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Gaylon N. Spinney Jr., 81, of Derry, N.H., passed away peacefully on Monday, October 23, at the Elliott Hospital. He was born on September 3, 1936, in Wakefield, Mass., son of Gaylon N. Spinney Sr. and Dorothy Spinney. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 55 years, Barbara A. Spinney, in 2014. He served in the United States Navy and went on to become an Mechanical Engineer in New Hampshire.
Gaylon was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He is survived by his 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; and 13 grandchildren.
Gaylon and Barbara moved to Derry in 1968 where they raised their five sons. Gaylon spent years volunteering with the Boy Scouts, youth sports and at the Derry Village School. He was a man of few words but led by example in his actions. He was always there for his family and will be remembered for the man he truly was.
There are no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on November 4 at 10 a.m. at the Forest Hill Cemetery, East Derry, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Gaylon’s memory to the Williams Syndrome Association, 570 Kirts Boulevard Suite 223, Troy, MI 48084, or at their website www.williams-syndrome.org. The Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Published on  November 2, 2017
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