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Allan and Nadine (Ventura) Muise

July 18, 1944

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Allan R. Muise, 77, and Nadine A. (Ventura) Muise, 73

Allan R. Muise, 77, passed away on December 28, 2021. Nadine A. (Ventura) Muise, 73, passed away on March 30, 2020. The couple, of Methuen, MA, were happily married for over 41 years. They are survived by their daughter, Joyce Mulvaney and her husband Joseph of Dracut, MA, and their two sons, Barry Muise and his partner Beth MacKenzie of Nashua, NH, and Kevin Muise of Methuen, MA.

Born on July 18, 1944, Allan was the son of the late William and Evelyn (Surette) Muise. He was predeceased by brothers, Bernard, Robert, Frederick, and Paul Amirault, and by sisters, Jeanette Cokkinos and Alice Richardson. Allan was an electrical engineer and an enthusiast of all gadgets and gizmos. He loved to tinker with electronics and could fix just about anything. He was also known to invent tools and devices – most memorable was a unit that could repair Christmas light strings so one did not have to hunt for the bad bulb. Allan was also an amateur radio operator, earning the highest class of license: Amateur Extra. Under his call sign, K1NZQ, he spoke with other amateur operators from around the world. Allan was warm, funny, welcoming, and a truly devoted husband and father.

Nadine was born on June 6, 1946 and was the daughter of the late Biagio and Mary (Patti) Ventura. She was predeceased by her sister, Josephine Ventura. Nadine was a legal secretary by profession. Her Italian heritage was a strong influence in her day-to-day life and was reflected in her hospitality and inclination to feed and care for everyone who visited. Nadine loved music and would sing and play her organ or keyboard frequently. On rare occasions, she regaled the family with an accordion while singing and dancing about the house. Nadine loved animals and driving the coast in her convertible. She also enjoyed writing, whether poetry, a travel journal, or letters to old friends. Nadine had an incredibly dry sense of humor reserved for those closest to her. She loved her family more than anything.

Nadine and Allan met on a blind date. They quickly fell in love, married, and welcomed their first child within a week of their one-year wedding anniversary. They next received the unexpected surprise of twins. They worked hard to provide a comfortable home for their children and raised them with love. As a couple, Nadine and Allan enjoyed traveling and took trips to the American Southwest, Alaska, Italy, and visited many national parks. Their favorite trip was their honeymoon to Tahiti and Moorea. Together, they also enjoyed the simple things in life such as watching old movies, having afternoon coffee, and watching the birds at the feeder on their back porch. They loved one another deeply and were completely devoted to their family. As such, it’s appropriate that their lives will be celebrated and remembered together.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, from 4:00PM to 7:00PM at Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley Street, Methuen. A service will be held at 11:00AM on Thursday, January 13, 2022 in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Heart Association.




Services

Visitation
Wednesday
January 12, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cataudella Funeral Home
126 Pleasant Valley Street
Methuen, MA 01844

Service
Thursday
January 13, 2022

11:00 AM
Cataudella Funeral Home
126 Pleasant Valley Street
Methuen, MA 01844

Cemetery

Elmwood Cemetery
130 No. Lowell Street
Methuen, MA 01844

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