OBITUARY

Gayle A. Buchanan

September 24, 1952March 20, 2020

Gayle A. Buchanan, 67, of Keene, passed away with grace on Friday, March 20, 2020, surrounded by her loved ones, at the Cheshire Medical Center, following a courageous battle with cancer. On September 24, 1952, her parents, Kenneth and Jane (Rocheleau) Rideout welcomed Gayle into the world, their first of three daughters. She grew up in Keene, and was a 1970 graduate of Keene High School. She went on to earn an Associate’s Degree from Southern New Hampshire University, and became a talented sales representative for multiple technology companies across many years in New Hampshire and Connecticut. After raising her children in Connecticut, Gayle returned back to her roots in Keene, and for over a decade, was an Administrative Assistant for the County Attorney’s Office, Cheshire County Government, with her retirement just weeks away. Her love of life, and unforgettable laugh, has always filled our hearts, and will be fondly remembered. Gayle, also affectionately known as “Auntie G”, is forever loved and honored, by her daughter, Kelly Neault and her fiancé, Anwar; her son, Matthew Neault and his wife Leah; her mother, Jane Rideout; her sisters, Kendra Hanlon and her husband Brian, and Rebecca Morgan and her husband Daniel, and several nieces, nephews, and extended family members. She was predeceased by her father. Gayle’s family will be holding a Celebration of her Life later this Spring to provide the opportunity for all to attend. These arrangements will be announced as the date draws closer.

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Wendy Hurley

April 3, 2020

Kelly and Matt,
Your mom was truly one of the best gifts ever given to me. The day I met her at work we became inseparable. She was funny, she was kind, she was non-judgmental, and she loved you two kids more than anything in this world. We had so much fun together whether it be our monthly casino trips, or weekly drinks and dinner at our favorite restaurant. I can't express how much I will miss her, as I have such a strong void in my life now. I take comfort knowing she is not suffering and she is at peace watching over all of us. Your mom was truly "THE BEST" and she will be forever in my heart. Love and prayers to everyone in the family, Wendy

Brenda & Jim Adams

April 2, 2020

So sorry to hear this. We were neighbors of the Rideout family for many, many years. Gayle was 3 years old when we first met!
Sending much love to her Mom, her sisters and her children.
Brenda & Jim Adams

Joanne Matthews

April 2, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Fond memories of Gayle when she worked at the court house she would come down and visit me at MCVP. Beautiful tribute.

Joanne Matthews

Rachel Boucher

April 2, 2020

That was written beautifully and describes Gayle exactly. We were friends for many many years. Gayle was one of the most loving and thoughtful people I knew. She was always smiling.... always! Her laugh was so unique and absolutely contagious. I would tell her all the time how much I envied her posture as she would sit with perfect grace. I will miss our phone calls and annual visit. This world lost a beautiful person on the 20th. My heart goes out to Kelly, Matt and the family.

Barbara Pierce

April 1, 2020

So sorry to here about Gayle passing, I only know her from the Cancer Group .The short time that I have know her we talked at the group. She will be missed. Again so sorry .

Barbara Andrews

March 31, 2020

Hello to Gayle's family. I graduated from KHS in 1970 with Gayle, am ever so sorry for your loss as I did not realize she was so ill. Sending my love and prayers... peace and be safe. Barbara (Hickey) Andrews
PS, I will always remember her laughter and smile in high school :) She had such a giggle...!

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