Diane Patnode, 70, a life-long resident of Marlborough, died on Thursday, February 20, 2020, at the Jack Byrne Center in Lebanon. She passed unexpectedly and peacefully after a brief period of declining health.
Diane was born in Keene, the daughter of the late Ina (Hakala) and Harry Patnode Sr. on November 14, 1949. She was educated locally and graduated from Marlborough High School, class of 1967.
Diane worked as a secretary at the National Grange Mutual Insurance Co. in Keene for 37 years before retiring in 2008. Prior she worked at Artco Woven Label.
She had many interests in life. Diane loved rural living. She grew up with; puppies, ponies, calves, horses, alpacas and more. She also loved working with the family helping do farm chores, haying, doing firewood and working at the sawmill. She enjoyed; walking in the woods, picking blueberries, sewing, knitting, embroidery, reading, gardening, snowmobiling, four-wheeling and studying genealogy.
Miss. Patnode is survived by her brothers; Harry Patnode Jr. and his wife Dorothy of Marlborough and Richard Patnode and his wife, Patricia Delaney of Marlborough. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Gail Patnode of Marlborough. In addition, she leaves behind; cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. She is pre-deceased by her brothers; Joseph Patnode and Leland Patnode.
In keeping with Diane’s wishes, there will be no calling hours. Burial will take place at a later date in the family lot at Pine Grove Cemetery, Marlborough. Flowers will be gladly accepted. However, the family prefers donations be made in memory of Diane Patnode to:
Marlborough Fire Department
149 Main Street
Marlborough, N.H. 03455 or to:
15 Roxbury Plaza
Keene, N.H. 03431.
All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Avenue, Keene, N.H. 03431 www.cheshirefamilyfh.com