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DOVER - Linda Upton, 65, formerly of 92 Riverview Drive, Rochester, died Tuesday Jan. 1, 2012 at Riverside Rest Home, Dover after a long illness.
She was born March 18, 1947, in Rochester, the daughter of the late Frank and Shirley (Caldwell) Hayes. She has resided in this area all of her life, also spending time in Florida. Linda graduated from Spaulding High School, Class of 1965, and graduated from McIntosh College in Dover. She worked as a catering coordinator for Saddle Brook Resort in Florida. Linda was a member of the First Church Congregational of Rochester and First Parish Church of Dover. While in high school she played for the Graniteers Drum and Bugle Corps. She was also crowned Miss Lake Wentworth. Her hobbies included gardening, walking, collecting seashells, skiing. She also enjoyed good times with family and friends.
Members of her family include her son, Tom and wife Liz Upton of Lebanon, Maine.; daughter, Kellie Melanson of Gonic, the father of her children, Larrie Upton, Dover, stepmother, Ginny Hayes, Fla.; half brothers, Mike Hayes, Fla., Richard Hayes and wife Ellen, Cape Cod, Mass.; sister, Doreen Carr, Hampton; grandchildren, Daniel Upton, Colbie, and Aaron Melanson, Ryan Upton; nieces, Sara and Diana Carr, Shira, Kristen and Matthew Hayes.
Family and friends may visit Monday Jan. 7, 2013 6 to 8 p.m. at the R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home, 86 South Main Street, Rochester N.H.
The funeral service will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Riverside Rest Home, Unit 1A, County farm Road, Dover, N.H. 03820.
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R. M. Edgerly & Son, Inc. Funeral Services
86 South Main Street Rochester, NH 03867
Published in Fosters from Jan. 3 to Jan. 6, 2013