Brian P. Banks, 51: Trinity grad, loving father and uncle, greatly missed by family and friends

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ANDOVER, MASS  – Brian P. Banks, 51, of Andover, Mass., died September 6, 2017 after a sudden illness. 

Born in Quincy, Mass., on February 20, 1966, Brian was the son of Joseph M. and Joan G. Banks. He graduated from Trinity High School in Manchester in 1985 and Plymouth State University in 1990. 

He had spent his entire career in sales for the food and beverage industry. Most recently, he had been the Eastern regional sales manager for J & J Snack Foods Corporation of El Paso, TX. 

Brian was an avid sports enthusiast who enjoyed spending time with his daughter, nieces and nephews skiing, playing hockey, golfing, softball and fishing to name a few. His infectious laugh, humor and good heart will be greatly missed by all whose lives he touched. 

In addition to his parents, family members include his loving daughter, Amber Rose Banks of North Andover; his siblings, Sarah Dee and husband Bill and their children Samantha, Michael, and Jamie all of Bedford, Joanne DeStefani and husband Tim and their children Ethan and Cade also of Bedford; many close aunts, uncles and cousins. 

There are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday at noon in St. Catherine of Siena Church, corner of Webster and Hemlock Streets, Manchester, NH. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bedford at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to The Brian Banks MSPCA-Angell Fund:  
Checks can be mailed to: MSPCA, attn: Donation, 350 South Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02130.  Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, Manchester, is assisting with arrangements.  To send an online message of condolence, please go to