Derry, NH — William D. Dryden, 34, passed away on October 16th at his home in Derry, NH after a brief illness. He was born on July 17, 1979, in Methuen, MA. He was a longtime resident of Windham, NH where he attended school and graduated from Salem High School in 1998. He worked as an apprentice electrician for several years before becoming disabled. Bill was a very compassionate, giving person who was quick to share with others. He had a tremendous sense of humor and was always there with a laugh and a smile. He was a big fan of Boston sports teams, and also enjoyed the outdoors while swimming, fishing, camping, and especially when having campfires with friends. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. He is survived by his parents, William F. and Christine J. (Bourassa) Dryden of Windham, NH, Sister, Captain Michelle R. Dryden of Burlington, MA, Paternal Grandmother, Geraldine E. (Bauchman) Dryden, of Tarpon Springs FL, Maternal Grandmother, Geraldine M. (Sheehan) Bourassa, of Methuen, MA, aunts and uncles, Robert Grasso and his wife, Patricia C. (Dryden), of Woodstock, GA, Kenneth F. Bourassa and his wife, Gloria, of Methuen, MA, Stephen C. Dryden and his wife, Terry, of Acworth, GA, Kathleen M. (Bourassa) Bartlett of Methuen, MA, Thomas C. Dryden, of Acworth, GA, John Connors and his wife, Maureen D. (Bourassa), of Manorville, NY, great-aunts and uncles, Richard J. Morway and his wife, Carol (Bauchman), of Windham, NH, Jacqueline Crowell of Methuen, MA, Alfred Gardiner of North Andover, MA, and many cousins.
ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours will be Sunday, Oct. 20th from 3 - 7 PM at Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem, NH. The Funeral Mass will be Monday at 10:00 AM at St. Matthew Parish in Windham. Cremation will follow. Memorial contributions in William’s name may be made to Center for Life Management, Attn: Accounting, 10 Tsienneto Rd., Derry, NH 03038. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.