Obituaries 03-28-2024

Joseph A. Theberge, Sr.

September 9, 1947 – March 16, 2024

Joseph A. Theberge, Sr., 76, passed away peacefully in his home in Nashua, NH, on March 16, 2024, surrounded by his cherished family and close loved ones.

Born on September 9, 1947 in Rumford, Maine, Joseph was the son of the late Bernard J. Theberge, Sr. and Anne R. Daigle Theberge.

He spent his formative years in Chelsea where he cultivated a deep sense of duty and honor. Joseph proudly served his country as a member of the US Army 101st Airborne Infantry during the Vietnam War, demonstrating courage and resilience throughout his service. After returning home, Joseph dedicated himself to a career as a master skilled carpenter, leaving a lasting legacy of craftsmanship.

Joseph found immense joy in the simple pleasures of life, particularly in spending time with his beloved family, playing horseshoes and tending to tasks around the house. His warm presence and generous spirit touched the lives of all who knew him.

Joseph is survived by his loving sister, Pamela Theberge Marden (and husband, Michael) of Saugus, Kimberly Theberge of Chelsea, Lyndell Theberge (sister-in-law) of

Manchester, NH, and Paulette Aikens (sister-in-law) of Nashua, NH. He is also survived by his brother, Dennis Theberge (and wife Donna) of Browns Mills, New Jersey.

Joseph leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion through his children: Joseph Theberge, Jr. of Dracut, Terri Theberge of Revere, Tammy Theberge of Nashua, NH and Justin Theberge (and wife Blair) of New Boston, NH. His memory will be cherished by his grandchildren: Christopher Theberge, Kyle Theberge, Katelyn Theberge, Marisa D’Amelio, Tianna Theberge, Justin Theberge Jr., Tyler Theberge, Savannah Caron, and Collin Caron, as well as his great-grandchild, Alai Skye Alonso. Joseph’s legacy of love extends to numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews, who will forever hold him in their hearts.

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Eileen “Chicky” Burkett Theberge and siblings Bernard Theberge, Jr., Timothy Theberge and sister-in-law, Bertha Gibbons and is also predeceased by brothers-in-law: Joe Burkett, Eddie Burkett, Frank Burkett, Wayne Burkett, Ronald Gibbons, and Ronnie Aikens.

A celebration of Joseph’s life will be held on Saturday, April 13 at 1 p.m. at 28 1/2 Lovell Street, Nashua, New Hampshire.

In honoring Joseph’s life, let us remember his unwavering strength, kindness, and love for his family. He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Keith Allen Mahon, Sr.

March 18, 1957 – March 18, 2024

Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend visiting hours for Keith A. Mahon, Sr. on Saturday, March 30th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Welsh Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea. The visitation will be immediately followed by a Home Going Service and Military Honors in the Funeral Home at 2 p.m.

Keith Mahon Sr. and his identical twin, Kevin, were born to Brenda (Mahon) Massey and George Holmes Jr. on March 18th, 1957, at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.  Keith was born one minute after his brother.

He was raised in Chelsea, where he attended school and lived his whole life.  He was very active in the community and had many friends. 

He joined the National Guard and gave sixteen years plus of service. His work spanned various industries, such as construction, truck driving, state MDC/DCR employee, security guard at the ice rink, lifeguard at the city pool, and crossing guard at a local school.  He also tended bar at the Meritts Club, the French Club, and other venues.

Keith enjoyed working and spending time with his friends and family.  He loved to make people laugh and smile, telling his middle-school stories about his antics and pranks.  He was an outgoing person who loved to be there for others.

During the Chelsea Fire in 1973, when the twins were seventeen years old, Keith and Kevin spent many hours assisting the Chelsea firefighters.  They directed out of town firefighters to the locations where they were needed and the Chelsea firefighters commended them for their assistance and bravery.

Keith will be laid to rest joining his mother, Brenda Massey; his brother, George Mahon; his great-grandmother, Catherine Crawford; his grandmother, Eleanor Mahon; his aunt, Blanche Singleton and his niece, Chandra (Mahon) Kane.

Keith leaves behind his identical twin brother, Kevin Mahon Sr., his sister, Valerie Massey and his four children: his son, Keith Mahon Jr. and his daughters, Jessica (Mahon) Stephens, Kasandra Mahon and Trina Ford.  He also leaves behind two grandchildren, Deyette Stephens and Tatyana Ali-Stephens.  Keith also leaves his uncles, Wayne and Ernest (Buddy) Mahon, his aunts, Marsha Hopkins and Denise Mahon Bass and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Arrangements were given to the care and direction of the Welsh Funeral Home, Chelsea.            

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