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PLAISTOW, N.H. — Deno Girard, 54, a longtime Plaistow resident, died Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at Exeter Hospital with his family by his side.

Born in Chelsea, he was raised in Plaistow and attended the Pollard School. He was a member of the Timberlane Regional High School, Class of 1974 where he excelled as a member of the gymnastics team. He also attended The Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Apostles Saints Peter and Paul in Haverhill where he was a member of the Boy Scout Council of the church.

Deno was the owner and operator of Durgin's Cafe in Newmarket from 1985 until 2000 and also the owner of Not Just Chicken and Seafood (King Chicken) in Plaistow from 1994 until 1997. His restaurant won a first place award for his seafood chowder at the Hampton Seafood Festival.

A Black Belt in Karate, Deno also enjoyed carpentry and woodworking, fishing, and clam digging in Ipswich. He most enjoyed the celebration of Greek Easter with his family and friends, taking part in all of the Greek customs and preparation of the traditional food.

His motto was "live, love, laugh and enjoy" and he was a loyal and loving son, brother, uncle and friend to many and will be lovingly missed by all who had the great opportunity to know him.

He is survived by his mother, Aspacia "Honey" (Vlahos) Girard of Plaistow; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Allen Stutts of Carrboro, N.C., and Matina and Mark Brown of Plaistow; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Chris Girard of Plaistow and David "Vid" and Debby Girard of Milford; four nieces, Amanda, Kellie, Kira and Alexis; three nephews, DJ, Nicky and Jeremie; great-niece, Cheyanne and great-nephew, Nathan.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends may call on Saturday, March 5, 2011 from 3:15 to 7:15 at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Route 121A, Plaistow, N.H. His funeral service will follow at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. To send a message of condolence to the family, please visit our website at www.Brooksidechapelfh.com.
Published on  March 10, 2011
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