Patricia A. Kalinski
Patricia A. Kalinski of Nashua, NH passed away peacefully on January 9, 2021. Born and raised in Manchester, NH, she was the daughter of William Maher and Stella Kmon Maher Murphy.
Pat graduated from St. Joseph’s High School for Girls and Rivier University. She was a first grade teacher in Hudson, NH at Dr. H.O. Smith Elementary School and Nottingham West Elementary School for many years, retiring in 1995. Early in her career, she worked for Bell Telephone and then served in the US Air Force in the 1950s, stationed in Montgomery, AL.
Pat was a dedicated member of Immaculate Conception Parish for over 50 years. She was active in the Retired Teachers Association, her book club, Chapter 1 group, and The New Hampshire Circle of Home and Family, and enjoyed the many friends she met through these organizations. She loved traveling and travelled extensively and often with her sister Kathy. She enjoyed music, the theater, reading, and Perry Mason reruns.
Her most cherished role in life was being a devoted and most beloved mother and grandmother. She was admired and loved by her extended family and enjoyed many happy, fun-loving times with them. She will be deeply missed.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Joseph Kalinski, her brother William Maher, sister Jane Pappas and nephews, Ronald Pappas and Gregory Tentas. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jane Kalinski and Michael Duffy of Lexington, MA, her grandchildren, Joseph Duffy and Nina Duffy, also of Lexington, her sister, Katherine Scaramella of Manchester, NH, and many loving nieces and nephews and friends.
Due to Covid, a private mass of Christian burial will be held at 11am on January 13, 2021 at Immaculate Conception Parish. The service will also be streamed live at https://www.iccnashuanh.org. A private burial will follow immediately thereafter. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date, when it is safe to do so.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pat’s memory to the Monastery of the Precious Blood, 700 Bridge Street, Manchester, NH 03104-5495, the Nashua Public Library, 2 Court Street, Nashua, NH 03060 or the charity of your choice. Condolences may be offered at www.zissweeneyfuneralhome.com.