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Zis-Sweeney and St. Laurent Funeral Home

26 Kinsley Street, Nashua, NH

OBITUARY

Mariana LaPointe de Lanzara

July 20, 1947November 15, 2019
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Mariana LaPointe de Lanzara of Nashua, NH passed away peacefully with her family by her side on November 15, 2019, at the age of 72. She was the daughter of the late Kristian and Colomba Sorensen of Montevideo, Uruguay.

Mariana grew up in Montevideo, Uruguay where she met Thomas LaPointe, M.D. They were married in 1968 in Uruguay and moved to the US in 1972 where they raised their four sons in Amherst, NH. Thomas passed away in 1989 after a sudden illness. In 2005 Mariana married Dr. Ronald Lanzara of Nashua, NH. For many years, Mariana worked as a court translator for the NH and MA courts. Mariana was an avid reader and enjoyed playing the guitar, public speaking, vacationing in Rhode Island and Martha's Vineyard, and traveling to Italy and her home country of Uruguay. Above all, she enjoyed spending time with her family. Mariana’s exuberance for life, generosity of spirit, sense of humor, and strength of character will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband Dr. Ronald Lanzara and his seven children, her brothers Norman Sorensen of Redding, CT and Jose Sorensen of Atlanta, GA, her sons from her first marriage, Thomas LaPointe and his wife Pauline of Greenwich, CT, Dr. Christian LaPointe and his wife Emily of Boston, MA, Matthew LaPointe and his wife Cara of Annapolis, MD, Nicholas LaPointe and his wife Diana of Los Angeles, CA, and nine grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday, November 18, 2019 from 4-9pm at the Zis-Sweeney & St. Laurent Funeral Home, 26 Kinsley St., Nashua, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 9:30am at St. Patrick Church, 29 Spring St., Nashua, NH with burial immediately following at Riverside Cemetery, 460 Nashua St., Milford, NH.

Condolences may be offered at www.zissweeneyfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Monday, November 18, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, November 19, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Memories

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Rich Eiermann

November 19, 2019

The LaPointe home in Amherst was a very special place for me growing up. AlI I felt every time I walked into their home was love. Looking back on all the fun times fixing a snowmobile, playing a basketball game, swimming in the river or just sitting around the big round glass dining room table having a great meal with their family, my memories are filled with pure happiness. These memories are a priceless gift given to me by a beautiful family. Thank you Mariana for this gift you gave me. Rest In Peace.

Mary Wentzell

November 18, 2019

Ron,
We are sorry to hear of Mariana’s passing.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Mary & Bob Wentzell

Rob Earley

November 18, 2019

We were all truly blessed to experience Mariana's warm, beautiful, Uruguayan light. She radiated love and humor wherever she went. Her bright and knowing smiles will forever be emblazoned in our hearts. With deepest sympathy, Rob Earley.

Diana Owen

November 18, 2019

Our friendship journey began at Baboosic Lake in Amherst, where we spent long summer days with our families in the sun and sand. Nick and Brad became lifelong friends at that time as did Mariana and I. It is beautiful and yet sad to let my heart remember the wonderful times I shared with such an extraordinary women. She was elegant and charming, strong but loving, creative and capable, full of life, generous and thoughtful - the words could go on and on. And such an amazing woman cared for and was kind to everyone. She was one of the most compassionate women I have ever known. I love her and her entire family. My beautiful memories mingle with an aching heart, but I have hopes of being with her again some day. Diana Owen

Kathy Spuler

November 17, 2019

💜 May the memories bring you all comfort at this time...so sorry for your loss....
Sincerely,
Kathy Spuler

Bronwen Pritchard

November 17, 2019

I remember Mariana so vividly from the days when our boys lived near us, went to school and played together. So many adventures with them and Tom. Mariana was a terrific Mom and friend, exuberant, spontaneous, generous and smart. She was as beautiful inside as she was outside! The life changing events we both experienced losing our loved ones changed us both, memories of the past were joyous and painful at the same time. I missed sharing her sons later in life, saw her only infrequently, but always recalled her with love and appreciation for the times our families did spend together. Deepest condolences and prayers for all the families.

Chris Lapointe

November 15, 2019

Mariana was always my idol and inspiration. I have never known a more determined and strong woman in my life. I remember sharing Gertrude’s home with my family and Almy and Mariana’s family. Such tight quarters with 2 families and 4 children but oh the love among the chaos. Many a long conversation and advice Mariana and I shared between the 2 of us!
Her friendship as well as her bottomless love for her family and friends was unmeasurable. Many a night we laughed and shed tears together. I will miss her but hold her ever so dear In my heart

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