Gary A. LeSuer

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DERRY - Gary A. LeSuer, 70, of Derry, died Nov. 8, 2013, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice in Haverhill, Mass.

Gary was born in Calais, Maine, on April 24, 1943, a son of the late Walter and Ada (Benner) LeSuer. A resident of Derry, for the last 22 years, he had received his bachelor's degree from the University of Maine at Orono. Later he received his master's degree in Houlton, Maine. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1961 to 1962. During the 1980s, Gary was the men's varsity basketball coach at Hesser College. He was employed as a business teacher at Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative and was the director of finance at Kinyon-Campbell Business College. For more than 30 years, he was a financial aid advisor at Lawrence Memorial School of Nursing. Gary was a member of the American Legion Henry Sweeney Post 2 of Manchester and the Disabled American Veterans.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Hazel "Margie" (Foley) LeSuer of Derry; one son, Mark D. LeSuer of Limington, Maine; one sister, Joan Stanhope and her husband, Paul, of Ellijay, Ga.; one brother, Bennett LeSuer and his wife, Helen, of Linton, Ind.; sisters-in-law, Joyce McClure of Pittsboro, Ind., Jenny Elder and her husband, Kenny, and Ellie Brown and her husband, Eldredge, all of Crawfordsville, Ind., and a brother-in-law and his wife, Richard Lee and Donna Foley of North Salem, Ind., as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Sally.


services: Calling hours will be held Monday, Nov. 11, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Calvary Bible Church, 145 Hampstead Road, Derry. Burial with military honors will follow at 1:30 p.m. in the N.H. State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen.

To send a condolence or for more information, visit

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Peabody Funeral Home
15 Birch Street
Derry, NH 03038
(603) 432-2801
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Published in Union Leader on Nov. 10, 2013
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