2012 – Anthony Jennings


Anthony Jennings was diagnosed at 9 years old and now, at 18, has lived half his life with Becker Muscular Dystrophy.  Not one to sit and be beaten, Anthony is a very busy high school senior at Londonderry High School.  He is a member of the PVC Pirates FIRST Robotics team, a recent inductee into the National Honor Society, Manager of the LHS Varsity Baseball team, and the radio voice of Lancer football.  Anthony is an avid sports fan and enjoys going to Revolution soccer games and cheering on all the New England teams.  For his trip of a lifetime, he went to South Africa to see the USA play in the World Cup granted by the Make-A-Wish foundation.

When asked what the hardest thing about living with Becker Muscular Dystrophy is, Anthony replied with a smile, “Everything”!  For us, it’s hard to imagine living each day with the difficulties of BMD – needing help to pour a drink and get out of a chair, or not being able to walk from one end of school to the other.  But this is exactly what Anthony’s life is like each and every day.  The little things we take for granted are his daily struggles.  That is why Anthony has such a profound effect on most everyone he meets, and is admired for staying positive and living each day to its fullest.

Anthony lives with his mother – Lisa, father – Warren, and 15 year old brother, Tim.  Next fall he plans to go to college for Engineering at either UNH, Northeastern, or UMass Lowell.  Can’t is not in Anthony’s vocabulary, but rather “we’ll find a way”.

2024 Update – it is with heavy hearts we have learned of Anthony’s passing on Jan 14, 2024.

Anthony Salvatore Jennings, 30, died unexpectedly on Friday, January 12, 2024, at his home in Londonderry, NH. He was born in San Diego, CA on October 28, 1993, son of Warren and Lisa (Salipante) Jennings. Anthony graduated from Londonderry High School, Class of 2012, and then continued his education at UNH earning a degree in Chemistry. He was employed at DEKA Research and Development for the past six years. Anthony loved the New England Revolution and playing Power Soccer for Northeast Passage. He dreamed of being a contestant on Jeopardy, enjoyed attending concerts with Tim, and was happiest just spending time with Tim and Eesha.

In addition to his parents of Londonderry, Anthony is survived by his brother and best-friend, Tim and friend, Eesha; his grandmothers, Marie Salipante and Rose Jennings; as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins; and was predeceased by his grandfather, Salvatore Salipante.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, January 16th from 4 – 7 pm at the Peabody Funeral Home, 290 Mammoth Rd., Londonderry. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 17th at 10:00am at St. Jude Parish, 435 Mammoth Road, Londonderry. Anthony will be laid to rest next to Papa in a private burial in the Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA.

In lieu of flowers, if you wish to make a contribution in Anthony’s name, these two charities were very special to him: Make-A-Wish NH, 814 Elm St., Suite 300, Manchester, NH 03101-2230, or Northeast Passage Power Soccer program, 121 Technology Drive, Suite 161, Durham, NH 03824.