Barbara F. Leuci

Barbara Frances Leuci, 81, of Nashua, passed away Tuesday afternoon, January 8, 2019 at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center after a period of declining health.

A resident of Nashua for the past 38 years, she was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts on February 17, 1937, a daughter of the late James and Mary (Ruggiero) Leuci. During her youth, Barbara resided in Chelsea and Everett, MA and attended Our Lady of Grace School in Everett. She later made her home in Malden, MA for a time before moving to Orlando, Florida in 1973 and then to Nashua in August of 1980.

In addition to raising her eight children, Barbara was employed in the imaging department at Teradyne in Nashua for 14 years until her retirement in 1997.

She had been an active volunteer and did charitable work for the Nashua Soup Kitchen and helping with shut-ins. She was a member of INSPIRE and enjoyed knitting mittens and hats for the group fondly known as “Yarn It All.”

Members of her family include her eight children and their spouses, Joseph and Maryjane Gifford of Merrimack, Mary Gifford of Hudson, Michael Gifford of Nashua, Donnamarie and Jeff Rajaniemi of Croydon, NH, Joanne and Michael Adams of Weare, NH, Laurie Farnum of Nashua, Darrin Demo of Hillsboro, NH and Matina and Dave Lee of Greenland, NH; 14 grandchildren, Maria, Isabel, Michael, Samuel, Jonathan, Aaron, Daniel, Esther, Kathryn, Lilly, Amanda, Joseph, Deanna and Matthew; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Robert Leuci Sr. of Lanson, SC, Paul Leuci of Saugus, MA and Walter Leuci of Colorado; a sister, Marie Levanti of Gardner, MA; also many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents, Barbara was predeceased by a brother, Xavier “Jackie” Leuci; and two sisters, Anne LeBlanc and Lorraine Nugent.

Calling hours will be held at the FARWELL FUNERAL HOME, 18 Lock Street, Nashua on Friday, January 11th from 1:00 to 3:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Patrick Church, 29 Spring Street, Nashua,

Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. Interment will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery in Hudson. Family and friends are invited to attend and will gather at the church. Donations may be made in her memory to INSPIRE, P.O. Box 117, Nashua, NH 03061.

Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE. (603) 882-0591.