Constance A. Kreider

Constance A. Kreider, 75, of Peterborough, NH, died Tuesday April 8, 2014, at Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough after a sudden illness.

She was born in Coatesville, PA on Oct. 21, 1938, a daughter of the late Lester and Edith (Palmer) Antes.

Mrs. Kreider was a longtime resident of Merrimack until 2009.

She was a member of several town committees including the Horse Hill Nature Preserve, Watson Park, and Heritage Commission. Constance also was a volunteer guardian with C.A.S.A. (Court Appointed Special Advocates), monitoring the cases of abused and neglected children.

Before retirement, she was a longtime pre-school special needs teacher for the Nashua School District.

In addition to her parents, she is pre-deceased by her husband, Donald Kreider who died in 1998; and also a sister, Leslie Snyder.

Members of her family include two sons and a daughter in-law, Greg Kreider of Lyndeborough, NH, and Brian and Kim Kreider and their daughter Emily Kreider, all of Holly Springs, NC; a brother, Frank Antes of Tyaskin, MD; a sister, Claire Blatt of Pineville, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were in the Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, NH, Sunday from 5-7 P.M.

A Funeral Service was held in the Funeral Home, Monday at 11 A.M. Burial will follow in Last Rest Cemetery, Merrimack, NH.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to C.A.S.A of NH at

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