Donna J. (Butynski) Robinson

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Donna J. (Butynski) Robinson, 60, of Turners Falls, and formerly of Greenfield, MA. and Winchester, NH. died on Thursday, October 19 , 2017. She passed peacefully after a period of declining health.

Donna was born the daughter of the late Elizabeth (Farrell) and George Butynski on April 15, 1957 in Montague, MA. She was educated in Northfield where she attended local schools.

On May 30, 1987 she exchanged vows with Russell Robinson in Sullivan, NH. They were married in a simple service with close family and friends in attendance. Sadly, Russell passed on October 12, 1998 after twelve years of marriage.

Donna was a stay at home mother for many years. As her children grew older she worked as a personal care attendant for many families.

For fun Donna enjoyed going to bingo. Time was spent at the beach, being with family and she was always up for a good fireworks display. She loved to bake, especially cakes. Craft projects were always in the works and strawberries were picked in the spring and apples in the fall.

Mrs. Robinson is survived by her six children; Stacey Jones and her husband Joe of Turners Falls, MA. Michelle Stetson and her husband Mike of Hinsdale, Nichole Newton-Swearengin Weaubleau, MO. Ronnie Winship of Turners Falls, MA. John Lapenas and his wife Sara of Winchester and Jessica Robinson of Turners Falls, MA. A sister, Kathy Wood of Cumming, GA. She is also survived by thirteen grandchildren, one great grandchild, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and numerous friends. Donna is pre-deceased by her sister Karen Dotson who passed in 1995.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, October 22 from 6 to 8pm in the funeral chapel. A graveside service will be held on Monday October 23 at 10am. at Oak Hill Cemetery, Pine St. West Swanzey, NH. 03446. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be sent to Cheshire Family Funeral Home, Keene, N.H.

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Annabelle (Pasno) Seymour

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Annabelle (Pasno) Seymour, 90, a long-time resident of Swanzey and formerly of Keene died on Monday, October 9, 2017. She passed in the comfort of her home surrounded by family after a period of declining health.

Annabelle was born the daughter of the late Roseanna (Brooks) and Charles Pasno on June 21, 1927 in Keene. She was educated in Keene where she attended local schools.

On October 11, 1947 she exchanged vows with Kenneth L. Seymour. They were married at the Methodist Church in Keene with family and friends in attendance. Sadly, Annabelle passed just two days before their 70th Wedding anniversary.

She worked as an assembler for the former Robert Harts Shoe Company in Keene for five years before retiring. Prior she had worked for a few different companies but mostly stayed home to take care of her home and attend to her family’s needs.

She was a woman of faith and member of the Salvation Army in Keene. Time was spent going to Swamp Bats games in the warmer weather. She also enjoyed watching bowling, doing crafts and ceramics. Annabelle was always up for a day trip in the car or just being home with her husband, children, grandchildren and eventually great grandchildren.

Mrs. Seymour is survived by her husband Kenneth L. Seymour of Swanzey. Her children; Gary K. Seymour and his wife Betty of Zephyrhills, FL. Douglas A. Seymour and his wife Stacey of Weare, NH, and Linda A. O’Melia and her husband Daniel of Hinsdale. Her siblings; Shirley Wellington of Keene, Pauline Lamoureux of Keene, Doris Wills of Fl. and Brenda Robitellie of Fl. She also leaves twelve grandchildren, five great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and numerous friends.

In keeping with Annabelle’s wishes there are no calling hours. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 1pm. in the Salvation Army, 15 Roxbury Plz, Keene, NH. 03431. A gathering to celebrate her life will follow in the hall. In Annabelle’s honor it is requested that you wear something purple. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Annabelle Seymour to: Hospice and Community Services, 312 Marlboro St. 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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Bruce W. Carey Sr.

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Bruce W. Carey Sr. 67, a long-time resident of Marlborough, died on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Select Specialty Hospital in Rochelle Park, New Jersey. He passed peacefully with his wife at his side.

Bruce was born the son of the late Carmen (Lovely) and Austin Carey on October 1, 1949 in Keene where he attended local schools.

On April 30, 1988 he exchanged vows with Helen H. Hollis in Nashua and they have been married for almost thirty years.

Bruce was a meat cutter for twenty seven years at the Paire’s Market on Park Ave in Keene. Prior he had worked in a similar role at Streeter’s Market.

He enjoyed cooking for family and friends. He was an avid coin collector. In his earlier days he enjoyed bowling, wood working, fishing and playing horse shoes. He enjoyed trips to Foxwoods and Las Vegas with his wife and various family members for gambling trips and to attend shows. He was a man who had a great sense of humor. Bruce loved to host cookouts. Mostly, he loved his wife, children, grandchildren, his great grandson, his family and friends.

Mr. Carey is survived by his wife, Helen H. Carey. His children; Lisa E. Carey of Marlborough and Bruce W. Carey Jr. and his wife Valerie of Rindge. His brothers, Richard Carey and his wife Judy of Westport and Gerald Carey and his wife Jean of Keene. Grandchildren; Christopher Wilber, Austin Carey, Lauren Carey, Reed Wilber, Jacob Wilber and Shailer Herrick. His only great grandson, Noah Wilber. In addition he leaves cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In keeping with Bruce’s wishes there are no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 11am at Monadnock View Cemetery, Park Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. Flowers will gladly be accepted, however, the family would prefer donations go in memory of Bruce W. Carey Sr. to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN. 38105. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene. NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com

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Anthony (T.J.) W. Secord Jr.

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Anthony (T.J.) W. Secord Jr. 41, a long-time resident of Marlborough and formerly of Keene died unexpectedly in the comfort of his home.

Anthony was born the son of Sheila (Burnham) and Anthony W. Secord Sr. on January 18, 1976 in Keene, He was educated locally and graduated from Keene High School class of 1995.

Soon after High School T.J. enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he served with distinction. He was assigned to 2nd Marine Division. Camp LeJeune, N.C. T.J. was honorably discharged at the rank of Corporal.
He worked at Arlington Paving / BDM Sweeper for over ten years.

T.J. could always be found tinkering on cars and motorcycles. He loved all types of motor sports and could be found riding motorcycles or out in the woods on his ATV. T. J. was also an avid music fan of rock, and hard rock and roll.

Mr. Secord is survived by his parents, Anthony and Sheila Secord of Keene. His sister, Erica Secord-Kinson and her husband Jeremy of Marlow. A niece, Corinne Kinson of Marlow. Aunts and uncles include: Jeffrey and Beatrice Johnson of Swanzey, Scott and Marlene Vance of Virginia, Cindy Hastings and Rodney Howard of Swanzey, Nelson Provost of Keene, Mike and Gail of Swanzey, Larry and Janice Muchmore of Westmorland, Thomas and Donna Scadova of Merrimack, Walter and Glenda Secord of Keene and Marilyn Raymond of Keene. The Two Loves of his life Christine and Emma. T.J. is pre-deceased by his Grandparents; James and Constance Burnham, Don and Eleanor Secord . His aunts and uncles: James W. Burnham II, Earl Jackman, Herbert Raymond, Clara Burnham Provost and a cousin Andrea Willette. Close friends include; Nathan Taylor (duck), Eric Lazzaro, Mike Barrett, Glen Britton, Chad Martineau, Bernie Smith, Tim Tyler, Dave and Rosie Scilly, Paul Yaskonis, Fran Vodrian, Bob and Dilly Trebilcock, Matt Robinson, Jay O’Donell and Mike Brewster. All his co-workers at BDM Paving. His brothers and sister in arms, comrades and many more.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 5 to 8pm. A celebration of life service with military honors will occur on Friday, October 6, 2015 at 11am. all in the funeral chapel. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations go to: United States Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment, WWW.woundedwarriorregiment.org All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com

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Vanessa (Darling) Prigge

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Vanessa (Darling) Prigge, 81, a longtime resident of Keene and formerly of Simsbury, Connecticut, died on Monday, September 11, 2017 at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene. She passed peacefully with the love of family near after a lengthy period of declining health.

Vanessa was the daughter of the late Lillian (Splatt) and Van Ness Darling on November 12, 1935 in Huntington, Long Island, New York. She was raised and educated in nearby Northport and graduated from Northport High School in 1953. She obtained her BA degree from The College of William and Mary, class of 1957. On April 5, 1958 she exchanged vows with Charles “Chuck” Prigge. They were married in a simple service with close family and friends in attendance in Bronx, New York. They had been married for almost sixty years.

Vanessa was a dedicated stay-at-home wife and mother for many years. It was important to her to be available for her children and attend to their needs. Later in life, she worked for Kaiser Orthotics and Prosthetics Company in Keene as an Administrative Assistant for thirteen years before retiring.

Vanessa was a “people person” who had an engaging personality. She thoroughly enjoyed interacting with others all her life. As a teenager, she wrote an about-town column for the Northport Journal. Early on in her married life while living in Simsbury, Connecticut, she served as a Girl Scout leader, volunteered for a local children’s organization and she was active in her church. After moving to Keene, she made time to volunteer at the then Elliot Community Hospital and later at the Cheshire Medical Center. She worked with the volunteer auxiliary for many years and served in several roles, including president. One of her favorites there was serving people in the hospital’s coffee shop. Later she volunteered with the Prospect Hill Home and then served as president of that organization. Vanessa served as clerk of Keene Ward 5 for twelve years and enjoyed the excitement of an election. Vanessa also enjoyed supporting her husband in some of his volunteer work. One Rotary project she especially enjoyed was serving water at the Demar Marathon. Last year, the Rotary Club of Keene awarded Vanessa the Paul Harris Fellow award for her community service.

Vanessa’s interests and passions included staying fit with walking or cross-country skiing with her husband or friends, going to a gym or yard work. Somewhat renowned in her neighborhood, she mowed her yard with a push mower and raked until disease kept her from continuing. She took pride in having a clean home inside and out. She enjoyed sewing for her home and clothes for her family including doll clothes. Vanessa enjoyed baking and kept homemade cookies in the house much to the pleasure of all, especially her local grandsons who would stop in after high school sports practices. A daughter’s move to Germany thirty years ago inspired what would become a passion for travel that she and her husband enjoyed for the rest of her life. They watched travel videos together and then she meticulously planned and coordinated trips that took the two all over Europe and many places in the U.S. Vanessa also developed a passion, with her husband, for girls’ and women’s basketball games locally and at Amherst College, his alma mater. She enjoyed following the players from year to year. Many nights in the winter found them traveling to a game in Keene or Massachusetts. Vanessa loved to play games for their social nature, especially card games. She was always connected to a bridge group. Solitaire and reading were her downtime interests. A long-time member of Spofford Yacht Club, she enjoyed entertaining large family gatherings there including visits from her daughters and grandchildren. It was an ideal location for all to enjoy. She will always be remembered for her ability to engage others in conversation and her infectious laugh at the dinner table or the game table.

Vanessa was a woman of faith. She was a member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Simsbury, Connecticut and attended the United Church of Christ in Keene for many years.

Mrs. Prigge is survived by her husband, Charles “Chuck” Prigge of Keene. Her four daughters: Jennifer E. Buhl and her husband Peter of Kressbronn, Germany; Patricia A. Smith and her husband Lawrence of Westmoreland; Virginia A. Prigge and her partner Patrick Russell of Everett; Washington and Whitney T. Prigge of Clarksville, Tennessee. Eight grandchildren: Markus, Matthias, Lukas and Claudia Buhl, Kelcey, his wife Corynn, and Travis Smith, Thomas and Caitlin Turner. In addition, she leaves her cousin Ron Splatt, the Prigge family of Fitzwilliam and friends. Vanessa is pre-deceased by her sister Elizabeth Darling who died in June of 2016.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, October 6, 2017 from 5 to 7pm. in the funeral chapel. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 11am. at the Sturtevant Church, 15 Washington St. Keene, NH. 03431. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Vanessa to: Lyme Disease Association, P.O. Box 1438, Jackson, NJ 08527 or to ALS Association of New England, 10 Ferry St. Ste 309, Concord, NH. 03301. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com

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