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Clifford L. Eager

June 24, 1925 - May 25, 2020

Clifford L. Eager, 94, of Manchester, passed away at the Villa Crest Nursing Home on May 25, 2020. Clifford was born in Andover on June 24, 1925. He lived an extraordinary life. Despite growing up in multiple foster homes, he overcame the odds and became a successful real estate investor after working as a salesman at National Cash Register for 16 years. He raised a family of three children...
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Denise Santos

August 11, 1932 - May 24, 2020

On May 24, a warm Sunday afternoon, Denise passed into the arms of our Lord to join Him and her beloved husband, Mac, (Americo) Santos whom she was married to for 62 years. Denise was born on August 11, 1932 in Grasmere, NH to the late Conrad and Blanche Laverdure. She spent most of her life in Goffstown, NH. Denise led a simple life. She loved birds, animals and all of nature. Her life...
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Loretta J. Morin

July 16, 1922 - May 22, 2020

Loretta J. Morin, 97, passed away on May 22, 2020 at Villa Crest Nursing Home in Manchester. Born in Trois Rivieres, Canada on July 16, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Georges and Emeranda Jean. She shared 60 years of marriage with her late husband, Eugene Morin, with whom she raised two daughters, Denise and Camille. Loretta attended Central High School in Manchester. In her younger...
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Leo Arthur Cote

August 18, 1935 - May 22, 2020

Leo Arthur Cote, 84, passed away at Catholic Medical Center on May 22, 2020. Born in Asbestos, Quebec, Canada on August 18, 1935, Leo was a son of the late Raoul and Marie Anna Cote. He shared nearly 62 years of marriage with his wife, Rita (Carette) Cote, with whom he had two children, Mark and Nicole. Leo spent his childhood in Canada, moving to Manchester when he was eight years old. He was...
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Richard Edward Beaulac, Sr.

June 6, 1944 - May 22, 2020

Richard Edward Beaulac Sr., 75, a lifelong resident of Pinardville, NH, passed away on May 22, 2020 at the Ridgewood Center in Bedford. Born in Manchester on June 6, 1944, Richard was a son of the late Laurent and Marie Morin Beaulac. He shared 37 years of marriage with his late wife, Alice (Curry) Beaulac, with whom he had three children: Richard, Kimberly and Kelly. Richard worked over 30...
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Frederick J. Greenwood

September 27, 1941 - May 20, 2020

Frederick J. Greenwood, 78, passed away on May 20, 2020 at Hillsborough County Nursing Home in Goffstown after a courageous battle with cancer and, sadly contracted Covid-19. Born in Medford Massachusetts on September 27, 1941, he was the son of Charles & Lorraine (Vigneault) Greenwood (both deceased). Fred is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sandra Mae (Stoklosa) Greenwood; brothers'...
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William J. Young

December 8, 1927 - May 19, 2020

William J. "Bill" Young, 92, of Manchester, New Hampshire passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 with his loving family by his side. He is survived by his devoted wife of seventy years, Clare (McKew) Young. Bill was born on December 8, 1927 in Lawrence MA. He was the son of the late William J. and Josephine (Herlihy)Young. Bill was a World War II Navy Veteran who...
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Dorothy Margaret (Cooper) Morin

June 22, 1927 - May 19, 2020

Dorothy Margaret (Cooper) Morin died May 19, 2020 in the wonderful care of the Hillsborough County Nursing Home. She was born on June 22, 1927, in Manchester, NH the daughter of the late, Forrest D. and Marguerite (Morin) Cooper. Dorothy was employed by the New England Telephone Company as an operator until her marriage. After her five sons were grown, she was employed by Hudsons Apparel on Elm...
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Lucille Ida (St. Onge) Young

September 17, 1934 - May 19, 2020

Lucille Ida Young, 85, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on May 19, 2020. She was born in Manchester on September 17, 1934, a daughter of the late Elzear and Maria (Blanchette) St. Onge. Lucille shared 25 years of marriage with her late husband, Earl Young. Lucille was raised in Pinardville, the oldest of many children. She was a 1953 graduate of Ste. Marie High School....
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Douglas J. Poire

July 10, 1944 - May 15, 2020

On Friday, May 15, 2020, our loving uncle Douglas J. Poire of Manchester, passed away at the age of 75, at Elliot Hospital. Douglas had a heart of gold, and an infectious smile that would light up the room. Everyone whose life was intertwined with Douglas, regardless of how briefly, felt blessed with being a part of his life. Douglas was truly a pure and beautiful soul who was loved, and will...
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Anthony David Sullivan

October 13, 1942 - May 12, 2020

Anthony David Sullivan, 77, of Manchester NH, passed away on May 12, 2020 at the Ridgewood Center in Bedford NH. He was born on October 13, 1942 in Birmingham England the son of John L. Sullivan and Margaret Masters. Anthony attended the Bishop Bradley High School, and would go on to proudly serve in the United States Marine Corps. For 6 years. After his service, he would enjoy 39 years of...
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Donald Raymond Gagne

August 11, 1936 - May 12, 2020

Donald Raymond Gagne, 83, passed away peacefully on May 12, 2020. He was born in Manchester on August 11, 1936, he was a son of the late Albert and Blanche (Dionne) Gagne. He shared 52 years of marriage with his wife, Lynn (Gage) Gagne who passed away in 2013. Donald was a lifelong Manchester resident and a graduate of Central High School. He proudly served four years in the United States Navy...
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Sandra M. Charpentier

June 7, 1955 - May 7, 2020

Sandra M. Charpentier, 64, of Westfield, MA died on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at the Governor's Center, in Westfield, MA. Known by friends and family as "Marie", she was born on June 7, 1955, in Manchester, NH, the daughter of the late Roger and Venance (Mahair) Charpentier. She was raised in Manchester and attended local schools. She later became popular for her event organization for adult dances....
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Richard E. Williams, Sr.

May 7, 1944 - May 6, 2020

Richard E. Williams, Sr., 75, of Hooksett, NH died on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 surrounded by family. Mr. Williams was born on May 7, 1944, in Manchester, NH, the son of the late Harold and Ida (Towne) Williams. He was a successful business owner who owned and operated a car dealership. Mr. Williams loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was an avid baseball and...
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Vivian Torres

April 25, 1999 - May 5, 2020

Vivian 'Sparkles' Olympia Torres, age 21, of Manchester, NH died May 5, 2020 at Boston Children's Hospital in Boston, MA. She passed following a long illness and battle with cardiac failure stemming from her last heart transplant when she was just 2 years of age. Vivian was born at the Elliot Hospital in Manchester, NH on April 25, 1999, daughter of Eddie Torres and Jenisa Torres. Vivian was...
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Linda M. Fruci

May 29, 1951 - May 3, 2020

Linda M. Fruci, 68, of Manchester, NH passed peacefully on May 3, 2020 with her children by her side. She loved to read, write poetry and spend time with family at the beach. She was a member of The Jehovah's Witness for over 40 years. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and friend to everyone. A vibrant caring woman with the best laugh that would brighten up your day. Mrs. Fruci was born on...
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Jovan Elias

April 21, 1986 - May 3, 2020

Jovan Elias, 34, of Winchester, New Hampshire, died unexpectedly on May 3, 2020 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. He was the devoted fiancé of Nicole Ottman. He was born on April 21, 1986 in St. Croix. Jovan was the son of Vincent Elias and the late Damaris Rivera. He was a talented musician. His music was everything to him. He will be remembered for being a great...
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David Steven Bernard

August 10, 1983 - May 3, 2020

David Steven Bernard, 36, passed away at his home on May 3, 2020. Born in Nashua, NH on August 10, 1983, he was the son of Steven and Diane (Landry) Bernard. David was raised in Litchfield, NH and was a 2002 graduate of Alvirne High School. He served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged after being stationed in both Korea and Iraq. Upon return to civilian life, David studied...
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Roberta L. Carignan

July 10, 1960 - May 2, 2020


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Rita L. Proulx

July 18, 1920 - May 1, 2020


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Carol Charest

February 16, 1930 - May 1, 2020

Carol Charest (90) of Manchester NH, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2020. Born on February 16, 1930 to Wilfrid & Mary (Carroll) Paris, Carol would spend her life in Manchester where she raised her large and loving family. Carol graduated from Central High School in Manchester and would later enjoy over 30 years of employment as a secretary at New Hampshire College where she made many...
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Marjorie C. Harlow

December 13, 1929 - April 30, 2020

Marjorie C Harlow of Ludlow, recently of Mount Holly, died peacefully April 30, 2020 at Rutland regional Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. She was born Marjorie Cowley on December 13, 1929 in Pittsfield MA, the daughter of Peter Cowley and Elsie Sharrock. She attended Pittsfield schools graduating in 1947. She was the organist for Morningside Baptist Church in Pittsfield which...
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Claire D. Provencher

October 16, 1934 - April 30, 2020

Claire D. Provencher, 85, of Manchester, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at Catholic Medical Center. Born in Nashua, she was the daughter of the late David and Alice Ouellette. Raised and educated in Rochester, she received her Nursing degree and worked at Notre Dame Hospital as well as other Nursing homes through the years. A dedicated wife and mother, who loved spending time...
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Roland S. Garon, Sr.

August 13, 1933 - April 30, 2020

Roland S. Garon Sr. 86 passed away April 30, 2020 at the Elliot Hospital with loving family by his side. Born in Manchester NH on August 13,1933 to the late Rose Anna (Caron) and Wilfred Garon. He was raised and Educated in Manchester. He served in the Army National Guard as Ammunition Handler, Acting Machine Gun Sgt, from which he served in 1952-1955. He met and married the love of his life...
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Ifigenia Giotas

June 13, 1934 - April 30, 2020

Ifigenia (Felis) Giotas, 85, of Manchester, passed away peacefully at Catholic Medical Center on April 30, 2020. She was born in Fourka, Greece on June 13, 1934, the daughter of the late Demetrios and Despina (Papaioannou) Felis. Ifigenia and her family migrated to the United States in 1968. She worked at J.F. McElwain for many years as well as Security Heel. She finished her employment...
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Richard J. Coffin

August 12, 1929 - April 29, 2020

Richard J. Coffin (Dick), 90, of Derry (formerly of Everett MA) died Wednesday, April 29, 2020 following a period of declining health. Dick was born in Somerville, MA August 12, 1929 to Alfred and Dorothy Coffin. He had three children during his first marriage. He married Betty (Bigwood) Pippy in 1968 and they lived in Everett, MA where they raised three daughters. Following Betty's death in...
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Patrick James Peryer, Jr.

September 13, 1989 - April 29, 2020

Patrick James Peryer Jr., 30, passed away suddenly on April 29, 2020 at his home. Born in Exeter, NH on September 13, 1989, he was the son of Patrick James Peryer Sr. and Deolinda Irene (Groulx) Peryer. Patrick attended Manchester High School West. He proudly served 11 years in the New Hampshire Army National Guard. Most recently, Patrick worked as a laborer for Kalwall. Patrick was skilled in...
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Jason M. Stys

November 26, 1971 - April 28, 2020

Jason M. Stys, 48, died peacefully, Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at his home in Manchester, New Hampshire. Born November 26, 1971 in Methuen, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Teddy J. Stys and Marie (Lizak) Hodgdon. Jason was also predeceased by his stepfather, Salvatore J. Alaimo. He attended St. Mary's School, Lawrence and was a graduate of Essex Agricultural and Technical High School,...
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Roland P. Allard

February 24, 1928 - April 26, 2020

Roland P. Allard, aged 92, of Manchester NH, passed away on April 26, 2020. Born on February 24, 1928 to Cyrille & Eva (Dionne) Allard, Roland was the 10th child in a remarkable family of eighteen children. Roland is survived by his wife Lucille (Blouin), his sons Ken and Dennis and his daughters Denise (Shannon) and Diane (Decker). He was predeceased by his youngest son, Steven, who died in...
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Beatrice "Bea" Townsend

October 4, 1932 - April 25, 2020

Beatrice (Bea) Townsend, 87, formerly of Seabrook, NH passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Birch Hill Terrrace, Manchester, NH. Bea was born and raised in Lawrence, MA. She was the daughter of the late Bedros and Lucy Babigian. Bea has the distinct honor of being the first baby baptized in the former Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic Church in Lawrence where she later became an active...
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Denise Lamy

January 28, 1956 - April 23, 2020

Denise (Vaillancourt) Lamy, 64, of Goffstown passed away on April 23, 2020 at her home. Born in Manchester, she is the daughter of the late Paul and Jeannine (Bruneau) Vaillancourt. For many years, Denise worked in the grocery business. In recent years, Denise battled melanoma cancer, leukemia, and pneumonia. She conquered these battles with determination and grace. She is the strongest woman...
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Dorothy Sue Keith

December 29, 1946 - April 20, 2020

Dorothy "Dottie" Sue (Hughes) Keith, 73, of Hooksett, went home to be with the Lord, April 20, 2020. She was born in Portsmouth, VA on December 29, 1946, the daughter of Thomas and Sue Hughes, Sr. Dottie worked for many years at Sanders Associates in Nashua as an administrative assistant. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She especially loved being Nana to...
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James J. LeVangie

March 28, 1941 - April 20, 2020

James Joseph LeVangie, Jr., 79, was called home to God, surrounded by his family, in Manchester, NH on April 20, 2020 after a long illness. He was born at Carney Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Jim was a 20-year career military policeman and a Vietnam Veteran, serving in both the Air Force and Army. He especially enjoyed his assignments as an accident investigator, "Mr. Safety", and as the...
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Laurette A. Riley

July 8, 1925 - April 19, 2020

Laurette A. Riley (94) passed away April 19, 2020. Born on July 8, 1925 to Henri & Rose Rodier in Hudson NH. Laurette was a lifelong resident of New Hampshire. Laurette will be remembered as a caring, loving and loyal mother and mémère who loved her family immensely. She also loved rocking in her chair both indoors and outside on the porch, especially when she had one of her grandchildren or...
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Alexander Joseph Hewitt

March 11, 1949 - April 18, 2020

Alexander (Alex) Joseph Hewitt, 71, of Manchester, NH, passed away at his home on April 18, 2020. Born in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, he was son of the late Arthur and Alice (Purcell) Hewitt. He shared forty-nine years of marriage with his wife, Patricia (Streeter) Hewitt, with whom he had two children, Stephanie and Statia. Alex was raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He moved to the United...
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Jean G. Chauvette

April 1, 1941 - April 18, 2020

Jean G. Chauvette, 79, of Northfield formerly of Manchester, passed away at Catholic Medical Center on April 18, 2020. He was born in Manchester on April 1, 1941, the son of Edgar and Anita (Boisvert) Chauvette. He had worked for General Electric in Hooksett for many years until his retirement. Jean loved fishing and spending time outdoors. He was also an avid train collector. Family...
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June Ann O'Mahony

June 3, 1940 - April 17, 2020


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Amin William Haddad

October 25, 1943 - April 16, 2020

Amin William Haddad, 76, of Manchester, passed away in comfort and surrounded by family on April 16, 2020. He fought courageously against COPD and congestive heart failure. Amin was born in Faiyum, Egypt on October 25, 1943, the son of William and Nikki Haddad, and later moved to Heliopolis, a suburb of Cairo, Egypt. He spent several years touring the globe as a flight attendant for Egypt...
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Barry K. Columb

July 14, 1959 - April 16, 2020

Barry Keith Columb, 60, of Manchester NH, passed away on April 16, 2020 after a short battle with cancer. Born on July 14, 1959 to Daniel & Marlene (Lapointe) Columb, Barry would go on to live out the rest of his life in Manchester NH. Barry will be remembered as a free spirited, loyal and fun-loving father of three daughters that he loved with all of his heart. He loved his Harley...
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William P. Hughen

April 5, 1938 - April 16, 2020

William P. Hughen, 82, of Manchester, NH passed away peacefully April 16, 2020 at the Elliot Hospital. He was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas on April 5, 1938, son of Wilma Overton and Charles Hughen. Bill was one of five siblings, including three sisters and a brother. Bill joined the Air Force shortly after graduating from high school and served his country as an Airmen First Class until...
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Ronald R. Gosselin

July 12, 1952 - April 15, 2020

Ronald R. Gosselin, 67, of Manchester, NH died on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at the Elliot Hospital in Manchester, NH. Mr. Gosselin was born on July 12, 1952, in Manchester, NH, the son of the late Arthur and Antoinette (Tremblay) Gosselin. Mr. Gosselin was a lifelong resident of Manchester. He was employed as a general contractor and was the owner and operator of Spruce Point Builders for 35...
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Duane P. Duval

January 25, 1960 - April 13, 2020

Duane P. Duval 60 of Spring Hill, FL, formerly of Manchester, passed away in Manchester on April 13, 2020. He was born in Quincy, MA on January 25, 1960, the son of Bernard Pierre Duval and Mabel (Roberts) Aldridge. He worked and traveled extensively throughout the US as a Lineman and worked for several years as a fire alarm technician for BK Systems. He enjoyed playing golf and darts. He was...
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Robert R. Morrissette

August 16, 1940 - April 13, 2020

Robert Morrissette, 79, of Bedford NH passed away peacefully on April 13th, 2020. He was born in Manchester NH on August 16th, 1940 to the late Roland and Alphonsie (Desauliner) Morrissette. Robert was a long-time parishioner of Saint Augustin Church in Manchester. He had a lifelong love of music and enjoyed his stuffed animal collection. In addition to his parents, Robert was predeceased by his...
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Ernest "Sonny" Scholes

November 27, 1934 - April 12, 2020

Ernest J. "Sonny" Scholes, 85, of Manchester, passed away at his resident on Easter Sunday April 12, 2020. He was born in Manchester on November 27, 1934, the son of Frank and Yvonne (Thibeault) Scholes. He served in the Army National Guard in the artillery division. Sonny was a truck driver for most of his career, working for HP Welch Trucking, Graf Brothers Trucking and retiring from Yellow...
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Clarence G. "Danny" Daniels

March 2, 1925 - April 11, 2020

Clarence G. "Danny" Daniels, 95, former resident of Milford, Manchester and Hillsborough, died April 11, 2020 at Pine Rock Manor in Warner, NH. He was born in Marlborough, MA on March 2, 1925, a son of Clarence J. and Eva (Morin) Daniels. Danny joined the U.S. Navy on his 18th birthday and proudly served his country during World War II aboard the USS Hall, in the Atlantic, where it was as...
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Kenneth Phillips

July 9, 1973 - April 11, 2020

Kenneth Phillips, 46, of Manchester, New Hampshire passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 11, 2020. He is survived by his wife and soulmate, Stacy (Gibeault) Phillips with whom he shared nineteen years of marriage. He was born on July 9, 1973 and was the son of the late Paul R. and Irene M. (Pilchowski) Phillips. He was a graduate of Dover High School. He currently resided in...
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Dexter R. Fowles, Jr.

September 14, 1921 - April 10, 2020

Dexter R. Fowles, Jr., 98, of Kittery, Maine, passed away peacefully on April 10, 2020 at Courville in Manchester, NH following a recent illness. He was the husband of the late Carolyn Fowles. She was the love of his life and they shared sixty-five years of marriage. He was also predeceased by his son, Brian and his daughter-in-law, Anne. Born in Gardiner, Maine on September 14, 1921, he...
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Diane Tate

December 9, 1937 - April 9, 2020

Diane Ellen Tate (née Lewis), 82, of Amherst, NH passed away on April 9, 2020 at the Arbors of Bedford. Born in Waterbury, CT, she was the daughter of the late Holden and Marian (née Palmer) Lewis. In 1960, Diane earned her Bachelor's in Elementary Education from the Millersville State University in PA where she met her future husband, Joseph H. Tate. Diane moved with her family to...
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Richard H. Simard

August 21, 1935 - April 8, 2020

Richard H. Simard, 84, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at Bedford Hills Center in Bedford, NH. Born August 21, 1935 in Nashua, NH, he was a son of the late Joseph and Alexina (Gagnon) Simard. He shared 17 years of marriage with his wife, Carol (Allison) (Tyler) Simard, who passed away in 2000. Richard was the youngest of 13 children. He was raised in Nashua and attended local schools....
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Mary Durette

November 11, 1932 - April 6, 2020

Mary A. Desrochers Durette, 87, died April 6, 2020 at Consulate Healthcare in West Palm Beach, FL. Mary was born on November 11, 1932 in Goffstown, NH, the daughter of the late Thomas L. Desrochers and Vivian J. Chappell. Raised and educated in Manchester, she attended Manchester schools. Mary was the wife of the late Roger J. Durette, with whom she shared 61 years of marriage. They were...
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Michele Irene Fontaine

December 14, 1965 - April 5, 2020

Michele Irene (Pinsonneault) Fontaine, age 54, left this earth for heaven on April 5, 2020, following an 8-year battle with cancer that everyone who knew her fully expected she would win. Though tiny in stature, she was physically and mentally THAT strong, never letting cancer define her. Michele was the stronger of the two. She was the model of silent strength, grace, dignity, and perseverance...
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Carol A. Riley

December 28, 1938 - April 5, 2020

Carol Ann Riley, 81, of Bedford NH, passed away peacefully in her home on April 5th, 2020 surrounded by loved ones after a courageous battle with cancer. Carol enjoyed spending time with friends and family and visiting her favorite bartender Tara at Ollie's. She leaves behind her two daughters; Linda Riley of Bedford; Jennie Folsom and her husband Matthew Folsom of Manchester; son Daniel Riley...
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Celeste Y. Matras

July 13, 1954 - April 5, 2020

Original night owl Celeste Yvonne (Desfosses) (Berube) Matras, July 13, 1954 - April 5, 2020, of Goffstown, NH has passed away after a brief battle with cancer. Leaving behind her four children, four grandchildren, two of three brothers and a robust group of friends. Growing up in Pinardville she attended catholic school, Goffstown High and on to receive a culinary arts degree after dabbling...
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Arlene Driscoll

March 24, 1943 - April 5, 2020

Arlene Driscoll, 77, died April 5, 2020. She was born on March 24, 1943 in Portland, Oregon to her late parents, Sydney Kalina and Sally Schwartz Kalina. She grew up in Long Island City, Queens, New York and graduated from Long Island City High School. Throughout her life, she had a remarkable positive and grateful attitude, inspiring her family, friends and the medical professionals who...
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Denise M. Paquette

April 14, 1926 - April 4, 2020

Full obituary published in 4/13 Manchester Union Leader: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/unionleader/obituary.aspx?n=denise-m-paquette&pid=195941742
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Lorraine M. Rousseau

September 18, 1933 - April 3, 2020

Lorraine Rousseau was 86 years young when she passed away (or as mom would put it "going home") on April 3, 2020. Lorraine was a lifelong resident of Manchester. A wife and partner to Donald Rousseau together they operated Dickey Boy Canteen for 45 years in the greater Manchester area. Blessed with 5 girls and 9 boys (it was all hands on deck) Steve, Cookie, Richard, Donnie, Willie, Albie,...
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Winston A. Shaw

June 18, 1947 - April 2, 2020

Winston A. Shaw, 72, of Manchester, passed away on April 2, 2020 at Catholic Medical Center. He was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica on June 18, 1947, the son of Seymour and Gladys Shaw. Winston had worked as an architectural draftsman for the Weston Group and the Turner Group. After his retirement, he worked for Ste. Marie Church daycare as a bus driver and at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and...
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Lisa M. Blue

September 18, 1967 - April 1, 2020

Lisa Marie Blue, 52, of Manchester New Hampshire, daughter of the late Arthur & Jacqueline Scott, passed away on April 1st, 2020 in her home. Services in celebration of Lisa's life will take place later this summer. She is survived by her daughter Katelyn Blue, her sister Karen Scott, her brother Arthur Scott, her nephew Daniel Scott, her niece Ashley Scott, her mother Jacqueline Scott, and...
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David B. Jabre

June 19, 1956 - March 30, 2020


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Thomas Tom Matthews

December 20, 1950 - March 30, 2020

Thomas "Tom" Henry Matthews, age 69, died on Monday, March 30, 2020 at Bedford Hills Center in Bedford, NH. He was born on December 20, 1950, in Troy, NY the son of the late William D. and Loretta M. (Lenway) Matthews. He grew up Saint Colman's home from 2 – 8 years old and went to Rome State School where he stayed until he was 18. He resided in Albany, NY where he met and married his...
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James M. Shea

September 8, 1935 - March 29, 2020

James Mallen Shea, MD, 84, of Manchester NH, died March 29, 2020 at Courville of Manchester following a period of declining health. Born in Manchester, NH on September 8, 1935. He was the oldest of three sons born to the late James Patrick & Kathleen (Mallen) Shea. He was educated at Manchester High School Central, Princeton University, and McGill University School of Medicine. He served in...
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Roger Robert Huard

November 2, 1938 - March 28, 2020

Roger Robert Huard, 81, of Manchester, NH passed away after a recent illness on March 28, 2020. Roger was born in Manchester on November 2, 1938, a son of the late Alfred and Lydia (Trottier) Huard. He shared 59 years of marriage with his wife, Lucille (Fournier) Huard, who passed away in December 2019. Roger was raised in Bedford, NH, and later moved to Manchester, where he graduated from...
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George Theriault

January 7, 1947 - March 26, 2020

George R. Theriault, 73, of Manchester, passed away unexpectedly on March 26, 2020 at Parkland Medical Center, Derry, from injuries sustained after being struck by a drunk driver while at work. Born in Lowell, MA, he is the son of the late George and Theresa (Elie) Theriault. He embodied strong work ethic and continued working in construction during his retirement. An honorably discharged...
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Cesar M. Paredes Gonzalez

December 26, 1934 - March 26, 2020


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John L. Grenier

February 3, 1953 - March 26, 2020

John L. Grenier, 67, of Manchester, passed away at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack on March 26, 2020. He was born in Manchester on February 3, 1953, the son of Roger N. and Yvonne (Camire) Grenier. He had worked as an injection molder for most of his career at Disogrin, Freudenberg and finally at Nu-Cast in Londonderry. John was an avid coin, stamp, rock, and mineral collector. He...
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Bernice J. Demolar

June 14, 1929 - March 25, 2020


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Claire J. Bukowski

February 27, 1935 - March 25, 2020

Claire J. Bukowski, 85, of Manchester, NH died on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at Birch Hill Terrace, in Manchester, NH after a long illness. Mrs. Bukowski was born on February 27, 1935, in St. Valentin, Quebec, Canada, the daughter of the late Alphonse and Rina (Caron) Goudreau. Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Bukowski was employed in retail clothing as a department manager and worked at various...
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Geraldine Mary Kelly

September 10, 1953 - March 23, 2020

Geraldine Mary Kelly, 66, passed away at home on March 23, 2020. Born in Derry, Northern Ireland on September 10, 1953, she was a daughter of the late Aidan and Theresa (Keane) McColgan. She married Peter Kelly on July 7, 1975. Geraldine was born, raised and educated in Northern Ireland. In 1981, Geraldine and Peter moved to Melbourne, FL and she worked as an X-Ray and MRI Technologist at Cape...
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Theresa A. Kowack

March 27, 1932 - March 21, 2020

Theresa A. Kowack, 87, of Manchester NH, passed away suddenly on March 21, 2020 at the Mt. Carmel Nursing Home in Manchester. Born on March 27, 1932 to Harold & Mary (Willette) Martineau, Theresa would eventually marry her best friend and lifelong partner, Edward Kowack, with whom she shared 42 years of faithful marriage. Theresa was a lifelong resident of Manchester, with deep roots tracing...
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Joyce M. Czaja

January 20, 1933 - March 17, 2020

MANCHESTER: Joyce M. (Decato) Czaja, age 87, died Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at the Villa Crest Nursing & Retirement Center where she had resided for the last two years. She was predeceased by her husband Ignal L. Czaja and her son, Joseph S. Czaja, two brothers, William and Richard Decato and her sister, Deloris Purington. Joyce was the daughter of the late Arthur and Lillian Decato and...
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Elsie L. French

May 22, 1928 - March 14, 2020

Elsie Lorraine French, 91, passed away peacefully at Good Shepherd Hospice House in Sebring, FL on March 14, 2020. She was born in New Ross, Nova Scotia, Canada on May 22, 1928 to Harold and Verna Reeves and was one of eleven children. She is predeceased by all of her siblings and her spouse of sixty-nine years. She married Harold A. French, a merchant seaman from Newfoundland, in 1947 and...
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Gertrude R. Luce

July 11, 1939 - March 13, 2020

Gertrude R. Luce, 80, of Andover died Friday, March 13, 2020 following a period of declining health. Gertrude was born in East Braintree, MA July 11, 1939, the fourth of ten children born to George Foley and Edith (Lunt) Shepard. She enjoyed a rewarding 26-year career as an administrative assistant with Converse. Gertrude married William James Luce Sr. in 1959 and the couple shared 52 happy...
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Ethel E. Hunter

August 28, 1924 - March 12, 2020

Ethel E. (Davis) Hunter, 95, a resident of Manchester since 1942, died on Wednesday, March 12, 2020 at the Arbors of Bedford. She was the wife of the late Howard M. Hunter who died in 2004. She is survived by her two sons, David Hunter and his wife, Margot and Paul Hunter and his wife, Gina. She also leaves her granddaughter, Emily. ARRANGEMENTS: A Graveside Service for...
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Robert S. Campbell

August 28, 1927 - March 9, 2020

Robert S. Campbell, 92, passed away on March 9, 2020. Born in Dover, NH on August 28, 1927, he was son of the late Richard and Ruth (Snell) Campbell. He shared nearly 70 years of marriage with his wife, Constance Campbell. Bob was raised and attended school in Somerville, MA. He attended Boston University and Springfield College, graduating Magna Cum Laude and receiving his Bachelor's Degree....
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Marcel R. Bouvier

November 14, 1921 - March 7, 2020


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Barbara Ann Riberio

May 4, 1941 - March 6, 2020

Barbara Ann. Riberio, 78, passed away on March 6, 2020. Born in Cambridge, MA on May 4, 1941, she was a daughter of the late Matthew and Virginia (Costa) Loughran. She was married to the late Charles Riberio until his death in 2011. A longtime resident of Cambridge, Barbara was the owner and operator of Domingo's Sub Shop for many years. Barbara and Charles later moved to Florida, where they...
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Lionel M. LeSieur

March 17, 1950 - March 6, 2020

Lionel M. LeSieur, 69, passed away on March 6, 2020. Born in Manchester, NH on March 17, 1950, he was a son of the late Maurice and Therese (Bilodeau) LeSieur. Lionel spent most of his life in the Manchester area. He was a graduate of Bishop Bradley High School and attended the University of New Hampshire. Lionel's career was spent in grocery management and car sales. Later in life, he lived...
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William Arthur York

September 29, 1956 - March 3, 2020

William Arthur York, 63, of Manchester, passed away on March 3, 2020 at the Elliot Hospital. He was born in North Conway on September 29, 1956, the son of Norman and Margaret (Dunn) York Jr. He attended Graham Junior College. For most of his career he worked in TV and radio advertising. Most recently he had been employed in the sale department at State Motors. He coached youth basketball for...
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Raymond J. Loiselle

December 8, 1943 - March 3, 2020

Raymond J. Loiselle (76), of Manchester New Hampshire, passed away suddenly on March 3, 2020. He was born on December 8, 1943 to Theodore & Pauline (Descheneaux) Loiselle. Raymond attended the Bishop Bradley High School in Manchester and would go on to graduate from Ohio Northern University to pursue a career in teaching special education. Having taught for over 20 years at Mart High School in...
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Helen V. Desilets

February 4, 1921 - March 3, 2020

Helen V. (Kasper) Desilets, 99 of Candia died peacefully on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. She was born in Lynn, MA, the daughter of John F. Kasper and Mary (Dudutis)Kasper. Mrs. Desilets enjoyed knitting and loved working in her flower garden. She is survived by her three children, son, David and his wife Nancy, of Candia, NH; daughter, Kathryn Galgano and her husband, James also of Candia, NH...
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Katharine S. Blanchard

March 18, 1933 - March 2, 2020

Katharine (Kay) S. Blanchard (Martin) died peacefully, surrounded by family on March 2nd, 2020 at Genesis Health Care in Lebanon, NH. Kay was born in West Bridgewater, VT on March 18th, 1933 the daughter of Amos Martin and Edna Balch (Stevens). Kay was raised by her grandmother, Sarah Stevens. Katharine married her husband Frank Blanchard in December of 1952. Kay and Frank raised five...
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Frank George Allen

June 25, 1949 - February 29, 2020

Frank George Allen, 70, of Goffstown, NH passed away peacefully on February 29, 2020 after a brief illness. He was born on June 25,1949, the son of Catherine and the late Henry Allen of Bedford, NH. Frank attended Manchester West High School, where he played baseball and basketball. After graduation he enlisted in the U. S. Air Force and served his country in Viet Nam. Following his honorable...
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Nita F. Dixon

May 2, 1923 - February 28, 2020

Nita F. Dixon passed away on Friday, February 28, 2020 at Merrimack County Nursing Home just shy of her 97th birthday. She was born in Lakeview New York on May 2, 1923, the daughter of Samuel and Edna Dewitt. Nita and her husband William R. Dixon spent many years of their marriage living and working in Lakeview Long Island and then moved to Alcove, NY where she fostered children and later...
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Calvin L. Ellis

October 20, 1953 - February 26, 2020

Calvin Lester Ellis, affectionately known as Cal, Pops, Pa and Daddy, age 66, of Manchester, NH, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Calvin is survived by his daughters, Brandi and wife Sarah, Lauren, Kelly, Megan and husband Mitchell, Ashly and husband Robert, Carly and husband Jason, Chelcie and husband Ricky; 12 grandchildren: William, Elise, Calvin, Bailey, Jackson,...
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Theophilos "Phil" Sanopoulos

July 3, 1933 - February 24, 2020

Phil Sanopoulos, 86, of Manchester, NH died peacefully at the Elliot Hospital on Monday, February 24, 2020. Born July 3,1933 in Neapolis, Kozanis Greece; Phil came to the United States in 1951. He was just 17 years old. Phil was an automobile transmission mechanic in Manchester, NH. Initially he worked for Pete Dinell and later spent his career at the Buick dealership on South Willow Street. ...
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Timothy Vance

December 17, 1967 - February 22, 2020

Timothy Vance (52) of Manchester NH, passed away suddenly on February 22, 2020 surrounded by loving friends and family. Born on December 17, 1967 to Carlton & Valerie (Montross) Vance, Timothy would go on to spend the majority of his life in Manchester, where he and his wife and best friend Kelley Vance would spend 35 years of loving marriage. All who knew Tim will remember him as a dedicated...
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May I. Blackhurst

May 16, 1929 - February 20, 2020

May Isabel (Gourley) Blackhurst, 90, formerly of Saugus MA and Derry NH, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at the Rockingham County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Brentwood, NH. She was born on May 16, 1929 in Dunadry, County Antrim, Northern Ireland to William and Jane (Ashe) Gourley. May moved to the United States in the Fall of 1953 and worked as a...
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Chandler Innarelli

June 24, 1997 - February 19, 2020

Chandler A. Innarelli, 22, of Manchester, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at Elliot Hospital. Born in Manchester, he is the son of Frederick Scheffer and Amy Innarelli-Houle. Chandler was a cherished son, brother, father, grandson, and friend to many. Chandler's family was paramount in his life, with an especially close bond with his older sister, Ava-Loren, while...
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Pauline G. Harris

December 26, 1942 - February 18, 2020

Pauline G. Harris, 77, of Manchester, NH, died on February 18, 2020 following a long period of failing health. She was born on December 26, 1942 to Alfred and Lydia (Trottier) Huard. She grew up in a loving, happy family with her older siblings, Doris (Huard) Ploss, Gerard Huard and Roger Huard. She graduated from Manchester's West High School and later married Thomas E. Harris. They raised...
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Edward Paul Woitkiewicz

January 10, 1939 - February 17, 2020

Edward Paul Woitkiewicz , 81, died Monday , February 17, 2020 at Concord Hospital with family at his bedside, following a brief illness. Edward was predeceased by his wife of 18 years Marion, his son Peter Woitkiewicz, and his brother Frederick Woitkiewicz and wife Joan He leaves his Son Steven Woitkiewicz, wife Eva and granddaughter Casey, Son William Woitkiewicz, wife Sharon, grandson...
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Joan P. Ouellette

July 18, 1930 - February 17, 2020

Joan P. Ouellette, 89, of Center Barnstead, NH passed away Monday, February 17th, 2020 at Concord Hospital, surrounded by family after a lengthy period of declining health. Joan was born on July 18, 1930 in Manchester, NH; Daughter of Waldo and Louise Orrill. Joan graduated in 1948 from Manchester Central High School. Joan enjoyed working at Morton's, Calef's Gift Shop and the Christmas Dove in...
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Ronald A. Hall

September 26, 1939 - February 15, 2020

Ronald Anthony Hall Sr. (80) passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the Hacket Hill Center in Manchester, NH. He was born on September, 26 1939 in New London, CT, the son of William A Hall and Ellen R Hall (Holland). He was the husband of Verna S. Hall. They were married on June 22, 1978 in Nashua, NH, and shared over 30 years of loving marriage until her passing. Ronald was a...
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Kathryn Blecatsis Erskine

April 28, 1945 - February 15, 2020

Kathryn Blecatsis Erskine, 74, of Manchester, NH, died of complications from ovarian cancer on Saturday, February 15th, at Catholic Medical Center. Kathy was born April 28, 1945 in St. Petersburg, FL, a daughter of John and Effie (Koyiades) Blecatsis and had been a lifelong resident of the Manchester, NH community. Kathy was a 1963 graduate of Manchester Central High School and a 1967...
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Katharine M. Haselton

May 1, 1957 - February 12, 2020

Katharine "Katie" (Cloyd) Haselton, passed away unexpectedly on February 12, 2020 at the age of 62. Katie was the much loved wife of Gene Haselton. Katie was born on May 1, 1957 in Pittsfield, MA to Albert and Theresa Cloyd of Beverly, MA. She grew up in Salem, MA and graduated from Bishop Fenwick High School in Peabody, MA. Katie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from Framingham...
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Ricky A. Simpkiss, Jr.

June 6, 1995 - February 11, 2020

Ricky Allen Simpkiss, Jr., 24, of Manchester, passed away on February 11, 2020. Born in Manchester, he is the son of Ricky A. Simpkiss, Sr. and Melissa (Betsakos) Simpkiss. Raised and educated in Manchester, Ricky was a graduate of Memorial High School. Recently, he was employed as a mail handler with the United States Postal Service. A beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend, Ricky's...
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Melissa Tuttle Glasgow

February 28, 1959 - February 10, 2020

Melissa Tuttle Glasgow, 60, of New Harbor, ME passed away peacefully at her residence on February 10, 2020. She joins the love of her life, Ty, who passed away in October 2018. She was born in Dover, NH on February 28, 1959, the daughter of Clarence and Eleanor (Philpott) Tuttle which began a lifelong love affair with all things New England. Melissa graduated from the University of New...
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Ronald M. Felix

November 26, 1967 - February 9, 2020

Ronald M. Felix, 52, of Manchester, NH, passed away at his home on February 9, 2020. Born in Kittery, ME, he was the son of Ronald and Judy (Lord) Felix. Ronald was raised in South Berwick, ME. He was a 1986 graduate of Marshwood High School, where he enjoyed playing football. He was a hardworking and loyal employee who spent most of his career as a warehouse manager, in his younger years at...
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Josephine Noon

November 24, 1919 - February 9, 2020

Josephine (Florek) Noon, 100, of Manchester, passed away February 9, 2020 at Bedford Hills Nursing Home. She was born in Manchester on November 24, 1919, the daughter of John and Anelia Florek. She had resided in Manchester for several years and also lived in Milford. She was a member of St. Paul's Methodist Church where she also taught Sunday School. She was the widow of Arthur Noon who died...
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John J. Patti

October 29, 1926 - February 8, 2020

John J. Patti (93) of Manchester NH, passed away peacefully on February 8th, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Born on October 29, 1926 to Vincenzo & Anna (Cuccinotta) Patti in Boston MA, John eventually settled in Manchester NH with his loving wife, Marsha Patti, of over 60 years of marriage. With deep Sicilian roots and a childhood spent in Boston's west end with his 12 siblings, John...
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Jacqueline "Jackie" Placona

June 26, 1927 - February 7, 2020

Jacqueline (Callahan) Placona passed away, peacefully, on Friday, February 7, 2020. She was born on June 26, 1927, in Dover, New Hampshire, and was the daughter of the late Dennis and Emma (Fortier) Callahan. She attended St. Mary Academy and graduated from Dover High School in 1945. She spent twenty-two years with the Sisters of Mercy, meeting her best and lifelong friends while there....
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