Benjamin L. "Ben" Schneider

January 17, 1985March 12, 2018
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A large community of friends and especially the family of Benjamin L. Schneider 33, of Harrisville, NH, are at a loss with his sudden passing on Monday, March 12, 2018 at his home in Harrisville.

His parents, Colette E. (Green) and John R. Schneider, proudly welcomed their son into the world on January 17, 1985, in Manchester, NH. Ben grew up in Marlborough, NH attending schools in Marlborough and Keene High School. He later attended Franklin Pierce University.

While in high school, Ben was a member of the undefeated freshman football team.

Ben had a huge love of the outdoors where he enjoyed fishing and camping. He also enjoyed spending time with his many cousins and his friends. Family gatherings were also a special part of his life. Ben could always be found with a huge smile on his face and a warmth in his heart that he shared with many.

He will be greatly missed by his son, Avery Dunning of Jaffrey, NH; his mother, Colette E. Green and her husband, David Olmstead, of Harrisville; a brother, Joshua Schneider of Harrisville; a sister, Melissa Sereda and her husband, Scott, of Dunnellon, FL; two nephews, Masan Serada, Talon Schneider; three nieces, Megan Serada, Maddie Serada, Kailynn Schneider; his grandfather, Lewis Raymond of Nashua, NH; his uncles and aunts, Gregory Green of Manchester, CT, Andrew Green and his fiancé, Carol Remsen, of Clearwater, FL, Heather Lemay and her husband, Michael, of Jacksonville, FL, Eric Green and his wife, Midge, of Lyman, ME, Denise Green of Putnam, CT; his cousins whom he loved dearly, Charles, Verna, Kristin, Jennifer, Ashley, Tommy, Jake, Scottie, Danny, Suzanne, Annisa, Ralph, Cherrie, Matt, Joseph (Joel), Derek, Holly; and many second cousins. He was predeceased by his best friend, Quincy Peabody.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 11:00AM in the Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court Street, Keene, NH. Burial will be private. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday evening from 5:00 to 7:00PM at the Foley Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, donations may be made in Ben’s memory to the Hundred Knights Inc., PO Box 833, Keene, NH 03431-0833.


  • Avery Dunning, Son
  • Colette E. Green and husband, David Olmstead, Mother
  • Joshua Schneider, Brother
  • Melissa Sereda and husband, Scott, Sister
  • Masan Serada, Nephew
  • Talon Schneider, Nephew
  • Megan Serada, Niece
  • Maddie Serada, Niece
  • Kailynn Schneider, Niece
  • Lewis Raymond, Grandfather
  • Gregory Green, Uncle
  • Andrew Green, Uncle
  • Heather Lemay and husband, Michael, Niece
  • Eric Green and wife, Midge, Nephew
  • Denise Green, Niece
  • John Schneider, Father
  • Qunicy Peabody, Best Friend
  • Ben is also survived by his cousins whom he loved dearly: Charles, Verna, Kristin, Jennifer, Ashley, Tommy, Jake, Scottie, Danny, Suzanne, Annisa, Ralph, Cherrie, Matt, Joseph (Joel), Derek and Holly; and many second cousins.


  • Vistation and Celebration of Life Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 17, 2018

Benjamin L. "Ben" Schneider

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Kim Pratt

March 16, 2018


You will always be the sweet little boy with the big goofy grin that I tucked into bed at night for so many years. Rest In Peace.

Josh thinking of you and your mom now.


Melissa Sereda

March 15, 2018

During his visit to Florida, he found some signs that he thought were very funny and had me take his picture with them. His favorite was the ER billboard that said shortest wait time, 11 minutes! The wait time changed so that was his favorite. We looked pretty silly pulled of the side of the road so he could stand next to it for a picture.

Melissa Sereda

March 15, 2018

melissa sereda

March 15, 2018


March 14, 2018

Great times at Brandon's and the hout in Marlborough always a smile on his face and such a positive friend goodbye brother ill miss you sorry Josh and family

Lisa SantawB

March 14, 2018

We love you Benny I can not wrap my head or heart around this for a long time you felt like family we had some good times your seance of humor, was out of this world.your laughter is so funny it made everybody else laugh.i am so lucky to have known you you have a big heart I chose to remember the big dinner you loved that,doing craft day you were so happy to be a part of all the fun you being there made the event even more special until we meet AGAIN you were loved more than you could have ever imagined.

Courtney Davis (Provenchia)

March 14, 2018

I think all is Marlborough kids can agree we had a very different childhood that formed very special one of a kind friendships. I can't remember a day that all of us were not together causing mischief. I am sadden by the loss of our friend, but I know Quincy was waiting for him there in the sky watching over all of us. He left us too soon but I know he left knowing how much he was and still is loved
-C.Davis (Provenchia)

Debra and Brian Connor

March 14, 2018

I only met ben a handful of times but he was a joy to be around , he made me laugh several times with his wonderful sense of humor as we stood outside of ambers wedding. Brian knew him much better and I know Ben loved him unconditionally, ignoring his disability and treating him like the nice young man he is. It was a pleasure knowing ben . We would like to extend my sincere condolences to all his family and friends. With Love. fromDebra and Brian

Armand Comtois

March 14, 2018

I have so many wonderful memories of Benjamin,birthdays, family gatherings, games, working together and just hanging out watching footbal. One memory that always sticks out with me is when Ben, Braden and I went up North fishing in the rivers and staying the night in the campground. We caught some nice trout! We put our cooler on top of the sign saying don't leave your coolers out and not to throw any scraps in the fireplace, needless to say we left our cooler on the top of the sign on the picnic table and after cooking the fish had some of the bones inside the fireplace! Next the Bears arrived all of a sudden Ben's on top of the roof of my vehicle with the bear a few feet away. The Bears just hung out for a little bit and moved on we had a great time, laughing about the whole thing, one of hundreds of memories. I will miss him forever!!! Love to his family and all his friends.

Kelly Lafalalm

March 14, 2018

Colette and Dave, Josh, and extended family - sending our love and prayers during this difficult time. I remember how happy Ben was listening to Doug's band at Dave's 60th birthday party, and thinking what a free spirited, beautiful soul he had. I hope the many memories of the love you shared sustains each of you, and nurtures your hearts as you begin to heal. With much love,

Kelly and Scott LaFalam