Worked for AT&T, devoted to her family

Published in the March 4, 2016 edition

Nancy-Perling-obit-3-4-16-webBURLINGTON — Nancy (Carson) Perling, a resident of Burlington and formerly of Nashua, N.H., passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, December 30, 2015.

Nancy was born in Oneida, N.Y. on May 12, 1928 and was the daughter of the late Arthur and Loreeta (White) Carson. She was predeceased by her sister, Rita Jane Olcott and brothers, Thomas and John Carson.

Nancy was married to her soulmate, William G. Perling, also of Oneida, N.Y., for 32 tender loving years. William passed away suddenly in 1986. Together they had four children, Anne and her husband Scott Bretz of Nevada, Texas; Richard of Melrose; James of Bernardsville, N.J.; and Jean and her husband Todd Mandirola of Somers, Conn. Nancy was also a grandmother to Zachary and Jessie Mandirola; Danny Lucas Jr.; and William and John Perling. She also had many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Perling worked for AT&T in Nashua for 22 years as a business representative, receiving numerous awards for her dedication and work ethic. Nancy was always a mother and homemaker first, even during her working years, tending to everyone’s needs before her own. After her husband passed, Nancy remained independent in her own home for many years. Having had a stroke at the age of 50, Nancy personified the “Greatest Generation” with courage and determination and addressing life’s difficulties. She overcame her stroke-related communication limitations with grace, intelligence and humor.

Nancy was a devout Catholic and a kind, loving and giving spirit. She greatly enjoyed being with small children and found joy in their innocence and wonder. Nancy will be best remembered by her gracious demeanor and her signature saying of “Happy Happy!” She touched the hearts of everyone who knew her and left her sweet legacy with many people.

Her funeral service and interment was held in Nashua, N.H. Memorial donations may be made in Nancy’s name to Bishop Guertin’s annual fund, In the note section, please specify “Cornerstone Club” as this is the school’s community outreach program that originated with Nancy as their founding recipient. The Farwell Funeral Service of Nashua, N.H. was in charge of arrangements.