John F. Chaffee

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John F. Chaffee, 80, a long-time resident of Swanzey and formerly of Walpole died on Friday, October 25, 2019. He passed peacefully while sleeping at Westwood Nursing Home in Keene with his close friends at hand.

John was born the son of the late Jean L. (Warren) and Frank D. Chaffee on August 2, 1939 in Hartford, CT. He was educated locally and graduated from Northfield Mt. Hermon School in Northfield, MA. class of 1957. He went on in his studies and graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelors of Arts in Counselling. He also did graduate work in counselling at the University of Rhode Island.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on November 15, 1961 during the Vietnam War. He served with an Aviation Anti-Submarine Squadron until his discharge on May 23, 1970. John was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal and was honorably discharged at the rank of AX3 – Petty Officer 3rd. Class E-4.

He was the owner of John Chaffee Carpentry for eighteen years before retiring in 2014. Prior, he had worked as a Drug and Alcohol Substance Abuse Counselor at Phoenix House for many years as a Professional Therapist. He was also the former Executive Director of the Road Program in Winsocket, R.I. A sedentary life was a problem for John. After retirement he took a part time position with Twinkle Town Miniature Golf in Swanzey for a few years.

He attended services at St. James Episcopal Church in Keene. John enjoyed reading poetry, going for walks and hikes. He was a big New England sports fan, especially the Patriots. He also enjoyed working with his hands on various wood working projects. John’s passion in life was mentoring. He loved guiding people through difficult times and seeing them succeed in life.

Mr. Chaffee is survived by his three children; Sean Chaffee of Landshut, Germany, Nicole Chaffee-Longo of Groveland, MA. and Patrick Chaffee of Albany, N.Y. He is also survived by a grandchild, Elly Chaffee and his girlfriend of five years, Elizabeth M. Hallgring of Keene. In addition, he leaves; cousins, extended family and friends.

In keeping with John’s wishes there are no calling hours or religious services. A gathering to celebrate the life of John M. Chaffee will be held on Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 3 to 5pm. at the YANA Center, 36 Carpenter St. Keene, NH. 03431. Burial will take place at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 1pm. A special debt of gratitude to is sent out the staff of Compassus Hospice Care and Westwood Nursing Home. 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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Cherolyn A. (Fletcher) Frazier

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Cherolyn A. (Fletcher) Frazier, 70, a life-time resident of Keene died on Friday, October 18, 2019 at Johnson City Hospital in Johnson City, TN. She passed suddenly and unexpectedly while on vacation with the love of family near after a brief illness.

Cherolyn was born the daughter of the late Erdine (Twitchell) and Raymond Fletcher on January 12, 1949 in Keene. She was educated locally and graduated from Keene High School class of 1967.

On July 18, 1969 she exchanged vows with William C. Frazier Jr. They were married in a simple service at the family home in Keene with close family and friends in attendance. The Frazier’s have been married for fifty years.

She worked as a Teacher’s Aid for the Franklin Schools in Keene for ten years before retiring in 2007. Prior, she was a house wife and mom to all. She felt it was important to be home for the children and keep a proper home.

Cherolyn enjoyed going to flea markets and having booths at the markets. She was known as the “tool lady”. She also liked to go to car shows, motorcycle shows, engine shows and various swap meets. She loved to be with the kids and grandkids, family meant everything to her. She was a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother. Cherolyn was liked and loved by all.

Mrs. Frazier is survived by her husband, William C. Frazier Jr. of Keene. Her children; William C. Frazier III of Keene, Jason F. Frazier of Keene, Jeremy P. Frazier of Bristol, VA. And Tanya L. Frazier of Swanzey. A sister, Norma Pratt of Keene. Five grandchildren; Heather Gauthier, Macie Frazier, Michael Frazier, Julianna Frazier and Preston Frazier. Four great grandchildren; Jessika Eldridge, Annalee Gauthier, Ayden Gauthier and Donald Gauthier. In addition, she leaves; cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 5 to 7pm. in the funeral chapel. A celebration of life service will occur on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 10 am. 998 Rt 12 North, Westmoreland, NH. 03467. The family has requested that you wear the color yellow as a sign of respect to the services. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made to the First Baptist Church, ATTN: Daycare Program. 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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John H. Locke

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John H. Locke, 80, a long-time resident of Keene and formerly of Brattleboro, VT. died on Tuesday, October 17, 2019 at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland. He passed peacefully with the love of family near after a period of declining health.

John was born the son of the late Madelyn (Jahr) and John C. Locke on July 15, 2019 in Flushing, New York. He was educated in Flushing and graduated from St. Andrews School class of 1957.

United States Army emblemJohn was a patriot. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged at the rank of SP5 E-5 on December 31, 1967.

On August 1, 1992 he exchanged vows with Barbara F. Langill at the Gazebo in the Ashuelot River Park in Keene. They were married with close family and friends in attendance and have been married for twenty-seven years.

John was employed by Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical in Keene. He was employed as a courier for twenty-three years until his retirement in 2015.

He had many interests in life. Time was spent bowling and swimming. He loved to travel and go sight seeing with his wife, Barbara. He was an avid sports fan and loved being grandpa.

Mr. Locke is survived by his wife Barbara F. Locke of Keene. His children; Jeanine Locke of FL. and Christy Sicke of R.I. Children from a combined marriage; Richard Comerford Jr. and his wife, Gretchen of Marlborough and Scott Comerford and his wife, Laurie of Keene. A sister, Jean Fitzpatrick of Jackson, N.J. In addition, he leaves; six grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. John is pre-deceased by his sister Madalyn Locke who passed in 2017.

In keeping with John’s wishes there are no services at this time. Donations can be made in memory of John H. Locke to: Boys Town, 14100 Crawford St. Boys Town, NE. 68010. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.co

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Charles “Charlie” Sean Patrick Day

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Charles “Charlie” Sean Patrick Day, 24, a long-time resident of Marlborough and formerly of Alstead and Chester, VA. died on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. He passed peacefully in the comfort of his home with the love of his family near after a life-long illness. The last words he spoke to his mother and doctor Suzanne Nabi-Trembly were, “I waits for the brother,” and he indeed did, signifying the very close and special bond they shared.

Charlie was the son of Tammy M. (Numberg) and Mark F. Day born on May 8, 1995 in Williamsburg, VA. Charlie entered the lives of the Day family when they adopted him when being five years old. “He made us all better people, by being in our lives,” his mother stated.

He was a special child, suffering from a rare brain malformation called Schizenchephaly, blindness, and seizures. However, none of these issues prevented him from enjoying life and bringing great joy to everyone he encountered. He had a smile that would brighten up a room. He was a beautiful young man with a loving soul. Charlie enjoyed singing and listening to classical music, especially Mozart. He had a large collection of stuffed toys and Disney memorabilia, visiting there with his family twice. Often mentioning his trips as if they were yesterday. Charlie took great joy in listening to his older brother play video games. He was also spiritual and a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Swanzey where he attended services.

Mr. Day is survived by his parents; Mark and Tammy Day of Marlborough. His brother, Tyler R. Day of Cary, N.C. He is also survived by cousins, extended family and friends.

There are no services planned at this time. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Charlie S.P. Day to: We Are Rare – RARE Awareness (research and education of brain disorders) at www.wearerare.org. 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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Maureen K. (O’Brien) Snow-Carroll

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Maureen K. (O’Brien) Snow-Carroll, 77, a life-time resident of Swanzey and Keene died on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene. She passed unexpectedly and peacefully with the love of family near.

Maureen was born the daughter of the late Elizabeth (Tetreault) and James O’Brien on October 19, 1941 in Athol, MA. She was educated locally and graduated from Keene High School class of 1959.

She was formerly married to Thomas Snow and James Carroll. Maureen was the owner and proprietor of Kids Stuff. She owned the store before retiring.

She enjoyed crafts, making floral arrangements and working in her flower gardens. She loved her dog Zoie. Maureen also loved her family very much especially by hosting family events and holiday gatherings.

Mrs. Carroll is survived by her son, David Snow and his wife, Wendy of Walpole. Her grandchildren; Nik Snow, Ashley Engelbrecht and Christopher Snow. Her great grandchildren; Keyaira Snow, Jordan Fletcher and Kylie Simeneau. Her siblings; James O’Brien of Keene, Patricia Turcotte of Keene and Elizabeth “Bunny” Talbot and her husband Gary of Keene. In addition, she leaves; cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Maureen is pre-deceased by her two sons; Daniel Snow who passed on June 3, 2016 and Timothy Snow who passed on June 21, 2019 and her grandson, David Snow Jr. who passed on June 15, 1999.

In keeping with Maureen’s wishes there are no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 11am. in the family lot at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Lower Main St. Keene, NH. 03431. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Maureen K. Carroll to: St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105. 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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