Janice E. (Frisch) Koch, age 92, a Manchester resident for more than 35 years, died Thursday, January 7, 2021 at the High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill, MA. She was the wife of the late Leonard C. Koch, Sr., who died in 1989.
Born in Queens, NY, she was the daughter of the late John A. and Dorothy H. (Widmayer) Frisch, Sr. Raised in Queens, NY, she was a graduate of John Adams High School. Mrs. Koch worked for a time at New Hampshire Insurance in Manchester, Roberts Shoe Co. in Lancaster, and Littleton Stamp and Coin in Littleton. Prior to that, she worked at the family business in North Stratford. She was a longtime congregant of Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Manchester.
She leaves her four children: Jeanne E. Manseau and her husband David of Manchester, Leonard C. Koch, Jr. and his wife Mary of Hooksett, Paul J. Koch and his wife Kerry of Niskayuna, NY and Janice E. Gagne and her husband Charles of Manchester; eight grandchildren: Jennifer Foster (Kevin), Peter Koch, Philip Manseau (Shannon), Kristen Burley (Samuel), Andrea Manseau, Kyle Jessica George (Michael), Alyssa Gagne and Kristina Gagne; and six great-grandchildren: Ellen Burley, Kyra George, Wilson Burley, Beck George, Philip Manseau and Briggs George. Mrs. Koch also leaves her brother John A. Frisch, Jr. and his wife Lillian.
A memorial service will be held later. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to: Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 65 Sagamore St, Manchester, NH 03104 or High Pointe Hospice House, 360 North Ave., Haverhill, MA 01830.