NASHUA - Loretta Karpinski, 96, of Nashua, and formerly of Pennsylvania, died Friday, April 26, 2013, at the Hunt Community in Nashua.
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Born Aug. 30, 1916, in Shamokin, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Martin and Catherine (Andjhieski) Wasko. She was the widow of Joseph A. Karpinski, who died July 28, 1990, and with whom she married on Jan. 11, 1938, in Shamokin, Pa. Loretta's sister, Alma Poncoski, and two brothers, William and Martin Wasko, also predeceased her.
Loretta enjoyed helping others in need even when she didn't have much of her own. She had spent 13 years at the Hunt Community making friends and enjoying the many activities that they had to offer. She volunteered at the Hunt Community, welcoming new residents and was always a busy lady. She made many new friends and was loved by all who knew her. Loretta's favorite saying was "hello kiddo" and "come in and take a load off." Her greatest joy of all was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her twin great-grandchildren were the joy that kept her going. Loretta's greatest loves were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include one daughter, Penny Coates, of Manchester; two grandsons, Kevin Coates, of Manchester, and Brian Coates and his wife Raelyn Crowell, of Milford; two great-grandchildren, Rylee and Joshua Coates, of Milford; also, several nieces and nephews, as well as several great-nieces and great-great-nieces and great-great nephews.
services: Visiting hours will be held Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock St., Nashua. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will also be held Saturday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Burns Funeral Home, 9708 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Dominic Church, 8504 Frankford, Ave., Philadelphia. Burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Loretta's loving memory to: Home Health and Hospice, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, 03054. An online guestbook is available at www.davisfuneralhomenh.com (883-3401).
Davis Funeral Home
1 Lock Street Nashua, NH 03064-2238
Published in Union Leader on May 1, 2013