Doreen L. Gnade

February 4, 1937November 27, 2018

Doreen L. (Chabott) Gnade, 81, a life-long resident of Keene, NH passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, surrounded by the love of her family at the Cheshire Medical Center in Keene.

She was born February 4, 1937 in Keene, NH the daughter of Joseph and Leona (Quinten) Chabott. Doreen attended St. Joseph Regional School and was a 1955 graduate of Keene High School. Doreen was a 1957 graduate of the Grace Downs Airline Stewardess School, in New York City. Doreen was a communicant at St. Bernard Church in Keene. For many years she worked for the Homebuilders Association of Southwest New Hampshire. She enjoyed working as a part of the team that put together the Home Show each year in the Monadnock Region.

Above everything she loved spending time with her family and was a devoted and loving Mom and Gram. She taught her children and grandchildren life lessons including the importance of hard work and the value of family and friends. She had a wonderfully compassionate spirit and was both spunky and feisty, which all came together to make her a very strong woman.

She is survived by her daughter: Tammy Bischof of Swanzey, her son Philip Shepard of Clifton Park, NY, three grandchildren: Spencer Bischof. Alexis Shepard and Phylicia Bischof-Flood and her husband Patrick and several cousins and extended family members. She is also survived by her loving companion: Coach Gil White.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 11:30am at St. Bernard Church, 185 Main St. Keene, NH. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Main St Keene, NH. Family and friends are invited to call on the family on Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 5pm to 7pm at the Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court St. Keene, NH.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her memory to St. Vincent DePaul, c/o St. Bernard Church, 161 Main St. Keene, NH. 03431 or to Home Health Care and Community Services, PO Box 564, Keene, NH. 03431.


  • Visitation Thursday, November 29, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, November 30, 2018

Doreen L. Gnade

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Mary Perley

November 29, 2018

Dear Gnade family,

I am so sorry to hear the loss of Doreen. I am her tenant and wanted to let you all know what a great woman I thought she was. She had always talked about her family and her grandchildren and expressed much love for you all. It was a great pleasure to have known Doreen and I enjoyed talking with her very much.
My prayers and sympathy go out to you and may she rest in heaven with our lord. God bless you all.