Caroline Ann Newkirk

Caroline Ann Newkirk, 85 of Merrimack, NH and a former longtime resident of Hollis, NH passed away peacefully on Monday June 20, 2022 at Bedford Falls in Bedford, NH peacefully after a period of declining health.

She was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 3, 1937 the daughter of the late Joseph and Sidonie Christensen. After graduating from James Madison High School, Caroline worked on Wall Street for a few years until she married David D. Newkirk in 1959 and had a family. Caroline devoted herself full time to raising her family. She would tell you Dave was more work to take care of than her kids. In 1972, the family moved to Hollis, New Hampshire, where Caroline established new friendships that she would maintain for the rest of her life. After Dave retired in 1993, he and Caroline became snowbirds, spending winters at their home at the Spruce Creek Fly-In Community in Port Orange, Florida, again establishing new friendships that she would maintain for the rest of her life. She was a resident of Hollis for 31 years before moving to Merrimack in 2004.

Caroline was a member of St. Luke’s Anglican Church in Amherst, NH.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by a brother Thomas Christensen.

Members of her family include her husband of 63 years, David D. Newkirk of Merrimack, NH; a son David D. Newkirk Jr. of Brunswick, ME; daughter and son in-law, Pam and Steven Patterson of Merrimack, NH; two grandchildren, Anastasia Newkirk of Natick, MA and Zachary Newkirk of Holliston, MA; daughter in-law, Olga-Maria Newkirk of Holliston, MA; sister and brother in-law Dorothy and Bobby DePasca of Brooklyn, NY and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were held at the Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH Sunday June 26 from 4-7 pm. The funeral service was held Monday June 27 at 1:30 PM at the Rivet Funeral Home. Burial followed in East Cemetery in Hollis, NH.

Those who wish memorial contributions may be made to Brookhaven Hospice, 2 Bedford Farms Drive, Bedford, NH 03110

For more information or to leave an online condolence go to rivetfuneralhome.com