Rodney “Rod” A. Williams

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Rodney “Rod” A. Williams, 72, a long-time resident of Stoddard died on May 5, 2020. He passed peacefully in the comfort of his home after a period of declining health.

Rodney was born the son of the late Marjorie L. (Heffer) and Thurston V. Williams on February 13, 1948 in Nashua. He graduated from Wilton High School class of 1966. Rodney went on in his studies and attended the University of Miami in Florida.

On July 19, 1999 he exchanged vows with Dale Foster in Stoddard. They were married in a simple service with close family and friends in attendance. Sadly, Dale passed on October 22, 2016 after eighteen years of marriage.
He was the co-owner and operator with Gorden Garnett of Land Contractors Inc. in Stoddard for 30 years. Rod had an artist’s touch moving dirt and stone with large equipment.

Rod lived in the rural community of Stoddard “off the grid”. He loved the land and his farm on the North Branch River. Rod did it his way. He was fun loving, gentle, kind and generous with a wonderful sense of humor. He was always ready to help anyone and enjoyed doing so. Rod will be missed by many, including the Heineken Company, LOL..

Rod is survived by his sister, Marsha L. Foster of Milford. A sister in-law, Sigrid Williams of Francestown and a brother in-law, Matthew Yakovakis of Amherst. In addition, he leaves; cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends. Rod is pre-deceased by a brother, Roger T. Williams in 2000., a sister, Audrey Yakovakis in 2015 and a brother in-law, Allan Foster in 2016

In keeping with Rodney’s wishes there are no calling hours. Due to the current issues a gathering to celebrate Rodney’s life will be held at “The Farm” with a date to be announced later. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431.

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