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Madlyn 'Coke' (Chickering) Snyder

Madlyn "Coke" (Chickering) Snyder, 82, a long time resident of Westmoreland, died on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. She passed peacefully in the comfort of her home with her loving family by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Madlyn was born the daughter of the late Alice (Herrick) and Samuel Chickering on February 14, 1932 in Westmoreland. She was educated locally and graduated from Keene High school class of 1949. She then continued with her studies and received her RN degree from Elliot Community Hospital School of Nursing in 1952.

On May 11, 1952 she exchanged vows with James "Jim" W. Snyder at the Walpole Congregational Church. They were married for almost sixty two years.

Madlyn worked as a nurse for many years and retired from Cedarcrest Children's Home in Keene in 2000. She was also the owner of Superior View Ceramics and later, Superior View and Candy Too in Westmoreland.

Madlyn was a woman of faith and member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Keene. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, canning and cooking and was an avid bird watcher. She and her husband especially enjoyed the winter months at their Florida home. Family was always a priority for Madlyn as she loved being a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Mrs. Snyder is survived by her husband Jim Snyder of Westmoreland; her three daughters, Susan Kelley and her husband Michael of Milan, NH, Deborah Melanson of Westmoreland and Jennifer Symonds and her husband Mark of Westmoreland; siblings Adeline Olmstead of Westmoreland, Arthur "Jim" Chickering of Westmoreland, Samuel Chickering of South Deerfield, MA, Brenda Kelly of Winchester and Sally Chickering of Charleston, SC. In addition she leaves her grandchildren Sean, Patrick and Erin Kelley; Nicole and Katie Melanson; Kristen and Matthew Symonds, along with four great-grandchildren, Lily and Rose Kelley and McKenna and Caitlin Kelley.

A celebration of life service were held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 100 Maple Ave. Keene, N.H., at 11 a.m. There are no calling hours and burial will be private. Donations can be made in memory of Madlyn C. Snyder to Hospice and Community Services, 312 Marlboro St. Keene, NH. 03431 or Cedarcrest Children's Home, 91 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 18:37

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Service held for Leila Morrissette

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Leila Morrissette, formerly of Berlin, on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at St Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish with Father Kyle Stanton as Celebrant. The Cantor was Emilie Stiles accompanied by Sue Ramsey as organist. The Altar Servers were Paul Breault and JP Poirier.
The Pall and Cross were placed by Father Kyle. Serving as readers were her sister-in-law, Judy Morrissette and her godchild/nephew Paul Marquis. The offertory gifts were presented by her daughter Louise Jodoin and her daughter-in-law Pamela Morrissette. Her son Richard Morrissette said words of remembrance.
Internment followed the services at Mt Calvary Cemetery, Berlin. Serving as Pallbearers were her granddaughter Michelle Morrissette, her grandson Jeff Morrissette, her godchild/nephew Paul Marquis, a family friend Raymond Jodoin, Henri Riendeau, Andrew Gauthier and Maurice Tremblay.
There were friends and family members that attended the service from in and out of town.
Arrangements were under the care of Fleury-Patry Funeral Homes of Berlin.
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 12:34

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John F. Renoux

John F. Renoux, 92, of Gorham, passed away on April 21, 2014 at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester. He was born in Milltown, N.J. on September 17, 1921 the son of Antoine and Antoinnette (Bouralel) Renoux. He was raised in Milltown, N.J. and attended school in Brunswick, N.J. John served in the US Army and was a Lieutenant in the US Army Air Corps during WWII. Upon his discharge from the military, he finished his education, graduating Penn State University with a Bachelor's Degree in forestry. John was a member of Holy Family Church, was an avid fisherman, golfer and was an accomplished musician. He had been employed James River Corp as a Supervisor in the Woods Department.

He is survived by his wife Madeleine (Roy) Renoux of Gorham, a son Kenneth Renoux and wife Suzanne of Meredith, and a daughter Monica Myers and husband Christopher of Las Vegas, Nev.; grandchildren Shawna Sousa and Amanda Belzil; five great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass will be held at Holy Family Church in Gorham on Saturday, June 21, at 10 a.m. There will be no calling hours. The Bryant Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online guestbook at

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 12:30

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Irene L. Onofrio

Irene L. Onofrio, 97, of Gorham, passed away on Saturday April 19, 2014 at the Coos County Nursing Hospital in West Stewartstown. She was born in Albany, Maine on August 29, 1916 the daughter of the late Carleton F. and Sarah (Emery) Saunders and lived in Bethel, Maine. She resided most of her life in Milan, and moved to Gorham in 2002. Irene had been employed by Granite State Rubber Company, did home health care for several people, worked at the Spaulding Inn for 12 years and worked for Mac Whitcomb as a companion. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Berlin.

Family includes her daughters Christina Corcoran of Berlin, Antema Clyne of Ludow, Mass., Amelia Tilton of Groveton, and Jone Thurston of Wells, Maine; son Kenneth Onofrio of Jefferson; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her son John Onofrio, four brothers and a sister.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Avenue, Berlin, on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Milan. There will be no calling hours. Online guestbook at

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 13:29

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