Alexander A. Puksta, age 59, died on Monday May 4, 2020 in his hometown of Claremont, NH.
He was born in Claremont, NH, on January 11, 1961, son of Charles P. Puksta and Lorraine D. Puksta (Leocha) who shared strong Polish decent. He married his wife Christine (Trudel) Puksta on May 9, 1992, in Woonsocket RI. He attended Stevens High School and graduated in 1979. He was heavily involved in theatre productions throughout his tenure in high school and playing the trumpet for the Stevens High School marching band which he loved being part of. He also participated in All State Chorus. He pursued a greater education and received an associate degree in Industrial Electricity from Manchester Community College. He then received a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Management from University of San Francisco. His career included working for multiple software companies. Additional jobs have included running his own business, Puksta Locksmithing, and most recently working as the manager of the Earle Bourden Center here in Claremont. In addition to this work, Alex was involved in the community through his continuous support of Stevens High School sports teams as their best cheerleader and game announcer. He was also heavily involved with St. Joseph’s Parish by singing in the choir and volunteering for its annual lawn party. He was known for his big hugs, and enthusiasm for life.
Alexander is also survived by his four children, son William Puksta and wife Kelley from Manchester, NH, son Michael Puksta from Claremont, NH, daughter Audrey Puksta from Claremont, NH, son Dominic Puksta from Claremont, NH. Siblings include sisters Mary Todd and Julianna Maglathlin of Wallingford, PA, brothers Charles Puksta Jr. and wife Nancy from San Diego, California, Steve Puksta and wife Terri from Nashua, NH, Fred Puksta and wife Leeann from Keene, NH, and David Puksta and wife Helena of Nashua, NH. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins,
Due to the pandemic, funeral services will be private and open to the Puksta family only. A celebration of life is scheduled later in the year and will be hosted by the entire Puksta family.
The Stringer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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