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Katherine and Paul Jobin

Katherine E. "Kathy" Jobin, 65, of Baker Street in Claremont, died Friday afternoon, August 18, 2006 at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.

She was born in Hebron, CT on April 27, 1941 the daughter of Kenneth W. and Dorothy D. (White) Ellis and had resided in Claremont for forty years. She graduated as Valedictorian of her class at Regional Hebron Andover Marlborough High School in Hebron, CT and received her BA Degree in Sociology from Wheaton College in Illinois.

Katherine retired in 2001 from the Claremont School District where she wasan elementary music instructor for thirty years.  She was a former organist and director of the choir at the First Congregational Church, a substitute organist at many churches in Claremont and also was an accomplished pianist.

After graduation from college she was an exchange student for six months with the International Farm Youth Exchange.  She returned to India in 1982 as a volunteer with Mother Theresa's Missionaries of Charities and in 2001 traveled to Bombay as a volunteer with Sister Paulette of the Handmaids of the Blessed Trinity.  After retiring, she helped with the Middle School Music Program, participated in the mentoring program at Bluff School,  did music with the residents of Silver Maples assisted living facility, organized people for Franklin Graham's Christmas Child Program and Charles Colson's Prison Fellowship Program which helps children of local prisoners at Christmas time.

She worshiped at the Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church.

The family includes her husband, Paul J. Jobin of Claremont whom she married on July 26, 1986; her mother of Hebron, CT; one brother, Edward Ellis and his wife, Renee of Hebron, CT; four sisters, Gwen Mund and her husband, Frank of Hebron, CT, Chris Irish and her husband, Preston of Bolton, CT, Connie Wilson and her husband, Tim of Westminster, CO and Marilyn Swenson and her husband, Greg of Alton, NH; two aunts, one uncle, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends called at the Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad Street on Tuesday afternoon and evening from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM.

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning, August 23rd at 10 am in the Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church with Rev. Andrew Tregubov, officiating. Interment followed in St. Joseph Cemetery in Keene, NH. The family suggested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Holy Resurrection Church, Claremont, NH.

Paul J. Jobin, 89, a long time resident of Keene and Claremont, NH passed away peacefully on Saturday afternoon, December 3, 2016 after a period of declining health.

He was born in Keene, NH on July 14, 1927, the son of Joseph and Alma (Dubois) Jobin. He grew up in Keene, attended St. Joseph Regional School and was a graduate of Keene High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stonehill College and a Master of Arts degree from Boston College. Following high school, he enlisted in the US Navy and served as a Seaman Second Class and was honorably discharged in 1948.

Paul later became a teacher at Stevens High School in Claremont where he served for thirty years. He taught Humanities and foreign languages including Latin and French. He was the chairman of the foreign language department at Stevens.

He worshiped at the Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church and was a communicant at St. Mary’s Church in Claremont while a resident there. He was the founding member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Mary’s. While a resident in Keene he was a communicant at St. Bernard’s Church. 

He is survived by three brothers; Bruno Jobin and his wife Beryl, Raymond Jobin and his wife Dorothy and Denis Jobin and his wife Pauline all of Keene, NH a sister, Claire Castagna of Keene, a sister-in-law, Lillian Jobin of Nashua, NH; many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife, Katherine (Ellis) Jobin, sister and brother in-law Lucienne and Arthur DeBonville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gerard and Vera Jobin; Leo and Madeline Jobin, Robert Jobin and brother-in-law Beato “Bill” Castagna.

A mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Monday, December 12, 2016 at St. Bernard’s Church, Keene, NH at 11:00 a.m. The Very Rev. A. Stephen Marcoux, pastor was the celebrant. Burial followed in St. Joseph Cemetery, Main Street, Keene.


Memory Eternal to Kathy and Paul!

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