OBITUARY

Alfred L. Patnode

9 March, 19295 January, 2020

Alfred L. "Pat" Patnode 90, of Keene, NH, passed away peacefully January 5, 2020, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family, after a period of declining health.

He was born in Keene, March 9, 1929, the son of Richard and Florence (Putnam) Patnode. He was a graduate of Keene High School.

On July 16, 1949, he married the love of his life, Shirley I. Cote. He spent his entire career as a photographer and printer at National Grange Mutual Insurance Company and later at Curry Copy. In his early years, he also served as a part-time Police Officer in Keene.

For nearly 30 years, he and Shirley operated Monadnock Cone-Craft out of their home. He was a true craftsman and enjoyed woodcarving and woodcrafting. His other passions were photography, hunting, fishing, hiking and spending time with his family. He was a long-time parishioner of St. Margaret Mary Church. In recent years, he was a member of the Cheshire County Fish and Game Club in Sullivan, NH. He enjoyed documenting many of their events in photographs.

Survivors include his daughter Karen Durling and her husband Thomas, of Keene, his son Gary Patnode and his wife Tricia, of Sullivan and his daughter Linda Patnode of Keene; six grandchildren, Jennifer Durling and her husband Jason Walsh, Matthew Durling and his wife Jennifer Amato, Michael Durling and his wife Alison, Daniel Patnode, Christina Patnode, and Timothy Patnode and his wife Marissa; ten great-grandchildren, Kassidy, Thomas, Grady and Callum Walsh, Scott Ibelle, Emily Durling, Calvin Durling, Oaklynn, Waylynn and Mac Patnode. He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Shirley, on September 9, 2012.

Funeral services and burial will be private.

Contributions may be made in Mr. Patnode’s memory to CCSSEF/Cheshire County Fish and Game Club, PO Box 233, Keene, NH 03431.

Services

  • Funeral Services and Burial Will Be Private

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Christina Niland

11 January 2020

I worked with Al for many years at NGM. He was always friendly and very helpful when I consulted him on print projects. He made the work day more enjoyable. I extend my deepest sympathy.

Ken & Carol King

10 January 2020

We will remember Pat for being a good neighbor over many years and sharing his history of the area. I will also remember how he showed me how to reset my bow after many years of no use.
Every neighborhood should have someone like him; quiet, helpful
and easy to talk with

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY