Rachel E. (Lecuyer) Stone, 95, a long-time resident of Fitzwilliam and Keene died on Monday, February 6, 2017 at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland. She passed peacefully after a brief period of decline with her family constantly at her side.
Rachel was born the daughter of the late Rose (Dubois) and Jean Lecuyer on December 1, 1921 in Keene. She was educated in Keene where she attended St. Josephs School.
On April 19, 1941 she exchanged vows with Forrest J. (Dutch) Stone in a simple service with close family and friends in attendance. Sadly, Forrest passed on July 9, 1998 after fifty-seven years of marriage.
Rachel worked at the Robert Hart Shoe Factory in Keene for several years as an assembler. She later worked at Stone House Printing and the Tommila Pallet Company in Troy in similar roles.
She enjoyed camping with her family, fishing, snowmobiling, and playing bingo. She liked to watch the Boston Red Sox (when they were winning). Mostly, Rachel loved her family and attending family events.
Mrs. Stone is survived by her children; Joan A. MacAllister and her husband John of Munsonville, Sandra L. Stowe and her husband Douglas of Fitzwilliam, and David F. Stone and his wife Linda of Swanzey, as well as her eight grandchildren: Tamara MacAllister, Derek MacAllister, Cory Tommila, Craig Tommila, Chris Tommila, Michelle Antosiewicz, Jennifer Stone and Jeffrey Stone. In addition, she leaves thirteen great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Rachel is pre-deceased by her siblings; Richard Lecuyer, Rudolph Lecuyer and Annette Blanchard. She is also pre-deceased by her grandson John S. MacAllister who passed in 1967.
In keeping with Rachels wishes there are no calling hours. Burial will take place privately in the family lot at St. Josephs, Keene, in the spring. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com.