Salem, NH — Jeffrey Bird, 78, of Salem, died on Sunday, November 24. He was born in Ipswich, England, on June 17, 1935.
Jeffrey was an avid soccer player in his youth and a champion dart player. He also served in the Royal Air Force in England. He was a member of the Spicket Masonic Lodge F&AM #85 of Salem.
He was predeceased by his parents, Jessie Nee (Lonie) and Walter Charles Bird; and his siblings, Dorie Price, William Bird and Betty Hughes. He is survived by his wife Yvonne “Kay” Bird; six sons, Alan, Stephen and his wife, Sally, Andrew and his wife, Cheryl, and Phillip, Daniel and Gavin Bird; three daughters, Donna and her husband, Amir Doroudian, Kimberley Stitsel, and Tracy and her husband, Lewis Yarid; his brother, Les Bird; 17 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Mrs. Bird would like to thank the staff at Methuen Rehab Center for their kind care, and thanks the Greater Salem Caregivers.
ARRANGEMENTS: His memorial service will be on Friday, November 29, at 3 p.m., at the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street, Salem.
To send a message of condolence to the family, please visit www.douglasandjohnson.com.