Anita E. (Jung) Crewson

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Anita E. (Jung) Crewson, 84, of Munsonville, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home on Thursday, June 16, 2022, with her family by her side after a brief period of declining health.

She was born a daughter to the late Elizabeth (Wolff) and Ernest Jung on March 28, 1938, in East Orange, NJ. Anita graduated from Columbia High School in Maplewood, NJ. Class of 1956. She went on with her studies and attended the Muhlenberg School of Nursing in Plainfield, NH. She then transferred to the Deaconess School of Nursing in Boston, MA. She graduated in the class of 1963 as a Registered Nurse.

It was in her graduating year that she met Walter Crewson at the intercollegiate club at the Parker House Hotel. On December 7, 1963, Anita exchanged vows with the love of her life, Walter “Walt” F.J. Crewson. They were married at the MIT Chapel in Cambridge, MA. with family and friends in attendance and were married for fifty-eight years until the passing of Walter on December 18, 2021.

In 1968 the couple moved with their two young daughters to La Jolla California where they raised their girls and attended La Jolla Presbyterian Church where they served as elders and made many lifelong friends. Anita was primarily a homemaker but also worked per diem at Scripps Memorial Hospital for many years.

In 1982 they moved to Ridgefield Connecticut where Anita was involved with Community Bible Study and Fishnet Healing Ministry. She was on the prayer team and worked as director for 9 months at The Oratory of The Little Way retreat and healing prayer center in New Milford Ct.

She also worked at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, CT. as a psych nurse for 10 years until she retired in 2003.

Anita and Walt moved to their beloved lake house in Munsonville, NH, in 2006 where Anita enjoyed her leisure time ice skating, oil painting and gardening. She was still involved with Bible study and many church activities at Hope Chapel in Keene, NH where she had a loving church community and many dear friends.

Mrs. Crewson is survived by her daughters; Laura E. Crewson and her husband Ernie Fauteux of Nelson, Nancy V. Leger, and her husband Robert “Bob” of Keene. She is also survived by her brother Dr. Robert Jung and his wife Kathy of NC. Along with three grandchildren Joshua Targonski, Teddy Creasey, and Angela Creasey, and two grandchildren from a combined marriage, Nicole and Thomas Fauteux, a great-grandchild, Guinevere as well as nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

In keeping with Anita’s wishes, there will be services held at Hope Chapel, 667 Main St. in Keene NH on July 16th at 4 pm. Burial will be at a later time at the Sullivan Center Cemetery. Although flowers will be gladly accepted, the family has requested that donations may be made out to:

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN. 38105.

All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave., Keene, NH 03445

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Marlene E. (Russell) Skillings

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Marlene E. (Russell) Skillings, 83, a long-time resident of Cheshire County, passed away peacefully with the comfort of her family nearby on Saturday, January 29, 2022, after a brief period of declining health.

She was born the daughter of the late Martha E. (Burgmaster) and Rodney L. Russell on March 01, 1938, in Keene. She was educated locally and graduated from Keene High School.

On July 15, 1960, Marlene exchanged vows with the love of her life, Edward J. Lower Sr. at St. Joseph’s Church in Keene.

Marlene was the owner of Skilling Pallet Company in Keene until she retired back in 1980. She also was an owner and operator of Skillings Cleaning Company and enjoyed working there for 10 years. Marlene also worked for Homestead Woolen Mill in Swanzey as their Machinist.

Everyone knew Marlene for her love of raising animals, art especially the snow sculptures in the winter, and raising rabbits for show and breeding. Marlene was involved as a member of the American Rabbit Association.

Marlene is survived by her four children; Edward J. Lower Jr. and his significant other, Georgette Russell of Winchester, Sherry A. McCaw and her significant other, Steven Kenyon of Sullivan, Brandy L. Skillings, and her significant other, Brian Hall of Keene and Gary L. Skillings Jr. of Swanzey. Along with her five siblings; Rachell Bell of Winchester, Darci Skillings of Keene, Charles Trask, and wife, Sonja of Keene, Larry Trask, and his wife, Janice of Royalston, MA. John Howard of Keene and Steven Russell of California. She is also survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. She is now at rest with her son, Robert Aldrich. Her five siblings, Gary Russell, Rebecca Thompson, Timothy Russell, Darrell Russell, Richard Russell, and her two grandchildren.

Burial will be held at 11:00 am. on Friday, June 24, 2022, at Mountain View Cemetery, Route 12 North (N. Main Street) Troy, NH. 03465.

All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH.

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Christine E. Coty

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Christine E. Coty, 78, of Ashuelot, NH. passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Bay State Medical Center in Springfield, MA.

She was born a daughter to the late Martha (Stancliff) and Francis J. Dubriske on July 24, 1943, in Ashuelot, NH. Christine graduated from Thayer High School class of 1961.

Christine began her career at Oneil’s Paper Mill in Ashuelot, where she was an assembly technician. Later in her career, Christine worked for Bridgeport Metal Goods Manufacturing Co. in Hinsdale, NH. Her tenure at Bridgeport Metal lasted over 20 years. She retired in 2005.

Christine, better known to all her friends and family as “Nana” enjoyed the beautiful life she had built. She was thrilled with a day of “crafties”, puzzles on “the patio”, nurturing her garden, knitting, decorating, or simply watching the many birds that seemed to be drawn to her spirit; especially hummingbirds and cardinals. She loved spending time with her family and looked forward to the annual family vacation; visiting various beaches in Maine and enjoying her fill of fresh, New England seafood. Christine would never pass up an opportunity to visit the casino, where she enjoyed the slot machines and bingo. She lived for holidays, celebrations and nights by the fire, spent with those she held dearest.

Christine is survived by her children Rainna L. Baker and her husband Brian of Winchester, NH, Chelby M. Snow of Brattleboro, VT, Wendy A. Snow of Nashua, NH, Francis S. Snow and his wife Donna of Ashuelot, NH, and Stanley F. Snow and his wife Terry of Winchester, NH, and stepson John Coty Jr., her siblings Frances Whipple of Guilford, VT, Mary (Butchie) Mallory of Vernon, VT. and Felicia Dubriske of Winchester, NH. Also, all of her loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren, along with many cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Christine is now rejoined with her loving husband John Coty Sr., her parents, her sisters Rose Saczawa and Barbara Porter and her grandson Brian K. Baker Jr.

In keeping with Christine’s wishes, all services will be private. Burial will occur later in the family lot at Evergreen Cemetery, Winchester.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Christine E. Coty to:

Monadnock Humane Society
101 W Swanzey Road
Swanzey, NH 03446.

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

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Brendan Michael Hart

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Brendan Michael Hart, 35, of West Chesterfield and formerly of Keene, passed away unexpectedly at work on Friday, June 17, 2022.

Brendan was the son of Kathleen M. (Brennan) and Harry O. Hart Jr. of Swanzey NH and the grandson of the late William and Esther Brennan and Harry and Mary Hart. He was born on July 1, 1986, in New Britain, CT. He attended school in Southington CT and Cumberland ME, graduating from Greely High School in 2004.

For the past nine years, Brendan was employed by UNFI of Chesterfield; most recently as a lift operator. Previously he worked at Price Chopper in Keene in the meat department and for Sam’s Club in South Portland ME.

To his longtime friends, Brendan was affectionately known as Bhart or Big Beefy Cheeseburger. With his quick wit and unconventional outlook on life, he made friends wherever he went. Brendan had many interests including cooking, listening to music, and playing video games. He was a loyal fan of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. His greatest joy in life was his family and his three young children.

Mr. Hart is survived by his parents, his fiancée Heather R. Belletete, his three children Josephine Hart, Theodore Hart, and Winston Hart of Chesterfield, and his brother, Matthew A. Hart of Swanzey. In addition, he leaves many cousins, aunts, and uncles as well as many close friends.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, June 26, 2022, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. A service will be held Monday, June 27, 2022, at 10:00 am at the Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel, 44 Maple Ave, Keene. Burial will take place immediately following the service in the family plot at Mountain View Cemetery, 875 Old Homestead HWY. Swanzey, NH. 03446. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Memorial Fund for Brendan Hart which has been set up for the Hart children. Donations can be sent to the Savings Bank of Walpole, P.O. Box 744, Keene NH 03431.

All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral and Crematories, 46 S. Winchester Street Swanzey, NH. 03446.

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Gordon “Gory” Luther Tacy

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Gordon “Gory” Luther Tacy, 73, of North Swanzey and formerly of Winchester, passed away on Sunday, June 19th, 2022, at Cheshire Medical Center. He passed away peacefully with the love of his close family by his side.

Gordon was born on February 23, 1949, in Keene, New Hampshire, the son of the late Theresa (Minatt) and Luther Tacy. After Gordon’s mother passed away, his father Luther married and Rose (Strotman) Tacy became Gordon’s mother. Gordon graduated from Thayer High School class of 1967.

Gordon began his career at Markem in 1967 then enlisted in the United States Navy in 1968 for a four-year term where he proudly served his country with distinction while being stationed on the USS John F. Kennedy Attack Aircraft Carrier. Later he proudly displayed the call sign of the JFK on his Veteran license plate on his Jeep, the CVA-67.

Following Navy service, Gordon continued his career at Markem in the chemical inks and printing machine areas for 50 years. Gordon loved to talk about how he was involved in creating the equipment and ink that stamped the M on M&Ms for all to enjoy today. Gordon retired in 2018.

Marrying Victoria (Bruder) Tacy in December 1970, Gordon became the father to Spencer G Tacy and Denelle (Tacy, Gourley) Smith. Gordon was the proud Grandfather of Evan Richard & Alec Spencer Gourley and Maeve Onyx Tacy. Gordon was also the Step-Grandfather to Alden Reese & Garrett Reade Smith.

In 2009, Gordon married Jean (Masiello, Kovacs). Gordon and Jean enjoyed their time together playing cribbage, camping, doing yard work, and taking long rides together. During this time he became step-father to Laszlo and Adam Kovacs. And also became Grandfather to Owen, Layla, Madi, Jackie, and Jameson.

Gordon served on the Winchester Ambulance Service, Civil Defense, Fire Department, participating in Bike-A-Thons, and was an avid blood donor. He enjoyed volunteering in the activities his children enjoyed including YMCA Indian Guides, 4-H Leadership, and Junior Cadets.

In his spare time, Gordon enjoyed gardening, woodworking, playing card games, camping, playing scratch tickets, hunting, playing horseshoes, and house renovations. He also loved playing on his big-boy toys including Jeeps, Snowmobiles, ATV, tractors, and boats. He was a phenomenal baker and his Chocolate Zucchini Cake was the envy of everyone who was able to enjoy it. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family. He was an enthusiastic fan of many of his Kid’s and Grandchildren’s dance recitals, volleyball, basketball, baseball, and softball games and was often seen giving his grandkids tractor rides and pushing them on the swings. He was always giving of his time and expertise, spending many hours renovating family homes. He was an amazing husband, dad, grandfather, uncle, brother, father-in-law, brother-in-law, friend, and a good man.

Gordon is survived by his loving wife, Jean Tacy of North Swanzey, NH. His sister Lucinda “Cindy” Tedford of Winchester, NH. His son, Spencer Gordon Tacy, and his wife Christi K. Tacy of Ballson Spa, NY. His daughter, Denelle Tacy Smith, and her husband Brian K. Smith of McMurray, PA. Step-sons Laszlo Kovac and his wife Stephanie Kovacs of Pleasantville, TN, and Adam Kovacs of Unity, NH. And 3 Grandchildren; Evan R. & Alec S. Gourley of McMurray, PA, Maeve O. Tacy of Ballston Spa, NY. And 7 Step-Grandchildren; Alden R. & Garrett R. Smith of McMurray, PA. Owen & Layla Kovans of Unity, NH, Madi, Jackie, & Jameson Kovacs of Pleasantville, TN. And God-daughter Allyson K. (Bruder) Chivilo of Mt Pleasant, SC. In addition, he is survived by; many cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

Gordon was predeceased by his parents, Luther & Theresa Tacy, Step-Mother Rose M. Tacy, Brother-In-Law Sherman Tedford, and his beloved Golden Retriever “Sammy Girl”.

In keeping with Gordon’s wishes, a private family graveside funeral service will be at Evergreen Cemetery, Winchester, New Hampshire.

In leu of flowers, please send memorial donations to the:

Monadnock Humane Society
101 West Swanzey Rd.
Swanzey, NH 03446.

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

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