Sherle Mae Wengrzynek
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NEW DURHAM - Sherle Mae Wengrzynek, 82, died at her home unexpectedly on Sunday, October 6, 2013. The daughter of the late Perley and Eleanor Odiorne Welch, she was born & raised in Portsmouth, on 1931. Odiorne Point State Park and the Seacoast Science Center in Rye and the location of the first settlement in New Hampshire, the point got its name from the Odiorne family, who settled on the land in the mid-1660s.
Sherle met her husband in Portsmouth and in the early 50s Sherle and her husband Bob moved to New Jersey and raised a family. In the early 70s Sherle with Bob moved to Hampton, and became owners of Handy Dan's "Mom & Pop" store, in 1979. After retiring from Handy Dan's, Bob & Sherle retired to New Durham, in 1988.
Next to the love of her family, she was known for her heart of gold that she shared with everybody. Sherle will always be remembered through her acts of kindness to those around her including total strangers.
Sherle is predeceased by her loving husband of 64 years, Robert Wengrzynek, her parents, all of her siblings, two brothers, Perley Welch, Paul Hodgdon, and two sisters, Phyllis Eaton and Lorraine Fernald and her granddaughter Michelle Gneiting.
She is survived by her; two sons, Robert J Wengrzynek, Jr. and his wife Sue, Barry Wengrzynek and his wife Kelly, all of Old Town, Maine; four daughters Kathryn Livingston of Marydel, Del., Barbara Shine and her husband Dan of Milltown, N.J., Sheila Rainville and her husband Robert Porter of Rochester, Judi Nicastro and John Nicastro of New Durham; ten grandchildren, Anne Langley, Kimberly Gneiting, Danielle Shine, Lisa Nicastro, Nicole Bosse, Angela Nicastro, Ryan Wengrzynek, Tyler, Dakota, and Marrissa Wengrzynek, and three great grandsons, Jackson, Noah and Zachary, sister in-laws, Catherine Wengrzynek of Portsmouth, Barbara Hodgdon, Kittery, Maine. And many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Thursday October 10, 2013 at the R.M. Edgerly and Son Funeral Home, 86 S. Main St. Rochester, N.H. from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
A Graveside Service will take place on Friday at 11 a.m. in the Sagamore Cemetery located on South St. in Portsmouth.
Online condolences may be made at www.edgerlyfh.com in the obituary section.
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R. M. Edgerly & Son, Inc. Funeral Services
86 South Main Street
Rochester, NH 03867
Published in Fosters from Oct. 8 to Oct. 11, 2013