Robert “Bob” P. Kratzer

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Robert “Bob” P. Kratzer, 69, a long-time resident of Troy died unexpectedly at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene. He passed peacefully after a brief period of declining health.

Robert was born the son of the late Violet (Moritz) and Fred Kratzer on October 4, 1948 in Wrangell, Alaska where he graduated from high school, class of 1967.

Bob was predeceased by his wife of many years , Betty Kratzer , who sadly passed away on March 22, 2017.

He had many jobs over the years. Most recently he had been working for New England Traffic Control as a flagger since 2014.

Bob enjoyed playing cards, especially poker. When time permitted he liked to fish and go camping with family. He also liked watching NASCAR and loved his dog, Oliver and cat, Lily.

Mr. Kratzer is survived by his sons; Robert P. Kratzer Jr. and his wife Sheila of Spokane, WA. Timothy E. Kratzer of Burlington, WA. A step-daughter, Tracy Bennett of Nashua, NH. His sister Mary J. Schauer of Mt. Vernon, WA. Grandchildren; Austin and Kymberly Kratzer of Spokane, WA. Lesley and Damon Kratzer of Burlington, WA. Sherri Bennett of Nashua, NH. A niece, Dawn Therrien of Winchester, NH. Bob is pre-deceased by his step-son, Jeffrey Fisher, sister, Joyce Therrien and his granddaughter Stephanie Kratzer.

In keeping with Bob’s wishes services will be private. 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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Gertrude “Trudy” E. (Spooner) Petrowicz

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Gertrude “Trudy” E. (Spooner) Petrowicz, 88, a long-time resident of Swanzey died on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene. She passed peacefully with the love of family near after a brief period of declining health.

Trudy was born the daughter of the late Doris (Day) and Harold Spooner on Sept 3, 1929 in Barre, Massachusetts. She was educated in Barre where she attended local schools and graduated.

On December 20, 1958 she exchanged vows with Daniel J. Petrowicz at the First Congregational Church of Swanzey. They were married with family and friends in attendance. The Petrowicz’s have been married for fifty-eight years.

Trudy worked as a book keeper for Troy Auto for ten years before retiring in 1991. Prior she had worked for the City of Keene in the Keene Recreational Center, Equifax Investigation and Peerless Insurance in similar roles.

Trudy enjoyed reading and doing puzzles, Time was spent watching the Red Sox and Patriots. She liked to go camping in her younger years and always had flower gardens where she grew pink roses. Mostly she loved being a wife, mother and in time grandmother and great grandmother.

Mrs. Petrowicz is survived by her husband, Daniel J. Petrowicz Sr. of Swanzey. Her children; James C. Walker and his wife Elizabeth of Chesterfield, Daniel J. “D.J.” Petrowicz Jr. and his wife Debbie of Montague, MA. and Corbee Kitzman and her husband Donald of Hoyt, KS. A sister, Louise Dugan of TN. She also leaves cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Trudy is pre-deceased by her brothers, Roger and Peter Spooner.

In keeping with Trudy’s wishes there are no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 1pm. in the family lot at Mountain View Cemetery, Old Homestead HWY, Rt. 32 South. Swanzey, NH. 03446. 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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Jane (Kingsbury) Seamans

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, 91, a long-time resident of Spofford, died on Saturday, October 21, 2017, peacefully in the comfort of her home by the
lake with her children and other close family members at her side.

Jane was born the daughter of the late Elizabeth (Gillett) and Frederick Kingsbury on July 6, 1926, in Springfield, Massachusetts. She was educated in Suffield and graduated from Suffield High School in 1944. She studied at Cornell University and then graduated from nursing school at Boston Children’s Hospital in 1951.

On September 15, 1951, she exchanged vows with William Seamans in a ceremony at her father’s cottage on Spofford Lake. They have been married for 66 years.

A registered nurse who was still visiting patients in the Monadnock region until age 82, Jane leaves a legacy of inspiration, healing, and adventure. She loved her pets, Spofford Lake, annual trips to Maine, her family and friends of all ages, and traveling the world and the US.

Jane worked as a registered nurse at Richmond Children’s Center in Yonkers, New York. She relocated to Spofford in 1975 and worked at Spofford Hall, the Brattleboro Retreat, and Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services in Keene for 19 years before retiring in 2009.

She attended programs in holistic nursing, counselling, and therapeutic touch in Boston and incorporated these lessons into her professional nursing work. She loved dogs, bred Welsh Springer spaniels for 10 years, and continued in the field by volunteering to steward at local dog shows.

Jane is survived by her husband, William Seamans of Spofford; her children, Laurie K. Seamans of Rindge, Jonathan F. Seamans and his wife Karen Granger of Hyde Park, Massachusetts, and Adam M. Seamans and his wife Sharon of Westmoreland; her sisters Mary Louise Lamont of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Lucia H. Bequaert and her husband Frank of Keene. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Megan Se-amans Sugg of Brewster, Massachusetts, Amber Seamans of Keene, and Carlo Falitico of Rindge, and a niece, Sarah Kocmond of Charlotte, North Carolina.

In keeping with Jane’s wishes there are no calling hours. A private graveside service will be held in June, 2018, followed by a gathering of family and friends at the lake house. Burial will take place in the family lot at Friedsam Cemetery in Chesterfield. A notice will be listed in the paper closer to burial. Donations can be made in memory of Jane Seamans to: Monadnock Humane Society, 101 West Swanzey Rd., Swanzey, NH 03446 or to: Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services, 312 Marlboro St., Keene, NH 03431. 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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Donna J. (Butynski) Robinson

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Donna J (Butynski) Robinson, 60, of Turners Falls, and formerly of Greenfield, MA. and Winchester, NH. died on Thursday, October 19, 2017. She passed peacefully after a period of declining health.

Donna was born the daughter of the late Elizabeth (Farrell) and George Butynski on April 15, 1957 in Montague, MA. She was educated in Northfield where she attended local schools.

On May 30, 1987 she exchanged vows with Russell Robinson in Sullivan, NH. They were married in a simple service with close family and friends in attendance. Sadly, Russell passed on October 12, 1998 after twelve years of
marriage.

Donna was a stay at home mother for many years. As her children grew older she worked as a personal care attendant for many families.

For fun Donna enjoyed going to bingo. Time was spent at the beach, being with family and she was always up for a good fireworks display. She loved to bake, especially cakes. Craft projects were always in the works and strawberries were picked in the spring and apples in the fall.

Mrs. Robinson is survived by her six children; Stacey Jones and her husband Joe of Turners Falls, MA. Michelle Stetson and her husband Mike of Hinsdale, Nichole Newton-Swearengin of Weaubleau, MO. Ronnie Winship of Turners Falls, MA. John Lapenas and his wife Sara of Winchester and Jessica Robinson of Turners Falls, MA. A sister, Kathy Wood of Cumming, GA. She is also survived by thirteen grandchildren, one great-grandchild, cousins,
nieces, nephews, extended family and numerous friends. Donna is pre-deceased by her sister Karen Dotson who passed in 1995.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, October 22 from 6 to 8pm in the funeral chapel. A graveside service will be held on Monday October 23 at 10am. at Oak Hill Cemetery, Pine St. West Swanzey, NH. 03446. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be sent to Cheshire Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 19, West Swanzey, NH. 03469. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com

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Annabelle (Pasno) Seymour

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Annabelle (Pasno) Seymour, 90, a long-time resident of Swanzey and formerly of Keene died on Monday, October 9, 2017. She passed in the comfort of her home surrounded by family after a period of declining health.

Annabelle was born the daughter of the late Roseanna (Brooks) and Charles Pasno on June 21, 1927 in Keene. She was educated in Keene where she attended local schools.

On October 11, 1947 she exchanged vows with Kenneth L. Seymour. They were married at the Methodist Church in Keene with family and friends in attendance. Sadly, Annabelle passed just two days before their 70th Wedding anniversary.

She worked as an assembler for the former Robert Harts Shoe Company in Keene for five years before retiring. Prior she had worked for a few different companies but mostly stayed home to take care of her home and attend to her family’s needs.

She was a woman of faith and member of the Salvation Army in Keene. Time was spent going to Swamp Bats games in the warmer weather. She also enjoyed watching bowling, doing crafts and ceramics. Annabelle was always up for a day trip in the car or just being home with her husband, children, grandchildren and eventually great grandchildren.

Mrs. Seymour is survived by her husband Kenneth L. Seymour of Swanzey. Her children; Gary K. Seymour and his wife Betty of Zephyrhills, FL. Douglas A. Seymour and his wife Stacey of Weare, NH, and Linda A. O’Melia and her husband Daniel of Hinsdale. Her siblings; Shirley Wellington of Keene, Pauline Lamoureux of Keene, Doris Wills of Fl. and Brenda Robitellie of Fl. She also leaves twelve grandchildren, five great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and numerous friends.

In keeping with Annabelle’s wishes there are no calling hours. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 1pm. in the Salvation Army, 15 Roxbury Plz, Keene, NH. 03431. A gathering to celebrate her life will follow in the hall. In Annabelle’s honor it is requested that you wear something purple. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Annabelle Seymour to: Hospice and Community Services, 312 Marlboro St. Keene, NH. 03431. 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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