William “Bill” A. Hamill


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William “Bill” A. Hamill, 78, a long-time resident of Swanzey and formerly of Roxbury died on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the Jack Byrne Center for Hospice and Palliative Care in Lebanon. He passed peacefully with the love of family near while sleeping after a brief period of declining health.

William was born the son of the late Ann (Struckfus) and William Hamill on August 31, 1940 in Yonkers, New York. Growing up in New Rochelle and graduated from New Rochelle High School class of 1958. He went on in his studies graduating from Bethany College with a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry class of 1962.

United States Army emblemOn March 9, 1964 he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he worked as a Field Artillery Operations and Intelligence Assistant. He served his enlistment and was honorably discharged at the rank of PVT. E-2 on October 14, 1969.

In 1972 he took a position at Markem Corporation as a chemist / manager in the ink division and later chemist / manager in R&D retiring in 2002 after forty years of employment.To this day Bill’s formulas are still being made. Prior, he had worked at Ciba-Geigy in a similar position.

On May 4, 1988 Bill exchanged vows with Carole L. Dubois. They were married in a simple service with close family and friends in attendance. The Hamill’s have been married for almost thirty-one years.

Bill enjoyed many things in life. Time was spent playing and watching golf. He was fortunate enough to travel to England, Ireland and Scotland to play various courses. He also enjoyed doing the Sunday crossword puzzle in the paper. Bill gave back to his community by being a member of the Monadnock School Board for twenty-three years.

Mr. Hamill is survived by his wife, Carole Hamill of Swanzey. His children; Christopher Hamill and his wife, Erin of Orlando, FL. Meghan Hamill of Bakersfield, CA. Children from a combined marriage; Gwen Star of Nashua, Gregory Dubois of Swanzey and Christina Duboisof Keene. A grandson, Torin Hamill of Orlando, FL. and grandchildren from the combined marriage; Kyle, Isaiah, Audrey, Lena, Nathan, Sarah and Kate Siblings Brother Joseph Hamill, Sisters Pat Coscia, Donna Martin of FL and Barbara Holde of FL. He is predeceased by his bothers Robert, Richard, and Jimmy.

In Keeping with Bill’s wishes all services will be private. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamiyfh.com

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Sharen L. (Cox) White


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Sharen L. (Cox) White, 70, a long-time resident of Keene and formerly of Troy and Pittsburgh, PA. died on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the Jack Byrne Center for Palliative Care in Lebanon. She passed peacefully with the love of family near after a period of declining health.

Sharen was born the daughter of the late Ruth (Stone) and Archie Cox on January 31, 1949 in Keene. She was educated in Swanzey at Monadnock Regional High School class of 1967.

On January 17, 1976 she exchanged vows with Ronald P. White. They were married in Lawton, OK. Is a simple service with close family and friends in attendance. The Whites’ have been married for forty-three years.

She worked for the Keene Sentinel as a secretary for six years before retiring in 2009. Prior she had worked for Troy Mills. Mostly, Sharen was a stay at home mom taking care of her children and in time grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also ran her own day care for many years.

She enjoyed; quilting, arts and crafts, puzzles and travel. She recently went on an Alaska cruise where she had many enjoyable memories. Sharen was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. In her earlier days she could be found square dancing with her husband.

Mrs. White is survived by her husband, Ronald P. White Sr. Her five children; Davida J. Rockwell and her husband, Bruce of Swanzey, Terry E. Rich and her husband Everett of Swanzey, Zandra M. Rollino and her significant other, Bob Harmon of Keene, Ronald P. White Jr. of Keene and Frederick C. White II and his wife, Candace of Nottingham. Her sister, Linda Joyce and her husband Bill of Swanzey. In addition, she leaves; cousins, nieces, nephews, Fifteen grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, extended family and numerous friends. Sharen is pre-deceased by her siblings; Charlotte Foster, Archie Cox and Kenneth Cox.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, April 6th, 2019 from 1 to 3pm, in the funeral chapel. In keeping with Sharen’s wishes there are no religious services and burial will take place later. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Sharen L. White to: American Cancer Society, 360 Rt. 101 #8, 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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James “Jim” A. Plifka


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James “Jim” A. Plifka, 94, a long-time resident of Spofford and formerly of Weare died on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Langdon Place of Keene, He passed peacefully after a period of declining health with the love of family near.

James was born the son of the late Mary (Gapinski) and Valenti Plifka on July 14, 1924 in Winchester. He attended Winchester schools but left after the 10th grade to enlist in the military. After Military service he graduated from Thayer High School.

Jim Enlisted in the United States Marine Corps during

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World War II on November 18, 1942. He served his country and was honorably discharged on April 24, 1946 at the rank of Private First Class, E-2.

On September 3, 1949 he exchanged vows with Betty N. Neilson. They were married at St. Michael’s Church in Brattleboro with family and friends in attendance. They have been married for almost seventy years.

He worked for the U.S. Government as a Dam Control Operator in Keene and Weare for twenty-seven years before retiring in 1985.

Jim was a man of faith and member of St. Margaret Mary’s, Parrish of the Holy Spirit in Keene for many years. He enjoyed being in the outdoors hunting, fishing and camping with his family and friends. He liked to work in the garden when time permitted. Jim also had a civic side to him. He was a member of the American Legion Post #5 in Brattleboro for many years.

Mr. Plifka is survived by his wife, Betty N. Plifka of Spofford. His four children; Deborah A. Desrosiers and her husband Arthur of Keene, Pamela M. Glaude and her husband, David of Manchester, Karen E. Fiala and her husband Henry of Manchester and Zigmund C. Plifka of Milford. Three grandchildren; Christopher Davis, Lorraine Davis and Nathaniel Desrosiers. He is also survived by cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Jim is pre-deceased by his siblings; Stanley Plifka, Steven Plifka and Jennie Bousquet and a grandchild, Heather Bailey.

In keeping with Jim’s wishes there are no calling hours. A graveside service is being planned for the spring in the family lot with military honors at Evergreen Cemetery, Winchester. 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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Gloria June (Boutilier) Norcott


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Gloria June (Boutilier) Norcott, 87, of Gorham, NH. died peacefully on March 16, 2019. She was a lifelong resident of the Berlin-Gorham area and was active in many civic organizations. She loved skiing and fishing with her sons and even went tuna fishing with Gary a time or two. She took great pride in her grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with her great-granddaughter.

She is survived by her son, Gary Jacobs, daughter-in-law, Linda Jacobs, Grandson and his wife, Nathan and Danielle Jacobs, Granddaughter, Erin Jacobs, and great-granddaughter, Kylie Jacobs-Carr. She was predeceased by her parents, Melberry and Alfreda Boutilier, her brother, Melberry Boutilier, Jr., her son, Derek Jacobs, and her husband, Kendall Norcott.

A graveside service will be held during the summer. 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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Dale M. Beers


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Dale M. Beers, 54, of Winchester and formerly of Rindge died on Thursday, March 14, 2019. He passed peacefully in the comfort of his home after a period of declining health with the love of family near.

Dale was born the son of Catherine (Colt) and Charles Beers on December 13, 1964 in Groton, MA. He was educated locally and graduated from Monadnock Regional High School class of 1982.

On January 9, 2019 he exchanged vows with Amber P. Miles in Winchester. They were married in a simple service with close family and friends in attendance.

He worked as a towing manager at Gauthier Auto Services Inc. in Jaffrey for twenty-one years.
In his free time he enjoyed; fishing, the outdoors and camping. He liked to be the grill master at family barbeques. Dale was always the jokester and was full of life. He loved being a parent to his girls and in time being a grandfather.

Mr. Beers is survived by his wife, Amber P. Beers of Winchester. His parents, Charles and Catherine Beers of Winchendon, MA. His children; Laura J. Beers and her husband, John of Keene, Jessica L. Beers of Keene and Sherri L. Swords and her husband Timothy of Jaffrey. A daughter from a combined marriage, Sarah A. Kelly of Winchester. His siblings; Robert L. Beers and his wife, Van of Westford, MA. Gary A. Beers and his wife, Jacki of Rindge and Daniel C. Beers and his wife, Traci of Rindge. He is also survived by; his ex-wife Melissa A. Beers, twelve grandchildren, Aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

In keeping with Dale’s wishes there are no calling hours or local formal services. A graveside service will occur in the family lot on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 1pm. at Townsend Town Cemetery, 31 Highland St. Townsend, MA. 01469. 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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