Randy S. Doyle

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Randy S. Doyle, 54, a resident of Hinsdale, died on Thursday, February 13, 2020 unexpectedly in the comfort of his home with his loving family by his side.

Randy was born the son of the late Elizabeth Wescott and Cecil Gilmore on April 7, 1965 in Bellows Falls, VT. However, he was raised the son of Mary (Churchill) Doyle and Albert Ray Doyle of Brookfield, VT.

On March 25, 2006 he exchanged vows with his wife, Christina in Winchester, NH at the United Church of Winchester. They have been married for thirteen years.

Randy worked as a truck driver for a little more than ten years. He was currently employed at the United States Postal Service as a rural mail carrier and has been there for three years.

He was very passionate about motorcycles. He also enjoyed the outdoors and liked to hunt. He loved racing and was at the race track every Saturday. He loved spending time with family and adored his two dogs, Critterlee and Pearl.

Mr. Doyle is survived by his wife, Christina (Fournier) Doyle of Hinsdale. His children; Brandon Doyle of Hinsdale, Tyler Doyle of Hinsdale, Nathan Doyle of VT., Levy Pierce of CT., Holly Doyle of VT., Ricky Doyle of N.Y. His step-son, Dustin Smart of VT. His siblings; Joanne Martin of MI., Delores Hamilton of GA., Sharon Wells of GA., Dixie Paradis of VT., Yvonne Gilmore of FL., Frank Gilmore of VT., Carl Hoffman of VT., and Lennie Gilmore of VT. His grandchildren Ryan Bonneau-Pierce and Logan Doyle. In addition, he leaves; many nieces and nephews, and extended family and friends. He is pre-deceased by his sons; Craig Doyle and Jeremy Doyle. He is also pre-deceased by his siblings; Vicki Gilmore, Linda Gilmore and Frances Gilmore.

In keeping with Randy’s wishes, there will be no services. Flowers will be gladly accepted. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 South Winchester Street, West Swanzey, NH 03469. www.cheshirefamilyfh.com

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Beverly C. (Bressett) DeVoid

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Beverly C. (Bressett) DeVoid, 94, a life-time resident of Keene died on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. She passed peacefully at Keene Center Genesis with the love of family and close friends near.

Beverly was born the daughter of the late Florence and George Bressett on February 7, 1925 in Keene. She was educated locally and graduated from Keene High School class of 1942.

She exchanged vows with Kenneth E. “Sam” DeVoid Sr. They were married in a simple service with close family and friends in attendance. Sadly, Sam passed on November 18, 1999 after years of marriage.

Beverly was a member of St. Margaret Mary Church, Parish of the Holy Spirit in Keene. She enjoyed; reading, crocheting, knitting and going to the beach. She also enjoyed boating and going on day trips.

Mrs. DeVoid is survived by her brother, Kenneth Bressett of Colorado Springs, CO. A niece, Mary Sauder of Taunton, MA. Two nephews; Phillip Bressett of Colorado Springs, CO. and Richard Bressett of Madison, WI. In addition, she leaves cousins, extended family and friends. Beverly is pre-deceased by her only son Kenneth E. DeVoid Jr. who passed on October 2, 2014.

In keeping with Beverly’s wishes there were no calling hours. A private graveside service was held on December 11, 2019 in the family lot at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Keene. 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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Gale W. Shelley

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Gale W. Shelley, 80, of Swanzey and a former resident of Keene and Westmoreland, died on Friday, January 31, 2020, at Westwood Care Center in Keene, with his family near after a period of declining health.

Gale was born in Keene the son of the late Annie M. (Johnson) and Hugh A. Shelley Sr. on October 30, 1939, in Keene. He was educated locally and graduated from Keene High School, class of 1957. He continued with his education and graduated from Franklin Pierce College in 1982 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.

On April 30, 2001, he exchanged vows with his wife, Carol A. Cote at the Trucking Chapel in Reno, NV. They were married in a simple service and have been married for eighteen years.

Gale was the manager at Sand Hill Stoves Co. for five years before retiring in 2012. Prior, he had worked at Millipore as a plant engineer for ten years where he was experienced in working on plumbing, heating, wells, and furnaces.

He enjoyed bowling and was a member of a traveling bowling league. Gale also enjoyed playing golf at Brentwood Golf Course. He played and coached softball and liked playing pool.

Mr. Shelley is survived by his wife, Carol A. Shelley of Swanzey. His two sons; Scott Shelley and his wife, Deborah of Jaffrey and Brian Shelley and his wife, Lorette of Wilton. His daughter, Kristina Conant and her husband, Bryan of Manchester. His siblings; Hugh Shelley Jr. of Keene and Walter Shelley and his wife, Carolyn of Keene. His grandchildren; Colleen Adams, Kristopher Shelley, and Jocelyn Blanchard-Shelley. In addition, he leaves; cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Gale is pre-deceased by his son, Dean Shelley and by his siblings; Mary St. Lawrence and Neal C. Shelley.

Calling Hours will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020, from 2 to 4 pm. in the funeral chapel. Burial will be held privately in the spring in the family lot at East Westmoreland Cemetery, Westmoreland. Flowers will be gladly accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Gale W. Shelley to:

Monadnock Humane Society, 101
W. Swanzey Rd
Swanzey, NH 03446   or

Norris Cotton Cancer Center Kingsbury
590 Court St.
Keene, NH 03431.

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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Janet L. (Pierce) Doolittle

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Janet L. (Pierce) Doolittle, 83, a resident of Keene and formerly a long-time resident of Winchester and Hinsdale died on Thursday, January 30, 2020, in the comfort of her home with the love of family near. She passed peacefully after a period of declining health.

Janet was born the daughter of the late Bertrice (Pickett) and Earl Pierce on February 14, 1936, in Hinsdale. She was educated locally and was a graduate of Thayer High School, class of 1955.

On August 6, 1955, she exchanged vows with Frederick R. Doolittle at the United Church of Christ in Winchester. Sadly, he passed on October 26, 2013, after fifty-eight years of marriage.

She was employed by C.R. Bard in Fitzwilliam, making heart catheters for seven years. Later, she had been employed by Applewood Nursing Home in Winchester where she performed both housekeeping and laundry duties for six years, before retiring in 2000.

Janet spent her time; camping, fishing, knitting, cooking, and growing fruits and vegetables in her garden. She also enjoyed studying family genealogy. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Janet is survived by her children; JoAnn M. Perlowski of Keene and Karen L. Weston and her husband, Dennis of Keene. Her sister; Joyce Parrish and her husband, James of Winchester. Her grandchildren; Jesse Wilkins, Rebecca Cloud, and Jayme Weston-Wilson. In addition, she leaves; four great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Janet is predeceased by her son in law, Anthony Perlowski and her brother, Robert Pierce.

In keeping with Janet’s wishes, there are no calling hours. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to:

Winchester Ambulance Service
6 Parker St.
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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John P. LaFreniere

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John P. LaFreniere, 47, of Keene and formerly of Warren, MA. died on Sunday, January 26, 2020 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

John was born the son of Mary A. (Gagnon) and Roger E. LaFreniere on July 28, 1972 in Ware, MA. He graduated from Pathfinder Tech School in Palmer, MA. class of 1990.

He was employed for the last year by J & J Trailer and Truck Accessories in Winchester as a fabricator. Prior, he was employed at Cook Timber Harvesters in Winchester and Jeff Moulton Logging in Ware, MA.
He thoroughly enjoyed working on cars and trucks, four wheeling, boating and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Mr. LaFreniere is survived by his daughters; Brandy LaFreniere of Warren, MA. Torie LaFreniere of Warren, MA. and Tara LaFreniere of Warren, MA. His parents, Mary A. and Roger E. LaFreniere of Keene, NH. His sister, Carrie LaFreniere of Gilbertville, MA. His brother, Roger LaFreniere of Winchendon, MA. His granddaughter, Haliegh LaFreniere of Warren, MA. In addition, he leaves; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In keeping with John’s wishes there are no calling hours. A gathering to celebrate the life of John P. LaFreniere will be held on Sunday, February 16, 2020 from 10am. to 2pm. in the ELMM Community Center, 20 Durkee St. Winchester, NH. 03470. 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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