DERRY, NH — Peter Leonard Kirkell, 77, of Londonderry, NH, passed away Sunday July 11, 2021, in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on September 28, 1943 in Wilmington, MA, a son of the late Walter and Mary (Gowen) Kirkell. Peter was raised and educated in Wilmington, MA before moving to New Hampshire. He had a passion for auto racing and could often be seen riding his lawn mower around the yard. He especially enjoyed the time spent with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Becky (Baker) Kirkell of Londonderry; two sons, Scott Kirkell and his wife Katrina, and Dennis Kirkell and his wife Rachel of Londonderry; one daughter, Diane Ford and her husband Jonathan Perry of Londonderry; eight grandchildren, Zachary, Ty, Emily, Kimberly, Seth, Samantha, Christian and Dominic; three sisters, Betty Bodreau of Vermont, Ellie Ballinger of Texas and Sharon Kendzierski of New York; as well as many nieces and nephews.
There are no calling hours. Following cremation, a celebration of life will be held by the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the VNA of Manchester and Southern NH, 1070 Holt Ave, Suite 1400, Manchester NH 03109.