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Readers Rally to Support DeLuca Family

The local businessman remains in critical condition from a freak accident during Hurricane Sandy.

As of Thursday afternoon, well-respected local businessman William DeLuca III reamins in critical condition at Massachusetts General Hospital stemming from an accident during on Monday during Hurricane Sandy.

In the last four days, readers have rallied to show their support through phone calls, emails and Facebook posts to Windham Patch. Many have sought updates on his condition or simply wished to deliver kind words.

A tree limb hit DeLuca's car while he was traveling near the Range Road and Cobbett's Pond Road area on Monday night.

The Eagle Tribune reported on Wednesday that two other passengers were also in the car, but only DeLuca was seriously injured.

Beverly Donovan, a Windham resident, wrote on the Windham Patch Facebook wall that the DeLuca's are "constantly on her mind" this week.

Another, Laurie Doherty, said that she is sending along positive thoughts and prayers each day to the family.

DeLuca is a Windham resident who owns auto dealerships in Haverhill and Andover, Mass., is president of the Auto Auction of New England in Londonderry and chairman of the Bank of New England in Salem, N.H.

He is also a member and director of the Greater Lawrence Boys and Girls Club.

According to a family member, DeLuca has been a major influence in the area. He has five kids – Anthony, Steven, Marissa, Kristen and William IV.

Several readers said that his wife Maz was in Florida at the time of the accident and had to make it back up to New Hampshire.

On Tuesday, reader George Miller said that Bill, Maz and all of the DeLuca's are in his thoughts and prayers.

MaryJane Dennehy called him "such a good person," while Joanne Mitchell said "God bless the family as we wait on a miracle."

DeLuca's status at the hospital has not changed since he was first admitted.

A friend who went to school with DeLuca's sister emailed Windham Patch to send along support, saying that all around him people are staying positive and praying hard.

Megan Clark said she is sending prayers for a quick recovery, and asked other residents if there is something that everyone can do.

Keep up with Windham Patch on Facebook and Twitter to stay posted on this incident. We are updating DeLuca's condition regularly.

Also be sure to post your well wishes in the comments below.

New Hampshire Peterbilt November 02, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Our toughts and prayers go out to the Deluca family during this difficult time. We wish Bill a full and speedy recovery. From all of us here at New Hampshire Peterbilt
Holly Breton November 02, 2012 at 09:42 PM
The Breton family would like to send our prayers and well wishes to Bill, Maz and the entire Deluca family. We are pulling for you Bill. Holly, Rob & Family
warren Seckendorf November 03, 2012 at 01:15 AM
I wish him a speedy recovery , best of luck...get better god bless...
Armand J. Rossetti November 03, 2012 at 07:51 PM
May God save Bill, a strong, perfect, christian soldier, who has given so much to his family and his community.
John DuVarney November 04, 2012 at 12:14 AM
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Billy, Maz and the entire DeLuca family. We have never met such nice people, get well soon Billy. John & Cheryl DuVarney

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