DiLuzio Foley And Fletcher Funeral Homes

33 Marlboro Street, Keene, NH


Wesley Hubert Hartwell

September 17, 1931May 27, 2017

Wesley H. Hartwell, 85, of Keene passed away at Keene Center Genesis on May 27, 2017 with family by his side.

He was born September 17, 1931 in Lempster, NH, the son of Lillian (Walker) and Hubert Hartwell, Jr. He graduated from high school in Alstead and moved to the Keene and Spofford areas shortly thereafter.

Wesley was a hard and dedicated worker, building his own company, Hartwell Plumbing and Heating.

Wesley’s children fondly remember their father as jovial with an excellent sense of humor. He was a fan of the Red Sox, Celtics, Patriots, and Bruins in his later years. Wesley was an avid bowler and golfer at the Pine Grove Golf Club in Spofford where he was a member. When it came to bingo, Wesley had lots of luck. He and his wife took that luck to Vegas twice a year and hit the casinos together. Wesley loved kids and was a coach for over 20 years in little league and Babe Ruth baseball.

Wesley will be greatly missed by his children: Orson Hartwell and his wife Jana of Keene, Joyce O’Brien and her significant other Dan Perreault of North Adams, MA, Donna Burt and her husband Tom of Exeter, Paul Hartwell and his wife Denise of Keene, Don Hartwell of Sarasota, FL, Robert Hartwell and his wife Tina of Grafton, MA, Patrice Dolschenko and her husband Steve of Charlotte, NC, Christopher Hartwell and his wife Meghan of Marshfield, MA, Susan Bell and her husband Jack of Keene, and Connie Myers of Dover, NH; 22 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; siblings: Eleanor Pinkney of Lempster, Hubert Hartwell III of Florida, and Elizabeth Heath of Holderness; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family members.

He was predeceased by his wife Kathryn (Galway) Hartwell and brother Robert Hartwell.

Family and friends are invited to call on June 3, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Fletcher Funeral Home, 33 Marlboro Street, Keene, NH. A funeral service will follow at 3:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Wesley H. Hartwell’s name to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018 (www.pdf.org) or the Greater Keene Youth Baseball and Softball Association, PO Box 1044, Keene, NH 03431.


  • Calling Hours

    Saturday, June 3, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, June 3, 2017


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Marilyn Sparks

June 2, 2017

Wes was the best Uncle ever i remember as a child he would put us on his shoulder and carry us around or horseback and he was the horse. he will be so greatly missed. My love hugs and prayers to all my wonderful family, love you all wish i could be with you at this time to say see you later to Uncle Wes

Cheryl and Tom Patty

June 1, 2017

Tom and I are truly sorry for the loss of your Dad. He was such a friendly and positive man! We pray that you are comforted by your memories. Your Friends, Tom and Cheryl Patty

Amy Lawrence

May 31, 2017

Wes will be missed by all of us. He was a great person with a fabulous sense of humor. I got to know him over the last several years and it was so easy to love him and his smile. RIP Wes.

Penny Heilman

May 31, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. My love, thoughts and Prayers are with you at this time. Remember the good times. It helps. Remember he will be with you in spirit everyday.I love you all.

Sue Wamboldt

May 31, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with your family . So sorry for the loss of your Dad.

The Panico Family

May 30, 2017

Chris, Meg and boys, we are thinking of you and hope you will find comfort in all the fond memories of building things together, family get togethers and visits with grandchildren.