Gary S.  Kingston


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Salem, NH - Gary S. Kingston, 64, of Salem, N.H., passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019, with his loving family by his side. He was born in Medford, Mass., the son of the late Delbert and Dorothea (Longo) Kingston.
Mr. Kingston worked for Raytheon as a heating and refrigeration tech for 35 years as part of IBEW Local 1505. He was a calm and patient man, and a steadying presence for his family. Gary loved to golf and was a dearly loved member of the Merrimack Valley Golf Course. He enjoyed music and dancing, skiing, barbecuing with family and friends, and taking vacations to tropical destinations with his wife and daughters. He was always up for a good time and usually was the good time. His smile was infectious and his booming laugh would fill any room. Gary was upbeat and positive and never had a problem, always a solution. He welcomed everyone into his home and would always make sure all were well fed and happy. For over 20 years, Gary never missed a Friday "date night" with his wife Rachel. As the "King," he was worshiped by his family and adored by many, and will be sadly missed.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years; Rachel Kingston of Salem; five daughters, Jennifer (Kingston) Daley and husband Steven of Medford, Mass., Julie Kingston and partner Christopher McCue of Amesbury, Mass., Kellie (McKenna) Waters and husband Joshua of Burlington, Mass., Jamie (Press) Flanagan and husband Nicholas of Sandown, N.H., and Danielle Press of Salem. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Michael Marino, Sean and Ryan Daley, Max, Cash and Sailor McCue; a brother, Scott Kingston and wife Jane of Andover, Mass.; a sister, Gail Barton of Reading, Mass.; and by several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, April 17, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m., in the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem, NH. A funeral service will be held Thursday, April 18, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, 329 Main St., Salem. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at
Published on April 15, 2019
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7 posts

Bob Walker
Apr 16, 2019
Gary always kept you laughing, he will be missed. Prayers for his wife and family.
Rick Ebbs
Apr 16, 2019
My lifelong friend ! I've known Gary since 1st grade and were best friends til the end . We've shared more laughs and life experiences that are impossible to count . I love you buddy ! Rest in Peace !
Apr 15, 2019
Rest in peace my Raytheon buddy.
Mike Whelan
Apr 15, 2019
A great friend and partner at work. Always had me laughing and grateful to know him. RIP
Kevin Wells
Apr 15, 2019
Gary was a great guy I’m so sorry for your loss may he R.I.P.
Dave DiFrancesco
Apr 15, 2019
Rest In Peace
Jaye Russo
Apr 15, 2019
Gary was a great friend in high school.. a gentle giant who was the nicest guy... sending prayers to his family