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Patrick J. 'Pat' Greenough

May 6, 1944 — November 25, 2023


Patrick J. 'Pat' Greenough

Patrick J. Greenough, 79, of Jaffrey, died peacefully on Saturday, November 25, 2023, at the Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough after a very sudden illness.

‘Pat’ was born on May 6, 1944, in Fitzwilliam, NH, son of the late Theodore and Jessie (Duplease) Greenough.  He was raised in Fitzwilliam and was a 1964 graduate of Keene High School.  Soon after graduation, Pat enlisted with the United States Marine Corps.  He achieved the rank of Sergeant after serving two tours of duty in Vietnam and earned his honorable discharge in 1972. Pat was a lifetime member of John Humiston American Legion Post #11, and Jaffrey Memorial Post #5613 VFW.  For many years, he proudly bore the American Flag in the parades and military ceremonies in town.  He had been the chair of the Memorial Day Committee and always helped set and take down the American Flags around Jaffrey.  

Pat had worked at W.W. Cross Co. ‘the Tack Shop’ for more than 20 years until they closed, then retired from New Hampshire Ball Bearing in Peterborough after working there for more than 10 years. Pat was always concerned with family and was always busy trying to support his own.  He frequently had more than one job and enjoyed helping others. He helped Dick’s Wayside Furniture in Winchendon, installing carpet and moving furniture.  Later Pat enjoyed helping his friends in carpentry and other small jobs around town.  After retirement seemed too quiet, Pat became a school crossing guard for the Jaffrey Police Department, a position he enjoyed for many years. 

In his spare time, Pat volunteered with the Jaffrey-Rindge Memorial Ambulance service and was an Assistant Scoutmaster with BSA Troop 33 in Jaffrey.   Pat enjoyed socializing and was will always be remembered affectionately as being a big teaser.  He lived for Tuesday night cribbage when the cribbage club was active in Jaffrey, and more recently enjoyed the camaraderie when eating at Beepa and Lulu‘s. Pat adored his grandchildren and whenever they had a need their ‘Papa’ took care of them.

On October 26, 1968, Pat married Susan E. Fish in a Mass celebrated at Saint Patrick Church, and they soon began their family in Jaffrey.

In addition to his parents, Pat was preceded in death by his beloved wife, who he married on October 26, 1968, Susan (Fish) Greenough, on March 10, 2020.  Their son, Scott, their daughter, Melissa, and his siblings, Elwin, Mary, and Robert also died earlier. 

Pat is survived by his son, Michael Greenough and his former wife, Jennifer, his grandson, Patrick, and granddaughter, Raine, all of Jaffrey, his sister, Linda Tavares of Winchendon, MA, and by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins, and close friends. 

Calling hours will be held on Monday, December 4, 2023, at the Cournoyer Funeral Home, 33 River Street, Jaffrey from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at 11:00 am in St. Patrick Church, 89 Main Street Jaffrey. Rev. Wilfred Deschamps, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will take place later in the Spring at Saint Patrick Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Pat’s name to the Monadnock Adult Care Center, c/o Monadnock Family Services, 64 Main Street, Keene, NH 03431.

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Past Services


Monday, December 4, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Cournoyer Funeral Home & Cremation Center

33 River Street, PO Box 486, Jaffrey, NH 03452

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

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