Daniel “Dan” R. Allain

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Daniel “Dan” R. Allain, 38, a long-time resident of Keene and formerly of Dover died on Sunday, August 16, 2020. He passed peacefully in the comfort of his home with the family near after a period of declining health.

Daniel was born the son of Kathleen M. (Messier) and Ronald D. Allain on August 27, 1981, in Keene. He was educated in Keene and Dover.

Dan was employed by the Robert Loupa Masonry Co. of Troy as a masonry tender and Clem’s Flooring and Sanding in Gilsum. He was quite an experienced craftsman and his favorite job was restoring wood floors, which he brought back to life with skill and precision. He was also proud of his stonework – especially the historic Stoneholm farmhouse in Keene.

He had many interests in life. Dan had a passion for cars and fishing. Most of all, his pride and joy is his daughter, Briana.

Mr. Allain is survived by his daughter, Briana M. Allain of Keene. His parents, Kathleen “Kate” M. Carey and her husband Mark of The Villages, FL. and his father, Ronald “Ron” D. Allain of Troy. A brother, David J. Allain, and his wife, Sandra of Keene. His grandfather, Gerald R. Messier of New Bedford, MA. In addition, he leaves; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Dan is predeceased by his grandparents; David Allain in 1994, Doris Allain in 1969, and Doris Messier in 2004.

Calling hours will take place on Friday, August 21, 2020, from 6 to 8 pm. in the funeral chapel. Burial will occur on Saturday, August 22, 2020, at 9 am. in the family lot at Monadnock View Cemetery, Park Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic masks and social distancing will be required. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Daniel R. Allain to:

American Cancer Society
2 Commerce Dr. Ste. 210
Bedford, NH. 03110.

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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Damian L. Hiscox-Mitchell

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Damian L. Hiscox-Mitchell, 19, of West Paris, ME, and a former long-time resident of Keene died unexpectedly in the comfort of his home on Saturday, August 15, 2020.

Damian was born the son of Cynthia Hiscox and Stacey A. Mitchell on April 23, 2001, in Keene. He was educated locally in Keene where he earned his General Education Diploma.

Damian spent his early years playing Cal Ripken baseball, youth soccer, and Freshman Baseball for Keene High. He enjoyed playing video games and had his own YouTube channel. He attended several Yankees and Red Sox games over the years with his family. He liked music, art, animals, time with family and friends, travel across the US and in Europe, camping and hiking, visiting the ocean, and skateboarding.

He was employed by Walmart in Oxford, ME. where he worked as a Sales Associate and Clerk. Prior, Damian had worked at the Mountain Corporation in the Production Department for two years.

Mr. Hiscox-Mitchell is survived by his mother, Cynthia Hiscox of Keene and father, Stacey A. Mitchell, and his wife, Kristine of Keene, his Grandmother, Nancy VanAlstyne of Keene, and Grandmother, Rebecca Mitchell of West Swanzey, his grandfathers, Steven Scott Mitchell and Alan Langlois of Guatemala. In addition, he is survived by his brothers, Noah, Alex, Zander, Julian, Sebastian, and his sister Natalie, many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. Damian also leaves behind his beloved Australian Shepherd, Kudi, bearded dragon, Indi, and his girlfriend, Abbi. Damian is pre-deceased by his grandfather, Byron Maxwell Hiscox.

In keeping with family wishes calling hours were held privately and burial will be done at the convenience of the family. Donations can be made in Damian’s memory to:

Pedaling For Prevention
PO Box 303
Spofford, NH 03462

or to

Pedaling For Prevention
c/o The Savings Bank of Walpole
PO Box 744 Keene, NH 03431.

Donations can also be made in person at any Savings Bank of Walpole branch, and if desired, can remain anonymous. If you would like a tax-deductible receipt for your donation, please make your payment payable to The Samaritans 25 Roxbury Street #113 Keene, NH 03431. Please write Damian in the memo. A receipt will be mailed to you for your taxes. 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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Corinne B. (Turner) Kelly

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Corinne B. (Turner) Kelly, 84, a long-time resident of Keene died on Saturday, August 8, 2020, at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene. She passed peacefully with the love of family near after a period of declining health.

Corinne was born in Burlington VT on March 9, 1936. She was the daughter of the late Cornelia (Foote) and J. Stanley Turner. She was educated locally and graduated from Keene High School class of 1953. Corinne went on in her studies graduating from Fisher Junior College in Boston, MA. class of 1954.

On April 10, 1954, she exchanged vows with Richard A. Kelly. They were married in Quincy, MA. with close family and friends in attendance. They have been married for sixty-six years

She worked as a secretary at a local church before retiring in 2005. Upon retirement, she worked in a similar role for the MacMillin Company Builders in Keene for many years.

Corinne enjoyed knitting and going on annual Family vacations at Bretton Woods and Goose Rocks Beach. She was a loving wife and mother. Corinne cared deeply for others in her community. She would give freely of her time to her friends, family, and many others who she didn’t even know. She was always on the go. Later she became an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. She lived her life to the fullest.

Mrs. Kelly is survived by her husband, Richard A. Kelly of Keene. Her children; Kevin R. Kelly and his wife, Brenda of Winthrop, MA. Karen A. Dostilio of Keene and Kathryn Skinner of Keene. Grandchildren: Sol Dostilio and his wife, Alicia of Yarmouth, ME. Leda Werrell and her husband, Michael of Yarmouth, ME. Khyra Kelly of Framingham, MA. Kaeghan Kelly of Watertown, MA. and Sydney Bullard and her husband, Michael of Manchester, MA. Great-grandchildren: Kalaiyah Kelly, Miekael Gonzales, Silas Dostilio, Simone Dostilio, Lincoln Werrell, Isla Werrell, Evan Werrell, and Anna Bullard. A sister, Elaine Bonnette of Belmont, NH. She enjoyed a special kinship with Anthony Dostilio. In addition, Corinne is survived by cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. She is pre-deceased by her son-in-law Wayne Skinner who passed on August 21, 2014, and a grandson, Patrick Kelly who passed on April 18, 2007.

In keeping with Corinne’s wishes, all services will be private. Burial will take place in the family lot at Monadnock View Cemetery, Keene. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in memory of Corinne B. Kelly to:

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

In the memo box put for Cheshire Medical Center Children’s Fund.

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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Shawn “Scooby” B. Cole Jr.

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Shawn “Scooby” B. Cole Jr. 22, a life-long resident of Hinsdale died unexpectedly from injuries sustained in a dirt bike accident in Winchester.

Shawn was born the son of Catherine “Cara” A. (Rosploch) and Shawn B. Cole Sr. on October 25, 1997, in Brattleboro, VT. Shawn was educated locally and graduated from Hinsdale High School class of 2016.

He was recently employed by the Against the Grain Gourmet Co. In Brattleboro as a Maintenance Mechanic. Prior, he worked at HCP Packaging Co. in Hinsdale as a Supervisor for three years.

Scooby will be remembered for his humble and kind nature, contagious smile, and zest for life. Scooby enjoyed fishing, riding his dirt bike, video games, snap chatting daily with his sister, collecting exotic glass art/pendants, but mostly, he treasured the time spent with family and friends. He had a strong work ethic and took pride in his former and current job.

Scooby is survived by his parents, Shawn B. Cole Sr. of Winchester and Cara Cole of Hinsdale. His sister, Shannon M. Cole of Ontario, Canada. His grandparents; Joanne and John Rosploch of Enosburg Falls, VT. and Rosalind “Rosie” Abbott of Winchester. In addition, he is survived by his aunt Kristin Abbott of Winchester, his uncles John Rosploch of Montgomery, VT, Pete Rosploch of Enosburg Falls, VT, Rob Rosploch of Belmont, VT, and Ryan Rosploch and his wife Jamie of Belmont, VT, several cousins, extended family, and friends. Scooby is predeceased by his grandfather, Michael Abbott who passed on January 13, 2017, and his uncle Steven Rosploch who passed on September 13, 1985. Scooby’s vivacious and giving spirit will be missed by many.

In keeping with Scooby’s values, there are no calling hours. A graveside service will occur on Monday, August 10, 2020, at 10 am. in the family lot at Evergreen Cemetery, Forest Lake Rd. Winchester, NH. 03470. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic masks and social distancing will be required. 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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Francis “Frank” E. McAvoy Jr.

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Francis “Frank” E. McAvoy Jr. 81, a long-time resident of Keene and formerly of Nutley, N.J. died on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene. He passed peacefully with the love of family near after a period of declining health.

Francis was born the son of the late Antoinette (Moeller) and Francis E. McAvoy Sr. on October 2, 1938, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was educated in N.J. and graduated from Teaneck High School class of 1957.

Frank enlisted in the U.S. Navy on November 29, 1957, as a Fireman and Interior Communications Electrician. He was stationed on the U.S.S. Calcaterra (DER 390) an Edsel Class Destroyer Escort. Frank was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal and was honorably discharged at the rank of ICFN E-3 on April 30, 1959.

On June 30, 1963, he exchanged vows with Lorraine A. Lisinsky at St. Michael’s Church in Passaic, N.J. They were married with close family and friends in attendance and have been married for fifty-seven years.

Frank was employed at Markem Co. as an assembler and other various roles. He retired in 2006 after eighteen years of employment. He worked for the Red Cross Chapter in Keene, teaching classes in CPR, First Aid, and AED’s. He then went on to work at Home Depot in the hardware department as a clerk for five years and retired in 2016.

He enjoyed camping with the family, golf, reading, and following all sports.

Mr. McAvoy is survived by his wife, Lorraine A. McAvoy of Keene. His children; Bruce F. McAvoy and his wife, Andrea of Keene. Russell C. McAvoy of Keene and Ryan E. McAvoy and his wife, Mindy of North Walpole. His sister, Patricia Bayl of Cooksville, TN. Two grandchildren, Matthew of Alstead and Brendan of N. Walpole. In addition, he leaves, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Frank is predeceased by his son, Scott McAvoy who passed in 1987 and his grandson Michael McAvoy in 2002.

In keeping with Franks wishes there are no calling hours. Burial will occur in New Jersey. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in memory of Francis E. McAvoy Jr. to the charity of Ones’ Choice. 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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