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Rosalie M. Tanso

July 10, 1934 — April 30, 2023

Rindge, NH

RINDGE, NH - Rosalie Mary Tanso, 88, of Rindge, NH formerly of Gardner, died Sunday, peacefully surrounded by family, on April 30, 2023,

She was born in Gardner on Tuesday, July 10th, 1934, the daughter of the late  Frank Alisauskas and Marcellina J Alisauskas. Rosalie attended schools in Gardner and went on to the Mansfield Beauty Academy in Boston.

She worked at the Mansfield Beauty Academy, MWCC Cafeteria, Mr. Ernes Couiffur, and Michelle-Lee's until her retirement.  She was a member of the Lithuanian Club in Gardner, she enjoyed crocheting, crafts, casinos (loved her slot machines), dancing, dominos, playing cards, family gatherings, beaches, love stories, old westerns, country music concerts (Indian Ranch), fishing paddle boating and traveling.

She leaves three daughters, Rosemarie (Tanso) Couture and her husband Alan R. of Rindge, NH, Diana (Tanso) Sundblom and her partner David Stubbs of Templeton, Cathy Tanso of Winchendon; one son, Michael J. Tanso III and his wife Linda of Gardner; sister-in-law, Paulette Alisauskas of Westminster; grandchildren, Sheila M. Cyganiewicz and her husband Chris Nuttle of Manor, TX, NH, Daryl Sundblom of Templeton, Erin Lashua of Worcester, Elizabeth Lashua of Lowell, Dustin Pillman of Illinois; step-grandchildren, Jason Boudreau and his wife Stacy North; great-grandchildren, Angel Sundblom, Jaeda Lashua, Isaiah Lashua, Anaya Butler, Xavier Morillo; step grgreat-grandchildrenRobin Garcia, Dakota Garcia, Charlie Garcia, Tyler Boudreau, Tara Boudreau, Nathan Boudreau; dear friend, Barbara Croteau of Baldwinville and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Michael J. Tanso, Jr.; by her partner of many years, James Owen;  by her dear brother Daniel H Alisauskas and her sister Nellie Ann Arsenault and by her dear friend, Steve Owen.

Funeral services and burial in St. John's Cemetery, Gardner will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations in Rosalie's memory be made to Home Healthcare - Hospice and Community Services, 312 Marlboro St., Keene, NH 03431.

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Mack Family Funeral Home, 105 Central St., Gardner is directing arrangements.
Kevin J. Mack, Walter C. Taylor, and Douglas M. Stone, funeral directors.
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