OBITUARY

Veto Paul Narkunas

January 25, 1932March 9, 2018

Veto Paul Narkunas, 86, passed away peacefully at home, on March 9, 2018 in Mason NH. He was born on January 25, 1932 to Anthony and Eleanora (Sabaliauskas) Narkunas in Nashua NH. The youngest of eight children, Veto grew up in Nashua and attended Nashua schools. At age 12, he was a member of the Junior Aircraft Observers, U.S. Rangers, which lead him to serving 4 years in the U.S. Air Force, where during the Korean War was stationed in Alaska, on top of a mountain, in the winter, with no indoor plumbing. He attended Coyne Radio and Television School in Chicago, and received multiple BS degrees from Northeastern University. He was a member of the Souhegan Valley Chorus in Milford, The Silver Stars at the Palace Theater in Manchester, and a former member of the Nashua Choral Society, with whom he travelled to Europe to sing. He acted & sang in many plays with many groups including, the Amherst PTA, the Boys and Girls Club of Souhegan Valley. As “his” music faded he began singing karaoke at retirement and nursing homes. He was told by many that if they closed their eyes they were listening to Sinatra. Veto loved to perform and was always surprised when people he didn’t know would come up to him and tell him how much they enjoyed his performance. When not on stage, Veto enjoyed spending time with his family, and relaxing at his lake house in Canterbury NH. Good thunder storms were always a family favorite. He loved to travel and would visit friends in Florida and his Granddaughters in Colorado. In 2012, he travelled to Europe with the SVC, and sang next to the stairs where the “Do-Re-Me” scene in The Sound of Music was filmed. He is survived by his daughters Anne Narkunas of Nashua, Mary Narkunas of Centennial, CO, and Nancy Danahy and her husband Allan of Chelmsford, MA and his son Christopher Narkunas of Mason. Also survived by his grandchildren Vanessa Warren and her husband Ben of Colorado Springs, CO, and Devan Walsh of Centennial, CO. Thomas and Colin Danahy of Chelmsford, MA. He is predeceased by his wife of 30 years Arlene G. Narkunas, his son Gregory J. Narkunas. Brothers Anthony, John, Joseph (Jackie), Stanley, Julius (Steve), Andrew, and his sister Anna. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 3-7pm at the Zis-Sweeney & St. Laurent Funeral Home, 26 Kinsley St. Nashua. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30am on Monday, March 19, 2018 at St. Patrick Church, 29 Spring St, Nashua NH, with a burial immediately following at Holy Cross, Ledge Rd, Hudson NH.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visiting Hours Sunday, March 18, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, March 19, 2018

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial
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Veto Paul Narkunas

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John Narkunas

March 19, 2018

Goodbye Veto
The last of my uncles and the one that I knew the best. He baby sat me when we lived around the corner on Nashua Ave, a multi-ethnic neighborhood that disappeared with urban renewal in the 1960's. He made model airplanes out of balsa wood and could identify all the aircraft that I remember seeing in the sky during WWII. My family enjoyed the Christmas parties he held in his home in Chelmsford while we lived in Massachusetts in the 70's. I made a point of meeting Veto for lunch last summer when I visited Massachusetts and enjoyed reminiscing about his older brothers and Aunt Anna. I remember his leading the party in song during my mother's 90th birthday celebration as we sang popular tunes of the day and Irish classics. Good luck Veto as you move on to your next musical adventure. You will be missed.
Love
John Narkunas

Jane Bulger

March 19, 2018

Sending prayers with deepest sympathy for the family and friends of Veto Paul Narkunas, He will be sadly missed by all who knew him! May he R.I.P. And fly high with the Angels watching over all his family! Chris I am so sorry for your loss . If we can do anything to help please let us know, We love you like family.
Jane George, Reba and family

Jane Bulger

March 19, 2018

Sending prayers with deepest sympathy for the family and friends of Veto Paul Narkunas, He will be sadly missed by all who knew him! May he R.I.P. And fly high with the Angels watching over all his family! Chris I am so sorry for your loss . If we can do anything to help please let us know, We love you like family.
Jane George, Reba and family

JAMES NARKUNAS

March 19, 2018

My condolences and prayers to Veto's immediate family. Uncle Veto was a remarkable person who loved life and made the people he touched feel special. He was the glue that kept the broader family together. I will miss him as will the many other people who had the good fortune to know him. God bless you, Uncle Veto!
Jimmy N.

Cindy Narkunas

March 15, 2018

I will always remember and cherish the wonderful times we spent in Chelmsford with Veto and the family at Christmas time!!! Veto would have us all singing Christmas carols and just spending time together for the holidays!!! These are some Special times I will always remember ❤️ RIP uncle Veto....

Janine Leffler

March 15, 2018

Veto Matt & I will miss you very much in SVC. You were so much fun to be around .
We send our love & deepest condolences to the Narkunas family.
Janine Leffler & Matt Smith

Jessie Narkunas

March 12, 2018

My condolences to all of your children and family. I will never forget how kind you and your beloved wife were to me as I was growing up. You had a beautiful smile and such a love of life. I wish we could have seen you more often, but you know how crazy our family was. I hope the afterlife is even better than you imagined, and that you are enjoying seeing loved ones again. Love and a hug, Jessie.

FROM THE FAMILY