Herman J. Rood

Herman Joseph Rood, 86, of Nashua, passed away Wednesday evening, May 8, 2019 at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center after a period of declining health.

A native of this city, he was born on May 19, 1932, a son of the late Herman J. and Bertha (Herbert) Rood. Educated in local schools, Herman was a graduate of Hollis High School Class of 1951. An Army veteran, Mr. Rood served during the Korean War from December 1951 to November 1953 in Frierburg, Germany and held the rank of Corporal.

Herman had been employed as a truck driver for the former Nashua Motor Express for many years and later worked as a very talented self-employed finish carpenter. He was very proud of and enjoyed the time he spent with his grandchildren. He also loved gardening and was especially proud of his sunflowers.

Members of his family include his beloved wife, Barbara A. (Treynowich) Rood, whom he married on April 27, 1974 and shared 45 wonderful years together; a son, Nicholas Rood and his significant other Sally Lewis; a daughter, Agnes Vlahos and her husband Alex; two stepsons, Michael B. Mansfield and his wife Danielle, and William R. Mansfield and his significant other Kendra Peterson; three grandchildren, Wesley B. Mansfield II, Kelsey A. Mansfield and Ashlyn E. Mansfield; also nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Herman was predeceased by a son, William Rood; and a brother, Armand Rood.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Veterans Count, 555 Auburn Street, Manchester NH 03103.

A private celebration of his life will be held with family at the FARWELL FUNERAL HOME, 18 Lock Street, Nashua.

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