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Edith R Magoon

July 20, 1958 — July 13, 2018

Edith Ruth Magoon, 59, of Jaffrey, went home to be with the lord, late Friday night, July 13, 2018, in the comfort of her home, after a lengthy illness.

She was born, in Keene, NH, on July 20, 1958, the daughter of George Orrison and Athlena G (Leet) Harmon, Sr. She graduated from Marlborough High School with the Class of 1977, and later became Certified Nursing Assistant.

On September 24, 2011, she married Michael D. Magoon, Sr, in a ceremony in Peterborough, NH.

She was a former member of the Marl-Harris Ambulance and a Red Cross Volunteer, since 1976, until her health would no longer allow her. She belonged to Rogers Rangers, she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary for the American Legion, John Humiston Post # 11, of Jaffrey. She also taught Sunday school for eleven years. She was a former Grange member.

She enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening, and had a love for all animals, crafts and her church. Family, friends and writing poetry were important to her.

She is survived by her husband, of seven years: Michael D. Magoon, Sr.; a daughters: Michelle M. Stearns and her husband Barry of Proctorsville, VT., Misty D’Arcy and her husband Chris of Tampa, FL. And Janet Nelson and her husband Bryan of Springfield, VT.; a son: Michael D. Magoon, Jr. of Hubbardston, MA; grandchildren: Justin R. Stearns, Mark C. D’Arcy, Xavier M. D’Arcy, January Nelson-Smith, Julie Nelson, Jenna L. Nelson, Jordan E. Nelson; three great grandchildren: Ameilia, Katilyn and Jaxson; her sisters: Shirley A. Croteau of Marlborough, NH, Linda D. Jackson of Keene, NH and Rosalie S. Nelson of Cavendish, VT; her brothers: William P. Harmon of Saxtons River, VT. and Otis A. Nelson of Ludlow, VT.; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents, a son: William Allen Orrison Molesky who passed right after birth, her brothers: Alton Harmon, Sr., George O. Harmon-Colton, James R. Harmon, Norris J.Nelson; a sister: Roxanna Harmon; and her step brothers: Bruce Nelson, Scott Nelson and Kent Nelson.

Calling Hours will be held on Monday, July 23, 2018 from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM at the Cournoyer Funeral Home, 33 River St, Jaffrey, NH 03452 Services and a burial will take place in the family plot at the Litchfield Plains Cemetery, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made, in Edith’s name, to Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services (, PO Box 564, Keene, NH 03431.

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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Monday, July 23, 2018

3:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Cournoyer Funeral Home & Cremation Center

33 River Street, Jaffrey, NH 03452-0486

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