Adren Cooper

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Adren Cooper died on Thursday, November 16th, 2018. Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1927, he lived an extended life thanks to many great medical professionals who helped him with life saving procedures. He lived on dialysis treatments for over a year and lived with a mechanical heart valve for over 24 years, which gave him more time with his family. He was drafted to the U.S. Army on D-day and served stateside. He started his career as a journalist for the Arkansas Democrat in Little Rock and was one of many journalists who covered the forced integration of Little Rock Central High School. He was a journalist for the Associated Press, Inc. He and his family lived in Dallas, TX, Kansas City, MO, and Arlington, VA, during his eleven year time with the AP. He then was recruited to work for the US Department of Commerce, in Washington, DC, where he was a writer and editor for their Public Affairs Department. He retired from Commerce after 30 years. He lived in Alexandria and Annandale, VA.

He was predeceased by his parents, Helen R. Cooper (Bogy) and Adren Earl Cooper, Sr., his sisters, Carolyn Cooper, Eula Ruck, and Jane Tolbert, his brothers, Quentin Cooper, and Warren Cooper and his son, Andrew Cooper. Survivors include his daughter, Ann Cummins of Jamaica, Vermont, his ex-wife Margaret Cooper of Cabot, AR, his sister Dr. Ruth Anne Cooper of Little Rock, AR, his sister Christine Spindel of Urbana, Illinois, his brother Howard Cooper of Indianapolis, Indiana, his daughter-in-law Hala Cooper of Springfield, Missouri. Many other relatives honored and loved him, including relatives as far-flung as California, Oregon, Texas, Colorado, New York, New Jersey, Indiana, Illinois, Arkansas, and Tennessee.

United States Army emblemHis spirit of equality and fairness will live on in those who remember and honor him. He believed in truth in news and read the newspaper daily. There will be a service in Arkansas, where many of his surviving relatives live.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to NAMI Vermont ( or NAMI New Hampshire (, where the funds will be used to help support, education and advocate for people and families of those living with mental health concerns.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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