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October 11, 2013

Gary Brian Ford, 63

Methuen — Gary Brian Ford, 63, of Methuen, MA and formerly of Salem, NH, died on September 30, 2013, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

He was born on August, 22, 1950, at the McGowan Hospital in Methuen, MA, the son of Albert Ford and Harriette (Holman) Ford of Salem, NH. Gary graduated from Salem High School in 1969 and married Merrilee (Kerr) Ford on August 15, 1998. He worked at Digital Computer Corp. and then Compaq for 23 years. He also worked at Ford Flowers in Salem, NH, for many years, a business owned by his brother, Bert.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Merrilee (Kerr) Ford; his parents-in-law, Jim and Marion Kerr of Methuen; his sister-in-law, Susan Kerr; his sister-in-law, Elizabeth (Kerr) Guyott and her husband, Scott; his nephew, Greg Guyott; his brother, Bert Ford and his wife, Susan; his sister, Bonnie Walsh and her husband, Charlie; his niece, Keri (Walsh) Grasso and her husband, Robert; his niece, Erin Walsh; his nephew, Timothy Walsh; his nephew, Christopher Ford; and his niece, Rebecca (Ford) Werner and her husband, Ryan. Gary also experienced the joy of meeting his grandnieces, Madison Grasso, Kasey Grasso, and Ayva Walsh and his grandnephew, Nolan Walsh.

ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service to celebrate Gary’s life will be held at First Church Congregational, 26 Pleasant St. in Methuen on October 12th at 10:30 a.m.

Contributions in Gary’s memory can be made to the Memorial Fund at First Church Congregational, 26 Pleasant St., Methuen, MA 01844; Feline Friends Rescue/Adoption League, P.O. Box 2452, Salem, NH 03079; or the Salem Animal Rescue League, 4 SARL Dr., Salem, NH 03079.

To leave an online condolence, please visit www.dewhirstfuneral.com or facebook.com/DewhirstFuneralHome.