Sam Boyce

Sam Boyce, 68, of Concord, passed away at home, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Woodsville, Sam (Marilyn) was the daughter of the late Carleton and Marjorie (Bennett) Boyce. She was raised and educated in Concord, where she graduated from Concord High School in 1963. For 36 years, she worked as a technician for Lockheed Martin and after retiring, Sam enjoyed spending her winters in Florida. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 48 in Hudson, a member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Ellington, Fla., a member of the Moose Lodge in Palmetto, Fla. and a past member of the Hudson Lion's Club.

Sam will be remembered as an unconditionally loving, consistently kind, strong willed woman, who was a friend to many. She was a giving and generous mother and grandmother with a passion for playing cards, teaching her grandchildren to also play. She was paramount in her family's life. Sam was an avid sport's fan, particularly when it came to the Celtics, the Red Sox's and the Patriots. She will be eternally loved and missed.

Sam is survived by her sons, Brian (wife Lori) Nadeau of Derry and Scott (wife Julie) Nadeau of Pepperell, Mass.; daughter, Marcia Nadeau of Largo, Fla.; brother, Carleton Jr. of Florida; sisters, Trilly (husband George) Lewis of Concord and Barbara (husband Nathan) Schlenka of Penacook; grandchildren, Gina Nadeau, Colby Nadeau, Jessica Nadeau and Shannon Nadeau; she also leaves behind her niece, nephews, and many people who loved her.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Russell Boyce.

A Life Celebration will be held Friday, Feb. 21, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Phaneuf Funeral Home, 243 Hanover St., Manchester. A service will start at 3 p.m.

Interment will be private and held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Sam's memory to: Concord Hospice Care at crvna.org.

For more information or to view an on-line Tribute, go to phaneuf.net.

Funeral Home

Phaneuf Funeral Homes
243 Hanover Street Manchester, NH 03104
603-625-5777

Published in The Concord Monitor on Feb. 19, 2014