Stratham, NH — Henry G. Cheney, Sr., 87, formerly of Amesbury, passed away peacefully at his home, with his family by his side, on August 31 from prostate cancer. He was born on March 11, 1925 in Amesbury, to the late Edward L. and Gloria M. Cheney. He attended Sacred Heart Parochial School and Amesbury High School. In 1942, at the age of 17, he enlisted in the Navy Seabees, 101st Division. In 1948, he met and married M. Marjorie Cheney, the love of his life, to whom he was married for 64 years. He owned and operated the Macy Street Service Station in Amesbury until 1960 and then worked for The General Electric Company as an inspector in Lynn, retiring in 1985. They resided in Amesbury for many years, raising their three children, before moving to Stratham, NH in 1999. They spent their winters in St. Petersburg, Fla. and summers in New Hampshire. Henry was active in his community serving on the Amesbury Planning Board for 17 years, was a member of the Knights of Columbus, serving as Grand Knight in 1959, and a member of the Elks Lodge in Newburyport. He was a kind and generous man, proud to have served his country and in later years prepared care packages that were distributed to veterans homes by the Elks Lodge.
Henry leaves behind his wife Marjorie of Stratham; his three children, Norma of Stratham, NH, daughter Gloria and James Titone of Seabrook, NH, Dr. Henry Cheney, Jr. of Amesbury; his brother Earl and wife Winifred Cheney of Amesbury; his four grandchildren Angela and Jeffrey Titone, Andrew and Michelle Cheney, a great-granddaughter, Maia and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: A mass of christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 8 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Parish, 9 Sparhawk Street, Amesbury. Burial will be in Union Cemetery after the service followed by a reception in the parish hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, 1250 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401, the American Cancer Society, P.O Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, or to the charity of one’s choice.