Steven C. Tenney Sr.

February 6, 1958August 1, 2018
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Steven C. Tenney, Sr., 60, of Keene passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday afternoon, August 1, 2018 after a sudden illness. He was born in Keene, NH on February 6, 1958 the son of Martha J. (Oberle) Tenney and Eugene David Tenney, Sr.

Steven grew up in the area and was a graduate of the Monadnock Regional High School, class of 1976. Steven led a busy life and was very active in our communities. Following high school, he built homes with Bob Stillings, and Butch, and Ken Bergeron. He later moved to Florida where he and his wife Lynn owned and operated two motels.

After he returned to Keene he was hired by the Keene Police Department where he worked for more than nineteen years, he retired as a Corporal in the detective’s division.

He later went to work for the SUR Construction Company and currently he was employed by the Fenton Family Dealership’s transporting vehicles to auctions where he made many close friends. Steven had many hobbies including coaching children in sports programs, hunting, and fishing with his family, cooking and baking, woodworking, hiking, and hanging out with his yellow lab, Willow, riding his motorcycle, gardening where he could make or create anything with his hands. Whatever he did it was always 110%. He always worked hard and love to find four-leaf clovers.

He is survived by his mother, Martha J. Tenney of Gilsum, NH; his children; Steven C. Tenney, Jr and his wife Aubrey, Aleah L. Tenney, Jacob K. Tenney and his wife Alissa, and Mallory J. Tenney and her significant other, Nicholas Youtsey. His grandchildren; Madalynn J. Youtsey, Haylee Tenney, Sophia Tenney, Caleb Tenney, Kiley E. Tenney, Brett A. Shaw, and Blake D. Tenney. His brothers E. David Tenney, Jr. and Russell P. Tenney and his sister Karen Mattson; several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his former spouse, Lynn Tenney the mother of his children and his long time companion, Anne Young. He was predeceased by his father, E. David Tenney and his brother Walter J. Tenney.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Bernard’s Church, 185 Main Street, Keene on Thursday morning, August 9, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. The Rev. Msgr, Daniel O. Lamothe will be the celebrant. Burial will follow in the Centennial Cemetery, Gilsum, NH. Family and friends are invited to call at the Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court Street, Keene on Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

For those who, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Special Olympics of NH, c/o SONH, 650 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 0101, or the Shriners Children Hospitals, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 or the charity of one choice.


  • Visitation Wednesday, August 8, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, August 9, 2018
  • Burial Thursday, August 9, 2018

Steven C. Tenney Sr.

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August 10, 2018

Martha and family. So sorry to hear of Stevens passing. I remember all your kids raising cane when I visited. Our prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Love Larry and Geri Patnaude.

Pete Riesenberg

August 9, 2018

My condolences and prayers to Steve's family. Rest in peace Steve.

Frederick Parsells

August 8, 2018

A friend, and a partner. I will miss him. Knowing and working with Steve was my honor and surely my pleasure. I will forever keep my memories of him close to my heart. God bless his soul.

Ken Meola

August 7, 2018

Our deepest sympathies to Lynn, Aleah, Jr, Jake, Mallory, and the rest of the family. Steve was such an integral part of our life when we moved to Keene. He welcomed our family into his, sharing wonderful times and memories that will never be forgotten. He had such a strong and dynamic personality, but was equally affable and caring, always offering to help before even being asked. He gave a lot of himself because he cared. The character of his life is evidenced by that of his family; nothing short of exceptional. He will be missed.

The Meola Family