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December 18, 2013

Sumner M. Holmes, 95

Londonderry — Sumner M. Holmes, 95, died on December 9, 2013, at Hillsborough County Nursing Home, following a brief illness. He was born in Salem, Mass., on April 22, 1918, and was the son of Edwin and Emma (Merchant) Holmes. He had lived in Tuftonboro and Rowley, prior to residing in Londonderry.

He had been employed as a machinist for Scott & Williams as well as Western Electric.

He was predeceased by his wife, Jeanne (Parker) Holmes, on October 18, 2002.

Family members include two sons, Edwin S. “Ned” Holmes and his wife, Diane, of Londonderry, and Bruce Holmes of Alton; six grandchildren, Adam, Robert, Lisa, Deborah, Christine, and Patricia; and his cat, Mooney.

ARRANGEMENTS: There are no calling hours or services.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sumner’s name to the Lakes Region Humane Society, 11 Old Route 28, Ossipee, NH 03864.

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