Travis S. Bowne

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Travis S. BowneTravis S. Bowne, 33, of Keene, NH., and formally of Troy, NH., passed away while in the comfort of his own home, on September 5th, 2023.

Travis was born to Mitchell L. Bowne Jr., and Toni L. Santor, on August 19th, of the year 1990. He was educated in the SAU 29 school district, where he went to Troy Elementary School, and attended Monadnock School after that.

Travis worked for KFC/Taco Bell at the time of his passing. Prior to that Travis worked at Jersey Mikes, Mr. G’s discount store, and Burger King, all locations were in Keene, NH.

Travis S. Bowne 2Travis enjoyed many things in life and was passionate about many things as well. Some of those things included fishing, building RC cars, playing horseshoes, cooking, attending cookouts, spending time with friends, and family, and his absolute favorite, spending time with his 2 beautiful children. One day he even put two of his favorite hobbies together and took an RC toy boat, and he put a hook on it, and managed to catch a fish with it while driving it around in the water while controlling it with a remote.

Travis is one of those people that if you had the pleasure to meet, you would want to keep around, because He was an upbeat person, with a positive attitude, and was always down for a good time. Travis loved to make people laugh.

Mr. Bowne is survived by his father Mitchell L. Bowne Jr, and his significant other Lauri J. Blake, of Keene, his mother Toni L. Santor of Keene, his two children Celeste A. Bowne age 12 of Winchester, Jayden T. Bowne age 8 months, of Swanzey, his Grandparents Mitchel Bowne, and his Grandmother Yvonne D. Bowne of Troy NH, a grandfather named Donald E. Santor, of Winchester NH, and another grandmother named Charlene M. Fowler, of Keene NH. Travis is also survived by his five siblings from oldest to youngest Curtis M Travis S. Bowne 3Bowne, and his wife Katie Bowne, with their two children Emrie, and Ivory, of Winchester, NH., Aaron J. Bowne, of Keene, NH., Sarah D. Bowne, her significant other Brandon Rivers, and their two children, Eliana, and Kayden, of Fairhaven VT. Michelle L. Bowne and her significant other Kenneth Bowers and their four children, Blake, Ayden, Ayvlynn, and Damien, of Keene, NH., Jasmine B. Strahan, and her significant other Josiah Camero-Renaud, and their daughter Kadence, of Swanzey, NH. Travis is also survived by His partner Stephanie Laramie, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, other extended family, and friends. Travis is predeceased by his Uncle Donald P. Santor, of Hadley MA.

Travis was a Great Father, son, brother, nephew, cousin, and friend. The memory of him, and his smile, jokes, and his love will forever be with us while he no longer physically is.

Calling hours will take place on Friday, September 22, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. All services are under the care of Chesire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431.

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Carolyn M. (Davis) Pierson

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Carolyn M. (Davis) Pierson, 68, of Swanzey and formerly of Spofford, passed away peacefully while sleeping in the comfort of her home on Friday, September 8, 2023, with the love of her family near.

She was born on June 12, 1955, to the late Mary H. (Short) Davis and Alfred E. Davis in Keene. Carolyn was educated locally at Keene High School class of 1974.

In 1973, Carolyn exchanged vows with the love of her life, Warren F. Pierson Jr. They had a simple service with family and friends surrounding them. They were happily married for 27 years until Warren passed away in 2000.

Carolyn enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom and watching her kids grow up. She formerly worked for Walgreens in Keene.

Carolyn loved riding her 1987 Honda Rebel motorcycle and cooking and baking. On Sunday mornings the kitchen would be filled with delicious breakfast aromas.

Carolyn was an animal lover. She enjoyed dancing, going to the drive-in, swimming, mowing her lawn, and spending time with her family.

Carolyn’s laugh and smile were contagious. She was kind-hearted, funny, friendly, and quick to give a stranger a compliment and smile.

Mrs. Pierson is survived by her children, Alfred “Al’” P. Pierson and wife, Kristine of Pittsfield, Jessica P. Joyal and husband, Timothy of Swanzey, her sisters, Donna Mack and husband Gary of Hinsdale, Gail Ells and husband Paul of Spofford. She is also survived by her two grandchildren, Derrick Pierson of Epsom, and Leah Joyal of Swanzey, along with many cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Carolyn was predeceased by her parents and her husband.


A memorial service will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 23, 2023, in the Cheshire Family Funeral Home, 46 S. Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made out to the Shriners Children’s Hospital, All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, Swanzey.



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Heidi J. Farwell

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Heidi J. FarwellHeidi J. Farwell, 60, a lifelong resident of Marlborough, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 21, 2023, in the comfort of her home.

She was born a daughter to the late Eleanor (Erikson) and James Farwell on August 27, 1962, in Keene. She was educated locally at Marlborough High School class of 1980. Heidi went on to continue her education at Keene State College for four years focusing on early childhood education.

Heidi enjoyed her time providing care for children. She owed her own child care center called Heidi’s Child Care for the past 30 years. Previously she worked for Cooper Hill Day Care in Marlborough as a caretaker for 5 years.

Ms. Farwell is survived by her brother, John E. Farwell and his wife, Joanne of Swanzey, along with many extended family and friends. She is predeceased by her two siblings, Sarah M. Sundstrom who passed in 2016 and Rita L. Farwell who passed in 2021.

A private graveside service will be held in the family lot at Pine Grove Cemetery, Granite St. Marlborough, NH. 03455. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Heidi’s name to the Frost Free Library of Marlborough or to the American Heart Association All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 S. Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446.

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Markus Konig

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Markus KonigMarkus Konig, 81, a resident of Winchester and formerly of Switzerland, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 9, 2023, at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Cheshire Medical Center in Keene.

He was born a son to the late Maria (Willi) and Fritz Konig on April 5, 1942, in Ruthi, Switzerland. He attended trade school while living in Switzerland.

Mr. Konig served his country in the US Army National Guard.

Markus enjoyed working for G.S. Precision in Brattleboro, VT. for over 30 years as a supervisor.

Markus loved the outdoors, especially when fishing. It was not unusual to find him on many of the local lakes and rivers from spring to fall. He worked tirelessly on his property near Forest Lake in Winchester. When living in Switzerland, Markus was awarded the Carnegie European Hero Fund for saving someone’s life. Markus was and is deeply loved and will be missed.

Mr. Konig is survived by his former spouse Dona Konig of Winchester, daughter Heidi Konig of Winchester, and sons, Hans Konig of Hansille, WA. and Markus Konig of Keene. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Abigail, Emmanuel, Ezra Konig, all of Keene, Malachi and Gabriel Belluscio. Along with many cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Markus was predeceased by his parents, along with his siblings, Alda Schilling, Sylvia Weder, Mary Bruder, and Fritz Konig.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 15, 2023, at Evergreen Cemetery, 60 Forest Lake Rd, Winchester, NH. 03470. Family and friends are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made out to the Monadnock Humane Society, 101 W. Swanzey Rd. Swanzey, NH. 03446. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431.

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Richard “Dick” C. Pratt, Sr.

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Richard “Dick” C. Pratt, SrRichard “Dick” C. Pratt, Sr, 85, of Winchester, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, with his family by his side at the Dartmouth -Hitchcock Cheshire Medical Center in Keene.

He was born on January 5, 1938, to the late Violet and Roland Pratt, Sr in Surry. Dick graduated from Keene High School in 1956 and then enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving his country in the Korean War.

In 1966, Dick married Phyllis A Perkins at a simple service in Troy, and had shared 57 years together.

Following Dick’s tour in the Air Force, he continued to serve the public wearing many hats. In 1967 he started his own contracting business, building & roofing many area homes and businesses. He & Phyllis found, moved & installed the diner car, and opened The Mt. Pisgah Diner in 1975 on Main Street in Winchester. In between flipping eggs, Dick managed a government mail route as a US Mail Contractor and also started a rubbish removal business in Winchester & the surrounding areas. He never really retired; always offering up his help at the car lot, running errands, and driving to job sites checking up on his son & grandson making sure they were pulling their weight.

With the little free time that Dick did have, he enjoyed throwing horseshoes and BBQs with his friends on Lovely Lane, duck hunting and fishing, tending his vegetable gardens, and going on long, back road drives with his wife and his dogs. He loved his sweets and sharing a cold beer with his friends at the Winchester VFW. He was also a member of the Elks Club in Brattleboro, the Winchester Kiwanis, and the Eagles Club in Keene.

Mr. Pratt is survived by his wife, Phyllis Pratt of Winchester, their children Richard Pratt, Jr. and his wife Sara of Winchester, Ross A. Wilder, and his significant other Sharon Roy of Winchester. He also is survived by his grandchildren Bradley Pratt, Brittany Senn, Reilly Pratt, Olivia Pratt & Jonathan Burbee along with five great-grandchildren. Dick is also survived by five daughters, Kathy, Anna, Denise, Diane, and Edie, from a previous relationship. He was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, Roland Pratt, Jr. and Jack Pratt.

Calling hours will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at the Cheshire Family Funeral Home, 46 S Winchester St, Swanze, NH. Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Dick’s Life on Thursday, September 14, 2023, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with military honors at 6:30 pm at Tempesta’s Restaurant, 401 Winchester St, Keene, NH. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dick’s memory to The Monadnock Humane Society. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, Swanzey.

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