Johan (Joop) Oudheusden, 82, of Hale's Location, died peacefully after a battle with cancer on Aug. 21, 2016, surrounded by family.
He was born on March 2, 1934, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He worked many years as an executive chef for the Marriott hotels until opening his first restaurant, Maxwell's, in Lawrence, Mass.
He later ran the Andover Inn in Andover, Mass., before building his own restaurant Promises to Keep in Derry. He retired to Hale's Location in 2000 where everyone enjoyed his cooking. He enjoyed skiing, hiking, sailing the coast of Maine and working in his garden. He lived his life his way.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sylvia; his daughter, Vera; son, Joek; and five grandchildren. There will be a reception for family and friends on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the White Mountain Hotel Ballroom in North Conway.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations be made to the American Cancer Society.
The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.
To send a message of condolence, or for more information visit www.furberandwhite.com.
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