Catherine H. (Hayes) Needham, 84, a long time resident of Winchester and formerly of Hinsdale died on Friday, December 11, 2015 at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene. She passed peacefully with the love and compassion of family at her side after a very brief period of declining health.
Catherine was born the daughter of the late Eileen (O’Brien) and Richard Hayes on November 17, 1931 in Keene. She was educated locally and graduated from Hinsdale High School class of 1949.
She worked at the Markem Corporation of Keene for thirty five years as an Executive Secretary for the President of the company. Catherine retired in 1995 to enjoy life with family.
She was an active member at Mary Queen of Peace, St. Stanislaus Church in Winchester for many years. Her free time involved reading and participating in family events.
Mrs. Needham is survived by her two children; John R. Needham and his wife Jenny of Monrovia, CA. and Patricia E. Sanfino and her husband Scott of Westbrook, ME. Her grandson; Nicholas Sanfino and his wife Alexis of Gorham, ME. Two granddaughters; Piper and Lark Needham of Monrovia, CA. A great granddaughter, Arabella Sanfino of Gorham, ME. Three nieces, three nephews, three great nieces, eight great nephews, a great-great niece and four great-great nephews. Her sister, Mary Pratt of Winchester. Catherine is pre-deceased by her brother James Hayes.
In keeping with Catherine’s wishes there are no calling hours. A Mass will be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 1pm. in St. Stanislaus Church, Mary Queen of Peace, Richmond Rd. Winchester, NH. 03470. Burial will follow at, Evergreen Cemetery, Richmond Rd. Winchester, NH. 03470. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Catherine H. Needham to: Winchester Women’s Club for Community Crèche. Or to: Norris Cotton Cancer Center, 580 Court 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.cheshirefamilyfuneralhome.com