Kenneth “Ken” L. Seymour

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Kenneth “Ken” L. Seymour, 96, a long-time resident of Swanzey and formerly of Keene died on Wednesday, July 25, 2020. He passed peacefully in the comfort of his home with his dignity in place.

Kenneth was born the son of the late Inez McFarland and Thomas J. Seymour on March 21, 1924, in Hallowell, Maine. He was educated in Maine where he attended Brunswick schools.

Ken was a patriot and one of the greatest generations serving his country during WWII. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on February 26, 1943, and was trained as a rifleman. He served in; India Burma, China, and Central Burma. Ken was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theatre Campaign Ribbon, American Theatre Campaign Ribbon, and the Victory Medal. He completed his time with distinction and was honorably discharged at the rank of Tec-5 E-5 on January 11, 1946.

On October 11, 1947, he exchanged vows with Annabelle Pasno at the Methodist Church of Keene. They were married with family and friends in attendance. Sadly, Annabelle passed on October 9, 2017, after sixty-nine years of marriage.

Ken worked for the City of Keene as a Meter Foreman for thirty years until his retirement in 1983. After retirement, he took a position with the Salvation Army in Keene as a Custodian and Maintenance staff. He also for a while held a similar role at St. Bernards Church in Keene. While working, Ken would moonlight as a taxi driver for seventeen years at Ideal Taxi. Ken loved his family, especially his. children and grandchildren. Time was spent; woodworking, doing word search puzzles, going fishing and being in the outdoors. He was a big Swamp Bats fan and enjoyed many family gatherings.

Mr. Seymour is survived by his children; Gary K. Seymour and his wife, Betty of Interlachen, FL. Douglas A. Seymour and his wife, Stacey of Weare NH and Linda A. O’Melia and her husband, Daniel of Hinsdale NH. In addition, he is survived by twelve grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Ken is predeceased by his siblings; Joseph Seymour, Floyd Seymour, Vincent Seymour, and Constance White.

In keeping with Ken’s wishes, there are no calling hours. A celebration of life service will occur on Friday, July 31, 2020, at 10 am. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in the family lot with military honors at Monadnock View Cemetery, Park Ave. Keene. NH. 03431. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic masks and social distancing will be required. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Kenneth L. Seymour to:

Hospice and Community Services
312 Marlboro St.
Keene, NH. 03431

or to:

American Heart Association
2 Wall St.
Manchester, NH. 03101.

All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446.

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