Janice E. (Frisch) Koch

  • Born: August 2, 1928
  • Died: January 7, 2021
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

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243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Mother, Grandmother and Sister

Janice E. (Frisch) Koch, age 92, a Manchester resident for more than 35 years, died Thursday, January 7, 2021 at the High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill, MA. She was the wife of the late Leonard C. Koch, Sr., who died in 1989.

Born in Queens, NY, she was the daughter of the late John A. and Dorothy H. (Widmayer) Frisch, Sr. Raised in Queens, NY, she was a graduate of John Adams High School. Mrs. Koch worked for a time at New Hampshire Insurance in Manchester, Roberts Shoe Co. in Lancaster, and Littleton Stamp and Coin in Littleton. Prior to that, she worked at the family business in North Stratford. She was a longtime congregant of Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Manchester.

She leaves her four children: Jeanne E. Manseau and her husband David of Manchester, Leonard C. Koch, Jr. and his wife Mary of Hooksett, Paul J. Koch and his wife Kerry of Niskayuna, NY and Janice E. Gagne and her husband Charles of Manchester; eight grandchildren: Jennifer Foster (Kevin), Peter Koch, Philip Manseau (Shannon), Kristen Burley (Samuel), Andrea Manseau, Kyle Jessica George (Michael), Alyssa Gagne and Kristina Gagne; and six great-grandchildren: Ellen Burley, Kyra George, Wilson Burley, Beck George, Philip Manseau and Briggs George. Mrs. Koch also leaves her brother John A. Frisch, Jr. and his wife Lillian.

A memorial service will be held later. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to: Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 65 Sagamore St, Manchester, NH 03104 or High Pointe Hospice House, 360 North Ave., Haverhill, MA 01830.

Condolence & Memory Journal


My sincere condolences to Janice's large and loving family. You were always here making sure all was well.
I have been a "neighbor" for many years. In the beginning, we would meet and do our PT exercises in the hall; sharing a few laughs, and encouraging one another. I missed her when she moved upstairs, though I would happily chat if we met checking our mail. She was a special woman, and her passing is felt in this community.
My prayers are with you all.

Posted by Suzanne Dakoulas - Manchester, NH - Neighbor   January 27, 2021

Grammy, you were so full of love and strength. You are truly loved, and will be dearly missed. I'm grateful for all the memories we shared, and am truly blessed that I had over 43 years with you. You loved your family with all of your heart and soul. You had an impeccable memory, and we heard so many beautiful stories from your past. You were a wonderful Grandmother. I will always remember you as a strong woman of faith. It's still difficult to grasp that you are no longer with us on Earth, but I know you'll be watching over us from Heaven. I love you now and forever.

Posted by Jenn Foster - Methuen, MA - Family   January 12, 2021

Mom, you will be missed by all of us. Your love was boundless and your Faith and strength were exemplary. I will miss our long phone chats and listening to you talk so lovingly about your family. Your stories are memorable and your laugh was genuine when you talked about the antics of your children, grandchildren. and greatgrandchildren. I loved hearing about my husband, Lenny's antics as he was growing up. I miss you already.

Posted by Mary Healey Koch - Hooksett, NH - Family   January 10, 2021

Jenn, I am so sorry for your and your family's loss My thoughts and prayers are you and your family. I love you am always here

Posted by Amy Cresey - Lowell, MA - Family   January 08, 2021

From Rita M Koch,my condolence to family,and friends,she will be missed

Posted by Dan Duhaime - Stratford, NH - Family Friend   January 08, 2021

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