Shelley Herson, well-known wholesale and retailer passed away at the age of 87 in Merrimack, NH, on Dec. 19, 2009, at the end of the Ice Storm. He was widely known for handing out lucky coins and four-leaf clovers which he found. Hundreds of people are walking around today with his good luck tokens in their wallets. Shelley was an early advocate for smoking cessation offering $100 to anyone he knew who would quit. He served his country in the Army Air Corps during WW II.

Born in New York, he attended CCNY and NYU after The War before moving to New England. He owned several retail establishments in Massachusetts and New Hampshire before retiring. He was pre-deceased by his wife Carol of 42 years. He is survived by his children: Wayne David, Raschel and April, his daughter-in-law Diane, son-in-law Norman Gray, his grandchildren: Benjamin and Dan Herson, Meryl MacCormack, and Noah Gray as well as Sarah and Sam Fuller and Kathy Gray. Shelley is, as well, survived by his wife of 20 years Marcia Herson.

Submitted by Marcia Herson