Jeanne Evelyn Larssen
Jeanne Evelyn Larssen, 58, passed away at Community Hospice House in Merrimack after a long battle with cancer. She was born in 1956 in Braintree, MA, the daughter of the late O. Harold Larssen and Florence (Coffin) Larssen, both deceased. Along with her husband Dennis DiPaolo, she is survived by her sister Kristina Larssen, of Honolulu, Hawaii.
Jeanne is a descendent of the Coffin family, which came to the United states on the Mayflower and settled on Nantucket. She grew up in Braintree, MA, and attended Salem (MA) State College. She met Dennis in July 1981, and they both knew immediately that they were meant for each other. They were married 33 years.
In the 1980s, Jeanne worked as a model, contract monitor, secretary, vacuum cleaner sales person, decorator, store manager, insurance sales person, and janitor. In 1989, she and Dennis bought Seasonal Specialty Stores in Nashua from their employer, and took it independent. Jeanne was the president, decorator, and furniture buyer. Later, she and Dennis founded CSO Realty LLC, a commercial real estate investment company. In the early 2000s, she began to reduce her presence at Seasonal, opening the LifePath Energy Healing Center in Wilton, NH. She became a Level III Reiki Master, a Certified Reconnection Practitioner, and a Tong Ren Leader. Her path went from business and finance to the spiritual. She bred and showed Boston Terriers and French Bulldogs. One of her puppies was rated among the top five Boston Terriers in the United States.
Jeanne also volunteered at the Community Hospice House for several years, before becoming caretaker to her father, guiding him through a stroke, cancer, dementia, and death. During and after, she guided her younger brother, David Larssen, through cancer, psychosis, cancer again, and his death.
Jeanne has a very loving family with many cousins, plus beloved friends in many worlds: neighbors, business, dog breeders (especially of Boston Terriers), and the spiritual world.
To all, she is beloved for her outspokenness, sympathy, charity, empathy, honor, honesty … and, OK, stubbornness. How often have we heard someone say, with tongue in cheek “Jeanne, tell us what you really think!”
Her favorite charities were those that empowered women in the undeveloped world: Women for Women, FINCA, Heifer International, The Fistula Foundation. She developed a powerful faith in reincarnation, which kept her strong in her final days. Those days are described at www.
caringbridge.org. Her belief was that she’s been here before. She chose to live this life to learn a lesson – possibly patience.
And she’ll be back.
SERVICES: Visitation was held on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 from 4-8 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Home, One Lock Street, Nashua. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Davis Funeral Home. The service was designed by Jeanne and by Elaine San Soucie, who will be presiding. Family and friends were invited to attend. At Jeanne’s request, there will be no burial service. Those who wish may make a memorial contribution to Women for Women International at Global Support Center, P.O. Box 9224, Central Islip, NY 11722. The DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St., Nashua has been placed in charge of arrangements. An online guest book is available at www.davis
funeralhomenh.com, (603-883-3401) “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER.”