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Isabella M. (Nordquist) Pekanus

June 28, 1913 ~ July 17, 2019 (age 106)


Isabella M. (Nordquist) Pekanus, 106, of Manchester, beloved wife to the late Frank C. Pekanus, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Isabella was born in Norwood, MA on June 28, 1913, daughter to Domeamic and Kouiderka (Moarcele) Nordquist.

Isabella grew up in Massachusetts before moving to Connecticut. She enjoyed playing cards with her family and friends whenever she had the chance. Isabella and her husband had a love for German Shepherds. They had a number of them they took care of over the years. Isabella was a member of the former Lithuanian Club in Manchester and she was also a communicant of St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish-St. Bartholomew Church.

Isabella is survived by her dear friends, Diane Murphy and her husband Dick of Manchester, her niece Stephanie Natkus of Rochester, NY, and her neighbor Peg McCowen as well as many other loving neighbors and friends. In addition to her husband Frank, she was predeceased by her parents and brother Stanley Nordquist.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish- St. Bartholomew Church, 736 E. Middle Tpke., Manchester. Guests are asked to please go directly to the church. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Manchester. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her name may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. To leave an online message of condolence, please visit


Mass of Christian Burial
July 22, 2019

10:30 AM
St. Teresa of Calcutta- St. Bartholomew Church
736 East Middle Tpke
Manchester, CT 06040

Burial following services

St. James Cemetery
360 Broad Street
Manchester, CT 06040


American Heart Association
PO Box 417005, Boston MA 02241

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