Betty Hunter

February 22, 1936May 13, 2020

The skilled hands of the talented quilter fell still with the passing of Betty Hunter 84, of Swanzey, NH, on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at the Cheshire Medical Center Dartmouth Hitchcock, Keene, NH.

Her parents, Frank and Frieda M. (Carr) Brooks welcomed their daughter into the world on February 22, 1936 in Vernon, New Jersey.

Betty grew up in New Jersey, and was a 1954 graduate of Hamburg, NJ High School, later residing in Amity, NY and Highland Mills, NY, until moving to the area in 1985.

Betty married the love of her life, William R. Hunter, of Highland Mills, NY, on September 12, 1970.

She went to work right out of high school at the Selected Risks Insurance Company in NJ and later at Union Carbide in NY. She was most proud of her role as wife and mother. Betty worked at Concord Portex for ten years before retiring. Betty was a 4-H co-leader in Orange County, New York and an assistant den leader for Pack 148 in Woodbury. She attended and was active in various churches in NJ, NY to NH during her life.

She was a skilled quilter and sewer. She also enjoyed a good cup of tea, baking, crocheting, crafts, and working in the garden. As a young girl, Betty worked on the family farm and loved all of the farm animals, especially horses. She also loved to go for journeys in the car with no special destination, just seeing where the road took her.

She will be missed greatly by her son, Todd Hunter and his wife, Stephanie of Swanzey. She is also survived by a brother, Victor E. Brooks, Sr. of New York; her nieces and nephews, Victor E. Brooks, Jr., Kim Floridia, Allyson Brooks, Yvonne Brooks Vanorden, Wayne Brooks, Andrea Brooks Fellman, Ashley K. Brooks; and many other extended family members. She was predeceased by her husband of 39 years, William R. Hunter, on September 4, 2009; a brother, Keith Brooks; and a niece, Caroline Brooks.

A memorial service will be held at Grace Christian Fellowship Church in Winchester, NH with burial to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery, Swanzey, at a date and time to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, donations may be made in Mrs. Hunter’s memory to the Meals on Wheels Program or to Home Healthcare HSC, c/o Home Healthcare Hospice and Community Services, PO Box 564, Keene, NH 03431-0564.

The Foley Funeral Home of Keene is assisting the family with the arrangements. To offer online condolences to the family or to share special memories, please visit


  • A memorial service and committal in the Mt. View Cemetery, Swanzey, will be held at a date and time to be announced.


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Kathryn Luciana

May 26, 2020

Dear Todd and Stephanie,
I remember your Mom so fondly. She was such a sweet, down to earth person and a pleasure be around. She could hold a good conversation, and my Mom had many lovely chats with her over the years. I always envied the fact that she owned horses and rode frequently. She really knew her way around a farm. She possessed a strong work ethic and much dedication. I also remember all her beautiful handwork and sewing skills. You will have many cherished treasures created by her hands to remember her by. Jim and I send our sincere condolences.


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