Nancy Lee Poulios, 69, of Concord, NH, passed away on Friday, November 10, 2023, after an 18-month battle with brain cancer. She was the wife of Peter Stanley Poulios and proud mother of Philip Scott Poulios of Boston, MA.
Nancy was born on August 6, 1954, in Manchester, NH, the daughter of the late Thomas Cooley of Manchester, NH, surviving mother, Beverly (Dastin) Ford of Concord, NH, and stepdaughter of Ronald Ford of Concord, NH. Devoted sister to 6 siblings.
Nancy and Peter were married for 48 wonderful years of love and happiness. She cherished being a mother to Philip who was her proudest accomplishment and whom she loved to “the moon and back”. Nancy and Peter lived most of their life in Manchester and Hooksett, NH, before moving to Charleston, SC, for retirement. They eventually moved back to the Northeast, settling in Concord, NH to be closer to their family and friends.
Nancy was a successful hairdresser and took immense pride and joy in her work. After graduating from Concord High School in 1971, Nancy went to Cosmetology school. She spent several years building her cliental before opening her own hair salon in Manchester, NH.
She was loved by many. Known for her baking skills, especially her Greek pastries and Christmas cookies, Nancy was also recognized as a thoughtful, loving, and supportive person to everyone she knew. She loved children and cherished her many nieces and nephews. Nancy enjoyed traveling but loved spending time with her loved ones.
Nancy is survived by her uncle, Robert Dastin from Manchester, NH; aunt, Nancy (Dastin) Shortt, Fort Myers, FL; sisters, Dorothy Mitchell, Concord, NH; Cheryl Ryan, Ipswich, MA; Carrie Rodd, Greenland, NH; brothers, Thomas Cooley, Fort Myers, FL; Kevin Cooley, Albuquerque, NM; Greg Loomis, Frederick, MD; step-sisters, Kathy Pinagree, Concord, NH; Karen Cooley, Albuquerque, NM; in-laws, Alan Poulios, Manchester, NH; JoAnn Launier, Beford, NH; godson, Michael Poulios, Manchester, NH; son-in-law, Drew Michael Zalkin, Boston, MA.
The Poulios family would like to thank Mass General Hospital Pappas Center for Neuro Oncology, Boston, MA; Derry Medical Center, Concord, NH; Concord Fire Department; Granite VNA Hospice House, Concord, NH.
Calling Hours for Nancy will be held on Wednesday, November 15 from 4-7 PM at Phaneuf Funeral Homes, 243 Hanover St. Manchester, NH 03104. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, November 16 at 10 AM at the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 1160 Bridge St. Manchester, NH. She will be laid to rest at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Manchester immediately afterwards.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Little Sisters of the Poor, Jeanne Schurz Avenue, Bronx NY 10465 or St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 1160 Bridge Street, Manchester NH 03104.