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DERRY, NH: Linda Yoshiko (Maloof) Lafitt, 81, of Derry, N.H., died Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at the Pleasant Valley Nursing Center, Derry. Mrs. Lafitt was born in Ashiya, Japan on January 5, 1934. She immigrated to the United States at the age of 26, after meeting her first husband, William Maloof, while he was stationed in Japan during the Korean War. Mrs. Lafitt has been a resident of Derry since 2006, formerly living in Moultonboro, N.H., Andover, Lowell, and Oceanside, Calif. She worked as a nurse’s aide for the Christian Hill Nursing Home in Lowell. In more recent years, she volunteered with the Meals on Wheels program in Derry. Linda loved the mountains and the ocean. She especially loved her cats and dogs and held a special bond with each one.

She is survived by her two sons, Joseph Maloof and his wife, Doreen of Lowell, and John Maloof and his wife, Lauren of Derry; her stepdaughter, Donna Van Buskirk of Lawrence; her grandchildren, Kerianne Maloof, Billy Maloof, Julia Maloof, Brenton Van Buskirk, Nicholas Van Buskirk, Zackary Lafitt and Justin Lafitt. She was predeceased by her first husband, William Maloof in 1981, her second husband, Roger Lafitt in 2006, and by her stepson, Dean Lafitt in 2012.

There are no calling hours. Donations in her memory may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 166 S. River Road #210, Bedford, NH 03110, or to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311, or to Pleasant Valley Nursing Center, (earmark Activities fund), 8 Peabody Rd., Derry, NH 03038. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com The Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry is assisting the family with arrangements.
Published on  February 5, 2015
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