Barbara Ann Henault

December 10, 1938October 13, 2020

Barbara Ann Henault, 81 of Keene, NH, passed away in the comfort of her home surrounded by family on October 13, 2020.

She was born on December 10, 1938 in Jaffrey, NH, daughter of the late Louis and Yvonne (Mercure) Murray. She attended area schools and graduated high school from Our Lady of Monadnock.

On August 2, 1958 Barbara married Richard Henault at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Jaffrey, NH.

In her early career, Barbara had been employed by National Grange Mutual in Keene, SAU 29, and for the City of Keene working directly with the Mayor and City Planner. She had spent much of her career as the Administrative Assistant for Emile Legere, from where she retired after 18 years of dedicated work.

Barbara loved trips to the Maine coasts and visiting Las Vegas. She was an avid reader and enjoyed nothing more than being "Nana" to her grandchildren and great-grand-children. A devoted member of St. Bernard Church, Barbara was involved with many charities including Catholic Charities and St. Jude. For many years she had sung with the Keene Pops Choir.

Barbara will be deeply missed by her husband: Richard Henault of Keene, NH; children: Theresa Boudreau and her husband John of Keene, NH, Stephen Henault and his wife Cindy of Sullivan, NH, Deborah Whalen and her husband Edward of Keene, NH, Jeffrey Henault and his wife Jill Vranicar of Eliot, ME, and Christopher Henault of St. Petersburg, FL; grandchildren: Lisa Perkins of Oakland, CA, Thomas Perkins of Keene, NH, Rebecca Dubois of Sullivan, NH, Courtney Henault of Bennington, NH, Chelsea Whalen of Keene, NH, And Nicholas Whalen of Keene, NH; great-grandchildren: Chase, Porter, Karsyn, Jayce, Bensyn, Elijah; one great-grandchild on the way she was eager to meet; sister: Carol Jette and her husband Walter of Newmarket, NH; as well as many dear friends.

Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, October 19, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court Street, Keene, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, October 20 at 10:00 am at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 185 Main Street, Keene, NH with burial to follow at Monadnock View, Park Ave, Keene, NH. Those in attendance are required to wear masks.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Barbara A. Henault's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (


  • Richard Henault, Husband
  • Theresa Boudreau (John Boudreau), Daughter
  • Stephen Henault (Cindy Henault), Son
  • Deborah Whalen (Edward Whalen), Daughter
  • Jeffrey Henault (Jill Vranicar), Son
  • Christopher Henault, Son
  • Lisa Perkins, Grandchild
  • Thomas Perkins, Grandchild
  • Rebecca Dubois, Grandchild
  • Courtney Henault, Grandchild
  • Chelsea Whalen, Grandchild
  • Nicholas Whalen, Grandchild
  • Chase, Great Grandchild
  • Porter, Great Grandchild
  • Karsyn, Great Grandchild
  • Jayce, Great Grandchild
  • Bensyn, Great Grandchild
  • Elijah, Great Grandchild
  • Carol Jette (Walter Jette), Sister
  • Yvonne (Mercure) Murray, Mother (deceased)
  • Louis Murray, Father (deceased)

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  • Calling Hours

    Monday, October 19, 2020

  • A Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, October 20, 2020


Barbara Ann Henault

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rachel elkins

October 16, 2020

my sincere condolences to the whole family… Barb was such a special person and friend
I will never forget her!
I am sure you will always cherish her with all the memories in your hearts ❤️

Marie Blackstock

October 16, 2020

My condolences to the Henault Family- It’s with a heavy heart that my best friend earned her Angel Wings a few days ago🙏 I will always cherish the 23 years of memories that I shared with her- my life will be forever changed without her in it- my thoughts and prayers go out to you Dick and your children & Grandchildren & Greatgrandchildren - Sister Carol & her family 💞 Marie


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