Tara L. Ludwig

  • Born: September 27, 1973
  • Died: July 15, 2021
  • Location: Bedford, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

Tara L. (Vitelli) Ludwig, 47, of Bedford, NH, formerly of Orange, CT died July 15, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.

Born in East Haven, CT on September 27, 1973, she was the daughter of Kathleen (Dowd) Lovanio and Charles H. Vitelli. She was educated in the Orange School system, graduating from Amity High School in 1991. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Connecticut and her nursing degree from Fairfield University.

Tara served in a variety of roles across diverse practice settings during the course of a long career in nursing. Most recently, she had served as the school nurse in numerous local school districts including Manchester, Nashua, Bedford and Hollis and was a fierce advocate for her students. She was incredibly creative and enjoyed traveling with her family and was always in tune with the latest fashions. She loved without condition or limitation as a wife, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. Her greatest joy was being the mother of her two children, she loved them dearly.

Family members include her husband of 20 years, Heinz Ludwig of Bedford; two children, Lukas and Ellie Ludwig, both of Bedford; her mother, Kathleen Lovanio and her husband Joseph of Orange, CT; her beloved sister, Sherri Tessitore and her son Joseph Tessitore of Orange, CT; her uncles and aunts, Donna Dowd, Joseph Dowd, James (Janet) Dowd, Michael Dowd and his partner Tara Raucci, Patricia Altermatt and husband Al, Margaret Mrowka; several cousins and many long-time friends.

The family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff at the Catholic Medical Center for their care and compassion.
Calling hours at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St, corner of North St, Manchester, will be Tuesday from 11 am to 1 pm, followed by a celebration of life to be held at 1 pm in the funeral home chapel.

An Endowed Memorial Scholarship is being established at the Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies at Fairfield University to provide financial support for students in the MS. Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program. Checks in Honor of Tara may be made out to Fairfield University. Please write in the note area of the check: Tara Vitelli Ludwig Memorial Scholarship. Gifts may also be made online at www.Fairfield.edu/give


Condolence & Memory Journal

Kathy and Joe, we are so sorry to hear of tara's passing we are praying for you as we share your greif! I'm sure my daughter Julie welcomed her with opened arms they were way too young for god to call them to him! We love you! Linda and Joe and martha

Posted by Linda Beard - Milford, CT - Family   July 29, 2021

We deeply regret the loss and offer our sincere condolences.
A lot of strength for the near future.

Posted by Claus Ludwig - Hanau   July 25, 2021

Thank you for being my friend! I will miss you terribly. We truly raised our kids up together. And you were like Quinlan's second mom when he would come over and stay at your house for hours on end. Thank you for that. All those memories of us I will keep close to my heart. I will never forget your spirit and your love, T!

Posted by Jonatha Kerr - Bedford, NH - Family Friend   July 23, 2021

Tara was the kindest, most compassionate and selfless person. She made an indelible impact on the lives of so many children - she was their solace and safe haven, their place to go for unconditional love and caring. Truly an angel of a person, I am heartbroken to hear of her passing.

Posted by Michelle Keyworth - Coworker   July 21, 2021

Dear Kathy and family , my thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so sorry for your loss

Posted by Vinnie Constantinople - Branford, CT - Family Friend   July 20, 2021

It's terrible to hear about your loss, Heinz. May her soul rest in peace. Please accept my condolences. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Santosh Moure - Bengaluru - Coworker   July 20, 2021

Heinz, Lukas, Ellie and family, we were so incredibly sad to hear about Tara's passing. We are sending you so much love and praying for all of you. Please know that we are here to support you in any way we can.

Posted by Jenny Davis - Bedford, NH - Neighbor   July 19, 2021

I'm so sad to learn Tara died. She was a caring and kind school nurse at Fairgrounds Middle School in
Nashua and always so gentle and attentive to our students

Posted by Cam McGurk McGurk - Nashua, NH - Coworker   July 19, 2021

Never met a person so sweet and engaging as Tara. The heavens have called a on another angel. She will be missed.

Posted by Huguette Albert - Coworker   July 19, 2021

Tara was one of a kind. She was compassionate, nurturing and dedicated to helping children and their families. She also took care of our staff when they needed advice or support. My condolences to those who loved her. Sending prayers to her family and friends.

Posted by Helayne Talbott - Nashua, NH - coworker   July 19, 2021

Tara was a past colleague and friend. We started at Nashua School District the same year and spoke often about our jobs and lives. She was my kids' school nurse and I know she loved them fiercely. This world will be darker with her absence, but through her life she brought a ray of light to us all. I will always remember Tara with extreme fondness and my heart goes out to her husband and her children who I know meant everything to her. May you Rest In Peace, Tara. You are so deeply loved.

Posted by Shawna Clifton - Nashua, NH - Friend   July 19, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Stephanie Harrington

Posted by Stephanie Harrington - Bedford, NH - Coworker   July 19, 2021

My thoughts are with you all during this time, I am sorry for your loss.

Posted by Margot Kramer - Bedford, NH - Coworker   July 19, 2021

I was very sorry to hear of this this morning. My family will include yours in our prayers.

Posted by Aaron Calkins - New Boston, NH - Coworker   July 19, 2021

Tara was the most compassionate person ever! She gave her all to the students and patients she worked with. I had the honor of working with her in the hospital setting as well as the school nurse setting. She always went the extra mile and went over and above to meet the needs of those she served. Tara had a heart of gold and she will be so missed.
God bless. Sending much love and prayers to her family!

Posted by Jeana Lopez-Carrasco, RN, BSN - Friend   July 19, 2021

Heartfelt condolences to Heinz family....Thoughts and Prayers. May Tara's soul rest in peace.

Posted by Vijaykumar Ghanshyam - BANGALORE - Coworker   July 19, 2021

Heartfelt condolence to you - Heinz, Ellie and Lukas. May her soul rest in peace. Prayers for strength to entire family to sail through this great loss.

Posted by Kiruthiga D - Bangalore - Coworker   July 18, 2021

Very unfortunate newsMay her soul Rest In Peace

Posted by VijayKumar Ghanshyam - Nashua, NH - Coworker   July 18, 2021

So, so sorry for your loss. Thoughts & Prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Gary & Karen Lawrence - Manchester, NH - Friend   July 18, 2021

I am so sorry for the loss of Tara. I remember a sweet young woman, mom and a cousin to my daughters. Prayers to your whole family, friends and (distant) relatives. Please Rest In Peace Tara. You will be missed by many❤

Posted by Laura Vitelli - Wolcott, CT - Family   July 18, 2021

Heinz, Lukas, Ellie and family. We are all devastated at the loss of Tara. She leaves beautiful memories for all of us and will be remembered for the love she gave to you and the caring ways she showed us all how to be a good neighbor and friend. My love to you all.

Posted by Judie Post - Manchester, NH - Served in the Military together   July 18, 2021

May my condolences and prayers bring you comfort and ease the pain of your loss.

Posted by Minu O - Bengaluru   July 18, 2021

Thinking of Tara & her family. Sending lots of love.

Posted by Julie Izsak - Bedford, NH - Family Friend   July 18, 2021

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