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
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Published by Seacoastonline.com from Apr. 30 to May 1, 2021.