Anne J. Blake

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Anne J. Blake, 83, a resident of Hinsdale and formerly of Canaan, Lebanon and Bristol, died on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland. She passed peacefully while sleeping after a period of declining health.
Anne received wonderful care during her stay at Maplewood and loved the staff there.

Anne was born the daughter of the late Geraldine (Fleming) and John Blake on April 23, 1935 in North Westminster, VT. She was educated at Bellows Falls High School and graduated, class of 1953.

Anne was gainfully employed at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon for many years as a Transcriptionist for Physicians.

She loved the opera. Time was spent listening to opera on records and attending opera events all around the region. In addition to her special friend, Linda Taylor of Harrisville, Anne is survived by three children: Gary Healy, Maureen Tadlock, and Lori Ketchner.

In keeping with Anne’s wishes there were no calling hours. A private graveside service with Christian burial rights was held in the family lot at St. Charles Cemetery, Cemetery Rd. Westminster, VT. 05158 on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com

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Mary B. (Boatman) Johnson

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Mary B. (Boatman) Johnson, 75, a long-time resident of Swanzey died peacefully while sleeping after a brief period of declining health.

She was born the daughter of the late Nellie B. (Miller) and Samual A. Boatman Jr. on September 1, 1942 in Beckley, West Virginia.

On March 26, 1963 she exchanged vows with Arnold E. Johnson at the Gardner Presbyterian Church in in Gardner Kansas. They were married with family and friends in attendance and have been married for fifty-five years.

Rev. Dr. Mary Johnson, Th.M, D.Min., the author of “Women Of God: Heroes For Today” has served as an Ordained Minister since 1975 both as a Parish Pastor and in diverse Specialized Ministry Settings. She has extensive parish, chaplaincy, preaching, educational, leadership, administrative, Clinical Counseling, teaching, and Clinical Supervisory experience. Dr. Johnson is skilled in consultation, clinical evaluations, psychological assessments, DSM clinical diagnosis, treatment planning, and individual, family, marital, and group counseling and counselor supervision and training.

Her Doctor of Ministry Degree in Psychology and Clinical Studies from Andover Newton in Newton, Mass. is unique in its integrative emphasis on psychology, clinical work, and theology. A Th.M., Cum Laude, from Boston University School of Theology combined a Dual Integrative Major in Pastoral Counseling and Biblical Studies. Her B. S., Cum Laude, from Black Hills State University, in Spearfish, South Dakota, integrated a Major in History with Minors in Political Science and Education. She has also studied at the Kansas City Art Institute, American University in Washington, D.C., and The College of Emporia in Emporia, Kansas.

Dr. Johnson is a Nationally Board-Certified Counselor and a Nationally Certified Pastoral Counselor. She has held certification as a Clinical Member of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (A.C.P.E.). Dr. Johnson has remained a N.H. State Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor since the inception of State licensure and was instrumental in developing and ensuring passage of the original NH certification/licensure law. She has been included in “Who’s Who Among Human Services Professionals” and “Who’s Who In Religion.” Dr. Johnson has also served on the Adjunct Faculty of Antioch New England Graduate School, Gordon Conwell, Keene State College, Goddard College, UNH, etc.

Rev. Dr. Johnson has served on the Clinical Staff of New England Memorial Hospital and Middleton Pastoral Counseling Center in Massachusetts and Renew and Green Pastures Counseling Centers in New Hampshire. She has had diverse pastoral experience and served as a pastor in Congregational, Methodist, Assembly of God, and Independent churches. Dr. Johnson has also worked extensively in Hospital Chaplaincy at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, Massachusetts and Tewksbury State Hospital in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. She was appointed to the Clinical and Supervisory Staff for the training of Chaplain Interns while at Tewksbury where she served as a Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Supervisor.

Rev. Dr. Johnson currently is involved in a team ministry with her husband, Pastor Arnie Johnson. She preaches in various denominational churches in New Hampshire and presents a variety of seminars on vital topics. She is also presently acting as an Educational Consultant to various organizations including Good News Specialized Ministries, Inc. in North Swanzey, NH. Rev. Dr. Johnson served as Executive Director and Clinical Director of Good News from 1983-2005 after founding this unique non-profit ministry. Good News, Inc. has provided education and Clinical Christian Counseling to thousands of people over the years and trained over 100 Clinical Counselors and Counseling Ministers while providing weekly non-denominational worship services to the community until 2005. The current emphasis of Good News, Inc. is educational in nature.

Dr. Johnson is the author of ten other published books currently available online at the Amazon Bookstore or Barnes & Noble. She has also been published in the AAPC professional Journal “Journeys” and in the Keene Sentinel. Both her life-long devotion to a Healing Ministry and her love for people are apparent in all her work and writings.
She has lived in the beautiful Monadnock region of southwestern New Hampshire with her family for the past 25 years. Dr. Johnson has a strong life-long love of family, poetry, nature, art, painting, writing, gardening, and God’s people. She was born in West Virginia and was raised in Oklahoma and Kansas. After marrying an Air Force career officer, their assignments included Texas, California, South Dakota, and New Hampshire. She is the mother of two sons. Her early training was as a commercial artist and teacher.

Mrs. Johnson is survived by her husband Arnold “Arnie” E. Johnson of Swanzey. Her son, Scott Dakota of Swanzey. In addition, she leaves cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Mary is pre-deceased by her sister, Frances “Carolin” Barber who passed earlier and her son, Jon E. Johnson who passed in 2007.A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 1pm. in the United Methodist Church, 43 Concord St. Peterborough, NH. 03458. 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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Winthrop (Frosty) R. Lewis Jr.

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Winthrop (Frosty) R. Lewis Jr. 88, a long-time resident of Swanzey died on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Langdon Place of Keene. He passed peacefully with the love of family near, after a brief period of declining health.

Winthrop was born the son of the late Mary (Rudolph) and Winthrop R. Lewis Sr. on February 8, 1930 in Keene. He was educated in Keene where he attended local schools. During school and summers he worked at Ellis Farm. After ninth grade he left school to work full time on the farm, as many of that generation did to help the family.

Frosty enlisted in the U.S. Navy on November 10, 1948 as a Seaman. He served his enlistment aboard the U.S.S. Floyd B. Parks DD-884, a Gearing Class Destroyer and the U.S.S. Duncan DD-485, a Gleaves Class Destroyer. Frosty was honorably discharged at the rank of Seaman Apprentice E-2 on November 9, 1949. He then transferred over to the Naval Reserve where he served from November 9, 1949 to March 26, 1952. On March 26, 1952 he was then activated from reserve status to active duty where he served on the U.S.S. Malloy EDE 791, a Buckley Class Destroyer Escort during the Korean War. Frosty was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal and was honorably discharged for the second time on December 3, 1953. He enjoyed telling stories about his time in the service. He was on the ship that tested the first sonar, he sailed under the Golden Gate, and was one of the last U.S. service men on Cuba before they closed the base.

On November 30, 1952 he exchanged vows with Natalie Perkins. They were married in a simple service in Sunapee with close family and friends in attendance. After sixty-five years of marriage, sadly, Natalie passed on May 17, 2018.

He worked for the Keene School System SAU-29 for 20 years, as a driver for the Keene High School Lunch Program as well as the Maintenance Department until his retirement in 1995. Prior, he had worked at Chase Tree Service for many years as a Tree Surgeon. Frosty delivered the first bucket truck to Keene in a snow storm while working for Chase Tree Service. Most of the city trees were planted by Frosty that you still see today and when Dutch Elm disease struck the Elm City it was Frosty that took most of them down.

For fun Frosty enjoyed riding motorcycles, especially his Indian Chief and in time a Harley Davidson. Frosty was kind hearted and a devoted and loving husband and father. Since his retirement in 1995 Frosty took care of his sickly wife, staying by her side every day until she passed. His love of family is what he devoted his life to.

Frosty is survived by his children; Nancy L. Perham and her husband Roger of Keene and Susan Atherton and her husband Ken of Craftsbury, VT. Two grandchildren; William Pearsall of FL. and Donald Atherton of VT. Two great grandchildren; James Atherton and William Pearsall. He is also survived by his siblings; Ray Lewis of FL. and Emily Nelson and her husband George of Hinsdale. In addition, he leaves; cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Frosty is pre-deceased by his siblings; Robert C. Lewis Sr. and his wife Sylvia, Mary Bartlett and her husband Jerry, and Helen, the late wife of Ray Lewis.

We love and miss you Dad, Nancy, Susan, Roger and Ken.

In keeping with Frosty’s wishes there were no calling hours. A family and friends burial with Christian burial rights will be held on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 11 AM in the family lot at Mountain View Cemetery, Swanzey Center. 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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Robert “Bob” E. Maglin

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Robert “Bob” E. Maglin, 89, of Sun City Center, FL. and formerly of Winchester, died on July 17, 2017 in Winchester.

Robert was born the son of the late Julia and Louis Maglin on July 27, 1927 in Highland Mills, N.Y. He was educated in Central Valley where he attended Central Valley High School.

He was one of the greatest generation and on February 26, 1945 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was trained as a Linotype (Communications Intelligence) and was the recipient of the American Theatre Medal, Victory Medal and Asiatic Pacific Medal. Bob was stationed on the U.S.S. Willard Keith – DD775 an Allen Sumner Class Destroyer and the U.S.S. Cowell – DD547 a Fletcher Class Destroyer. Bob completed his enlistment on July 19, 1946 and was honorably discharged at the rank of Seaman First Class, E-3.

On August 9, 1947 he exchanged vows with Agnes J. Bullard in Central Valley, N.Y. They were married with family and friends in attendance. Sadly, Agnes died on November 29, 2006 after 59 years of marriage.

Bob was employed at Boces Educational Services as an Electrical Mechanical Engineer for 25 years before retiring in 1981.

He enjoyed Lapidary (Gemstone Tree and Jewelry Making) which he shared threw education to others for twenty years. He also enjoyed being at the pool, computers and exploring the internet.

Mr. Maglin is survived by his son, David Maglin and his Wife, Rosemary Underwood and a grandson Christopher Maglin of Dover Plains NY. In addition, he leaves; cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Bob is predeceased by his daughter, Donna Maglin who passed in 1997 and a sister Ethel Maglin who passed earlier.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 11am. in the family lot with military honors at Evergreen Cemetery, Richmond Rd. Rt 32 W. Winchester, NH. 03470. 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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Gene M. Kilanski

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Gene M. Kilanski, 64, a life-time resident of Winchester, died on Sunday, June 24, 2018. He passed unexpectedly in the comfort of his home in familiar surroundings.

Gene was born the son of the late Theresa (Stevens) and Bogdan Kilanski on February 19, 1954 in Potsdam, New York. He was educated locally and graduated from Thayer High School class of 1972.

On November 23, 1974 he exchanged vows with Diane J. Sabourin at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Keene. They were married with close family and friends in attendance and have been married for forty-three years.
Gene was the owner and proprietor of Gene’s Auto in Winchester for twenty-six years. Prior he had worked at A.C. Lawrence Leather Co. in Winchester.

For fun Gene enjoyed camping with his family and friends at the Fitzwilliam Sportsman Club where he was a life-time member. He also enjoyed barbeques, fishing and billiards. Gene gave freely of his time as a member of the Men’s Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign War in Winchester.

Mr. Kilanski is survived by his wife Diane J. Kilanski of Winchester. His three children; Ben M. Kilanski and fiancé Michelle L. Foster of Winchester, Todd P. Kilanski and his wife Kelli J. Kilanski of Winchester and Kristen J. Kilanski of Winchester. His siblings: Neil Kilanski and his wife Margaret of Oregon and Paul Kilanski and his wife Lucia of Yuma, AZ. In addition, he leaves; eleven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and numerous friends. Gene is pre-deceased by his brother John Kilanski who passed earlier.

In keeping with Gene’s values there are no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 10am in the family lot at Evergreen Cemetery, 13 Forest Lake Rd, Winchester, NH. 03470. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Gene M. Kilanski to: American Diabetes Association, 2451 Krystal Dr. Ste 900, Arlington, VA. 22201. 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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