Dixie-Lee Danforth

MILFORD, NH – Dixie- Lee Danforth, 78, lifelong resident of Milford, died suddenly on September 30, 2015 at Catholic Medi­cal Center, Manchester.

She was born in Roa­noke, VA on May 6, 1937, a daughter of Harry and Ce­lia (Horne) Melendy. She graduated from Milford High School, Class of 1956.

Mrs. Danforth had been employed by A & P Gro­cery Store for several years. She loved garden­ing, animals, working on various crafts and truly enjoyed helping others.

She was a loving wife, a devoted mother and cherished spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a true believer of God’s Word and loved the Lord Jesus Christ.

She was predeceased by her infant daughter, Melinda.

Family members in­clude her husband of 60 years, Charles L. Danforth of Milford; three sons and daughters-in-law, Brian and Brenda Danforth, Mark and Gail Danforth, and David Danforth, all of Milford; six grandchildren, Charles and wife Pamela Danforth, Brian and wife Jessica Danforth, Briana and husband Jeff Herlihy, Brilee, Logan and Brooke; three great-grandchildren, Arabelle, Hunter and Isaac; and a sister, Suzanne Melendy of Lyndeborough.

A (casual) celebration of her life with family and friends will be held Sat­urday, Oct. 10, 2015 from noon-4 p.m. at her home on 19 Young Road, Milford. Ar­rangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford. To share a memory or offer a condolence, visit www. smith-heald.com.