Nancy E. (Couchene) Burnell 75 of Swanzey died suddenly and unexpectedly on October 8, 2009
at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.
Nancy was born in Leominster, Massachusetts on November 21, 1933. She was educated locally and graduated from Worcester Technical High School class of 1951. She graduated with the skills and motivation to become a hair dresser and cosmetician.
On November 2, 1961 Miss Couchene took her vows to Charles E. Burnell in Townsend, Ma.
Mrs. Burnell taught beauty and cosmetology for many years while living in the Worcester, MA. area. The Burnell’s moved to Swanzey in 1968. Soon after moving Nancy opened the Nancy’s Beauty Center in Fitzwilliam. She had worked in the hair dressing and cosmetology field for 44 years until she retired in 2008.
Nancy loved all kinds of animal. Even though the Burnells never had any children of there own, she was very loving and caring to the girls who worked for her. She would help her girls with there problems and took the time to make them feel like family. Nancy was well respected and loved by her girls. Nancy was a wonderful host and an excellent cook. She would host dinners and get togethers at the home with friends. Her home was always spotless and she was always well dressed. She was a wonderful wife and friend.
Mrs. Burnell is survived by her husband Charles E. Burnell of Swanzey. They were happily married for almost 48 years. She also leaves many close friends and her extended family from the Beauty Center.
A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be private. No flowers will be accepted. Mr. Burnell would prefer donations be made in memory of Nancy E. Burnell to the Monadnock Humane Society, P.O. Box 678, West Swanzey, NH. 03469.