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Jan 15, 2016 6:48 PM

Former Nashua Chief remembered at funeral by officers and family

Former Nashua Police Chief Don Gross was finally laid to rest Friday morning after dying in a tragic accident at his home last week.

“He was bigger than life, very gregarious personality,” said Chief of Police Andrew Lavoie.

The outpouring of love and support was obvious. Friday morning's mass was packed with family, friends and members of the Nashua Police force both young and old.

“You're always a part of the Nashua Police department family. You know even though a great many officers didn’t even know him and he's been gone almost 12 years, they're here just out of that respect. That’s the legacy he left us,” said Chief Lavoie.

Gross was a staple in the community and a life now remembered.

“I mean he just had his finger on everything. He was very active in the community beyond the scope of the police department. He formed the police athletic league and just this past December he was Santa at NH Motor Speedway,” said Ed Lecius, Community Policing Coordinator.

“Community, community, community and family and that's just how he was,” said Chief Lavoie.

The Gross family asks those who wish to remember don to make a donation to the Nashua Police Athletic League, an organization that don helped establish in the Gate City. Here is a link on how and where to donate.

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