Plaistow, NH — Marie Katherine (Kamalian) Tarzia Simone, age 91, of Plaistow, New Hampshire, former longtime Haverhill resident, died peacefully Tuesday morning, January 28, 2014, at her home, surrounded by by her loving family.
Born in Boston, December 23, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Moses and Elizabeth (Jacques) Kamalian and was a graduate of Haverhill High School, Class of 1941.
Marie had worked at Western Electric in North Andover until her retirement and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
As an avid reader, she shared her passion for reading with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who were her pride and joy. There was nothing that their “Nonna” would not do for them.
Predeceased by her husband, Ralph Simone, she was also predeceased by her first husband, to whom she had been married for 50 years, Harry Tarzia. In addition to her daughter, Kathleen Quimby and husband, Peter, of Plaistow, NH, she is survived by her son, Harry “Chip” Tarzia and wife, Francine, of Amesbury; her five grandchildren, Erin Twombly and husband, Brett, of NH, Daniel Quimby and wife, Deanna, of Plaistow, NH, Sean Quimby and wife, Heather, of Plaistow, NH, Heather Tarzia of Amesbury and Scott Tarzia and wife, Denise, of Newmarket, NH; her seven great-grandchildren, Isabelle and Katherine Twombly, Aidan, Brooke and Charlotte Quimby and Olivia and Addison Tarzia, all of New Hampshire; along with her sister, Joyce Todd of Delaware. She also leaves many nieces and nephews who adored her, including her very special niece, Alfreda (Porro) and husband, Paul Woodlock, and their family.
She was the matriarch of her family and was truly loved by them all.
ARRANGEMENTS: A period of visitation was held Friday, January 31, 2014, at the Rogers-Scatamacchia Funeral Home, 334 Main Street, Haverhill, followed by a funeral Mass at St. John the Baptist Church, 110 Lincoln Avenue, Haverhill, with burial in Linwood Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.