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Vivian C. (Girard) Desjardins

August 29, 1938 ~ January 13, 2017 (age 78)

NASHUA-- Vivian C. (Girard) Desjardins, 78, died peacefully, Friday morning, January 13, 2017 at Courville Nursing Home with her husband by her side. She is the beloved wife of Conrad Desjardins who she shared 46 wonderful years of marriage.


Vivian was born in Nashua on August 29, 1938 and was the daughter of the late Hector and Lillian (Levesque).


In her early years, she was a Carmelite Sister for Aged & Infirm for 10 years. She later attended nursing school and practiced as a registered nurse for over 30 years, including more than 10 years at Greenbriar Nursing Home.


Vivian was an avid reader and also enjoyed knitting, needle point, and crocheting but above all, her most cherished time was spent with her family.


In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son John Desjardins and his wife Renee of Londonderry; two granddaughters Aubrey and Caroline; she is also survived by her brother Hector Girard Jr. and his wife Jeanne of Keene; her brother-in-laws Ernest Meattey of Hindsdale, NH, Paul Desjardins and his wife Nicole of Nashua, and Richard Duquette of Milford, NH; her sister-in-law Louise Sallinger and her husband Lawrence of Ithaca, NY as well as many nieces and nephews.


Vivian was predeceased by her sister Madeline Meattey and sister-in-law Mona Duquette.


Vivian's family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Courville Nursing Home for their outstanding care and comfort provided to Vivian and her family.


Calling hours will be held on MONDAY, January 16th from 3 until 7 PM at ANCTIL-ROCHETTE & SON FUNERAL HOME, 21 Kinsley Street, Nashua. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated by her cousin, Fr. Peter Dumont and will be held on TUESDAY, January 17th at 10 AM in St. Louis de Gonzague Church, 48 W Hollis Street, Nashua. Interment to follow in St. Louis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Vivian's name to the National Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

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