Robert H. Bursey, 76, of Londonderry, NH passed away at his home on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. He was born on March 31, 1937 in Somerville, MA and was a graduate of Everett High School as well as East Coast Aero-Tech. He was the son of the late Stephen H. Bursey and the late Ida Parsons-Bursey. Prior to moving to Londonderry in November of 2012, Mr. Bursey lived for many years on Canobie Lake in Salem, NH with his wife and step children. He enjoyed spending time with his family at the lake, most often on a pontoon boat he had built himself from scratch. He enjoyed hunting, carpentry and family time. He was also a history buff, specifically regarding the civil war and genealogy. Robert proudly served his country in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
Robert is survived by two daughters, Cheryl Morrissette and her husband David of Goffstown, NH and Pamela Eddy and her husband David of Dexter, ME; one son, Stephen Bursey of Quinlan, TX and a daughter in-law, Donna Bursey. He is also survived by three step daughters, Jeanne Lane and her husband Ken of Salem, Lorry Thurston of Salem, and Amy Parisi and her husband Richard of Chester, NH; and one step son, William Thurston of Durham, NC. He is also survived by his brother Eric Bursey of Burlington, VT as well as many grand-children and several great grand-children, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Jean Pierce Thurston, who passed on February 3, 2013, his son SSG James Bursey and his step son Charles Thurston.
Following cremation, calling hours will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 from 4 – 6pm at the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry, NH. A memorial service will follow at 6:00pm in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in his name to the Veterans Foundation of New Hampshire, 52 Cross Road, Rochester NH 03867 or another charity of your choice.
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