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Nancy C. Burns
August 03, 2022


Nancy C. (Needham) Burns, 72, of Derry, NH, passed away August 3, 2022. Born in Dorchester, MA to the late Paul and Catherine (Murphy) Needham. Raised in Dorchester, graduate of St. Clare High School (’67) honors, graduate of Bridgewater State University (’71, serving as Alumni Admissions Ambassador). Dedicated to teaching elementary students in Kingston, MA, Londonderry, NH and retiring after many years from Derry Village School, Derry, NH as a 2nd grade teacher. Always involved in her children’s school and sports activities. Served as Volunteer Coordinator & PTA Historian at Derry Village School.
Communicant of St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Derry, where she taught Religious Education classes for many years. Enjoyed traveling with her husband in retirement.

Loving wife of 50 years to her husband Richard Burns. Devoted mother to Brenda Hood and her husband Ryan, Richard Burns, Jr. and Maureen Boak and her husband David. Loving grandmother of Henry and Emily Hood and Brandon, Meredith and Cameron Boak. She also leaves her siblings: Paul Needham and his late wife Edna, Daniel Needham and his wife Jean, Marie Murphy and her husband John and Catherine Needham all of Massachusetts. Devoted aunt to many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday August 9, 2022 from 6 – 8pm in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Rd., Londonderry. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:00am at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 26 Crystal Ave., Derry with burial to follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, E. Derry.

Mask usage is required by the family at the funeral home and strongly suggested for the church services.

Due to COVID there will not be any celebration after the services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054.

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Peabody Funeral Homes
Londonderry and
Derry, NH 03038