Memorial at NH school honors triplets who died

PELHAM, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire memorial to triplet brothers who were diagnosed with muscular dystrophy and died is being dedicated next week.

The memorial to the brothers is at Pelham Memorial School, where their father, Ray Wilkins, was a 30-year employee, coaching baseball and basketball. His wife, Lisa, coached volleyball. The Wilkinses live in Chelmsford, Mass., but are well-known in the area.

The granite bench is engraved with the names of Kyle, Matthew, and Patrick Wilkins. It has cobbletones, trees, and flowers. A dedication is scheduled for next Thursday.

The Eagle-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1euWHcV) the boys were diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at age 5. Patrick and Kyle died last year at age 21. Matt had died seven years before at age 15.

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Information from: Eagle Tribune (North Andover, Mass.), http://www.eagletribune.com

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