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LONDONDERRY, NH: Gene A. Garside, 75, of Londonderry, died Wednesday January 6, 2016 in Parkland Medical Center in Derry. He was born in Hudson, N.H. on January 12, 1940, a son of the late Fred and Madoline (Hackett) Garside, and had been a resident of Londonderry for many years. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Carol (Grace) Garside in 2005.

Gene was a graduate of Alvirne High School in Hudson, Class of 1958. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Berlin Crisis and he was a member of the American Legion. Gene was an avid snowmobiler and an antique collector. In a way to support his family, Gene went door to door asking to provide services and from there he built his well-known business from the ground up. Gene was the owner and operator of Garside Septic in Londonderry since 1972 until retirement.

He is survived by his partner, Maggie Grundwalski; his son, Keith Garside and his wife, Laura of Londonderry; three daughters, Jennifer Chotas and her husband Elliot of Marysville, Pa., Karen Madison and her husband, William of Londonderry, Stacey Marie of Maine; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Fred Garside, and Alan Garside, both of Hudson; three sisters, JoAnne Otis of New Hampton, Irene Valcourt of Newport, and Rita Shepard of Hudson; as well a several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, David Garside of California.

Calling hours were held on Monday, January 11, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Rd., Londonderry, with cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01710. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit, www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  January 14, 2016
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