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Michael John Saunders, 59, of Fitzwilliam, died unexpectedly, late Sunday night, January 6, 2019, in the comfort of his home, after a sudden illness.
He was born in Rockingham, VT, the son of Donald W and Patricia L. (Saunders) Saunders. He grew up and lived in Saxtons River, VT and attended Bellows Falls Union High School. After high school, he traveled across the country for a few years before settling in Fitzwilliam, where he lived and took great pride in owning his own business, Saunders Concrete, for more than 35 years, and being able to teach his sons his trade.
He enjoyed fishing, riding dirt bikes, and travelling. He also enjoyed music and was proficient at the harmonica and guitar.
He is survived by his two sons: Chace Saunders of Keene and his girlfriend: Nikki Cross of Pepperell, MA and Riley Saunders and his girlfriend Kelly Donohue of Swanzey; the mother of his children: Debbie; his brother: Stephen Saunders of Athens, VT; his sister: Janie L. Hisler and her husband Warren of Waldoboro, ME; his mother: Patricia L. and her husband Leon W. Kenyon of Saxtons River, VT; his step mother: Marion Saunders of Waldoboro, ME; his step brothers and sisters: Leon M. Kenyon, Beverly Berderich, Raymond Kenyon, Sharon Schmalzriedt, Kim Mack and each of their families; his companion: Louise Riendeau; as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family. He was predeceased by his sister Amy Saunders.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Jaffrey VFW, Post 5613, 12 Hathorn Rd, Jaffrey, NH 03452 on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. Burial will take place in the Saxtons River Cemetery in the spring.
Saturday, January 26, 2019
1:00 - 3:00pm (Eastern time)
Jaffrey VFW Hall
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