MANCHESTER, N.H. – Nan A. Mancuso, 79, of Bedford, N.H., died Tuesday (Oct. 9, 2012), at the Arbors of Bedford, after a period of declining health.
Born in Salamanca, on Jan. 20, 1933, she was the daughter of Cecil M. and Esther (Maroney) Armstrong.
Mrs. Mancuso graduated from Salamanca High School. She earned a bachelor of arts degree and a masters degree in music education from the State University of New York at Potsdam.
In her early years, Mrs. Mancuso was an instrumental music teacher in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District. Until her retirement in 1992, and after 20 of service, she was the chairperson of the Fine Arts Department in the Washington School District, Washington, N.J.
She was a longtime member of the Shawnee Choir, a recording group for Shawnee Press of Delaware Water Gap, Pa. She was also a member of the Music Educators National Conference.
She was a communicant of Saint Elizabeth Seton Church.
Mrs. Mancuso will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, whose family and music were the center of her life.
Family members include her husband of 54 years, Dr. Charles S. Mancuso of Bedford; her son, Patrick C. Mancuso (Marjorie) of Center Tuftonboro; two grandchildren, Christopher and Cecilia; two sisters, Judith Marafino of Tonawanda and Sally Conerton of Long Beach, Calif.; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours were Friday (Oct. 12, 2012), from 2-5 p.m. at the Connor-Healy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 537 Union St., Manchester, N.H.
The funeral was held Saturday (Oct. 13, 2012), with a mass of Christian burial celebrated at 10 a.m. in Saint Elizabeth Seton Church, Bedford.
Burial took place in the Saint Joseph Cemetery, Bedford, N.H.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
of Mass./N.H., 5 Bedford Farms, Bedford, N.H. 03110.
For more information or to view the online guest registry, please visit: www.connorhealy.com.
Published in The Salamanca Press from Oct. 18 to Nov. 16, 2012