Francis J. O’Gara III

Francis “Buddy” J. O’Gara III, 72, a lifelong resident of Merrimack, NH, died Monday, June 8, 2015, at his home after a period of declining health.

He was born in Nashua, NH, on Dec. 12, 1942, a son of Elizabeth “Libby” (Flanders) O’Gara of Merrimack and the late Francis J. O’Gara Jr.

Buddy was a graduate of Merrimack High School and before retirement he was employed with Verizon for over 35 years.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1961-1964.

Members of his family include his wife of 47 years, Marilyn (Nadeau) O’Gara of Merrimack; a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Jamison Mayhew of Milford, NH; a son and daughter-in-law, Shawn and Suzanne O’Gara of Londonderry, NH; four grandchildren, Briana and Cody Mayhew, and Ronan and Trace O’Gara; two sisters, Barbara Phillips of Nashua and Kathleen Duhaime of Merrimack; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

There are no calling hours or services.

Those who wish may sign an online Memorial Book at www.rivetfuneral

Those who wish to make a memorial contribution may do so to the American Heart Assoc. or the American Lung Assoc.

The Rivet Funeral Home & Crematorium in Merrimack is charge of arrangements.