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Salem, NH - Gertrude "Trudy" M. Gazda, 76, a longtime Salem, N.H., resident passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2020, in the High Point Hospice House, Haverhill, Mass., surrounded by her loving family following a hard fought battle with COPD. She was born in Lawrence, Mass., a daughter of the late Francis and Kathleen (Conley) Sweet.
Mrs. Gazda lived in Salem most of her adult life and it is where she raised her family. She worked as a Quality Assurance Manager for 20 years for Lucent Technologies in North Andover, Mass. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She definitely had "the gift of the gab," as she was friendly and chatty. Mrs. Gazda will be fondly remembered for her Facebook emojis, her love of watching game shows, and cooking shows, and going to dinners at the 99 Restaurant. She enjoyed her time spent with her friends and she loved to travel. She will be dearly missed by her loving family and all those who knew her.
She is survived by her four children, Michael Gazda of Salem, Wendy Borrelli and her husband Dean of Salisbury, Mass., Mark Gazda and his wife Kristen of Windham, N.H., and Matthew Gazda and his wife Tammy of Chandler, Ariz. She is also survived by grandchildren, Kristen Mula, Michael Chamberlin, Alexandra, Madison and Michael Borrelli, Ava and Malia Gazda, Brooke, Matthew and Londyn Gazda and Katelyn Tannetta; by her siblings, Ginger Magoon and her husband Ronald and Gary Sweet, all of Florida; and by her beloved nieces and nephews, Heidi Johnson and her husband Ed, Katrina Magoon, Jim Kadishian and Cheryl Dejean-Ingino. She is also survived by several other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and other loving family. She was predeceased by the love of her life, her husband, Richard "Dick" Gazda; by her brother, Francis Sweet, Jr.; and by her twin sister, Kathleen Hatem.

Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, January 22, 2020, from 4 to 8 p.m., in the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem, NH. A funeral service will be held Thursday, January 23, at 11 a.m. in the Granite United Church, 1 Sand Hill Rd., Salem, NH. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, 329 Main St., Salem, NH. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at
Published on January 21, 2020


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Pento Family
Jan 22, 2020
Joyful Memory was purchased for the family of Gertrude "Trudy" M. Gazda by Pento Family.  Send flowers
Joe & Cathy Thomas
Jan 22, 2020
Beautiful in Blue was purchased for the family of Gertrude "Trudy" M. Gazda by Joe & Cathy Thomas.  Send flowers
Sabine Zalaket
Jan 21, 2020
Such a lovely woman, always so sweet and full of love. May you find peace and may your memories be eternal. You will live on within each and everyone of your children. Rest In Peace Trudy.
Betty Weston
Jan 21, 2020
Remember the Beach.
A Wonderful person.
Sandra O & Gabby
Jan 21, 2020
You shall always live in the hearts of those who knew and loved you.
God has a new angel.
Rest in peace Trudy.
Jose Batistine
Jan 21, 2020
I pray that Gods peace, love and and strength will be with you and your lovely family during these difficult times.

Jose Batistine
Kim Santo
Jan 21, 2020
So sorry for your loss, such a wonderful person
Mark Gazda
Jan 21, 2020
Amazing Wife, Mother, Grandmother and friend!
Matthew Gazda
Jan 21, 2020
I am going to miss our coversations and the love that she had for all of us.