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Leslie A. Rhodes

Salem, New Hampshire


January 30, 2020
Salem, New Hampshire


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Leslie A. Rhodes, 59, of Seabrook, NH passed away on Thursday, January 30th after a lengthy battle with COPD.

Leslie grew up and was educated in Canoga Park, CA. She had worked in the Oncology Department of Holy Family Hospital and at Exeter Hospital. Leslie taught Sunday school at United Presbyterian Church in Lawrence and was active in the Lawrence Council of Churches. She enjoyed reading and was an avid Red Sox fan. Leslie loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Leslie will be sadly missed by her husband, David Rhodes of Seabrook, NH; her children, Karin Rhodes-Ireland and her wife Susan Rhodes-Ireland of Derry, NH and her son, David Rhodes, Jr. and his wife Nicole Rhodes of Atkinson, NH; her mother-in-law, Betty Rhodes of Salem, NH; her siblings, Brenda Benjamin, Debra Brooks, William Bourassa, Denise Sizemore-Lynch, Lori Reed, Ernest Bourassa and Tammy Ritter; her grandchildren, Elizabeth Ann Rhodes, Ace James Rhodes, Amelia Reagan Rhodes;  and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, February 5th from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM followed by a service at 7:00 PM at Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem, NH.

Memorial contributions in Leslie’s name may be made to: American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110.

To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com


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Big sis,
Looking back on all the ups and downs of our lives, I am finding the thing that I will always cherish the most is our friendship.
I love you to the moon and back,
Lil sis, Denise

Dave, David,Karin and grandchildren,
We were so so sorry to hear of Leslies passing. Please accept our deepest sympathies. We didnt realize she had been so ill. She is now resting in Heaven with others that have gone before her. Take care of yourselves.
Donna & Bernie

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Leslie touched many hearts, many souls.
Her smile was infectious. A caring, loving and compassionate women. A beautiful soul. I am honored to have felt that love ❤ My heart is filled with sorrow and weighing heavy. She will be missed by so many. Heaven has gained another angel.

Sending my deepest condolences to the whole family and praying for your comfort. God bless

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. I love you and miss you heaven just gained another Angel rest in peace little sister

There are no words to express my sympathy for you Dave and your family.She was a sweet , loving ,compassionate always smiling woman. She was my best friend.I know she looking upon us smiling and telling us she's ok. You have gained a guardian angel to watch over your family and help guide them through life. Smiling at all your accomplishments. Just remember she is at peace now. No more pain and suffering. Love you all. Sending my deepest condolences to the family Love you. Lisa Coito

Leslie was a beautiful soul, who touched the hearts of everyone she knew. Our hearts are filled with sorrow, over her loss.

Dave, Dave, Karin, Elizabth, Ace, and Amelia, we pray for comfort for you all as you travel through this extremely difficult time.

I do not know if you remember me, but I taught grade one at St. Patrick School and remember both Karin and David. Your Momwas a wonderful LUNCH MOTHER. I send you my sympathy and prayers. Your Moms picture is exactly as she looked so many years ago. With love, Sister Nancy.

Leslie was a wonderful person I'll always remember all the times I spent with her and dave growing up getting married there love together now she's heading to a better place will all see her again