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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Alexandria ‘Lexi’ Joyce Kittle

Merrimack – Alexandria “Lexi” Joyce Kittle, 10, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 17th, at her home, surrounded by her family after an almost four-year-long battle with cancer.

Lexi was born in Nashua, on November 2, 2000, the daughter of Larry and Brenda (Drivick) Kittle. She was a student at South Merrimack Christian Academy in Merrimack, NH.

Lexi loved to laugh and have fun with her many friends and family and was a delight to all who knew her. She was an exceptionally brave and courageous girl with wisdom well beyond her years. During her long illness, she never complained about the constant trips to Boston and the endless treatments.

She looked forward to every family trip to Florida and New York to visit her grandparents and relatives. She always wanted everyone to be happy, and brought a sparkle to every gathering.

Lexi is survived by her parents, Larry and Brenda; 2 brothers, Mathew and Zachary; and her sister, Victoria, all of whom reside in Merrimack. Additionally, Lexi is survived by her maternal grandmother, Joan Drivick of FL; maternal grandfather, James Drivick of FL; paternal grandmother, Joyce Kittle of NY; maternal aunt, Deborah Hurley (Bob Hurley) of Nashua; maternal uncle, James Drivick II (Patricia Drivick) of FL; paternal aunt, Linda Simpson (Richard Simpson) of NY; 2 paternal uncles, Robert Kittle (Rachel Kittle) of PA, William Kittle (Karen Kittle) of NY; and many loving cousins.

She was predeceased by her paternal grandfather, Lawrence Kittle, who died in 2009.

There will be no calling hours.

A public funeral will be held on Saturday, October 1, at 10 am at The Merrimack Valley Baptist Church, 517 Boston Post Road, Merrimack, NH. Pastor Larry Clouse will officiate. A private burial will be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Lexi’s name to Ewing Sarcoma Research Fund, Attention: Barbara Keane, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Dana 640C, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.

Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, NH is in charge of arrangements. For more information and to sign an online registry, please go to www.rivetfuneralhome.com.