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DERRY, NH: Marcia E. Blake, 68, of Derry, passed away April 1, 2015, at the Arbor of Bedford after a long illness.

Marcia was born in Portland, Maine, on September 24, 1946, to the late Walter and Evelyn (Gilpatrick) Blake. She attended Woodbury High School in Salem, N.H., and later graduated from the University of New Hampshire in Manchester.

Marcia worked for NE Telephone for 35 years before her retirement. After retiring, Marcia continued to work, spending five years at Anthem in Manchester and the last four years at Canobie Lake Park in Salem. When she was not working, Marcia volunteered her time calling bingo at local halls.

Marcia leaves behind her sister, Ruth Ann Blake of Derry. She also leaves two paternal cousins, Debbie Marston and Cindy Chessey, of Maine; and one maternal aunt, Madalyn Gamache and her son, Ralph Gamache, of Maine.

Calling hours and funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 8, at the Goundrey & Dewhirst Funeral Home, Salem. A graveside service is scheduled for Thursday, April 9, at 11 a.m. at the Forest Hill Cemetery, 47 East Derry Road, Derry NH 03038. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.goundreydewhirstfuneral.com or facebook.com/GoundreyDewhirstFuneral.
Published on  April 9, 2015
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