John L. Conner, 72, of Londonderry, passed away Wed., Oct. 18, 2017 at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 30, 1945 in Derry, NH, a son of the late Alfred and Marjorie (Lockett) Conner. John graduated from the Thompson School of Agriculture at UNH with his Associate’s Degree. He and his brother-in-law, Daniel Hicks, owned and operated Sunnycrest Farm in Londonderry for 40 years. He was the baker for the Sunnycrest bakery for many years. John is a former Chairman of the Rockingham County Conservation District and President of the State Association for two terms. He at one time was a Volunteer firefighter in Londonderry. He was among the founding members of St. Mark’s Parish in Londonderry as well as a member of the Knights of Columbus. John loved spending time at his camp on Newfound Lake. He enjoyed hunting, fly-fishing, boating and swimming. He also enjoyed woodworking and made some beautiful bedroom furniture for his granddaughters. John will be fondly remembered for his wonderful sense of humor and his uncanny ability to tell a story. He lived life simply. The most important things in his life were family and friends.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Nancy (Bernard) Conner, two sons, Gregory Conner and his wife Tiffany, Jeffrey Conner and his wife Ginnie, two granddaughters, Mackenzie Conner and Jayla Conner, two sisters, Gretchen Hicks and husband Daniel II and Trudy Christian, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Following cremation, Memorial calling hours were held on Sun. Oct. 22, 2017 from 2 – 6 p.m. in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Rd., Londonderry. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Mon., Oct. 23 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mark’s Parish, One South Rd., Londonderry with burial following in Glenwood Cemetery, Londonderry. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute/NH Oncology-Hematology, 40 Buttrick Road #B, Londonderry, or to the BIANH (Brain Injury Association of NH), 52 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.