Joseph McClellan

Joseph R. McClellan, 32, of Londonderry and formerly of Derry, died at Elliot Hospital in Manchester surrounded by his family and friends on Jan. 8, 2015.

Born on Oct. 29, 1982 in Methuen, Mass., he was the son of Randy and Ann (Melia) McClellan.

He was raised in Derry and attended Derry schools and Pinkerton Academy.

He had been employed by the International Tape Company, Demers Nursery and Landscaping, and most recently the Mobil/Exxon Company of Londonderry.

His favorite pastimes were hiking, camping, and gardening. He was a car enthusiast.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his partner in life, Matthew Bernard; maternal grandmother, Jane E. Melia; brothers Patrick (Kathryn) McClellan and Brian; sister, Meaghan (Richard) Ivey; niece, Evelyn Ivey; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Martin F. Melia; paternal grandparents, Richard McClellan and Marion Jean McClellan; uncles Martin G. Melia and Rick McClellan; and aunt Linda Barrish.

Calling hours were Jan. 12 at the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Londonderry. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Derry on Tuesday, Jan. 13. The burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery in Londonderry. To send a condolence or for more information, visit,

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