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Charles E. Whitney

June 6, 1957 — July 28, 2021

Charles E. Whitney, 64, of Jaffrey, NH passed away on July 28, 2021, of an extended illness in his home surrounded by his loved ones.
Charles was born in Fitchburg, MA on June 6, 1957, to Charles H. Whitney and Mariline (Hawkins) Whitney. He was raised in Fitchburg and graduated from Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School as an Electrician in 1975.
Charles worked for the B & M Railroad in the eighties as a signalman and trainman. He later went to work at Interstate Electric as a Master Electrician. In the late nineties, he went on to work at Kingsbury in Keene, NH where he resided with his children and partner.
Charles bought a home in Jaffrey, NH in 1995. Shortly after the purchase of the home, he married his partner Martha Knight-Whitney in September 1996. He later returned to work for Interstate Electric until 2012 when he began to work for Teleflex in Jaffrey, NH. Charles retired early due to his illness.
In addition to his wife, Charles is survived by two daughters Melissa Fleck of Jaffrey, NH. and Heather Dow of Peterborough, NH.; two sisters Carol Hokans of Aiken, SC. and Debra Benschneider of Lancaster, MA; eight grandchildren Raven, Beau, Sylas, Makenzie, Ila, Dani, Locke, and Florence; two nephews Matthew and Christopher Benschneider; a brother-in-law Paul Knight and his wife Cindy. Charles is predeceased by his parents and his son Stephan Whitney.
Charles will be missed by all who knew him, he was known for always lending a helping hand with a smile. The family is very thankful to Barbara and Nancy, the hospice nurses from Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services and Sandra, Francine, and Margaret for the wonderful job they did with caring for Charles.
There will be no public calling hours or services. There is going to be a private family gathering held later and invitations will be sent with the date.
Memorial and flower contributions may be made, in Charles E. Whitney’s name, to Monadnock Humane Society (, 101 W. Swanzey Rd. Swanzey NH 03446 or to Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community services ( , PO BOX 564, Keene NH 03431.

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