Pauline Joyce Lerch

July 1, 1945June 29, 2014
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Pauline J. Lerch, 68 of Litchfield, NH passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at her home. She was born July 1, 1945 in Hudson Falls, NY, a daughter of the late Chester and Barbara (Trow) Surdam.

Mrs. Lerch worked as a seamstress for Batesville Casket Company in Nashua. She loved playing bingo, gambling and her trips to Foxwoods. She also enjoyed working in the yard and was the great organizer of all her family’s functions.

She is survived by her husband; Robert H. Lerch of Litchfield, a son; Arthur Perrault of Nashua, NH, three grandsons and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three brothers; Denny Surdam of Nashua, Cliff Rich of Brookline, NH and Richard Rich of Peterbrorough, NH and five sisters; Linda Soucy of Nashua, Arlene Oulette of Merrimack, Carol Rich of Nashua, Patricia Jacobs of Tyngsboro and Joann Surdam of Nashua. She was predeceased by five brothers; Ronald Surdam, Steven Surdam, Robert Rich, Kenneth Blaisdell and George Blaisdell and by a sister; Shirley Shank.

Visiting hours were held on Thursday, July 3, 2014 from 4:00pm to 7:30pm in the Zis-Sweeney Funeral Home, 26 Kinsley Street, Nashua, NH. A funeral service was held Thursday at 7:30pm in the funeral home. Following cremation the interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Nashua.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 3, 2014
  • Visiting Hours Thursday, July 3, 2014

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Jeannie Underwood

July 8, 2014

AUNT Polly,
going to miss so many things about you, talking on the phone and sharing whats going on in our lifes,, was so looking forward to my visit that we talked about , having someone to share my concerns with and also remembering when I was small and what a wonderful memory of all my aunts and uncles there.
And about all the people we lost in our lifes , I will never forget you , and never stop missing you . Love Jeannie Blaisdell Underwood

Jon Michaud

July 3, 2014

You always were a little angel! Took care of everyone around you and never let anybody fail. And cooked some killer Silverdollar pancakes:)! I know you'll fit into heaven perfectly now you'll just have wings! Please watch over Josh, Jeff,& the entire family. You will always be in my prayers!

Fred Perrault and family

July 3, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Kimberly Knight

July 2, 2014

You were the glue to this family.I feel like you kept everyone organized and you always had the best advice and knew all the answers to everything when needed. You were always there for my mom when she needed you and she thought the world of you and this has been really hard on her. I know you are in a better place now and I know that you will be waiting for mom and will greet her with open arms when its her time. I love you aunt Polly and will miss you soo much. I know grammy and aunt Shirley and uncle Ronnie are up there with you and your all playing bingo together having a great time. I know you will NEVER have to suffer with pain again and that makes me happy. I know you and Dusty are up there watching over all of us telling us that your okay now and everything is going to be okay. Just know that there will not be a day where we wont think about you and have a smile on our faces because of all the good things you have done for everyone. God must have had a special place up there with him knowing all the good you have done for everyone. He saw all the suffering you have done and told you that he wanted you up there with him.. It's okay because we will see you up there xoxox we love you and will miss you always xoxox

Arlene Ouellette

July 2, 2014

I am going to miss you all the time. I love you. love your sister Arlene.

July 2, 2014

The love we have for you will never end. The pain in our hearts will never mend. We know we will see you again. We love you Aunt Polly Always and Forever. xoxox Love Kim, Britney, Nicole, and Michael.

Steven Surdam

July 1, 2014

Aunt Polly,

Even though i haven't seen you in quite sometime, I have fond memories of my brother and I spending time at your house when we were little. Even though you left us physically, I know that your still with us spiritually and this isn't goodbye for you are with all of us, walking beside us everyday from now until we meet agian in God's kingdom. God bless you and thank you for giving us all great memories that we will hold in our hearts forever! Please Say hi to my dad for me and my brother Jimmy.

Joanne (Surdam) McMahon

July 1, 2014

With my deepest sympathy to the family to hear of Pauline's passing.

Lisa Perrault

July 1, 2014

We love you Grandma. The kids, Josh and I send lots of love and kisses to heaven.

Michelle Pickering

July 1, 2014

This is not good-bye, its just see you later. Many memories of time spent together. Heaven must have needed a new bingo player.