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Zis-Sweeney and St. Laurent Funeral Home

26 Kinsley Street, Nashua, NH

OBITUARY

Eva E. Simard

April 30, 1922February 29, 2020
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Eva E. Simard (Watts), 97, passed away on Saturday, February 29, 2020 while surrounded by her family. She was born on April 30, 1922 in Roque Bluffs, Maine, to the late Scott R. and Geneva (Fish) Watts.

Eva was a resident of Nashua for over 70 years, before moving to Agawam, MA. She taught at Nashua Business College for 25 years, and then went on to becoming a Guidance Counselor at Nashua High School before she retired at 70. She was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception of Nashua for 44 years, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Pilgrim Chapter #55, and was the secretary for the Retired Teachers of Nashua. Eva was ahead of her time, a pioneer; she did anything she put her mind to. She was kind and caring, and was always there to help. She was a lifelong learner, an avid reader, and loved to engage in conversations with people. She enjoyed gardening, traveling and visiting with friends. “She believed she could, so she did”.

She is survived by three children Sharmane Eve Simard of Lakeville, MA, Marilene Allen and her husband Dr. Steven Allen of Agawam, MA, and Matthew J. Simard and his wife Karin of Lyndeborough, NH; sisters Emily M. Johnson of Laconia, NH, and Catherine Gibbs of Marion, MA; grandchildren Morgan Gilbert and her husband Justin, Dana Hopkins and her husband James, Steve Allen and his wife Sarah, Ryan Simard and his wife Kayla, Hannah Simard, Nathaniel Simard, Noah Simard, and Joshua Simard; and her great-grandchildren Caleb Madden, Ella Madden, Abigail Madden, Luke Madden, Audrey Gilbert, Elora Gilbert, Meredith Simard, and Athena Simard; and many beloved nieces, nephews, and friends. She is predeceased by her husband Leonard L. Simard; her beloved son Mark L. Simard; and brother Eugene S. Watts.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday March 4, 2020 from 4-8pm at the Zis-Sweeney & St. Laurent Funeral Home, 26 Kinsley St. Nashua, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday March 5, 2020 at 10:30 am at the Immaculate Conception Church, 216 E. Dunstable Rd., Nashua, NH, with a burial immediately following at St. Louis Cemetery.

In honor of Eva, donations can be made to the Save a Child’s Heart Foundation.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, March 4, 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, March 5, 2020
  • Committal Service Thursday, March 5, 2020

Memories

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Carleen Cothrum

March 4, 2020

Dear Marilene, So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. She was my guidance counselor at NHS when we were there. Condolences to you and your family.
CC NHS 78

Donald Smith

March 3, 2020

My deepest sympathy and prayers in the loss of your dear loved one. Mrs Simard made a great impact on my life when I was a student at Nashua Business College. She was the best! Please take comfort in knowing that she has entered the holy gates of heaven and has been reunited with her loved ones. May God comfort you at this very difficult time.

Ron Miller

March 2, 2020

Please accept our greatest condolences with the pass of a very special person. Ms. Simard was a very kind, caring and special educator. She not only provided great counsel to me, but I suspect tens of thousands of students were beneficiaries of her wit and calming nature.

Matt, thank you for sharing such special gift with the community at large.


With deep sadness

Ron Miller & Family
Class of 1982 NHS
Charlotte, North Carolina

Susan Nutting

March 1, 2020

“Auntie” Eva was the best. We have wonderful memories of her Christmas Open House each year, and how welcome she made us feel. She possessed a wonderful gift to make everyone feel special. Eva was generous with her friendship and caring. Everyone who knew Eva is better for having known her - I know I am. We send love and prayers to Sharmane, Marilene, and Matthew and their families.

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