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Marilyn Roode

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NASHUA - Marilyn Roode, 85, a longtime resident of Nashua, died Dec. 4, 2012, at Southern N.H. Medical Center in Nashua.

She was born in Lowell, Mass., on April 3, 1927, a daughter of the late Harold Nahm and Norma Lewis Roode. Miss Roode was a graduate of the Perkins School for the Blind and also attended the Von Trappe Music Camp in Stowe, Vt., for eight years and became a friend of the Von Trappe family. She received her bachelor of music, magna cum laude, at Rivier College in Nashua.

Miss Roode was a Dictaphone typist for Slawsby Insurance in Nashua for 15 years. She also taught music and gave piano and recorder lessons. Miss Roode was a member of the Nashua College Club and Atheneum Book Club. She was also an avid supporter of the Nashua Symphony Association and Nashua Chamber Orchestra.

She was a member of the Pilgrim Congregational Church, U.C.C. in Nashua. Miss Roode sang in the choir and was a soloist at times for the church.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Natalie Lewis Roode.

Survivors include her half-sister, Diane I. Waters and her husband, Robert of Hillsboro; her two nieces, Tammy Buker of Hillsboro and Terri Hurst of Deering; her nephew, Donald Fales, Jr. of Antrim; several grandnephews; one grandniece and her good friend, Diane Tong of Nashua.


SERVICES: A period of visitation will be held at Davis Funeral Home, One Lock St., Nashua on Monday from 1 to 2 p.m., with a memorial service to follow at 2 p.m. Friends and family are invited to attend.

Interment prayers and burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery, Nashua.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a donation to the N.H. Association for the Blind, 25 Walker St., Concord 03301.

The Davis Funeral Home, One Lock St., Nashua has been placed in charge of arrangements. An online guest book is available at

Published in Union Leader on Dec. 6, 2012
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