Nancy J. Lanza
NEWTOWN, Conn. - Nancy J. (Champion) Lanza, 52, a former resident of Kingston, N.H. died Dec. 14, 2012, in Connecticut.

Born in Salem, Mass., the daughter of Dorothy (Huse) (Champion) Hanson and the late Donald Champion, she was raised in Kingston, N.H., and graduated from Sanborn Regional High School with the class of 1978.

She attended the University of New Hampshire and worked in the New Accounts Division of John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company of Boston until 1992.

A resident of Newtown since 1998, Nancy was involved as a volunteer in local charity work, especially the local women's shelters. She had many lifelong friends locally and around the world, and enjoyed flower gardening, travel, the arts, and museums. An avid Red Sox fan who shared season's tickets, she also enjoyed listening to jazz music.

She is survived by a son, Ryan J. Lanza of Hoboken, N.J.; her mother, Dorothy (Huse) (Champion) Hanson of Barrington, N.H.; two brothers, James M. Champion of Kingston, N.H., and Donald R. Champion of Colorado; a sister and brother-in-law, Carol A. Gould of Maine; her former husband, Peter Lanza of Connecticut; her special nieces and nephews, and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.


services: A private family service was held on Thursday, Dec. 20, and a public memorial service will be held next year. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Published by Union Leader on Dec. 23, 2012.
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Father in heaven, please heal this family with your perfect love . They have suffered unfathomable, unbearable losses. In Jesus name, Amen.
Dr. and Mrs. Gregory Enas
January 15, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord supply your every need and may you find comfort in His love.
January 11, 2013
My heart goes out to the Lanza family. I pray for your healing.
Bunni Lotspeich
January 10, 2013
I walked a mile for you (mile #27) on 1/6/13 as a dedication to your life.
Barbara Boam
January 7, 2013
I never met you nor your family but my heart goes out to your siblings and surviving son. May you have peaceful and eternal peace as you have gone to see the Lord. Rest angel, may God bless
Ashley Jakes
January 2, 2013
To The Lanza Family I am sorry for your loss.
Candice Gager
January 2, 2013
To the Lanza family,
I am so sorry you are suffering.
May Nancy rest in peace.
Elizabeth Page
elizabeth page
December 27, 2012
There are no words to describe the horrendous events of December 14, 2012 in Newtown CT.

However, I would like to offer my condolences to the entire Lanza Family.

G-D is all forgiving and I hope her SOUL is watched over for all eternity.
December 24, 2012
When I am dead, my dearest

When I am dead, my dearest,
Sing no sad songs for me;
Plant thou no roses at my head,
Nor shady cypress tree:
Be the green grass above me
With showers and dewdrops wet;
And if thou wilt, remember,
And if thou wilt, forget.

I shall not see the shadows,
I shall not feel the rain;
I shall not hear the nightingale
Sing on, as if in pain:
And dreaming through the twilight
That doth not rise nor set,
Haply I may remember,
And haply may forget.

By Christina Rossetti
The Poetry Foundation
A Friend
December 24, 2012

As we met in worship this past Sunday, Friends felt called to reach out to you. We share in your grief as you attempt to cope with the tragic loss of your loved ones. We pray that you find comfort in the thought that you are held in the Light by so many. We also pray that the strong bonds of your community will sustain you in the months and years ahead.

Central to the experience of Friends is the reality of Eternal Love and our trust in the Light within each of us. May you know that Everlasting Arms are holding you close in your unfathomable grief.

Hartford Monthly Meeting

of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

West Hartford, CT
Society of Friends
December 24, 2012
May you rest in peace.
December 23, 2012
So sorry for the loss of your Mom, daughter and sister. God bless your family.
Sherry Dunford
December 23, 2012
The eight beatitudes in Matthew 5:3–12 spoken by the Lord Jesus during the Sermon on the Mount have always brought me comfort. May you all find some measure of comfort and peace knowing that many friends as well as strangers wish you well.
the Molony Family
December 23, 2012
How sad the day, may she rest in peace.
May her family find comfort and healing in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Andrew & Clare Parnell/Sims
December 23, 2012
My prayers are that you may find peace and healing in time. My sincere sympathy to the Champion family. May God bless you all
Mabel Metcalfe-Cummings
December 23, 2012
My family and I are so very sorry for your loss. May God provide strength for you and your families during this very difficult time. You are in our prayers.
Jeanne Carroll
December 23, 2012
Dear Ryan, I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother. Stay strong and lean on your family and friends. My heart goes out to you.
December 23, 2012
May you rest in peace.
December 22, 2012
Bless your family and loved ones.Please know they are people out there that feel for what your family is going through..Hopefully you get to read this and it will somewhat give you strength..Truly
Tanya gordon
December 22, 2012
So sorry for your loss.
Betti Highbaugh
December 22, 2012
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