Victoria S. Tamposi
Victoria S. Tamposi passed away peacefully on August 5, 2018 after a decades long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Vicki was born on October 8, 1965 and lived most of her life in Nashua, although she loved to travel and never passed up an opportunity to see foreign lands or visit her many friends throughout the States.
Things happen in our lives that are outside of our control, there are those who endure incredible trauma and pain, yet they still shine, they find meaning from their hardships and their experiences; Vicki did just that.
Vicki was diagnosed with MS just as she graduated college from UNH in 1987. While the awful disease kept her from living what most of us consider a normal life, she never let it dominate her soul. Vicki was gifted with unimaginable optimism about life and a spirit that affected everyone who knew her and helped care for her. Her positive attitude towards life was at times baffling, but always incredible to witness, and was matched with a wonderful wit and sense of humor. Whenever we visited Vicki, she would radiate a huge smile, waive us over with her hand in the air like a queen, and would always give a heartfelt thank you for every visit. She was grateful and expressed it often and generously.
Few people who came to know Vicki walked away unchanged by her amazing perspective. One recent example of this was when she was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2012 and upon hearing the news from the physician expressed sympathy to him in having to deliver that diagnosis to her (yeah – she actually apologized to the doctor!), then she turned to me and stated that she would beat it; and she did. She fought like a champion through all these years, kept getting up when life knocked her down, and always had a joke or a bit of sarcasm to help straighten the curves in her road. We will miss her dearly, but like many others in our lives, will carry a bit of her with us forever. Rest in peace, Slick, we love you.
Victoria is survived by her brother Peter N. Tamposi, and his wife, Heather Tamposi, and their two children, Nick and Grace, her sister Nanci Curry and her husband David Curry and their children Tori and Michael and a half-sister Trudy Glefke. She is also survived by dozens of nieces, nephews and cousins. Vicki was predeceased by her father, Nicholas Tamposi and mother Meredith Tamposi, who was her best friend and life-long companion.
Her family will receive relatives and friends at the FARWELL FUNERAL HOME, 18 Lock Street, Nashua on Thursday, August 16th from 4 to 7 p.m. Private interment will take place in Edgewood Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE. (603) 882-0591. www.farwellfuneralservice.com.