Robert “Buddy” W. Wing

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Robert “Buddy” W. Wing, 58, a long-time resident of Troy and formerly of Swanzey, died unexpectedly on Friday, May 11, 2018 in the comfort of his home.

Robert was born the son of the late Marjorie (LaDue) and Earl Wing Jr. on March 18, 1960 in Keene. He was educated locally and graduated from Hinsdale High School class of 1978.
Buddy was employed by the Poker Room in Keene for ten years before retiring in 2017. He enjoyed his work so he stayed on as a part time and fill in employee.

He enjoyed his passion for playing poker. Time was spent as an avid Boston sports fan watching the Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins and especially the Patriots. Buddy was quite the bowler in his day. He was gifted so much that he gained the semi-professional status for many years. He also had a civic side to him. He was an Emergency Medical Technician, I.V. certified. (EMT-I) where he volunteered for Swanzey Rescue and the Volunteer Fire Department in Swanzey for many years.

Mr. Wing is survived by his precious daughter, Brianne S. Wing of Swanzey. His father, Earl Wing Jr. of Hinsdale. Siblings; Debbie Benoit and her husband Marc of Port Orange, FL. Karen E. Hammond and her husband Donald LeBlanc of Pembroke, Raymond Wing and his wife, Melissa of Keene, and Kathy Fisher and her husband Dennis of Keene. In addition, he leaves; cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In keeping with Buddies wishes there are no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 11am. at Pine Grove Cemetery, Depot St. Hinsdale, NH. 03451. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made to the Buddy Wing memorial fund for Brianne C/O any TD Bank for the future educational expensed for his daughter. 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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Dwight D. Hogan Camp

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Dwight D. Hogan Camp, 62, a long-time resident of Troy and formerly of Fitzwilliam died on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 in the comfort of his home with family near after a brief period of declining health.

Dwight was born the son of Verna (Howard) Murphy and the late Robert HoganCamp on October 4, 1955 in Stonham, Massachusetts. He attended schools in New York where he graduated from Union Springs Academy. He later went on in his studies at Worcester State College where he took classes and certification programs in computer programming. As time went on he also took classes at Keene State College for Computer Science.

On June 5, 1977 he exchanged vows with Patricia A. Hildreth at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Syracuse, New York. They were married with family and friends in attendance and have been married for forty years.

Dwight was working for Target Department Stores in Keene for the past nine years as a stocker and member of the flow team.

Dwight had many interests in life. He enjoyed music, photography, model railroading, tinkering with machines and computers and computer programming. He was devout in his faith. He would pray regularly for guidance. Dwight was also a family man and role model for his children. He loved to be a part of their lives and was always up for family events and get togethers.

Mr. HoganCamp is survived by his wife, Patricia A. HoganCamp of Troy. His children; Amy L. Knowlton and her husband Scott of Dixfield, ME. Elliott F. HoganCamp of TX. And Emery P. HoganCamp and his fiancé Kelly A. Pinette of Brunswick, ME. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, cousins, nephews, extended family and friends. Dwight is pre-deceased by his father, Robert HoganCamp and his brother, Douglas HoganCamp.

In keeping with Dwight’s wishes there are no calling hours. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 2pm. in the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 42 Forbush Ln. Swanzey, NH. 03446. Burial will take place later. 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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Patricia J. (Parker) Phillips

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Patricia J. (Parker) Phillips, 93, of Harrisville and formerly of Proctorsville, VT. died on Friday, May 4, 2018 at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene. She passed peacefully with the love of family near after a brief period of declining health.

Patricia was born the daughter of the late Maude I. (Howes) and Ralph O. Parker on May 4, 1925 in Rutland, VT. She was educated in Chester, VT. and graduated from Green Mountain Union High School class of 1943.

On August 4, 1943 she exchanged vows with Raymond Phillips at the Methodist Church in Proctorsville, VT. They were married with family and friends in attendance. Sadly, Ray passed in 1993 after fifty years of marriage.

She worked at New Hampshire Ball Bearing for twenty-seven years as an assembler before retiring in 1987. Pat also worked as a caregiver to those in need.

Patricia was a long-time and devoted member of the Community Church of Harrisville / Chesham. She enjoyed being a member of the Ladies Tuesday Group for the church. Time was spent playing bingo, cards and sewing dolls for Christmas gifts for families in need in New York City. Time was also spent camping, snowmobiling and on occasion, taking a ride on motorcycles. Mostly, she was a wife, mother, grandmother and in time great grandmother. She loved being with her family and friends.

Mrs. Phillips is survived by her children; Michael D. Phillips of Orange, MA. David A. Phillips and his wife Jan of Dublin and Julie E. Lord and her husband Alan of Harrisville. Her sister, Sandra Danforth of Rutland, VT. Five grandchildren; Jeffrey Lord, Jennifer Osborne and her husband Duane, Carrie Collins and her husband Kenneth, Steven Phillips and his wife Diana. Nine great grandchildren; Haleigh, Hunter, Jordan, Joseph, Jack, Caleb, Hannah and Brian. In addition, she leaves; cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Patricia is pre-deceased by her sister, Jean Stockman who passed in 1995 and a granddaughter, Monica (Lord) Massucco who passed in 2013.

In keeping with Patricia’s wishes there are no public calling hours. A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 2pm. in the Community Church of Harrisville, 13 Canal St. Harrisville, NH. 03450. Burial will take place later. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, Patricia and her family have requested that donations be made in memory of Patricia J. Phillips to: Community Church of Harrisville, 13 Canal St. Harrisville, NH. 03450. 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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Edwin “Ed” J. Zitta

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Edwin “Ed” J. Zitta, 88, a longtime resident of Winchester died on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland. He passed peacefully with the love of family near after a brief period of declining health.

Edwin was born the son of the late Mary (Kazloski) and Joseph Zitta on March 28, 1930 in Montague, Massachusetts. He was educated in Montague and graduated from Turners Falls High School class of 1948
Soon after high school Ed enlisted in the U. S. Navy. As time went on he transferred over to the U. S. Air Force where he made a career. He served his country during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Ed retired honorably at the rank of Sr. Master Sgt. E-8 after twenty-seven years of loyal service to his country.

In 1955 he exchanged vows with Katherine Dubriske at St. Stanislaus Church in Winchester. They were married with family and friends in attendance. Sadly, Katherine passed on February 18, 2018 after sixty-three years of marriage. With a marriage and military service they traveled the world with their children in tow.

After retirement Ed and his family settled in Winchester. Ed felt it necessary to continue his education. He enrolled at Keene State College taking night classes and working. Ed earned his Masters of Science in Vocational Education. With his education Ed accepted a position in Brattleboro, VT. as a Vocational Education Teacher. In 1989 he was awarded the Vocational Education Teacher of the year award.

Ed had many interests in life. He was a devout Catholic and member of St. Stanislaus Church in Winchester. He was always ready to get involved and lend a helping hand. Time was given freely to be the Post Commander and Chaplain at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Winchester Post #2123 where he held various positions for thirty-five years. For the town of Winchester, he gave freely of his time to be a member of the Selectmen, Budget Committee, and School District Moderator. Ed was a very kind and giving man to everyone in need.

Mr. Zitta is survived by his children; Joseph Zitta of Salem, Gary Zitta and his wife Karen of Swanzey, Paula Zitta and her husband Robert Galloway of Derry. Four grandchildren; Michelle Manley, Joshua Zitta, Scott Zitta and Katie Zitta. Three great grandchildren Evelyn, Logan and Caroline. A sister, Louise Traceski of California. Many nieces and nephews who he loved dearly. Ed is predeceased by his loving daughter, Debra Zitta who died in 1999. He will be missed in our lives but will be joining the love of his life and his daughter.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, May 7, 2018 from 6 to 8pm. in the funeral home. A mass with will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 10am. in Mary Queen of Peace, St. Stanislaus Church, Richmond Rd. Winchester. Burial will follow in the family lot with full military honors at Evergreen Cemetery, Richmond Rd. Winchester, NH.03470. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, family and family values meant everything to Ed. He would have wanted you to take in a baseball game or go fishing with your loved ones.

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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Gary L. Skillings Sr.

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Gary L. Skillings Sr. 59, of Swanzey, died on Thursday, May 2, 2018 in the comfort of his home while sleeping with family nearby.

Gary was born on December 9, 1958 to parents Vaughn L. and Bertha M. (Clossin) Skillings, in Milford CT. He was educated in the Milford School District where he graduated with the class of 1977.

Gary exchanged vows with Darci A. Russell on October 28, 1998 in a simple service with only close family and friends in attendance.

Gary worked at Phoenix House in Dublin as an Overnight Monitor before retiring in 2012. Prior, he had worked at Keene State College as a Security Guard. Gary was also a long-time musician and performer in the New England Region.

From his youth Gary was a lover of music, who taught himself how to play a variety of instruments which include; guitar, banjo, mandolin and drums, winning many competitions. He was a prolific singer song writer for over forty years in many genres as his love of music had no barriers.

Mr. Skillings is survived by his wife, Darci A. Skillings of Swanzey. His children; Brandy L. Skillings of Keene, Gary L. Skillings Jr. of Keene and Kaylee Berube of Boise, ID. Step-Children; Bobbisue Root of Torrington, CT. Morton A. Davis IV of Brattleboro, VT. and Danielle L. Milde of Keene. His sister, Brenda Stevens and her husband Robert of Winchester. In addition he leaves behind 15 grandchildren, six great grandchildren, extended family and many friends. Gary is pre-deceased by his parents Vaughn L. & Bertha Skillings and his brother, Vaughn (Toby) S. Skillings.

In keeping with Gary’s wishes there are no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday , May , 2018 at 1pm.. in the family lot at Oak Hill Cemetery, Pine St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to your local music program. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com

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