Elaine Ethier

Elaine Ethier

Sunday, June 18th, 1933 Monday, November 23rd, 2020

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Obituary for Elaine Dachos Ethier

Elaine Ethier passed away peacefully at the Hunt Community in Nashua, NH, on November 23, 2020, after a period of declining health. Elaine was born in Nashua, NH, on June 18, 1933, daughter of Sam and Mildred (Burnham) Dachos. She was the wife of the late Richard “Dick” Ethier, with whom she enjoyed 50 years of marriage with prior to his death in 2003. Elaine was also predeceased by five siblings, including Melba Congelton, Lucielle Gelpi, James Dachos, Joan Aguirre, and Captain John Dachos.

Elaine was a graduate of Nashua Senior High School and the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Banking. Her professional career, spent in banking, included her positions at Bank of NH and later Nashua Trust Company, from where she retired as an Assistant Vice President of Operations.

Elaine was a member and past president of the NH Bank Administration Institute, a board member of Zonta International, board member of the Adult Learning Center, and a member of the Nashua Chamber of Commerce.

Elaine and her husband enjoyed travelling, including trips in the United States and Europe. They spent several winters at The Villages in Florida along with many of their friends from Nashua. In addition to travelling, Elaine and her husband were avid golfers, curlers and card players, as members of the Nashua Country Club. She also loved to entertain and enjoyed cooking for her family and friends.

Elaine is survived by her children Michael Ethier and his wife Janine, Linda Garner and her husband Robert, and Michelle Raczek and her husband Stefan; grandchildren including Glenn Garner (Melanie), Amanda Burgess, Kerry Varley (Adam), Jessica Dunlap (Jake), Katie Ethier, Elisabeth Raczek, and Christopher Raczek. She is also survived by nine great grandchildren. In addition, Elaine is survived by a special niece, Karen Fenn with whom she enjoyed traveling, as well as, with several other nieces and nephews.

Elaine’s family would like to extend sincere gratitude to the staff at the Hunt Community in Nashua, where Elaine resided in both independent living and nursing care prior to her passing. She received great care, especially this last year during a difficult time.

A small graveside burial will be held at St. Louis de Gonzage Cemetery on December 1, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Elaine’s memory to The Salvation Army, 1 Montgomery Avenue, Nashua, NH 03060.

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  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 | 11:00am
    St. Louis Cemetery
    752 West Hollis St.
    Nashua, NH
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    Tuesday, December 1st, 2020
    Davis Funeral Home Staff
  • Interment

    Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 | 11:00am
    St. Louis Cemetery
    752 W Hollis Street
    Nashua, New Hampshire
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

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