Nova Hastings

  • Born: October 14, 1984
  • Died: December 31, 2020
  • Location: Loudon, New Hampshire

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Manchester, NH 03104
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Nova by adding your memories and photos.

Nova Crystal Hastings, 36, passed away on December 31, 2020, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Nashua, with her devoted father, Peter, by her side.

Born in Haverhill, MA, she is the daughter of Peter and June (Pinkham) Hastings. She was raised and educated in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. She earned an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration from McIntosh College. In high school, she played the flute in the band. Nova was drawn to the serenity of the New England seacoast. She savored the sights, sounds, and scents of the beach, and, of course, getting the perfect bronzed tan. Nova had a warm heart for all animals, especially bunnies, and enjoyed horseback riding in her younger years. She greatly loved spending time with all of her nieces and nephews. An avid sports fan, Nova played soccer in her youth and always cheered for the Green Bay Packers. She also enjoyed riding Harley Davidson motorcycles, relishing the cool breeze and uninhibited sense of freedom. She loved listening to music. Her favorite color was purple. Nova will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Nova is survived by her father, Peter Hastings and wife Catherine of Loudon; mother, June Hastings of MA; sister, Holly Hastings and husband James; brother, Kyle Hastings and partner Ariel Price; nephew, Austin Weinhold; three nieces, Lily and Faith Johnston, and Bella Hastings; stepbrother Patrick Heraghty, stepsisters Caitlin Bowser and Keri-Anne Joy and extended family and friends.

ARRANGEMENTS: Services will be held privately. Assisting the family with arrangements is the Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Manchester.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Nova's memory to the Granite State Dog Recovery at for credit cards or PayPal. Please use the add a note field under the dollar amount to put "In Memory of Nova Hastings". For check donations use the address, Granite State Dog Recovery, 7 Dartmouth Street, Hooksett, NH 03106-1703. Please write "In Memory of Nova Hastings" in the memo field.

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Condolence & Memory Journal


Peter and Family, So sorry for your loss. Cherish the memories of Nova and remember that she lives within you forever, until you meet again.

Posted by Janet Syed - Canterbury, NH - Coworker   January 14, 2021

Peter, Our thoughts are with you and your family. So sad to hear of the passing of your daughter Nova. There are no words other than you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Phil & Robin Pelletier - MA - Friend   January 12, 2021

Peter, We were all very saddened to hear of the passing of your daughter. Time will heal. Memories of the joy she brought you and your family will always be with you. May she rest in peace and be with you always.

Posted by Michael Magner - Coworker   January 11, 2021

Nova, I truly have nothing but fond memories of conversations in the kitchen with you, laughing about Cyrus or something funny. You were always so soft spoken and easy to laugh with. I hope you have found your peace. Sending Peter, June, Mom, Holly and Kyle so much love on the loss of their sweet girl.

Posted by Keri Joy - Winter Garden, FL - Sister   January 09, 2021

Peter, Tom and I are so saddened to hear about Nova. Please know we are thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. There are no words. So VERY sorry.

Posted by Michele and Tom Fitzgerald - Newton, NH - Friend   January 08, 2021

My most sincere condolences to you and your family. Nova's spirit and soul created memories that will live on after her. The loss is incomprehensible and I am so deeply sorry.

Posted by Jamie Fitzgerald - Haverhill, MA - Friend   January 08, 2021

What do I even say. There are no words that can heal the loss of a loved one, a family member, a friend. Even more true for a parent of their child. My love and hugs to you all.
Walk in the light, worries and cares laid bare. Find peace with the love we send you.

Posted by Ashley Nicol - Newton, NH - Friend   January 08, 2021

My heart is breaking for you and your family. Our heart and prayers are being sent.

Eddie and Denise McGee

Posted by Eddie McGee - Amesbury, MA - Friend   January 08, 2021

Peter, I am profoundly saddened to hear this news of Nova's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sean

Posted by Sean Condon - Bedford, NH - Coworker   January 07, 2021

We were so saddened to hear Nova had passed. We are holding you close and grieve with you. May your precious memories give you comfort until we all meet up again. With much love, Lorrie & Arthoen

Posted by Lorrie & Arthoen - Concord, NH - Family   January 07, 2021

To Peter and Nova's family, I am holding you in my prayers with love in this time of loss.

Posted by Catherine Chandler - Haverhill, MA - Coworker   January 07, 2021

Dear Peter,
I am deeply saddened by this news. Please know that you and your entire family are in my prayers.
With sympathy,

Posted by Kathryn Nielsen - MA - Coworker   January 05, 2021

Nova, I am honored to have been your stepmom! I will miss our chats and sharing recipes with you. Your kind and caring spirit I will hold with me always dear. I will always remember you sitting outside with your red robe on and waiting for your friend the hummingbirds to visit! Cyrus, Dad and I will miss you dearly. May your sweet and gentle soul Rest In Peace in the arms of Christ. Until we meet again I will carry my memories of you with me.
Love Mama Cat

Posted by Catherine Hastings - Loudon, NH   January 05, 2021


Words cannot describe how incredibly sorry I am for the loss of your beautiful daughter Nova. My heart goes out to you and your family. I am thinking of all of you.

Posted by Morgan Phipps - Andover, MA - Coworker   January 05, 2021

Peter - What a terrible loss, I am so sorry. You and your family are in my thoughts. I hope sharing memories of your time with her can bring you some measure of comfort.

Posted by Michaele Morrow - Littleton, MA - Coworker   January 05, 2021


Dear Peter, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter Nova. Please know that I am thinking and praying for you and your family as you live through this most difficult time in your life.

Posted by Lynne Sheppard - Manchester, NH - Coworker   January 05, 2021

Peter and family, I was saddened to hear of your loss. In the Quaker tradition, I will be holding Nova, her family, and her friends in the light.

Posted by Jodi DeLibertis - Amesbury, MA - Coworker   January 05, 2021

Peter - No words can express how sorry I am for your loss and that I can't imagine how difficult it must be. I just wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you and your family.

Posted by Ainsley Watt - Millbury, MA - Coworker   January 05, 2021

I am so, so very sorry for your loss. I loved reading about your daughter Nova's kindred spirit. It sounds like she was a remarkable person. Granite State Dog Recovery is one of my favorite charities. I thank you and your family for the opportunity to make a donation in her name. I'm sending you and your family love and strength during this very difficult time.

Posted by Patricia Sendall - Nashua, NH - Acquaintance   January 05, 2021


Dear Pete and Catherine,
This has always been my favorite Bible verse and I'd like to share it with you:
Isaiah 40:29-31 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. May you somehow find comfort from the verse.
Love in Christ,

Posted by Sheila Murray - Derry, NH - Family Friend   January 05, 2021

May you always walk in sunshine, may you never want for more, may angles rest their wings right outside your door. Rest in peace my dear, beautiful friend.

Posted by Katlyn Knox - Wilmington, MA - Friend   January 05, 2021

Nova, I will forever miss you. I love you so much. I know your with me, I can feel you. I truly lost my best friend. Until we meet again, I love you. - Holly

Posted by Holly Hastings - Weare, NH - Sister   January 05, 2021

So sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with your family. I will miss chatting with you.

Posted by John Bunce - Nottingham, NH - friend   January 05, 2021

Peter, June, Holly, Kyle and extended family...thinking of you during this difficult time. May God wrap his loving arms around you during this time. May your memories of Nova sustain you. Peace and Blessings, Tina (Page) Mann and Gary Mann (Winthrop, ME)

Posted by Tina (Page) Mann and Gary Mann - Winthrop, ME - Family Friend   January 04, 2021


Peter and Cathy -
So sorry for your loss. Know that you are in my thoughts.
Love cousin - Eloise

Posted by Eloise Fioravanti - Plainville, CT - Family   January 04, 2021


To Nova's family. So sorry for your lose. I worked with Nova years ago at Metrocast Cable. She was a beautiful girl full of life and had so many plans for her life. I remember us laughing so much together. So young for our lord to take her home. RIP my friend.

Posted by Carol Cote - Rochester NH, NH - Coworker   January 04, 2021

The first time I met Nova, I remember saying what an angelic face. She was so kind, sweet and had a smile that lit up the room. My condolences to my brother-in-law Peter and the
Whole Hastings's family. Rest In Peace dear Nova!

Posted by Maureen Sheridan    January 04, 2021

Nova, my beautiful daughter. My arms will have a hole in them where you were, but my heart will be filled with love and pride for you. You have a kind spirit and gentle soul. You will be missed by anyone that knew you. I look forward to seeing you in heaven when you greet me. You will be my receiving angel. Thank you for being my daughter. I will not say goodbye, but until we meet again.

My eternal love, Dad

Posted by Peter Hastings - Loudon, NH - Father   January 04, 2021

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