- Thursday, June 13, 2013
William Glenn Morrill, 77
Salem, NH — The Reverend Mr. William Glenn Morrill, 77, of Salem, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013, surrounded by his loving family at the Community Hospice House of Merrimack. Rev. Morrill was a son of the late Arthur L. and Irene (Eddy) Morrill. He was raised and educated in Derry and was a 1955 graduate of Pinkerton Academy.Continued ...
- Thursday, June 6, 2013
Carol A. Morrison, 77
Derry, NH — Carol A. Morrison, 77, of Derry, N.H., died Wednesday May 29, 2013, in the Parkland Medical Center in Derry. She was born in S. Weymouth, Mass., on February 21, 1936, a daughter of the late William M. and Cecilia A. (Hayes) Gallahue. Carol had been a resident of Derry since 1960, formerly living in S. Weymouth, Mass. She was a graduate of Pinkerton Academy, Class of 1953 in Derry, and a graduate of Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Mass., Class of 1956. Carol had been employed at various hospitals and institutions in Southern New Hampshire, retiring from Birchwood Nursing Home in Derry after 20 years. She was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Derry.Continued ...
Elizabeth N. "Betty" (Stone) Toohey, 84
Brighton — Elizabeth “Betty” N. (Stone) Toohey, 84, of Brighton, passed away on May 28, 2013, at The Pope Nursing Home in Weymouth after a courageous battle with cancer. Betty was born in Boston on November 17, 1928, daughter to the late Elizabeth (MacLachlan) and Eugene Stone. Betty attended the Roslindale public schools and graduated from Roslindale High School.Continued ...
Nancy Ann Bryan, 61
Londonderry, NH — Nancy Bryan will be remembered for her loving heart and incorrigible wit. She loved making people laugh, driving, and doting on her friends and animals. She lived a grateful, honest life. She is missed by her daughter, Traci McDaniel; grandchildren, Katherine and Nathan Morrison; her beloved pets, Sam and Hasani; and her bestest friends Jorge Dimitri, Aurelia Stancie-Bade, and Theresa Blais.Continued ...
Susan Ann Zdunko, 48
Pembroke, NH — Susan Ann Zdunko, 48, of Pembroke, N.H., died Sunday June 2, 2013, at her brother’s home in Hampton, N.H., following a courageous battle with cancer. Sue was born in Freeport, N.Y., on March 30, 1965, a daughter of Judith (Kerzner) Zdunko-Blair and the late Anthony Zdunko Jr. She was a 1983 graduate of Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., and later attended New Hampshire Technical Institute. Sue resided in Pembroke for the past year, formerly living in Rutland, Vt., Claremont, and Derry, N.H. She was employed as regional operations manager for Citizen’s Bank. Sue enjoyed golf, bicycling, photography, country music, and a nice glass of red wine. She loved lighthouses and the ocean, but mostly living life.Continued ...
- Thursday, May 30, 2013
1st Lt. Paul M. DeMeo, 23
Derry, NH — U.S. Army Ranger 1st Lt. Paul M. DeMeo, 23, of Derry, N.H. died unexpectedly May 14 while stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Paul was serving as a rifle platoon leader for Company B, 2nd Battalion, 505th Infantry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. Born at U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands on Oct. 1, 1989, Paul was a 2011 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management. He was a 2007 graduate of Pinkerton High School. He joined the 2nd/505th in August 2012. Paul was a 2012 graduate of the Infantry Officer Leadership Basic Course, U.S. Army Ranger School and U.S. Army Airborne School. In his current assignment as a rifle platoon leader, Paul was responsible for leading an airborne infantry platoon capable of deploying in 18 hours to fight and win against a determined enemy. He was responsible for the health, welfare and performance of 38 paratroopers; as well as the care and accountability of more than $500,000 worth of unit equipment.Continued ...
Alice Elizabeth (Russell) (Turner) McGrath
Danvers — Mrs. Alice Elizabeth McGrath, 80, of Londonderry, N.H, formerly of Danvers, beloved wife of the late Brian McGrath, died Saturday afternoon at the Elliot Hospital in Manchester, N.H., following a brief illness surrounded by her family.Continued ...
Dorothy J. Goldman, 70
Salem, NH — Dorothy J. Goldman of Salem, N.H., died peacefully on May 23, 2013, at the Colonial Poplin Nursing Home, following a lengthy illness.Continued ...
Richard J. Gradzewicz, 69
Fort Walton Beach, FL — Richard J. Gradzewicz passed away on April 28, 2013, after a brief illness.Continued ...
- Thursday, May 23, 2013
Mark D. Haynes, Sr., 72
Derry, NH — Mark D. Haynes, Sr., 72, of Derry, N.H., died Thursday May 16, 2013, at his home in Derry, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Brighton, Mass., on August 22, 1940, a son of the late Dewey O. and Elizabeth (Floyd) Haynes, and had been a resident of Derry for the past 32 years, formerly living in Brookline, Mass. He was a graduate of St. Columbkille High School in Brighton. Mr. Haynes was a U.S. Army veteran serving during Vietnam. He worked for over 30 years for Cambridge Brands in Cambridge, Mass. He enjoyed golfing and woodworking.Continued ...
Ruth T. Wells, 88
Sierra Madre, CA — Ruth Wells, 88, passed away peacefully on May 17, 2013, at The British Home in Sierra Madre, Calif. She was born June 9, 1924 in Londonderry, N.H., the youngest of three children of the late Prescott and Dorothy (Boyden) Torrey. She graduated from Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., and later married her high school sweetheart, Donald C. Wells, becoming a Navy wife. After WWII, they settled down in Londonderry, where she was a member of the local chapter of The Grange and the Londonderry Presbyterian Church. After raising her three children, she and Don moved to Meredith, N.H., on the grounds of the Waukewan Golf Club, where she became an avid golfer. For many years she divided her time between homes in Meredith and Crystal River, Fla. Her husband of 54 years died in 1997.Continued ...
- Thursday, May 16, 2013
Mervin Crabb, 81
Palm Bay, FL — Mervin L. Crabb, 81, formerly of Derry, N.H., departed this life on Friday, May 10, 2013, in Palm Bay, Fla. Born on August 29, 1931, in Derry, Mervin was the child of the late Harland and Gladys Worster-Crabb. In 1953, he became a dedicated firefighter for the Derry Fire Department and was the first to achieve the rank of Deputy Fire Chief in the Town of Derry. He was also a proud member of the New Hampshire Fire Chief Association. Following retirement in 1986, he spent most of his golden years fishing, camping and traveling. Mervin and the love of his life, Patricia, relocated to Palm Bay, Fla., in 1993 where they enjoyed making new friends.Continued ...
Virginia S. Ball, 87
Manchester By The Sea, MA — Virginia S. Ball, 87, of Rockport, Mass., died Sunday, May 12, 2013, at the Den-Mar Nursing Home in Rockport, Mass., surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 18, 1926, in Exeter, N.H., a daughter of the late Everard and Dorothy (Dearborn) Smith. Raised and educated in Derry, Ginny resided in Manchester by the Sea for more than 50 years. She was a graduate of Pinkerton Academy, Class of 1944 and was very active in sports. Following high school, she played basketball for the Derry Pin-ups. Ginny enjoyed her summer day on Singing Beach, traveling, and gardening. She was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan, and enjoyed puzzles and entertaining her family. Ginny served most recently on the resident board at the Den-Mar Nursing Home.Continued ...
- Thursday, May 9, 2013
Kenneth Rowe, 75
Chester, NH — Kenneth Rowe, a longtime resident of North Andover, Mass., and Chester, N.H., passed away on May 1, 2013.Continued ...
Ruth Brooks, 86
Derry, NH — After 86 wonderful years, Ruth Thompson Brooks of Derry, N.H., passed away on Friday, May 3, 2013.Continued ...
Shirley W. Gilcreast, 86
Londonderry, NH — Shirley W. Gilcreast, 86, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at the Elliot Hospital in Manchester surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 12, 1927, in Nashua, N.H., a daughter of the late Neil and Fannie (Robie) Watts. Mrs. Gilcreast was a resident of Villa Crest Nursing Home for two years, formerly living in Derry, Sandown, and many years in Londonderry. She was the organist at Londonderry Presbyterian Church for over 47 years. She enjoyed playing cribbage and Yahtzee, as well as reading and quilting. Mrs. Gilcreast loved her family and spending time with them. She was a very kind, compassionate, and loving woman who always put others needs before her own.Continued ...
- Thursday, May 2, 2013
Patricia A. LaCasse, 79
Derry, NH — Patricia A. LaCasse, 79, of Derry, N.H., passed away on Monday, April 29, 2013, at Parkland Medical Center in Derry surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 27, 1934, in Boston, Mass., a daughter of Joseph and Mary (Huxley) McHugh. Patricia enjoyed spending time with her family, watching her grandchildren play sports, and going out with her sisters. She also enjoyed taking car rides with her husband and going to casinos. In her younger years, Patricia enjoyed drawing.Continued ...
Stella (Ziakas) Jackson, 89
LONDONDERRY — Stella (Ziakas) Jackson, 89, a longtime resident of Londonderry, passed away on April 29, 2013.Continued ...
Vondelle Lee Bates, 83
Derry, NH — Vondelle Lee Bates, 83, of Derry, N.H., died April 25, 2013, in Aurora Senior Living in Derry. Mrs. Bates was born in Weymouth, Mass., on December 22, 1929, a daughter of the late Irving and Gertrude (Sandel) Forman. She resided in Derry for over 25 years, formerly living in Windham, N.H. She was employed for Filene’s Department Store in Manchester, N.H., for more than 25 years. Mrs. Bates enjoyed sailing with her husband, spending time on the beach in Maine, reading, and working in the garden. In addition, she loved spending time with her family.Continued ...
- Thursday, April 25, 2013
Beverly L. Child, 90
Florida — Beverly L Child, 90, former resident of Chester, died Monday, January 28, 2013, in St. Petersburg, Fla., where she lived since April 1998.Continued ...