Michael Geary of Derry

LCPL Michael Erick Geary, 20, of Derry, NH died December 8, 2010 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan while serving with Fox Company 2/9 US Marine Corp. Michael was born in Malden, MA on August 6, 1990, son of Timothy and Nancy M. (Buiting) Geary. He had resided in Derry for the past 11 years, formerly living in Brighton, MA. Michael was a 2009 graduate of Pinkerton Academy in Derry where he played football his Freshman year. He received his black belt in Karate at the age of 14 and competed locally. Michael enjoyed target shooting, airsoft and paintball games and playing football with friends.

He is survived by his mother, Nancy M. (Buiting) Geary of Derry, his father, Timothy Geary of Derry, his paternal grandmother, Beverly Geary of Londonderry, NH, also many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday December 16, 2010 from 4 – 8pm in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Rd., Londonderry. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10:00am in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 26 Crystal Ave., Derry. Burial with military honors will follow in the NH State Veteran’s Cemetery, Boscawen, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.

Visit the Peabody Funeral Homes website to leave a condolence note or view others.


A Marine Corps honor guard will transfer the body of LCPL Michael Geary to his family in a brief ceremony at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, expected to take place between 11 a.m. and noon today Wednesday December 15th. The route is planned to pass through Derry about 12:30 p.m., traveling along Route 28 in North Londonderry to Derry turning left onto Tsienneto Road then right onto the Route 28 Bypass.

The Patriot Guard motorcycle is expected to escort the procession with a small group.

The procession will pass Pinkerton Academy, from which Geary graduated last year will take the driveway loop that passes by the main buiding. Honor guards from the Derry Fire Department and the ROTC will be stationed near the school.

LCPL Geary will then travel from Pinkerton to Londonderry and the Peabody Funeral Home.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8pm.  The High School parking lot on the north side (plateau) is a good place to park.

Read Lance Cpl. Michael E. Geary Returns Home for details on his transfer to the family.

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  1. Rest in Peace LCpl Michael Geary!!!! Semper Fi my Brother!!!

    FYI, LCPL Geary’s body is due to arrive on Wednesday at the Wiggens in Londonderry between 11 AM- 12 PM.

  2. Vote -1 Vote +1John Reynolds

    RIP LCPL Geary. May god be with you and your family.

  3. Vote -1 Vote +1George Herrmann

    Rest easy Marine.
    The line is held.
    Your duty done.
    A grateful nation weeps.
    Godspeed warrior.

  4. Prayers for the family, friends and all who love and will miss LCpl Michael Geary. We salute your family and Michael for his service. His spirit will be forever in your hearts and his dedication forever appreciated by our family.

    The John Caron Family

  5. Vote -1 Vote +1Tim Patten

    God Bless Marine and family.

    I saw on Wmur that there would be a procession going by Pinkerton, I assume from the airport. Does anyone know the route?

  6. Vote -1 Vote +1admin

    We have added the route and plans to the story.

  7. Vote -1 Vote +1Tim Patten

    Thank you.

  8. Vote -1 Vote +1Kathy Wagner

    God bless you Michael and prayers to the family.

    Thanks to the American Legion for lining Mammoth with flags leading up to Peabody’s.

  9. Vote -1 Vote +1Karen Amaro

    God Bless you Mr. Geary…and THANK YOU for making the ultimate sacrifice for your country. I am in awe of people like you.

  10. Vote -1 Vote +1K. Ashness

    “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” -Elmer Davis

    My prayers go out to the family. Such a young hero. Godspeed, Soldier.

  11. Vote -1 Vote +1Cmdr. Robert Dembro

    The Londonderry Memorial V.F.W. Post #8179 and it’s members wishes to extend a our heartfelt sorrow to the family of Mr. Geary. He paid the ultimate sacrifice. May he rest in peace.

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