Gerald M. Ulitsky

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Gerald M. Ulitsky, 78, of Keene and a former long-time resident of Alstead died on Wednesday. July 21, 2021, at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene. He passed peacefully while resting after a period of declining health.

Gerald was born the son of the late Rose (Pruchansky) and Maurice Ulitsky on August 3, 1942, in Hyde Park, Massachusetts. He was educated in MA. and graduated from Hyde Park High School class of 1960. He went on in his studies taking prerequisite courses in Pharmacology.

Jerry was a patriot. He left college to enlist in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War on June 6, 1964. He was the recipient of the Good Conduct Ribbon, Marksmanship Award and had several letters of appreciation. He was honorably discharged on February 27, 1966, at the rank of SP4 E-4.

On June 17, 2007, he exchanged vows with Ruth M. (Freeman) Santaw at the Third Congregational Church in Alstead. They were married with family and friends in attendance. Sadly, Ruth passed on September 5, 2015, after eight years of marriage.
He was employed by Adventure Limousine & Transportation in Swanzey for several years as a driver.

Jerry enjoyed watching his Boston Red Sox Baseball on television. Time was spent traveling and going to flea markets to buy and sell items. He loved his dog and best friend, Trixie.

Mr. Ulitsky is survived by his daughter, Peggy A. Allen, and her husband Peter of Swanzey. In addition, he is survived by cousins, extended family, and friends. Jerry is predeceased by his sister, Paula Ulitsky.

In keeping with Jerry’s wishes, there are no calling hours. Burial will take place on Monday, July 26, 2021, at 11 am. in the family lot with military honors at Pine Grove Cemetery, Pine Grove St. Alstead, NH. 03602. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 S. Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com

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Susan M. (Nye) Bardwell

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Susan M. (Nye) Bardwell, 64, of Swanzey and a former longtime resident of Winchester died on Thursday, July 1, 2021. She passed peacefully in the familiar surroundings of her home.

Susan was born the daughter of Sheila (Sausville) and the late Gerald Nye on July 28, 1956, in Keene. She was educated locally and graduated from Keene High School class of 1974.

On August 27, 1976, she exchanged vows with Gary R. Bardwell in Keene. They were married in a simple service with close family and friends in attendance. Sadly, Gary passed on February 4, 2021, after forty-four years of marriage.

Mrs. Bardwell is survived by her son, Mark A. Bardwell, and his wife Erika of Swanzey. Her mother, Sheila Nye of Swanzey. A brother, Michael Nye, and his wife, Jill of Swanzey. Her three grandchildren; Jaelyn Bardwell, Abbey Bardwell, and Brady Bardwell all of Swanzey. Her sister never had Linda Cody and her best friend Ranee Croteau. She is also survived by; nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

The Family would like to thank the staff at Home Healthcare Hospice and Community Services for all the amazing support they provided.

In keeping with Susan’s wishes, there were no calling hours. A graveside service for Susan and Gary will be private at Mountain View Cemetery, Rt. 32 S. Swanzey, NH. 03446. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be sent in memory of Susan N. Bardwell to:

American Cancer Society
2 Commerce Dr. Ste. 210
Bedford, NH. 03110.

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

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Richard “Dick” G. Delano

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Richard “Dick” G. Delano, 88, a lifetime resident of Westmoreland passed away peacefully at Pine Rock Manor in Warner, New Hampshire on Friday, October 23, 2020.

He was born August 6, 1932, the son of the late Evelyn (Derosier) and Richard W. Delano. Dick grew up in Keene, NH. and attended Keene Schools, and graduated from Keene High School class of 1950.

Following graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy in 1951 and served our country for 3 years. Dick was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean United Nations Medal. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Petty Officer 3rd. Class.

On November 7, 1953, he exchanged vows with Lois S. Makinen at the Westmoreland United Church. They were married to friends and family in attendance. Sadly, Lois passed on July 24, 1998, after almost forty-five years of marriage.

Dick was very active in the community. He was the rural letter carrier for the town of Westmoreland for 30 years. He retired from the Post Office on August 28, 1992. Dick and his wife, Lois, started Delano Bus Transportation in 1963, and they each drove many children to school for 54 years! In 2018 Dick sold the business to his niece, Paula Leslie. Dick also had an NH. Vehicle Inspection Station at his garage for many years and enjoyed visiting with all the people who came to get their vehicles inspected. Dick and Lois were very devoted to the Westmoreland United Church. They both plowed and shoveled the sidewalks and walkway to the church for many winters. They helped support and maintain the church in any way they could. Dick also plowed driveways over the years, on his tractor! Many nights he was out in the cold at 3:00 A.M. plowing driveways before he headed out on his bus route and then mail route. His legacy will be the hard work he put in every day along with his willingness to help out anyone in need.

Mr. Delano is survived by his sister, Susan Schepis (Frank), his brother-in-law Arnold Makinen (Sylvia), his two daughters, Kathryn DeFreitas (Timothy), Tonna Harris (William), his son, Leslie Delano (Liliana), six grandchildren: Travis White (Magnolia), Maria Turner (Joe), Michelle Stavseth, Nathan Stavseth, Brandin Delano (Emely), Gabriela Delano, two great-grandchildren: Tucker and Savina White, a long-time friend, Rena Peters; many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Dick was predeceased by his sister, Millicent Richardson, and his brother, Kenneth Bonnette.

A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 10 am. in the Westmoreland United Church, 9 South Village Common, Westmoreland, NH. 03467. Donations can be made in memory of Richard G. Delano to:

Westmoreland United Church
9 S. Village Common
Westmoreland, NH. 03467.

All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com

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Nicholas “Nick” J. Romano

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Nicholas “Nick” J. Romano, 75, of Swanzey and a former longtime resident of Keene died on Sunday, July 11, 2021, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He passed peacefully with the love of family nearby after a period of declining health.

Nicholas was born the son of the late Marjorie B. (Fredette) and Francis E. Romano on November 14, 1945, in Bellows Falls, VT. He was educated in Vermont and graduated from Bellows Falls High School class of 1963. He went on in studies for one year at the University of VT. and transferred to Keene State College where he attended three years for Education.

Nick was a Patriot. He served in the New Hampshire National Guard during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged.

On April 10, 1981, he exchanged vows with Maureen G. Cantlin in Keene. They were married in a simple service with close family and friends in attendance. They have been married for forty years.

Nick was employed at Timken Manufacturing Co. in Keene as a Machinist for twenty years prior to his retirement in 2012. Prior, he had worked at Kingsbury Machine Co. as a Machinist and at Bailey Ford in Keene as a Technician and eventually the Service Manager.

He was a self-taught “computer nut” who enjoyed working on and fixing them for others. He liked to tinker around the house working on various projects, if something was broken he could fix it. Time was spent in his younger years playing softball, bowling, golfing, fishing and camping at Hermit Island Campground with his family and friends. Nick and his wife Moe were avid Horse racing fans who enjoyed watching and visiting the tracks. He was a huge Tom Brady fan, Boston Bruins fan and loved racing. Sundays were spent watching NASCAR and Football on television. Nick was a member of The Knights of Columbus in Keene and the Italian Club in Keene.

Mr. Romano is survived by his wife, Maureen Romano of Swanzey, NH. his children; Brian Romano of Keene, NH. and Joelle Phippard and her husband Rick of Swanzey, NH. His siblings; Peter Romano of Rockingham, VT., and Mark Romano and his wife, Heather of Miami, FL. His grandchildren; Brandon Capron of Keene, NH, and Keegan Wilbur-Phippard of Swanzey, NH. In addition, he leaves many; cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Nick is predeceased by his sister, Patricia Harper of Bellows Falls, VT. and Mary Romano of Surry, NH.

In keeping with Nick’s wishes, there are no calling hours. A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, July 25, 2021, at 11 am. in the funeral chapel. Flowers will gladly be accepted. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com

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Patricia M. (Mundell) Winters

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Patricia M. (Mundell) Winters, 72, of Troy and formerly of Swanzey and Port Hadlock, WA. died on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. She passed peacefully with the love of family nearby after a period of declining health.

Patricia was born the daughter of the late Marian (Roberts) and Robert Mundell on June 20, 1948, in Puyallup, Washington where she attended local schools.

She moved to NH in 1993. She was employed by Days Inn in Keene for six years, That’s Italian Restaurant for three years before retiring in 2006.

Patty enjoyed cleaning, cooking, working puzzles, craft projects, and playing cards. Mostly, she enjoyed being with her family and her grandchildren.

Ms. Winters is survived by her daughter, Diana Hopkins, and her husband, Curtis of Troy. Her siblings; Timothy Mundell, Robyn Keppler, Kathy Yellowcalf, and Robert B. Mundell all of WA. In addition, she leaves nine grandchildren; Anthony, Kohl, Marshall, and Ashley Winters all of WA, Tristan Hopkins and his fiance Stephanie Campbell, Amber, Lexie, Mariah, and Shiloh Hopkins all of Troy, four great-grandchildren; Robert, Annaise, and Graeson Winters of WA and Elias Hopkins Of Troy, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Patricia is predeceased by her sister Rebecca Frisch.

In keeping with Patricia’s wishes, all services will be private. A gathering to celebrate the life of Patricia will be held on Saturday, July 17, 2021, from 3 to 6 pm. in the Troy Community Center, 61 South St. Troy, NH. 03465. Donations can be made in memory of Patricia M. Winters to:

Troy Recreation Department
61 South St.
Troy, NH. 03465.

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

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