Natalie (Damon) Lewis

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Natalie (Damon) Lewis, 88, a long-time resident of Swanzey died on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene. She passed peacefully while sleeping after a period of declining health.

Natalie was born on July 31, 1929 in Scituate, Massachusetts the daughter of the late Elizabeth (Reddy) Damon Perkins. She was raised by her mother and step father, Norman Perkins in Sunapee, NH. Natalie was educated in Sunapee and graduated from Sunapee High School class of 1947.

On November 30, 1952 she exchanged vows with Winthrop “Frosty” Lewis Jr. They were married in a simple service in Sunapee with close family and friends in attendance. They have been married for sixty-five years.

Natalie started her working career as a Nurse for Elliot Community Hospital and later for J. MacAllister MD. As time went on she felt it necessary to stop working and be a stay at home mother and wife.

She had many interests in life. Time was spent watching the Red Sox, working on puzzles and working on adult coloring books. In her younger years Natalie was a lover of gardening. She grew many varieties of roses and flowers. She liked the flowers but her favorite was roses.

Mrs. Lewis is survived by her husband, Winthrop “Frosty” Lewis Jr. of Swanzey. Her children; Nancy L. Perham and her husband Roger of Keene and Susan Atherton and her husband Ken of Craftsbury, VT. A sister, Norma Thomas and her husband John of MN. Two grandchildren; William Pearsall of VA. And Donald Atherton of VT. Two great grandchildren; James Atherton and William Pearsall. In addition, she leaves; cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In keeping with Natalie’s wishes there were no calling hours. A private family burial with Christian burial rights was held on Thursday, May 24, 2018 in the family lot at Mountain View Cemetery, Swanzey. 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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William “Bill” H. Porter Sr.

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William “Bill” H. Porter Sr. 76, a life-long resident of Winchester died on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene. He passed peacefully after a period of declining heath.

William was born the son of the late Doris (Suleski) and Henry Porter on January 15, 1942 in Winchester. He was educated locally where he attended schools in Winchester.

Soon after school Bill enlisted in the U.S. Army on October 23, 1965 where he served during the Vietnam War. He was the recipient of the Vietnam Service Medal and was honorably discharged at the rank of Spc. – E-4 on February 23, 1970.

On April 14, 1967 he exchanged vows with Barbara A. Tacy. They were married in a simple service with close family and friends in attendance in Northampton, Massachusetts. The Porters have been married for fifty-one years.

Bill was employed by Paper Services in Ashuelot as the head foreman for thirty-two years before retiring in 2002. Prior, he had worked at A.C. Lawrence Co. in Winchester as a machine operator for six years.

Bill enjoyed his hunting and fishing. He had a civic side to him as a member of the VFW Post #3968 in Winchester.

Mr. Porter is survived by his wife, Barbara A. Porter of Winchester. His children; Lisa M. Champney and her husband Gary of Jacksonville, FL. Tammy L. Castor of Stoddard and William H. Porter Jr. of Winchester. He also leaves his siblings; Catherine Mecheski and Richard of Swanzey. Raymond Porter and his wife Nanette of Brattleboro and Clifford Porter and his wife Peggy of Swanzey. His five grandchildren; Nichole Owens, Nicholas Boroski, Kaysie Castor, Kelsey Castor and Christian Porter. Four great grandchildren; Alexis Owens, Aiden Owens, Ashton Owens and Ivan Boroski. In addition, he is survived by: cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In keeping with Bill’s request there are no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 10am. in the family lot with military honors at Evergreen Cemetery, Richmond Rd. Rt. 32 E. Winchester, NH. 03470. All services are under the direction of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com

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Robert “Bob” A. Boucher

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Robert “Bob” A. Boucher, 82, of Swanzey and formerly of Keene and Winchester for many years, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in the comfort of his home. Robert was born the son of the late Gertrude (Morse) and Joseph Boucher on August 18, 1935 in Cabot, VT.

Bob was a machinist at Kingsbury’s in Keene for many years before retiring. He previously owned and operated Stebo’s Restaurant, in East Swanzey for thirteen years.

Bob was a parishioner at the First Evangelical Congregational Church in Uxbridge, MA before relocating to New Hampshire. He enjoyed watching all of the New England sport teams. Bob could be seen working in his yard and on various projects around his house. He enjoyed going on train rides and trips to Clark’s trading Post in Lincoln, NH. Time was also spent playing cribbage and cards with his friends.

Mr. Boucher is survived by his children; David G. Boucher and his wife Regina of Uxbridge, MA. Brenda L. Kasper and her husband Thomas of Uxbridge, MA. Sheila B. Moore and her husband Kenneth of Roanoke, VA. and Debra L. Metcalf and her husband Russell of Milford, MA. His brother Arthur Boucher and his wife Claudette of Uxbridge, MA. In addition, he leaves nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family. Bob is predeceased by nine siblings, and his son, Robert A. Boucher who passed in 2008. Bob will be missed by his many close friends, especially Philip “Hilly” Hilleker and Irene Miller.

In keeping with Bob’s wishes, there are no public services. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com

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William Hanninen

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William Hanninen, 78, a long-time resident of Fitzwilliam died on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.

He was born the son of the late Mary and John Hanninen on March 12, 1940 in the family home in Fitzwilliam. He was educated locally and graduated from Keene High School class of 1958.

On August 28, 1958 he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served as a helicopter mechanic. He was deployed to Germany. William was honorably discharged at the rank of PFC, E-3 on August 11, 1964.

William worked as a machinist for the Knappe and Koester Company in Keene for twenty-five years before retiring in 2012.

He had many interests in life. Time was spent enjoying baseball and softball. He was an avid car enthusiast and snowmobile racer in his day. Time was also spent tinkering on mechanical projects. He was a loving father and in time, grandfather. William was always available for his two grandchildren who he would pick up from school almost every day.

Mr. Hanninen is survived by his son, Derek C. Hanninen and his significant other, Erin Dallas of Westmoreland. His siblings; Ann Wilder and her significant other, Richard of Fitzwilliam and Robert Hanninen and his wife, Lindy of Groton, MA. His sister in-law; Brenda of Fitzwilliam. His adoring grandchildren; Alex Hanninen and Tia Dallas of Westmoreland. His nieces and nephews; Lee Hanninen, Russell Hanninen, Liisa Hamelin, John Wilder, Beth Grimmett, Sarah Hanninen and Katie Hanninen. William is pre-deceased by his brother John “Hank” Hanninen who passed earlier.

In keeping with William’s request there are no formal religious services. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 1 to 3pm. in the funeral chapel. Military honors will be given at 2pm. Burial will be private. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family has requested that donations be made in memory of William Hanninen to: Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 75817, Topeka, KS. 66675-8517. 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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Holden R. Guyette

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Holden R. Guyette, 22, a life-long resident of Keene died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at the hospital in Lebanon.

Holden was born the son of Joelle Guyette and William Zukatis on January 14, 1996 in Keene. He was educated locally and graduated from Keene High School class of 2014.

He worked at Michael’s Craft Store in Keene for the past two and a half years as part of the replenishment team.

Holden enjoyed video games, hiking, skate boarding and anime (Japanese animation). He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Time was always available for his beloved sister and best friend.

Holden is survived by his parents; Joelle Guyette of Keene and her fiancée, Brett Anderson of N.C. and William Zukatis of Dunstable, MA. His sister, Tia A. Guyette of Keene. His maternal grandparents; Marilyn Guyette of Keene and Wayne Guyette and his wife Barbara of Alstead. His paternal grandparents; Al Zukatis and his wife Carol of Orlando, FL. In addition, he leaves his God parents; Deneen Fifield of Westmoreland and Jason Guyette of Keene. He will be remembered by his life-long best friend Austin Ells of CA; and all of his cousins, aunts, uncles, extended family and his many friends.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, May 19, from 1until 4pm. in the funeral chapel with a brief prayer service to be given. Burial will take place later. 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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