Lisa M. Cotter

  • Born: April 9, 1969
  • Died: March 14, 2021
  • Location: Franklin, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium

172 King Street
Boscawen , NH 03303

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Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family


Lisa May Cornwell Cotter, almost 52 years young, of Franklin, NH, went Home Sunday, March 14th, in the arms of her husband, who loved her with all his heart. She has left a very large hole in the lives of so, so many. She could never have known how many lives she has touched throughout her lifetime.

Lisa was born on April 9th, 1969 to Patricia (Cornwell) Ahern and Philip Cornwell. She is predeceased by her first son, Nate, whose death she had never gotten over and who met her with open arms and a big smile. She is, most likely, still hugging her boy. She is also preceded in death by her Grampa Cornwell, her Grandmother Isabelle Lane Gazaway Gagnon, and her father. She leaves her husband, Danny; her son, Mike, whom she loved with all of her heart and was so proud of; her grandson, Jayce, who was clearly the joy of her life and a direct gift from God; her Mom and Dad (Jim Ahern); her Gram, Eleanor Cornwell; her Grampa, Mark Gazaway and Grandmother, Martha Gazaway; her sisters, LeeAnn Cornwell Allen and Mary Cornwell; her niece, Jessica; her nephew, Dominic; her daughter by choice, Emily; her daughter, added later in life, Katelyn; her granddaughter Ellie; aunts, uncles, cousins, more nieces and nephews; extended family, who she never let go of and continued to love; and numerous friends and loved ones, who will miss her more than she could have ever imagined.

Lisa was known by many and loved by all. If you didn't love her, you lost out. She would do anything for anyone and was a huge support system for anyone who needed it, no matter how she was feeling personally.

To say she was strong is an understatement. Lisa had gone through a lot in life and always came out victorious. She had always been such a hard worker. She became a Mom to Nate at a very early age and continued on with her education while keeping a job to support them. She worked at Merrimack County Nursing Home, Concord Monitor, National Fence and Granite and, after marrying Michael Campbell and becoming a Mom to Mikey, she helped run Michael's company as well. She worked as Salisbury Town Clerk for a few years and for the NH Insurance Dept for the past 21 years. She was a valuable employee and had worked up to the job title of Financial Records Auditor. She also managed to earn an Associate of Arts Degree.

I think we can all agree her smile and laugh were contagious. What a rascal she was growing up! She was loyal to those she loved and only wanted the very best for them. We will miss her encouragement and love.

It should be stated that she loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, very much. She was adamant about her salvation, and she relied on His Strength daily. There is absolutely no doubt that she is with Him now - all the cares of this world, gone. She is experiencing unspeakable joy and peace and is catching up with many loved ones, gone on before. We can all see her again.

She enjoyed many things: living on Webster Lake in the house her Gram and Grampa Cornwell owned, where she spent so much of her childhood and where she was making new memories with her children, grandson, and husband, as well as many other loved ones. Everyone was welcome. She enjoyed making her house a home and filling it with love. Camping at York Beach was a big part of her life, making happy memories with her family. She certainly left behind many wonderful memories for us to treasure in our hearts.

The family will receive visitors Thursday, March 18th 5:00-8:00pm at Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium, 172 King Street in Boscawen. A Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 11:00am Friday, March 19th and then Lisa will be laid to rest with her beloved son, Nate, at Blossom Hill Cemetery, 207 North State Street in Concord. All are invited to attend a Celebration of Life immediately following interment at the Salisbury Town Hall at 9 Old Coach Road in Salisbury, NH. To view an online memorial, leave a message of condolence, or for more information please go to www.phaneuf.net.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

My sweet friend, you will most definitely be missed by everyone who knows you. You were such a joy to grow up with. My condolences to your family. I could not be more sorry for this horrible loss.

Posted by Bobi Bigelow - Boscawen, NH - Classmate   March 22, 2021

My Sweet Niece, You Were So Special To Me. In My Teen Years I Spent Much Time With You As I Was Going Through A Sad Time. I Love You Lisa May

Posted by Aunt Kathy Abood - Family   March 19, 2021

Our heartfelt condolences to Lisa's family. She and I worked together for many years at the Dept. of Insurance. She was always helpful and caring to many. She will always be remembered in the hearts
of all.
Sincerely, Steve and Jean Meuse

Posted by Jean Meuse - Center Barnstead, NH - coworker   March 19, 2021

I am crushed to just now read of Lisa's passing. Lisa and I worked together at the NH Insurance Department until my retirement three years ago. We shared many laughs and great times while doing important work for the citizens of NH. She once asked me to write a special poem for her husband for their anniversary if I remember correctly. You cannot look at Lisa and not smile. Prayers of love and support for her friends and family. Bless you and keep you.

Posted by Tom Weston - Concord, NH - Coworker   March 18, 2021

Dublin airport July 2015 with Erina, Eimile and Matilda. Missing you xxxxx

Posted by Tommy Cotter - Ireland - Family   March 18, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Danny. Lisa will be sadly missed by us all. We loved her dearly. She will be forever in our hearts. Your loving Mom, Tommy, Pam, Erina, Eimile and Matilda in Ireland. Missing you.

Posted by Tommy Cotter - Kerry, Ireland - Family   March 18, 2021

Mikey I'm so sorry for you loss of your mother she was a very nice lady I was glad to have the opportunity to meet her our prays and thoughts are with you and your family

Posted by Tomecca Eastman - Concord, NH - Friend   March 18, 2021

To all who knew Lisa, we were truly blessed to have had her in our lives. She will be missed by all and remembered always as a kind , helpful and loving individual. Heartfelt condolences to Danny, Mikey , Jayce and the entire family.

Posted by Joan LaCourse - Coworker   March 18, 2021

I am so saddened by her loss. she was a good friend when you needed one. I will Miss her. My thoughts + prayers go out to her family.
RIP Lisa!

Posted by Claire LaPointe - Coworker   March 18, 2021

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I was so fortunate to be able to work with Lisa for the past 14 years. She was such a sweet and caring person and always had such a beautiful smile. She will be greatly missed, but will forever remain in our hearts.

Posted by Ellen Walsh - Ashland, NH - Coworker   March 18, 2021

Cotter family, so sorry for your loss. Lisa was such a beautiful and loving person. You will surely be missed.
Diane Cygan Coworker

Posted by Diane Cygan - Concord, NH - Coworker   March 18, 2021

Auntie Lisa, you were so special. Thank you for always being so kind to me. I will remember you forever. We will miss chatting to you on FaceTime every week. You were so special. I will help mom and dad with our memory garden for you. We will call Danny every week and I will draw more dinosaurs for Jayce and send them to him. I know this will make you happy. I love you always. Holly

Posted by Holly MacEntee - Ireland - Family   March 18, 2021

Auntie Lisa, I am so sad that you are gone to heaven. I am going to help mom and dad plant a memory garden with some lilac trees for you, I know you liked lilacs and we will have a little reading bench there too so I can sit and think of you. I miss you and love you always. From Ruairí in Ireland

Posted by Ruairí MacEntee - Ireland - Family   March 18, 2021

Jerry and I are saddened to hear about this. Rest in peace, Lisa, and to the family, so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Lynne Beck Beck - Salisbury, NH   March 17, 2021

We are absolutely heartbroken at the sudden passing of Lisa. She will be truly missed by all of us forever. To say we are devastating is an understatement. You were truly loved by everyone who knew you. Heartfelt condolences to your friends and extended family. RIP John Noreen Jack Adam and Tara Cotter your heartbroken Irish family xx

Posted by Noreen Daly Cotter - Ireland - Family   March 17, 2021

Truly a wonderful, kind hearted, well respected lady ! So very sad the lord took you away much too soon. We hope you rest softly in the greatest peace with your son ! We all love you Lisa !

Posted by Allen & Marie Greene - Sanbornton, NH - Family Friend   March 17, 2021

Rip Lisa, gone way to soon. Fly high

Posted by Cheryl Letendre - 03275   March 17, 2021

What a shocker it was to hear of Lisa’s passing! I have fond memories of Lisa as we worked together a number of years. She was always the first one to help me in time of need. Her kindness, love & friendliness will always be remembered in our hearts. May she RIP.
My sympathy goes out to her husband Danny, son Mikey & the rest of her extended family.

Posted by Pauline Lamy - Manchester, NH - coworker   March 17, 2021

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As are many, I still am in shock. I will forever keep that last text we shared and laughed about a few weeks ago. We had many many laughs over the years. It's comforting to know you are with your Nate. My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to Danny, Mikey, Jayce and all of your loved ones. You will never be forgotten my dear friend!

Posted by Lyn Hemeon - Concord, NH - Friend   March 17, 2021

Danny and family, what a beautiful tribute written about the love of your life. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. May you find strength in these tributes and words from the people who are part of your circle. Hugs my friend...

Posted by Jackie Nadeau-Corey - Andover, NH - Friend   March 17, 2021

Sad for all your family at this difficult time. Sending love and sympathy. Win Cotter, UK.

Posted by Win Cotter - Hassocks - Family   March 17, 2021

Lisa had a gentle spirit and a warm heart. We have lost an angel and she will be missed.

Posted by Fran Decinto - Coworker   March 17, 2021

Beautiful..... through and through !!!
Now an Angel.

Posted by Ron McDaniel - Boscawen, NH - Friend   March 17, 2021

We are completely devastated by Lisa's untimely passing. Absolutely heartbroken. I am so going to miss our weekly video calls. Our loss is heaven's gain. You were way more than a sister-in-law to me Lisa. You were my friend. I love you forever.
My heart goes out to all Lisa's friends and family and especially to my brother Danny who loved her with all his heart. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam. Slán my dear. Until we meet again. Rip.
Adah (Cotter), Seamus, Killian, Sarai, Holly, and Ruairí. Your heartbroken Irish family.

Posted by Adah MacEntee - Ireland - Family   March 17, 2021

My thoughts and prayers go out to Lisa's husband Danny and son Mikey and family. Lisa was the most giving and thoughtful person, so full of love for her family and friends. Having been one of the lucky people who got to know Lisa well through many years of working together, I know how much she will be missed, and remembered, everyday. RIP Lisa, you are so loved.

Posted by Paula Cook - Newbury, NH - Friend   March 17, 2021

Lisa will be sadly missed and well remembered. I remember the many good times we had working together.
Lisa will be reunited with her son Nathan in heaven . Rest in peace my friend. Prayers to Danny and family.

Posted by Donna Perschy - Aynor, SC - Friend   March 17, 2021

Love u my sister i cant believe ur gone love u always and for4

Posted by Mary Nadeau - Nashua, NH - Family   March 16, 2021

I'm broken-hearted to hear of Lisa's passing. Lisa was the sweetest, kindest, most giving, helpful and kind person. It's a terrible loss to all who knew her. It was my absolute pleasure to work with and know her for many years. Hugs and prayers to Danny and family.

Posted by Kathy Belanger - Saratoga Springs, NY - Coworker   March 16, 2021


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Dublin airport July 2015 with Erina, Eimile and Matilda. Missing you xxxxx