Daniel “Dan” E. Patenaude Sr. 70, a long-time resident of Winchester and formerly of Gilsum and Sullivan died on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in White River Junction, VT. He passed peacefully with the love of family nearby after a brief period of declining health.
Daniel was born the son of the late Irene C. (Dube) and Elmer R. Patenaude on September 26, 1951, in Exeter. He was educated locally and graduated from Thayer High School class of 1972.
On September 30, 1972, Dan enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War as a Motor Transportation Operator. He was honorably discharged at the rank of SP4 – E4 on June 04, 1987.
On September 17, 2014, he exchanged vows with Patricia A. Farnum. They were married in a simple service with close family and friends in attendance. The Patenaudes have been married for seven years.
Dan was employed by Smith Medical in Keene as an assembler for several years until his retirement in 2014.
He enjoyed cruising the internet. Time was spent on FaceBook and doing puzzles. He was a long-time member of the American Legion. Dan also attended services at Grace Christian Fellowship in Winchester.
Mr. Patenaude is survived by his wife, Patricia A. Patenaude of Winchester. His six children; Daniel Fairbanks of Winchester. Melissa Marsh of Keene. Samantha Dear and her husband, Michael of Randallstown, MD. Norbert Patenaude of Homosassa, FL. Ashley Burns and her husband, Christopher of Athol, MA. and Chrissy Fairbanks and her partner Will of Keene. His six siblings; Sharron Laurie and husband Richard of Chester, MA. Michelle Hill of Keene, Jessie Merrill of Bellow Falls, VT, Edward Patenaude and his partner Sharlene Maguire of Gilsum, Richard Sevigney, and his wife Nancy of Norwich, CT, Carol Lozano of Fresno, CA. In addition, he is survived by; Several grandchildren, a great-grandchild,
cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Dan is predeceased by his siblings; Effie Spears and Roberta Kolburn and his stepmother Sylvia Sevigney.
In keeping with Dan’s wishes, there are no calling hours. A celebration of life service will be held on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at 1 pm. in the Grace Christian Fellowship Church, 81 Ashuelot St. Winchester, NH. 03470. Burial will follow at the Massachusetts Veterans Cemetery, 111 Glenallen St. Winchendon, MA. 01475. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Daniel E. Patenaude Sr. to:
42 Upper Knight St.
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