DiLuzio Foley And Fletcher Funeral Homes

33 Marlboro Street, Keene, NH


Van Wilford Hastings

January 30, 1945June 29, 2020

Van Wilford Hastings, 75 of Winchester, passed away on June 29, 2020 in the comfort of his home surrounded by family following a period of declining health.

He was born on January 30, 1945 in Keene, NH, the son of the late Eleanor (Wilder) and Herman Hastings. He grew up in Westmoreland and attended area schools.

Early on, Van had been employed by Pane Construction. He spent many years at Troy Mills, from which he retired.

In 2005, Van married Jean Kent.

Van was an extremely hard working, but gentle man. He was the type that would give you the shirt off his back. He could be counted on for lending a helping hand – even if he had just met you. Van enjoyed camping with his family. He was an expert at making good deals swapping and trading vehicles. He will be very much missed.

Van leaves behind his wife: Jean Hastings of Winchester, NH; son: Herman Hastings of Swanzey, NH; grandson: Mathew Van Hastings and his wife Nicole and their son Tucker Herbert Hastings of Marlow, NH; sisters: Jessie Hallowell of Swanzey, NH and Dottie Bohannan of Northfield, MA; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his daughter: Eleanor Hastings; and siblings: Herman Hastings, Ella Miller, and Alton Hastings, Sr..

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Van W. Hastings’ name to a charity of one’s choice.


18 July

Celebration of Life

12:00 pm



Van Wilford Hastings

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John Coleman

July 12, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear of your passing. I have many wonderful memories of you when I was a kid. You were a gentle giant and larger than life in my eyes. RIP my friend 😪

Bob Paulson

July 6, 2020

Lots of good memories at work great coworker friend and an awesome person thanks Van for being in my life. You're sadly missed rest in peace. Some day I'll join you. Your friend Bob

Robin Eno

June 30, 2020

You were always a friend of mine. I'll see you on the other side.