Robert “Bob” W. Ballou

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Robert “Bob” W. Ballou, 78, a long-time resident of Swanzey and formerly of Keene died on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at Keene Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He passed unexpectedly and peacefully after a period of declining health.

Robert was born the son of the late Ruth (Davis) and Ronald Ballou on October 25, 1941 in Keene. He was educated locally and graduated from Keene High School class of 1950.

Bob was a patriot and enlisted in the U.S. Army National Guard. He served his enlistment and was honorably discharged.
On November 14, 1964 he exchanged vows with Gail Lewis at the First Congregational Church of Swanzey. They were married with family and friends in attendance and have been married for fifty-five years.

Bob worked at Markem Inc. in the shipping and receiving department for thirty-five years before retiring in 2011.
He could be found mowing his lawn or friend’s lawns. Time was spent going to and having family gatherings. Bob was involved in his church. He was a former Deacon at the Jaffrey Congregational Church for many years. Bob was a member of the First Congregational Church of Swanzey. He could be found working church suppers, especially the chicken barbeque supper every year. Bob was always willing to lend a hand at various church and community events. You would see Bob driving his truck around town usually with his wife at his side or the family dog. He played cribbage at the Keene Senior Center with friends. He loved helping and being with people. Bob was a true giver.

Mr. Ballou is survived by his wife, Gail Ballou of Swanzey. His daughter, Jenny R. Gordon of Swanzey. A granddaughter, Kellie E. Gordon of Swanzey. His sister, Sandra J. Gourley and her husband, James of Surry. Bob is pre-deceased by his daughter, Michelle E. Ballou (1985) and his sister, Dorothy E. Hackett (2005).

Calling hours will be held on Monday, July 6, 2020 from 6 to 8pm. in the funeral chapel. A graveside service will occur on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 10am. in the family lot at Mountain View Cemetery, Old Homestead HWY, Rt. 32 South, Swanzey, NH. 03446. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Robert W. Ballou to:

Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHAD)
1 Medical Center Dr.
Lebanon, NH. 03756.

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic social distancing and masks will be required. 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 L. “Bill” Tyler

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William L. “Bill” Tyler, 87, a long time resident of Spofford, NH and formerly of Brattleboro, VT died peacefully on Friday, June 26, 2020 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.

He was born the son of the late Margaret (Emerson) and Richard L. Tyler on November 5, 1932 in Brattleboro, VT.

His education began at Green Street School and was graduated from Brattleboro High School, Class of 1951.

Soon after high school, Bill enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1957. After military service, he enrolled at Keene State College to study Chemistry and Physics. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1961.

On June 24, 1956 he married Betty Ann Chickering at the First Baptist Church in Brattleboro, VT. The reception was held at the Chickering family home on Putney Road. Betty and Bill celebrated 64 years of marriage on June 24, 2020.
Bill was an entrepreneur. Prior to being the former owner of The Colonial Motel and Spa and The Tavern for 28 years, he had been an auctioneer, a cattle dealer, a stock broker, and the owner of The Whetstone General Store, all in Brattleboro, VT.

Bill’s interests were skiing, running, bicycling and travel. He ran the Chicago Marathon and the New York City Marathon. He biked miles and miles on Vermont Roads and biked in Italy twice. Together he and Betty visited all 50 states.

Mr. Tyler is survived by his wife, Betty C. Tyler of Spofford, NH, his sons, Kyle T. Tyler and his wife, Carmen, of Bozeman, MT and Karey T. Tyler and his wife, Lisa, of Vernon, VT.

Four grandchildren: Ashley Tyler of Toms River, NJ, Parker Tyler and her wife, Hannah, of Salt Lake City, UT, Bridger Tyler and his wife, Callie, of San Diego, CA and Taryn Tyler of Lubbock, TX. In addition, Bill leaves his niece, Deborah Wilson, and nephews James and Gary Savory all of Hinsdale, NH. Bill is predeceased by his sister, Jean Savory.

In keeping with Bill’s wishes, all services and burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of William Tyler to

Friends of Pisgah
P.O. Box 134
Chesterfield, NH 03443 or to

Thompson House
80 Maple Stree
Brattleboro, VT 05301.

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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Marilyn M. (Braley) Babbitt

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Marilyn M. (Braley) Babbitt, 78, a lifetime resident of Keene died on Saturday, June 22, 2020, at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene. She passed peacefully with the love of family near after a period of declining health.

Marilyn was born the daughter of the late Edith (Murry) and Weston Braley on November 22, 1941, in Keene. She was educated locally and graduated from Keene High School class of 1959.

On June 28, 2003, she exchanged vows with Carl N. Babbitt at the Village Church in Swanzey. They were married with family and friends in attendance and have been married for almost seventeen years.

She was employed at Design Standards in Charleston as a quality control inspector and supervisor. Marilyn retired in 2018 after twenty years of loyal service.

Her favorite things to do included being with her nephews, Jacob, and Joshua. She also enjoyed being with nature, working in her flower gardens. When time permitted, she was glued to the T.V. watching NASCAR. In the warmer weather, she could be found in the stands watching the modified cars running.

Mrs. Babbitt is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Carl N. Babbitt of Keene. Her nephews that she loved as if they were her children; Jacob Babbitt of Worcester, MA. and Joshua Babbitt of Upton, MA. Her siblings; Kelly Darling, Kevin Wheeler, and a brother from a combined marriage, Ray Blanchard. In addition, she leaves; cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

In keeping with Marilyn’s wishes, there are no calling hours. A celebration of life service will be held on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at 10 am. in the funeral chapel. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, social distancing and masks will be required for the service. 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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Timothy “Timmy” A. Green

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Timothy “Timmy” A. Green, 51 a long-time resident of Keene and formerly of Stoddard died on Monday, June 22, 2020, at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene. He passed peacefully after a period of declining health.

He was born the son of Mary L. (Birkbeck) and the late William “Kenny” Green on June 25, 1968, in Lowell, Massachusetts. He grew up in Westford, Mass, and attended Nashoba Valley Technical. Timmy worked at Damon Insulation of Bow, NH for 20 years. They were his second family and best friends. Aside from his family, nothing made him more proud than his work and the friendships he made there.

In 1993, Timmy met his wife TerriAnn at a campground in Epsom, NH. They married 10 months later in May of 1994 and together they built a beautiful life, full of happiness and love. Tim loved to fish, hunt, and explore. He loved a road trip and made several journies up and down the east coast taking his family to Disney and Universal Studios. In 1996, they moved across the country to live in Arizona for a few years and drove out to California to take the kids to Disney and Knott’s Berry Farm. But, of all the places they traveled home with his girls was his favorite place to be.

Tim was an avid sports fan. He attended numerous NASCAR races and looked forward to football Sundays with his family.

Timmy was an amazing father, husband, son, brother, brother-in-law, and friend. Once he met you, he considered you his family.

Timothy is survived by his wife TerriAnn (Volpini) Green and their daughters Toni and Tess Green all of Keene, NH. Mother Mary Green of Merrimack NH. Stepmother Florence Green of Casselberry, FL. Siblings: Melissa McGeeney and her husband Paul of Westford, MA. Shannon Smith and her husband John of Lowell, MA. Kimberly Green of Merrimack, NH. Brother Randy Cobleigh and his wife Veronica of Manchester, NH. Sister-in-Law Stephanie Pelley and her Partner Mark DeSantis of Concord, NH. Brother-in-Law John D. Volpini and his wife Wendy of Braintree, MA. His beloved cat Kali and dog Jasper. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles all of who he cherished dearly. He is pre-deceased by his Father William Green and daughters Tiffany Green (1995), Tori Green (2000), and Jessica Green (2016).

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, June 28, 2020, from 4 to 6 pm. A Liturgy of the Word, a celebration of life service will occur on Monday, June 29, 2020, at 10 am, all in the funeral chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the following GoFundMe page at www.gr.me/u/ya7irf. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, social distancing and masks will be required at the funeral chapel. 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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Sue Carol (McDorman) Wanlass

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Sue Carol (McDorman) Wanlass, 81, died June 22, 2020 in the comfort of her home with her husband Jack Bys with whom she exchanged vows in June, 2019 and with the love of her children near.

She was born July 5, 1938, the daughter of the late Albert Glenwood and Ruth (Stringfield) McDorman of Newport News, Virginia.

While Sue’s main purpose in life was to be a good wife and mother, she was also employed by the Federal Government at Headquarters Tactical Air Command (Hq TAC) and NASA at Langley in Virginia.

Sue worked for the Arkansas Baptist State Convention as the Literacy Missions Coordinator for a number of years. Before moving to Keene in 2006, Ralph and Sue lived in Mountain Home, AR where they had retired from VA. They were members of the First Baptist Church where Sue started an after-school tutoring program, an International Sunday School class, a Bible Drill Team, a drama team, taught Sunday School and was a member of the amazing Faithful Friends Sunday School class of which she remained a member. Since moving to Keene, Sue has become a member of the Keene First Baptist Church as well as a member of Cheshire County Church Women United, the Old Homestead Garden Club and the Keene Senior Center where, until recently, she led yoga classes.

She leaves her beloved children, Theresa Blaisdell and husband Mike of Keene, NH Deborah Andreuccetti and Linda Griffith of Walls, MS and Michael Wanlass and wife Mona of Leesville, LA Sue was predeceased by her former husband Ralph Wanlass of Keene, NH in 2017, her son John Wanlass of Arlington, VA in 1999 and brother Richard McDorman of Midlothian, VA in 2015. She leaves nine beloved grand-children; her granddaughter Angela Porter and husband Kent, granddaughter Christine Demby and husband Kieth, grandson Mike Wanlass, granddaughter Ramona Brawner and husband Brad, grandson Gabriel Andreuccetti and wife Kaitlynn, and grandsons Dylan Andreuccetti, Daniel Griffith, Clinton Wanlass and Jake Blaisdell. She leaves five great-grandsons, Bryce and Garrett Porter, Abram Wanlass, Wyatt Andreuccetti and Harrison Demby, four great-granddaughters Cadence Griffith, Norah Andreuccetti, Charlotte Demby and Bell Brawner, as well as her sister-in-law Joan McDorman, and several nieces and nephews as well as many treasured friends. She also leaves a number of well-loved Asian ‘grandchildren’ who were a big part of her life.

A private celebration of her life was held at Keene First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sue’s memory to

Keene First Baptist Church
105 Maple Ave.
Keene, NH 03431.

All services were provided by Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com

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