Stella Frances Lindsey, 96, of Manchester died August 13, 2021 after a period of declining health.
Born in Winchester, NH on January 6, 1925, she was the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Pulaski) Wasileski.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Leroy Lindsey, Sr. in 1987. Her son, Gregory A. Lindsey also predeceased her in 1975.
Family members include her sons, Robert L. Lindsey, Jr. and James R. Lindsey and wife Lisa, all of Metarie, LA; her daughter, Deborah J. Langlois and husband Maurice of York, ME; grandchildren, Adam Langlois (wife, Kellie) of Manchester, Benjamin Langlois (wife, Courtney) of Sandown, NH and Morgan Lindsey of Metarie, LA; three great-grandchildren, Noah Langlois of Manchester, Asher Langlois of Sandown and Otto Langlois of Manchester; several nephews, nieces and cousins.
Stella loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. Trips to Ashuelot, Winchester, and Hinsdale, NH for all the family gatherings brought her joy. She traveled regularly to New Orleans, LA to see her granddaughter, Morgan. While in New Orleans, Stella was a regular at the annual Heritage Jazz Festival. In addition, she attended several Mardi Gras Celebrations. Grammy, as she was known to her grandchildren, was a regular spectator at her grandson's, Adam and Benjamin, sporting events.
She loved to dance. Stella and her husband were known to dance all night long on a Saturday night. Their energy together drew crowds. Her favorite dance was the Polka.
Stella was an avid golfer playing alongside her husband and enjoyed playing in the women's league while a member of the Derryfield Country Club as well as Intervale Country Club.
Stella enjoyed being a member and past secretary of the Manchester Women's Club. She could always be counted on for her enthusiastic service to many of the club's initiatives.
While they lived in Brattleboro, VT, Stella and her husband owned and operated Avenue Grocery during the 1950's. When they moved to Manchester, NH they owned and operated Lindsey's Market in the 1960's. She also owned Lindsey Employment Agency and Li-Ba Research in Manchester, NH in the 1970's. You would see her regularly in the Bedford Mall conducting surveys. She then worked at Catholic Medical Center as an assistant in the Social Services Department, which is where she retired.
The family would like to publicly acknowledge the team on Blaisdale 2 at Rockingham County Rehabilitation Center for the care and love they provided to Stella. Without their compassion, her last two years would not have been the same.
Calling hours at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St, corner of North St, Manchester, will be Friday from 10 am to noon, followed by a Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated in St. Joseph Cathedral at 12:30 pm. Burial will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to NH Alzheimer's Association, 166 S River Road, Suite 210, Bedford, NH 03110.
To send a message of condolence, please go to www.lambertfuneralhome.com.