Nottingham - Kerry Peter Plaisted, 73, 6 Autumn Lane, Nottingham, beloved husband of Holly Young Plaisted, died at his home April 24.
Kerry was born July 25, 1939, in Portsmouth, the son of Neil and Ellen (La Pointe) Plaisted. Helping to raise him were his aunt and uncle, Vivian and “Uncle Doc,” of Portsmouth.
He attended Portsmouth Schools, received his Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from St. Anselm’s College, and attended the 115th F.B. I. National Academy. He served in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Korea.
He retired as director of the Patrol Services Bureau of the Portsmouth Police Dept., after 22 years of service. He then served as security director for Wentworth by the Sea, before becoming a criminal investigator for the N.H. Public Defender’s Rockingham County office. He currently had been a part-time bailiff at Strafford County Superior Court.
He was the 40th president of the N.H. Police Association. Kerry's involvement with the association included 35 years working with the Knightstick Magazine where he served in many capacities. Kerry served as the Special Events coordinator for the NHPA Board where he organized many events. Kerry's institutional knowledge and experience made him an invaluable source of information to the board, and for many years, served as its magazine’s editor. He also was a member of the Portsmouth Country Club, and participated in Portsmouth’s Slo-Pitch softball leagues, first for Burger Chef, Atherton’s, and Gallaghers, and for many years, with the Portsmouth Police, winning many tournaments. He was a past president of the Portsmouth Police Relief Association and National Defender Investigator Association.
He furthered his education with training in hostage negotiations, drug and alcohol abuse, terrorism/hostage situations, emergency management and more. He was an instructor with the N.H. Police Standards & Training Council.
Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Scott Plaisted and his wife, Pam, and three grandchildren, Keith, Molly and Dylan, and three great-grandchildren; son Erik and two grandchildren, Heather and Derik; and son Peter; stepbrother, John Plaisted and stepsister, Rosemary Plaisted. He had several nieces and nephews, and considered his nephew Matthew Plaisted and his family, of California, to be part of his immediate family. He will be sadly missed by his four good dogs: Luci, Watson, Harry and Cali. He was predeceased by two brothers, Stephen and Douglas.
A time of visitation will be held from 5-7 pm on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 at the J. Verne Wood Funeral Home – Buckminster Chapel, 84 Broad Street, Portsmouth. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 a St. Thomas More Parish, 6 Madbury Road, Durham. Friends invited. Family flowers only. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005 Boston, MA. 02241-7005.