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Paul D. Elmore, 73, of Londonderry, N.H., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at the Bedford Hills Nursing Home in Bedford, N.H. He was born on August 3, 1943, in Summit, N.J., a son of the late Duane and Helen Elmore.
A devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother, Paul lived a life of service, earning the Bronze Star for his U.S. Army service in Vietnam and remaining active as a civilian in both his church and his community. His faith was important to him, and he was proud to serve as a Lector and Eucharistic Minister at St. Matthew Parish in Windham, N.H., and to have an active role with the Knights of Columbus, where he led Council 7572 as Grand Knight from 1995 to 1997. An avid baseball fan, Paul was honored in 1997 for his 10-plus years of work with Salem Youth Baseball, and in 1999, he was honored as Big Brother of the Year by the Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Additionally, following his career as a computer programmer analyst, he volunteered at the Shepherd’s Pantry in Windham. In later years, Paul’s health suffered, but his wish to be of service did not. Even very shortly before his passing, he was honored for leading the rosary at his nursing home.
Paul comes from, and is survived by, a large family, including his wife of 44 years, Susan Elmore of Londonderry; his daughter, Julie Elmore of Ayer, Mass.; and his son and daughter-in-law, John Elmore and Xiaohui Zeng-Elmore of Stratham, N.H., whose two boys, Edward Elmore and Brian Elmore, made him a proud grandfather. Paul is also survived by four siblings, Dorothy Manganaro of Hingham, Mass., Roberta Dyer of Lawton, Okla., Steven Elmore of Saline, Mich., and Rosemary Hames of Quincy, Mass.; a large extended family, and many good friends.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Peabody Funeral Home and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew Parish, 2 Searles Road, Windham, with cremation to follow. Graveside services with Military Honors will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. at the NH State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Greater Salem Caregivers, 44 Millville St., Salem, NH 03079, or Community Caregivers, 1B Commons Drive, Unit 10, Londonderry, NH 03053. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  May 14, 2017
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