Chester, NH — Charles S. (Steve) Thissell, 64, of Chester, NH, died October 17, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Steve was born in Waterbury, CT on November 20, 1948, a son of the late Harold and Irene (Cote) Thissell. He had resided in Chester for the past 40 years, formerly living in Manchester, NH. He taught school at Timberlane Regional Middle School for 23 years, and also at St. Francis of Assisi School in Manchester. He retired from Pinkerton Academy in Derry in 2008. He had a love for cars, car shows and enjoyed car cruises with his wife. He was an avid fan of Duke basketball, Notre Dame football, the Red Sox, and the NE Patriots. He was an assistant basketball coach at Pinkerton Academy for many years. Mr. Thissell served on the board of directors with the NH Society for Technology in Education. He enjoyed building balsa wood planes, and building fine wood furniture. In addition, he was fanatical about anything new in technology.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Janice (Fournier) Thissell of Chester; his son, Jeremy Thissell and his wife, Jennifer, of Ashburn, VA; his daughter, Gena Richards and her husband, Corey, of Manchester; three grandchildren, Isabella, Alexander and Matthew; his brother, Richard Thissell and his wife, Merrilee, of Goffstown, NH; his sister, Linda Lee and her husband, David, of Rockville, CT; his mother-in-law, Wilma Fournier of St. Johnsbury, VT; his sister-in-law, Elaine Fournier of Greensboro, VT; also several nieces and nephews.
Following cremation, calling hours will be held on Monday, October 21, 2013, from 4 – 7pm in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry. A liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:00am at St. Peter’s Church, 567 Manchester Rd., Auburn. Burial will follow in Great Hill Cemetery, Chester. Memorial donations may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via www.dana-farber.org/gift.
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