Cathleen M. McElroy

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MANCHESTER - Cathleen M. McElroy, 54, of Manchester, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at Mass. General Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on Oct. 10, 1958, in Boston, a daughter of Mary (Dyer) Berntsen and the late Harold Berntsen. Cathleen was employed by Merrill Communications for over 19 years. She was devoted to her family, was very giving, and will be remembered for her selflessness.

She is survived by her husband, Robert McElroy of Manchester; two stepdaughters, Christine McElroy and Kendall McElroy; four brothers, Harold Berntsen Jr. and his wife Gabrielle, Christopher Berntsen and his wife Susan, Michael Berntsen and his wife Susan, and Shawn Berntsen and his fiancée Katie; three sisters, Helen Marie Richards, Frances LeLacheur and her husband John, and Ann Marie Berntsen; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren and friends.


services: Calling hours will be held on Saturday, Dec. 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. in the funeral home following calling hours. Burial will be at a later date in Great Hill Cemetery, Chester. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. To send a condolence or for more information, visit

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Derry, NH 03038
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Published in Union Leader on Dec. 20, 2012
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