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Robert R. Deschenes

January 2, 1956 — September 26, 2023


Robert R. Deschenes

Robert R. Deschenes, 67, of Rindge, NH, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 after a long period of complications from kidney failure.

‘Bob’ was born on January 2, 1956 in Peterborough, NH, son of the late Gilbert J. and Yevette (Morin) Deschenes.  He graduated with the Class of 1974 from Mascenic High School in New Ipswich. 

On July 3, 1976, Bob married his high school sweetheart, Sharon Halbedel, in a small, but beautiful Mass at Sacred Heart Church in Greenville.  Through the years, Sharon not only shared her heart and her love with Bob, she also gave him one of her kidneys and the gift of life.

Bob had worked at Warwick Mills as a supervisor, and later at Keene Chrysler, which fit well with his love for classic cars – especially old Dodges.  Bob was an active member of the Sons of the American Legion Squadron with Post #13 in Greenville.  He enjoyed playing cards, watching old TV shows and collected anything and everything from the 3 Stooges.  Bob and Sharon didn’t have children, but they were loving and devoted dog parents to Mandy, Casey, Freckles, Amber, and currently Avery, and their cats, Mork, Cody and Salvadore.  

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Sharon, and by his sister, Rachel Sullivan of Milford, NH, as well as by many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and close friends.

Family and friends are warmly invited to calling hours on Friday, October 6, 2023 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Cournoyer Funeral Home Cremation Center, 33 River Street (Route 202), Jaffrey, NH.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 11:00 AM in Saint Patrick Church, 89 Main Street, Jaffrey.  Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery on Goddard Road in Rindge.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the charity of one’s choice in Bob’s name.

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Past Services


Friday, October 6, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 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

Saturday, October 7, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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