Patricia O. Hardy, 1934-2019

CHARLESTOWN, N.H. – Patricia Olive Hardy, 85, of Charlestown, N.H., died Sunday morning, Nov. 3, 2019 at Westwood Nursing Home in Keene, N.H.

She was born in Bellows Falls, Vt. March 3, 1934, the daughter of Arnold and Rosamond (Pollard) Fish and was a lifelong resident of Charlestown. Pat graduated in the Class of 1952 from Charlestown High School. She married Basil Hardy in Aug. 30, 1958, and he died Feb. 11, 2014. She and Basil owned and operated the Fish Dairy Farm in Charlestown. She also worked for 56 years for Connecticut River Bank, retiring in 2006.

In her spare time, Patricia catered weddings and parties, making all occasion cakes. Christmas cookies were one of her specialties – all hand decorated. Patricia was the secretary and a den mother for the Boy Scouts for over 40 years. She was also a Girl Scout leader and a long-time member of the South Parish Church in Charlestown.

She is survived by their three children Elizabeth Ann Hardy and her partner Ron LeClair, Paul Hardy, and Peter Hardy all of Charlestown; two grandchildren Ashley Hardy and Ericka Hess of Ohio; three sisters Pauline Mitchell and Prudence Fish of Arizona, Penelope Spaulding of Charlestown; one sister-in-law Beverly Willis and her husband Red of Derby Line, Vt.; and also nephews, nieces, and cousins.

A graveside service will be held in Pine Crest Cemetery in Charlestown Thursday, Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Boy Scout Troop 31 in Charlestown, N.H.

Arrangements are with Stringer Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 146 Broad St., Claremont, N.H. To view an online memorial or send a private message of condolence, visit

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