Marion E. Getchell

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DERRY - Marion E. Getchell, 87, of Derry, died on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, surrounded by her loving family after a brief illness.

Marion was born Oct. 19, 1925, in Biddeford, Maine, the daughter of Arthur L. and Elizabeth (Mannion) Girard. She attended St. Joseph's Catholic School, where she made First Communion and Confirmation. She was employed by Arlington Trust Bank for 14 years.

Marion was the wife of the late Raymond (Major) Getchell. She was the loving mother of her seven surviving children, Raymond Getchell of Winthrop, Maine, Wayne Getchell of Londonderry, Barry Getchell of Haverhill, Mass., Paul Getchell of Salem, Robert Getchell of Holliston, Mass., Mary Snider of Haverhill, Mass., and Kate Bibeau of Salem. She also has 20 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


services: Following cremation, a memorial service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 1 p.m. in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry. Memorial contributions may be made to New Hampshire Catholic Charities, P.O. Box 686, Manchester, 03105-0686. To send a condolence or for more information, visit

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Published in Union Leader on Nov. 29, 2012