Vargie C. (Baronoski) Thompson 91 of Keene and long time resident of Winchester died on March 14, 2011 after a period of failing health at Cheshire Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Keene. She passed peacefully with the love and compassion of family at her side.
Vargie was born the daughter of Mary (Lemenski) and Anthony Baronoski on September 16, 1919 in Winchester. She was educated locally and graduated from Thayer High School class of 1938.
On July 4, 1958 she took her vows to Mr. Eldon Thompson at the St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in Ashuelot. They were married with family and friends present. The Thompson’s were happily married for nine years before he died on May 25, 1967.
Mrs. Thompson worked at the Marken’s Company in Keene as a print operator in the chemical department. She was employed for many years before retirement in 1985.
Vargie was a devout catholic and member of St. Michael’s Church in Ashuelot before it closed. She then started attending and became a member of St. Stanislaus, Mary Queen of Peace Church in Winchester where she worshiped for many years. Vargie loved her nieces and nephews. Her time was spent mostly with family. She was a member of the Catholic Society, the Gold Star Wives Club and was also a member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary in Winchester. Her leisure time was spent sewing and crocheting blankets for the elderly in nursing homes. She liked to make craft projects and ceramics. When possible, Vargie would travel and take trips. She especially loved California and visited the state on a few occasions. She enjoyed the quiet of working in the garden.
Mrs. Thompson is survived by her three sisters; Stella Fowler of Westmoreland, Cecilia Kopczynski of Winchester and Helen Leslie of Concord. Her six brothers all died earlier; William, Steven, Alexander, Edward, John, and Walter. She leaves many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Her devoted niece, Marie (Baronoski) Robinson of Keene was special to Vargie for being a wonderful caretaker and friend for many years.
Calling hours will be held on Friday from 6 to 8 in the funeral home. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday at 10am. in the Mary Queen of Peace Parish, St. Stanislaus Church, Richmond Rd. Winchester. Burial will be in the spring. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, at Mrs. Thompson’s request; donations should be made to Mary Queen of Peace Church, C/O St. Bernard’s Church, 161 Main St. Keene, NH. 03431.