April Neumeister Obituary

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April J. Neumeister

March 29, 1946 - July 26, 2014
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April J. Neumeister 68, of 111 Hastings Avenue, Keene, NH died at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA on Saturday evening after a brief illness. She was born in Claremont, NH on March 29, 1946 the daughter of William and Helen L. (Burbee) Kremen. April was a lifelong resident of Keene and was a 1964 graduate of Keene High School. She graduated from the former Elliot Community Hospital School of Nursing in 1967. She received her Bachelor's of Science in nursing degree (BSN) from the University of New Hampshire in 1984. She first worked in the ICU unit at Anchorage Hospital in Anchorage, AK in 1969 to...
April J. Neumeister 68, of 111 Hastings Avenue, Keene, NH died at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA on Saturday evening after a brief illness.

She was born in Claremont, NH on March 29, 1946 the daughter of William and Helen L. (Burbee) Kremen.

April was a lifelong resident of Keene and was a 1964 graduate of Keene High School. She graduated from the former Elliot Community Hospital School of Nursing in 1967. She received her Bachelor's of Science in nursing degree (BSN) from the University of New Hampshire in 1984.

She first worked in the ICU unit at Anchorage Hospital in Anchorage, AK in 1969 to 1971 while her husband was serving with the US Army. She returned to Keene in 1971 and was employed by Cheshire Medical Center where she remained for over thirty-six years. She worked as an ICU unit nurse, nursing supervisor, emergency room nurse, and finally in short stay.

She loved gardening, antiquing, canning pickles, relishes, jams and jellies. She loved bird watching, especially humming birds and awaited their return each March. She also enjoyed traveling, especially to Camp Ellis beach in Maine where she spent many vacations. She was also very fond of her Labrador Retrievers. She never forgot friends' and families' birthdays or holidays. Her neighbors and friends have said that she had "an unconditional love for everyone".

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Warren Neumeister, of Keene; two sons; Brett Neumeister of Cambridge, MA and Andrew Neumeister of Costa Mesa, CA; her brother, Thomas Kremen of North Wilkesboro, NC; several nieces, nephews and cousins including Hillary (Kremen) Rodriquez and Tad Kremen.

Family and friends are invited to call at the Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court Street, Keene, NH on Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Rev. Nancy Wood, the Cheshire Medical Center Chaplain will offer a brief prayer service at the funeral home at 6:00 p.m. Burial and committal prayers will be at the New Hampshire State Veteran's Cemetery, Boscawen, NH on Friday morning, August 1, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. Chaplin Gary Rolph from the Manchester Veterans Hospital will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest that memorial gifts be made in her name to the Cheshire Health Foundation, 580 Court Street, Keene, NH 03431, to benefit the Nursing Program at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene.

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"Warren, I am so sorry to hear about April. There is a hole in your heart. May you and our family find comfort and strength in the days ahead. Peace be with..." Sigrid (Oscarson) Wares (Moorestown, NJ)

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