Our Dedicated Staff

Our Dedicated Staff

We are nothing without our specifically chosen team of dedicated professionals devoted to helping you.

If you take a few minutes to get to know us online, when you walk through our doors and see our familiar faces, it is our hope that it will make your experience with us that much better.


Melinda Blake

Melinda Blake
Office Manager 

Mindy joined the Cournoyer Funeral home in April of 2014 and enjoys being able help families during a difficult time. She is a veteran of the US Army having served at Ft. Devens, MA, Ft. Hood, TX and Camp Shelby, MS. During her service, she was a Cook, Office Assistant, and the Platoon’s .50 Cal Gunner. Mindy now lives in Harrisville, NH with her fiance and is the proud mom of 3 amazing boys, one who is serving in the US Marine Reserves. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family, watching football, especially the N.E. Patriots, going to car shows and spending time at the beaches in Maine.

Christopher M. Wilder

Christopher M. Wilder, CFSP
Funeral Director 

A lifelong Keene area resident, Chris joined the Cournoyer Funeral Home in June of 2016 and specializes in assisting our Keene area families. A fourth generation resident of Keene, Chris has served Cheshire County families in their time of need since 2005. “My family and I have always considered Keene home, and l am honored to bring my passion for serving families and serving the community into my role at Cournoyer Funeral Home,” said Chris. "I look forward to building on the continued excellence in service at the funeral home that our community has come to expect over the past 100 years."

Earning degrees in Business Management, Computer Science and General Studies, Chris is a 1992 graduate of Keene State College as well as a 2008 graduate of the Funeral Institute of New England (FINE). He joined Fletcher Funeral Home in 2005 as an apprentice and became a licensed funeral director in 2008. In November 2018, he was awarded his Certified Funeral Service Provider (CFSP) designation from The Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.

Chris is a member of the Keene Rotary Club, where he serves on their Board of Directors, and was recently awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship.  He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the New Hampshire Funeral Directors Association, a member of the Keene ELKS Lodge #927, the National Harley Owners Group, as well as a Past Master Councilor of the Keene Chapter, Order of DeMolay. Chris resides on the family’s farmland in Keene with his wife, Rebecca (Frado) Wilder and their children: Nicholas and Olivia. 

When Chris isn’t involved in Funeral work, he also works for the New Hampshire Division of Vital Records Administration, as the states Mortality Surveillance Agent.  In his free time, Chris enjoys time spent with his wife and family, traveling and working on and around the family home.







Our team of care providers also includes:



Katelyn Garneau - Jaffrey
Kora Michaud - Winchendon, MA
Kevin Mathieu - Rindge
Dan Mathieu - Rindge
Devin McEntee - Milford
Bruce Tranter - Winchendon, MA
Dave Myer - Lyndeborough
Christie Seppala - Rindge
Tom Horne - Rindge
Joe Cummings - Hancock

Cournoyer Funeral Home & Cremation Center
Phone: (603) 532-6484 | Fax: (603) 532-5725
PO Box 486 | 33 River Street, Jaffrey, NH  03452

Funeral Home Office Hours

Our personnel and facilities are immediately available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
However, our office is only staffed during the following times or by special appointment.

Monday – Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM     |     Saturday, Sunday & Holidays Closed

Please contact us with any questions, comments, or inquiries, and we will reply as soon as possible.

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