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Sally A. (Whitten) Bergeron
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Sally A. (Whitten) Bergeron, 70, of Chesterfield and formerly of Sullivan died on Sunday, May 18, 2017 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. She passed peacefully after a period of declining health with her family near.

Sally was born the daughter of the late Pauline (Packard) and Norman Whitten on March 8, 1947 in Keene. She was educated locally and graduated from Monadnock Regional High School class of 1964.

On December 1, 1979 she exchanged vows with Richard E. Bergeron. They were married in a simple service and have been married for thirty-seven years.

Sally worked as a private care giver to many families though out the Monadnock Region for many years. She retired in 2001 after giving so freely of her time to many.

She was happy shopping and she would a give freely of time. Sally was most happy being at home attending to the needs of her family.

Mrs. Bergeron is survived by her husband Richard E. Bergeron of Chesterfield. Her children; Timothy Baronoski and his wife Melinda of Gilsom and Christopher Bergeron of Chesterfield. Her grandchildren; Tyler Baronoski of Keene and Lindzee Reinhardt and her husband Tyler of Charleston. A great grandson, Johnathan Reinhardt of Charleston. Her siblings; Donald Whitten of Swanzey and Leonard Whitten of Texas. In addition she leaves cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, June 23, 2017 from 6 to 8pm. in the funeral chapel. In keeping with Sally's wishes there are no formal services and burial will be private. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Mary A. (Hardy) Jacobs
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Mary A. (Hardy) Jacobs, 76, a long-time resident of Winchester died on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene. She passed peacefully surrounded by her large family after a brief period of declining health.

Mary was born the daughter of the late Alice E. (Hayter) and William C. Hardy on October 29, 1940 in Hartford, CT. She was educated in Westfield, MA. and graduated from Westfield High School class of 1958.

Mary went on after high school and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Her enlistment was brief and she was honorably discharged.

Mary was married to Charles E. Jacobs who predeceased her on December 4, 2001.

She worked at the Northfield Mount Herman School in Northfield, MA. as a mail clerk and as a data entry clerk for many years. Prior she had been employed as a unit secretary for Cheshire Medical Center in Keene. Time was also spent as a fill in minister for various local churches.

Mary was a member of the Grace Christian Fellowship Church in Winchester for many years. She enjoyed doing word puzzles and putting together jigsaw puzzles. Mary was an avid Boston Red Sox fan. When time permitted you could find her reading a good book. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Mrs. Jacobs is survived by her children; Kendra D. Severance and her husband Bruce of Winchester, William Jacobs and his wife Tonya of Oklahoma City, OK. Kenneth Jacobs and his wife Kathy of Binghamton, N.Y. and Tamara Adams of Walpole. Her siblings; Janet Baker and her husband Bruce of Sterling, MA. and Jean Lohr and her husband Rich of Milford, CT. and Nancy Delancy and her husband Bob of Georgia, Nancy passed away in 2014. She leaves thirteen grandchildren; Jocelyn, Nicole, Harold, Christina, Eddie, Levi, Jesse, Bethany, Heavenlee, Nicholas, Nathan, Emily and Cody. In addition she is survived by nine great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 6 to 8pm. in the funeral home. A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, June 22,2017 at 10am. in the Grace Christian Fellowship Church, 81 Ashuelot St. Winchester, NH. 03470. Burial will follow in the family lot at Evergreen Cemetery, Rt. 119, Richmond Rd. Winchester, 03470. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, Mary would prefer donations be made in memory of Mary A. Jacobs to: Applewood Nursing Home Activities Fund, 9 Snow Rd. Winchester, NH. 03470 or to Grace Christian Fellowship Church, 81 Ashuelot St. Winchester, NH. 03470.

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


Shelby “Dutch” R Miller
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Shelby “Dutch” R Miller, 80, of Alstead and formerly of Swanzey, died on Monday, June 5, 2017, at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene, NH. He passed gracefully (as he lived) after years of coping with cancer, his family and dearest friends near.

Dutch was born the son of the late Elizabeth (Helton) Upton and Raymond Miller on September 25, 1936 in Danville, KY. He grew up in Long Beach, CA, and later moved to Lebanon, OH, where he graduated from Lebanon High School in 1955. Education was important to Dutch; he survived working a year in the Armco Steel Mills to earn money for college. He attended Graceland University for two years and went on to earn a Bachelors degree from George Williams College in Chicago. Additionally, he did graduate work on his Masters degree at the University of Denver.

In 1979 he exchanged vows with Donna Goodwin at the United Church of Christ in Keene. They would have celebrated thirty-eight years together on June 8. His wife and family were his greatest gifts of life made possible by his faith and love of God. Together they raised and helped educate five children, a fact he was most proud. Fondest memories are of fishing on lakes, attending children and grandchildren sporting events and spending the simplest times together.

Dutch worked in the field of investing in people. In his professional career he served the YMCA as: Program Director - Orange/Livingston, NJ , Assoc Director - Silver Bay Conference Center in Hague, NY, Assoc Director – Newburg, NY and Executive Director – Keene Family YMCA. Later he joined the National YMCA Staff in Chicago as Senior Campaign Counsel which took he and Donna all over the country. His last career position was Director of Planned Giving and Estate Planning at Northfield Mount Hermon School, Northfield, MA. He retired from NMH in 2001.

Dutch loved the great out-of-doors and his country. Upon retirement, he and Donna traveled the USA in their camper exploring the National Parks, riding motorcycles and visiting friends near and far. His golden years also included time: wood working, horseback riding, skiing, fishing, reading western novels, gardening, bee keeping and making new friends. He continued his love of community being a long-time member of the Keene Rotary and the Association of the YMCA.

The foundation of Dutch’s life was his faith and belief in God’s mission for his life. His life was dedicated to his family and mentoring others. As he often said, “I hope my life has Made a Difference…”

Mr. Miller is survived by his wife Donna Miller of Alstead. His children: Shelly Kernozicky and her husband Randy of Keene, Robin Laughinghouse and her partner Ross Gott III of New London, Eric Blanchard and his partner Sarah Kelley of Alstead, Richard Miller and his wife Julie of Weston, MA, and Robert Green of NYC, NY. His eight grandchildren: Kaanan Kain, Chelsey Laughinghouse, Casey Laughinghouse, Thoreau Blanchard, Jordan Kernozicky, Katie Miller, Ryan Miller and Andrew Miller. He also leaves cousins, extended family and numerous friends.

In keeping with Dutch’s wishes there are no calling hours and burial is private. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at 11am at the Monadnock Covenant Church, 90 Base Hill Rd, Keene, NH, 03431. Flowers will gladly be accepted; however, the family requests donations be made in memory of Shelby R Miller to: Keene Family YMCA, 200 Summit Rd. 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


William (Bill) J. Snyder
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William (Bill) J. Snyder, 80 a long-time resident of Swanzey and formerly of Arizona died on Thursday, March 30, 2017.

He passed peacefully in the comfort of his home with his wife and children near.

William was born the son of the late Anna E. (Curry) and Fred W. Snyder on May 9, 1936 in Flagstaff, AZ. He was educated in schools in Arizona, Arkansas and Wyoming finishing at Flagstaff High School in Flagstaff, AZ in 1953.

Bill was a patriotic soul. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1953. He served the Marine Corps with honor and distinction until 1963. He went into the U.S. Army in 1973 where he served until retirement in 1993. He was the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Four Good Conduct Medals, (USA) Three Good Conduct Medals, (USMC) Three National Defense Service Awards, Two Armed Forces Reserve Medals, Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) Professional Development Ribbon, Three Army Service Ribbons and the Driver and Mechanical Badge. He was deployed and transferred to various stations around the world. Bill retired honorably at the rank of Master Sergeant, E-8 after thirty years of loyal service to his country.

From 1963 to 1973 He spent 10 years with Continental Bus Co first a driver with over one million accident free miles then as the manager of the Los Angeles Shop.

On December 17, 1955, he exchanged vows with Ruth C. Fern at the Church of the Epiphany in Flagstaff, AZ. They were married with family and friends in attendance and had been married for sixty-one years.

After retirement from the military the Snyder's decided to make Swanzey their home. Bill was not one to sit idle. He accepted a position with the North Swanzey Fire and Water Precinct as the Superintendent. He worked for the precinct for twenty years until he retired in 2013. Bill was a long-time member of the St. James Episcopal Church in Keene. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Time was spent in his flower gardens. He was always up for traveling, especially if it was to see his children and grandchildren. Bill was civically minded. He was a member of the American Legion and the Lions Club in Keene. He was active with Boy Scout Troop 298 in Swanzey serving as Scout Master for part of the time.

Mr. Snyder is survived by his wife Ruth C. Snyder of Swanzey. His children; Kathleen S. Ainsworth and her husband Clarence of Junction City KS. Debra A. McAllister and her husband Curtis of Larned, KS. Robert W. Snyder of Wilsonville, OR and James C. Snyder of Sullivan. His nine grandchildren; Jerry, Amy, Jennifer, Gregg, Tony, Tianna, Lindsie, Joe and Tannah. In addition, Bill leaves; ten great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. He is pre-deceased by his siblings; Charles Snyder and Anna Margaret Cox who passed earlier.

In keeping with Bill's wishes there are no calling hours. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 1pm. in the St. James Episcopal Church with burial to take place in the church columbarium, 44 West St. Keene, NH. 03431. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of William J. Snyder to Project KidSight, C/O Keene Lions Club, P.O. Box 62, 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


Clyde "Pop" F. Hildreth
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Clyde "Pop" F. Hildreth, 79, a life-long resident of Winchester died on Monday, May 29, 2017 in the comfort of his home. He passed peacefully in familiar surroundings with the love of his family near.

Clyde was born the son of the late Catherine (Roy) and Franklin Hildreth on February 4, 1938 in Winchester where he was educated and attended schools.

Pop enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on April 6th, 1955. He served his time as a fuel specialist and pumpman. He was the recipient of the Armed Services Longevity Service Award and the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged on October 9, 1959 at the rank of A/2C E-3.

On April 4, 1959 he exchanged vows with Fidelma "Fay" B. O'Toole at Corpus Christi Church, in Killbride, ST. Johns's, Newfoundland, Canada. They were married with family and friends in attendance and have been married for fifty-eight years.

Pop was the owner and operator of Hildreth Pallet Service in Winchester. He owned the company for close to fifteen years before retiring in 2000. Prior Pop had worked at the Ashuelot Paper Mill as a machine operator.

He enjoyed going for rides threw Pisgah Park where he could watch the wildlife. Time was spent with family and friends. He enjoyed cutting wood and being in the great outdoors. When possible he would watch the Red Sox and Patriots. Pop was a dog and animal lover. When time permitted in his younger years he liked to go dancing with his wife at the Swanzey VFW and other places. He would also go fishing and hunting.

Mr. Hildreth is survived by his wife Fay B. Hildreth of Winchester. His children: Thomas F. Hildreth of Winchester and Tammy L. Hildreth of Winchester. His brother, Edmund Hildreth and his wife Barbara of Winchester and a sister, Jean Pelkey and her husband Frank of Winchester. He leaves four grandchildren; Katrina Danby and her husband Pat, Heidi Englert and her husband Nick, Ryan Hildreth and his fiancée Colleen Devlin and Jamie Hillock and her fiancée Darron Graves. In addition, he is survived by 9 great grandchildren; cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Pop is pre-deceased by his sister and brother in-law, Frances and Francis Fosdick.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, June 9, 2017 from 6 to 8pm. in the funeral home. A graveside service in the family lot with military honors will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 10am. in Evergreen Cemetery, Rt. 119, Richmond Rd. Winchester, NH. 03470. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Clyde "Pop" F. Hildreth to: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK. 73123 or to: American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX. 75231. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Elizabeth A. (Exel) Bosworth
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Elizabeth A. (Exel) Bosworth, 76, a long-time resident of Keene and formerly of Swanzey died on Wednesday. May 10, 2017 at Keene Center Genesis. She passed peacefully with the love of her husband near.

Elizabeth was born the daughter of the late Ruth (Hackler) and Steven Exel in July 20, 1940 in Keene. She was educated in Keene and graduated from Keene High School class of 1958. She went on in her studies and attended Wheaton College in Massachusetts and Glenn Cove Bible School in Maine.

On October 8, 1966 she exchanged vows with David L. Bosworth at the Troy Baptist Church in Troy. They were married with family and friends in attendance and have been married for fifty years.

Elizabeth enjoyed knitting and playing the piano. Time was spent reading a good book. She enjoyed being with her close circle of friends.

Mrs. Bosworth is survived by her husband, David L. Bosworth of Keene. Her two children; Linda Depew and her husband David of Swanzey and Timothy Bosworth and his wife Connie of Pinellas Park, Florida. She leaves a brother, Richard Exel and his wife Lisa of Swanzey. Five grandchildren; Rebeca Subura, Rachell Depew, Bethany Bosworth, Brianna Bosworth and Boone Depew. In addition she leaves cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In keeping with Elizabeth's wishes there are no calling hours. A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 2 pm. in the funeral chapel. Burial will be private. 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


Jane P. (Principe) Jillson Rice
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Jane P. (Principe) Jillson Rice, 77, a long-time resident of Richmond and formerly of Danbury, CT. died on Monday, May 1, 2017, at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene. She passed peacefully after a brief period of declining health with the love of her family near.

Jane was born the daughter of the late Anna H. (Haefer) and Garrey E. Principe Sr. on August 24, 1939 in Danbury, CT. She was educated in Danbury and graduated from Danbury High School, Class of 1958.

On February 7, 1959 she exchanged vows with Francis J. Jillson at St. Joseph's Church in Danbury. They were married with family and friends in attendance and were married for thirty-five years until he passed on September 8, 1994. Jane was fortunate to find love once again. Many years later on May 3, 2008 she exchanged vows with Frank O. Rice at St. Stanislaus Church in Winchester. Sadly, he passed on August 15, 2014 after six years of marriage.

Jane worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for the towns of Winchester and Richmond for many years. She served on various boards and committees for the Town of Richmond, giving countless hours of her volunteer time to her community. She drove a school bus to various places in Cheshire County for over 25 years. She worked with special education students at various Monadnock Regional District Schools as well as Thayer High School and Keene Middle School. She was trained as a Certified Nursing Assistant and worked in healthcare, not only in local nursing homes, but also as a hospice volunteer.

Time was spent stitching and doing handy work. She enjoyed time in her gardens, baking and going to the beach in Maine. She traveled throughout the United States and visited Great Britain and Spain. She had a big heart for her community and the less fortunate. Mostly, Jane lived for her kids and grandkids. She was the leader of the pack and made sure that family values and time were available to all. She was a woman of great faith and member of St. Stanislaus / Mary Queen of Peace Church in Winchester. Jane would give freely of her time with the St. Vincent DePaul Society, and was a founding member of the St Vincent DePaul Food Pantry at St. Stanislaus / Mary Queen of Peace Church. She was a former Girl and Boy Scout Leader for many years in Richmond and Swanzey. She volunteered for the American Red Cross and NH Special Olympics. She was also a member of the Monadnock Regional High School Sports Booster Club for many years.

Jane is survived by her children: Michael Jillson and his wife Tracey of Winchester, Elizabeth "Betsy" Pearsall and her husband William of Richmond and Jennifer Hamre of Springfield, MA.; her four grandchildren: Meghann Pearsall, Alan Lowe, Gregory Tasker and Tanner Jillson; her sister Elizabeth McClung of Charlestown, R.I.; her sister-in-law, Rose Principe of Sea Brook Island, S.C. and brother-in-law, Charles Gilbert of Brookfield, CT., as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Jane is pre-deceased by her siblings: Anne Moses, Patricia Gilbert and Garrey E. Principe Jr. Her brothers-in-law, Marshall Moses and Thomas McClung passed earlier.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday June 3, 2017 at 10am. at St. Stanislaus / Mary Queen of Peace Church, Richmond Rd. Rt. 119, Winchester, NH. 03470. Burial will follow at South Cemetery, Athol Road, Richmond. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Jane P. Jillson Rice to: Richmond Rescue, 17 Winchester Rd. Richmond, NH. 03470 or to: St. Vincent DePaul, C/O, St. Bernard's Church / Parish of the Holy Spirit, 161 Main St. Keene, NH. 03431. Or to: NH Special Olympics, 650 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03101. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431, www.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Kelly J. (Dinagan) Lawrence
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Kelly J. (Dinagan) Lawrence, 40, a long-time resident of Keene and formerly of Swanzey died unexpectedly on Friday, May 26, 2017 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. She passed peacefully with the love of her family near after a brief period of declining health.

Kelly was born the daughter of Deborah J. (Allen) and Francis E. Dinagan on July 31, 1976 in Keene. She was educated in Swanzey and attended Monadnock Regional High School.

She was a former employee of Chesco Service as a Licensed Nursing Assistant.

She enjoyed hiking and children. Time was spent with family and her close friends. Kelly was a very private person. She loved her family very much especially her three children.

Ms. Lawrence is survived by her children; Lacey Jalava of Troy, Madalyn Jalava of Troy and Aiden Lawrence of Winchester. Her mother, Deborah J. Dinagan of Swanzey. A sister, Colleen M. Dubriske of Troy. Her grandmother, Cora Begnoche of Westmoreland. Her nephews and niece; Addison Dubriske, Tanner Dubriske and Brionna Tucker. In addition she leaves aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends. Kelly is pre-deceased by her father, Francis E. Dinagan who passed on November 29, 2010.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, June 2, 2017 from 6 to 8pm. in the funeral chapel. In keeping with Kelly's values there is no funeral service. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made to: Kelly Lawrence Children's Fund C/O any TD Bank. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Marilyn L. (Hudson) White
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Marilyn L. (Hudson) White, 80, of Keene and formerly of West Swanzey died unexpectedly on Sunday, November 20, 2016 in the comfort of her home.

Marilyn was born the daughter of the late Irene (Simonds) and Ernest Hudson on July 1, 1936 in Winchendon, MA. She was educated in Keene and graduated from Keene High School class of 1954.

She worked as a kitchen aid in the Keene school system before retiring in 1998. Prior, she worked at Beaver's Answering Service in Keene as a telephone operator for eight years.

She enjoyed being with her family and friends. Time was spent at the local bingo games and she was always up for a trip to the casino. Marilyn was an active member of the Women's Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Women's Auxiliary of the American Legion in Keene.

Ms. White is survived by her children; Michael J. Hudson and his wife Dona of Hinsdale and Randall S. Hudson and his significant other Cynthia Lambert of Keene. Her brother, Ernest Hudson Jr. and his wife Joyce of Keene. Her eight grandchildren; Stefanie Ramsay, Michael Hudson Jr. Joshua Hudson, Jessica Giard, Jason Bevis, Nikki Bevis, Amanda Cioffi and Randal Cioffi. In addition she leaves eight great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In keeping with Marilyn's wishes there are no calling hours. Burial will take place on Saturday, June 3, 2017 in the family lot at Oak Hill Cemetery, Pine St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. Donations can be made in memory of Marilyn L. White to: American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Dr. Ste 900, Arlington, VA. 22201 or to: Easterseals, ATTN: Online Coordinator, 233 South Wacker Dr. Ste 2400, Chicago, IL. 60606. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Frederick "Fred" Z. Grasewicz
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Frederick "Fred" Z. Grasewicz, 101, of Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire and formerly of Reading, Massachusetts died on Thursday, May 25 2017 at his son's home in Fitzwilliam. He passed peacefully after a period of declining health with his family near.

Frederick was born the son of the late Blanche (Kodis) and Julius Grasewicz on January 28, 1916 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was educated in Medford, MA. and graduated from Medford High School class of 1935. He went on in his education and earned a Bachelors of Arts in Accounting from North Eastern University.

Fred was one of the greatest generation. Hearing the call to war he joined the U.S. Navy. His enlisted started on July 23, 1953 and ended on April 5, 1946. He served as the storekeeper onboard the U.S.S. Sierra and the U.S.S. Augusta. Serving in the South Pacific, he was the recipient of the WWII Victory Medal and the Philippine Liberation Medal. Fred was honorably discharged at the rank of Petty Officer 2d Class.

On November 11, 1950 he married Jean E. MacInnes Medford, MA. Sadley, Jean passed on October 28, 1999 after almost forty-nine years of marriage.

Fred worked for the Hersey Company in Dedham for twenty-five years as the Control Accounts Financial Officer until he retired in 1981.

He had many interests in life. Time was spent golfing. He enjoyed a good book and would travel when time permitted. Fred was the oldest member of the Meadow Brook Golf Course in Reading where he was a member for many decades.

Mr. Grasewicz is survived by his son, Paul F. Grasewicz Sr. and his wife Rose of Fitzwilliam. He also leaves three grandchildren; Paul F. Grasewicz Jr. and his wife Samantha of Plattsmouth, NE. Jillian R. Maki and her husband Seth of St. Johns, FL. and Elizabeth R. Joslyn and her husband Jerimiah of Fitzwilliam. In addition he is survived by eleven great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Fred is pre-deceased by his five brothers.

In keeping with Fred's wishes there are no calling hours. Burial will be private in the family lot with military honors at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody, MA. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Frederick Z. Grasewicz to: Monadnock Humane Society, 101 West Swanzey Rd. Swanzey, NH. 03446. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Beverly (Flavin) Budzik
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Beverly (Flavin) Budzik 87 of Keene and formerly of West Swanzey died May 8, 2017 at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene. She passed peacefully with her family near after a brief period of declining health.
She was born September 4, 1929 in Keene, NH. The daughter of Thomas M. Flavin and Lillian E. (Stromgren) Flavin. She grew up in Spofford and Keene and graduated from Keene High School in 1947.

In her early years Beverly worked at the Chase Farm (Stonewall Farm). In high school she delivered papers for the Keene Evening Sentinel and received numerous awards and recognitions for selling war bonds and stamps. Later she went on to work for Indian Head News, MPB and Woolworths.

In 1957 she married Joseph S. Budzik at St James Episcopal Church in Keene, NH and moved to West Swanzey where she lived for 30 years.

She enjoyed traveling around New England, Crafts including ceramics and sewing and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her son Stephen his wife Patricia and grandchildren Olivia and Hayden Budzik all of Richmond, NH. A brother Gordon "Jack" Flavin of Keene and several nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her husband Joseph S. Budzik who died in 1983, 3 brothers Thomas "Bill" Flavin, Allen Flavin and Gary Flavin and 3 sisters Margaret Goodrum, Katherine "Kitty" Spring and Janet Brown.

In keeping with Beverly's wishes there will be no public services. A private burial will take place this summer at Oak Hill Cemetery in Swanzey, NH. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


William (Bill) J. Snyder
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William (Bill) J. Snyder, 80 a long-time resident of Swanzey and formerly of Arizona died on Thursday, March 30, 2017. He passed peacefully in the comfort of his home with his wife and children near.

William was born the son of the late Anna E. (Curry) and Fred W. Snyder on May 9, 1936 in Flagstaff, AZ. He was educated in schools in Arizona, Arkansas and Wyoming finishing at Flagstaff High School in Flagstaff, AZ in 1953.

Bill was a patriotic soul. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1953. He served the Marine Corps with honor and distinction until 1963. He went into the U.S. Army in 1973 where he served until retirement in 1993. He was the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Four Good Conduct Medals, (USA) Three Good Conduct Medals, (USMC) Three National Defense Service Awards, Two Armed Forces Reserve Medals, Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) Professional Development Ribbon, Three Army Service Ribbons and the Driver and Mechanical Badge. He was deployed and transferred to various stations around the world. Bill retired honorably at the rank of Master Sergeant, E-8 after thirty years of loyal service to his country.

From 1963 to 1973 He spent 10 years with Continental Bus Co first a driver with over one million accident free miles then as the manager of the Los Angeles Shop.

On December 17, 1955, he exchanged vows with Ruth C. Fern at the Church of the Epiphany in Flagstaff, AZ. They were married with family and friends in attendance and had been married for sixty-one years.

After retirement from the military the Snyder's decided to make Swanzey their home. Bill was not one to sit idle. He accepted a position with the North Swanzey Fire and Water Precinct as the Superintendent. He worked for the precinct for twenty years until he retired in 2013. Bill was a long-time member of the St. James Episcopal Church in Keene. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Time was spent in his flower gardens. He was always up for traveling, especially if it was to see his children and grandchildren. Bill was civically minded. He was a member of the American Legion and the Lions Club in Keene. He was active with Boy Scout Troop 298 in Swanzey serving as Scout Master for part of the time.

Mr. Snyder is survived by his wife Ruth C. Snyder of Swanzey. His children; Kathleen S. Ainsworth and her husband Clarence of Junction City KS. Debra A. McAllister and her husband Curtis of Larned, KS. Robert W. Snyder of Wilsonville, OR and James C. Snyder of Sullivan. His nine grandchildren; Jerry, Amy, Jennifer, Gregg, Tony, Tianna, Lindsie, Joe and Tannah. In addition, Bill leaves; ten great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. He is pre-deceased by his siblings; Charles Snyder and Anna Margaret Cox who passed earlier.

In keeping with Bill's wishes there are no calling hours. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 1pm. in the St. James Episcopal Church with burial to take place in the church columbarium, 44 West St. Keene, NH. 03431. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of William J. Snyder to Project KidSight, C/O Keene Lions Club, P.O. Box 62, 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


 


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44 Maple Ave.
Keene, NH 03431


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46 South Winchester S.
PO Box 19
West Swanzey, NH 03469


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Sally A. Bergeron May 18, 2017
Mary A. Jacobs June 15, 2017
Shelby R Miller June 5, 2017
William J. Snyder March 30, 2017
Clyde F. Hildreth May 29, 2017
Elizabeth A. Bosworth May 10, 2017

Jane P. Rice May 1, 2017
Kelly J. Lawrence May 26, 2017
Marilyn L. White November 20, 2016
Frederick Z. Grasewicz May 25, 2017
Beverly Budzik May 8, 2017
William J. Snyder March 30, 2017

 

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