Nancy B. Potvin

  • Born: September 14, 1950
  • Died: February 20, 2020
  • Location: Auburn, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

It is with great sorrow and heavy hearts to announce that Nancy B. Potvin, 69, of Auburn, passed away on February 20, 2020 with her family by her side.

She was born in Manchester on September 14, 1950, the daughter of Irving and May (Weisberg) Stonner.

She was a 1968 graduate of Manchester Central High School and went on to graduate from UNH with a degree in art education. She taught art at Manchester Memorial High School and was a talented calligrapher and pressed flower artist.

Nancy was passionate about herbal medicine and loved to search the forest for useful herbs and plants. An avid organic gardener, she passed this love down to both of her daughters. She taught her girls how to make wild grape jelly and loved to take them into the woods to pick native blueberries and elderberries.

Her favorite pastime was taking long drives through the back roads of New Hampshire with her husband Ritchie at the wheel and Steely Dan on the radio. They'd stop at every yard sale and antique store searching for treasures for the house and the gardens they built together.

Food was her passion. Eating it, preparing it, watching it on TV. Nancy loved to bake and was constantly testing new recipes. Her family always looked forward to sampling her newest creations at gatherings.

Her children and grandchildren were her pride and joy. She was especially proud watching her granddaughter Ella on stage at the Palace Theatre. She loved telling her grandson Jack stories of cats and kittens she'd taken in over the years and he loved showing her funny cat videos on YouTube.

Nancy was predeceased by her husband of 43 years, Richard Potvin; and her parents Irving and May (Weisberg) Stonner.

Family members include two daughters, Shana Potvin and her husband, Bill Vorias, of Bedford and Corinne Potvin-Oriol and her husband, Andre, of Auburn; two grandchildren, Jack Vorias and Ella Weintraub; two brothers, Richard Stonner and his wife, Doreen, of Bedford and Tom Stonner and his wife, Linda, of Colebrook, and many nephews, nieces, and cousins.

SERVICES: A cemetery service will take place at the Hebrew Cemetery on South Beech St., Manchester on Monday at 11a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to "The Palace Theatre" with "Forever Emma Scholarship Fund" in the memo to: The Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester, NH 03101.

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, Manchester is assisting the family with arrangements.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry for the loss of a wonderful lady. Great memories will always live on.
Love to all the family, Stef and Jeff Sgroi

Posted by A friend   March 05, 2020

My deep felt condolences to the Potvin family. I worked with Nancy at Memorial High School. You will always remain i my heart.

Posted by A friend   February 27, 2020

Rene and Susan Laferriere offer our condolences during this difficult time for the Potvin, family.

Posted by Rene and Susan Laferriere - Goffstown, NH - Friend   February 26, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories be your comfort.
Beverly Perry
Goffstown, NH

Posted by A friend   February 25, 2020

May Nancy's memory be a blessing to her family and friends.

Posted by Bruce Alter - Fairfax Station, VA   February 24, 2020

I'm very sorry to learn of Nancy's passing! I'll always remember her for her kind spirit! She would listen to me whenever I would talk to her. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew her!

Connie Sullivan
Manchester NH

Posted by Connie Sullivan - Manchester, NH - Friend   February 24, 2020

So sorry to hear this sad news. I loved Nancy like a sister. Remember spending time together hiking, gardening and playing cards on Friday nights.
She was a kind, gentle woman with great inner strength. Rest in peace, dear friend.

Posted by Diane Sullivan Leonard - Lakeland, FL   February 24, 2020

Dear cousins. My heart is sad. Nancy fancy pants left us too soon. My first cousin. My deepest sympathy goes out to all
My cousins. Tom Dick Linda Doreen Shaina and Corrine. Rest In Peace cousin Nancy

Posted by Jodi Stoner - Miami, FL - Family   February 24, 2020


RIP Central Classmate.

Posted by Robert Fallona - Thornton, CO   February 23, 2020

I went to HS with Nancy at Central. Always kind & sweet. RIP - Nancy.

Posted by Robert Fallona - Thornton, CO   February 23, 2020

Our family is sending you our deepest sympathies, and our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Aunt Rachel Volkmann Family - Goffstown, NH - Family   February 23, 2020


Tom and Linda and Family
I am so saddened to see of your sister's passing. I am thinking and praying for you and all her loved ones.

Posted by Cindy Brigham - Manchester, NJ - Family Friend   February 23, 2020

Thank you for making art so interesting to me when I was a freshman in 1975. You were a wonderful teacher. Condolences to the Potvin family.

Posted by Jim Lillis - Manchester, NH   February 23, 2020

I am saddened to hear about Nancy's passing. Shana and Corrine your mom was wonderful lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family . Now she can be with Rich for eternity!

Posted by Rene Leclerc - Candia, NH - Family Friend   February 23, 2020

Aunt Nancy, you will forever be in my heart. Thank you for the beautiful things you've left behind to us to remember you by.

Posted by Amanda Vincent - Manchester, NH - Family   February 22, 2020

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