Patricia A Kalinski

March 23, 1930January 9, 2021

Patricia A. Kalinski of Nashua, NH passed away peacefully on January 9, 2021. Born and raised in Manchester, NH, she was the daughter of William Maher and Stella Kmon Maher Murphy.

Pat graduated from St. Joseph’s High School for Girls and Rivier University. She was a first grade teacher in Hudson, NH at Dr. H.O. Smith Elementary School and Nottingham West Elementary School for many years, retiring in 1995. Early in her career, she worked for Bell Telephone and then served in the US Air Force in the 1950s, stationed in Montgomery, AL.

Pat was a dedicated member of Immaculate Conception Parish for over 50 years. She was active in the Retired Teachers Association, her book club, Chapter 1 group, and The New Hampshire Circle of Home and Family, and enjoyed the many friends she met through these organizations. She loved traveling and travelled extensively and often with her sister Kathy. She enjoyed music, the theater, reading, and Perry Mason reruns.

Her most cherished role in life was being a devoted and most beloved mother and grandmother. She was admired and loved by her extended family and enjoyed many happy, fun-loving times with them. She will be deeply missed.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Joseph Kalinski, her brother William Maher, sister Jane Pappas and nephews, Ronald Pappas and Gregory Tentas. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jane Kalinski and Michael Duffy of Lexington, MA, her grandchildren, Joseph Duffy and Nina Duffy, also of Lexington, her sister, Katherine Scaramella of Manchester, NH, and many loving nieces and nephews and friends.

Due to Covid, a private mass of Christian burial will be held at 11am on January 13, 2021 at Immaculate Conception Parish. The service will also be streamed live at A private burial will follow immediately thereafter. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date, when it is safe to do so.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pat’s memory to the Monastery of the Precious Blood, 700 Bridge Street, Manchester, NH 03104-5495, the Nashua Public Library, 2 Court Street, Nashua, NH 03060 or the charity of your choice. Condolences may be offered at


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Laura and Robert Lind

January 16, 2021

Pat was a warm, caring, patient, and loving person. I was a teacher at Nottingham West Elementary School, so I knew Pat as a friend and fellow educator. She was a perfect first grade teacher since she was soft-spoken and extremely patient. Pat was respected and loved by her students as well as the staff at our school. She will be missed.

Laura Lind

Leslie Liakos

January 16, 2021

Pat was a great teacher, mentor, and friend to so many in Hudson. May she rest in peace with the Angels, as she continues to love her beautiful family. God Bless you all !

Clint Walker

January 16, 2021

Pat was always so kind to us when we worked in her yard.She would always have a soda and a baked good for us.There are not many people who cared for others like she did.We always looked forward to seeing her,she will be missed.

Susan Urban

January 13, 2021

Dear Janie, Mike, Nina and Joey,
My sincerest sympathies and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. I will always remember Pat as a caring person who loved people and took great pride in sharing her family experiences, as evidenced by the photos of Nina and Joey that I received annually. When I stayed with her in Nashua her enthusiasm for life and her vibrant personality gave my spirits a lift and brought joy to my heart after losing my own mom. I will always remember her as a special person. My prayers and thoughts are with you and all the Kalinskis.
Your loving cousin, Susan Urban

Marilyn Martellini

January 13, 2021

Pat was a much loved and admired teacher by her colleagues and students. Her warmth, sincerity and compassion made a difference to all who had the good fortune to know her. She made sure her students had the best day possible and she gave her all everyday. For that, hundreds of students had their best start in public education thanks to Pat’s dedication and love for teaching.

Marilyn Martellini

Marianne Hammond

January 13, 2021

Pat and Joe were my neighbors next door when I was expecting my child in 1971. We were living in my mother-in-laws house while she was in California on a sabbatical. Pat and Joe were sweet people and very good neighbors. Their daughter about 4 at that time was so excited to be having a baby close by and when we had Kimberly, Janie would pop over all the time to help me with the baby. Since that time we remained close friends and tho we often didn't see or hear from each other for months would pick up where we left off. Pat and Joe supported me emotionally for many years as a single mother. I loved them both and will miss our catching up with each other. Janie is the best of them both and a truly good representation of what a daughter should be. with love Marianne French Hammond

William O'Neil

January 12, 2021

My deepest sympathies for your loss , from the O'Neils
Billy (jr) & Lisa Asselin
Ashleigh, Brendan, Taryn and Connor
8 ONeill Rd.
Alton NH.

Marta Czupryn

January 12, 2021

Dear Jane, Mike, Nina and Joe: please, accept my deepest sympathy. I will always remember Pat as a beautiful soul, the one you love to be around. May she Rest In Peace.

Peggy Ghiloni

January 12, 2021

My heartfelt sympathy to all of Pat’s beloved family. She brought her smile into every room she entered. She offered positive thoughts to every conversation. Loved to talk with her about travel. Her insights were always welcome. Pat was a gracious lady and it was a blessing to know her.

Donna Ross

January 12, 2021

A lovely, kind and caring woman, Pat saw only the best in everyone. Pat was an honorary member of the Title 1 teachers' dinner group and a participant in the retired teacher" breakfast club". We will miss her happy laugh.
As a traveller she collected Roads Scholar books for me by the bagful, and was always interested in our sailing adventures.