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John A. Nordle

July 25, 1922 — September 28, 2022




John A. Nordle, 100, of Manchester died September 28, 2022 of old age.

              Born in Hooksett on July 25, 1922, he was the son of Louis and Anna (O’Donnell) Nordle.  He was educated in the local school system and attended Manchester High School Central.

              During WWII, he proudly served in the US Navy on the USS Sante Fe earning several accolades including the WWII Victory Medal, the American Theatre Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Medal- 13 Stars and the Good Conduct Medal.

              Prior to retirement, he had worked in the construction industry for the Operating Engineer’s Union for many years.

              John had volunteered for Manchester North Little League Baseball and coached gymnastics at the YMCA where he received the 1976 YMCA Layman of the Year Award.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He loved cribbage, anywhere, anytime.  He taught his nephews from Beverly, MA how to fish for brook trout.  His hunting and fishing stories were incredible if not borderline legal.  He hunted and fished well into his nineties and was one of and possibly the last founding member of the Deerhead Sportmen’s Club in his beloved Hooksett.  His Friday mornings spent with the late Ray Valliere and the Diamonds-N-Donuts men were priceless (thanks Bruce).

              He was predeceased by his wife, Sylvia (Panzieri) in 2014, his daughter, Diane Coll in 2017, and his grandson Brandon Coll in 2019.

              Family members include his children Craig Nordle of Manchester, Marcia Barbas and husband Stephen of Manchester, Brian Nordle and wife Dolly of Dunbarton, and Pam Nordle of Weare; his grandchildren, Jessica, Tanya, Alissa, Nathan, Heather, Christie, Haley, Kayla and Tina; many great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.

              Calling hours at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St, corner of North St, will be Wednesday from 3 to 6 pm.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 11 am in St. Catherine Church, Manchester.  Burial with military honors will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bedford.

              In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to support the Shriner’s Hospital at Donate to today | Shriners Hospitals for Children® (

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

3:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03104

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