Donna B. Allard
Donna B. Allard
  • February 3, 1933 - January 15, 2018
  • New Hampshire

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Donna B. Allard, 84, of Keene, passed away on January 15, 2018 at Maplewood Nursing Home after a period of declining health.

She was born on February 3, 1933 in Concord, NH, the daughter of Donald and Barbara (St. Pierre) Bass. She attended area schools and graduated high school in 1951 from Lyndon Institute in Vermont where she was voted "most popular" her Senior year.

Donna married her high school sweetheart, Robert R. Allard in Lyndonville, VT in 1955.

During their active years, Donna and her husband traveled to a number of places including Egypt, Prague, and Hawaii. They also enjoyed cross-country skiing together. Donna loved children and cherished time spent with her grandchildren. She liked to play bridge, tend to her gardens, cook for those she loved, and sew. Donna was a strong and kind woman who stayed involved in the Monadnock Region. She was a member of the Old Homestead Garden Club in Swanzey where she was a Master Gardener through the UNH Extension Service program, the Lake Spofford Association, assisted with the Ashuelot Park start-up, and served on the Board for the Salvation Army in Keene.

Donna will be greatly missed by her three sons: Doug Allard of Manchester, NH, Tom Allard and his wife Charlene of Pensacola, FL, and John Allard of Costa Rica; son-in-law: James Hensel of Keene, NH; grandchildren: Tim, Corey, Lauren, Tiffany, Bobby, Andrea, Christy and her husband Robert and their children Claire and Owen, Jeffrey, and Jarred; brother: Robert Bass and his wife Gloria of Keene, NH; her dear Guardian; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

Donna is predeceased by her loving husband of 57 years, Richard R. Allard, and beloved daughter, Cindy Hensel

Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Fletcher Funeral Home, 33 Marlboro Street, Keene, NH. A memorial service to celebrate Mrs. Allard's life will be held Friday, January 26 at 11:00 am at the United Church of Christ, 23 Central Square, Keene, NH. Private burial will take place at the family lot at Monadnock View Cemetery, Park Avenue, Keene, NH.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Donna B. Allard's name to the Old Homestead Garden Club, PO Box 10051, Swanzey, NH 03446.