Chauncey C. Kennison, Sr., 91 of Barton Street in Claremont, NH, died Friday (December 7, 2018) at his home following a period of failing health.
He was born in Hardwick, VT, on August 6, 1927, the son of Clarence and Josephine (Williams) Kennison and had been a longtime Claremont resident. Chauncey was a WWII Veteran having served with both the US Navy as a C-Bee for 4 years and the US Army Infantry for 6 years. He had been employed as a pipefitter by Joy Mfg. Co. in Claremont and later worked at Cold Regions Research Laboratory in Hanover, NH as supervisor of contractors, most recently Goodwill. Chauncey was religious and prayed regularly. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, playing computer games, watching and feeding the birds. He was an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriot fan. He loved animals in general, especially his dog, Tabby who recently passed away. Chauncey was very patriotic and was a member or American Legion Post #22 in Lebanon, NH and served as past commander of American Legion Post #29 in Claremont, NH.
Members of his family include his wife, Marilyn (Mongeau) Kennison, Claremont, NH; three sons, Christopher Kennison, Claremont, NH; Chauncey C. Kennison, Jr., Claremont, NH; Robert Kennison, three grandchildren, Damon Russell, GA; Chloe Kennison, Springfield, VT; Greyson Kennison, Boise, ID; a niece, Nancy DelMastro, Enfield, NH, and many extended family members.
He was predeceased by four sons, Randy, Steven, David, Dennis; three brothers, Vernon, Wendell, Ernest; and three sisters, Mildred Roberts, Cecile Pariseau, and Iona Bisson.
There will be no visiting hours. Graveside services will be held at 12:00 pm on Thursday (Dec. 13) in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to a local SPCA or the charity of one’s choice.
You are invited to share a memory of Chauncey with the family or leave a message of condolence in the family guest book at www.royfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Roy Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
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