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Mourning the passing of John "Peter" Donaher 62 years old

OBITUARY: John "Peter" Donaher died Tuesday (May 24, 2016) at Bedford Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation following a courageous 7-year battle with cancer. Susan Jones, the love of his life and trusted confidante was by his side. He was 62 years old.

Peter was born on March 18, 1954 in Lowell, Massachusetts. He was the son of Edward and Marilyn (Bates) Donaher.

Peter grew up in New Boston, New Hampshire and followed in his brothers' footsteps for making quite a name for the notorious "Donaher Boys."

He spent some years in Owego, NY, but finally settled in Milford, NH.

Peter worked 40-plus years for Hadco Corp. as Production Manager. He also spent many years working for Etchomatic and was instrumental in starting up their Granite business in 2005.

He loved his Milford, NH home keeping it meticulous inside and out. Once referred to as the "Lawn Ranger," Peter took great pride in his landscape. He also enjoyed skiing, hiking, boating and golfing.

Peter was predeceased by his father Edward Donaher, sister Jeanne Donaher, and sister Elizabeth "Betty Ann" Donaher Stone.

He leaves behind his mother Marilyn (Bates) Donaher, brother Michael Donaher, sister Kathleen Keough, brother James Donaher, and his unconditional best friend, confidante and love, Susan Jones. Also many nieces, nephews and their children.

Services: Calling hours will be
held 9-11am Saturday June 4 at French and Rising Funeral Home 17 South Mast St. Goffstown, NH. Funeral will immediately follow. A procession to Tewksbury, Massachusetts for burial will follow the funeral. For more information or to sign an online guestbook go to - See more at:

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