Barbara A. Martineau

The lovely Barbara A. Anaskevich Martineau, 71, longtime resident of Merrimack, NH peacefully went to Heaven on Sunday May 24, 2015.

She was born in Cambridge, MA on Oct. 5, 1943, a daughter of the late William and Mary (Boyle) Dykens.

Barbara passed away very peacefully in her beautiful warm and loving home, with soft jazz playing, candles burning and birds chirping out her window.

She was greeted in Heaven by her husband Joseph M. Anaskevich Sr., her son Joseph M. Anaskevich Jr. and her dog and best friend Shelby.

Barbara’s last year was filled with the finest things life had to offer her: a beautiful new home, lovely neighbors, deer and birds in the yard.

She humbly loved living with family because she had constant companionship.

Those who knew Barbara knew how funny, kind and loving she was. She enjoyed visits from her adoring friends and family.

We would love to thank everyone for visiting Momma. You all saw her light up, and it meant the world to us.

Barbara is survived by her 3 beautiful daughters: Mary Ledoux, Brenda Cotreau and Cheryl LaChance; seven grandchildren, Karen Raymond, Jason Gabriel, Paulette and Danielle LaChance, Sean Park II, and Joseph M. Anaskevich III and Daniel Anaskevich; two brothers, Jack and Tommy Dykens; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial calling hours will be held in the Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack from 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 29. A funeral service will be held in the chapel at 7 p.m. Friday, May 29.

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