- January 18, 1945 - July 20, 2011
- Peterborough, New Hampshire
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Joseph B. Meagher
Joseph B. Meagher, 66, of Sand Hill Road, Peterborough, died July 20, 2011 at his home. He was born on January 18, 1945 in Philadelphia, PA, the son of Veronica Kelly and Edward M. Meagher. He lived in California, Vermont and Boston, Massachusetts and traveled extensively before moving to Peterborough 24 years ago.
After graduating from the University of California at Berkeley, Mr. Meagher served as a Special Agent in U.S. Army Intelligence from 1968 to 1970. Following his military service, he earned a Masters in Psychology from UCLA. In the mid-1970s he moved to New England, working in Brattleboro, Vermont at a group home for teenagers. His twenty-year career in publishing began at Country Journal. He joined Yankee Magazine in Boston in the mid 1980s, and moved to Peterborough in 1986 to serve as President and CEO of Yankee Publishing Inc. until his retirement in 1998.
A lifelong sports fan, he had a special love for baseball. He played throughout his school years, earning a full baseball scholarship to UC Berkeley. After he moved to Vermont in the 1970s, he played semi-pro baseball with the Northern League’s Saxton’s River Pirates, eventually serving as player-manager for the team.
He was also a great fan of horse racing, spending many summers in Saratoga Springs, NY. He visited race tracks all over the United States and Europe, and wrote of his experiences, most recently in the New York Times.
He was an avid reader and writer, an enthusiastic traveler and a man of many interests. He served on various boards over the years, including the Sharon Arts Center, the Lahey Clinic Marketing Board, and the Jefferson Awards in Washington, DC.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Peterson of Peterborough; a brother, Kelly Meagher of Chico, CA; a sister, Maura Barrington of Torrance, CA, and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He was pre-deceased by his brother, Michael Meagher.
A celebration of his life is being arranged.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his honor may be made to Holy Angels Residential Facility, 10450 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport, LA 71106 or to Hospice at HCS, PO Box 496, Peterborough, NH 03458.
Jellison Funeral Home, Peterborough NH, is assisting the family with the arrangements