Name: Susan Simonds

Age: 63

Hometown: Born and raised in Keene; Swanzey resident since 1984

Family: Husband, Brian Simonds; son Christopher Simonds, a sergeant with the Keene Police Department; and daughter Jennifer Ngah of Dunstable, Mass., a nursing supervisor at a long-term care facility

Occupation: Funeral director and area manager of the DiLuzio Foley and Fletcher Funeral Homes in Keene, part of the Dignity Memorial funeral service providers through SCI, based out of Houston, Texas.

Education: Associate’s degree in medical technology, N.H. Community Technical College in Claremont; associate’s degree in funeral service from Mount Ida College in Newton, Mass.

Activities: Member of the Keene Elm City Rotary Club; golfing

Side note: In the past, Foley Funeral Home was considered the “Catholic” funeral home, Fletcher Funeral Home favored by the Protestants.