James Carl Shamberger
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Londonderry, NH - James Carl Shamberger, 71 of Londonderry, NH passed away Monday November 18, 2019 at Elliot Hospital in Manchester, NH.
He was born December 13, 1947, son of the late Alfred and Mary (Buika) Shamberger. He was raised and educated in Methuen, MA and was a graduate of Tenney High School. Jim received an Associate degree from Wentworth College and his Bachelor's in Education from Fitchburg State College. He and his wife Nancy have been residents of Londonderry for more than 20 years.
Mr. Shamberger was employed for 35 years at Methuen High School, where he created and taught the school's first Graphic Arts program.He was an avid photographer and was a professional wedding photographer for over 25 years. Those who knew him would describe him as the most kind and gentle soul you would ever want to meet. Everyone loved him. Jim enjoyed spending his retirement with his family and friends as well as reconnecting with some of his favorite hobbies. He loved nature, bird watching, the stars, and meteor showers. He was renowned for his appreciation for all things related to ice cream. Jim was an enthusiastic supporter of the Patriots and Red Sox, loved cats and cherished his relationships with his friends and former students. He will forever be remembered for his dedication to and love of his wife, children and grandchildren and how he would devote so much time taking photographs of them all.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Nancy Phillips-Shamberger, four children, Jami Dion and husband Mike, Joshua Shamberger and wife Katie, Jennifer Dibbert and husband Jake, Brian Shamberger and wife, Alanna and a step-son, Sean Kelley, eight grandchildren, Tyla, Conner, Ryhan, Joshua, Mia, Peter Jacob "PJ", Jackson and Evelyn, former wife, Barbara Blanchette and cousin Ellen McAlinden. He was predeceased by his brother, Ronald Shamberger and his stepson, Michael Kelley.
After cremation, a Memorial Service will be held Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 4 p.m. at the Orchard Christian Fellowship 136 Pillsbury Road Londonderry, NH followed by light refreshments. To send a condolence, please visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.
Published on November 22, 2019

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Steve Francis
Nov 25, 2019
I am sorry that I missed the services for Jim, a good friend of mine for many years. I was Assistant Principal of Methuen High School when we hired Jim. He brought a breath of new life to his Graphic Arts Courses and brought us into the computer-generated realm of education. Jim brought his creativity and knowledge into his courses, and his students benefited greatly from it. To this day, I have his former students asking about him, and thanking him for teaching them the techniques of Graphic Arts. Jim was always a great help to my administrative programs, and always was there to lend his expertise whenever we faced some major issues. On a personal note, Jim photographed my family and fram...ed it for a gift to my parents. He was a great guy who was always ready to help, and I am lucky to have had Jim as my friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family...

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Dee and Joe Florent
Nov 22, 2019
We saw his name in the paper and immediately recognized that he had done our wedding photographs back in 2004. Our pictures came out beautiful. Jim was very kind and professional. We are so sorry for your loss. May your memories provide some comfort during this difficult time.
Carol and Guy Lombardi
Nov 22, 2019
Will be missed sorry for your loss
Steven Byrnes
Nov 22, 2019
Gracious Lavender Basket was purchased for the family of James Carl Shamberger by Steven Byrnes.  Send flowers