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Nancy J. (Gard) O'Soro

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“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...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Colleen Whary - Reading, MA

“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...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Larry Overlan - Canton, MA

“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...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Limor Weiner - New Rochelle, NY

“So sorry for your loss .she was a wonderful woman.Love Mike and Tanya. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Michael and Tanya Shiner - MA

“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...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Mary Beth Barrett Gormley - MA

“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...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Debra Aldenberg Roberts - Ashburn, VA

“Our deepest condolences for everyone. I will always cherish our summers at Newfound...growing up with cousins was the best! Nancy, Bobby, Carol...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: John Overlan - Seattle, WA

“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...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Linda Holt

“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...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Sharman Ebbeson - Medford, NJ

“DearJen & Greg and Family,I am so sorry for your loss..May your mom rest in peace. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Sharke' Der Apkarian - Methuen, MA

“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...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Pete Larsen - Elgin, IL - Friend

“So sorry for your loss ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Jason DeAngelis - Reading, MA

“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...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: JoAnne Vitiello - Peabody, MA

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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