Ardis L. Trombly

Ardis L. (Martell) Trombly, 75, a resident of Keene, passed away at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, surrounded by her family.

She was born Feb. 4, 1944, in Portsmouth, the daughter of Edward and Ciona (Trombly) Martell. Ardis worked for various businesses in the Monadnock Region including the Pub Restaurant in Keene and co-owner of Paquette Appraisals.

Ardis was a very outgoing person and enjoyed getting to know her neighbors and building friendships with those around her. For those who knew her, she would never beat around the bush and would always tell you like it is. She loved to be outside and soak up sun by the pool; she loved to travel to the beach and would always spend plenty of time sunbathing and soaking in the pool. She was known by friends as the “Sunshine Lady.” When she wasn’t lounging by the pool she also enjoyed being outside working in her vegetable and flower gardens.

Ardis was very artistic and enjoyed working on crafting projects. She made beautiful wreaths and other macramé items which she would share with friends and family. Photography was also something that brought her joy. She had a grand appreciation for sports and especially enjoyed cheering for the Patriots and “Tom.”

She and her second husband, Robert Irwin, enjoyed traveling together, especially to the Pacific Northwest.

She is survived by her sons, Edward Trombly and his wife, Sheryl, of Keene, Mark Trombly of Keene and David Trombly of Keene; stepsons, David Irwin and his wife, Asa, of Bellevue, Wash., Glenn Irwin and his wife, Linda, of Portland, Ore., and Craig Irwin and his wife, Diane, of Beaverton, Ore.; stepdaughter, Susan Davis and her husband, Mark, of Lynnwood, Wash.; grandchildren, Zachary, Rachel, Christine, Megan, Miles, Katie, Jonathan, Maggie, Emily, Chad and Shane; great-grandson, Joshua; sisters, Ciona Whitcomb and her husband, Robert, of Keene, Valieda Henderson and her husband, Gary, of Garland, Texas and Cheryl Sawyer of Dallas, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. She is also survived by her first husband and the father of her children, Arthur L. Trombly of Keene. She is predeceased by her second husband, Robert Irwin.

Ardis’ family will remember her in services this spring. These services will be announced at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Monadnock Humane Society, 101 West Swanzey Road, Swanzey, NH 03446.

The Foley Funeral Home of Keene is assisting the family with arrangements. To leave an online remembrance, visit