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Stephen R. Keith
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Stephen R. Keith

Stephen R. Keith 82, a long time resident of Washington died on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Westwood Care Center in Keene. He passed peacefully with his family by his side after a period of declining health.

Stephen was born the son of the late Nellie (Stevens) and Russell Keith on October 8, 1931 in Weston, Vermont. He was educated in Vermont and attended college in Florida.

On December 24, 1987 he exchanged vows with Margaret M. McVey. They were married at a simple service in Boston Massachusetts. The Keith’s have been married for twenty six years.

Stephen worked for the Volkswagen of America Corporation. He was the New England District Manager for parts. Stephen retired in 1987 at the age of 55 with Thirty one years of employment.

For fun Stephen would collect vintage garden tractors. He would fix them up and use them on the property. Time was also spent tinkering with all terrain vehicles and riding them on the local trails. He was an avid outdoorsman hunting and fishing. When time permitted he could be found reading a book. Stephen had a soft spot for all types of animals.

Mr. Keith is survived by his wife, Margaret M. Keith of Washington. His children and their spouses; Kathleen R. Dingee and her husband Mitchell of Swanzey, Kris S. Keith and his significant other Krishna Flanders of Keene, Lois R. Rich of Winthrop, MA. John P. Shea and his wife Dorina of Winthrop, MA. He leaves his siblings and their spouses; Joy Jackson of Albany, N.Y. Sarah Higuera and her husband Mike of Chittenden, VT. Joanne Hartwell of Dothan, AL. and Leitha Chritstie of Camden, ME. He will be missed by his ten grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

A celebration of life service is being planned for a later date to be announced. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Paul Harrison Spencer
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Paul H. SpencerPaul Harrison Spencer, 91, of Alstead died on Friday, August 22, 2014 at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland. He passed peacefully with his family close at hand after a period of declining health.

Paul was born on February 27, 1923 in Hartford, CT, the son of Mary (Carrier) and Llewellyn Truman Spencer. After growing up in Hartford and New Haven, he attended Yale University. His studies at Yale were set aside for about two years when he was called to serve as a cryptographer in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was based in India, but in the course of his service, he circumnavigated the globe. Paul then returned to Yale to complete a bachelor’s degree in English Literature in 1947.

After college, Paul worked briefly in insurance and advertising before becoming a production editor and manager at the textbook publisher Prentice-Hall in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. He retired in 1986 after a career there lasting more than 30 years.

On August 4, 1957, Paul married Cynthia (Capps) Pomeroy at the Unitarian Church in Brooklyn, New York. They were happily married for fifty-five years until she passed in 2012. They were devoted parents to two daughters, Miranda and Susannah.

Paul was a lover of the arts, especially opera, classical music, theater and science fiction and fantasy literature. He directed and performed in amateur theater productions throughout his life. He is known for his editorial work with early science fiction author David H. Keller and for being one of the producers of Kalki, the magazine of the James Branch Cabell Society. He collected the works of Keller, Cabell, Edgar Rice Burroughs (creator of Tarzan), HP Lovecraft, August Derleth, Robert Howard (creator of Conan the Barbarian), Mark Twain and others.Paul was a gentle and compassionate companion to his family and friends. He had a silly sense of humor and often adopted other personas during conversation for comic effect. He enjoyed foreign languages and read and spoke French and German.

Mr. Spencer is survived by his two daughters and their husbands: Miranda C. Spencer and her husband, Robert Brulle, of Hoboken, NJ and Susannah S. Mitchell and her husband Christopher of Grand Junction, Colorado. He also leaves a grandson, Benjamin Paul Mitchell, of Grand Junction, CO. In addition, he will be missed by his sister-in-law, Nancy Dennett and her husband Walter Gartner of Sonoma, CA and brothers-in-law Peter Dennett of West Bath, ME and Richard Metcalfe of Farmington, CT, along with many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Paul is preceded by his wife Cynthia Spencer and his sister, Joan Metcalfe.

In keeping with Mr. Spencer’s wishes, all services will be private. Donations can be made in memory of Paul Harrison Spencer to: Foundation Fighting Blindness, P.O. Box 17279 Baltimore, MD. 21297-17297 or www.FightBlindness.org.

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


Frank Olin Rice
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Frank Olin RiceFrank Olin Rice 79, a long time resident of Richmond and formerly of Winchester died on Friday, August 15, 2014 at Applewood Nursing Home in Winchester. He passed peacefully after a period of declining health with his family near.

Frank was born the son of the late Elsie (Willard) and George Rice on January 15, 1935 in Winchester. He was educated locally and graduated from Thayer High School class of 1953. He went on in his studies and graduated from New Hampshire Technical Institute with a certificate in automotive care and repair.

On June 27, 1957 he enlisted into the U.S. Army where Frank was trained as an auto mechanic. He was honorably discharged on February 26, 1965 at the rank of Specialist E-4.

Frank was married to Winifred Holmes. They remained husband and wife until her passing on September 17, 2007. Frank found love again and re-married to Jane (Principe) Jillson on May 3, 2008 at St. Stanislaus, Mary Queen of Peace Church in Winchester. They have been happily married for six years.

Frank was an avid worker and businessman in the community. He enjoyed his time at home and was a member of St. Stanislaus, Mary Queen of Peace Church in Winchester. He helped with the feeding of the needy by volunteering with the St. Vincent DePaul Society in Winchester.

Mr. Rice is survived by his wife Jane P. Jillson Rice of Richmond. His children and their spouses; John Wilson of VT. Larry Wilson of R.I. Michael Jillson and his wife Tracey of Winchester, Elizabeth Pearsall and her husband William of Richmond and Jennifer Hamre of Springfield, MA. He is also survived by his siblings; Edmund Rice of Troy and Frances LeClaire of Hinsdale. Frank also leaves several grandchildren, great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

A Mass will be given on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 11am. in St. Stanislaus, Mary Queen of Peace Church, Richmond Rd. Winchester. In keeping with Frank’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 Frank O. Rice to: Richmond Rescue, 15 Winchester Rd. Richmond, 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


Joan L. (Beaulieu) Tarr
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Joan L. (Beaulieu) Tarr 81, a life long resident of Harrisville died on Thursday, August 7, 2014. She passed peacefully in the comfort of her home with her large family near after a period of declining health
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Joan was born the daughter of the late Viola L. (Russell) (Beaulieu) Gibbs and Emile C. Beaulieu on July 3, 1933 in Peterborough. She was educated locally and graduated from Dublin Consolidated School.

On August 9, 1949 she exchanged vows with Wesley R. Tarr Sr. They were married with family and friends in attendance in Peterborough. The Tarrs’ were married for forty one years until his passing in 1990.

Joan was the proud and resourceful mother of ten children. She enjoyed baking, working in her vegetable and flower gardens, and spending time with her large family. She especially enjoyed making maple syrup at the Tarr family sugarhouse and was the recipient of the New Hampshire Maple Syrup Producers Association Carlisle Award in 1988. After raising her family, she worked as a part time house keeper for various families. Joan retired in 2011 at the age of 78. Joan was a long suffering Red Sox fan and also a fan of the New England Patriots.

A truly stoic woman, Joan remained so until the end. In the final weeks of her life, a great gift to the family was her ability to find joy in each day, to laugh and reminisce. She was a kind and gentle soul and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Mrs. Tarr is survived by her children and their spouses; Wesley R. Tarr Jr. of Harrisville, Diane Davis of Dublin, Randy Tarr Sr. and his wife Phyllis of Harrisville, Rebecca Coutu and her husband Steven of Athol, MA. Joanne Farwell and her husband John of Swanzey, Brian Tarr and his fiancé Cherie Dennis of Marlborough, Wendy Smith of Ashuelot, Nancy Ringland of Swanzey, Michael Tarr and his wife Buffy of Nelson and Patricia Tarr and her partner Mark Meany of Harrisville. Her siblings: Annette Johnson of Londonderry, VT. and Thomas Beaulieu Sr. and his wife Margaret of Dixon, MO. Her eighteen grandchildren: Kelly Sutherland, Jason Tarr, Andrea Tarr, Andrew Tarr, Amy Sannes, John Farwell, Melanie Farwell, Bradley Davis, Jennifer Arpide, Christopher Coutu, Keith Coutu, Randy Tarr Jr., Kaitlyn Tarr, Sarah Tarr, Stephanie Tarr, Angela Blake, Matthew Tarr, and Melinda Smith. Her twenty four great grandchildren: Dylan Sutherland, Tyler Sutherland, Ethan Olmstead, Wyatt Tarr, Maya Tarr, Nina Sannes, Rowen Farwell, Darius Farwell, Aida Davis, Samson Davis, Amelie Davis, Isla Davis, Elizabeth Arpide, Connor Arpide, Daniel Arpide, Alyssa Coutu, Lauren Coutu, Morgan Coutu, Kaitlyn Coutu, Abigail Coutu, Connor Blake, Hailey Blake, Brianna Goodrich, Jacob Tarr; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. A son in-law, Jim Ringland, died earlier. Joan also will be sorely missed by her companion and four-legged friend Roger Cat.

In keeping with Joan’s wishes a private graveside service has been held in the family lot at Willard Hill Cemetery in Chesham. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that others perform an act of kindness to honor the memory of this great lady. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories. 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Reno M. Putnam
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Reno M. PutnamReno M. Putnam 86 of Lake Wales, FL. and formerly of Keene died on July 31, 2014 at his daughter and son in-laws home in Swanzey. He passed peacefully while sleeping with family near after a period of declining health.

Reno was born the son of the late Marion S. (Guild) and Marshal H. Putnam on February 20, 1928 in Keene. He was educated locally and graduated from Keene High School as the Valedictorian, class of 1946. He went on with his education and attended Northeastern University in Boston, MA. for two years.

On August 19, 1950 he exchanged vows with Eva M. Noel in Richmond. They were married in a simple service with close family and friends in attendance. They have been married for almost sixty four years.

Reno worked for the Frederick A. Farrar Company for twelve years. In 1956 he co- founded with George L. Vincent the G + R Electrical Motor Company. He sold his interest in the company to Mr. Vincent in 1985. After a period of retirement he worked at Solvall Engineering in East Swanzey. He also worked for a time as a fill in custodian at the Cutler School in West Swanzey. Reno finally retired in 1990 to enjoy life with his wife and family.

Reno was a man of great faith and charter member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Keene. He also became a member of the Lake Wales Lutheran Church and School. He was a lifetime member of the Keene Horseshoe Club and a member of the Winter Haven Horseshoe Club. Time was spent hunting, fishing, camping and traveling by motor home. Reno became a lifetime member of the Good Sam Club. He was a former member of the Bounders of America and the Dam Yankees R.V. Club. In recent years the Putnam’s have wintered in Florida and in September of 2007 they permanently moved to Lake Wales, Florida.

Mr. Putnam is survived by his wife Eva M. Noel of Lake Wales, FL. His children and their spouses; Philip B. Putnam and his wife Karen of Christiansburg, VA. Dennis M. Putnam and is wife Priscilla of Bennington, VT. and Eileen M. Ball and her husband Russell of Swanzey. His siblings; Lloyd M. Putnam and his wife Irene of Keene and Dr. Alan R. Putnam and his wife Selma of Corvallis, MT. He is also survived by five grandchildren and four great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and numerous friends. Reno is pre-deceased by his children; Gene R. Putnam and Lynda M. Putnam.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 6 to 8pm. in the Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel. A celebration of life service will be given on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 11am. in the Trinity Lutheran Church, 100 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. Burial will follow in the family lot at Monadnock View Cemetery, Park Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer contributions be made in memory of Reno M. Putnam to: Trinity Lutheran Church and School, 100 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431 or to: Lake Wales Trinity Lutheran Church and School, 640 South Scenic Highway, Lake Wales, FL. 33853 or to: Hospice and Community Services, 312 Marlboro St. Keene, NH. 03431. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Donald “Don” S. Pasno
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Donald S. PasnoDonald “Don” S. Pasno 63 a life long resident of Troy died on July 27, 2014 at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene. He passed peacefully after a period of declining health.

Don was born the son of the late Jennette (Cota) and Charles Pasno Sr. on April 14, 1951 in Keene. He was educated locally and graduated from Monadnock Regional High School class of 1969.

On September 25, 1982 he exchanged vows with Denise A. Koski in a simple service in Troy. They were married with close family and friends in attendance. They have been married for almost thirty two years.

Don worked as a machine operator at Troy Mills for twelve years. Prior to that he was employed by New Hampshire Ball Bearing in Peterborough for eighteen years.

He had many interests in life. Time was spent bowling, playing softball and football. Don was always up for a good game of horseshoes. When the fall would come Don could be found watching football games on television.

Mr. Pasno is survived by his wife, Denise A. Pasno of Troy. He also leaves his brother, Charles Pasno Jr. and his wife Deb of Exeter. In addition to cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In keeping with Don’s request there are no calling hours. A celebration of life service will be held on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 11am. in the Christ Lutheran Church, 4 Fitzwilliam Rd. Troy, NH. 03465. Burial will follow in the family lot at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Old Marlborough Rd. Troy, NH. 03465. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Donald S. Pasno to: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK. 73123-1718. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Sally H. (Gilman) DiMeco
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Sally H. (Gilman) DiMeco 87, a long time resident of Keene died on Sunday, July 27, 2014 in the comfort of her home. She passed peacefully with her family close after a period of declining health.

Sally was born the daughter of the late Bessie (Jones) and Pearly Gilman on February 4, 1927 in Lancaster. She was educated in Woodsville and graduated from Woodsville High School class of 1946. Later on she attended Keene Teachers College now Keene State College and earned her certificate in education.

On September 20, 1947 she exchanged vows with Richard C. DiMeco at St. Joseph’s Church in Woodsville. They have been happily married for almost 67 years.

Sally worked for the Maine Fidelity Life Insurance Company as the Instructor for Licensing Agents. She was with the company for fifteen years before retiring to enjoy her golden years with her family in 1989. Prior, she had been gainfully employed at the Grange Insurance Company in Keene.

Sally H. DiMeco


Sally was a woman of great faith and member of St. Margaret Mary’s Church in Keene. She also enjoyed salmon fishing, playing golf, cooking and baking. She was a former Girl Scout Leader, played basket ball and enjoyed bowling. Sally had a soft spot for the disabled veterans and donated annually to the Disabled American Veterans Association. She was a wonderful wife, a great mother and eventually grandmother.

Mrs. DiMeco is survived by her husband Richard C. DiMeco Sr. of Keene. She is also survived by her children and their spouses; Richard C. DiMeco Jr. and his wife Tana of Swanzey, Kathleen Bryson and her husband Ted of Kensington, CT. Margaret “Peggy” Nelson and her husband Paul of Rochester, Elizabeth “Beth” Batdorf and her husband Ed of Keene and Thomas “Tommy” DiMeco and his wife Helen of Seattle, WA. She also leaves seventeen grandchildren, twenty four great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Sally is pre deceased by her only brothers Otis Gilman and Roger Gilman.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 6 to 8pm. in the Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel. A Mass will be given on Friday, August 1, 2014 at 10am. in St. Bernard’s Church, Parrish of the Holy Spirit, 173 Main St. Keene, NH. 03431. Burial with Christian burial rights will follow in the family lot at Mountain View Cemetery, Rt. 32 South, Homestead Ave. Swanzey, NH. 03446. Flowers will gladly be accepted. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Dorothea (Allendorfer) Susee
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Dorothea "Doris" (Allendorfer) Susee 79, a long time resident of Nelson died on Thursday, July 17, 2014. She passed peacefully in the comfort of her home after a brief period of declining health.

She was born the daughter of the late Johanna (Wagner) and Alwin Allendorfer on December 28, 1934 in Germany.

Mrs. Susee moved to the U.S. as a young woman.

Doris enjoyed cooking and going out to eat. She was also a skilled seamstress which was a trade she learned at an early age in Germany. She enjoyed playing cards with friends. Hampton Beach was always on her list of things to do each summer. She also took great pride in maintaining her home. She started each morning with her "to-do" list; such as working in her flower garden, cleaning, etc.. She was a member of the Keene Senior Center.

Doris was a waitress and bartender at many of the county establishments. She retired in 2000 from the Friendly’s Ice Cream Company in Keene.

Mrs. Susee never had children of her own but loved and inspired many children throughout her life. She had many cats which she found great joy as her companions.

She is survived by many friends including her close friends; Ruth and Paul Spencer and family of Swanzey, Nancy Murdough and family including her partner James Goewey of Jacksonville, FL., Tammy Catozzi and family of Swanzey, Judy Boulay of Swanzey, Jason Cunningham of Swanzey and her beloved cat "Baby". She was formerly married to Norman Susee.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 10am. in the Village Cemetery, Cemetery Rd. Nelson, NH. 03457. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, donations can be made in memory of Dorothea Susee to: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK. 73123-2718. all services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories. 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Peter C. Fitts
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Peter C. FittsApril 30, 1940-July 16, 2014. Impeccably honest, always respected international banker and protector of credit standards; member of the Citibank and Fleet executive diaspora. Mischievous son of the late of Howard P. and Katharine G. Fitts, of Wellesley, MA. Williams College, Class of 1962; MBA Babson. Brilliantly funny, irascible but irreplaceable husband and beloved Rock of Gibraltar for Colleen Kaftan, his wife of 22 years. Father and challenging role model for Jeff (Leslie), Catharine (Derik Keel), and Alan. Grandpa of Sara, Jessie, and Michael. Also survived by ex-wives Candida Fitts and Anne Strauss.

Lifelong lover of dogs and cats, beautiful spaces, intellectual challenges, unfamiliar cultures, and his haven in Williamstown, MA. Our deepest appreciation to the wonderful people at Genesis Keene Center, NH, for for taking such good care of him and making his final months so very special. Rest in peace, PCF.


Lana M. (Martin) Bevis
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Lana M. (Martin) BevisLana M. (Martin) Bevis 73 a long time resident of West Chesterfield, NH. and formerly of Brattleboro, VT. died on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. She passed peacefully in the comfort of her home while sleeping.

Lana was born the daughter of the late Carrie (Holmes) and Donald Martin on September 2, 1940 in Meriden, CT. She was educated in Brattleboro and with great pride received her G.E.D..

On July 25, 1959 she exchanged vows with Harry N. Bevis at the First Baptist Church in Brattleboro. They were married with family and friends in attendance. Sadly Harry passed away on June 5, 2012 after almost fifty three years of marriage.

Lana was a typical house wife and took great joy in raising their children.

In later years she went to work when her children were grown. She retired from the Book Press Company of Brattleboro in 2006. She worked in Office Copy for many years.

She was a woman of faith. In her free time she liked to knit, sew and crochet making extra money by making and selling Raggedy Anne dolls and Barbie cloths. Time would be spent in the flower and vegetable gardens. As life went on and grandchildren came into the picture she became a dotting grandmother and eventually a great grandmother. She spent time at the grand kids and great grand daughters sporting events always there to cheer them on and give support.

Mrs. Bevis is survived by her son Martin M. Bevis of Patterson, N.Y. and her daughter, Laurie A. Leduc and her husband Greg of Vernon, VT. Her siblings; Myrna Fosburgh of Brattleboro, VT. Terrance "Terry” Martin of Brattleboro, Vt. Rickard “Ricky” Martin of N.Y. Her five grandchildren; Alexandra Bevis, Sean Bevis, Matthew Bevis, Nikki Bevis and Jason Bevis. Her only great grandchild, Madison Leduc who she had spent a lot of quality time with. Lana is pre deceased by her siblings; Donald “Brother” Martin, Sharon Root, Anita Boyd and Becky-Jo Martin.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 10am. in the family lot at Chesterfield West Cemetery, Poor Rd. Chesterfield, NH. 03466. There are no calling hours. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Lana M. Bevis to: Chesterfield Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 95, Chesterfield, NH. 03446. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Barbara L. (Harrison) Frechette
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Barbara L. (Harrison) Frechette 94, a lifelong resident of Marlborough died last Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Langdon Place of Keene. She passed peacefully after a period of declining health.

Barbara was born, the daughter of the late Beatrice (Batchelder) and John “Leonard” Harrison, on July 14, 1919 in Swanzey. She attended schools in Marlborough and post high school business school in Keene.

In June of 1949 she married Ernest Frechette also of Marlborough, a marriage lasting 48 years until he passed on in 2005. They had no children.

Barbara and Ernest were very fond of the Boothbay area and spent all their vacation and free time exploring along the Maine coast where they made many friends.

Barbara worked many years for the Peterborough Cooperative Bank, becoming the Secretary-Treasurer as well as a Director. She was most philanthropic during her life and gave freely to many of the regions charitable organizations, schools and churches.

She is survived by her sister Mrs. Dorothy H. Miner of Keene, Dorothy’s two sons, Bill Miner of Keene and Philip Miner and his wife Kathy and their four children, Jonathan, Anna, Emily and Amy of Chesham and a cousin Dr. Ronald H. Ruffle and his wife Hisako of Jaffrey.

In keeping with Barbara’s wishes, services will be minimal. A brief sharing of happy memories about Barbara at the family site in Pine Hill Cemetery in Marlborough where Barbara is buried alongside her husband Ernest will be held on Saturday July 19th at 3:30 pm. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Niel C. Chamberlin Sr.
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Niel C. Chamberlin Sr. 64, a life long resident of West Swanzey died on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland. He passed peacefully while at rest after a brief period of declining health.

Niel was born the son of the late Marion (Paige) and Donald Chamberlin on October 10, 1949 in Keene. He was educated locally and graduated from Monadnock Regional High School class of 1967.

On July 7, 2012 he exchanged vows in a service of commitment with Patricia M. Albright. Sadly she passed on May 3, 2013. They were joined in the commitment with family and close friends in attendance.

Niel worked at Porto Lite Company in West Swanzey for twenty years. He worked in many positions during that time but was primarily employed as an optimizer.

He was a man of faith. Niel loved to play softball in the Greater Keene Leagues and eventually the Senior League. This passion went on for over thirty five years. Time was also spent traveling and playing pool in the Bush League. You could find Niel casting a line fishing the local streams and ponds. Time was also spent as a proud member of the Scarlet Marauders Drum and Bugle Corps in Swanzey. He was a member for fifteen years before they disbanded.

Mr. Chamberlin is survived by his son, Niel Chamberlin, Jr. of Troy. His siblings and their spouses: Susan Chamberlin and Al Munichiello of West Swanzey, David Chamberlin and his wife Holly of West Swanzey and Pamela Maliska of Keene. Grandchildren: Cole and Karyanne Chamberlin and a great granddaughter, Aubrey Douai. His Aunts and Uncles: Robert Paige of Troy, Frederick Paige of West Swanzey, Donald Paige and his wife Opal of Keene and Paul Chamberlin and his wife Barbara of West Swanzey. His step daughter, Sherri Kovacs; step grandchildren Brooke Foster, Alicia Turner and Hunter Foster and step great grandson, Carter Willard. In additions he leaves many cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and numerous friends. Niel is predeceased by his brother-in-law Todd Maliska who passed on December 8, 2013.

In keeping with Niel's wishes there are no calling hours. A graveside service will be given on Saturday, August 2, 20014 at 10am. in the family lot at Oak Hill Cemetery, Pine St. West Swanzey. Flowers will gladly be accepted; however the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Niel C. Chamberlin to: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. 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

 

 

Stephen R. Keith August 24, 2014
Paul H. Spencer August 22, 2014
Frank O. Rice August 15, 2014
Joan L. Tarr August 7, 2014
Reno M. Putnam July 31, 2014
Donald S. Pasno July 27, 2014

Sally H. DiMeco July 27, 2014
Dorothea Susee July 17, 2014
Peter C. Fitts July 16, 2014
Lana M. Bevis July 16, 2014
Barbara L. Frechette July 8, 2014
Niel C. Chamberlin Sr. July 5, 2014

 

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