Alton, NH — Barbara G. (Yemma) Mourikas, 57, of Alton, N.H., and formerly of Haverhill, Mass., died Monday, June 10, at her sister’s home in Plaistow, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Haverhill, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Sara (Brown) Yemma. She attended Haverhill Public Schools and Haverhill High School. She first worked as a secretary and nurses aide at the Hannah Duston Healthcare Center in Haverhill, and later, the Internal Revenue Service as a secretary and a tax examiner in the Methuen, Mass., and Laconia, N.H., centers, and most recently, in the Portsmouth, N.H. service center.
A member of the Mt. Washington Observatory Preservation Society, she enjoyed hiking, horseback riding, camping, snowmobiling, swimming, and boating, as well as cruise nights and antiquing. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, she was also very fond of her dog, Lily, and cat, Patches.
She is survived by her husband of 41 years, John W. Mourikas; two sons, John W. Mourikas Jr. and his wife, Natalie, of Hampstead and Jason M. Mourikas, currently serving in the U.S. Army, and his wife, Sonia, of Newport News, Va.; a brother, Richard Yemma and his wife, Lori, of Hampton, N.H.; a sister, Karen Bartlett and her husband, Greg, of Plaistow, N.H.; four grandchildren, John T. Mourikas, Nickolas C. Mourikas, Vanessa Mourikas, and Jason W. Mourikas; and several nieces and nephews, especially her nephew, Matt Bartlett of Beverly, Mass.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, June 14, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Route 121A, Plaistow, N.H., for a time of visitation and sharing of memories with the family. Donations may be made to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Route 28, Methuen, MA 01844, or to the American Cancer Society. For directions or to send a message of condolence, please visit our website at www.brooksidechapelfh.com.