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Shirley Siddall Dunham

July 9, 1950 — December 22, 2016

Shirley Siddall Dunham, 66, wife of the late Paul Dunham of Athol, MA, passed away suddenly on Dec. 22, 2016 at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.
She lived in Fitzwilliam, NH, worked for Kennedy Information Systems until January of 2015 and was currently employed part-time at Joann’s Fabrics in Keene, NH.

Shirley grew up in Litchfield, CT, the eldest daughter of the late Helen E. & Leslie R. Siddall. She graduated from Litchfield High in 1968 and from Stevens College in 1971. She married Paul in 1973 and they made Fitzwilliam, NH their home. When her husband lost his battle with cancer, Shirl continued to reside there and raise her family. A life-long member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Shirl was energetic and quick to volunteer whenever needed. She loved sports, gardening, crafts, reading and doing things with her sons, and later, her grandchildren. She will be missed by all who loved her - family, friends, and the countless others to whom she opened her heart and home.

Shirley is survived by her sons, Michael S. Dunham, and Kevin W. Dunham and his wife, Felicia, all of Fitzwilliam; Mike’s two sons, Michael P. Dunham, currently stationed at Ft. Polk, LA with wife Anika, and Sean Dunham who resides with his father; Kevin’s daughter Kiera and son Leuka of Keene NH; stepdaughters, Paula Leonard of Richland, WA and Jeanie Brobst of Pennsicola, FL; her brother-in-law’s, Roger Dunham and wife Linda of McAllen, TX, and Lee Dunham and his wife Michelle of Athol, MA, and a niece Miranda Dunham Griffith and husband Dan, of Orange, MA. She is also survived by her sister, Pamela Siddall Ottesen and husband, Peter (Otto) of Rogersville, TN, and from the Litchfield, CT area, a brother, David L. Siddall and wife, Barbara J. (Bobby Spangenberg), a sister, Deb (Siddall) Fritch and Karl Fritch, and her nieces Kaylee Siddall Harrison & husband, Nicholas of Pawcatuck, CT and Nicole Marie Siddall of Charlotte, NC.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, January 9, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Cournoyer Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 33 River Street, Jaffrey, NH 03452.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday January 10, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Fitzwilliam Community Church, 85 NH Rte. 119 in Fitzwilliam, NH 03447.

In lieu of flowers, her family requests donations be made in her name to the American Cancer Society, either online at, or 2 Commerce Drive #110, Bedford, NH 03110.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Monday, January 9, 2017

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Cournoyer Funeral Home & Cremation Center

33 River Street, Jaffrey, NH 03452-0486

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Memorial Service

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Fitzwilliam Community Church

85 Route 119, Fitzwilliam, NH 03447

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