Pelham, N.H. — Lynne K. Whipple, 48, of Pelham, N.H., died Wednesday, May 1, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a brief but courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Beverly, Mass., August 27, 1964, the daughter of Raymond A. and Donna L. (Sennott) Whipple of South Hamilton, Mass., she was a graduate of Hamilton-Wenham High School in the Class of 1982. She then went on to graduate from Salem State College where she earned a bachelor of science degree cum laude in geography.
Lynne was a member of the First Congregational Church in Pelham for many years.
She was employed as a Paraprofessional with the Pelham Elementary School system.
Among her many interests, Lynne coached baseball for kids with disabilities in Pelham. Active in her own children’s sporting events, she was affectionately known as “The Track Mom”.
In addition to her mother and father, Lynne is survived by a daughter Emily K. Mallard, a senior at Pelham High School; two sons Ben R. Mallard of Providence, R.I., and Timothy S. Mallard of Pelham, N.H.; two brothers, John M. Whipple and his wife, Carrie of Kingston, N.H., and Todd S. Whipple and his wife, Ashley of Bozeman, MT; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
ARRANGEMENTS: Friends may call at the Pelham Funeral Home, 11 Nashua Rd., Pelham, N.H., from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Her funeral service will be held Tuesday morning at the First Congregational Church in Pelham at 10 a.m. Please meet at the church. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of her family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Laughter for Lynne Fund, c/o Timothy S. Mallard, 7 Pineridge Rd., Pelham, N.H., 03076. E-condolences and directions can be found at www.pelhamfuneralhome.com. Arrangements made by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane. Call 603-635-3333.