Andrew “Andy” A. Thomsen, 93, a long-time resident of Swanzey and formerly of Keene died on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at Applewood Care Center in Winchester. He passed peacefully while sleeping after a long and fulfilling life.
Andrew was born the son of the late Ruth (Fred) and Carl Thomsen on August 15, 1928, in Keene. He was educated in Keene and Swanzey where he attended local schools.
On August 17, 1968, he exchanged vows with Vera M. (Wilson) at the West Keene Chapel Lutheran Church now the Trinity Lutheran Church. They were married with family and friends in attendance and have been married for fifty-three years.
Andy was employed by MPB / Timken Manufacturing in Keene for thirty-three years in the maintenance department before his retirement in 1992. Prior, he had worked at Sprague and Carlton Co. as a machinist for years.
He enjoyed watching television (especially Red Sox games), talking about sports stats, reminiscing about his childhood and reading the newspaper from beginning to end, time spent camping with family and friends. As Andy grew older, he enjoyed his afternoon siesta. Andy was spiritual and a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Keene for many years. He was known at church for his welcoming smile and great hugs while ushering on Sunday mornings.
Mr. Thomsen is survived by his wife, Vera M. Thomsen of Swanzey. His stepdaughter, Jeanne C. Robbins and her husband, Paul of Swanzey. His siblings; Elaine Kent of Inverness, FL. Shirley Carrol of Inverness, FL. and Jean Watts and her husband, Robert of Londonderry. Grandchildren; Jennifer J. Chabott, Daniel Chabott Sr. and his wife, Jennifer. Nicholas Brooks and his wife, Kristin. David Jardine and his partner, Michelle Burback. Shane Robinson and his wife, Tori. In addition, he is survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Andy is predeceased by his brother, Lloyd Thomsen and a sister-in-law, Charlotte Thomsen and a brother-in-law, Bud Kent and stepdaughter, Alice V. Robinson.
In keeping with Andy’s wishes, there are no calling hours. A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, November 12, 2021, at 11 am. in the Trinity Lutheran Church, 100 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. Burial will take place later. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Andrew A. Thomsen to Trinity Lutheran School, 100 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431.
All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 S. Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com