Mary Jane (Karr) Lehto, 80, a long-time resident of Swanzey and formerly of Troy died on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. She passed peacefully in the comfort of her home after a period of declining health.
Mary was born the daughter of the late Madeline (Davis) and Earl Karr on December 29, 1940, in Swanzey. She was educated locally where she attended local schools.
On July 10, 1960, she exchanged vows with Carl Lehto at the Fitzwilliam church, sadly Carl passed on September 24, 2010, after 50 years of marriage.
She was employed by Troy Mills Inc for several years and retired there.
Mary enjoyed decorating her home, embroidering and loved to go to yard sales. In her younger years, she could be found working around the yard.
Mrs. Lehto is survived by her children Michael Lehto and his wife Debbie of Swanzey, Debbie Rose, and her husband Craig of Swanzey, Marcia Lehto, and her partner Margaret Liberge of Amesbury, MA. Her sister Betty Morrill and her husband Alan of Rumney NH. Grandchildren Kathy Rose and partner Lucas Blake, Billy Rose, Nathan Lehto, and Joshua Grover. Great-grandchildren Alyce Parkhurst, Lane Blake, Jaylynn, and Addison Grover, and Aiden Lehto. In addition, she is survived by cousins, nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Mary is pre-deceased by her siblings Archie Karr, Mike Karr, Freddie Karr, and Peggy Moleski.
In keeping with Mary’s wishes, all services will be private. Donations can be made in memory of Mary Jane Lehto to:
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Foundation
1300 Wilson Blvd. Ste.
600, Arlington, VA. 22209
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research
13770 Noel Rd. STE 801899
Dallas, TX. 75380.
All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com