Laura M. Chmielecki

20 October, 19603 January, 2021

Laura M. Chmielecki, 60, of Nashua, NH, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 3rd, following a long battle with cancer. Born in Laconia, NH on October 20, 1960, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Stella Chmielecki.

Laura grew up in Franklin, NH and studied at Merrimack College in North Andover, MA where she received her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree. She later continued her studies at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota graduating with a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry.

Laura worked in the computer technology field for higher education institutions throughout her professional career. She was employed at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston and most recently at Merrimack College in North Andover as Director of Enterprise Applications and Information Technology Services.

Laura spent her life in service to others. She was an active member of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Nashua, NH, and the local Nashua Cancer Support Group. She was involved with various church youth, spiritual development, and music ministries throughout her life. Laura also served as the primary care provider for our mother in our mother’s later years. In recognition of her service to others, Laura received the Bishop Chevrus award from the Archdiocese of Boston while a member of Saint Joseph’s Parish in Malden, MA.

Laura loved her faith, her family, teddy bears, music, the Hopkinton State 4-H Fair, Weight Watchers, parachuting, the TV show Big Brother, the Red Sox, our pilgrimage to Poland, and vacationing in Wells, Maine. She always sang and played trumpet in her parish church choirs as well as in various community bands throughout her life.

Laura’s immediate family includes, Stanley (deceased) and Laurie Chmielecki of Nashua, NH, Frank and Pat Chmielecki of Gilmanton, NH, Charles and Elaine (deceased) Chmielecki of Brookline, NH, John (deceased) and Judy Chmielecki of North Andover, MA, and George and Mary Chmielecki of Mansfield, MA. She is also survived by a dozen nieces and nephews and a growing number of great-nieces and nephews.

A public Funeral Mass for Laura will be held at Immaculate Conception Church, 216 East Dunstable Road, Nashua, NH, followed by a private burial service. Both the Funeral Mass and burial service will be livestreamed. Details on her funeral and livestreaming information can be found at Family and friends are also invited to share condolences, memories and photographs of Laura on her memorial page on the Zis-Sweeney & St. Laurent Funeral Home website.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made in Laura’s name to A Little Easier Recovery at

God bless Laura Mary Chmielecki. Rest in Peace.

For those who cannot attend the service in person, the Mass will be livestreamed. Livestreaming instructions are as follows:

Livestreaming – transmission of the livestream will begin about 10 minutes before the funeral begins. Anyone who wants to attend virtually needs to go to the church website: Immaculate Conception Parish - Nashua, NH ( and scroll down the main page until they see the picture of our nativity. You click the arrow to begin viewing the livestream (9:20 am).

Please note that attendance at Laura’s interment service at the cemetery is restricted to immediate siblings and their spouses only. We ask that Laura’s wishes in this be respected. However, all are welcome to attend the service via livestream video. The interment service is scheduled for 1:00 PM on Jan. 12th via



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Joanne Lukitsh

13 January 2021

Laura was a good colleague at MassArt, and I would like to extend my sympathies to her family and friends on their loss. Sincerely, Joanne Lukitsh

Lisa MassArt

13 January 2021

My deepest sympathy at this difficult time.

Frank and Pat Chmielecki

13 January 2021

[A memory of Laura from Frank and Patty] Laura still lives within us. One example: While we were at Abby's wedding, I was telling Laura how we were having a hard time remembering to have Frank take his prescription for his seizures at night. She took my cell phone and put an "alarm" on it so it would go off at 7PM. So now, when the alarm goes off at 7PM, we both say "thank you Laura". So many little things like this.

George Chmielecki

13 January 2021

On behalf of myself and the Chmielecki family, I would like thank everyone for the outpouring of love and support for Laura during these difficult times. May God bless you all.

Shelley Koczat

12 January 2021

Dear Chmielecki Family - Bob and I want to extend our deepest sympathies on Laura's passing. Our hearts and prayers go out to you all. Thank you for providing the live stream so we were able to attend her services today. It was a beautiful service and we were very touched by it.

Much love
Shelley and Bob Koczat

Pam Brown

12 January 2021

I am grateful that Laura blessed so many of us with her joy, beautiful smile and service. The world is indeed a better place thanks to her boundless love and kindness. Laura, thank you for warming our hearts and lifting our spirits during your life with us and in our hearts forever. My humble and sincere condolences to her family and the many friends that walked this spiritual journey with Laura. Much love to all.

Christine Beehler

12 January 2021

Laura brought abundant light and laughter to our cancer support group, often when we needed it most. She naturally lifted us up by telling often hilarious stories about herself and her family, yet shared herself and her struggles without reservation. It is who Laura was - very honest and open, loving and caring of others. Although she first attended our meetings to support her brother Stan, she stayed beyond his passing, to the benefit of all of us who knew her. I just attended her funeral virtually and felt deep sadness and loneliness as her casket was wheeled out of sight, the intense mourning that was the last sight of her .. until we meet again. Thank you for your friendship, Laura. Rest in peace (if you find such a moment in your busy time in Heaven).

Peter Hastings

12 January 2021


You will always stay in my memory as my friend and co-worker. In the 5 years that I knew you, we worked hard and joked hard as well. You usually got the best of me. I will miss your wit and your intellect.

In warm memory
Your friend Peter

Heartfelt condolences from

Catherine and Peter Hastings

Judy Giroux

11 January 2021

My dearest condolences to Laura’s family and friends. She’ll always be in my heart and in my prayers. She had the gift to listen with love. She always extended her hand to help others, she truly was and still is a woman of grace and dignity. I’m truely blessed to have known her. May she Rest In Peace and guide us all on our journeys. Love and miss you.

Mike Bradley

11 January 2021

"And a voice from hearven said 'This is my beloved... in whom I am well pleased.'" This passage from Sunday's gospel was surely spoken by God when Laura arrived last week at heaven's door. Thank you, Laura, for showing us how to live compasionately, generously, and kindly, with humor and faith. I am honored to have walked some steps with you. My deepest condolences to your family and friends. - Mike Bradley