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Marylou

Marylou Ashooh Lazos

d. June 1, 2024

Derry

Marylou Ashooh Lazos passed away on June 1, 2024 with her loving husband by her side. She was born in Manchester, NH on June 15, 1957 to Emile and Louise (Ganem) Ashooh. She graduated from Trinity High School in 1975 and earned her BA Art History from the University of New Hampshire in 1980 and her MA Art History from SUNY Binghamton in 1985. A profoundly talented artist and historian, her masters thesis centered on a medieval Book of Hours and she obtained special permission to conduct research at the famed Bodleian Library in Oxford, England. She returned to England several times with her daughter and made trips to Ireland and Scotland to pursue and share her passion for medieval art, architecture and illuminated manuscripts. 

Passionate about the people and history of Manchester, Marylou dedicated over 40 years of service to the Manchester Historic Association as a volunteer, curator and member of the Board of Directors. She was also involved with the Currier Museum of Art, Brandywine Museum of Art, New Hampshire Institute of Art, American Independence Museum, New Hampshire Art Association, Boothbay Regional Art Foundation and was a founding member of the Saturday Life Group Figure Artist Cooperative. 

An active parishioner of Our Lady of the Cedars Melkite Church, Marylou co-chaired the Mahrajan Middle Eastern Food Festival and skillfully brought the flavors of Lebanon to Manchester through her cooking. 

Marylou is survived by her husband of 40 years Theoharis Lazos, her son John (Stanislava) Lazos, daughter Nikki (Benjamin) Bullock and three beloved grandsons: Victor, Ilya and Teddy - who adored their Sittoo. 

 She lived a life of service to her family, living each and every moment with immeasurable kindness, generosity and warmth (except when she played Scrabble - then she was absolutely ruthless).

The middle of seven children, she is predeceased by her parents and brother Elias ’Skip’ Ashooh and his wife Gail Fisher. She is survived by her sisters Barbara (Richard) Maloney and Carolyn (James) Farley and brothers Nicholas (Brenda) Ashooh, Emile (Michelle) Ashooh and Richard (Lori) Ashooh as well as many, many, many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

We truly feel her spirit and love everywhere and she'll be forever in our hearts.

A visiting hour will be held on Friday, June 7th from 9 to 10 am in Our Lady of the Cedars Church, 140 Mitchell St.  The funeral service will follow immediately at 10 am.  Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Manchester Historic Association so they can continue her work in preserving the history of the city she loved.  

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting with arrangements.  To send an online message of condolence, please go to www.lambertfuneralhome.com.

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Visitation

Friday, June 7, 2024

9:00 - 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Our Lady of the Cedars Church

140 Mitchell St, Manchester, NH 03103

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Funeral Service

Friday, June 7, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Our Lady of the Cedars Church

140 Mitchell St, Manchester, NH 03103

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