Wesley Hubert Hartwell
Wesley Hubert Hartwell
  • September 17, 1931 - May 27, 2017
  • Keene, New Hampshire

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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.