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Saturday, June 17, 2023
Starts at 9:00am (Eastern time)
Saturday, June 17, 2023
Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)
In Loving Memory of Keith Wallace
November 20th, 1955 - June 6th, 2023
With heavy hearts we mourn the loss of Keith Damian Wallace, loving husband, father, Grampy, Papa, and cherished member of his church and community.
Keith was born in Boston, MA on November 20th, 1955, to George C. and Rena M. (Cappelluzzo) Wallace. He was raised in Medford, MA and often recalled childhood adventures with his cousins, camping trips with the Scouts, and long chats with his father on their front stoop. He had a love for ham radio and a passion for model railroading.
Keith attended Malden Catholic High School, and along with several classmates, formed KEMMS, a lighting and recording company. It was while recording mass for his local church that he met his future bride, June (Puleo) Wallace.
After graduation Keith took classes at Northeastern University and various VocEd classes in Texas. During his enrollment at Lowell Tech he earned his disc jockey stripes. Always a lover of classic rock and classical music, Keith maintained a plethora of both modern and antiquated equipment in his home to listen to all of his favorites. Keith enjoyed building a similar collection of telecommunications equipment as well.
Keith and June were married February 4th, 1978, just one day ahead of the Blizzard of ’78 burying the area. They began a family in Billerica, MA. It was Keith’s love for the outdoors, especially skiing, hiking, and camping, that compelled him to relocate his family to Contoocook, NH in the mid 80’s.
During his early years in Contoocook, Keith kept busy camping, skiing, and volunteering as a Cub Scout leader for Pack 77. As time passed, a camper was parked on a seasonal site and less vigorous, but weekly camping trips commenced between Memorial Day and Labor Day each year. During these trips the family would often meet up with Keith’s PC Connection co-workers to hike the various peaks in the area. If you weren’t in the mood to climb a mountain, he would happily pile everyone into his dad’s old Suburban to seek out and explore remaining rail beds and train depots in the area.
Born of a generation of dedicated employees, Keith enjoyed working in telecommunications. The majority of his career was spent with Northern Telecom and PC Connection. He had a good deal of traveling adventures for work. He took pride in his work and enjoyed the sense of accomplishment it brought him when troubleshooting a project.
After Keith’s retirement, he and June took on new volunteer opportunities with the Hopkinton Lions Club. He joined the Contoocook Riverway Association, which helped to restore and maintain the historic local depot and railcar in town. He was passionate about his faith and had ministered to others in recent years through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He enjoyed sitting on his deck, taking in the surrounding trees and the company of his friends and family, and four legged companions. When weather was not permitting, he would pass the time enjoying music in front of his woodstove with his cats.
Keith was quiet, humble, kind, gentle, and forgiving. After raising three children and being married for 45 years, he was above all other things, patient. If however, you needed to get him fired up, you could simply bring up politics. Keith had a quick wit and never lost his sense of humor, even during his greatest challenges.
Keith is survived by his wife June (Puleo) Wallace of Contoocook, NH; his daughter Laurabeth Wallace-Martin and her husband Raymond Martin II and their children Clara Wallace-Fournier and Fynne Martin of Chichester, NH; son Mark Wallace and his wife Adriana Wallace and their children Nicholas and Tessa, of Little Elm, TX and son Brian Wallace and his wife Katie Moritz and their son Ulysses Wallace of St. Johnsbury, VT.
He leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, compassion and devotion to his family, friends and faith.
On Saturday, June 17th, a funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 90 Clinton St., Concord, NH 03301. A celebration of life will follow at 11 a.m. at the Red Blazer Restaurant, 72 Manchester St., Concord, NH 03301. All are welcome to attend as desired.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Keith’s memory to the Hopkinton NH Lions Club, PO Box 185, Contoocook, NH 03229; the Contoocook Riverway Association, 896 Main St., Contoocook. NH, 03229; or your local animal shelter.