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Obituary for Marianne Kalapinski

December 31, 1930 - May 12, 2019
Hooksett, New Hampshire | Age 88


Marianne Kalapinski, 88, of Hooksett, NH passed away peacefully with her loved ones by her side on May 12, 2019. She was born in Lynn, MA on December 31, 1930, Daughter of the late Joseph and Sophie (Mendalka) Kuc. Marianne was raised and educated in Lynn, MA, graduating from Lynn Classical High School. She married her childhood sweetheart and love of her life, the late John W. Kalapinski "Sonny", on February 6, 1954. She was also pre-deceased by a daughter named Marianne.

Marianne worked at Lynn Hospital, General Electric, for "Morris" as his bookkeeper, Equitable Cooperative Bank, and as a Home Health Aide. She is also a former member of the Lynn Polish Legion of American Veterans. During Marianne's retirement years she provided assistance to her daughter as a back-up family child care provider, where she enjoyed playing with and reading to the children who lovingly knew her as "Nana."
Marianne's pride and joy were her grandchildren. She enjoyed watching TV with them, filling them up with sweet treats, driving them wherever they needed to be, and watching them enjoy their favorite activities. She always saved the day when it came time to sew and iron dance costumes. She also loved spending time with animals. She lit up when Neely, Kaido, and Lily would visit her at the nursing home. In Marianne's earlier years she played the accordion. Marianne also enjoyed going out to eat, crocheting, listening to music, looking at Christmas lights, watching sports, especially the Boston Bruins, and giving to those she loved.

Marianne is survived by her daughter AnnMarie White and her partner, Matthew Scott, and her granddaughters Sarah White and Kayla White.
The Magoun-Biggins Funeral home is honored to serve the Kalapinski family. The family welcomes friends and loved ones to celebrate her life on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Phaneuf Funeral Home, 243 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH from 8:30 am to 9:30 am. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at The Holy Rosary Church, 21 Main Street, Hooksett, NH at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in Lynn, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marianne's memory to the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) in New Hampshire by either going to their website or mailing a check to 85 North State Street, Concord, NH 03301.

The family would like to express a very special thank you to the staff at Hillsborough County Nursing Home in Goffstown, NH and Home Health and Hospice for their kind and loving care of Marianne.

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