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DERRY: Following a long illness, Denise passed peacefully at her home in Derry, N.H., surrounded by friends and family. She was born on November 19, 1945, in Oklahoma City and lived in Indiana and New York before settling in Derry. Denise is survived by her spouse, Mary “Malia” Till, children, Jeff (Lori) Walderich and Misha (Charlie) Galley and grandchildren, Caleb, Jared, Jaden and Tyler.

Denise was an activist in the feminist movement from the mid-70s until the end of her life. After graduating from Antioch University, Denise worked as a marriage and family therapist and was a tireless advocate to end domestic and sexual violence, working with both victims and perpetrators. She was a devoted member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Manchester, where she chaired the religious education committee. She enjoyed all things fiber and was a leader in “Knitting for Neighbors” which donated knitted items and toiletries to the homeless in Derry and Manchester.

To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.csnh.com.

A memorial service to celebrate Denise’s life will be held on Saturday, July 25, at 2 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Manchester, 669 Union St., Manchester, N.H.
Published on  July 9, 2015
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