Shirley W. Gilcreast

Shirley W. Gilcreast, 86, died May 7, 2013 at the Elliot Hospital, Manchester, surrounded by her family. She was born on April 12, 1927 in Nashua, a daughter of the late Neil and Fannie (Robie) Watts.
Mrs. Gilcreast was a resident of Villa Crest Nursing Home for two years, formerly living in Derry, Sandown and many years in Londonderry.

She was the organist at Londonderry Presbyterian Church for over 47 years. She enjoyed playing Cribbage and Yahtzee, as well as reading and quilting. She is survived by three sons, John Gilcreast and his wife, Doris, of Derry, Kevin Gilcreast and his wife, Linda, of Derry, and David Gilcreast and his wife, Stacey, of Sandown; two daughters, Judy Hatch and her husband, David, of Derry and Lynn Bedard and her husband, Gerard, of Methuen, Mass.; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Phyllis Holton of Hudson.

The Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium 15 Birch St., Derry is handling the arrangements. Check the funeral home website at for service details.

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