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William Cadmus Jr

Apr 28, 1927 - Nov 16, 2023

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Keene, NH

William "Bill" Smalley Cadmus Jr. , 96, of Dover, NH, died peacefully on November 16, 2023, after a period of declining health.As a World War II Veteran, supporter of Disabled Veterans, and an active community advocate, you could always find Bill watching football or a baseball game in his World War II cap.Born in Newark, NJ on April 28, 1927, he was the son of Wilma Grace Tier and William Smalley Cadmus Sr. His early childhood was spent in Yonkers, NY. At the age of 11, Bill's family moved ...Read More

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Lucian L. Lemery, III

Apr 03, 1981 - Feb 12, 2024

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Keene, NH

Windsor, VT- Lucian L. “Luke” Lemery, III, 42, died Monday, February 12, 2024, at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, NH. Luke was born April 3, 1981, in Claremont, NH a son of Lucian and Kay (Plaster)Lemery. He grew up in Windsor and graduated from Windsor High School in 2000, a member of the Vermont State Football Champion Team. He was married to Katie Sebasky at Echo Lake, VT in 2014. They made their home in Windsor, where he worked as a cook at the Pizza Chef downtown. In 2022, Luke moved to St. Johnsbury and worked as a meat cutter at White’s Market. He loved to interact with the clientele. Luke was member of the Sons of the American Legion and a member of Windsor Elks Lodge BPOE #1665 both in Windsor. He was a talented billiards player and a pool shark. He enjoyed fishing and socializing with friends. Luke was a kind soul with a big heart, full of love and well liked by all who met him. Luke is predeceased by his father Lucian L Lemery, Jr. and his mother Kay Lee Lepisko. He is survived by his wife Katie Lemery of North Clarendon, VT; a sister Danielle M. Lemery-Kenney and her partner Chad Travers of Grafton, NH; stepmother Nancy Lemery of Windsor; a stepbrother Erik Marrow of Bradford, VT; a stepsister, Erin Marrow of Maryland. His father and mother-in-law, J. Robert, and Susan F. Sebasky; two uncles Jeff and his wife Lyn Ladue and William Plaster of Bellows Falls, VT; two aunts Mary and her husband Guy Roberts of Windsor and Tammie Scaling of Hillsboro, NH; and many cousins. A celebration of Luke’s life will be held Saturday, April 6, 2024, from 1-4pm at the American Legion Hall in Windsor, VT. Knight Funeral Home in Windsor assisted with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to Luke’s family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com .

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Grace Josephine Shelc

Mar 05, 1925 - Feb 07, 2024

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Keene, NH

Grace Josephine Shelc, 98, formally of Bellows Falls, VT passed away on February 7, 2024, with her loving family by her side at Keene Center Genesis in Keene, NH. Grace was born on March 5, 1925, in North Walpole, NH, the daughter of George and Emma (Weiber) Bushway. She was a 1943 graduate of Bellows Falls High School. Grace worked as a telephone operator and served as a caregiver to elderly seniors in their homes. On May 27, 1950, she married Anthony (Tony) Shelc and they enjoyed 41 years of marriage until his death in 1991. A devout Catholic, Grace found great comfort in her faith. Her family will forever miss her, but will be comforted by years of cherished memories. Surviving are her children, Michael Shelc of Kennesaw, Ga, Mary DeCourcy of Merrimack, NH, Thomas Shelc of Nashua, NH, and Dianne Quigley and her husband, Donald of Goffstown, NH; grandchildren, Mark DeCourcy, Christopher DeCourcy, Patrick Shelc, Elizabeth Shelc, Brian Quigley and Jennifer Quigley; great-grandchildren, Layla, Matthew, Ruby, and Janessa DeCourcy. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Grace was predeceased by her seven siblings; brothers, Albert, Bernard, Ernest, Harold and Joseph Bushway and sisters, Gladys Hindes, and Rose Cloutier, and son-in-law, Edward DeCourcy. The family would like to thank the staff of Keene Center Genesis for the loving care they provided Grace over the last six years. An hour of visitation will take place on February 15, 2024, from 10:00 until 11:00 AM at the Fenton and Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11:30 AM at St. Charles Church, Cherry Hill in Bellows Falls. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Westminster. In lieu of flowers, please consider giving to the Alzheimer’s Association, 15 Constitution DR. Suite 1G, Bedford, NH 03110. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Fenton and Hennessey Funeral Home, 55 Westminster Street, Bellows Falls, VT 05101.

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Michael W. Bath

Aug 26, 1954 - Jan 19, 2024

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Keene, NH

Michael W. Bath 69, a lifelong resident of Alstead, NH, passed away on January 19, 2024, at the Alpine Healthcare Center in Keene, NH. His parents, Richard G. and Roberta C. (Monty) Bath, welcomed their son into the world on August 26, 1954, in Bellows Falls, Vermont. Michael grew up in Alstead and loved his time on Library Avenue. He loved music, especially the "oldies", and watching all of the Boston sports teams. He quite often could be seen in the stands, cheering on the Fall Mountain Wildcat teams, especially the football and baseball teams. He especially enjoyed his summers spent at the house on Lake Warren in Alstead. He is survived by his brother, Gregory Bath and his wife, Judy, of Alstead; his two nieces, Jennifer DeLisle and her husband, Jonathan, of Lempster, NH, and Jayna McWhorter and her husband, Jeremy, of Cornish, NH; and two aunts, Betty Corbett, and Bonnie Spaulding, of Keene. At Michael’s requests, there will be no formal services for him. For those who wish, donations may be made in Michael’s memory to the Alpine Healthcare Resident’s Activity Fund, 298 Main Street, Keene, NH 03431.

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Adam T. Adams

Dec 07, 1947 - Feb 01, 2024

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Keene, NH

Adam T. Adams passed away peacefully on February 1, 2024, at the Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, NH. He was 76. Adam was born December 7, 1947, and was raised in Orange, NJ. He was a graduate of The Lawrenceville School, received his undergraduate degree from Hartwick College and received his Law Degree from The New York Law School and was a practicing attorney in New Jersey for over 40 years. He served his country in the New Jersey National Guard. Adam met Donna (Gnade) in 1990. Adam quickly realized that dating Donna came as a package deal and he fully embraced Donna’s three teenage daughters, Tracey, Krista and Tara. Adam proposed in 1994 and they married in July 1995. Donna and the three girls moved in with Adam in Maplewood and an instant family was formed. After living in Maplewood for 12 years, Adam and Donna moved to Randolph for the next almost 20 years where they finished their careers and retired to Acworth, New Hampshire, where he built their dream, retirement home atop a hill overlooking a wonderful, picturesque New Hampshire valley. Adam loved the outdoors, working on his house, in the yard, tending his garden, chopping wood or just sitting on his porch, relaxing and enjoying the marvelous views. Adam is survived by his wife, Donna, daughters, Tracey Davila and husband, Gabe, Krista LaCroix and husband, Ray, Tara Novak and husband, Tim, a sister, Carol Adams and husband, Gary, two brothers, William, and Gregory and his wife, Janice, many nieces and nephew and 10 grandchildren. He is predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Ruth Adams. Adam’s greatest passion was his friends and family. He cherished his friendships and even talked to childhood friends almost every day. Family also meant the world to him, from the “step” daughters he inherited, but treated as his own, to the sons-in-law, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren and well beyond – he truly embodied the title “Papou”, which is Greek for Grandpa, which nearly everyone called him. He was kind and generous and will be greatly missed by all who had the good fortune to know him. A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at The Grove, at the Randolph Diner at 11:00 AM on February 19, 2024. A luncheon for family and friends will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the following Non-for-Profit organizations: Tunnel to Towers Foundation using this link: Donate to Tunnel to Towers Foundation (t2t.org) Acworth Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company Inc., PO Box 86, Acworth, NH 03601. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Fenton and Hennessey Funeral Home, 55 Westminster Street, Bellows Falls, VT.

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Marlene Joyce Fletcher

Oct 29, 1931 - Feb 04, 2024

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Keene, NH

Marlene Joyce Fletcher, 92, was a lifelong resident of Keene, NH (and proud of it), passed away on February 4, 2024, after a period of failing health. Her parents, Philip R. and Velma B. (Fuller) Flanders welcomed their daughter October 29, 1931, at the Elliot Community Hospital in Keene. Marlene often told people that the witch delivered her by broomstick on her Halloween rounds. In her youth, she was a member of Rainbow Girls As an adult she belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary. When she was a young girl, her family lived on Dover Street. She used to roller skate past a “cute guy’s” house on Gurnsey St. They later met for real while both were working at Woolworth’s. James F. Fletcher, Jr and Marlene eloped on April 21, 1948, and were married for 67 years until his death in 2015. Mom didn’t just get married in 1948; she became an instant and full-time mother to 4 very young children. She loved them as her own from day one and they loved her. Patti came along 2 years after they were married, and Tammy arrived 12 years later. Money was tight in the beginning, but Mom knew how to make a little go along way. Together they raised six children and provided all the necessities and much love. They gradually moved from a cold water flat on Marlborough Street, to an apartment on Douglas Street, to owning their first house on Wilson Street, and then to the house on Vine Street where she has lived since 1968. There are many words to describe Marlene: loving, selfless, kind, sweet, smiling, reliable, hardworking, friendly, caring, compassionate, practical, supportive, incredible, resilient, and a stubborn, depression-era Yankee. She and James were all about family; over the decades, they took in various family members – a sister, a nephew, both fathers, her mother, even her Uncle Chet - until he almost burned the house down. Over the years, she worked at Woolworth’s and Cheshire Oil. Later she worked for the City of Keene, first in the Tax Office and then in the Finance Department, retiring after 25 years. After retirement, she volunteered at the Keene Senior Center and the Monadnock Humane Society. At one time, she enjoyed knitting, ceramics and reading. As she lost her eyesight, she began listening to books on tape but that became difficult as her hearing worsened. She found losing her eyesight the hardest, but her family found the loss of her hearing the hardest - though there were some comical conversations as she misunderstood much of what was being said. In the years since Dad died, she looked forward to an outing to the Dinner Table every Saturday night with Tammy, and especially when Patti, Jenny, Mike, Annalyn, Flynn, John and Noreen joined them. Marlene is survived by her daughters, Patricia Spears and Tamala Fletcher of Keene; sons, John F. Fletcher, and his wife, Noreen of Marlborough, NH, James Fletcher of Wilson, NC and Thomas Fletcher of Cambridge, MA. In addition to her children, she is survived by 21 grandchildren, many, many great and great-great-grandchildren, her sister-in-law Rosemarie Flanders of Keene and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she is predeceased by her brothers, Ronald Flanders and Philip Flanders; sister, Beverly Minott; daughter, Kathleen Degan; son-in-laws, James Degan and Joseph Spears; and two great-grandchildren, Karissia Ouellete and Craig Metivier. Over the years, she was a dog mom and dog grandma to several dogs who were always devoted to her, and her favorite child, Mitzy the cat, survives her. Most of her life Marlene did not follow an organized religion, but she was a woman of faith. She believed there is a God and that she would be reunited with the loved ones who have gone before her. Every night she thanked God for the day she had – no matter what kind of day she had, she thanked him for giving it to her and she asked if He would give her one more day. In her last days, she said that she had had a good long life. We thank the wonderful staff of Cheshire Medical Center’s Thompson Unit for the skilled and compassionate care during her stay. Her family also thanks the nurses, aides, and social workers at Maplewood Nursing Home. They not only provided skilled and compassionate care to Marlene, but they were also very kind and compassionate to her family. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, February 12, 2024 from 4:00 to 6:00pm at the Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court Street, Keene. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 13th at 11:00AM in St. James Episcopal Church, 44 West Street, Keene. Burial with committal prayers will follow the service in the Monadnock View Cemetery, Park Avenue, Keene. In lieu of flowers donations in Mrs. Fletcher’s memory to the Monadnock Humane Society, 101 West Swanzey Road, West Swanzey, NH 03446; or to The Community Kitchen, PO Box 1315, Keene, NH 03431 are appreciated.

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Charlie Juniper

Jul 14, 1926 - Jan 28, 2024

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Keene, NH

Charlie Juniper, of Keene, New Hampshire, was called to Heaven in the early hours of Sunday, January 28, 2024, at 97 years of age. Born in Woodstock, Vermont on July 14, 1926, Charlie was the oldest surviving of his six siblings. Known by his nickname, Charlie was loved by one and all. His signature was his megawatt smile and calm and kind demeanor. Charlie attended Winchester Schools for his primary education and later served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946 as a Bosun’s Mate in the Pacific. Charlie made sure to send money back home to his family at every pay period. During one attack on his ship, Charlie was injured by shrapnel that remained imbedded in his neck for the remainder of his life. Charlie earned the World War II Victory Medal and was proud of having represented his country during his military service. Charlie continued this dedication by his active participation with the American Legion Keene Post No. 4. Charlie was an Honorary Life Member of the Post. He served on the Executive Board, held the position of Sergeant-at-Arms and was a color guard for the American Legion Band, traveling with the band extensively throughout the United States. Charlie was also a member of the 40&8 Legionnaires Honor Society, and the Moose. On the occasion of his 80th birthday, Charlie was awarded a Certificate of Meritorious Achievement by Post No. 4, presented by Commander Don Holmquist. This occasion was one of the highlights of his life. A few years after returning home from military service, Charlie dedicated himself to a successful career at Frederick A. Farrar, Inc., where he worked for 50 years, having retired at 65 and then returning 2 months later to work another 17 years! Charlie was a dedicated employee and friend to everyone there. Charlie had begun boxing in the Navy and continued upon returning home. Charlie retired from boxing as a six-time New Hampshire State Golden Gloves Champion. When interviewed by The Keene Sentinel in 2006, Charlie said he had to stop boxing, “…it got a little too hard on my face…!”. Charlie was a master mechanic, becoming a stock car race enthusiast when he and his friends worked on cars at the Cheshire Fairgrounds stock car races. For many years, Charlie enjoyed traveling to racetracks in New York and New Hampshire following the racers that he had befriended over many years. Charlie was also an incredible musical talent, and credited this talent as having been passed down from his father who he remembered as participating in minstrel shows throughout Vermont and New Hampshire when Charlie was a child. Charlie played the guitar and sang for many years in a country & western band for the enjoyment of many. Charlie last worshipped at the United Church of Christ in Keene where many friends remember him well and made sure to keep in touch over the years while Charlie lived at Keene Center. Charlie is survived by sister, Ruth (Rob Kenney) Warren; nephews James Bradford (Jeanne Maynard) Walker, Kevin Thornton, Keith (Rose) Thornton, Larry Juniper, Jimmy Juniper of the Monadnock region; Aaron Juniper, William Andre Juniper, Alan Redmond Juniper of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Michael Ray Juniper, George Randall Juniper and David Joseph Juniper of Winamac, Indiana; nieces Krysta (Teddy) Daniels of Springfield, Massachusetts and Karlene Thornton of Houston, Texas; great-nephews David Thornton, Ryan (Marie Finnell) Thornton and Justin Walker; great-nieces Vanessa (Ricky) Doble, Mariah Thornton, Natalie (Adam) Brown, Kandace Daniels and Karina Daniels; sisters-in-law Mavis (Lawrence) Juniper and Georgia (James) Juniper; step-children Kathy (Hank) Scarangella and their daughter Maddie Olson of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Norman (Marcia) Winchester of Westmoreland, New Hampshire. Charlie also leaves to cherish his memory a host of beloved and loyal friends throughout the Keene, Swanzey and Winchester area. Charlie’s immediate family members who preceded him in death were his father William Henry Juniper, mother Elizabeth Fischer, brothers William David Juniper, George Juniper, James Juniper, Lawrence Juniper and David Thornton, and sister Elizabeth Walker. Charlie was married three times and each of his wives preceded him in death; Grace Juniper (née Lorenzo) d. 1967, Jeanne Juniper (née Clemens) d. 1980 and Audrey Juniper (née Kirker) d. 2017. He laid each one to rest lovingly and cherished their memories and the good times shared. A graveside service with military honors will be held in the Mountain View Cemetery Swanzey, NH, followed by a celebration of Charlie’s life, at a date and time to be announced. May Charlie Juniper rest in eternal peace and love, knowing that his was a life well-lived in which he touched the lives of so many with his warm smile and kind heart.

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Maurice F. Whitney

May 02, 1931 - Jan 20, 2024

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Keene, NH

Maurice F. "Maury" Whitney, 92, of Genesis Health Care in Keene, NH, passed away on January 20, 2024, after a brief illness. He was born on May 2, 1931 in Keene, NH, son of the late Allan and Grace (Howard) Whitney. He attended local schools and graduated from Keene High School in 1949. Maury learned a strong work ethic at a young age working alongside his father and held several jobs throughout his life while living in various areas from New Hampshire to Florida. Mainly through experience, he was knowledgeable of many things. Later in life, Maury reconnected with his high school sweetheart Alyce (Mattson) DeLisle and they married on August 9, 1986, residing in Florida for many years. Upon retirement, he and Alyce moved back to New Hampshire where Maury kept very busy working on projects for the Cheshire County Historical Society and the Keene Public Library’s “Reflections” series amongst many other projects. Maury enjoyed high school football and was thrilled to donate funds to erect the "Blackbird" sign on the rear of the football stands. He loved building his huge model railroad system, gardening, landscaping, wild animals, birds, the woodlands, the waterways, the clouds in the sky and was always observing the weather often making accurate forecasts. Survivors include grandchildren: David A. Whitney and Allyson Whitney; great-grandchildren: Kyah Whitney, Isaiah Whitney, Zakariya Whitney, Jonah Rogers, and Sawyer Thompson; stepchildren: Mike and Lynette Freeman and families, Bonnie DiBiccari and her husband Albert, and Rick DeLisle and his wife Diane; step-grandchildren: Janel, Lauren and Joseph DiBiccari, Jeremy DeLisle, Jennifer Thompson, and Elizabeth DeLisle; as well as step-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his most beloved wife Alyce Whitney; children: Mark, Mathew and Michelle; brothers: Leonard and spouse Agnes, Hollis and spouse Ellen, Donald and spouse Bea, Marion Greene and Virginia Boudrieau and spouse Tom. Services will be private at this time.

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Terri L. Frigon

Jul 12, 1958 - Jan 24, 2024

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Keene, NH

Terri L. Frigon 65, a resident of Keene, NH, passed away on January 24, 2024 at the Alpine Healthcare Center in Keene, following a brief illness. Her parents, George and Myrtle (Hale) Greenwood welcomed their daughter into the world on July 12, 1958 in Keene. She grew up in Troy, NH, attending local schools and was 1976 graduate of Monadnock Regional High School in Swanzey, NH. Terri furthered her education receiving an associate degree from NH Technical College and later finishing her Bachelor Degree in Accounting from Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, NH. She put her accounting expertise to work while with Vision Financial in Keene, and later with Monadnock Family Services in Keene. Terri enjoyed crafts, especially cross-stich. She loved the beach and enjoyed the many special memories created with family and friends at her home on Moody Beach. She found a special place in her heart for her three dogs that she loved and spoiled as if they were her kids. Terri is survived by her sister-in-law, Eileen Frigon of Keene; a brother-in-law, Roger Frigon and his wife, Susan, of Chesterfield, MA; and several cousins in Connecticut and New Hampshire. Her husband, Joseph R. Frigon, predeceased her on March 7, 2011. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, February 10th from 10:00 to 11:00am at the Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court Street, Keene. A mass of Christian burial will follow at 11:30am in St. Bernard Church, 185 Main Street, Keene. Burial with committal prayers will be held in the spring in the Mountain View Cemetery, Troy, at a date and time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, donations may be made in Mrs. Frigon’s memory to the Monadnock Humane Society, 101 West Swanzey Road, Swanzey, NH 03446; or to the Monadnock Kitty Rescue and Adoption, 11 Plantation Drive, Jaffrey, NH 03452; or to the Safe Haven Humane Society, 1420 Post Road, PO Box 91, Wells, ME 04090.

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Olivia M. Curran

Dec 31, 1927 - Dec 18, 2023

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Keene, NH

The family matriarch, Olivia M. Curran 95, of Keene, NH and formerly of Benicia, CA, passed away peacefully on December 18, 2023, at the Keene Center Genesis. Her parents, Joseph and Sandrina (Souza) Fernades welcomed their daughter into the world on December 31, 1927, in Benicia, CA. Olivia’s parents, being Portuguese immigrants, inspired her sense of meeting a challenge head on, taking risks and dreaming large. Moreover, never being known to run away from a challenge, Oliva knew how to make the seemingly impossible happen, as she was able to see the vision before her. She and her husband, Harold, who was known in the Benicia community as "Specks", owned and operated the Corner Restaurant and Bakery in Benicia for several years before moving to the Keene area in 1977. She had a deep abiding faith, a personal relationship with Jesus, and in her last weeks expressed her desire to go Home to Him. At the time of her husband, her mother, and her three best friend’s final hours of their lives, Olivia was with them, praying with them. She was very active at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Benicia, volunteering, and also cooking at the church’s rectory. As part of her volunteer ministry at St. Dominic’s, she helped families prepare funeral rosary and mass services for their loved one. She was very giving, and always gave back to her community as an active volunteer. In February of 1977, Olivia packed up the family and headed from California to NH, settling first in a home in Spofford, NH. In exploring Keene, Oliva found a quaint home on the Main Street of town, saw the vision for something great, and renovated and opened the Carriage Barn Guest House in Keene, providing a place for many travelers to the area to stay, for fifteen years. Olivia’s core value was love of family and she expressed that devotion through her open arms, her open door, her party planning, and her generous gift of her time. She will be greatly missed by her family, her children, Diane M. Warring and her husband, Bill, of Benicia, CA, Janet C. Richards of Keene, Teresa A. Burnett and her husband, Irish, of Henniker, NH, David J. Curran and his wife, Penny, of Keene, Daniel C. Curran and his wife, Becky, of Keene; nineteen grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Helen Sapp, of Benicia. Her husband of 46 years, Harold E. Curran, died in 1995. A memorial mass for Mrs. Curran will be celebrated on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at 11:00am in St. Dominic’s Church, 475 East I Street, Benicia, CA. A mass of Christian burial will also be celebrated on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at 11:30am in St. Bernard Church, 185 Main Street, Keene. Burial with committal prayers will follow the mass, in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Lower Main Street, Keene. In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, donations may be made in Mrs. Curran’s memory to the Resident’s Activity Fund at Keene Center Genesis, 677 Court Street, Keene, NH 03431.

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Robert G. Chase

Feb 10, 1960 - Dec 31, 2023

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Keene, NH

Robert G. Chase, 63, life-long resident of Keene, NH, passed away on December 31, 2023, following a sudden illness. He was born on February 10, 1960, in Keene, son of the late Henry Hamilton and Dorothy (Gorham) Chase. Bob was the youngest of 6. He was always tagging along with his father to job sites from a young age and traveling with his father in his small plane used for work and pleasure. At a young age traveling was a fun adventure with family vacations on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and skiing up at Okemo. Bob attended Keene schools, starting his education at Jonathan Daniels Elementary School, and graduating from Keene High School with the Class of 1978. During his school years he could be found playing Ice Hockey and riding his minibike and motorcycles everywhere. Following high school, he attended the University of New Hampshire and graduated in the spring of 1982 with a Mechanical Engineering Bachelor of Science degree. Bob dabbled in a career in insurance and worked for his father at Clean Way Industries installing rooftop solar and clean rooms but found his true career passion in truck driving. He was a long-time employee of both Brattleboro Haulage and Alberts Organics (UNFI). He loved driving all around New England, meeting new people and seeing unfamiliar places. While working for Brattleboro Haulage he built up a small rental property portfolio in Marlborough and Keene. Bob constantly observed everything that was going on around him and easily noticed when someone was in need or could use a hand. He was the first person to jump in to assist whether it be a neighbor changing a tire or helping someone while out shopping or boating. He also always made time for children whether it be his own, his grandkids, or any kids needing a hand. Bob enjoyed driving his boats and fixing them. His mechanical and mathematical mind may have drawn him to spend more time tinkering, but he still managed to find time to enjoy boating out at Spofford Lake, his peaceful retreat, with family and friends. In 2003, Bob married his loving wife, Hien T. Chase. Together they made many trips to her home country of Vietnam to visit extended family and see the rich history and beautiful scenery of the country. Even with the language barrier, the nephews and nieces and family friends’ kids were the highlight of each trip. Bob will be dearly missed by many, including his wife: Hien Chase of Keene, NH; 5 children: Jennifer Chase and her significant other Eric Jerman of Keene, NH, Robert J. Chase and his wife Lieu Le of Keene, NH, JohnMichael D. Chase and his wife Tayla of Bellingham, MA, Brian T. Chase of Keene, NH, and Sara L. Chase of Keene, NH; grandchildren: Jesse, Ethan, Joseph, Brantley, Teddy, Harper, and Myla; siblings: Fred and Vanthia Chase of Naples, FL, David and Callie Chase of Cumberland, ME, Carol and Robert Craig Of Philadelphia, PA, and Susan Springer of Fort Collins, CO; dear friends: Jeff and Ha Burbank of Sullivan, NH; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends near and far. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Thomas Chase. A celebration of life will be planned for a later date that has not yet been determined. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to be made in Robert G. Chase’s name to the Cheshire Children’s Museum, The Center at Keene, 149 Emerald Street, Unit C, Keene, NH 03431 (www.CheshireChildrensMuseum.org), or to “pay it forward” and do a kind deed as Bob would have done.

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