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Mary A. Prive

Obituary for Mary A. Prive

September 11, 1939 - December 2, 2019
Manchester, New Hampshire | Age 80


Mary Alice Prive (80), of Manchester NH, passed away in her Manchester home on December 2nd, 2019. Born on September 11, 1939, Mary was the child of a military family who had many different homes until she settled down in New Hampshire where she resided for the rest of her life. At the age of 17 Mary married her best friend and life companion Roger Prive, with whom she shared over 50 years of loyal companionship.

Mary worked for 20+ years as a cook at Manchester Housing where she took great joy in cooking for others, a skill that she would utilize in her daily life. With a natural ability in the kitchen, Mary was always happiest when providing food for others, especially her family. Memories of her delicious brownies, pork pies, baked beans and other countless memorized recipes will remain with all those who had the privilege to enjoy. Aside from her cooking, Mary adored the many cats that she had throughout her life, and is undoubtedly playing with them in heaven. Above all, Mary loved her family immensely, and cherished any opportunity to bring them together and serve them a mountain of food.

Mary is predeceased by her husband Roger Prive; sister Regina Letares; brothers Donald & Jack Turner; and her beloved cats Spooky, Simba, Phoenix and many more. She is survived by her son Roger Prive and his wife Pamela; daughter Rena Boyd and her husband Timothy; 3 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; her cats Dusty Rose & Maggie Malone; all past & present grand-fur babies and several nieces, nephews and extended family.

At Mary's request, there will be no services. In her memory, donations can be made to the Humane Society.

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