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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


Leo Arthur Deyo
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Leo Arthur Deyo, 84, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Westwood Care Center in Keene after a battle with Alzheimer's. Leo was born on January 18, 1933 to Fanny (Robbins) and Wilfred Deyo. He was a graduate of Keene High School. He served in the Marines and was honorably discharged in 1955. He met his wife of 53 years, Eleanor Coddingham in California where they began to raise their 3 sons. They returned to live in Keene, NH. in 1973.

Leo Worked at General Motors, American Optical and Melanson's, Also he repaired large appliances and had a radiator repair shop and could fix just about anything. He eas an outdoorsman and family man. Eleanor and Leo's favorite hobbies were riding his motorcycle, fishing and taking rides to look for wildlife. His sons also have his love for fishing, hunting and motorcycles.

He is survived by his wife Eleanor, His son William Deyo and wife, Kelli of Swanzey, son Robert Deyo and wife, Diana of Langdon, son Daniel Deyo and wife, Suzy of Hinsdale. He is also survived by his grandsons Christopher, Andrew, Benjamin and Tyler Deyo. Additionally he leaves a brother and sister, Robert Deyo and Freda Bouffard and several other extended family members. He was predeceased by his parents and siblings Sybil Mills and Wilfred "Johnny" Deyo.

Burial will take place in the family lot with military honors on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 11am. at Woodlawn Cemetery, Lincoln St. Keene, NH. 03431. A celebration of life will follow at 12noon. in the American Legion, Court St. Keene. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation, 322 8th. Ave. Flr. 7, N.Y. N.Y. 01001. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com/p>


Calvin Jayson Dunbar
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Calvin Jayson Dunbar, 5 days old, of Walpole, passed on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Baystate Medical Center in West Springfield, MA. He passed peacefully with the love and compassion of his family surrounding him. Although Calvin was only with us for a short time, he will always be our beloved son who we will cherish forever.

Calvin was born the son of Sherri E. (Siano) and Travis P. Dunbar on April 28, 2017 at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene.

He is survived by his parents, Travis and Sherri Dunbar of Walpole. His sisters; McKenzie, McKailah, and Maci at home in Walpole. His maternal grandparents, Lori and John Siano of Alstead. His paternal grandparents, Marcie and Jayson Dunbar of Walpole. His great grandparents; Elaine Bocchino of Keene, Carolyn and John Siano of Hampden, MA. Beverly and Bradley Dunbar of Saxton's River, VT. Averill Larsen of Saxton's River, VT. Robert Thomson of Fort Ann, NY. In addition he leaves cousins, aunts, uncles and extended family.

A celebration of life service with words of encouragement will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 3:30pm. in the funeral chapel. Burial will take place privately. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Calvin J. Dunbar to: March of Dimes, Attn. DRFR, 1275 Mamaroneck Ave. White Plains, NY. 10605. 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.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 2 to 4pm. in the funeral chapel of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. 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


Robert "Bob" J. Richards
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Robert "Bob" J. Richards, born on March 27, 1932 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, succumbed to father time on May 1, 2017 in Keene, New Hampshire at the age of 85. Bob moved to Keene as a toddler and attended Keene schools, graduating in the class of 1950 from Keene High School. Bob grew up on Harrison Street during his time in Keene, N.H. with his mother Ann L. Richards (later Ann L. Greene), his brother Paul Richards, and his Uncle's Mike Cantlin and Joseph Kennedy.

As a boy Bob helped in the running of the family store as well as maintaining the real estate interests of the family. Bob later enlisted in the US Army and completed basic training at the 6th armored division in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He subsequently advanced to the 10th Mountain Division in Fort Drum, NY. There he learned to fight and to ski on mountainous terrain. Later, due to this training, he taught his wife and all of his children the art of Alpine skiing.

After his time in the military, Bob attended New England College. He graduated with a professional engineer degree, was class salutatorian (2nd in his class), and graduated with summa cum laude honors. Bob originally wanted to become an artist then wanted to become an architect since he was extremely gifted at mathematics. He would tell you that when he learned what an architect earned versus what an engineer earned, he switched his major to professional engineer.

Bob married Martha J. Nielsen on Feb 1, 1958 at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Keene, N.H. Bob and Martha went on to have six children and remained married until Martha's death in 2006. Bob settled his family in upstate N.Y. where they lived near Albany in New Scotland, N.Y. and later lived in Utica, N.Y. The family spent a summer in West Virginia during one of his Highway Interstate construction projects.

Bob advanced in the Highway Interstate construction industry during the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. Bob made his career on the Eisenhower highway program and this brought him to work in different parts of U.S. Among his many achievements were being the superintendent in charge for the Lane construction companies creation of the 787 beltway around Albany, NY, and carving 22 miles of Interstate 77 out of the Blue Ridge Mountains of West Virginia. He also had many other achievements where he designed and built bridges and dams and many more highways too numerous to list.

As a father, Bob believed his family was his own personal construction crew, especially the four boys. Together they worked, with salty and unacceptable language being thrown about, they built walls, decks, roofs and more. Bob's daughters were precious as young ladies and were not submitted to the brunt of the construction work. Bob is fondly remembered by his children for wanting them around as much as possible to fill his life with laughter and maybe even a little chaos. Bob enjoyed educating his children by bringing them on trips that focused on learning and history. And, he didn't leave out the fun part of those trips.

Bob finished his career by moving back to N.H. to live in Walpole, N.H. and was the Director of Public Works in Keene, N.H. until his retirement in the early 1990s. Bob was an avid reader, especially after retirement, taking several books out the library at one time. Bob was interested in political news and was an active political activist for the causes he believed in.

Bob's only brother, Paul Richards, passed away in 2006. Bob leaves behind their six children: Robert A. Richards of Albany, NY; Ellen M. Richards of Keene, NH; James J. Richards and his wife Elena Richards of Huntington Beach, CA; David C. Richards and his wife, Kathleen Richards of Keene, NH; Michael C. Richards of Naples, FL; and Sara A. Richards Vojnar and her husband Robert Vojnar of Rexford, NY. Bob also leaves his three grandchildren: Victoria A. Richards of Naples FL; Alexandru C. Richards of Keene, NH; and Jonathan Russell. Bob also leaves his two sisters, Jane Richards-Jones and Martha (Marty) Richards Lauderdale. He also leaves two great-grandchildren, Nash and Tuck Russell, several brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, nieces, and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017, 4 to 6pm. in the funeral chapel. A Mass will be given on Monday, May 8, 2017, at 10am. in St. Bernard's Church, 185 Main Street, Keene, N.H. 03431. Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Lower Main Street, Route 12 South, Keene, N.H. 03431 with a reception to follow at St. Margaret Mary's Church, 33 Arch Street, Keene, N.H. 03431. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Michael J. Abbott
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Michael J. Abbott, 63, a long-time resident of Winchester died on Friday, January 13, 2017 in the comfort of his home. He passed peacefully with the love and compassion of his family near after a period of declining health.

Michael was born the son of the late Theresa (O'Donnell) and Bob Abbott on November 14, 1953 in Worcester, Massachusetts. His family moved to Florida where he attended schools.

Mike was a patriot. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on October 20, 1972 during the Vietnam War. He was the recipient of the National Defence Service Medal and was a sharp shooter and marksman. Mike was honorably discharged at the rank of PFC - E3 on June 21, 1973.

On May 17, 1975 he exchanged vows with Rosalind F. Magee. They were married in a simple service in Ashuelot with close family and friends in attendance. The Abbotts have been married for forty-one years.

He was the owner and operator of the R. K. Transportation Trucking Company in Winchester for over twenty years before retiring in 2016.

Mike loved NASCAR, going on casino trips, going for drives and hanging out with the boys. His free time was spent mostly being social and being involved in family events.

Mt. Abbott is survived by his wife Rosalind F. Abbott of Winchester. His children; Shawn B. Cole Sr. of Winchester and Kristin L. Abbott of Winchester. His siblings; Nancy Abbott of Massachusetts and Shirley Watson of Florida. Grandchildren; Shannon Dennis, Shawn Cole Jr. and Steven Rosploch. In addition, he leaves cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Mike is pre-deceased by his brother Robert Abbott Jr. who passed earlier.

In keeping with Michael's wishes there were no calling hours. A graveside service will be held with military honors in the family lot at Evergreen Cemetery, Richmond Rd. Rt. 119 S. Winchester. There will be a gathering from 12 to 2pm after the graveside service in the hall at the VFW, Main St. Winchester, NH. 03470. In lieu of flowers the family would prefer donations in memory of Michael J. Abbott to: American Cancer Society, 250 Williams St. NW. Atlanta, GA. 30303. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Russell O. Starkey
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Russell O. Starkey, 88, a life-long resident of Keene died on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene. He passed peacefully after a period of declining health with his family near.

Russell was born the son of the late Florence (Russell) and Olan Starkey on August 11, 1928 in Greenfield, Massachusetts. He was educated in Keene and graduated from Keene High School class of 1946.

On June 22, 1952 he exchanged vows with Audrey B. Tucker at the United Church of Christ in Keene. They were married with family and friends in attendance and have been married for sixty-four years.

Russell was the owner and operator of the Russell Starkey Masonry. He worked as a mason for over forty years before retiring in 1994.

He enjoyed his sports. Especially the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox. Time was spent working in his workshop and cultivating his gardens. He loved to be with his family and Especially enjoyed spending time at the family cottage on the lake. Russell was also civically minded. He gave freely of his time to be Sunday School teacher, a troop leader and eventually a committee chairman for the Boy Scouts of America.

Mr. Starkey is survived by his wife, Audrey B. Starkey of Keene. His children; Russell A. Starkey and his wife Susan of Keene, Kim Skurulsky and her husband Dennis of Waukesha, WI. James A. Starkey and his wife Karen of Keene and Linda Spronatti and her husband James of Bradenton, FL. He also leaves ten grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In keeping with Russell's wishes all services will be private. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made in tribute to Russell's great-grandson, Jack Meuler to: Herma Heart Center, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, MS 3050, P.O. Box 1997, Milwaukee, WI. 53201. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Donald M. Bemis Jr.
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Donald M. Bemis Jr. 82, a life-long resident of Keene died unexpectedly on Friday, April 21, 2017 in the comfort of his home that he built.

Donald was born the son of the late Bessie M. (Dodge) and Donald M. Bemis Sr. on July 27, 1934 in Keene. He was educated locally and attended Keene High School.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army soon after high school. He completed his enlistment and was honorably discharged.

Don always worked as an auto mechanic. He was employed by Robinson Motors in Keene which specialized in SAAB where he retired in 2000. Prior Don worked as a self-employed autobody mechanic at Bemis Autobody in Keene. He owned the company for over twenty years.

He enjoyed boating, fishing, auto racing and demolition derby's. He could be found watching the Boston Celtics on television.

Mr. Bemis is survived by his siblings; Marilyn A. McKeage of Concord, David F. Bemis of Keene, John F. Bemis of Keene and Randall E. Bemis of Keene. In addition, he is survived by cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Don is predeceased by his siblings; Eliner F. Bemis, Lawrence E. Bemis, James E. Bemis and George K. Bemis Sr. all passed earlier.

In keeping with Don's wishes burial will be private with military honors in the family lot in Fitzwilliam. Calling hours with a gathering to celebrate his life will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 12 noon until 2pm. in the funeral chapel. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Edward J. McCann
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Edward J. McCann, 93, of Keene and formerly a long time resident of Sullivan died on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Langdon Place of Keene. He passed peacefully with his family near after a period of declining health.

Edward was born the son of the late Sarah (Duffy) and Joseph McCann on August 9, 1923 in Ashley, Pennsylvania. He was educated in Ashley and graduated from Ashley High School class of 1941.

Ed joined the U.S. Army Air Corps on December 11, 1942 as a twin- engine pilot and instructor for B-24 Bombers. He served his time during WWII and was the recipient of the American Theatre Ribbon and the Victory Medal. Ed completed his time of service and was honorably discharged with the rank of 2nd. Lt. on December 22, 1944.

Ed completed his higher education at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio in 1951 with a Master of Science degree in Organic Chemistry.

On October 30, 1954 he exchanged vows with Eleene C. Flood in Cleveland, Ohio. They were married in a simple service with close family and friends in attendance. Sadly, Eleene passed on August 24, 2013 after almost fifty-nine years of marriage.

Ed was a Brewmaster for most of his life. He worked for Anheuser Busch in New Jersey for almost twenty years before retiring in 1985. Prior, he had worked in a similar role at Carling Brewing Company in Cleveland, Ohio and then in 1955, in Natick, Massachusetts. He started as head chemist and rapidly advanced to the position of Brewmaster. During that time he was an active member of the American Society of Brewing Chemists, the American Society of Quality Control and Master Brewers of America.

Ed moved his family from Natick, Massachusetts to Sherborn and became a member and later chairman of the Sherborn Planning Board and the Director of the Sherborn Citizen's Scholarship Foundation. Ed was also a Rotarian, earning an award recognizing his outstanding efforts as Chairman of the Rotary Trade & Home Show in 1965. He was also appointed to the Metropolitan Department for the 1961 United Fund Campaign in Sherborn. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Natick, Massachusetts.

In New Jersey Ed was the Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Historic/Architectural District of Tewksbury's Planning Board in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. He also served as an Elder of the Lamington Presbyterian Church in Bedminster, New Jersey.

Always busy in his retirement, Ed enjoyed many things. He was a member and Trustee of the Congregational Church of Sullivan for many years. He enjoyed anything outdoors. Time was spent building stone walls, landscaping, installing ponds, working in his vegetable gardens and going on long walks.

Ed was also civically minded. He loved his community and served as Chairman of the Sullivan Planning Board and Chairman of the Selectmen's Board. Always interested in conservation, he was on the Southwest Regional Planning Commission. Ed was active in the Keene Rotary and was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow, the highest award for service given by Rotary.

Mr. McCann is survived by his three children; Constance Bowblis and her husband Robert of Keene. James T. McCann and his wife Paula Ceranowicz of Marlow and Cynthia K. Rogers and her husband Bruce of Keene.

He is also survived by his siblings; Joseph McCann of Brant Beach, NJ, Rev. Thomas McCann of Scranton, PA, Patricia Palumbo of Washington, D.C.,and John McCann of Wilkes-Barre, PA.

His grandchildren are Christopher Hulsizer, Timothy Hulsizer, Cynthia Schilke, Dan McCann and Emma Rogers. Great Grandchildren are Ayden and Devon Kpormegbey and Silas and Samuel Hartwell. In addition Mr. McCann leaves cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. He is pre-deceased by his siblings; Margaret Morasco and Estelle Hurley. His brother and sister in-laws; Mike Morasco and Bernadine McCann passed earlier.

In keeping with Ed's wishes there are no calling hours. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10am. in the Sullivan Congregational Church, Centre St. Sullivan, NH. 03445. Burial will follow in the family plot of the Sullivan Center Cemetery with military honors. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Edward J. McCann to the Sullivan Congregational Church or to: Alzhiemer's Association: 225 North Michigan Ave. 17th. Flr. Chicago, Il. 60601. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com


Shirley E. (Abare) Harper
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Shirley E. (Abare) Harper of Keene, NH died on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Cheshire Medical Center (Keene), just weeks after her 90th birthday. All of her children were with her in her final days, and she is missed by her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other family members.

Shirley was born the daughter of the late Anna (LaFord) and Charles Abare on April 6, 1927 in Athol, MA. She graduated from Troy High School and from Dresser Business School (Keene) before marrying the love of her life, Donald C. Harper, at St. Bernard's Church in Keene, NH on June 30, 1947.  Donald passed away on February 25, 1988, and Shirley mourned his loss until the day she died.

Shirley is survived by the large and loving family which was her most
cherished treasure, the true joy of her heart. This includes her seven
children and their spouses: Kathryn Harper of Keene, NH; Diane Harper of Swanzey, NH; Susan and Clark Jenkins of Atkinson, NH; Jane Harper and Mark Tucker of Eliot, ME; Mark and Kathy Harper of Webster, NY; Anne Marie Harper of Keene, NH; and Mary and Lance DelPriore of Brattleboro, VT. She is also survived by her sister, Ruth Hanrahan of Keene, and brother-in-law Norman Harper of Keene, as well as 12 grandchildren (Nico Alonso-Harper; Kelly and Abby Berkson; Ivan Jenkins; Becky Pugliese; Matthew and Michael Harper; and Lance, Derek, Lucas, Jack, and Olivia DelPriore), stepgrandson Douglas Berkson, seven great grandchildren (Amelia, Alice, Gianna, Ben, Harper, Willa, and Henry), and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Shirley was known as Nana to her own grandchildren and great
grandchildren, as well as to many others who were lucky enough to pass through her orbit. She loved her family, and her home: she welcomed visitors with open arms and many snacks, eager to hear about people's adventures.

Services will be held at Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel, 44 Maple Ave,
Keene, on Friday, April 28, 2017. Calling hours are from 9-11 AM. The
service will begin at 11 with burial at St. Joseph's following.


Douglas "Doug" H. Ebert
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Douglas "Doug" H. Ebert, 73, a long-time resident of Keene and formerly of Danbury, CT. died on Friday, April 21, 2017. He passed unexpectedly in the comfort of his home in Keene.

Douglas was born the son of the late Lillian (Redluske) and Harold Ebert on April 22, 1943 in Utica, MI. He was educated in Utica and graduated from Utica High School class of 1961. Doug went on in his studies and attended Northern Michigan College.

Doug was engaged to Ann Cappellano. They have been together for the past eleven years. Prior Doug was married to Janice (Robidoux). They were married for 16 years until she passed in October 8, 2007.

He was employed by the McMillan Construction Company for many years as a carpenter before retiring in 2009. He also worked for the Baybutt Construction Company in a similar role.

Doug was a longtime member of the Gilsum Congregational Church where he was a Trustee. When he lived in Michigan he was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Utica where he served on various boards. He was also President of the Athletics Booster Club at Lutheran High School North where his children attended school. He enjoyed many things over the years. He liked to boat and ski. In his college years he played football. Doug was a long-time member of the Elks Club, Lodge #927 in Keene where he sat as the Exhaulted Ruler and was a Trustee for fifteen years. With time he became the Camp Director and Secretery / Treasurer of PER Association.

Mr. Ebert is survived by his fiancée, Ann Capellano of Keene. His children; Christopher Ebert and his wife Michele Buckler of MI. and Deanna Beatty and her husband Gregg of MI. His sister, Joan Dort of MI. His children from a combined marriage; Katherine Bartnicki and her husband Robert of VA. Renee Gammans and her husband Gary of NH. and daughter in-law Tammie Record of NH. His grandchildren; Morgan Cebelak, Derek Beatty, Brandon Ebert and Jillian Ebert. Grandchildren from a combined marriage; Colin Gammans, Tyler Gammans, Courtney Leonard, Robert Bartnicki, Jared Record, Kristen Record and Jenna Record. Doug is pre-deceased by his son Richard Record who passed on July 13, 2011. His sister, Nancy Bauxbaum and her husband Phil and brother in-law Roy Dort all passed earlier.

In keeping with Doug's wishes there are no calling hours. A celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 10:30am. in the Gilsum Congregational Church, 13 Main St. Gilsum, NH. 03448. Burial will take place in the family lot back in Utica, Michigan. Donations may be made in memory of Douglas H. Ebert to: Elks Lodge, 927, 81 Roxbury St. Keene, NH. 03431. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, 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


Cheshire Family Crematory
23 Quarry Rd
Troy NH. 03465

 

 

Beverly Budzik May 8, 2017
William J. Snyder March 30, 2017
Leo A. Deyo May 2, 2017
Calvin J.Dunbar May 3, 2017
Jane P. Rice May 1, 2017
Robert J. Richards May 1, 2017

Michael J. Abbott January 13, 2017
Russell O. Starkey April 27, 2017
Donald M. Bemis Jr. April 21, 2017
Edward J. McCann April 21, 2017
Shirley E. Harper April 20, 2017
Douglas H. Ebert April 21, 2017

 

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