Lucia ‘Lucy’ Lena (Tagariello) Naas
Lucy L. (Tagariello) Naas, 91, of Nashua, New Hampshire passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Friday, April 12, 2019. She was born on September 12, 1927 in East Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Leonardo and Isabella (Massaro) Tagariello. Lucy was predeceased by her husband of 68 years, William E. Naas, whom she married on June 28, 1947. Two siblings, one brother, Carl Tagg, and one sister, Catherine Testa, also predeceased her.
Lucy spent her childhood growing up in East Boston, Massachusetts. She attended local schools and played the coronet as a member of her high school band. After graduation she worked at Jay’s Department Store in downtown Boston, where she met her future husband Bill. They lived in Massachusetts for a number of years while raising a family, then moved to Nashua until Bill’s retirement brought them to Cape Cod, Massachusetts for 17 years. They returned to New Hampshire in 2000 and eventually settled at The Huntington at Nashua in 2004.
Her favorite pastimes were cooking, oil painting, spending time with family and friends, learning the “pure” Italian language, and traveling to Italy multiple times to see her cousins.
Lucy was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Nashua where she volunteered regularly at the Parish gift shop. She is survived by her two sons, William R. Naas and his wife Dana, and Edward L. Naas and his wife Christine, 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild, as well as several nieces and nephews.
SERVICES: Visiting hours will be held 2:00 to 5:00 pm Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at the Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock Street, Nashua, New Hampshire. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Church, 216 East Dunstable Road, Nashua, New Hampshire. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend and may meet at the church. Following the service, interment prayers and burial will be held at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, in the town of Boscawen, New Hampshire. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lucy’s loving memory to Home Health & Hospice Care, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054. An online guest-book is available at www.davisfuneralhomenh.com. (603) 883-3401 “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER.”