Leona M. (LaMarche) Buchikos, 65, Served Local Nursing Homes

Leona M. (LaMarche) Buchikos, 65, of Ossipee, N.H., and formerly of Haverhill and Lowell, passed away Jan. 11, at Portsmouth Regional Hospital with her family by her side.

Born in Lowell, she was the daughter of the late Sylvio J. and Anna J. (Sawtelle) Lamarche. Raised and educated in the Lowell public school system, she was a graduate of Lowell High School, class of 1970. Buchikos was employed as a certified nursing assistant for various local nursing homes for many years. After moving from Lowell to Haverhill, she finally settled in Ossipee, N.H., in the mountains which she loved so much. She was fond of dancing, especially to her favorite music, country music. Buchikos liked to play Bingo at various halls in the community. She loved dogs, but had a special place in her heart for her dog Patches.

Buchikos is survived by her children, Leona M. Grandmaison and her husband Darryl J. of Haverhill; Charles “Chuckie” Lamarche and his wife Cathy of Ossipee, N.H.; William A. Buchikos Jr. of Ossipee, N.H.; siblings, Carol Carrion, Rose and Antonio Luna, Theresa Lamarche, Doris Lamarche, Anna and Ronald Duke, Margaret Lamarche all of Lowell, Hazel Lamarche of Dracut; Deborah and Somkith Inthachack of Nashua, N.H., Sylvio Phillips, Robert and Irene Lamarche, Randall Lamarche, Joseph Lamarche, Paul and Michelle Lamarche all of Lowell; grandchildren, Justin, Samantha, William and Brianna Buchikos, Tiffany, Mike and Eric Grandmaison, Charlie, Katie and Robert Lamarche; several great grandchildren; sister-in-law Carole Lamarche of Lowell; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Andrew D. Buchikos and a brother Francis.

Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours Tuesday, Jan. 16 from 4 to 7 p.m., at Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., Haverhill. A funeral service follows in the funeral home at 7.