Mary E. (Desmarais) Castonguay, 89, died peacefully on July 13, 2021. She is the beloved wife of the late Henry P. Castonguay. They married on August 20, 1955, in St. Patrick Church in Nashua. He preceded her in February of 2016 after 61 wonderful years of marriage.
Mary was born in Nashua, NH, on June 21, 1932, and is the daughter of the late Grace (Dalton) and Edward L. Desmarais. She was educated in the Nashua School System and was a graduate of Nashua High School with the class of 1950.
For over 22 years, Mary was employed at Energynorth, Inc (formerly Gas services, Inc., now known as AmeriGas) until her retirement in 1994.
Following her retirement, Mary volunteered at the Nashua Senior Activity Center, working many years in the Membership Office. She was also a volunteer at St. Joseph the Worker Parish and St. Louis Cemetery office. In her free time, she enjoyed square dancing belonging to the Litchfield Swingers and Manchester Heel and Toe square dance clubs. Above all else, her most cherished time was spent with her family.
Mary is survived by her three daughters and their husbands, Marie and Jerry Poate of Londonderry, NH, Theresa and Bruce Wilson of Franklin, VA, and Linda and Michael Castonguay-Marks of York, PA: her five grandchildren, Karissa (Wilson) Franklin of Virginia Beach, VA, Ivan Poate of Manchester NH, Desiree, Christian & Nathan Castonguay of York, PA. She is also survived by her brother and his wife, Ralph and Nancy Desmarais of Maumelle, AR; her brother-in-law and his wife, Maurice and Gail (Williams) Castonguay of South Harpswell, ME; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to her husband, Henry, Mary was also predeceased by her parents and brothers Edward, Robert, Richard & Raymond Desmarais.
Relatives and friends are invited to Mary’s visitation on THURSDAY, July 29th from 4 until 7 PM at ROCHETTE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 21 Kinsley Street, Nashua. Her Funeral Mass will take place on July 30th at 9:30 AM in St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 777 W Hollis Street, Nashua. Interment to follow in St. Louis Cemetery, Nashua. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity.
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