Barbara Copley

Barbara Copley

Saturday, October 25th, 1930 Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

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Obituary for Barbara Copley (Dow)

Barbara Anne (Dow) Copley, 90, died on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 12 Fairhaven Rd. in Nashua, NH. She was born on October 25, 1930 in Lowell, MA, daughter of the late Royal Edward Dow and Annette Girard Dow.

She was the wife of James Noonan Copley. They were married on June 26, 1954 in Lowell, MA.

In addition to Barbara’s Nashua home, she lived with the family in Ogunquit, ME, Delray Beach FL, and two years in London England.

She graduated from Lowell High School and the Boston School of Practical Art. She was employed at Eastern Photo Litho in Lowell, MA as a commercial artist.

She enjoyed handcrafts including knitting, needlepoint, watercolor painting, and gardening. She was a lifetime member of the Lexington Arts and Craft Society in Lexington, MA.

Barbara is predeceased by her brother Royal E. Dow of Nashua, NH, her Sister Louise A. Dow of North Chelmsford, MA, and her Cousin Nancy Girard Knight of North Chelmsford, MA

Survivors include her husband James N. Copley of Nashua, NH; son Jay Copley of Nashua, NH; son Todd Copley and his wife Denise (Eaton) of Dover, NH, daughter Amy Copley of Nashua, nephew Christopher Knight and granddaughter Natalie Copley of Nashville, TN. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews of Copley, Dow, McCarron, Piekarski, Campbell, and Swiderski.

SERVICES: A funeral service will be held at Immaculate Conception Church, 216 E Dunstable Rd, Nashua, NH 03062 on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 10 AM with Father Ray Labrie officiating. For those of you who cannot make it, the funeral service will be live streamed and is available from Immaculate Conceptions’ website starting at 9:45AM ( ). Those who wish may make a memorial contribution to the Humane Society. The DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St., Nashua has been placed in charge of arrangements. An online guest book is available at, (603-883-3401) “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER”.

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    Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Immaculate Conception Church
    216 East Dunstable Rd.
    Nashua, NH
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    Wednesday, December 30th, 2020
    Father Ray Labrie
  • Interment

    North Yard Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Hollis, NH
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Kristin Blomgren sent flowers to the family of Barbara Copley (Dow).
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Drew Horton

Sorry to hear about your mother's passing. May you find strength in this difficult time of this difficult year.
Peace and serenity to you and your family.
(Drew, co-worker Nashua Corporation, UNH)
Comment | Posted at 01:29pm via Condolence

Gil Campbell

We are so sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Gil and Marilyn Campbell
Comment | Posted at 05:29pm via Condolence

Kristin Blomgren

In loving memory- Sister in law Pat Dow, Niece Kristin and husband Eric Blomgren and daughters Sarah and Lauren.
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