Helen R. Grady
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Helen R. Grady
  • September 29, 1910 - August 15, 2011
  • Hudson, New Hampshire

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Helen R. Grady, 100, of Nashua, NH passed away on Monday, August 15, 2011 in the Fairview Nursing Home, Hudson, NH. She was born in New York City, NY on September 29, 1910, daughter of the late Ralph and Emma (Lauterborn) Thayer. She grew up in New York City as well as Albany, NY and attended school in both cities. Mrs. Grady loved her time while living in Bennington, VT where most of her children were born. She was also a resident of the Nashua area for over 50 years. Mrs. Grady was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church in Nashua. She enjoyed poetry and was an avid reader, and also enjoyed knitting and working crossword puzzles. Mrs. Grady was an independent woman, living on her own until she was 99. She had a great devotion to her children and family and was always helping and caring for others.

She is survived by five children; John J. Grady and his wife Therese of Bennington, Thomas K. Grady and his wife Roberta of Bellingham, WA, Patrick M. Grady and his wife Virginia of Hollis, NH, William F. Grady of Ramona, CA and Mary Grady Smith of Manchester, NH. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband of over 50 years; John P. Grady in 1982 and also by her brothers and sisters.

A memorial service was held on Friday, August 19, 2011 at 11:00am in the Zis-Sweeney Funeral Home, 26 Kinsley St., Nashua. The family greeted friends from 10:00am Friday until the time of services in the funeral home. Burial followed in St. Louis Cemetery, Nashua. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to her favorite charity, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.