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Rose G. LanzaJanuary 17, 1924 ~ January 13, 2018 (age 93)
GLEN NH- Rose Lanza, 93, of Glen NH, 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 MA. She worked as a secretary for Dan Ray Machine, on Essex St, 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 3 loving nephews, Michael Lanza and his predeceased wife Marsha of Illinois, Mark and Cindy Lanza of Plaistow NH, and Peter and Shelley Lanza of CT.
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 NH. She was an international traveler. Sailing in the Caribbean on the Tusitalia, Skiing in Switzerland, Austria, and Norway with friends & with her Great Niece Stephanie in North Conway when Rose was in her late 70’s. 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.
Calling hours will take place Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 5-7PM at The Grondin-Carnevale Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Ave. Haverhill, MA 01830. A funeral mass to celebrate Rose’s life will be held Friday at 10:00 AM 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.