Mary L. Sargent

May 11, 2017
Sargent, Mary (obit & cards)

Mary L. (Nolan) Sargent, 92, a lifelong Nashua, NH native, formerly of Milford St. Nashua, died peacefully, amongst her family Thursday,  May 11, 2017, at Fairview Nursing Home, Hudson, NH following several years of declining health.

She married George W. Sargent, September 1947, and were married for 62 years at the time of his passing in December 2009. Mary was born in Nashua on March 14, 1925 to John and Florida (Bernier) Nolan. She graduated from Nashua High School, Class of 1944.

After graduation, Mary began a career at Nashua Corporation as a typist. Mom was quite the lady, she believed in herself. She applied for a typist position despite the fact that she wasn’t really a typist! She taught herself while on the job!  In her later years, she worked for the Nashua Police Department as a Crossing Guard. Her post, for many years, was at Jean’s Foodland. At the same time, she had a second job, at Nashua High School, in Food Services. She was in charge of the Salad Bar. Mary was referred to as “The Salad Bar Lady”.

Mary, from her very early years, always loved to dance! She took tap dance lessons for many years. Her passion was enjoyed into her late seventies when she danced with the Seniors in their annual Dance Reviews. Mary’s hobbies were knitting her daughter’s sweaters, scarves, hats and mittens. She loved to cook for her family. Mary was taught by the best. Her father, John Nolan, was a cook during WWI in France, and her uncle, Levi Lord, who owned Lord’s Inn at many locations in Nashua taught her many great cooking secrets.

Our mother enjoyed her travel years. She traveled to the Elks conventions and Navy reunions nationwide with her husband, George. Mary enjoyed many years in Florida as a “snow bird.” Her most favorite trip was to Europe, where she toured Italy with her sister-in-law, Alice Nolan. She spoke of that trip often.

Mary had the most beautiful personality. She would easily start a conversation with strangers. Ward 1 voters enjoyed having her as a moderator at Charlotte Ave. School. Mary was a very proud woman.  She was dressed and ready to go whenever the opportunity presented itself. The true passion of Mary’s life was her family. As her daughters became adults and parents, they saw with new eyes what she gave them, a precious and priceless gift as a loving, self-sacrificing mother.

Mom experienced a stroke many years ago and she personified “The Greatest Generation,” with courage and determination as she addressed life’s difficulties. Mary will truly live forever in the hearts and minds of those she has left behind. She never lost her grace, her charm or her smile! Mary touched the hearts of everyone who knew her and she left her sweet legacy with many.

Mary was pre-deceased by her parents, John and Florida Nolan, her husband, George, her brother and very best friend, John Nolan, Jr., her brother-in-law, John “Jack” Sargent, and two infant grandchildren, Amy Richard and Kraig Ball. She is survived by three daughters, Nancy Plourde and her husband Ron, Susan Richard and her husband, John, Brenda Ball and her husband Vinnie, all of Nashua; seven grandchildren, Ryan Plourde and his wife Tara, Scott Plourde and his wife, Stacie, Jeff Richard and his wife, Sheri, Keith Richard and his wife, Amy, Kyle Ball and his girlfriend Sarah, Melissa (Ball) Woelflein and her husband John and Erik Ball. Nine great grandchildren, Grant and Brendan Plourde, Mackenzie, Cassidie and Camden Plourde, Colton Richard, Emily and Carter Richard, and Sarah Woelflein. Sister-In-Law, Alice Nolan, of Nashua, Sister-In-Law, Theresa Sargent of Chelmsford, MA., several nieces and nephews.

Mary’s family would like to express a very special thank you to her Extended Family, at Fairview Nursing Home in Hudson, NH. The staff took very good care of her and her entire family. They were the light and laughter in her life over the past 9 years. Each and everyone who are near and dear to our hearts, we thank you for the support you have given to us and the love you shared.

Mary and her family were blessed with the love and care of special people called Home Health and Hospice. They helped us all maneuver the many hills and valleys of the dying process with love and compassion. We thank you for your commitment to honor the dying with respect and love.

Calling hours will be held at the FARWELL FUNERAL HOME, 18 Lock Street, Nashua, Monday May 15, 2017, 4-7pm.  A Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday at 11 am in the Parish of the Resurrection, 449 Broad Street, Nashua NH 03063. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Hudson. Friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Home Health and Hospice Care 7 Executive Park Drive Merrimack, NH. 03054. Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE. (603) 882-0591.

11 Comments on Mary L. Sargent

Sharron Newell said : Guest Report May 18, 2017 at 8:34 AM

Susan, Nancy and Brenda. I'm sorry I heard of your mother passing too late to attend the Mass for her. I remember her well and she was always courageous and pleasant amidst her discomforts. (My mother, Lorraine was across the hall at Laurel Place) I know how absolutely devastating is this loss of ones mother. No matter how old or how sick. My prayers are for the healing of your hearts. Weren't we fortunate to have had Fairview and Hospice to help us through all of this. With deepest sympathy.

Dottie Laderoute said : Guest Report May 17, 2017 at 12:18 AM

Nancy, Ron and Family, Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of your beloved mother. She was a special lady who meant so much to so many. May the Lord bless her always.

Michael Hogan said : Guest Report May 16, 2017 at 5:35 PM

Both George and Mary were great people sorry to hear of her passing

Greg Andruskevich said : Guest Report May 15, 2017 at 8:15 PM

Sue and family: Ccondolences on the passing of your Mother.. Here is a poem I received when my parents passed. Hope it helps in just a little way.... It brings me memories and tears (good ones) every time I read it. Bless you all, Greg With tiny lights, like Heaven's stars reflecting on the snow. The sight is so spectacular, For I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year. I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear. But the sounds of music can't compare with the Christmas choir up here. I have no words to tell you the joy their voices bring For it's beyond description, To hear the angels sing. I know how much you miss me. I see pain inside your heart. But I'm not so far away we really aren't apart. So be happy for me dear ones. You know I hold you dear. And be glad I'm spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year. I send you each a special gift From my heavenly home above I send you each a memory of my undying love. After all; love is a gift more precious than pure gold. It was always most important in the stories Jesus told. Please love and keep each other as my Father said to do For I can count the blessings of love He has for you So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear Remember, I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year. Please let your hearts be joyful, and let your spirits sing. I'm spending Christmas in Heaven, And I'm walking with the King.

Jen, Chloe, Dylan, and Brooke <3 said : Guest Report May 15, 2017 at 3:02 PM

Aunt Sue, Uncle John, Keith, Jeff, Brenda, Vinnie, Nancy, Ron, Kyle, Melissa, Eric, Ryan, Scott and everyone, We would like to extend our sympathies on your loss of Nana, she may not have been our "Nana" but she was a pretty awesome lady and we enjoyed growing up knowing her as part of our extended family! Although words are not always sufficient when suffering a loss like this, remember her legacy and love lives on in each of you! xoxox

Ron Gendron said : Guest Report May 15, 2017 at 12:06 PM

Please accept my sincere condolences concerning the passing of your mom. I consider myself blessed to have been the recipient of her most gracious smile whenever I greeted her in the corridors at Fairview. May peace be with you all

Sylvia Lewis said : Guest Report May 14, 2017 at 9:02 AM

Nancy and family. So very sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Sylvia lewis

John Renaud, Sr said : Guest Report May 13, 2017 at 9:14 PM

To Susan, Nancy and Brenda. I am sorry for your loss of your Mom. She was a great lady, truly the salt of the earth . Many memories as a young boy at your home on Milford St.

Sandi St.pierre said : Guest Report May 13, 2017 at 8:03 PM

My condolences to you Nancy and your family on the passing on your mom. I did not know her but she had one of the most beautiful smile. May she rest in peace

Hank and Delores Surprenant said : Guest Report May 13, 2017 at 10:36 AM

Dear Nancy, Susan and Brenda. We are saddened to hear of the loss of your Mom. Our Moms were friends back when we were young and we wish to express our condolences to you and the rest of your family.

Tess & Bill Kopka said : Guest Report May 13, 2017 at 9:26 AM

We are saddened by Mary's passing. We shall always remember her beautiful smile. Now she and George will be smiling together once again.

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