Peter James Lafferty

Peter James Lafferty, 31, of Nashua, died peace­fully at home on Friday morning, December 2, 2016. He was born August 26, 1985, in Manchester, the son of Tim and Joan Lafferty of Nash­ua. He was raised and educated in Milford and Nash­ua. He was a 2004 graduate of Nash­ua High School and was a member of the National Honor Society.

Pete lived with Duchenne muscular dys­trophy, and most recently cancer, yet that did not stop him from living an active and full life. He was a member of Cross­way Christian Church in Nashua for many years, and more recently was in­volved in Crossway’s Mil­ford Campus over the past two years. He enjoyed be­ing part of the ministry and he had a genuine love for God and for people.

He was also actively involved in Joni and Friends, a ministry out­reach to individuals and families affected by dis­abilities. He served in a variety of ways through­out the years, and always enjoyed being involved in their annual Family Re­treats, which were often the highlight of his year.

He was a member of the Nashua-Hudson Toast­masters Club and served in a variety of roles in­cluding President in 2014. Pete was honored to re­ceive the club’s Toastmas­ter of the Year award in 2011 and 2016. In addition, he was a big New England sports fan and took pride in the many champion­ships that were won dur­ing his lifetime.

Pete confronted his dis­ease with a level of courage and grace that was truly a testament to his faith, hope and love of Jesus. He in­spired his family, friends, and everyone he met by his inspirational speak­ing, his poetry, his online posts, and most important­ly, through the manner in which he lived his life to bring honor and glory to God. We are grateful to ev­eryone who was part of his life, and we’re thankful for the wonderful care that he received from all the medi­cal professionals, caregivers and vol­unteers over the years.

Besides his par­ents, he is survived by his maternal g r a n d p a r e n t s , Marge and Bud Disbrow of Cheshire, CT; his pa­ternal grandmother, Toni Lafferty of Groveland, MA; aunts and uncles, Linda Disbrow of Hamden, CT; Jim and Judi Lafferty of Groveland, MA; John and Lauri Lafferty of Evan­ston, IL; Tom and Maureen Lafferty of Portland, ME; Liz Lafferty of Manches­ter, and Joanne Lafferty of Portland, ME; and cous­ins, Molly and Dan Lind­berg of South Portland, ME, and Noah and Sophie Lafferty of Evanston, IL. He was predeceased by his beloved brother, Joe Lafferty, his grandfather, James Lafferty, and an un­cle, Paul Disbrow.

Calling hours will be held at the FARWELL FU­NERAL HOME, 18 Lock Street, Nashua on Friday, December 9, 2016 from 3-5pm and 7-9pm. A Cele­bration of Life service will be held on Saturday, De­cember 10, 2016 at Nashua High School South, 36 Riv­erside Street, Nashua, NH at 4:30 pm with a recep­tion afterwards. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Pete’s memo­ry to Crossway Christian Church, 503 Main Dun­stable Road, Nashua, NH 03062 or Joni and Friends New England, 307 High­lander Way, Manchester, NH 03103. Arrangements are in the care of the FAR­WELL FUNERAL SER­VICE, Nashua, NH.(603) 882-0591. www.farwell funeralservice.com.