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John C Banister, 61, of Derry, N.H., passed away January 25, 2017, in the Community Hospice House, Merrimack, N.H. He was a son of the late Rolfe and Martine (Merriam) Banister. A graduate of Pinkerton Academy, Class of 1973, John went on to attend UNH and the London School of Economics and remained a lifelong learner. John had a long career in construction, most recently with AMCO LLC of Hooksett, NH.
John's career in construction allowed him to pursue his passion for a simple lifestyle filled with travel and outdoor activity. John toured Europe and the Greek Islands after college, then went on to live for months at a time in Bar Harbor, Maine, The Yucatan Peninsula, The Florida Keys, and Baja. John lived in Hood River, OR from 1992 -2001 pursuing his passion for windsurfing.
He is survived by three sisters, Ellen Nadeau, Joanne Powers, and Carolyn Seston; brother, Charles Banister; five nieces and nephews; ten grandnieces and grandnephews and friend, Susan Tobin.
Following cremation, a calling hour will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Peabody Funeral Homes & Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry. A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Acadia, 43 Cottage St, PO Box 45, Bar Harbor, ME 04609. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit, www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  February 2, 2017
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