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Derry, NH, Manchester, NH — Joan C. Anderson, 77, of Manchester, formerly of Windham and Derry, passed Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H, after a period of declining health. She was born July 23, 1936 in Somerville, Mass. and was the daughter of the late Arthur and Ellen (Whitman) Goodfellow. Mrs. Anderson was raised and educated in Somerville and relocated to Derry in 1962, where she resided for 30 years.

Joan was employed as a nursing assistant and ward clerk at Alexander Eastman/Parkland Medical Center for over 30 years. She was a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a longtime member of Church of the Transfiguration of Derry and St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church of Hampstead. She was also a volunteer with the Episcopal Diocese of NH, Caregivers and assisted the Derry Police to develop the Senior Health Fair.

Members of the family include her three children, Robin Simard of Manchester, Scott Anderson and Donna Gilbert of Barrington and Hope Anderson of Silver Spring, Md., and her daughter-in-law, Michelle Anderson of Rochester, seven grandchildren, Richella, Rhianna, Richard, Spencer, Nathan, Emily and Christian, a brother, Allen Goodfellow and her sister, Roberta DeCoste. Joan was predeceased by her husband, Ronald E. Anderson in 1980 and by a son, Dean Anderson, in 2014.

ARRANGEMENTS: There are no calling hours. A funeral service was celebrated, Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 1 p.m. at St. Christopher Episcopal Church, 186 East Road, Hampstead, N.H. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 360 Route 101 # Unit 5. Bedford, NH 03110, or the Lymphoma & Leukemia Society, 1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 310, White Plains, NY 10605. The Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry, is assisting the family. To send a condolence, or for more information, please visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  July 17, 2014
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