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LONDONDERRY, NH: Phyllis I. (Critchett) O’Brien, 83, of Londonderry, N.H. died Monday, March 28, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Phyllis was born in Candia, N.H. on June 9, 1932 a daughter of the late Edwin G. and Mary Luella (Davis) Critchett. She was a graduate of Manchester Central High School. In 1952, she married her husband, Lewis F. “Lefty” O’Brien of Londonderry where they have lived and raised their family over the past 64 years.

Phyllis retired from the Londonderry School District where she worked and managed the school cafeteria for over 20 years. Phyllis enjoyed painting ceramics, watching birds, playing cards, and reading. Her greatest pleasure was that of her family.

She is survived by her husband Lewis, daughter, Pamela O’Brien, son Darren O’Brien and his wife, Doreen; four grandchildren, Ashley Carrier and her husband, Shawn, Amanda Butler and her husband, Bo, Alanna Pevear and Zachary O’Brien, five great-granddaughters, Emma Carrier, Summer, Sawyer, Saylor and Sullivan Butler. Her entire family resides in Londonderry. She also has many loving nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters, Dorothy Richard, Beatrice Estey, Donna Pouliot, and her brother, Edwin G. Critchett, Jr.

Calling hours will be held on Friday April 1, 2016 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Rd., Londonderry. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home with cremation to follow. Memorial donations may be made to the NHSPCA, 104 Portsmouth Ave, Stratham, NH 03885. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  March 31, 2016
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