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.
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