Ethel H. “Eppy” (Gray) Poliquin, 69, died peacefully on Sunday, October 31, 2021, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack after a 6 month battle with glioblastoma that she fought with inspiring strength and humor throughout. She is the beloved wife of David R. Poliquin with whom she shared nine years of marriage.
Eppy was born in Stoneham, Massachusetts on December 9, 1951, and was the daughter of the late Jessee L. (Ford) and Harold F. Gray Sr.
She was employed for many years at Nature Food Centre, where she began as a clerk and was promoted to management. Eppy also owned and operated Eppy’s Herbal Apothecary in Bedford, New Hampshire, and most recently worked at Adax Machine Company in Hudson, NH.
Eppy adored all animals, but cats had a special place in her heart, with Leon and Rodney as her most recent special companions. She was a wonderful cook, and loved to bake cookies, birthday cakes, and other treats for her family and friends. Eppy was a Reiki Master and enjoyed collecting beautiful stones and crystals. She was artistic, creative and funny, and always had a unique perspective to share. Above all, her most cherished time was spent with her beloved family.
In addition to her husband, Dave, she is survived by her two children, Keeley Novotny and her husband Kirk of Derry, and Keith Robillard and his wife Reen of Turner, Maine; and her five grandsons, Ben Novotny, Greg Novotny and his fiancée Julia Squillace, Joe Novotny, Teddy Robillard, and Sammy Robillard. She is also survived by her two siblings, Harold F. Gray and his wife Deborah of Nashua, and Wendy Luba and her husband Mike of Antrim, NH; as well as her three sisters-in-law, Deborah Leclerc and her husband Maurice “Mickey” of Manchester, Donna Tate of Danville, NH, and Diane Portillo and her husband Lucas of Nashua; and many nieces and nephews.
Eppy was predeceased by her two sisters, Jessee Gray and Donna Duffy.
At the request of Eppy and her family, all services will be held privately. Memorial donations may be made to Home Health & Hospice Care (hhhc.org) or the Animal Rescue League of NH (rescueleague.org).
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of ROCHETTE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 21 Kinsley Street, Nashua.
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