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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


James (Jim) D. Brown
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James (Jim) D. Brown, 93, of Swanzey and formerly of Rockville, MD. died on Saturday, June 4, 2016 in the comfort of his home while he slept. He passed peacefully with family near after a period of declining health.

James was born to the late Jeannette (White) and John M. Brown on March 11, 1923 in Crumpler, West Virginia. He was boarded at God's Bible School in Cincinnati, OH for high school and attended Owosso College in MI before joining the US Navy in 1943. At both schools he played violin the orchestra and sang tenor in touring male quartets.

Jim's WWII service included LST 289 (which was torpedoed by German "E" boats on 28 April 1944 during the infamous "Exercise Tiger" rehearsal for D-Day in which the Germans nearly destroyed a whole column of amphibious ships loaded with Army combat troops and equipment) and laboring in Navy clinics in Dartmouth and London. Jim also served two tours of duty with the U.S. Marine Corps as Fleet Marine Force Corpsman. Jim's sea duty also included tours in USS SAIPAN (CVL 48) as a surgical tech, and USS LLOYD THOMAS (DD 764) as ship's "Doc" or independent duty corpsman. Shore duty was served as a laboratory technician at the Bethesda Naval Hospital. He was the recipient of the National Defense Medal, American Defense Medal, victory Medal, European Theatre of Operations Medal and Six Good Conduct awards. James was Honorably discharged at the rank of Chief Petty Officer, Hospital Corpsman, HMC / E-7.

When "JD" retired from the Navy Medical Research Institute in Bethesda in 1963 he "walked across the street" and began 25 years of service as a laboratory technician and technical photographer at the National Institute of Mental Health assisting the pioneering researcher and fellow WWII veteran Louis B. Sokoloff. JD retired from NH in 1987 after 45 years of combined federal service.

On October 14, 1946 he exchanged vows with Olga S. Semack of Waymart, PA. She was a "Corps WAVE" during WWII serving in the USN's Hospital Corps. They met in a Navy chow line in New Orleans, LA during the war. They were married in a simple service in Pensacola, FL. after the war. She passed on November 27, 1997 after fifty one years of marriage. He is also preceded in death by his second wife, Norma Jean Lindley of Ashland, WV who passed in 2012.

The Chief enjoyed many things over his lifetime. He was an accomplished photographer. He wore out his arm pitching batting practice to five sons. He was a baseball and football coach in Rockville, MD. He was a craftsman working with wood. He enjoyed going to art and flower shows. He was also a man of faith and enjoyed singing. He was a longtime member of the Rockville Men's Chorus.

Mr. Brown is survived by his children; John M. Brown (CDR, USN (ret) and his wife Rebecca of Swanzey, James Dean Brown and his wife Kristen Frost of Little River, CA., Thomas D. Brown and his wife Patti Madigan of Comptche, CA. and Paul A. Brown and his wife Toni (Behanna) of Olney, MD. His eleven grandchildren; James K. (LT, USN), Thomas M. (LT, USN), Gregory J. (former Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class with combat service with USMC in Iraq), Anna, Charlotte, Andrew, Lowell, Marshall, Martin, Delaney and Chelsea. Three great grandchildren; Adam, Jonathan and Henry. In addition he leaves cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. James' brothers William F. and John M. Brown and sister Virginia L. Parsons all passed earlier. His firstborn son, David Alan Brown died May 3rd, 2013 at Jim's house in Swanzey, NH.


Marilyn A. (Pike) Wilder
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Marilyn A. (Pike) Wilder, 82, of Keene, NH. and formerly of Winchester, died on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Keene Center Genesis in Keene. She passed peacefully while sleeping surrounded by her family.

Marilyn was born the daughter of the late Alice (Grover) and Ralph Pike on November 10, 1933 in Brattleboro, VT. she was educated in Newfane, VT.

On Feb 15, 1954she exchanged vows with Hermon E. Wilder. They were married in a simple service in Dummerston, Vermont. Sadly he passed on March 12, 1998 after forty three years of marriage.

She worked at the Winchester House in Winchester as a cook until retirement in 1999.

Marilyn enjoyed crocheting, doing word searches, making puzzles and was an avid NASCAR and wrestling fan.

Mrs. Wilder is survived by her four children; Peter H. Wilder of Brattleboro, VT. Heidi J. Bemis and her husband Jack of Bellows Falls, VT. Nyoka L. Bigda and her husband Richard of Suffield, CT. and Hermon E. Wilder Jr. and his wife Robin of Alstead. She also leaves many grandchildren, great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Marilyn is pre-deceased by her siblings; Janet Seymour, Evelyn Hord and Margaret Carey.

In keeping with Marilyn’s wishes there are no calling hours. A celebration of life service will be held on Monday, June 13, 2016 at 10am. in the funeral chapel with burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Richmond Rd. Winchester, NH. 03470. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Marilyn A. Wilder to: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK. 73123 or to: Keene Center Genesis, Attn. Activities Dept. 677 Court St. Keene, NH. 03431. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Ina L. (Jones), (Bratcher), McCormick
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Ina L. (Jones), (Bratcher), McCormick, 92, of Chesterfield and formerly of Keene and Higginsville, Missouri died on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at Genesis Care Center in Keene. She passed peacefully with the love of her family at hand after a period of declining health.

Ina was born the daughter of the late Rosa L. (Vanskike) and Howard L. Jones on June 2, 1924 in Shelbina, Missouri. She attended schools in Higginsville.

On September 9, 1979, she exchanged vows with Arthur McCormick. They were married in a simple service in Ocala, Fl. Sadly, Arthur passed in February of 1980 after only five months of marriage. Prior, she was formerly married to and pre-deceased by Harold Kenneth Bratcher for 25 years.

Mrs. McCormick is survived by her two children; Kenneth G. Bratcher and his wife Pam (Benoit) Bratcher of Sanford, ME. and Ronald L. Bratcher and his wife Wanda (Whittle) Bratcher of West Chesterfield, NH. Three grandchildren; Zackary Bratcher of West Chesterfield, Brian Bratcher and Morgan Bratcher both of Sanford, ME. In addition she leaves cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Ina is pre-deceased by her siblings; Goldie Kratz and Ella Mae Jones.

She worked as a waitress at Morrison’s Cafeteria in Ocala for about eight years before retiring in 1991.

Ina enjoyed crocheting and knitting, gardening and cooking. She enjoyed baking, making her own clothes. In her younger years, she enjoyed boating and going snow mobiling. She loved traveling the country with her family. Her life was her children and eventually her grandchildren.

In keeping with Ina’s wishes all services will be private. Services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Arthur B. Whipple
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Arthur B. Whipple, 82, a life long resident of Swanzey died unexpectedly on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough. He passed peacefully while sleeping with his son near.

Arthur was born the son of the late Myrtle (Whipple) and Matthew Whitten on August 18, 1933 in Swanzey. He was educated locally and attended schools in Swanzey.

Soon after school Art enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served his country during the Korean War and was honorably discharged at the rank of Private First Class.

On October 5, 1956 Art exchanged vows with Arlene Mackey. Sadly, Arlene passed in 1992. Art was fortunate to find love once again and married Elizabeth A. Young. They were married with family and friends at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Daily Whipple Post in Keene. She too passed away on February 4, 2013 after eleven years of marriage.

Art worked for the Town of Swanzey in the Parks and Cemeteries Department as a maintenance person. Prior, Art was a machinist at Kingsbury Machine and tool for over thirty years as a machinist.

He was an avid outdoorsman. Art loved to be with nature. He was a trapper, hunter and hiker. He enjoyed camping and being in god’s country. Art was a volunteer teacher for the New Hampshire Dept of Fish and Wildlife teaching trapping educational courses. He also worked on conservation projects trapping and tagging animals. He was inducted into the New Hampshire Trappers Hall of Fame in 2013 for outstanding achievement in wild life management. Art was an amateur Archeologist. He found an American Indian sight which was named for him. He was also a long time member of the VFW in Keene for many years.

Mr. Whipple is survived by his son, Art S. Whipple of Swanzey. A daughter from a combined marriage, Jessica Page of Germany. His siblings; Marion Greene and her husband Warren of Brattleboro, VT. and David Whipple and his wife Lena of Swanzey. Three grandchildren; Aiden, Alex and Batina. He also leaves; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. He leaves his companion, Norma Callahan of Troy. Art is pre-deceased by his daughter Yvonne M. Whipple who passed on April 9, 2015.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 10am. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in the family lot with military honors at Oak Hill Cemetery, Pine St. Swanzey. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Arthur B. Whipple to: New Hampshire Fish and Game for educational programs / trappers education, C/O Lisa Collins, 11 Hazen Dr. Concord, NH. 03301. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Toshiko (Morita) “Tomiko” Bashaw
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Toshiko (Morita) “Tomiko” Bashaw, 91, a long time resident of Ashuelot died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene. She passed peacefully while sleeping with the love of family near.

Toshiko was born the daughter of the late Tami and Inomatsu Morita on February 5, 1925 in Higashiku, Osaka, Japan. She was educated in Japan and completed all of her educational requirements.

On October 1, 1951 she exchanged vows with Melvin “Pint” W. Bashaw. They were married in a simple service in Kobe, Japan. Sadly, Pint passed on January 23, 2014 after sixty two years of marriage.

Tomiko worked for over twenty five years as a machine operator for the Margolin Pocket Book Factory in Brattleboro, VT. She also worked at Concord Lab in Keene for five years.

She liked to go shopping and was happiest being home with Pint. Tomiko gave freely of her time and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 2571 in White River Junction, VT. She was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans.

Mrs. Bashaw is survived locally by her nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She also leaves many family members back in Japan. Toshiko was predeceased by three sisters and two brothers.


In keeping with Toshiko’s wishes all services will be private. Burial will take place in the family lot at Pine Crest Cemetery in Charleston, NH. at a later date. Donations can be made in memory of Toshiko Bashaw to: Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth. One Medical Center Dr. Lebanon, NH. 03576, All services are under the care of Cheshire family Funeral Home, 46 S. Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com

 


Tamara Lyndette Lique Naitove
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Tamara Lyndette Lique Naitove, 53, a long time resident of Keene and formerly of Claremont, NH, died on May 30, 2016 at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene. She passed peacefully with the love of family by her side, after a brief period of declining health.

Tamara was born the daughter of Patricia (Hillsgrove) and Ronald Lique on December 16, 1962 in Claremont, NH. She graduated from Steven’s High School, class of 1981. Throughout her life, education was important to her, and she received professional Certificates from the Wilma Boyd School, Pittsburgh, PA, and Bentley College, Waltham, MA.

On October 12, 1986 she exchanged vows with Peter D. Naitove. They were married at the Rollins Chapel in Hanover with family and friends in attendance. They have been married for almost thirty years.

Most of her career included working as an Administrative Assistant in educational and business institutions in Keene, most notably eight years at Keene State College in the Athletics Department, and six years in Customer Service at Markem, Inc. She also was a volunteer Doula (assisted birthing) for Cheshire Medical Center for six years. She and her husband left Keene for two years to pursue her dream of Innkeeping during 2013 and 2014 in the White Mountains.

For fun, Tamara loved walking, hiking, and especially going to the beach. She was a great cook, and enjoyed hosting and socializing. She gave freely of her time for numerous events and functions in the Keene community. She was a great supporter of the Keene State College Athletics teams, and loved attending sporting events for her children, students, and friends of the family. Tamara was very intuitive about people and known for her match making. Mostly, she loved being a mom. Her kids were her world, and she was always involved in their activities.

Mrs. Lique Naitove is survived by her husband, Peter Lique Naitove of Keene. Her two children; Hannah L. Lique Naitove, now of Maynard, MA, and Kaleb G. Lique Naitove of Keene. Her father, Ronald Lique, Sr. of Wildwood, FL. Siblings; Steven Lique and his wife Andrea of Windsor, VT. Rhonda Cota and her husband Ron of Unity and Ronald Lique Jr. and his wife Pat of Chesapeake, VA. A niece, Amy Howald of Newport. In addition, she leaves cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Tamara is pre-deceased by her mother, Patricia Lique who passed on December 29, 2012.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, June 3, 2016 from 5 to 8pm. in the funeral chapel. A celebration of life service will be on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 10am. in the Recital Hall at Red Fern Arts Center, Wyman Way, Keene State College. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Tamara Lique Naitove 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.

 


Barclay D. Chase
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Barclay D. Chase, 87, a long time resident of Keene, died on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at Applewood Care Center in Winchester. He passed peacefully while sleeping after a period of declining health.

Barclay was born the son of the late Jean E. (Brebner) and Eugene A. Chase on May 13, 1929 in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He was educated in New Milford Ct. at New Milford High School class of 1947. Barclay continued his education and attended the University of Connecticut.

On October 24, 1953 he exchanged vows with Elizabeth B. Burnham at St. John’s Episcopal Church in New Milford, Ct. They were married with family and friends in attendance and had been married for sixty two years.

He retired from the National Grange Insurance Co. after twenty two years. He then returned to the work force and spent ten years with the Insurance Planning Group as an employee benefits specialist.

Barclay was an active member of St. James Episcopal Church in Keene and also St. John's Episcopal Church in Walpole. He was involved with many church committees and assumed the role of treasurer at both churches. He loved to read and enjoyed old cars. He also was a great music lover, particularly jazz and blues. He also participated on many local boards, including Home Health Care and Prospect Hill Home. Barclay enjoyed spending time with his family and was very proud of their accomplishments.

 

Mr. Chase is survived by his wife, Elizabeth B. Chase, his children, Ann L. Chase and her companion Dan Test of Palmetto, FL, Scott B. Chase and his wife Donna L. of Marlow and Jeffrey A. Chase and his wife Donna B. of Swanzey. he is also survived by four grandchildren, Alex Chase and his wife Meghan of Stoddard, Thomas Chase of Marlow, Gregory Chase and Eric Chase of Swanzey, a great grandchild, Chloe Chase of Stoddard, his sister in-law, Marilyn Chase and brother in law, Richard Burnham. In addition he leaves several nieces and nephews, and friends. His brother Stuart Chase died earlier.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 2pm. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will take place later. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made in memory of Barclay D. Chase to: Home Health Care and Community Services, 312 Marlboro St. Keene, NH. 03431 or to the charity of ones choice. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Elsie Rose Pyne
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Elsie Rose Pyne, 82, of Keene and formerly of Swanzey died unexpectedly on Friday, May 27, 2016 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. She passed peacefully with the love of her family near.

Elsie was born the daughter of the late Annie J. (Nickerson) and Ernest L. Pyne on February 26, 1934 in West Swanzey. She was educated in Manchester and graduated from Manchester Girls School.

She worked as a personal care attendant for the Belletete Family in Jaffrey for many years before retiring in 1999.

Elsie was a woman of faith. She enjoyed coloring, sewing, knitting, working on puzzles, going to yard sales and shopping. She was a wonderful cook and was a social butterfly. Elsie had a big and giving heart. She loved to spoil her grandchildren and those close to her. Elsie gave freely of her time to be an active member of the Ladies Auxillary of the American Legion.

Ms. Pyne is survived by her children; Christopher Bunker and his wife RaeAnne of Westport, Frank A. Bunker Jr. of CO. Faith L. Maguire and her husband Harley Jr. of Gilsum. Robert E. Bixby of Gilsum and Tamatha A. Landry and her husband Erik of Berlin, VT. She leaves a brother, Russell Patenaude of FL. Grandchildren; Mercedes LaBrie and her partner Matt Miner, Faith Rose Bunker, Harley Maguire III, Reece L Maguire and his wife Sarah, Jesse W. Bernardi, Elizabeth R. Panneton, Johnathan Bunker and Daisy Bunker and several great grandchildren. In addition she leaves cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 11am. in the funeral home. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Pine St. West Swanzey, NH. 03446. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donation be made in memory of Elsie R. Pyne to: Monadnock Humane Society, 101 West Swanzey Rd. Swanzey, NH. 03446. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 S. Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Dorothy “Dot” H. (Hulslander) Parent
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Dorothy “Dot” H. (Hulslander) Parent, 90, a long time resident of Swanzey died on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical center in Keene. She passed peacefully after a brief period of declining health.

Dorothy was born the daughter of the late Gladys (Neaves) and Victor Hulslander on June 7, 1925 in Keene.

On October 18, 1942 she eloped with Robert F. Parent. They were married in Nashua in a simple service. Sadly, Robert passed on November 9, 2014 after seventy-two years of marriage.

Dorothy worked at the American Optical Company in Keene as a blocker for many years. Prior to that Dot had worked at Lane Bucket Company as an assembler. She also worked at That’s Italian Restaurant in Keene as a bus person.

Dorothy enjoyed golfing with family and friends. She could be found crocheting when things were quiet. Earlier in life it was not uncommon to find her snowmobiling and boating. Her love in life was spoiling her grandchildren and in time great-grandchildren. There was always a treat or candy for them when they were around. In the early years of marriage Dot belonged to the Swanzey Neighborhood Club, a group that held suppers and plays at the Community House in East Swanzey and helped with suppers for the Swanzey Fire Department.

Mrs. Parent is survived by her children: Robert F. Parent Jr. and his wife Patricia of Keene, Ronald W. Parent Sr. and his wife Jane of Swanzey, and Heather J. Rocheleau and her husband Chuck of Swanzey. Her brother Robert Hulslander of Colebrook, NH. Eight grandchildren; Ronald (Jay) Parent Jr., Jessica Parent, Stephanie Hassapes, Vanessa Mansson, Allison Parent, Robert Skrocki, Nick Skrocki, Kate Skrocki. Eleven great grandchildren; Nathaniel, Chloe, Liam, Lily, Kendall, Sienna, Jace, Olivia, Dylan, Hannah and Johan. In addition she leaves cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Dorothy is predeceased by her siblings: Bertram Hulslander, Phillip Hulslander, Beverly King, and Una Burke.

In keeping with Dorothy’s wishes there are no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 27, 2016 at 2pm, in Mountain View Cemetery, Old Homestead Hwy. Rt. 32 S. Swanzey, NH. 03446. Friends and family are welcome at the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent in memory of Dorothy H. Parent to: The Jimmy Fund Clinic at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168 Boston, MA 02284-9168 or the charity of one's choice. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 S. Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446.


 


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

 

 

Timothy J. Snow June 3, 2016
Mary A. deSousa June 7, 2016
Marilyn E. Rogers June 6, 2016
James D. Brown June 4, 2016
Marilyn A. Wilder June 7, 2016
Ina L. McCormick June 2, 2016

Arthur B. Whipple June 4, 2016
Toshiko “Tomiko” Bashaw May 29,2016
Tamara Naitove May 30, 2016
Barclay D. Chase May 29, 2016
Elsie R. Pyne May 27, 2016
Dorothy H. Parent May 21, 2016

 

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