, Derry, New Hampshire

April 17, 2014

Barbara A. Spinney, 76

Derry, New Hampshire — Barbara A. Spinney, 76, of Derry, NH, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on August 12, 1937, in Cambridge, MA, daughter of the late Oliver J. and Catherine I. (McKenzie) Brazeau.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 54 years, Gaylon N. Spinney Jr.; five sons, Gaylon L. Spinney and his wife, Dawn, David J. Spinney and his wife, Susan, Steven O. Spinney and his wife, Sharon, Mark T. Spinney and his wife, Laura, and Michael J. Spinney and his wife, Kristin; 13 grandchildren; one sister and several nieces and nephews. A very unassuming woman, but the impact she had on all of her family and friends was tremendous. We will miss her dearly and will always remember her love, guidance, and compassion.

ARRANGEMENTS: There are no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at 10 a.m. in the Forest Hill Cemetery, East Derry, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Barbara’s memory to the Williams Syndrome Association, 570 Kirts Blvd., Suite 223, Troy, MI 48084 or at their website The Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry, is handling the arrangements. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit