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Kristine Elizabeth Miller, R.N.

Loving mother, daughter, granddaughter, sister and friend, 48
 Kristine Elizabeth (Talty) Miller, R.N., 48, of Ayer, died peacefully on Saturday, December 19th at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill with her loving family by her side following a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved companion of David Bonacci who survives her.
 Born in Manchester, New Hampshire, May 8, 1967, a daughter of Gerald F. and Deborah L (Ruggles) Talty of Jay, VT, she attended Hudson, NH schools and was a graduate of Alvirne High School in the Class of 1985. Eager to further her education and follow her dream, she then went on to graduate from Rivier College School of Nursing in Nashua as a Registered Nurse.
 Before illness forced her retirement, Kristine was employed as a Registered Nurse with Tufts New England Medical Center Floating Hospital for Children in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
 Among her many activities, she enjoyed gardening, skiing and her occasional trips to Las Vegas. She loved her house and was known to be always decorating or doing some kind of home improvements. She was also an avid New England Patriots fan. However, her true passion was her job as a Registered Nurse and she cherished caring for the babies and helping their families.
 In addition to her parents and companion, Kristine is survived by her beloved daughter Kaylee R. Caruso of Ayer, MA and son Michael J. Miller of Milford, NH; a sister Kathleen M. Martino and her husband Rohn of Bedford, NH; a brother Gerald B. Talty, III and his wife Melissa of Hudson, NH; her paternal grandmother Catherine E. Talty of Bedford, NH; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and her beloved dogs Angel and Chloe.
 Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 8 P.M. Tuesday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Wednesday morning at ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST CHURCH, 25 Library St, Hudson, NH at 10 o’clock. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Committal Services will be held privately. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Merrimack Valley Hospice House, c/o Home Health Foundation, 360 Merrimack St, Bldg. 9, Lawrence, MA 01843. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Condolences (17)
  • ck
    My deepest condolences to the Miller family, dear Kristine loving daughter, mother and sister, relatives and friends, who will sorely bewhkLf missed by all who knew her. There is a feeling of emptiness when losing a loved one, as you all continue to mourn her passing, God promises that death will be no more (Revelation 21:4)
  • Dr. Tibor and CAPT. Audrey KOE  - Jerry and Debbie
    Just saw the awful news. We are so sorry for your loss. The death of a loved relative is always difficult to deal with but especially so when it involves your child. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
  • Barb P.
    I have no words to describe how sorry I am for the loss of your loved one. Kristine was a bright light in our world; her kindness and caring will be greatly missed. I feel honored to have known her. I have been thinking of you all since my last visit with Kristine, she was smiling and looking forward to going home to her loving family. Her smile will remain forever in my heart. Blessings during this difficult time.
  • Cheryl Solano
    Katie I am so sorry to hear about your sister...My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
  • Toshie
    I cannot even begin to express how empty this world feels right now.. I am so sorry. She was such a beautiful person inside and out, and I felt privileged to get to know her and her family despite the circumstance. Please know that you are all in my prayer during this difficult time. With deepest sympathy and love.
  • John and Sandy Lincoln  - Gerry, Deb and Family
    We are so sorry for your loss. You guys have been so brave and stalwart during Kristines battle. We're sure she felt and appreciated your love,tenderness and support thru her life and recent struggle. Our thoughts are with you in this most difficult time.
  • Deb Bureau
    So sorry to hear about your sister Katie. You are in my thoughts and prayers. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family.
  • Adrian & Denise Pelchat
    Gerry and Debbie, We are so sorry for your loss. Children are so special to all of us and are not suppose to pass on before their parents. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers....
  • Trudy Thompson
    With a heavy heart, please accept my deep condolence on the death of your love one. What beautiful and phenomenal person. There noting in the world that can replace this loss@ But if you are strong enough to face the world. Then she would smile at you from stay strong..sending my deepest sympathy and love
  • Emely R
    Sending love and strength to Kaylee and her entire family. May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead. XO ER
  • Mike Frick  - In Memory
    May your family find a still place to remember your loved one and celebrate her life during this most holy of times. She is now with the Lord and no longer suffering. May our Lord and Savior bless Kristine and your family. I hope you all find peace.
  • Christine Massone
    My deepest sympathy to the Kristine's family
  • Joanna Schofield
    Hearing about your loss has deeply saddened me, but I know that this is far from what you are going through right now. You are in my thoughts and prayers. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family.
  • Jan Thayer
    Words cannot express how saddened I and all of your co-workers are, Katie. Too young, too pretty, too soon. You're in the thoughts and prayers of many - I hope that you and your family feel the warmth and love surrounding you and that it may bring all of you some level of comfort.
  • Mary & Arnold Cota from Jay VT
    So very sorry for your loss...our deepest sympathy.
  • Ann Mead Ash
    So sad and wishing we could be there to comfort you. Have special memories of Kristine as a bridesmaid in my wedding and from stories of her childhood from Scot. I think my favorite is when she and Katie came to NY after the accident and I looked out to see my two not-so-tall children staring up in wonder at their two beautiful cousins. Living far away, we know that there was much to Kristine that we only could hear about, but learning of her dedication to her work only enhances what we knew of her giving and beautiful spirit. I cannot imagine the pain all of you are feeling. My heart breaks for you. Kristine has been in my prayers for years, and now all of you will continue to be in my prayers as you move forward without her and look forward to the day you will embrace her again.
  • Louanne Johnson
    When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. - Kahlil Gibran Sending Kristine's family my deepest sympathy and love.
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