Janette L. Keough
HARRISVILLE, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Janette L. Keough 71, of Harrisville, passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the Keene Center Genesis Elder Care in Keene. She was born in South Hiram, Maine on March 9, 1945, the daughter of Bert G. and Dorothy M. (Houston) Tarr. Janette resided in several places throughout the area including Chesham, New Hampshire and Maine before settling in Harrisville in 1964. Her early work career found her working with the former Harrisville Design Company. At the age of 50, Janette completed her GED, an accomplishment she was most proud of, and went on to obtain her certified nursing assistant diploma, working for 14 years as a CNA with Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services of Keene. Janette enjoyed going to yard sales, antiquing, and was a Fenton art glass collector. She enjoyed participating in various events sponsored by the town, and could be found at the annual Harrisville Old Home Days, face painting the young and old, with new creations of joy and smiles to all those in attendance. Janette was also a member of the planning committee for the Harrisville Town Hall project. She was a member of the Harrisville Fire and Rescue Company Auxiliary, and a longtime parishioner of St. Denis Church in Harrisville. Janette found great solace in working with her hands, creating wonderful floral landscapes in her many flower gardens at her home. She also enjoyed ceramics, painting and doing arts and crafts of all types. Her favorite creations and activities were the times she spent with her family, enjoying family outings, and the many get-togethers. She will be greatly missed by her husband of 52 years, Donald Keough of Harrisville; her daughter, Holly Jackson and her husband, Richard, of Harrisville; three grandchildren, Andrew Jackson, Savannah Keough and Brandon Keough; a sister, Betty Hunter of Oak Bay, New Brunswick, Canada; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a son, Peter F. Keough, on August 30, 2016; a brother, Bert Tarr; and sisters, Marilyn St. Peter, Erma Marsh, Alberta Welch, Martha Marsh and Florence Seymour. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court Street, Keene. Burial will be private. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Foley Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mrs. Keough's memory to the Harrisville Fire and Rescue Company, c/o Chief Wayne Derosia, 699 Chesham Road, Harrisville, NH 03450. For online condolences to the family, please visit www.foleyfuneralhome.com .
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