Loretta (Iannarelli) Valhouli

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Loretta (Iannarelli) Valhouli

November 21, 1934 - March 10, 2019

Loretta (Iannarelli) Valhouli Stratham, NH, and formerly of Haverhill - Loretta "Lory" Valhouli, 84, passed away on Sunday, March 10, surrounded by her loving family.
Loretta was born in Maynard, Mass., on November 21, 1934, daughter of the late Benedetto and Matilda (Barilone) Iannarelli. Loretta was married to the love of her life, the late John G. Valhouli in 1958 and resided in Haverhill, Mass., where they raised their children.
Lory graduated from Maynard High School in Maynard, Mass. She received her hairdressing and cosmetology certificate from the Wilfred Academy of Hair and Beauty Culture in Boston, Mass., in 1957. Loretta was a hairdresser until her retirement at the age of 80.
Mrs. Valhouli was a creative person using what she learned from her father to grow beautiful gardens at her home as well as creating beautiful flower arrangements. Loretta's Aunt Mary founded the Exeter Rose Farm where Loretta worked for many summers.
Loretta loved to cook Greek and Italian cuisine for family and friends and creatively baked beautiful wedding and event cakes for the Haverhill community.
Lory was also instrumental in creating and sewing the Nutcracker ballet costumes for the Nashua Ballet Company and had an appreciation for all of the arts being dance, music, painting as well as performing in high school musicals and plays when she was a young girl. Lory was also responsible for securing the sponsorship of the Ahepa for The Boston Ballet to perform at Bradford Junior College. Loretta and her husband John owned and operated The Dancers Boutique in Haverhill, Mass.
Loretta learned to play the piano at an early age which she thoroughly enjoyed. Lory also enjoyed baseball, car races and relaxing at her favorite place which was the N.H. coastline beaches with her children and grandchildren.
Loretta was predeceased by her brothers, Pasquale and Benedetto Iannarelli; she is survived by her children, daughter Sandra L. Even and her husband Bryan of Wethersfield, Conn., daughter Joanne Paradis and her husband Robert of Stark, N.H., son John G. Valhouli; grandchildren Ashley and Bryan Jr. Even, James, Andrew and Alexander Manning; sister-in-law Barbara Iannarelli; nieces and nephews Susan (Iannarelli) Devoll, Lynda (Iannarelli) Latta, Bernard Iannarelli, Dennis Iannarelli, Bruce Iannarelli, Nancy (Iannarelli) Dupont; as well as several other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her calling hours on Thursday, March 14, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the H.L. Farmer and Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill, MA. Her funeral will be held on Friday, March 15, beginning at 10 a.m. from the funeral home followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. at the Holy Apostles Saints Peter & Paul Greek Orthodox Church, 154-156 Winter St., Haverhill. Interment will be in the Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill.
To share a memory of for more information, please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Published on March 13, 2019
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