Condolence & Memory Journal

I am so sorry Suzanne. I never got to meet Nancy but all the wonderful friends describe her as a very caring and giving teacher who moved them greatly. May she rest in peace.

Posted by Martin Piroso - Hooksett, NH   September 26, 2019

Rest in peace, my dear cousin Nancy. Thank you for being such an important part of our lives. You were kind, caring and always ready with an infectious laugh. Love you always,
Joe Keefe, cousin

Posted by Joe Keefe - RYE, NH - Family   September 26, 2019

RIP Miss Lorden. You were my first grade teacher 22 years ago at Northwest Elementary School and I'll never forget how fun and interesting your class was. From building pueblos and huts out of cardboard boxes to learning about your time spent in Kenya. There was never a dull moment in your class and it set the bar at a high level for every other academic experience I'd have going forward. I now work in higher education as well as teach music privately and it all started with your class. Thank you so much for everything and helping me realize early on what my life's work would be without knowing it.

Posted by Dylan Charest - Lowell, MA   September 23, 2019

To Sue and Nancy's family, another angel to watch over the children!❤

Posted by Kathy Turgeon - SC - Friend   September 23, 2019

Our deepest sympathy goes out to Suzanne and Nancy's family. Our prayers are with you.

Posted by Carol & Bernie - Friend   September 23, 2019

I taught with Nancy at Brown School in Manchester. She was a special person. I'm unable to make the mass for her this morning. Rest In Peace girl. Lots of love. Peg Pariseau Filipowicz

Posted by Peg Filipowicz - Manchester, NH - Teacher   September 23, 2019


Nancy always brought so much joy and love into my life and so many others. I consider her my best friend. We had many happy moments during our working years and retirement together. I will miss her greatly, but she will always be in my heart. God now has another angel in heaven looking down and taking care of all her loved ones.
Love you, Nancy.

Posted by Roger Smith - Hooksett, NH - friend   September 22, 2019


Ms. Lorden,

I was new to this world when we first met. I will never forget you. You made such a huge impression and impact on my life as my 1st grade teacher at Brown School. Coming from a tumultuous background and rough childhood growing up on the west-side inner city housing project, you treated everyone with the same respect and equality. Your kindness and patience was legendary. This is the indelible hallmark that you left behind for others to emulate. I cannot thank you enough for investing in me and all the other students you spent your entire life educating. Your impact on my life was not just felt in the classroom, but undoubtedly was the same for countless others.

I always wondered about you throughout my life and where you were. This is the influence you had on my life. I nominated you while I was in college as one of the most influential teachers that I ever had. I remember when I was a student in high school and visited you during class at Brown School. In stellar fashion, you stopped the class and took the time to meet and speak with me. And that is what I remember most about YOU: YOU took the time and invested yourself in others.

Love is the greatest gift a person can give to humanity. You personified this gift to others through a lifetime of teaching and treating others with love, respect and kindness.

There is a special place carved in Heaven for special people like you. Soar high with God and the angels Ms. Lorden. We will meet again (John 11:25-26).

THANK YOU ... with much love, respect and gratitude!

Posted by Steve Letares - NH   September 22, 2019

Nancy you touched a place in my heart and I will never forget you. Your laugh was contagious and your hugs always made my day. I'm sorry I didn't get to say bye to you, but I will cherish all the time and memories I had with you. You were my favorite resident and I'm so glad we bonded and I loved you like family. RIP Nan

Posted by Ericka Tripet - Allenstown, NH   September 22, 2019