Robert “Bob” S. Posner

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Robert “Bob” S. Posner, 53, a long-time resident of Keene and formerly of Spofford died unexpectedly on Friday, November 9, 2018 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.

Bob was born the son of the late Stanley Posner and raised by Stanley and his step mother, Linda S. (Plante). in Patchogue, N.Y. He was educated in New York and Keene. He graduated from Keene High School class of 1983. Bob continued his education working as an apprentice plumber for four years earning is Master Plumber’s License.

He was formerly married to Amy D. (Head) Posner who he has stayed friends with.

Bob was a self-employed Master Plumber working for himself and various contractors over the past thirty years.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing horseshoes. Time was spent camping with family and friends enjoying all that nature provides. He also enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Bob always had time for his family and friends especially his children that he loved. He was a giver of time to his community as a volunteer Fire Fighter and EMT for the town of Spofford for over ten years.

Bob is survived by his children; Mackenzie L. Posner and Isabel L. Posner of Keene. His stepmother, Linda S. Posner of Keene. Three siblings; Cade Nutting of Stoddard, Patty Middlebrooks and her husband, Art of Redondo Beach, CA. and Dennis Posner and his partner, Joe of Landing, N.J. In addition, he leaves cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In keeping with Bob’s wishes, there are no formal services at this time. Donations can be made in memory of Robert S. Posner to: Any Savings Bank of Walpole Branch for the care of Bob’s daughters. 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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Cynthia “Cyndie” A. Roy

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Cynthia “Cyndie” A. Roy, 68, of Keene and formerly a long-time resident of Springfield, MA. died on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Westwood Care Center in Keene. She passed peacefully with the love of family near after a period of declining health.

Cynthia was born the daughter of the late Lillian (Stone) and Adonias Roy on January 3, 1950 in Keene. She was educated locally and graduated from Thayer High School class of 1968. She went on in her studies graduating from Keene State College with a Bachelors of Science in History.

She was employed at Massachusetts Mutual Insurance Co. in Springfield as a Senior Underwriting Consultant. Cyndie retired in 2013 after twenty-five years at the company.

She enjoyed traveling, reading, writing and her animals. Time was spent with family and friends. She loved to be with her daughter. She was a wonderful daughter, sister and mother.

Miss. Roy is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth L. Roy of Delray Beach, FL. Her siblings; Joseph W. Roy and his wife, Ellen of Hinsdale, William A. Roy and his wife Carrol of Columbia and Lorraine M. Lechlider and her husband William of Keene. In addition, she leaves cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Cynthia is pre-deceased by her siblings; Dennis Roy, James Roy, Barbara Belleville and Beverly Moore.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 1 to 2pm. with a Liturgy of the Word to be given at 2pm. all in the funeral chapel. Burial will take place in the spring in the family lot at Evergreen Cemetery in Winchester. In Lieu of flowers the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Cynthia A. Roy to: T.J. O’Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center, 627 Cottage St. Springfield, MA. 01104 or to: Dakin Humane Society, 171 Union St. Springfield, MA. 01105. All services are under the direction of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431.

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Sterling, “George” E. Kenyon

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Sterling, “George” E. Kenyon, 90, a long-time resident of Keene and formerly of Westmoreland died on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene. He passed peacefully after a brief period of declining health.

Sterling was born the son of the late Bertha (Christianson) and Clyde Kenyon on March 6, 1928 in Westmoreland. He was educated locally and graduated from Walpole High School class of 1947.

He worked for a while before deciding to enlist in the U.S. Army. He served his time during the Korean War and was honorably discharged.

United States Army emblemOn June 18, 1954 he exchanged vows with Maria Jelinek in Toronto, Canada. They were married with family and friends in attendance. Sadly, Maria passed on June 6, 1996 after forty-two years of marriage.

George worked as a machinist at the Pneumo Ultra Precision Machine Co. in Keene for nine years before retiring in 1991. Prior, he had worked at Iva Ballou and Son Contracting as a carpenter for twenty-five years.

George was a quiet family man. He enjoyed tinkering around the house. Working on antique cars and n the 1950 and 60’s he would repair televisions. He also gave freely of his time and was a lifetime member of the American Legion, Post 797 in Keene.

Mr. Kenyon is survived by his Sons; Steven G. Kenyon of Sullivan and Garry L. Kenyon of Marlow. A sister, Arlene Midgley of Woodstock, VT. Four grandchildren; Stefanie R. Kenyon of Spofford, Garry Kenyon Jr. and his wife, Bethany of Cumberland, ME. Amanda Jo Britain and her husband, Glenn of Winchester and Steven Kenyon Jr. of Hilton Head S.C. In addition, he leaves cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. George is pre-deceased by his siblings; Lloyd Kenyon and June Gerrish.

In keeping with George’s wishes there are no calling hours. A graveside service with Christian burial rights will be held on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 1:30pm. with military honors in the family lot at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Lower Main St. Keene, NH. 03431. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com

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Suzanne “Sue” E. Rogers

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Suzanne “Sue” E. Rogers, 74, of Deerfield and formerly of Montague and Greenfield died on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. She passed peacefully in the comfort of her home after a valiant struggle with Progressive Supra Nuclear Palsy.

Suzanne was born the daughter of the late Gertrude (Ackerman) and Francis Rogers on January 11, 1944 in Greenfield. She was educated locally and graduated from Greenfield High School class of 1962. Sue went on in her education graduating from the Medical Technician Program at the Farren Hospital in Montague class of 1964.

In 1994 she met the love of her life and on July 30, 2006 she exchanged vows with Catherine “Cathy” Randall to become her wife at the Log Cabin in Holyoke. They were married with family and friends in attendance and have been married for twelve years.

Sue was employed as a Medical Laboratory Technician. She worked as the Chemistry Supervisor in the Department of Laboratory Science at the Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield for forty-four years before retiring in 2006 at the age of 62.

She enjoyed; working in her flower gardens, watching and feeding the birds, playing tennis and bad midden, frisbee, swimming, snowshoeing, working on crossword and jigsaw puzzles, travel. When time permitted you could find Sue crocheting and knitting. Sue had a softer side for animals. Especially her beloved Miniature Schnauzers, Oliver, Zachary and Sedona.

Mrs. Rogers is survived by her wife, Catherine Randall of Deerfield. Her children; Kevin J. Shippee of Turners Falls, Kristen D. Shippee and her partner, Dan Christianson of Greenfield and Scott Shippee of Turners Falls. Her siblings; Robert F. Rogers and his wife Patricia of Sandwich, MA. Mary A. Kimplin of NH. and John Rogers and his wife Lynn of Winchester, NH. Grandchildren; Sarah Christianson, Katie Lavin, Kyle Christianson. In addition, she leaves; cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Sue is pre-deceased by her brother, Stephen Rogers who passed in 2008.

In keeping with Sue’s wishes, there are no formal services. Donations can be made in memory of Suzanne E. Rogers to:

Daiken Pioneer Valley Humane Society
163 Montague Rd.
Leverett, MA. 01054

or to:

Wounded Warrior Project
P.O. Box 758517
Topeka, KS. 6675-8517.

All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com

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Virginia “Ginger” H. (Malone) Fontaine

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Virginia “Ginger” H. (Malone) Fontaine, 69, a long-time resident of Swanzey and formerly of Georgetown, CT, died on Monday, November 5, 2018 at Langdon Place of Keene. She passed peacefully with the love of family near, after a period of declining health.

Virginia was born the daughter of the late Virginia (Bouton) and Robert Malone on August 24, 1949 in Georgetown, CT. She was educated in Danbury and graduated from Immaculate High School class of 1967.

On March 31, 1984 she exchanged vows with Edward “Rocky” Fontaine at the Swanzey Community House. They were married with family and friends in attendance and have been married for thirty-four years.

She worked as a teller at Market Basket for the past year. Prior, she had worked at NGM/Main Street America in Keene for thirty years as a Data Entry Specialist.

Ginger’s passion for life was her family. She is lovingly known as the best mama ever. She then became the best Grammy and best Great-Grammy ever. She enjoyed crocheting and camping with family and friends, especially in Loudon. She would give freely of her time to help those in need with various projects. In her younger years she played catcher in softball leagues. Time was always spent decorating the house for Christmas and other holidays.

Mrs. Fontaine is survived by her husband, Edward “Rocky” Fontaine of Swanzey, her six children; Mark E. Fontaine and his wife, Laura of Keene, Susan M. Sachetti and her significant other, Scott Seamore of Swanzey, Donald T. Sachetti of Swanzey, Brian K. Fontaine and his, wife Kim of Troy, Julie L. Sachetti and her husband, Rick Germana of Swanzey and Robert A. Sachetti and his wife, Mel of Swanzey; Ginger’s siblings; Mary DeLuca and her husband Giuliano of CT, Terry Malone of Hampton, Brian Malone of Clearwater, FL and Timothy Malone of TX; twelve grandchildren; Alicia, Kevin, Becka, Linda, Casey, Nina, Dominic, Dylan, Felicia, Emma, Sammy and Tiffany; eight great-grandchildren; Weston, Colt, Mia, Isabelle, Kathleen, Abigail, Olivia, Matthew and Jacob. She is also survived by her very good friend, Wendy Chase as well as cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She is pre-deceased by her siblings; Robert and Brendan Malone.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, November 9, 2018 from 5 to 7pm. A celebration of life service will occur on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 11am. all in the funeral chapel with burial to follow at Mountain View Cemetery, Old Homestead HWY, Rt 32 Swanzey, NH 03446. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Virginia H. Fontaine to Relay for Life of Keene, 2 Commerce Dr. Bedford, NH 03110. 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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