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Obituaries

Obituaries
  • Thursday, October 4, 2012
  • Edward W. Colby, 37

    Peterborough, N.H. — Edward W. Colby, 37, of Peterborough, died Friday September 28, at his residence. Mr. Colby was born June 11, 1975 in Lowell, Mass. and was a son of Wayne and Linda (Atkins) Colby. He was raised and educated in Derry, and was a 1994 graduate of Pinkerton Academy. Mr. Colby resided in Derry most of his life and had resided in Peterborough for the past four years.

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  • Oscar Eric Birchander, 93

    Derry, N.H. — Mr. Oscar Eric Birchander, age 93 years, of Derry, N.H. formerly of Saugus died Friday Sept. 28, at the VA Medical Center in Manchester, N.H., after a brief illness. He was the husband of Doris K. (Gates) Birchander with whom he shared 70 years of marriage.

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  • Stanley C. Gillis, 74

    Derry, N.H. — Stanley C. Gillis, 74, of Derry, N.H., died Thursday September 27, in his home. He was born in Chicago on August 14, 1938, a son of the late Stanley C. Gillis, Sr. and Jean (Robertson) Gillis, and had been a resident of Derry for many years. A veteran of the US Coast Guard, Stan was very proud of his military service. Stan was employed as a printed circuit board salesman for many years, starting out with Hadco Printed Circuits in Derry. He was the Senior Warden at St. Mark’s Lodge #44 F & AM in Derry. Stan had a love for good food and was known for turning anything into a sandwich. He enjoyed restoring his Porsche, taking great care and pride in his lawn, buying items on Ebay, fly fishing, and a fine cigar. His most enjoyable time was spent with his family.

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  • Timothy P. O'Hare, 42

    Windham, N.H. — Timothy P. O’Hare, 42, of Safety Harbor, Fla. and formerly of Windham, N.H., died unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 in Derry, N.H. He was born on September 30, 1969 in Lowell, a son of the late Joseph and Lucille (Boisvert) O’Hare. Timothy attended the Pinkerton Academy in Derry. He worked as a carpenter for more than 20 years. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and recently traveled cross country on his Harley Davidson sightseeing.

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  • Walter H. Robie, 85

    Derry, NH — Walter H. Robie, 85, of Derry, N.H., died Wednesday, September 26 at Parkland Medical Center, Derry, following a period of declining health. He was born on July 13, 1927, in Londonderry, N.H., a son of the late Edison F. and Nancy (Hurd) Robie. Mr. Robie proudly served his country with the US Navy, serving during World War II. He loved working in his garden, growing Dahlias, and took pride in keeping up his yard. Walter enjoyed golfing which he continued to do up until he turned 80. He also enjoyed woodworking, having made cabinets in his younger years and birdhouses more recently.

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  • Thursday, September 27, 2012
  • Ellen Watts, 85

    Nottingham, N.H. — Ellen C. Watts, 85, died September 21, 2012 at the Villa Crest nursing facility in Manchester, N.H. She was born July 10, 1927 in Londonderry, N.H., only daughter of the late Harry N. Clark and Esther M. (Watts) Clark. Ellen lived the majority of her life in Londonderry. In 1948, she married Carl A. Watts and together they had two children.

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  • Geraldine Boyce, 88

    Franklin, N.H. — Geraldine M. Boyce, 88, of Franklin died September 15, at the Peabody Home in Franklin.

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  • Robert E. Young, 75

    Derry, N.H. — Robert E. Young ("Bob") passed away on Saturday, September 22.

    Known by many as "the waving man" on Route 102 in Derry, Bob was a beloved community member.

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  • Robert F. Clements, 75

    Danville, N.H. — Robert F. Clements, 75, of Danville, N.H., formerly of Derry, died Monday September 17, at his residence after a period of declining health. Mr. Clements was born October 25, 1936 in Niagara Falls, N.Y. and was a son of the late Maurice and Doris (McBride) Clements. He was raised and educated in the Niagara Falls area. Mr. Clements had been a resident of Derry from 1964 to 1998, and has resided in Danville for the past 14 years.

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  • Virginia M. Macomber, 90

    Windham, N.H. — Virginia M. Macomber, 90, of Windham, N.H., died peacefully in her sleep Thursday, September 20, 2012, at Warde Health Center, Windham, N.H. She was born on March 21, 1922 in Stoneham, a daughter of the late Sumner and Ina May (Wooster) Coffin.

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  • Thursday, September 20, 2012
  • Frank E. Hersey, 90

    Salem, NH — Frank E. Hersey, 90, died at home surrounded by family after a brief illness. Four days prior, he celebrated his birthday with family and friends. He was born in Lynn, the son of Hilda (Hersey) and John Frank. He graduated from Woodbury High School, Salem, NH in 1941.

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  • George A. (Chip) Place, 54

    Biloxi, MissS. — George A.(Chip) Place, 54, formerly of Epping and Derry N.H., died suddenly September 16, 2012 in Biloxi, Miss. The son of Rose Latour Place of Biloxi, Miss. and the late George A. Place Sr. He is predeceased by his sister, Eva Stilson. He leaves his wife of 35 yrs, Barbara (Pierce) Place of Biloxi, Miss.; daughter, Jennifer and husband David Johnson of Hooksett, N.H., and a son, Eric Place and his girlfriend Lily of Biloxi, Miss.; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Terry and his wife Linda Place of Biloxi, MS., Thomas (Joe) and his wife Debbie Place of Epping,N.H.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

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  • Mitchell Brook, 63

    North Hampton, N.H. — Mitch passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 11, in his newly acquired apartment in Exeter, N.H. after battling cancer for several years.

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  • Stella G. Halfyard, 96

    Derry, NH — Stella G. Halfyard, 96, of Derry, NH died Wednesday September 12, 2012 in the Pleasant Valley Nursing Center, Derry. Mrs. Halfyard was born in Liverpool, England on March 20, 1916, a daughter of the late Charles and Caroline (Sockell) Aldcroft. She had resided in Derry since 1979, formerly living in North Reading, MA. Mrs. Halfyard had been employed as a secretary for the Town of Reading, MA. She was an active member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Derry and was an avid sewer.

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  • Thursday, September 13, 2012
  • Madeline Wiggins, 83

    Elkins, AR — Madeline Wiggins, 83, of Elkins, AR passed onto a new life September 3, at home surrounded by her daughter and longtime caregiver, Kathy McCoy; daughter-in-law, Barbara Wiggins;, grandson, Kevin Green; granddaughter, Kym Dimmitt; great-granddaughter, Madison Green; special family friend, Heather Lawson, and most of all her beloved and faithful dog, "Missetu". She was born in Haverhill on Nov. 14, 1928. She spent the majority of her life in Derry, N.H. In the 1990's moved to Grand Lake in Grove, OK, later on to Mountain Home, AR and as her health failed, her final move to Elkins, AR.

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  • Millicent J. "Millie" Saunderson, 95

    Derry, N.H. — Millicent M. “Millie” Saunderson, 95, of Derry, NH died peacefully on Monday September 3, at her home. She was born on August 16, 1917 in Irene, SD, a daughter of the late Chris and Nina (Sorensen) Jensen. Mrs. Saunderson was a Music Teacher at St. Joseph’s Regional School in Salem, NH for 17 years. She was a member of the Philanthropic Educational Organization. Millie was active in the Londonderry Senior Center and the Londonderry United Methodist Church. She was also an avid pianist who passed on her love of music to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, giving many of them piano lessons.

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  • Thursday, September 6, 2012
  • Dr. Jeffrey Neilson, 79

    Fort Myers, Florida — Dr. Jeffrey B. Neilson, M.D., F.A.A.F.P., CMD, 79, of Fort Myers, passed away August 27. He was born December 29, 1932 in Bearsden, Dunbartonshire, Scotland to the late George J. and Eva (Tolson) Neilson.

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  • Elinor M. McCarthy, 95

    Derry, NH — Elinor M. McCarthy, 95, of Derry, NH, died Friday August 31, 2012 in Pleasant Valley Nursing Center in Derry. She was born in Jamaica Plain, MA on February 28, 1917, a daughter of the late Arthur and Maude (Tabor) Raymo. A resident of Derry since 1998, she formerly lived in Londonderry, NH for 45 years. Mrs. McCarthy had been employed as a machine operator for Western Electric in North Andover, MA for 20 years. She was a communicant of St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Derry, and was an avid Bingo player.

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  • Ralph F. MacDavitt, 102

    Derry, NH — Ralph F. MacDavitt, 102, of Derry, died Saturday September 1, 2012 at Parkland Medical Center of Derry. He was born April 3, 1910 in Lynn, MA, and was a son of the late Charles and Mildred (Cobbett) MacDavitt. He was raised and educated in the Lynn area, and was a resident of Derry for most of his life.

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  • Thursday, August 30, 2012
  • Jeremy Pereyra

    Derry, New Hampshire — Jeremy Antonio Pereyra, beloved son of Francisco and Keren Pereyra, passed away on August 22, 2012.

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