Charles W. Case, 79 of Londonderry, died Jan. 17, 2015 at his residence, surrounded by his family.
He was born Feb. 9, 1935 in Unity, a son of the late Raymond and Emma (Sheldon) Case. He was raised in Auburn, and had been a resident of Londonderry for the past 57 years.
Mr. Case was a heavy equipment operator and worked many years for Rodgers Brothers Builders. He then owned and operated C&M Enterprises of Londonderry. He enjoyed auto mechanics and loved working in his garage with his sons and grandsons. He also enjoyed stock car racing during the ‘50s and ‘60s at Hudson, Groveland and Lee Speedways.
He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, clamming, boating and camping. Mr. Case was an avid snowmobiler, and was a former president in his local club, the Hudson Snomen, as well of the New Hampshire Snowmobile Association and a Northeast Chapter Chairman. He was also a member of the elite “Iron Dogs” snowmobile club.
Mr. Case enjoyed traveling in his motor home, where he and his wife of 61 years, Mary Jane, visited all 48 contiguous states and 10 Canadian Provinces.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane (Ivon) Case of Londonderry; four children, Michael Case of Haverhill, Mass., Gerald Case and his wife, Kathy, Thomas Case and his wife, Linda and Debra (Case) Donovan, all of Londonderry; 10 grandchildren and their families, Shannon Case of Punta Gorda, Fla., Kevin Donovan of Londonderry, Shawn Case of Goffstown, Kristopher Case of Derry, Kari Fontaine of Bow, and Ashleigh Case, Jeremy Case, Megan Donovan, Travis Case and Alexander Case, all of Londonderry; three siblings and their spouses, Anna and Andrew Messier of Pittsfield, and Harold and Judy Case and Andrew and Margaret Case, all of Londonderry; 15 great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews and his constant companion, “Burlington.” He was predeceased by three brothers, Raymond Jr., William and Frank Case; his sister, Cecile Case, and granddaughter Courtney Case.
Calling hours were Jan. 20 in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Londonderry. A Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mark’s Parish, 2 South Road, Londonderry and concluded with burial at Holy Cross Cemetery of Londonderry. To send a condolence or for more information, visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.