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Swanzey, NH 03446
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Keene, NH 03431
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Jeffrey "Jeff" J. Robie
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Jeffrey "Jeff" J. Robie, 60, of Swanzey and formerly of Derry, N. H. died on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He passed peacefully after succumbing to complications from a severe accident with his family by his side.

Jeff was born the son of Roberta (Lewis) and John Robie on June 7, 1956 in Derry, NH. He was educated in Derry and graduated from Pinkerton Academy class of 1974.

On August 28, 2004 he exchanged vows with Judith A. Myshrall at Hidden Hills in Rindge. They have been together for 22 years. He was married to his first wife, Kimberly Smith for 15 years.

Jeff worked for Digital in Massachusetts and retired after twenty five years of loyal service. After retirement he took positions at local hardware stores in Jaffrey and Peterborough.

He was an accomplished wood worker and finish carpenter. In his leisure time he enjoyed watching western movies, working in his vegetable garden, antiquing and landscaping. He would hunt and fish. He also enjoyed white water rafting and was an accomplished cook.

Mr. Robie is survived by his wife, Judith A. Robie of Swanzey. His children; Jessica M. Garneau and her husband Mike of New Ipswich, Jared E. Robie and his wife Lindsay of Rindge, Brooke B. Malo and her husband Steven of New Market, Jacob J. Robie of Winchester and James J. Myshrall of Swanzey. His mother Roberta Robie of Derry. His siblings; Lynne Szulezewski and her husband Karl of Michigan and Lisa Riley. Eight grandchildren; Jordan Myshrall, Audra Robie, Kali Norton, Brendan Robie, Bradley Howard, Adrienne Robie, Jaxson Garneau and Camille Garneau. Jeff's mother and father inlaw, Robert and Virginia Rouleau of Swanzey. Sister in-laws; Patricia Foskett, Brenda Puente, Donna Eason and Louise Byrnes. In addition he leaves; cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Jeff is pre-deceased by his father, John Robie who passed in 2004.

In keeping with Jeff's wishes there are no formal services. The family will have an informal gathering to pay respects and celebrate Jeff's life on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 12 noon until 6pm. on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at the family home. Donations can be made in memory of Jeffry J. Robie to: Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH. 45250. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Janet P. (Pero) Wickwire
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Janet P. (Pero) Wickwire, 88, of Walpole and formerly of Manchester, CT. died on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Keene Center Genesis in Keene. She passed peacefully after a period of declining health.

Janet was born the daughter of the late Jessie (Spence) and Edward Pero on November 6, 1928 in Winthrop, Massachusetts. She was educated in Winthrop and graduated from Winthrop High School class of 1946. She then went on to earn an Associates of Science in Dental Hygiene from Forsythe School of Dentistry class of 1948.

On April 1, 1951 she exchanged vows with James D. Wickwire at St. John's Episcopal Church in Winthrop, MA. They were married with family and friends in attendance. Sadly, Jim passed on September 12, 2012 after sixty-one years of marriage.

She worked as a Dental Hygienist at the dental practice of Drs. Hebert and Stevens in Manchester, CT. for fifteen years before retiring in 1985. Prior, she had the hardest job in the world. She was a stay at home mom raising her children and making sure they had what was needed to advance in life.

Janet loved gardening, skiing, bird watching, and reading, and was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. She was a longtime member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Walpole. In addition to devoting her time to St. John's, Janet volunteered at the Bridge Memorial Library in Walpole, and the Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland. When her children were young, Janet spent countless hours volunteering at Bowers Elementary School in Manchester, CT. Previously, Janet was an active member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Manchester and St. Peter's Episcopal Church in South Windsor, CT. Janet was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, daughter, sister, and aunt. She loved her family, had a wonderful sense of humor, and always found a reason to be optimistic. Janet was unfailingly kind and self-sacrificing to the end.

In addition to her husband and parents, Janet was predeceased by her sister, Margaret Penney. Mrs. Wickwire is survived by her children: James D. Wickwire, Jr. and his wife, Susan, of Redding, CT,. David Wickwire and his wife, Mary, of Daniel Island, S.C., Jeanne McBride and her husband, Michael, of Walpole, and Andrew Wickwire and his wife, Nancy, of Bedford, NH. She also leaves six grandchildren, five great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

A celebration of Janet's life will be held on May 20, 2017, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Walpole. Burial will be private. Donations can be made in memory of Janet P. Wickwire to: St. John's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 179, Walpole, NH. 03608 or to: Norris Cotton Cancer Center, D-H/Geisel Office of Development, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756-0001. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Carrie F. (Fortin) Sheehan
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Carrie F. (Fortin) Sheehan, 69, a long-time resident of Harrisville, died on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at Cheshire Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene, NH. She passed peacefully with much of her family at her side.

Carrie was born the daughter of the late Dewey and Margaret (Randall) Fortin on January 19, 1948, in Oberlin, Kansas. She was educated in Anaheim, California where she attended Savanna High School.

On June 2, 1973, she exchanged vows with the love of her life, David H. Sheehan, at The Harrisville Community Church. They were married for 43 years, raising their family in Harrisville.

She worked at several area firms including Yankee Magazine and Wells Memorial School and greatly enjoyed doing home daycare for 10 years. Prior to retirement, she was the kitchen manager/chef at The Keene Daycare Center, where the kids and staff fondly called her "Cookin' Carrie".

One of her greatest joys was her grandchildren. Many of her happiest times were attending their dance shows, concerts, and cheering for them at their many sporting events. "Nonna" was their number one fan. Many good times were also had sitting around the campfire on warm summer nights with her family making s'mores. She also greatly enjoyed and excelled at cooking, baking and many crafts. On sunny summer days Carrie could be found riding "shotgun" in the family Mustang convertible.

Carrie is survived by her husband, David H. Sheehan of Harrisville, her children: Kimberlie M. Buckley and her husband Timothy of Cherryville, NC; Kristin S. Amer and her husband Michael of Swanzey; Albert F. Sheehan and his wife Shelley of Concord; Adrienne F. Simpson and her husband Tony of Marlborough; Trinity H. Underwood and her partner Scott McIntire of Keene; Toby H. Sheehan. She is also survived by her siblings: Marvin Fortin and his wife Lauralee of Mannford, OK; and Gladys Brewer, Galen Fortin and Myron Fortin all of Norco, CA. In addition, she leaves 24 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

When Carrie retired she found she was made for it. Her lifelong classiness easily transferred to comfortable, casual wear and flip flops.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at 12 noon in the Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel. In honor of Carrie, we invite friends and family to dress comfortably and respectfully and to wear a hint of purple, which was her favorite color. In keeping with Carrie's wishes, there are no calling hours. Burial will take place at Willard Hill Cemetery in Harrisville in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Carrie F. Sheehan to: Norris Cotton Cancer Center, 580 Court Street, Keene, NH 03431. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Avenue, Keene, NH 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Ralph J. Gregory
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Ralph J. Gregory, 83, a longtime resident of Swanzey, died on Monday, February 20, 2017 at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Keene. He passed peacefully with his family near after a brief period of decline.

Ralph was born the son of the late Mary (Walsh) and Ralph Gregory on July 21, 1933 in Stamford, CT. He was educated in Winchester and graduated from Thayer High School class of 1952. Ralph worked for a year at General Electric in Massachusetts before returning to his studies. He went on and earned an Associates Degree in Engineering from the New Hampshire Institute of Technology in Portsmouth.

Soon after graduating from college, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was assigned to the 99th Bomber Wing in Texas. He was a member of the Air Force Rifle Team before receiving orders to Kunsan, Korea for a year. While stationed in Korea, he was able to climb Mt. Fuji in Japan. Ralph was honorably discharged on July 31, 1959 at the rank of A/1C after serving his four year enlistment.

On June 20, 1964, he exchanged vows with Jo Robinson at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Putney, VT. They were married with family and friends in attendance and have been married for the past fifty-two years.

Ralph was employed by Miniature Precision Bearings (Timken) for forty years. He worked in the machine shop then later as a processing engineer.

Ralph enjoyed many things in life. In his early years he enjoyed camping and traveling with his family. He was a longtime member of the Winchester Sportsmen Club and one of their top shooters and also coached the Junior Rifle Team. In addition, he was a hunter safety instructor for forty years. He served on the Board of Incorporators of the ELM Community Center in Winchester for many years. In his leisure time, Ralph enjoyed being an active member of the Italian Club in Keene. He was of outstanding character and had a wonderful, dry sense of humor. He was an avid reader, enjoyed ice fishing and hunting, and loved to dance. Ralph was a very much do-it-all-yourself person and was extremely ingenious at fixing most anything. His favorite pastime of late was spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.

Mr. Gregory is survived by his wife, Jo Gregory of Swanzey. His three children; Timothy W. Gregory of Lyndeborough, Jane M. Gregory and her significant other Daniel Shaker of Lewiston, ME, Heather K. McClusky and her husband William of Peterborough. A sister; Patricia A. LaCroix of Las Vegas, NV. Nine grandchildren; Catherine Jo “CJ” Gregory, Timothy “Addis” Gregory, Malachi Gregory, Prue Sellner, Meara McClusky, Aidan McClusky, Rowan McClusky, Ralph Shaker, and Robert Shaker. In addition, he leaves cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and numerous friends. He is pre-deceased by his sister, Leona Lueddeke, who passed in 2005.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 5 to 7pm. A liturgy of the word will be given on Friday at 10am, all in the funeral home. Burial will be held in the spring. Flowers will gladly be accepted, however, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Ralph J. Gregory to: St. Bernard Restoration Fund, C/O Parish of the Holy Spirit, 161 Main St. Keene, NH. 03431, or to the charity of one’s choice. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 South Winchester St., Swanzey, NH 03446, www.cheshirefamilyfh.com


David M. "Mike" Helie
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David M. "Mike" Helie, 71, a life-long resident of Keene died on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Westwood Care Center in Keene. He passed peacefully after a period of declining health with his family near.

David was born the son of the late Charlotte (Way) and Earl G. Helie on June 19, 1945 in Keene. He was raised by his maternal grandparents, Susan "Kitty" and Frank Way. He was educated locally and graduated from Keene High School class of 1963.

After high school Mike enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He served in the 8th. Infantry Division in Germany from 1963 to 1966 where he was honorably discharged.

On August 5, 1970 he exchanged vows with Sharon Walsh at St. Margaret Mary's Church in Keene. They were married with family and friends in attendance and have been married for forty-six years.

He was the owner and operator of a display supply business, selling in six antique shops including the Colony Mill Antiques. Prior, he had worked at Sears in Keene for twenty-five years. He was the manager of the Brattleboro Bowl from 1995 to 2000 and drove for Thomas Transportation.

He belonged to the American Legion Post 4 and the VFW Post 799 in Keene. He was also a member of the Pine grove Springs Golf Course in Spofford and was a part of the infamous Yankee Lanes Gang bowling team.

Mr. Helie is survived by his wife, Sharon Helie of Keene. Four half sisters, one half brother, several nieces, nephews, extended family and numerous friends. His close, special friends; Kevin and Amy Youngman, Susie (Abbott) Richards and his close half sister Sue Corliss.

In keeping with Mike's wishes there are no calling hours or formal services. Donations can be made in memory of David M. Helie to: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK. 73123 or to: Fast Friends, 14 West Swanzey Rd. Swanzey, NH. 03446. All services are under the direction of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW. Cheshirefamilyfh.com


Christopher Lall Rickson
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Christopher Lall Rickson of Keene died Tuesday, February 7 2017 at Concord Hospital surrounded by his wife and two sons after a long battle with cardiac sarcoidosis.

Chris was born on April 21, 1965 in Boston, Mass., son of Frederick and Beverly Rickson. He graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy in Vermont in 1983 and UMass Boston with an associate's degree in political science in 1986. He later added an associate's degree in the physical therapy program at New Hampshire Technical College, Claremont, NH in 2000. While attending St. Johnsbury, his long appreciation and participation in sports began starting with football and baseball.

He met his wife, Diane Howard in 1992 at Keene Country Club when he delivered a rental TV for a function, received by then business manager, Diane. They married in 1994 and welcomed twin sons, Isaac and Nathan in 1995. Chris began his career in physical therapy in 2000, a field that was a natural extension of his caring and ever patient demeanor. He cherished his relationship with every resident at Genesis Westwood Care and Rehabilitation in Keene where he worked from 2001 until his passing. Chris' true love was his family and sports. He spent ten years coaching Keene Knights Youth Football in Keene, staying in that position for two years after his sons had moved on to high school sports. He was a diehard Patriots fan and was thrilled with their overtime win against the Atlanta Falcons on February 5. Chris often immersed himself in the intricate details of NFL team strategy which he enjoyed sharing with others. Chris was also an avid comic book and graphic novel collector as well as a passionate lover of film and music.

Chris lived for his family life, both in Keene and the Boston/Cape Cod area, and was surrounded by a strong family of friends. Always the stoic and thoughtful member of any group he was in, Chris relished a good sports or political conversation amongst the hubbub of any event. He was generous with his love and a quietly stabilizing force in many lives.

Chris is survived by his wife, Diane; his sons Nathan and Isaac, all of Keene; his mother, Beverly of Mashpee, MA, his sister, Diane, her husband, Brian and their son, Owen of Waltham, MA; his sister in law Kathi Rheaume her husband Terry; his niece Kerri Quick and his great nieces Rhea and Devyn Quick of Claremont, NH; long-time housemates Michael Breshears and Joseph Collins, many cousins, aunts and uncles and a large contingency of close friends. His father, Frederick, died earlier.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, February 18 from 10 - 12 with a memorial service immediately following. All in the Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. Flowers will gladly be accepted. Alternatively, the family would welcome donations made to the Christopher L. Rickson Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Savings Bank of Walpole, Attn. Michelle Howard, 400 West St., Keene, NH 03431 to provide an annual scholarship to a local child who would like to play football Keene Knights Football.


Rachel E. (Lecuyer) Stone
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Rachel E. (Lecuyer) Stone, 95, a long-time resident of Fitzwilliam and Keene died on Monday, February 6, 2017 at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland. She passed peacefully after a brief period of decline with her family constantly at her side.

Rachel was born the daughter of the late Rose (Dubois) and Jean Lecuyer on December 1, 1921 in Keene. She was educated in Keene where she attended St. Joseph's School.

On April 19, 1941 she exchanged vows with Forrest J. (Dutch) Stone in a simple service with close family and friends in attendance. Sadly, Forrest passed on July 9, 1998 after fifty-seven years of marriage.

Rachel worked at the Robert Hart Shoe Factory in Keene for several years as an assembler. She later worked at Stone House Printing and the Tommila Pallet Company in Troy in similar roles.

She enjoyed camping with her family, fishing, snowmobiling, and playing bingo. She liked to watch the Boston Red Sox (when they were winning). Mostly, Rachel loved her family and attending family events.

Mrs. Stone is survived by her children; Joan A. MacAllister and her husband John of Munsonville, Sandra L. Stowe and her husband Douglas of Fitzwilliam, and David F. Stone and his wife Linda of Swanzey, as well as her eight grandchildren: Tamara MacAllister, Derek MacAllister, Cory Tommila, Craig Tommila, Chris Tommila, Michelle Antosiewicz, Jennifer Stone and Jeffrey Stone. In addition, she leaves thirteen great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Rachel is pre-deceased by her siblings; Richard Lecuyer, Rudolph Lecuyer and Annette Blanchard. She is also pre-deceased by her grandson John S. MacAllister who passed in 1967.

In keeping with Rachel's wishes there are no calling hours. Burial will take place privately in the family lot at St. Joseph's, Keene, in the spring. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Justin F. Sault
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Justin F. Sault, 20, a life-long resident of Keene died unexpectedly on January 28, 2017 in Holderness.

Justin was born the son of Michelle L. (Fontaine) and William F. Sault on July 24, 1996 in Keene. He was educated locally and graduated from Keene High School class of 2014. Justin went on to continue his education and was a student at Plymouth State University pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He was in his Junior year and was studying graphic design.

He had many interests in life. Justin loved his family and the outdoors. He was an avid snowboarder and skateboarder. Time was spent camping and hiking with family and friends. He had a passion for videography and photography. While at school he was a member of the Plymouth State University Snowboarding Club and the Graphic Design Club.

Mr. Sault is survived by his parents, William "Bill" F. and Michelle L. Sault of Keene. His sister, Hannah N. Sault of Keene, His grandparents; Kathryn Gould of Keene, Lee and Donna Fontaine of Templeton, MA. Richard Sr and Barbara Sault of Swanzey. Justin's aunts and uncles; Lori Black and her husband Randy of Keene, Deborah Kimball and her husband Gary of Whitesboro, N.Y. David Sault and his partner Doug Barton of Westminster, VT. Susan Hooper and her husband Mark of Fitzwilliam, Mike Sault and his wife Jemema of Troy, Linda Blodget and her husband Kevin of Hinsdale and Richard Sault Jr. and his wife Denise of Keene. He is also survived by cousins, extended family and numerous friends, Justin is pre-deceased by his grandfather Melrose Gould who passed in July of 2012.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 6 to 9pm. A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 11 am. all in the Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Justin F. Sault to: Keene High School Art Scholarship, KSD Trustee of the Trust Fund, Keene School District Trustee, C/O Justin F. Sault Art Scholarship Fund, 197 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. Donations payable to KSD Trustee of the Trust Funds.

All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Ellen C. Nims
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Ellen C. Nims, 76, of Keene and a former long-time resident of Oakland, CA. died on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at Langdon Place of Keene. She passed peacefully after a brief period of declining health with family near.

Ellen was born the daughter of the late Catherine (Ollis) and Ralph Nims on October 16, 1940 in New York City, N.Y. She was educated in Westport, CT. and graduated from Staples High School class of 1958. She went on in her education earning a Bachelors of Arts in Education from Connecticut College in 1962. Ellen continued on and earned her Masters of Education from the University of California, Berkeley.

On January 10, 1987 she exchanged vows with Kenneth Meyers. They were married in a simple service in Reno, Nevada. Sadly, Ken passed on April 27, 1991 after four years of marriage.

Ellen was the Principal at Patterson Elementary School in Vallejo, CA. before retiring in 2001. Prior, she had worked as a teacher at Cooper Elementary School and Weiderman Elementary School in Vallejo, Ca.

She enjoyed crossword puzzles, playing games and Sudoku. She was a lover of pets, music and going to concerts. Ellen enjoyed her time being a mentor to her staff and new teachers. Ellen was a long-time fan of the Oakland A's.

Mrs. Nims is survived by her brother, David O. Nims and his wife Carmelina of Keene. Her niece and nephew; Allison Nims Lisbon and her husband Scott of Weston, CT. and Timothy Nims and his wife Heather of Fairfield, CT. Six great nieces and nephews; Dylan, Tyler, Justin, Lyla, Liam and Ryan, in addition to cousins, extended family and friends.

In keeping with Ellen's wishes there are no calling hours. Burial will take place in the spring in the family lot at West Cemetery in Keene. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Theron "Terry" J. Lawrence
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Theron "Terry" J. Lawrence, 73, a life time resident of Winchester died on Friday, January 20, 2017. He passed peacefully in the comfort of his home with loved ones at his side

Theron was born the son of the late Pearl W. (Read) and Charles H. Lawrence on September 21, 1943 in Keene. He graduated class of 1961 from Thayer High School, Winchester.

He was employed as a tractor trailer driver for Elm City Oil in Keene from 1965 to 1976 and then Yellow Freight Systems for twenty-three years before retiring in 1999

In 1991 he exchanged vows with Lorraine E. Stancliff at the Westport Village Church in Swanzey. They were married with close family and friends in attendance and have been married for twenty-five years.

In his free time, he enjoyed his cottage and boat on Lake Winnipesauke and later his home in Florida. Cutting wood and maintaining fields and grounds around his homestead in Winchester. His passion was always driving and he enjoyed moving vehicles for Roundtree Ford during his retirement.

Mr. Lawrence is survived by his wife, Lorraine E. Lawrence of Winchester. His children; Jeffrey A. Lawrence and his wife Kathi, Eric J. Lawrence and his wife Anita, Teresa L. Leavitt and partner Ralph Roy all of Winchester. Step children; Brian Sanderson and his wife Debbie of New York, Gary Sanderson and his partner Wendy "Brezy" Brown of West Swanzey and Danny Sanderson and his wife Danielle of Keene. His siblings; Raymond C. Lawrence of Winchester, Betty Lincoln of Keene and Leonard W. Lawrence and his wife Gail of Winchester. Six grandchildren; Danielle Lawrence, Krista Lawrence, Jenna Lawrence, Stacey Lawrence, Meaghan Sanderson and Lauren Sanderson. Two great grand-children; Sophia Leavitt and Kenna Leavitt. In addition he leaves cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Theron is pre-deceased by his siblings; Edith Wood and Arthur "Timer" Lawrence and his grandson Theron Leavitt who passed in 2012.

In keeping with Theron's wishes there are no formal services or calling hours. A gathering to celebrate Theron's life will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Theron to: Hospice and HCS, P.O. Box 564, 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


Robert "Bob" Sturgis
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Robert "Bob" Sturgis, 81, a long-time resident of Harrisville, NH, and formerly of Keene, NH, died peacefully at home on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

He was born the son of the late Esther (Butman) and John Sturgis on October 29, 1935 in Keene. He was educated locally and graduated from Keene High School class of 1953.

He then enlisted in the U.S. Army on October 8, 1954 and was honorably discharged with the rank of SP3-E3 on October 5, 1956.

Bob married Lorae Boisvert in 1959. They were married for twenty-seven years.

He then continued his education, earning an Associates Degree in Engineering from New Hampshire Technical College.

Bob worked at MPB in Keene for thirty-five years, retiring in 2001.

On January 17, 1987 he exchanged vows with Carolyn J. Anders in Zephyrhills, FL. with close family and friends in attendance. They were married for thirty years.

He enjoyed canoeing, snowmobiling, golfing, hunting and hiking. In February you could find him emptying buckets and boiling sap for maple syrup. He also liked to work with his hands. He could often be found making various projects from wood. Bob was community spirited. He served on the Harrisville Conservation Commission and the Planning and Zoning Boards. He was also involved with the Volunteer Lake Assessment Program (VLAP), which falls under the jurisdiction of the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. In 2013, Bob was chosen as Harrisville's "Citizen of the Year".

Mr. Sturgis is survived by his wife, Carolyn J. Sturgis of Harrisville. His children; Arron J. Sturgis and his wife Michele of Berwick, ME. and Arlon R. Sturgis and his wife Laurie of Altamont, NY., his children from a combined marriage; Lynda L. Howard of Watervliet, N.Y. and Pamela J. Kupersmith and her husband Kurt of Mobile, AL., his sister, Beverly Brunson and her husband Bob of Columbia, N.C. Bob also leaves five grandchildren; Ryan Sturgis, Leilani Sturgis, Helen Sturgis-Bright, Paul Sturgis-Bright and Johnny Kupersmith. In addition he leaves cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends, and his feline companion, Cyndy. Bob was pre-deceased by his parents and his sister Mary Ruddell.

In keeping with Bob's wishes there are no calling hours. A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 1pm. in the Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel. Bob loved the color red so as a tribute the family has asked that everyone wear something red in his honor. Flowers are acceptable, however, the family would appreciate donations be made in memory of Robert E. Sturgis 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. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com 


Jason J. Clark
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Jason J. Clark, 34, of Swanzey and formerly of Wisconsin died unexpectedly at home, Sunday, January 15th.

Jason was born the son of Teresa (Gerth) and James Clark on February 16, 1982 in Burlington, WI. He was educated in Wisconsin and graduated from Viroqua High School class of 2001. Jason went on in his education and earned his Bachelors Degree from DeVry University.

On October 3, 2008 he exchanged vows with Nicole A. Knutson in Westby, WI. They were married in a simple service with close family and friends in attendance and have been together for thirteen years.

Jason worked at Applied Dynamics as the Manager of Business Development. He had been with them just over a year. He spent 10 years building his career through Dillman/Astec Industries.

His passion in life was his kids and family. He spent most of his time volunteering in his kids schools, and sports as a mentor, supporter, and coach. His absolute favorite thing was watching each kid in their events, and never missed a game/performance. He also enjoyed going hunting and fishing. He loved playing Call of Duty with his wife every chance they got and spending time with special friends here in NH. Jason was an amazing father and a loving husband.

Jason is survived by his wife Nicole A. Clark of Swanzey. His four children; Callies, age 19, Autum, age 17, Zoey, age 11 and Bailey, age 7 all of Swanzey. He is also survived by his parents; Teresa Rose and his father, James Clark and his wife Candise Clark of Viola , WI. Siblings; Samuel Clark of Soldiers Grove, WI. Jacob Shipman of Viola, WI. Chad Clark of Viola, WI. and Lacy Duell and her husband Nick of Bloomingdale, WI. Preceded in death by Grandfather Clyde Clark of Viola, WI.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, January 20, 2017 from 6 to 8pm. in the Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel. There are no religious service scheduled at this time. Contributions can be sent to the funeral home to help defray funeral expenses to: CFFH, P.O. Box 19, West Swanzey, NH. 03469. A fund has been established to assist the family with future needs for the children: Donations can be sent to: Savings Bank of Walpole, account name is Callies Clark, Autum Clark, Zoey Clark, and Bailey Clark Benefit Fund.

All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Thomas B. Decatur
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Thomas B. Decatur, 73, of Troy and formerly of Fitzwilliam died on Thursday, January 5, 2017, at Keene Center Genesis in Keene. He passed peacefully while resting after a brief period of declining health.

Thomas was born the son of the late Julia (Waite) Lefsyk and Verne M. Decatur on January 21, 1943, in Fitzwilliam. As a child, he moved with his family from Fitzwilliam to Athol, Massachusetts. He graduated in the class of 1962 from Athol High School.

On July 5, 1962, Tom enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served his country as an Air Defense Missile Crewman in the 6th Missile Battalion, 60th Air Defense Artillery Division. During his time in the service, Tom earned an Expert marksmanship badge for the Rifle (M-14) as well as a Marksman Missile Badge for his work with HAWK missiles. In October 1962, he was part of the HAWK missile battalion sent to southern Florida to be put on stand-by during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was later stationed at missile sites located in Germany and Korea. He served his enlistment and was honorably discharged on May 20, 1965. From 1965 to 1968, he served in the U.S. Army Reserves stationed at Fort Hamilton, New York.

Tom was the owner of Monadnock Valley Music, which serviced coin-operated amusements (juke boxes, pinball machines and arcade games) throughout New England. He ran the business locally for forty years. Later in life, he worked at Simplex Time Recorder Company in Gardner, Massachusetts, and Osram Sylvania in Hillsboro.

He had many interests in life and loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed tinkering in his garage with his brother Gerry. He was an avid Red Sox fan, and he enjoyed trips to see the Red Sox play at Fenway. Tom loved to read about history. In his younger years, you could find Tom on motorcycles and snowmobiles. Tom loved spending time outdoors on his property in Fitzwilliam. He loved animals, especially his dogs Gus, Dexter and Bentley. He was a member of the Trinitarian Congregational Church in Troy.

Mr. Decatur is survived by his two children; Bradley H. Decatur and his significant other, Jennifer Felt of Swanzey and Sara D. Judge and her husband Ian of Somerville, MA. His sisters; Janie Strahan of Fort Myers, Florida, and Dawn Elle Rice and her husband Leroy of Keene. His grandson, Isaac Judge, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Tom is pre-deceased by his brothers; Richard "Dickie" Decatur who died in 1946 and Gerald Decatur who passed on December 23, 2016.

A combined celebration of life service for Tom and his brother Gerald will be held on Sunday, January 22, 2017, at 2pm. in the Trinitarian Congregational Church of Troy, South Main St. Troy, NH. 03465. Burial will take place in the spring in the family lot with military honors. Donations can be made in memory of Thomas B. Decatur to: Meals on Wheels C/O Home Health and Community Services, P.O. Box 564, 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


 


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

 

 

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Justin F. Sault January 28, 2017
Ellen C. Nims January 24, 2017
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Jason J. Clark January 15, 2017
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