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Cynthia M. Christensen Raczka

Class of 1971

HOOKSETT ; Cynthia M. (Christensen) Raczka, 55, of Hooksett, died Dec. 4, 2008, after a sudden illness.

She was born in Minneapolis, Minn., on Aug. 10, 1953, the daughter of James W. and Margaret (Scully) Christensen. She attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Dover, N.H., and earned a B.S. from the University of New Hampshire. She received her M.Ed. from the University of North Carolina.

She had been employed for the past 34 years at Trinity High School in Manchester and had most recently served as guidance director. Before that, she had taught in the school's science department for many years.

Cindy was a loving wife and mother who remained strongly devoted to her Catholic faith. She loved animals and will be remembered for her generous and giving nature. As those who knew her know, she had a passion for education and loved her interaction with students.

Members of her family include her husband of 22 years, Ronald E. Raczka of Hooksett; two daughters, Meredith Ann Raczka and Michelle Marie Raczka, both of Hooksett; her mother, Margaret Christensen of Durham; one sister, Ann Christensen of Scottsdale, Ariz.; one brother, Jeffrey Christensen of Durham; nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Guardian Angel Fund, care of Trinity High School, 581 Bridge St., Manchester, NH 03104.