Elva E. Kolley

April 6, 1929May 5, 2019

Elva (Roy) Kolley, 90, of Nashua, passed away on May 5, 2019, wife of the late Joseph Kolley. She was born in Lynn, MA on April 6, 1929, daughter of the late Maynard and Leona (Albert) Roy.

Elva enjoyed cooking, reading historical books, watching her favorite legal shows, gardening, and spending time near the ocean - whether it is on the coast of Maine or in Nova Scotia. She loved to be with her family with her favorite time spent dining out. Being a true New Englander, her love was for seafood and having her morning coffee with donuts. She was a wonderful Gigi to her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Elva is survived by her children Joel Kolley and his partner Sarah Ochal of Merrimack, Elaine Borry and her husband Peter of Nashua, Jodi Shattuck and her partner Fred Luce of Nashua, her sister Shirley Bedard of Swampscott, MA,6 grandchildren Jonah Sturtevant and his wife Anne Cushing, Amy Lopez and her husband Lenny, Leah Laurencio and her husband Chris, Erin Borry, Michael Munson and his wife Veronica, Alex Munson and his wife Malea, and 10 great grandchildren, Christopher, Avery, Sophia, Nora, Mia, Lucas, Maximus, Becca, Isaias, and Noah. She was predeceased by her son Bruce Sturtevant, her brother Kenneth Roy, and sisters Barbara Finneran and Eleanor Veinotte. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to: Home Health & Hospice, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054, and the Humane Society of Greater Nashua, 24 Ferry Rd. Nashua, NH 03064.


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Elva E. Kolley

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