Nancy J. (Gard) O'Soro

  • Born: March 17, 1948
  • Died: May 23, 2018
  • Location: Reading, Massachusetts

Doherty Barile Family Funeral Home

11 Linden Street
Reading, MA 01867

Tel. 781.944.1589

Tribute & Message From The Family

Nancy Joyce (Gard) O'Soro, age 70, beloved wife of 48 years to Charles "Bud" O'Soro, passed away on Wednesday, May 23rd at Winchester Hospital, after a brief illness, surrounded by her family. Born in Medford, she is the loving daughter of the late Arthur and Virginia (Overlan) Gard.

Nancy was a lifelong resident of Reading and a graduate of Reading High School. She attended and graduated from Fisher Junior College. Nancy was a teacher's aide for children with special needs at the J.W. Killam Elementary School in Reading for many years. She loved spending summers on Newfound Lake. Nancy's greatest joy came from being with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many. Nancy will truly be missed.

Nancy is the devoted Mother of Lisa Lawton and her husband Steve, Mike O'Soro and his wife Jessica and Jennifer Afarian and her husband Greg. Cherished grandmother of Ainsley Lawton, and Cameron and Austin Afarian. Loving Sister of Carol Shiner and her husband Jim, the late Robert Gard and his wife Helen, and lifelong friend of Nancy Scott.

Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with her family at the Doherty-Barile Funeral Home, 11 Linden St. READING, on Monday, May 28th from 4-8pm.

A Funeral Mass Celebrating Nancy's Eternal Life will be held at St. Athanasius Church, 300 Haverhill St., Reading on Tuesday, May 29th at 10:30am. Interment will be in Wood End Cemetery, Reading.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations in Nancy's Memory to the International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation at

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Bud and Family: I just learned of your loss and I am so very sorry. To me Nancy was always sweet, kind, loving and such a gentle soul. She was the perfect sister-in-law! You are all in my thoughts.

Posted by Colleen Whary - Reading, MA   May 30, 2018

Nancy, my cousin, daughter of my father's sister, were great friends for 2-3 summers in the early 1960's. Most of the time was at The Lake as well as Reading. They were treasured timed for both of us. I am sure she provided similar shining memories to many others. Thank you Nancy!

Posted by Larry Overlan - Canton, MA - Family   May 29, 2018

Dear Lisa and Family-
I am so sorry about the passing of your beloved mother. Please accept my sincerest condolences to your entire family. My prayers are with you.
Limor Weiner

Posted by Limor Weiner - New Rochelle, NY - Friend   May 29, 2018

So sorry for your loss .she was a wonderful woman.Love Mike and Tanya.

Posted by Michael and Tanya Shiner - Tewksbury, MA   May 28, 2018

Dear Buddy and the entire O'Soro Family,

I am so sorry to learn of Nancy's passing. As a young teenager, I remember you two dating in high school and seeing you both drive off in your Corvette. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Beth Barrett Gormley

Posted by Mary Beth Barrett Gormley - Lowell, MA - Neighbor   May 26, 2018

My mom and I are so sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Sending our love.

Love, Debbie Aldenberg-Roberts and Ruth Aldenber

Posted by Debra Aldenberg Roberts - Ashburn, VA - Friend   May 26, 2018

Our deepest condolences for everyone. I will always cherish our summers at Newfound...growing up with cousins was the best! Nancy, Bobby, Carol Jeanne, Kathy, David, Debbie and me...we were very lucky. We are there in to all!

Posted by John Overlan - Seattle, WA - Family   May 26, 2018

My prayers go out to the O'Soro family. I never met Nancy but know Jenn and Greg. Never easy loosing a mom. You leave a beautiful family behind you Nancy. Rest In Peace.

Posted by Linda Holt    May 26, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of this news of Nancy. We were classmates in high school and I remember good times marching at halftime of football games and our baton practices after school in the fall. Nancy had a sense of humor of which I enjoyed! I remember husband Buddywho was two years older in my sister's class. I am so very sorry.

Posted by Sharman Ebbeson - Medford, NJ - Classmate   May 25, 2018

DearJen & Greg and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss..May your mom rest in peace.

Posted by Sharke' Der Apkarian - Methuen, MA - Family Friend   May 25, 2018

Dear Bud and family,

Adele and I are saddened by the passing of your beloved wife. 50 years of marriage is an inspiration to us all. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Pete and Adele Larsen

Posted by Pete Larsen - Elgin, IL - Friend   May 25, 2018

So sorry for your loss

Posted by Jason DeAngelis - Reading, MA - Friend   May 25, 2018

Dear Bud and Family,
We were so saddened by the news of Nancy's passing. She fought a valiant fight and was loved and admired by everyone. I pray that she rests in peace. Love, thoughts and prayers to all of you.

Posted by JoAnne Vitiello - Peabody, MA - Family   May 24, 2018