Carolyn A. McCormack

August 1, 1940February 17, 2021
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Carolyn A. McCormack, 80, of New Durham, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family on February 17, 2021. Born in Nashua, NH on August 1, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Herbert J. Donnelly and Agnes I. (Olsen) Donnelly.

Carolyn grew up in Nashua and graduated from Mount St. Mary. She was a Business Manager Accountant Palm Manor Nursing Home. She loved spending time with her family at Shaw Pond where she lived the past few years, and taking trips to Maine. While living in Lake Placid, Florida, she enjoyed music, dancing, and the warm weather. She was always ready to lend a helping hand, smiling, and living life to the fullest.

She is survived by her sons John P. Johnson and his wife Sabine, James E. Johnson and his wife Christina; daughters Donna Johnson Glidden and her husband Linden, Nancy Jackson Roberts, Sheila Roberts Morin and her husband Rene; brothers Paul Donnelly and Steven Donnelly; sister Cindy Lambert and her husband George; grandchildren Miranda Anderson and her husband Adam, Jayme Archambault and her husband Keith, Jen Dine and her husband Jon, Ashley Johnson, Stacey Glidden Moran, Justin Glidden and Allison Thompson, Meagan Johnson and Ben Caruolo, Dylan Johnson and his fiancé Kathleen Lyons, Brianna Johnson, Robert Jackson, and Tracy Jackson Connell; great-grandchildren Bryce, Arianna, Keagan, Cayden, Olivia, Hailey, Cody, Brandon, Cohen, Piper, Ryker, Gavin, Sarah, Austin, Kyle, Shayla, and Aiden; and many loving nieces, nephews and friends. She is predeceased by her son Donald A. Johnson; brothers Gregg Donnelly and Allen Donnelly; sister Marjorie Donnelly; former spouses Charles H. Johnson, John J. Roberts, and John F. McCormack.

A walk-thru visitation will be held from 4-8pm on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at the Zis-Sweeney & St. Laurent Funeral Home, 26 Kinsley St., Nashua, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30am on Friday, February 26, 2021 at St. Patrick Church, 29 Spring St., Nashua, NH with burial immediately following at St. Patrick Cemetery.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, February 26, 2021

  • Burial

    Friday, February 26, 2021


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Miranda Anderson

February 25, 2021

The relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter is something so uniquely special and something to be treasured forever.

Your grandma loves you like you are her own daughter and adores you no matter what. She is the first person you run to when you have a problem with your parents and she never fails to grace you with the most comforting advice.

She may be guilty of spoiling you rotten but still makes sure to stress the importance of being thankful and kind.

Your grandma has most likely lived through every obstacle that you are experiencing now as a young adult and always knows just exactly what to say.

She grew up in another generation where things were probably much harder for young women than they are today.

She is a walking example of perseverance, strength, and grace who you aim to be like someday.

Your grandma teaches you the lessons she had to learn the hard way because she does not want you to make the same mistakes she did when she was growing up.

Her hugs never fail to warm your heart, her smile never fails to make you smile, and her laugh never fails to brighten your day.

She inspires you to be the best version of yourself that you can be.

You only hope that one day you can be the mother and grandmother she was to you.

A piece of girl's heart will forever belong to her grandma that no one could ever replace.

She is the matriarch of your family and is the glue that holds you all together.

Grandmothers play such an important role in helping their granddaughters to grow into strong, intelligent, kind women.

She teaches you how to love and how to forgive.

Without the unconditional love of your grandma, you would not be the woman you are today.

I love you Nanny and will miss you every day 💕
I already feel you are watching over me.

Tamara Simonds

February 23, 2021

I am here in heaven,dear ones oh,so happy oh so bright.There is perfect joy and beauty in the everlasting lights.All the pain and grief is over every restless tossing passed

I am now at peace forever, safely home in heaven at last
There is work still waiting for you,so you must not idly stand,do it now, while life remaineth you shall rest in GOD'S own land
When that work is all completed
He will gently call you home; oh the rapture of that meeting, oh the joy to see you come.... Donna is my friend co/ worker and my Sister in christ. . We share now the lost of our precious loved Mothers . My prayers for all the family .
Until that time we celebrate with the lord at the marriage supper God Bless all whom read this ... Jesus is the way to be together forever and ever . Tamara .

Karen Fontaine

February 23, 2021

Thank You Carolyn for your Grace and Kindness. We had so many precious memories on Shaw’s Pond and in Florida. Prayers and Strength to your beautiful family, from our family through this difficult time. You were always the light and the laughter. Thank you for all you taught me and brought to my life - especially your family - who are my family. You have always been a strong and caring person in my life. Give Don a Hug for me and have a High-ball with Dad for me. Forever in My Heart ~ Love you always and forever 💜.

Donna Pethigal

February 23, 2021

So Very Sad and Heartbreaking..Mrs Johnson to Me ...Donna Glidden my Dear Friend growing up in Plantsville was a perfect Place for us I lived 2 doors down but your home was more of a Home to me your Mom was a Mom to me always and Your Dad & Brother's going to School having Dinner at your Round Table your Mom was an Amazing Cook ..we had some Fun Time's Memories I will never forget your Mom was the Best ...So Very Sorry for Loss ..we have a Memories I'm Remembering Now and Smiles ....🙋😘💗

Gail Donnelly

February 22, 2021

Carolyn was my sister in law and the first time we met she turned her home over to me and my husband ( her brother ) Gregg. That's how we ended up in Florida. Once we moved into our own house Carol use to visit often. She loved to hear Gregg sing and when her son Donnie was here she got a double treat.
Rest in Peace Carol, you are there with your family and friends and I know that makes you happy. Love,

Kristy West

February 22, 2021

Those we love remain with us
for love itself lives on,
and cherished memories never fade
because a loved one’s gone.
Those we love can never
be more than a thought apart,
far as long as there is memory,
they’ll live on in the heart.

Steve and Marilynn Larkin

February 21, 2021

Auntie Carol was the most loving, caring, sweet and funny auntie that a neice or nephew could ever ask for. You made such wonderful memories for us over the years and we will never forget the look of joy and the smile on your face when we would see you. We will always remember the loving hug , your gentle hands touching our face. God bless you Auntie Carol, we love you dearly and will miss you greatly.

Dennis Chagnon

February 21, 2021

So sorry for the passing of Momma Johnson. As a kid growing up she had my back, but would also let me know when I was doing wrong. Such a sweet lady. So many memories of Shaws pond.

Kathy Norton

February 21, 2021

Jen - I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved Nanny. May you find some comfort in your many happy memories.

Donna Glidden

February 20, 2021

The most Beautiful Mother . I will miss you so much. ❤️You left us with strength and many memories never for gotten . You have taught us so much as a mother does . Till we reunited again some day🥰 Give my Dad and my brother and family big hugs and kisses.Keep on dancing with the music 😘Love you Always , Going to miss those memories we were making but also know you are always with me. I will cherish that 💔🙏🥰