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Mariana LaPointe de Lanzara

Nov 17, 2019

Mariana LaPointe de Lanzara of Nashua, NH passed away peacefully with her family by her side on November 15, 2019, at the age of 72. She was the daughter of the late Kristian and Colomba Sorensen of Montevideo, Uruguay.

Mariana grew up in Montevideo, Uruguay where she met Thomas LaPointe, M.D. They were married in 1968 in Uruguay and moved to the US in 1972 where they raised their four sons in Amherst, NH. Thomas passed away in 1989 after a sudden illness. In 2005 Mariana married Dr. Ronald Lanzara of Nashua, NH.

For many years, Mariana worked as a court translator for the NH and MA courts.

Mariana was an avid reader and enjoyed playing the guitar, public speaking, vacationing in Rhode Island and Martha’s Vineyard, and traveling to Italy and her home country of Uruguay. Above all, she enjoyed spending time with her family. Mariana’s exuberance for life, generosity of spirit, sense of humor, and strength of character will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband Dr. Ronald Lanzara and his seven children, her brothers Norman Sorensen of Redding, CT and Jose Sorensen of Atlanta, GA, her sons from her first marriage, Thomas LaPointe and his wife Pauline of Greenwich, CT, Dr. Christian LaPointe and his wife Emily of Boston, MA, Matthew LaPointe and his wife Cara of Annapolis, MD, Nicholas LaPointe and his wife Diana of Los Angeles, CA, and nine grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday, November 18, 2019 from 4-9pm at the Zis-Sweeney & St. Laurent Funeral Home, 26 Kinsley St., Nashua, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 9:30am at St. Patrick Church, 29 Spring St., Nashua, NH with burial immediately following at Riverside Cemetery, 460 Nashua St., Milford, NH.

Condolences may be offered at www.zissweeneyfuneralhome.com