Raymond “Ray” T. LeBlanc Sr.

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Raymond “Ray” T. LeBlanc Sr. 80, a long-time resident of Charlestown died on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene. He passed peacefully after a period of declining health.

Raymond was born the son of the late Madeline (Cappoli) and Frank LeBlanc on March 8, 1940 in Claremont. He was educated in Claremont and graduated from St. Mary’s High School class of 1957.

On September 28, 1991 he exchanged vows with Gloria J. Clark in a simple wedding in Walpole. They were married with close family and friends in attendance. The LeBlancs have been married for twenty-nine years.

Ray was employed by Webster Trucking in Brattleboro for twenty-eight years a truck driver before his retirement in 2016. Prior, he was employed by the O’Neil Paper Mill in Ashuelot for seventeen years as a back tender.

He enjoyed many things in life. Time was spent playing cribbage. He was always up for a good game of horse shoes. When time permitted, he could be found watching the Red Sox, Celtics and N.Y. Giants. His joy in life was being part of his grandchildren’s lives, watching them play and grow into adults. Ray would always be at family events taking the time to be a good dad.

Mr. LeBlanc is survived by his wife, Gloria J. LeBlanc of Charlestown. His children; Pam Zampano, Darlene Smallwood, Christine Dunleavy, Judy Elliott, Chrissy Farnum, Tere Amman, Tawnya Trottier, Raymond T. LeBlanc Jr. David LeBlanc, Raymond C. LeBlanc and James Dyer. His brother, Frank LeBlanc Sr. In addition, he leaves several grandchildren and great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Ray is pre-deceased by his daughter, Bonnie Rowe.

In keeping with Ray’s wishes there are no calling hours and burial will take place later. A gathering to celebrate the life of Raymond T. LeBlanc will be held in the summer. 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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Ludwig “Luddy, Lou, Smokey” Schwarz

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Ludwig “Luddy, Lou, Smokey” Schwarz, 71, of Greenville, and formerly from Nashua and Tewksbury, Massachusetts died after an extended illness on Sunday, January 3, 2021, at Keene Center Genesis in Keene. He passed peacefully while resting.

Ludwig was born the son of the late Theresia (Siegel) (Schwarz) Geiser and Heinrich Schwarz on February 23, 1949, in Salzburg, Austria. Smokey immigrated to the United States at age seven with his family. They settled in Massachusetts where he attended local schools graduating from Tewksbury Memorial High School class of 1967.

He was employed by Johnson Controls in Nashua as a service and maintenance technician for five years prior to retirement in 2009. Prior, he had worked at BASF and EG & G.

Ludwig was formerly married to Kathleen Kelly with who he had stayed friends. Sadly, she passed in 2015. Smokey has been in a relationship with his partner in life, Ms. Sally A. (Swan) Lapan Since May 29, 2008, where they shared a home in Greenville.

He enjoyed many things in life. Time was spent singing Karaoke at the local establishments. When the weather got nice, he could be found riding his Harley Davidson. He was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. Time was also spent in the stands watching and supporting his grandchildren’s sporting and school events. Smokey was always up for a good debate about politics and any other number of topics.

Mr. Schwarz is survived by his children; Michael Schwarz and his wife, Sandra of Middleton, Katie Allen, and her husband, James of Nashua, Sarah Schwarz of MA. Justin Schwarz and his significant other, Kristen Vance of FL. Joshua Schwarz and his wife, Anna of MA. His partner in life, Sally A (Swan) Lapan of Greenville. He was a proud Opa to; Samantha Schwarz, Michael Schwarz, Joseph Allen, Kalynn Allen, Jessy Allen, Jayden Allen, Kassandra Allen, Jamie Schwarz, Jacob Schwarz, Toni Schwarz, Alec Clark, Jordyn Vance, Jacqueline Schwarz, Franklyn Schwarz, and Thea Rose, due in March. A great-grandson, Dorian Gayle. A sister, Katharina Bilodeau, and her husband, Paul of TN. In addition, he leaves; cousins, nieces, nephews, brother and sister-in-laws, extended family, and numerous friends in CT. and MA. Ludwig is pre-deceased by his son, Jacob Schwarz who passed in January of 2019.

In keeping with Smokey’s wishes, there are no calling hours. A graveside service will be held in the family lot at Gibson Cemetery, 68 Old Bridge St. Pelham, NH. 03076. on Friday, January 15, 2021, at 11 am. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, masks and social distancing 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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John G. Wright

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John G. Wright, 72, of Hinsdale, and formerly of Greenwich and Stamford, Connecticut, died unexpectedly on Sunday, December 27, 2020, at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital in Brattleboro, VT.

John was born the son of the late Ruth Nelson and Gordon Wright on November 28, 1948, in Stamford, CT. He was raised in CT and graduated from Greenwich High School class of 1966. John went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Connecticut class of 1970. He later continued his education, earning his MBA.

He was employed by Clear Solutions as a Production Manager in Hinsdale for eighteen years before his retirement in 2015. Prior, he worked in production at Bridgeport Metal Goods in Hinsdale for three years. Before moving to NH John was the owner of Stamford Maintenance Service, in Stamford CT for many years.

On May 11, 2017, he exchanged vows with his partner Kathy M. Patenaude (Magee). They were married in a simple service.

John was an avid athlete and sports fan with a soft spot for the New York Mets. Throughout his life, he competed in hockey, baseball, softball, and golf. He also coached youth hockey in Connecticut for many years.

Mr. Wright is survived by his wife, Kathy M. Wright of Hinsdale. His son, Lance Wright, and his partner, Tamara Duhov of Stamford, CT. Stepchildren; Edward L. Patenaude Jr. of Greenfield, MA. and Anne M. Marshall of Hinsdale, NH. A brother, Robert Wright, and his wife, Tonya of Hinsdale, NH. Four grandchildren; Lola Duhov of Stamford, CT. Collin, Maximus, and Isabelle Marshall of Hinsdale, NH. In addition, he leaves cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

In keeping with John’s wishes, there are no calling hours. A graveside service will be held in the spring at Evergreen Cemetery, Winchester. Date and time will be posted for the public burial closer to the time of burial. Donations can be made in memory of John G. Wright to:

The COPD Foundation
3300 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Miami, FL. 33134.

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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Danielle L. (Gilligan) Kaichen

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Danielle L. (Gilligan) Kaichen, 47, a long-time resident of Hampton and formerly of Keene died unexpectedly on Saturday, December 26, 2020, in the familiar surroundings of her home.

Danielle was born the daughter of Cynthia A. (Lambert) and Alan R. Gilligan on October 18, 1973, in Keene. She was educated locally and graduated from Monadnock Regional High School class of 1991. Danielle went on in her studies and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Hesser College class of 1995.

She was formerly married to Ryan Kaichen of South Berwick, ME.

Danielle was employed by Exeter Cabinet Maker in Dover for the past year as a kitchen designer. Prior, she had worked at Runnings in Hinsdale for two years.

She enjoyed many things in life. Time was spent doing artwork, working on paintings, and craft projects. She liked being social. Time was spent going to the beach which eventually drew her to Hampton.

Ms. Kaichen is survived by her parents; Cynthia A. Lambert and her husband, Randy Hudson of Keene and her father, Alan R. Gilligan, and his wife, Jackie of El Mirage, AZ. A son, Drew Kaichen of South Berwick, ME. A sister, Kristen F. Gilligan of Brattleboro, VT. A grandfather, Herbert C. Lambert of Keene. In addition, she leaves, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, a nephew, extended family, and friends. Danielle is predeceased by her grandparents; Thomas and June Dunn and Roger and Shirley Gilligan.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, January 10, 2020, from 2 to 4 pm. in the funeral chapel. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic masks and social distancing will be required in the funeral chapel. Burial will take place in the spring, in the family lot at Mountain View Cemetery, Swanzey. Dates and times for burial will be announced later and on the web site. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Danielle L. Kaichen to:

Fast Friends
14 West Swanzey Rd.
Swanzey, NH. 03446.

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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Scott A. LaPoint

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Scott A. LaPoint, 49 a life-time resident of Winchester died suddenly and unexpectedly at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene after a brief period of declining health.

Scott was born the son of, Linda L. (Herzig) and Richard S. LaPoint Jr. on May 4, 1971, in Greenfield, MA. He was educated locally and graduated from Thayer High School class of 1988. He later went on in his studies at Greenfield Community College.

He worked as a Traffic Control Officer for the Town of Winchester for two years. Prior, Scott worked as a truck driver for many local companies.

He enjoyed, playing the guitar and music. Time was spent watching NASCAR, drawing, going on long rides in the car and on motorcycles. When the snow came around you could find him on the trails riding his snowmobile. He was always tinkering with electronics. He found it fascinating how they worked and fixing them. Scott loved his family immensely.

Scott was formerly married to, Stacy L. LaPoint.

Mr. LaPoint is survived by his parents, Richard “Dick” and Linda L. LaPoint of Winchester. His grandparents, Richard and Shirley LaPoint Sr. of Ashuelot. His children; Alexander J. George of Kingsland, GA. and Nicholas R. LaPoint, and his significant other, Savanah Hardy of Winchester. His siblings; Allison M. Morrison and her husband, Shawn of Wentworth, Beth A. LaPoint and her significant other, Richard Auger of Winchester, Adam A. LaPoint and his wife, Heather of Winchester and Ryan N. LaPoint of Winchester. Two grandchildren, Kendyl LaPoint and Avery LaPoint of Winchester. In addition, he leaves; cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Scott is predeceased by his grandparents, Richard and Dorothy Herzig, and an uncle, Edward Herzig.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, from 5 to 8 pm. in the funeral chapel. Burial will occur in the spring of 2021 at Evergreen Cemetery, Winchester. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic masks and social distancing will be required in the 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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