Paula Jean Agrodnia
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Portsmouth, NH
Paula Jean Agrodnia
Greenland - Paula Jean (Tremblay) Agrodnia, passed away on April 28th at Portsmouth Regional Hospital with her beloved family at her side.
Paula was born July 28, 1964 and raised in Berlin, NH by her mother Priscilla (Ramsey) and Father Philip Tremblay. In her youth Paula enjoyed family dinners at her grandparents' (Rose and Arthur Ramsey) house. She went on to attend Berlin High School where she was an accomplished scholar, three sport athlete and active member of the Berlin High School class of 1982.
After graduating High School, Paula went on to attend the University of New Hampshire where she began her pursuit of her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse. After obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing in 1986, Paula began her career as a registered nurse at Wentworth Douglas Hospital in Dover, NH. In 1997 Paula accepted a position at Portsmouth Regional Hospital (PRH) in Portsmouth, NH. This is where Paula made the greatest impact during her accomplished career, becoming Associate Director of Same Day Care. Always a leader, she won multiple awards, including PRH Nurse of the Year 2010 and Nurse Mentor Award 2016. Paula was proud to be a Certified Nurse in ASPAN and obtained her MSN from Walden University in 2010. She was instrumental in many improvements at PRH such a Clinical Ladder Program which promoted nurse education and career advancement. While courageously battling cancer during the final years of her life, Paula continued her passion for nursing in the position of Clinical Coordinator PAT, Surgical Services. Paula left a lasting impact on PRH community, where she took great pride as an advocate of patients, families, and nurses.
Paula loved to spend time with her husband Peter Agrodnia and children Maxwell and Erica Agrodnia. High school sweethearts, Paula and Peter married in 1986 and started a family with the birth of Max in 1990 and Erica in 1991. Paula loved family more than anything in the world. She enjoyed winter weekends with her family and friends at Sunday River Ski resort and vacationing in the Caribbean with her beloved husband and soul mate Peter. Relaxing on the front porch of her home, while enjoying the sunset with Peter and her black labrador Mya was her favorite way to end a day. Paula was a passionate mom who was immensely proud of her precious children. She enjoyed educating Max and Erica, watching them participate in sports, growing as young successful adults, and spending as much time as much time as possible with them and their great group of friends.
Paula is survived by her husband Peter Agrodnia who resides in Greenland, NH, son Maxwell Agrodnia who resides in Greenland, NH, daughter Erica Agrodnia who resides in South Boston, MA, mother Priscilla (Ramsay) Tremblay and father Philip Tremblay who reside in Berlin NH, brother Randy Tremblay and his wife Ellen (Bertrand) Tremblay who reside Wilton, NH, sister Karen (Tremblay) Alger and Husband Dan Alger who live in Milan, NH, sister Dawn (Tremblay) Rivard who resides in Manchester, NH, and a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.
Services: There will be a visitation on Wednesday, May 5th from 4 to 6 pm at J. Verne Wood Funeral Home – Buckminster Chapel, 84 Broad Street, Portsmouth. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church of Corpus Christi Parish, 98 Summer Street, Portsmouth, on Thursday, May 6th starting at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation https://give.themmrf.org/portsmouthproud21. For online condolences, visit: www.jvwoodfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction and care of the J. Verne Wood Funeral Home – Buckminster Chapel.
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Published by Seacoastonline.com from Apr. 30 to May 1, 2021.
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I was informed of Paula's passing this week by a colleague and was heartbroken. I had the pleasure of caring for Paula as a research nurse in the Multiple Myeloma group at DFCI. She was one of those patients you see on your schedule and think "yay!". Every time she was mentioned everyone would talk about how much they loved her. I wish DFCI was not the place that introduced me to Paula, but nevertheless I am grateful to have known her. My heart is with Paula's family, friends, and community as you all grieve this tremendous loss. I wish peace and healing to all.
Alexandra O'Brien
Acquaintance
May 11, 2021
I am so saddened. It was a pleasure to work with Paula. Her empathy was as strong as her listening skills. She cared & supported all those who were fortunate to have her as their nurse, coworker or friend. May her love, spirit and enthusiasm thrive through family & loved ones.
Melissa E Merrill
Coworker
May 10, 2021
Our heartfelt condolences to Peter and family....Paula was a very gracious and wonderful person..a true professional with a sincere kindness for all who knew her...please know our thoughts are with you during this very difficult time...
Harry/Ann Clark
Friend
May 7, 2021
Paula was a wonderful all around person, so caring and a privilege to
work with in SSU at PRH. May she be in peace and surrounded in love.

Kathy Thomson
Kathleen Thomson
Coworker
May 7, 2021
To the Agrodnia family, and Paula's parents, sisters, and brother. I am heartbroken for you all. Paula, was a very special person who you can only hope to meet once in a life time. I am so grateful that Paula was a part of my life as a mentor, coworker, and above all a dear friend. My most sincere condolences to you. She will forever be missed, but always be a relavent part of my life. Bless you all.
Kellie Collier Driscoll
Friend
May 7, 2021
Audrey Cooney
May 4, 2021
Pete so sorry for your families loss.
STEVE LANDERS
Classmate
May 4, 2021
Dear Peter, Max and Erica,
Sharon and I were heart broken and sadden to hear of the passing of Paula. She was a great neighbor, as were you all, and we will miss seeing her on our trips north. Our deepest condolences to you all.
Ken & Sharon Fernald
Trinity, FL
Kenneth Fernald
Neighbor
May 4, 2021
Peter, We are heartbroken. Please know we are thinking of you and your family.
Mike and Julie Berthiaume
Friend
May 3, 2021
Peter and Family,
Paula's kindness, compassion, leadership and strength were a true blessing to the many lives that she touched. Please know that you are in our thoughts and in our hearts.
Bin & Patty
Friend
May 3, 2021
To the entire Agrodnia family: Paula was such a wonderful nurse, leader, inspiration, and friend. Her insight, empathy, and ability to foster a true team approach was extraordinary. I will miss her terribly and send my deepest condolences to all. Paula's PRH family is heartbroken
Diane Attenborough, Physical therapy
diane atttenborough
Coworker
May 3, 2021
Amazing person, compassionate Nurse. Wonderful role model, you will be missed.
Rest In Peace.
Keeping your family in prayer.
Sue B Harris
Coworker
May 2, 2021
Compassionate Nurse, Coworker, and Human Being. Paulas smile lit up a room. Always a role model in all she did. You will be missed. God bless your family and give them comfort. An honor to have known and worked with you. Rest in Peace
Sue B Harris
Coworker
May 2, 2021
I was fortunate to work closely with Paula on the Clinical Ladder & teaching the IV class. Her love of family & passion for nursing were obvious in all she did. Her bright light will continue to shine through Max & Erika. Rest in peace my friend.

Joyce Coryea
Coworker
May 2, 2021
I am so sorry for the passing of this special woman. Paula was a fearless and compassionate leader who inspired all of us to try harder and do more. My heart breaks for her family and loved ones. Be at peace Paula and may your memory be a blessing.
Donna Fitts
Coworker
May 2, 2021
So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers for you and your family Pete, Carol Brust (Adam’s mom)
Carol brust
Friend
May 2, 2021
Sending our love and prayers to Paula’s family. Our deepest sympathy to All of the family and friends of Paula. Michael and Lori ( Vien ) Hall
Lori-Ann Hall
Friend
May 1, 2021
There are no words to truly describe the beauty of Paula & the many lives she touched. She was an amazing woman & nurse whose love of life & compassion shone through in all that she did.
I am so grateful to have known her & to have worked with her.
Patricia Alandydy
Coworker
May 1, 2021
Mark and Sherry St.Pierre
May 1, 2021
Paula,
You were a very dear friend. I think the world of you . We had so much in common even though I am much older . Loved you girl. you were such an under standing nurse. Rest in peace my friend.
Dottie Delorey
Dorothy R Delorey
Friend
May 1, 2021
My sympathy to Priscilla, Phil and Karen.
Sharon Horne
Acquaintance
May 1, 2021
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of such a great lady. So many fond memories of her kind, beautiful smiling face. She always brightened up any situation and will be truly missed!
The Gibney family
Friend
May 1, 2021
So very sorry to have heard of Paula's passing. She was a kind, dynamic person who touched the lives of all she met. In sure she will be missed both at home as well as at work. My deepest sympathies to the family.
Michele Rousseau
Classmate
May 1, 2021
Such a precious gift of god. Our heart and prayers are with family and friends. God bless and may she Rest In Peace
Lise King
Friend
April 30, 2021
So sorry for the tremendous loss. Our hearts are with you Pete, Max and Erica and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Adam & Lauren Pray
April 30, 2021
So very sorry to hear. Michelle and I send our Thoughts and Prayers
Rich & Michelle Brabazon
Friend
April 30, 2021
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