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Diane A. Hobart

January 4, 1942 — September 16, 2022

Manchester, NH

   Diane A. (Shedd) Hobart, 80, of Manchester, died September 16, 2022 at Villa Crest Nursing and Retirement Center after a brief period of declining health.

   She was born in Manchester on January 4, 1942 to Otis and Alice (Boucher) Shedd.  She was a lifelong resident of Manchester.

   Diane enjoyed reading by the lake, mudslides at the Puritan Backroom Restaurant, music and time spent with her family.

   She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Alvin J. Hobart; five siblings, Judith Connors, Susan Holt, Madison Shedd, Steven Shedd and Nancy Martel; and a son-in-law, Richard McLaughlin.

   Diane is survived by her daughter, Cynthia A. McLaughlin of Henniker; two grandchildren, Oliver McLaughlin and his fiancé, Brooklyn Beliveau and Maxwell McLaughlin and his fiancé, Mila Danforth, all of Henniker; two great grandchildren, Maverick McLaughlin and Evan Danforth; two brothers, Daniel Shedd of Laconia and Richard Shedd of Manchester; and many nieces and nephews.

   There are no services planned at this time.

   Memorial donations may be made to the breast cancer foundation “Susan G. Komen for the Cure” at

   Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, Manchester is assisting the family with arrangements. 

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