Elaine M. Koskela

September 15, 2017
Koskela, Elaine M.

Elaine Marion Koskela of Nashua, wife of Kenneth L. Koskela, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 15, 2017 with her family by her side.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts on October 4, 1937, Elaine was a daughter of the late Joseph F. and Alma (Dundon) Reardon. She grew up in Keene, NH and was a graduate of Keene High School Class of 1955. Elaine was a member of the KHS Woman’s basketball team and was also a color guard for the marching band.
Elaine began her career with Peerless Insurance Company followed by Massachusetts Indemnity & Life and continued with Continental Insurance Company in Nashua until her retirement.
She enjoyed spending time on the shores of Maine and the White Mountains of New Hampshire but most of all loved spending time with her family.
Members of her family include her husband of 58 years, Kenneth L. Koskela; her daughter Lynne of Nashua; her three sons, Scott and his wife Pamela (Gotham) of Merrimack, Bruce and wife Michaelene (Gaudet) and John and wife Elaine (Wormstead) all of Nashua. Elaine’s grandchildren were the light of her life: Amber and husband Beau, Brent and fiancé Erin, Amanda and finace Gary, Cole, Jake, Brooke; and great-granddaughter Hannah; her beloved sisters, Patricia Lilly and husband Luke of North Carolina, Carol Reardon of Maine and Judy Newcombe of Florida; also many loved nieces, nephews and her friends. In addition to her parents, Elaine was predeceased by her brother Charles Reardon of California.
Family and friends are invited to her calling hours at the FARWELL FUNERAL HOME, 18 Lock Street, Nashua on Wednesday, September 20th from 4 to 7 p.m. Private interment will take place at Mountainview Cemetery in Troy, NH. Donations may be made in her memory to the American Red Cross, 28 Concord Street, Nashua, NH 03064. Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE. (603) 882-0591. www.farwellfuneralservice.com

7 Comments on Elaine M. Koskela

Kristen Dion-Baker said : Guest Report Sep 20, 2017 at 8:49 AM

John and Family, I am saddened to hear of your mom's passing. I am praying for you and your family during this difficult time. She will now be in Heaven seeing with her brand new eyes and driving the car of her dreams and being healthy and vibrant, looking down on her wonderful family. Lots of love and prayers to you. Kristen Dion

Marie (Gaudet) Lefebvre and David Lefebvre said : Guest Report Sep 20, 2017 at 1:04 AM

Bruce , Michaelene and Brook, my heartfelt condolences on the loss of Mrs. Koskela. It is truly hard to lose someone who is the heart and soul of a family. From all I've heard from Michaelene, your mother, Bruce, was a terrific lady who had a lot of love to share with her family. God Bless you all. Michaelene's Aunt Marie and Uncle David

Rita Gaudet said : Guest Report Sep 19, 2017 at 3:13 PM

Bruce, Michaelene, Brooke, My deepest condolences on your great loss . She is now at peace. May you find comfort in the many memories shared. Sending condolences to all the family as well.

John G. Mar said : Guest Report Sep 18, 2017 at 5:34 PM

Rest In Peace Mrs. Koskela

Mary Fannon and family. Ireland said : Guest Report Sep 18, 2017 at 5:10 PM

Scott, Pam and family I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, Scott I didn't get to meet your late mum but I believe that Elaine was a beautiful lady . May she rest in peace . My prayers and thoughts are with you all xxxx

Dick Birch said : Guest Report Sep 18, 2017 at 2:23 PM

Ken, I'm sorry to hear about your loss. We'll keep you and your family in our prayers.

Roxanne Albert said : Guest Report Sep 18, 2017 at 7:24 AM

What a lovely lady she was. I've only known her a short time but when I did have the chance to see and speak with her, it was always a delight. She had such spirit about her and a fun personality. You could tell that she loved her family so very much! She will be missed by many. Sending my love & hugs to her family. xox

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