LONDONDERRY -- Robert L. Gannon, 85, died March 11, 2010, at his home.
Mr. Gannon was born in Yarmouth, Maine, on July 20, 1924, to Lewis A. and Phyllis B. (Smiley) Gannon. He resided in Londonderry for the past eight years, formerly living in Liberty, Maine, and previously Londonderry.
Mr. Gannon served with the U.S. Army during World War II and was a purple heart recipient. During the late 1940s and early 1950s, he played basketball in Derry with the Derry Jets. He was a member of St. Mark's Lodge 44 F & AM and of the American Legion Lester Chase Post 9, both of Derry, and the Disabled American Veterans. While a member of the Derry Rotary Club, he was past president and a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow award.
IN HIS LIFE: He is survived by his wife, Beth L. (Ingalls) Gannon of Londonderry; two daughters, Linda A. Venne and her husband David of Poland, Maine, Judy Evans and her husband Charlie of Londonderry; three grandchildren, Lori and Mark Evans, and Nathan Venne. He is also survived by two cousins, William S. Gannon and Elizabeth Blunk.
SERVICES: Calling hour is 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at Peabody Funeral Homes & Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry, followed by a memorial service at 1:30 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the VA Medical Center, 718 Smyth Road, Manchester 03104.
For more information, go to www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.