Yankee Clipper Council
- Boy Scouts of America
Northeastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire
March 24, 2011
DERRY, N.H. — Gary Fieldhouse, 50, of Derry, N.H., and longtime resident of Methuen, passed away on Monday, March 21, 2011 at the Aurora Senior Living Center of Derry, LLC, after battling lung cancer.
Mr. Fieldhouse was born in Lawrence on Feb. 14, 1961 to Arthur and Anne Fieldhouse.
He is survived by his father, Arthur Fieldhouse, and step-mother, Renate Garceau of Florida; brother, Scott Fieldhouse and spouse Dina LeFave of Haverhill;, sister, Susan Barrett and spouse Thomas Barrett of Methuen; twin-brother, Steven Fieldhouse and spouse Carmela Fieldhouse of Methuen; sister, Jane Fieldhouse-Thomas and spouse Kenneth Thomas of Hooksett, N.H.; along with five nieces and nephews.
Gary was born with cerebral palsy and became a life-long advocate for those with disabilities. He was a major influence in promoting accessibility for persons who are disabled and played a significant role in raising awareness in the Merrimack Valley.
Gary was the ultimate Boston sports fan, and especially loved the Boston Red Sox. His most cherished memories include those of family trips to Fenway Park on warm summer days to watch his beloved team play.
Following is from a mid-1970's edition of Scouting Magazine.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Manchester, N.H. in Gary's name, which will be used exclusively to help underprivileged children to enjoy baseball activities. Donations in Gary's name should be sent to The Boys & Girls Club of Manchester, C/O Tracey Adams, 555 Union St., Manchester, NH, 03104. Play Ball! Arrangements are by The Charles F. Dewhirst Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Mehuen. To send an online condolence, please visit, www.dewhirstfuneral.com.