period of declining health.

Earl was born the son of the late Mildred L. (Mecham) and Earl B. Spaulding Sr. on November 20, 1930 in Keene. He was educated in Keene and graduated from Keene High School class of 1946. He went on in his education and received a degree in business from Dresser Business College in Northfield, Massachusetts.

After college Earl joined the U.S. Navy. He served his country for four years as a Yeoman, (Captain's Writer). He was honorably discharged at the rank of Seaman, E - 3.

On November 30, 1957 he exchanged vows with Yvonne "Bonnie" M. Monty at the Grace Methodist Church in Keene. They were married with friends and family in attendance and have been married for 59 years.

He was employed at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland, as the office manager, for ten years before retiring in 1988. Prior, he had worked at Peerless Insurance Company in Keene as an adjuster for 26 years.

Earl enjoyed many things in life. He was a bottle digger, he liked going to the beach, collected books, light houses and nut crackers. Earl was Civic minded. He was a member of the Westmoreland Volunteer Fire Dept. A past president and long time member of the Westmoreland Lions Club. He also took time to participate in the Westmoreland Old Home Day plays. Time was given freely to be a member of the Historical Society. He was a 35 year member of the Park Hill Society, and The Garden Club. Earl was a man of Faith and a Fifty year member of the Westmoreland United Church of Christ, where he would sing in the choir and served in a number of positions. He also was a member of the Keene Bottle Club. He loved Hawaii and was a lover of animals, especially his pets, Dora the cat, and Max the dog.

Mr. Spaulding is survived by his wife Yvonne "Bonnie" M . Spaulding of Keene. His children David A. Spaulding and his companion Denise Cobb of Spofford. And Wendy Snow and her husband David Snow of Walpole. Three grandchildren; Erica Heng and her husband Keo, of Southwick, Ma. Scott Cousino of Keene NH, and Jillian Bishop and her husband Jason of Charlestown NH. Five Great Grandchildren; Tyler and Andy Heng, Savannah Cadence Bishop, and Keyaira Snow. Earl is predeceased by his brother Ashley Spaulding and Great Granddaughter Cadence December Bishop, who passed in 2015.

A Celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 11am. in the funeral chapel. Burial will be private in the family lot with military honors. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Earl B. Spaulding Jr. to: Monadnock Humane Society, 101 West Swanzey Rd. Swanzey, NH 03446. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave, Keene, NH 03431 WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Dorothy “Dot” H. (Grignon) Trombley
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Dorothy “Dot” H. (Grignon) Trombley, 93, a long time resident of Marlborough died on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Langdon Place of Keene. She passed peacefully with the love of family near after a period of declining health.

Dorothy was born the daughter of the late Hazel (Bedaw) and Dana Grignon on April 20, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan. She was educated in Bellows Falls, VT. and graduated from Bellows Falls High School class of 1941.

She exchanged vows with Richard “Dick” A. Trombley. They were married in a simple service in Marlborough. Sadly, Dick passed on April 27, 2014 after seventy two years of marriage.

Dot had the most important job any mother could have. She was a stay at home mom for most of her life attending to the needs of her family. Not only would she attend to her family but she would also look after other children. She did work for a while for the Douglas Toy Company for seven years. For fun and a little income she worked at home as a seamstress.

Dot was a former member of Sacred Heart Church in Marlborough. She enjoyed painting, making jewelry, fishing, hunting, crocheting and going dancing. When time permitted she could be found cultivating her flower and vegetable gardens. Dot was also community minded and would give freely of her time to do charity work in town at the Community Kitchen of Marlborough where she would cook and bake. Her love of life was expressed in her family. She was a dotting grandmother and a devoted wife and mother.

Mrs. Trombley is survived by her children; Richard “Dick” Trombley of Keene and Carol L. Marshall and her husband James of Concord. Her grandchildren; Scott Marshall and his wife Linda of Salisbury and Thomas Marshall and his wife Catherine of Hopkinton. Her great grandchildren; Colby, Peyton, MacKenzie, Brenden, Brianna, Jonathan and Jackie. Her sister Eleanor Gauvereau of Springvale, ME. Two nieces; Lori Gauvereau and Lisa Thorenson. She will also be missed by her cousins, extended family and friends.

A calling hour will occur on Monday, July 18, 2016 from 9:30 to 10:30am. in the funeral chapel. A Mass will be given at 11am. in St. Margaret Mary Church, 33 Arch St. Keene, NH. 03431. Burial will follow 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 Dorothy H. Trombley 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 May (Walker) Welch
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Margaret May (Walker) Welch, 79, a long time resident of Winchester and formerly of Brattleboro, VT. went to her eternal home on Friday, July 8, 2016 at Thompson House in Brattleboro.

Margaret was born the daughter of the late Marilla (Dodge) and Harry Walker on July 18, 1936 in Medford, Oregon. She graduated from Sequim High School class of 1954.

On April 1, 1989 she exchanged vows with Michael E. Welch at the Church of Christ in Brattleboro. They were married with family and friends in attendance and have been happily married for twenty seven years.

Margaret was very proud to be a stay at home mother raising her seven children and giving them a foundation of unconditional love and faith.

She was a woman of great faith and member of the Church of Christ in Brattleboro for many years. She loved flowers and watching the birds. Margaret was known for having a big hearted soul and was one who would give encouragement to others. She was always writing and sending out cards to family and friends and even strangers. She was a woman filled with grace and mercy who was quick to forgive.

Mrs. Welch is survived by her husband Michael E. Welch of Winchester. Her children; Kathy S. Worrall and her husband Matthew of Winchester, Steven L. Young and his wife Donna of Springfield, VT. Judy E. Barbour and her husband Stephen of W. Fairlee, VT. Karen K. Plaisted and her husband Ethan of Alstead, Dennis A. Young and his wife Teresa of Chesterfield and Dan S. Young of W. Brattleboro, VT. Her brothers; Walter Walker and Ray Walker. In addition she leaves fifteen grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and two great grandchildren on the way, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Margaret's daughter Shawn E. Young passed on August 17, 1960. She looked forward to be reunited with Shawn and now she is.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, July 15, 2016 from 6 to 8pm. A celebration of life service will occur on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 1pm. all at Grace Christian Fellowship Church. 81 Ashuelot St. Winchester, NH. 03470. She would be pleased if people gave a random act of kindness to someone in need in her memory. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Cindy L. Martin
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Cindy L. Martin, 57, of Keene and formerly a long time resident of Swazney died on Satuday, July 9, 2016 at Cheshire Dartmouth Medical Center in Keene. She passed peacefully with the love and compassion of family by her side after a period of declining health.

Cindy was born the daughter of the late Martha (Ware) and Elwin Martin on March 29, 1959 in Keene. She was educated in Swanzey and graduated from Monadnock Regional High School class of 1977.
Cindy has worked in the banking industry for thirty five years in various roles and positions. Currently, she was working at the NBT Bank in Keene as the Assistant Branch Manager where she loved to see her customers, friends and co-workers. Cindy liked to stay busy, she also worked for Steven Burgeron Financial Services in Keene.

When Cindy wasn’t working or attending family events she could be found shopping or taking trips to the casino. Time was always made available for her family, especially her niece and nephews.
Miss. Martin is survived by her sister, Sue E. Peaks of Marlborough. Her brother, Jon Martin and his wife Tauni of Winchester. Her niece and nephews; Andrea A. Peaks of Milwakee, WI. Jeffrey E. Martin, James R. Martin, Jason W. Martin and Jonathan W. Martin all of Winchester. Her great nephew, Dominic Martin of Winchester. In addition she leaves cousins, extended family and numerous friends.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 5 to 8pm. In the Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. Burial will be held privately in the family lot at Oak Hill Cemetery, Swanzey. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Cindy L. Martin to: Bald is Beautiful fund, C/O Kingsbury Cancer Unit, 580 Court St. Keene, NH. 03431. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Carl G. Buckley
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Carl G. Buckley, 79, a long time resident of Roxbury and formerly of Keene died unexpectedly on Saturday, June 25, 2016 in the comfort of his home.

Carl was born the son of the late Arthur Buckley on June 29, 1936 in Keene. He attended schools in Keene.

He left school to enlist in the U. S. Army. He served his time during the Korean War and was honorably discharged after serving his enlistment.

Carl was the owner and operator of the Buckley Trucking Company. He owned the operation for thirty years until his retirement in 1996. Prior, he had worked at the Sprague and Carlton Company as a machine operator.

On February 16, 1957 he exchanged vows with Betty J. Campbell at the First Baptist Church on Washington St. in Keene. They have been married for almost sixty years.

He loved old cars. Time was spent going to car shows and working on cars. He had a love affair for his 1965 Chevrolet Nova that he restored. Carl had a softer side to him. He loved country music and going to music festivals. He was a man who enjoyed being with his family and being home. When time permitted he would go camping in Maine with the family.

Mr. Buckley is survived by his wife Betty J. Buckley of Roxbury. Deb and Robert Lagoy of Fitchburg, MA. Julie Chickering and her husband Tim of Chesterfield and Brian Buckley of Roxbury. His sister, Jane Reeves of Greenland. Grandchildren; Raymond, Alaina, Jay and Kiah. Five great grandchildren; Mason, Devan, Jacob, Savannah and Adam in addition to cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Carl is pre-deceased by his siblings, Wendell and Arthur Buckley who passed earlier.

In keeping with Carl’s wishes a private burial took place in the family lot with military honors on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Mountain View Cemetery in Swanzey. Donations can be made in memory of Carl G. Buckley to: American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, N.Y. 13220-3049 or to: American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA. 22312. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 S. Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Joseph W. “Bill” Blanchette
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Joseph W. “Bill” Blanchette, 62, of West Chesterfield and formerly of Freedom, NH. and Bokeelia, Florida died on Sunday, June 26, 2016. He passed peacefully in familiar settings surrounded by the love of his family.

Bill was born the son of the late Marie (Paridise) Garson and Dawson Blanchette on March 22, 1954 in New Britain, CT. He attended schools in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
Soon after school Bill enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He served his enlistment and was honorably discharged.

He was previously married to June Jacobs. On February 4, 1999 he exchanged vows with Mary T. Taylor. They were married in a simple service on the beach at Surfside Beach, South Carolina with close friends and family in attendance. They have been married for seventeen years.

Bill was an Entrepreneur and General Contractor all of his life. He owned and operated construction companies, restaurants and dabbled in many business enterprises. His final business was the J. W. Built Co. where he was the owner and operator for twenty years.
He was a man who had many interests. Time was spent boating, skiing, playing golf, riding motorcycles, fishing and playing poker with the boys. Bill was also a giver of time and a mentor. He worked with disabled veterans at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Florida for many years. Above all he dearly loved his children and grandchildren, they were his pride and joy.

Mr. Blanchette is survived by his wife, Mary T. Blanchette of Ft. Meyers, Florida. His children; Duston M. Blanchette and his wife Lisa of West Chesterfield, Cally D. May and her husband Eric of Swanzey, and Courtney L. Cleary of Buckingham, Florida. His siblings; Gail Hawkins, Ruby Paulin and her husband James, Laura Garson, Phil Blanchette and his wife Mickey. Bill is also survived by his five grandchildren; Racquelle, Hunter, Abigail, Audrey and Adaline. In addition he leaves cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. Bill is pre-deceased by his siblings; Sunny Blanchette, Frederick Garson and Delores Nault all passed earlier.

In keeping with Bill's wishes there are no calling hours. A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, July 1, 2016 at 1pm in the funeral chapel. Burial will be private in the family lot with military honors. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Joseph W. “Bill” Blanchette to: Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 145550, Cincinnati, OH.45250. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


James L Morse
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James L Morse, 80, of Gilsum, passed away at his home on June 23, 2016, surrounded by the love of his family.

He was born the son of the late Edith (Harris) and Edward Morse on April 19, 1936 in Gilsum. James attended schools in Gilsum and graduated from Keene High School class of 1954.

He joined the Air Force in the late ‘50s and was stationed at Pepperrell Air Force Base, St Johns, Newfoundland. He was honorably discharged after completing his time of service.

It was during his time of service in Newfoundland that he met the love of his life, Ruby Dillon. They were married in St. Johns on January 26, 1960 and came back to NH in May of 1960. They moved to Gilsum in 1963, where they would live for the remainder of his life.

In his younger years, he and his brothers would race stock cars. He enjoyed building things and this continued throughout his life. In the late 60s and early 70s, he was a member of the Town of Gilsum Police Dept. He was a life-long member of the Gilsum Volunteer Fire Department and a Deputy Fire Warden. His last days were spent listening to the Mutual Aid monitor. Jim was always there to help his family whenever they needed him. He was a good man, and he will be greatly missed.

In addition to his wife Ruby, left to remember a life well lived are his daughters Connie and her husband Bob Bedaw; Cathy and her husband Edmund Kenney; and son Kevin Morse and Stephanie Bourassa. His loving grandchildren will always remember his wit and funny stories: Eric and Alex Bedaw; Nicole (Kenney) Dudley and her husband Dean; Kyle Kenney and Heather Best, and their children Kadyn and Tatum Kenney; and Alyssa and Hannah Morse. He also leaves behind his brothers Ed Morse and Bill Morse, his sister Judy Powers, his wife’s sisters and brother, and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his infant son, Little Jim, infant daughter, Sandra, his sister Edie Perkins, and his brothers Fred and Walt Morse.

 

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 from 5 to 7pm. A celebration of life service will follow at 7pm, in the funeral chapel. Burial with military honors will take place on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 11am. in the family lot at Centennial Cemetery, Centennial Rd. Gilsum, NH. 03448. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gilsum Volunteer Fire Department, 5 Church St. Gilsum, NH. 03448. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Timothy J. Snow
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Timothy J. Snow, 53, of Keene died unexpectedly on Friday, June 3, 2016 at Springfield Hospital in Springfield, VT.

Timothy was born the son of Maureen (O’Brien) and Thomas S. Snow on March 16, 1963 in Keene. He was educated locally and attended Keene schools.

Tim worked as a contractor for the Todd Abbott foundation company.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and animals. He was very handy and liked building and carpentry. He loved his dog Zoe.

 

Mr. Snow is survived by his mother, Maureen Carroll of Keene. His children; Ashley M. Engelbrecht of Sullivan and Nicholas T. Snow of Keene. His siblings; David T. Snow and his wife wendy of Walpole and Daniel E. Snow of Keene. Two grandchildren; Jordan Fletcher and Kylie Simeneau of Sullivan. In addition he leaves aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Tim is pre-deceased by his father, Thomas S. Snow.

 

In keeping with Tim’s wishes there are no calling hours. A gathering to celebrate Tim’s life will be held on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 1:00pm at the Maple Pavilion, Surry Dam, Rt. 12A. Surry, NH. 03431. Donations can be made in memory of Timothy J. Snow 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


Mary Arlene deSousa
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Mary Arlene deSousa, 81, died on June 7, 2016 at the Florida Hospital Tampa Intensive Care Unit after health complications. Known as Arlene throughout her entire life, she was the first child of Marcella (York) Ellsworth and William Edgar Ellsworth, born in Albany, New York on August 26, 1934. She raised 6 children. She was predeceased by her daughter Marcia, her son Daniel, her twin brothers Francis and Edward, and her loving husband of 48 years, Mario Angelo deSousa. She is survived by her son Charles Oropallo and his wife Susan, her son William Oropallo and his wife Lynn, her son Christopher Oropallo and his wife Holly, and her son Peter deSousa and his wife Jacqueline. She has many loving grandchildren who shared very special relationships with their grandmother. She has many great grandchildren who loved to visit Grandma in Florida.

Arlene was born and raised in Albany, New York where she worked diligently for 29 years in the New York State Retirement System to successfully become an Executive leader. She was President of the Colonie, New York Women’s Republican Club, President of the Colonie, New York Elks Auxiliary, Secretary of Civil Service Employees Association in New York, Secretary of the Federation Union of New York State and Director of Albany, NY Women’s Bowling Association. She enjoyed vacationing in Provincetown, MA and touring the USA with family members and her best friend Lorraine Symanski. She and Mario retired first to Zephyr Hills, Florida and then to Land O’ Lakes, Florida. She recently resided in the Renaissance Tampa Senior Community Living Center where she enjoyed working with many resident committees and spending time with her friends. She was a generous soul and will be greatly missed by her very large family and circle of friends.

A funeral service for Arlene and Mario will be held at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, 607 Central Avenue, Albany, NH 12206 at 9 am Saturday morning, June 18, 2016. Arlene would have most enjoyed donations to your local chapter of the Salvation Army and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 in her name. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. www.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Marilyn E. (French) Rogers
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Marilyn E. (French) Rogers, 87, a long time resident of Hinsdale and formerly of Brattleboro, VT. died on Monday, June 6, 2016 in the comfort of her home. She passed peacefully after a period of declining health.

Marilyn was born the daughter of the late Hazle (Allen) and Lee French on July 16, 1928 in Warren, VT. She was educated in Randolph and Northfield, VT and graduated from Northfield High School class of 1947.

On September 21, 1951 she exchanged vows with Harold E. Rogers Jr. They were married in a simple service in Berlin, VT. Sadly he passed on June 21, 2002 after fifty years of marriage.

Marilyn worked at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital as a switchboard operator for six years. Prior, she had worked at A&P Grocery Stores in Brattleboro as the Produce Manager. She was also a switchboard operator for AT and T for many years.

She was a former member of the Congregational Church in Brattleboro. Time was spent reading, knitting, doing puzzles and word searches. Friday night was "Mom Night". Children and grandchildren were welcome for dinner and games. She had many board and card games on hand and, with a great amount of humor, she was a fierce competitor. In her younger years she enjoyed fishing and hunting. She was also community oriented. Time was spent at the hospital as a volunteer in the business office.

Mrs. Rogers is survived by her children; Cherylee Monmaney and her husband Bill of Hinsdale, Jonni Aguirre and her husband Javier of Yorktown, VA. Robin Heald and her husband Randy of Hinsdale, Scott Rogers and his wife Reenie of Keene and Gary Rogers and his wife Kathy of Brattleboro, VT, her sister, Beverly Benoir of Putnam, CT. In addition she leaves eleven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Marilyn is predeceased by her siblings Meriden, Ralph and Clifton French who passed earlier.

In keeping with Marilyn’s wishes all services will be private. Burial will take place in the family lot at Pleasant View Cemetery in Randolph, VT. Donations can be sent to your local hospice provider. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 South Winchester St. 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


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Elwin W. Messer July 18, 2016
Carroll G. Tolman, Sr. July 14, 2016
Earl B. Spaulding Jr. July 9, 2016
Dorothy H. Trombley July 9, 2016
Margaret May Welch July 8, 2016
Cindy L. Martin July 9, 2016

Carl G. Buckley June 25, 2016
Joseph W. Blanchette June 26, 2016
James L Morse June 23, 2016
Timothy J. Snow June 3, 2016
Mary A. deSousa June 7, 2016
Marilyn E. Rogers June 6, 2016

 

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