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Vivian H. Pickering

Albany- Vivian Higgins Pickering, 91, of Albany, NY; formerly of Keene, NH passed peacefully on August 23, 2019.

Vivian was born on October 1, 1927 in Springfield, MA. She worked as an office manager of Cheshire Oil Company in Keene for thirty years. After retirement, Vivian and her husband Bob spent their winters in Florida and vacationed in Jamaica, Bermuda and California. Vivian and Bob celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in 2007. Vivian enjoyed golfing, bowling, needlepoint, doing volunteer work with her church and spending summers with her grandchildren.

Vivian is survived by her daughter Devida DePalma; her granddaughters Lauren E. Leonard (Randall Partridge Jr.) and Alison G. Leonard (Adam Karazuba); her great grandson Michael N. Karazuba; her daughter-in-law Paula J. Leonard; many nieces, nephews, extended family members and close friends; and her dog Timmy. All will miss Vivian dearly.

She was predeceased by her parents Ralph and Elizabeth Higgins; her husband Robert Willard Pickering (2008), her son Lyndon Michael Leonard (2018); her dog Brody.

A private memorial service and interment will be held in Keene, NH.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Vivian’s name to: The Community Hospice Foundation, 310 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 2208.        donate.givetocommunityhospice.org


I am so sorry for your loss. I have often thought of Mrs. Pickering, which is how I knew her. When I was very young they lived on Cobble Hill Road and I used to play with Devida. My parents would still visit sometimes after they moved to Swanzey Center. She was the nicest and most pleasant person ever. Her house was always spotless and I was so impressed by her. She was so kind.

Cindi Lambert Aug 28 2019 12:00 AM

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