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GLEN, NH - Rose Lanza, 93, of Glen N.H., a much-loved Aunt, passed away peacefully at her home. She was predeceased by her parents, Michele and Mary Lanza; her brother, Peter S. Lanza and her longtime companion, Harold Pike.
Rose was born and educated in Haverhill, Mass. She worked as a secretary for Dan Ray Machine, on Essex Street, Haverhill, MA. Rose also worked with her companion, Harold Pike, at Pikes Funeral Home in Gloucester as a bookkeeper. Rose volunteered at The Chamber of Commerce for many years in North Conway.
Rose is survived by her three loving nephews, Michael Lanza and his predeceased wife, Marsha of Illinois, Mark and Cindy Lanza of Plaistow, N.H., and Peter and Shelley Lanza of Connecticut.
Rose is also survived by her "great- nephews," Jeff, Michael, Andrew, Brian, Danny, Ryan, Mark II, Charlie; and her only "great-niece," Stephanie.
Rose touched many people throughout her years. She had a very strong Catholic faith. Rose owned homes in Haverhill, Plaistow, Lake Winnipesaukee, and Glen, N.H. She was an international traveler. Sailing in the Caribbean on the Tusitalia, Skiing in Switzerland, Austria, and Norway with friends and with her great-niece, Stephanie, in North Conway when Rose was in her late 70s. She loved boating on Lake Winnipesaukee at her lake home that she owned with Harold, golfing, playing tennis and hosting many dinner parties with her friends. Most of all, Rose loved spending time with her family.
The family is eternally grateful for Timberland Home Care and her special caregivers Dottie, Sonia, Autumn, and Diane for providing her with care, support, companionship, and prayers. Rose will be missed by her loving family and many friends.
ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours will take place Thursday, January 18, 2018, from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Grondin-Carnevale Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill, MA. A funeral Mass to celebrate Rose's life will be held Friday at 10 a.m. from Sacred Hearts Parish, 165 South Main St., Bradford. Burial will take place in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Haverhill. Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be sent to St Jude's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.GrondinCarnevale.com.
Published on January 15, 2018
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