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Robert J. Paquin, Sr.

November 25, 1934 - September 14, 2018

Robert Joseph Paquin, Sr., 83 of Manchester passed away at his residence with his family by his side on September 14, 2018. He was born in Manchester on November 25, 1934, the son of Armand A. Paquin and Zoë (Desilets) Paquin Gill. He was in the Air National Guard with the 101st Fighter Group and also the 133rd Refueling Group. He was employed with Auclair Trucking with the Teamsters Union...
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Mona C. Vachon

October 12, 1931 - August 23, 2018

Mona C. (Down) Vachon, 86, of Bedford, NH, died on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at her residence. Mrs. Vachon was born on October 12, 1931, in Altoona PA, the daughter of the late William and Julia (Colburn) Down. Growing up in Altoona, she attended high school (Class of 1951) and later worked for four years at Sylvania, also in Altoona. After Sylvania, she traveled widely and lived in both Europe...
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Rosemary Good

October 16, 1926 - August 12, 2018

Rosemary Good died after a long illness at the Mt. Carmel Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Manchester, NH on August 12, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Arthur T. Good and Rose (Biggi) Good. Rosemary is survived by her nieces Patricia Croisier of Toms River, NJ; Pamela Flanagan of Nashua, NH; her nephew Deacon Geoffrey Ashman of Manchester, NH; grandnieces Emilie Croisier of Austin,...
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Jeannette "Jan" Brassard

December 11, 1931 - August 12, 2018

Jeannette A. (Remillard) Brassard, 86, of Bedford passed peacefully on August 12 with her loving family by her side. 'Jan' was born in Berlin on December 11, 1931, the daughter of Paul and Adeline (Arsenault) Remillard. She will forever be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend by those to whom she meant so much. Jeannette was married to Leon...
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Robert J. Methot

October 29, 1929 - August 11, 2018

Robert Joseph Methot, 88, passed away August 11, 2018, at the Hillsborough County Nursing Home in Goffstown. Robert, son of the late Arthur and Bernadette (Boutin) Methot was born October 29, 1929 in Willimantic, CT. Bob graduated from Ste. Marie High School. He was an Army veteran from 1951-1953 and served overseas. He worked for J.J. Moreau's, Goulet Supply and Granite State Plumbing. He...
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Alfred R. Mercier

August 8, 1927 - August 6, 2018

Alfred "Fred" R. Mercier, 90, formerly of Manchester, passed away at Signature Health Care in Fort Meyers, FL on August 6, 2018. He was born in Manchester on August 8, 1927, the son of Edouard and Henrietta (Bernier) Mercier. He was a World War II Navy Veteran, serving aboard the USS Larson. After the war, he worked with his brother at Mercier Spa on Wilson St. He then worked for HP Hood as a...
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Roland A. Goupil

January 31, 1942 - August 1, 2018

Roland Alfred Goupil, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born in Manchester, NH on January 31, 1942 to the late Romeo and Yvonne (Boucher) Goupil. Raised in Manchester, he attended the Parochial Schools on the West Side. He started his career turning wrenches at the Kelley Street Garage. He moved on to driving trucks for Great State Beverage and City...
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Claudette M. Girard

September 6, 1959 - July 10, 2018

Claudette M. Girard, 58 of Manchester, died on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at the Community Hospice House, in Merrimack. Mrs. Girard was born on September 6, 1959, in Manchester, NH the daughter of Henry and Doris (Proulx) Chalifour. She was raised in Manchester and attended local schools. She was a lifelong resident of Manchester. She was employed at Southern NH Services where she was a housing...
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Gerard J. Fredette

April 17, 1958 - June 2, 2018

Gerard "Gerry" J. Fredette, 60, died on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack. He was born on April 17, 1958 in Boston, MA, son of Catherine A. (Boudreau) Fredette and the late Paul E. Fredette. Gerry had worked as a truck driver for Poultry Products of New England for thirteen years. Prior to that, he worked for Sylvester Sheet Metal, Inc. Along with his loving...
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Helen Elizabeth (Sullivan) Jolicoeur

March 3, 1926 - May 18, 2018

Helen Elizabeth (Sullivan) Jolicoeur, 92, of Manchester, NH died May 18, 2018 after a short stay at Villa Crest. She was born on March 3, 1926 to John and Mary Sullivan. Helen was predeceased by her husband, Maurice, in 1996, and her son-in-law, Steve Roy in 2005. She is survived by her five children, son David and his wife Linda of New Boston; daughter Donna Roy of Hooksett; son Ken and his...
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Hector J. Bucceny

May 22, 1938 - May 14, 2018

Hector J. Bucceny, age 79, passed away on May 14, 2018. Born in Haverhill, MA, on May 22, 1938, the son of Hector J. Bucceny, Sr. and Margaret V. (Lowes). Raised in South Berwick, Maine and attended school. A graduate of Berwick Academy, Class of 1957. Moved to Manchester in 1965 and married the late Susan (Hebert) Bucceny of Manchester in 1967. They raised 3 children, Anthony and David...
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Marie Rose B. Belanger

February 11, 1924 - May 11, 2018

Marie Rose B. Belanger, 94, of Manchester, NH passed away in the comfort of her own home, surrounded by loving family on Friday, May 11, 2018. Marie Rose was born in Manchester on February 11, 1924 to Gustave and Laura (Beaudoin) Dusseault. She received her primary education through Ste. Marie Parish in Manchester and attended high school in Canada. When Marie Rose returned to the states, she...
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Jacques Jake Forand

September 1, 1927 - May 11, 2018

Jacques "Jake" R. Forand, 90, of Goffstown, passed away on May 11, 2018 at the Hillsborough County Nursing Home. He was born in Westfield, VT on September 1, 1927, one of twelve children of Telesphore and Ida (Desgoranges) Forand. He owned and operated Jakes Bike Shop. Established in 1957, Jake's was the epitome of a locally owned family run bike shop with all four of his sons and his daughter...
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Richard Edward Still

July 15, 1959 - April 16, 2018

Richard Edward Still, 58, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on April 16, 2018. Born in Manchester on July 15, 1959, he was son of Edward M. Still Jr. and Louise M. Flynn (Manning). He enjoyed 33 years of marriage with his wife, Diane C. Still (Martel). A lifelong resident of Manchester, Rick attended Central High School, graduating in 1977. He went on to work for Hermsdorf...
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Yvette L. Ouimette

May 27, 1933 - March 29, 2018

Yvette L. (Bourassa) Ouimette, 84, of Manchester, passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at the Elliot Hospital surrounded by her loving family following a sudden illness. Born in Quebec, Canada, she is the daughter of the late Arthur and Mary (Roy) Bourassa. A longtime resident of Manchester, Yvette worked alongside her husband, the late Marcial Ouimette, in their family business, House of...
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Richard Soucy

May 25, 1947 - March 10, 2018

Richard Lionel Soucy, 70, of Fitchburg, MA, passed away peacefully surrounded by his children and grandchildren at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA on Saturday March 10, 2018. He was born on May 25, 1947 in Pinardville, NH to the late Philemon and Malvena (Audet) Soucy, and graduated from Goffstown High School in 1965. Richard enlisted and honorably served in the US Navy, aboard the aircraft...
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Laurette B. Bilodeau

December 21, 1940 - February 25, 2018

Laurette B. (Pepin) Bilodeau, 77, of Manchester passed away at the Elliot Hospital on February 25, 2018 with her loving family by her side. She was born in St. Ludger, PQ Canada on December 21, 1940, the daughter of the late Archelas and Rose Anna (Beaudoin) Pepin. Laurette was very family oriented and loved spending time with her large, extended family, especially her two granddaughters. In...
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Lucille C. Morin

September 13, 1929 - February 23, 2018

Lucille C. (Chartrain) Morin, 88, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2018, at home surrounded by her loving family. Lucille was born in Manchester, NH on September 13, 1929, the daughter of Edgar and Octavie (Laberge) Chartrain. Lucille was educated in The Manchester School system where she met the love of her life Raymond J. Morin, whom she married on October 12, 1950. Lucille attended The...
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Roland Poisson

February 1, 1932 - February 10, 2018

Roland Poisson, 86, of Manchester, NH, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on February 10, 2018. He was born on February 1, 1932 in Manchester, NH, to the late Wilfrid and Alma (Houle) Poisson. He was a lifelong resident of Manchester, NH, and worked as a textile machinist for Wambac Mills for 32 years. He was married to his beloved wife for 55 years, who will miss him dearly. He...
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Elizabeth Ann Ryan

May 27, 1962 - February 1, 2018

Elizabeth Ann Ryan passed away peacefully on February 1, 2018 following a long illness with Huntington Chorea. She was surrounded by family, friends and the absolute best caregivers/family from Rose Meadow Garden in New Boston, NH. Beth was born in Manchester, NH on May 27, 1962 and was proudly raised by her mother 'Irene' Blanche Foley. Beth graduated Trinity High and attended New England...
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Steven D. Jolicoeur

May 18, 1962 - January 29, 2018

Steven D. Jolicoeur, 55, of Bedford, NH died peacefully at home on Monday, January 29, 2018 after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Steve was born on May 18, 1962, in Manchester, NH the son of the late Ronald A. and Carol E. (Blanchart) Jolicoeur, and predeceased by his brother Thomas Jolicoeur. He was a lifelong resident of Bedford. Steve was a dedicated family man. Because of his unwavering...
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Ronald Villemaire

July 5, 1948 - January 22, 2018

Ronald Villemaire, 69, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 22, 2018 at Bedford Hills Center, Bedford, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Manchester, he was the son of the late William and Natalie (Bascom) Villemaire. A Retired Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force, Ronald proudly served his country overseas in the Vietnam War and during the Persian Gulf...
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Roland O. Palmer

January 24, 1936 - January 1, 2018

DUNNELLON, FL – Roland O. Palmer, 81, formerly of Goffstown, NH, died at Legacy House Hospice in Ocala, FL. He was born on January 24, 1936, the son of George and Irene (Pepin) Palmer. Prior to retirement, Roland was employed as a driver and worked for the City of Manchester. Roland's love for fishing comes second only to his love of family. He served his country as an Army National Guard...
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Irene C. Philibotte

July 31, 1925 - December 23, 2017

Irene C. Philibotte passed away on December 23, 2017. Irene's visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 27th from 3-7pm at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 250 Coolidge Avenue, Manchester, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, December 28th at 10am at Ste. Marie Parish, 378 Notre Dame Avenue, Manchester, NH. She will be laid to rest at Mount Calvary Cemetery. For...
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Elaire Perron

September 29, 1929 - December 21, 2017

Elaire Perron, 88, of Manchester, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Laconia, NH, he was the son of the late Albert and Exilia (Beclaire) Perron. An honorably discharged veteran, Elaire proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force, retiring as a Master Sergeant after 22 years of service. During his...
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C. I. Gilbert

April 18, 1944 - December 15, 2017

C. I. (Colette) Gilbert, 73, of Manchester, passed away on December 15, 2017. She was born in Manchester on April 18, 1944, the daughter of Richard and Angela (Renaud) Descoteaux. She was a graduate of St. George High School where she was also on the graduation committee. She had worked as an operator for New England Telephone for many years until her retirement. She was a past parishioner and...
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Carol K. Meyer

December 12, 1944 - November 28, 2017

Carol Kathryn Swedberg Meyer, 72, of Bedford, NH, formerly of Iowa, Minnesota and Massachusetts, passed away on November 28, 2017. Born December 12, 1944 in Mason City, Iowa, Carol was a daughter of the late Glen and Hazel (Miller) Swedberg. She enjoyed 36 years of marriage with her loving husband, Charles "Chuck" Meyer, with whom she raised their daughter, Rachel. Born and raised in Iowa,...
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Beverly Loretta (Mortlock) Arel

September 28, 1933 - November 24, 2017

Beverly Loretta (Mortlock) Arel, 84, of Bedford, died on Friday, November 24, 2017 at her home. She was born on September 28, 1933 in Nashua, daughter of the late Harry William and Jeannette (Landry) Mortlock. She was the wife of the late Roger Pierre Arel who died on December 27, 2016. Beverly graduated from Central High School Class of 1951. She received her bachelor's degree and a master's...
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Jill K. Sieveking

February 25, 1957 - November 22, 2017

Jill Kathleen Sieveking was born February 25, 1957 in New Albany, Indiana to Edwin and Lois Sieveking. Growing up, she lived in several different midwestern and Mid-Atlantic States and attended 11 different schools before graduating from George Washington High School in Charleston, West Virginia in 1975. Jill considered herself fortunate to attend Wellesley College, where she majored in...
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Christine Dobbins

January 2, 1964 - October 14, 2017

Christine M. Dobbins, 53, of Manchester, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at her residence following a lengthy illness. Born in Manchester, she was the daughter of the late William Dobbins and Virginia Ellingson. Christine married the loved of her life, Denis Gagnon, in 1984. The young couple settled in Manchester to raise their beautiful family. A dedicated wife, mother, sister, and...
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Leona A. Roy

October 8, 1929 - October 9, 2017

Leona A. (Corriveau) Roy, 88, of Goffstown, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 9, 2017 at the Hillsborough County Nursing Home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Manchester, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Eva (Bilodeau) Corriveau. Raised and educated in Manchester, she met and married the love of her life, the late Jean Paul Andre "Pete" Roy. The young couple settled...
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Edward Smith

July 22, 1947 - September 24, 2017

Edward J. Smith, 70, of Edward J. Smith, 70, of Pinardville, passed away on September 24, 2017 at Catholic Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Hopkins, MN, he was the son of the late Edward D. and Elly (Lindstrom) Smith. Ed was raised and educated in Minnesota. He met and married the love of his life, the late Elaine (Austin) Smith at Fort Devens, MA at a military dance....
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Yolande M. Robichaud

June 10, 1925 - August 13, 2017

Yolande Margaret Robichaud passed away at the age of 92 on August 13, 2017 after a long period of declining health. She was born on June 10, 1925 in the small town of Charney, PQ, Canada, the 22nd child of 23 siblings. Yolande worked for many years at Chicopee Mills in Manchester and was a 70 plus year resident of West Manchester. Her passions were caring meticulously for her home and its...
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Roland M. Morin

March 8, 1929 - July 26, 2017

Roland Marcel Morin, Sr., 88 years of age, of Manchester, passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 surrounded by his loved ones at Catholic Medical Center of heart failure. Roland was born in the State of Vermont. He served in the U.S. army as a cook where he discovered his love of cooking. He worked as a shoe machinist for over 45 years, at which time he retired. He enjoyed trips to...
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Therese St. Laurent

November 23, 1937 - July 20, 2017

Therese D. (St. Onge) St. Laurent, 79, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 20, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Manchester, she was the daughter of the late Elphege and Cora (Bouchard) St. Onge. Raised and educated in Manchester, she married the love of her life, the late Henry St. Laurent, and dedicated herself to raising their children. Therese worked in the...
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Denise Claire Dezainde

April 24, 1941 - July 19, 2017

Denise Claire Dezainde, 76, of Manchester, died on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 following a period of declining health. She was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada on April 24, 1941 to the late Wilfrid and Germaine (Gosselin). She was a resident of Manchester since 1962. A cherished sister, aunt and great-aunt, family was paramount in Denise's life. She was like a second mother to her nieces and...
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Carmelle Rondeau

May 28, 1914 - July 3, 2017

Carmelle A. (Labonte) Rondeau, 103, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 3, 2017 at Hanover Hill Health Care Center, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Princeville, Quebec, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Eva (Prince) Labonte. She came to Lawrence Mass in 1923 and was raised and educated in Lawrence where she met and married the love of her life,...
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Henry "Sid" St. Laurent

July 14, 1929 - June 6, 2017

The full obituary for Henry will be published in the Wednesday, June 7 edition of the Union Leader or www.unionleader.com. Thank you.
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John Astarita, Sr.

November 18, 1948 - June 2, 2017

John Astarita, Sr, 68, lost his battle with cancer on June 2nd 2017, while being comforted by his loving wife and sons. John was born in New York City to Josephine and Michael Astarita on November 18th, 1948. He grew up in Manhattan before moving to Manchester New Hampshire where he graduated from New Hampshire College in 1971. In New Hampshire, John and his wife 'Ginny' raised three sons. ...
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Jeannine R. Dionne

September 4, 1933 - May 6, 2017

Jeannine R. (Pinard) Dionne, 83, died May 6, 2017 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Sept. 4, 1933 in Manchester, the daughter of the late Fernando and Noelie (Clement) Pinard, and was the wife of the late Roland W. Dionne. She was a lifelong resident of Manchester, where she graduated from Ste. Marie High School. Mrs. Dionne was...
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Rita M. Vezina

October 17, 1921 - April 3, 2017

Rita Marcelle Perusse Vezina, 95, died suddenly but peacefully on Monday, April 3, 2017 at Mount Carmel Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was the daughter of the late Anatole and Lucinda (Lamy) Caron. She was a devout Catholic with a strong faith in God that inspired her family. Her motto was always," God will take care of me" and He did. Her first marriage was to the late Robert...
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Marguerite A. "Margie" Brooks

August 16, 1947 - April 1, 2017

On Saturday, April 1, 2017, two people who shared a love that is often only dreamt about or seen in movies died peacefully surrounded by family after lengthy illnesses. In life, their love was a powerful force demonstrated daily for 47 years, but in death that love was fulfilled in such an extraordinary way, that even those who did not know them personally were greatly moved and touched by their...
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Norman L. "Norm" Brooks

December 18, 1943 - April 1, 2017

Marguerite "Margie" and Norman "Norm" BrooksManchester, NH - On Saturday, April 1, 2017, two people who shared a love that is often only dreamt about or seen in movies died peacefully surrounded by family after lengthy illnesses. In life, their love was a powerful force demonstrated daily for 47 years, but in death that love was fulfilled in such an extraordinary way, that even those who did not...
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Rita A. Methot

November 10, 1932 - March 30, 2017

Rita A. Methot died on March 30, 2017. She was born November 10. 1932 in Wilimantic, CT. She survived 84 years following a postnatal accident, leaving her a lifelong paraplegic. She was one of 13 children born to Bernadette (Boutin) Methot and Arthur Methot. She was a resident for four years at a Shriner's Children Hospital in Springfield, CT. Rita managed to graduate in 1956 from Ste. Marie...
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Jeanne Soucy

September 16, 1934 - March 22, 2017

Jeanne (Janelle) Soucy, 82, of Nashua, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Nashua, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Manchester, she was the daughter of the late Romeo and Adrienne (Payeur) Janelle. Raised and educated in Manchester, Jeanne worked as a cashier in the cafeteria at St. Anselm's College for over 31 years. A...
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Linda L. Cyr

October 16, 1969 - March 8, 2017

Linda L. (Morse) Cyr, 47, of Manchester, passed away at the Elliot Hospital on March 8, 2017. She was born in Hartford, CT on October 16, 1969, the daughter of Richard and Barbara (Vannie) Morse. Linda was employed by Bentley Commons and Capitol Hill Services. She was hard working, selfless, had a wonderful sense of humor, and was extremely funny. She enjoyed spending time with her family....
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Joan Williamson

February 12, 1935 - March 4, 2017

Joan (Thomas) Williamson, 82, recently of Deering, NH and formerly a 33 year resident of Bedford, NH, passed away on March 4, 2017 surrounded by her loving family after a well-fought battle with cancer. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on February 12, 1935, the daughter of Francis and Cecelia Thomas. She grew up in West Hempstead, NY. She graduated from SUNY at Potsdam where she met the love of...
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Richard D. Potvin

July 7, 1949 - February 19, 2017

Richard D. Potvin, 67, of Auburn, passed away at home on February 19, 2017. He was born in Manchester on July 7, 1949, the son of Paul and Francoise (Gingras) Potvin. He was a 1967 graduate of Manchester High School West and was a member of the honor society and an all-star athlete. He was an Eagle Scout. He played baseball for Post 79 and went on to play in two American Legion World Series....
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Carmelle Boucher

March 4, 1928 - February 5, 2017

Carmelle (Lapointe) Boucher, 88, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Evergreen Place, surrounded by her loving family. Born in St. Germain, Quebec, Canada on March 4, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Emelia (Baillargeon) Lapointe. Carmelle spent her younger years in Canada and in 1952 married the love of her life, Edmourd Boucher and raised a...
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Nelson Gabriel Ramos Silva

May 18, 1993 - January 27, 2017

Nelson Gabriel Ramos Silva, 23, of Derry, NH, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, January 27th, 2017. Born in Manchester, NH, on May 18, 1993, he is the loving son of Helena Ramos-Silva and Ruben Cruz Silva. In addition to his life-long love for listening to music, Nelson is a very talented musician and a true virtuoso who is self-taught on many instruments, as well as in the art of...
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Richard N. Belanger

March 22, 1949 - January 24, 2017

Richard N. Belanger, 67, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at Catholic Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Peterborough, NH, he was the son of the late Paul A. Belanger, Sr., and Edna E. Choiunard. Raised and educated in Greenville, Richard married the love of his life, Lorraine (Belanger) Belanger and raised a beautiful family. Richard...
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Robert A. Van Uden

May 27, 1936 - January 19, 2017

Robert A. Van Uden, 80, of Manchester, died January 19, 2017, at Langdon Place of Exeter. Bob was born in Manchester on May 27, 1936, the son of Cornelius and Rebecca (McNeilage) Van Uden. He graduated from Manchester High School West, where he played football, basketball, and baseball. He was predeceased in 2008 by his wife of 54 years, Carol A. (Clement) Van Uden. He worked...
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Rudolphe "Rudy" Houde

August 27, 1921 - January 10, 2017

Rudolphe "Rudy" M. Houde, 95, of Manchester, died peacefully on January 10, 2017 at Catholic Medical in the presence of his family. He was born in Manchester on August 27, 1921, the son of Philemon and Marie (Montminy) Houde and had been a lifelong resident of the city. He started his musical career at the age of five with the Phil Houde Orchestra, which included his father Phil on the...
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Geraldine Charest

June 8, 1921 - January 8, 2017

To view the full obituary for Geraldine, please visit the Wednesday, January 11 edition of the Manchester Union Leader or www.unionleader.com. Thank you.
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Thomas Soucy

May 20, 1956 - January 5, 2017

Thomas C. Soucy, 60, of Swanzey, passed away on January 5, 2017 surrounded by family and friends. He was born on May 20, 1956 in Manchester, NH, son of Jean and Jeanne (Janelle) Soucy. Tom was married to the love of his life, Teah Lumbra-Soucy, in 2003. They were together for 26 years. Tom and Teah lived in the Keene area where they enjoyed their lives. Tom enjoyed fishing with his little...
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Doris Petlock

June 6, 1925 - January 1, 2017

Doris (Kettner) Petlock, 91, of Manchester, NH, passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017 in the comfort of her home at Birch Hill Terrace, with her daughter and a close friend by her side. Born on Staten Island, New York, she was the daughter of the late Peter C. and Edna (Flanders) Kettner. Raised on Staten Island, she was a graduate of Curtis High School. While she had many close friends...
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Adam E. Berk

June 29, 1975 - December 31, 2016

Adam Erwin Berk, 41, of Bedford, beloved husband of Tania (Ackermann) Berk, passed away unexpectedly at his home, on Saturday, December 31, 2016. Born in Milwaukee, WI, he was the son of Robin (Bortolotti) and Lawrence Berk. Raised and educated at University School of Milwaukee, he enjoyed playing football. Adam was a graduate of Babson College, Class of 1997, where he earned a Bachelor of...
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Roger P. Arel

April 3, 1934 - December 27, 2016

Roger Pierre Arel, 82, of Bedford, NH, passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Catholic Medical Center. He was born on April 3, 1934, son of the late Roland Arel and Lillienne (Nadeau) Arel, and was a loving husband to Beverly (Mortlock) Arel for 64 years. Roger attended Sacred Heart Elementary School and was a 1953 graduate of West High School. As a young man, he was a partner in the...
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RITA D. BOLDUC

September 5, 1924 - December 23, 2016

RITA D. BOLDUC, 92 of Bedford passed away peacefully at home on December 23 after a period of declining health. Rita was born in Manchester on September 5, 1924, daughter of Joseph and Lillian Cote and was a lifelong resident of Manchester and Bedford. She was a past member of CWV Auxiliary and parishioner of Sacred Heart Church. She owned and operated Brook Farm Distributors for over 20 years. ...
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Fernande "Fern" Therrien

May 4, 1922 - November 8, 2016

Fernande "Fern" Therrien, 94, a life-long resident of Pinardville, passed away peacefully after a long period of declining health, at Forestview Manor in Meredith, on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Born on the west side of Manchester, NH, she was the only child of the late Albert and Marie Anne (Bedard) Lasselle. Raised and educated in Manchester, she was a 1938 honors graduate of Holy Angels...
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Louis F. Farley, Jr.

February 10, 1935 - October 21, 2016

Louis Ferdinand Farley, Jr., 81, of Singer Island, FL and Hampton, NH died October 21, 2016 at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. FL due to complications from surgery. He was born in Manchester on February 10, 1935, the only son of Louis and Philomene (Forbes) Farley, Sr. He attended St. Patrick's School and was in the first graduating class of Bishop Bradley High School. He graduated from...
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Denise A. (Laporte) Giroux

March 20, 1939 - October 16, 2016

Denise A. (Laporte) Giroux, 77, died Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Community Hospice House in Merrimack. She was born on March 20, 1939 in Waterlou, Canada, daughter of the late Andre and Lucille (Bergeron) Laporte. She was the beloved wife of Leopold Giroux whom she married on July 2, 1960. Denise moved to the U.S. at the age of 18. She enjoyed raising their children and spending time with...
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Eileen Jeanne (Pitman) Wojdyla

November 11, 1945 - October 9, 2016

Eileen Jeanne (Pitman) Wojdyla, 70, died October 9, 2016 at Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association in the presence of granddaughters, Elisha and Vanessa Lacey. She was born November 11, 1945, Armistice Day and Polish Independence Day, at Elliot Hospital in Manchester, the daughter of Thomas Joseph Pitman and Jeannette Lorraine Fortin. Eileen was the beloved wife of Michael Joseph Wojdyla....
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Richard Omer St.Onge

July 21, 1938 - September 30, 2016

Full obituary published in the Union Leader on Monday, October 3, 2016.
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Tabert "Tab" Alan Julius

November 25, 1962 - September 27, 2016

Tabert (Tab) Alan Julius, 53, of 10 Meadowbrook Rd., Derry, passed away peacefully at home on September 27, 2016 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Tab was born in White Plains, New York on November 25, 1962 to the late Morton Julius and Jean Irene (Tabert) Julius. Soon after his birth his family moved to South Londonderry, Vermont. Tab, as he was known by all, graduated from the...
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Theresa A. Britton

November 25, 1929 - September 25, 2016

Theresa A. (Nadeau) Britton, 86, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Villa Crest Nursing Home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Suncook, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Corona (Desmarais) Nadeau. Theresa worked in the Manchester shoe factories for many years before she earned her certification as a nurse's aide. Theresa proudly dedicated...
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Lucille M. Forand

February 1, 1930 - September 14, 2016

Lucille M Forand, 86, of Goffstown, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 at the Hillsborough County Nursing Home, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Manchester, she was the daughter of the late Adelard and Marie-Jeanne (Lefebvre) Boisvert. Raised and educated in Three Rivers, Canada, she married the love of her life, Jacques R. Forand, in 1951. While raising her beautiful...
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Matthew J. Dillon

September 8, 1994 - August 27, 2016

Matthew James Dillon, 21, of Bedford, NH, died August 27, 2016. Born in Manchester, NH on September 8, 1994. Son of Michael and Carol (Smith) Dillon. Grandson of the late Betty (Memes) and James Smith and Mary Dillon (Nana) and the late Robert E. Dillon. Matthew leaves behind his Nana, parents, sister, Megan and her fiancé Patrick Roach of Jamaica Plain, MA and brother, Patrick and...
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Lionel A. Roy

June 18, 1931 - August 17, 2016

Lionel Albert Roy, 85, of Bedford, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at Carlyle Place in Bedford. A lifelong resident of Manchester and most recently of Bedford, Lionel had been in declining health for several months. He was born in Manchester on June 18, 1931, the son of Arthur and Victorine (Plant) Roy. Growing up on Montgomery Street on Manchester's West Side, Lionel...
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Jonathan Kurylo

March 19, 1985 - August 12, 2016

Jonathan Kurylo, 31, of Weare, passed away on Friday, August 12, 2016. Born in Manchester, he was the son of Stephen and Bonnie (Belz) Kurylo. A beloved son and brother, Jon's family was the center of his life. As a child he filled our lives with his love and boundless energy. Always smiling – always running – always with us. Jon cherished and so looked forward to the time we spent in...
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Rene R. Lapierre

May 10, 1926 - July 7, 2016

Rene R. Lapierre, 90, of Manchester, passed away at Catholic Medical Center on July 7, 2016. He was born in Disraeli, PQ Canada on May 10, 1926, the son of Emile and Anna (Cote) Lapierre and had been NH resident since 1969. He had worked for Baretto Granite in Milford as a welder for 22 years until his retirement. He was a 3rd and 4th Degree Knight of Columbus and member of the League of...
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Brian DeKorte

August 15, 1971 - June 28, 2016

Brian James DeKorte, 44, of Manchester passed away peacefully at home on June 28, 2016 following a lengthy illness. Brian was born in Norfolk, VA on August 15, 1971 to the late Robert Sigurd DeKorte and Linda Diane (Elliott) Jamele. He was a graduate of Newton North High School in Newton, MA and moved to New Hampshire in 1999. Brian enjoyed his job as a Walmart associate in Manchester until his...
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Georgette Pinsonneault

October 19, 1934 - June 17, 2016

Georgette (Glaude) Pinsonneault, 81, of Manchester, passed away on Friday, June 17, 2016 at the Arbors at Bedford, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Manchester, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Delia (Thibodeau) Glaude. A lifelong resident of Manchester, Georgette married the love of her life, the late Alfred Pinsonneault and raised a beautiful family. A beloved wife and...
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David R. A. Proulx

February 26, 1955 - June 10, 2016

David R.A. Proulx, 61, died June 10, 2016 at CMC in Manchester. He was born on February 26, 1955 in Manchester, the son of the late Louis and Cecile (Chagnon) Proulx. He was the husband of Aline (Gonthier) Proulx. They were married on August 7, 1993 in Bedford and have been together for 23 years. David graduated High School from St. Marie's in 1973. He worked for Chagnon's florist, his family...
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Roland A, Proulx

August 17, 1922 - June 10, 2016

Roland A. Proulx, 93, of Manchester, passed away on June 10, 2016 at the Golden View Health Care Center in Meredith. He was born in Manchester on August 17, 1922, the son of Adjutor and Ludivine (Deslauriers) Proulx. He owned and operated Roland Proulx Landscaping for over 30 years. He was a well known and loved individual in the community for many years. Family members include his wife of...
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Annette D. Pineault

May 2, 1928 - June 5, 2016

Annette D. Pineault, passed away June 5, 2016 at the age of 88 years. Annette was born in Hartford, CT. May 2, 1928, to George and Delores Desrochers. After her marriage to the late Alfred J. Pineault in 1947, she moved to her husband's home town, Manchester, NH and worked as an executive assistant for the New Hampshire Insurance Company until starting her family. She also worked for...
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Tracey M. Molinari

November 28, 1977 - May 28, 2016

Tracey M. (Tepper) Molinari, 38, of Manchester passed away at home unexpectedly on Saturday, May 28, 2016. Tracey was born in Nashua on November 28, 1977 to Laurence and Lynn (Russell) Tepper. She remained a Nashua resident until moving to Manchester in 2001. She spent many years working for the State of NH DMV as well as Teradyne in Nashua, Sprint in Merrimack and most recently, as a Deputy...
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Madeleine G. Grenier

August 22, 1916 - May 19, 2016

Madeleine G. (Giroux) Grenier, 99, of Goffstown, formerly of Manchester, passed away peacefully surrounded by her children at Catholic Medical Center as she took Jesus' hand and went home with him on May 19, 2016. She was born in St. Benoit Labre, PQ Canada on August 22, 1916. Prior to her moving to NH in 1966, she was a homemaker raising 11 children. She has worked at Prevue Products until...
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Ricky M. Morrissey, Jr

September 1, 1988 - May 16, 2016

Ricky M. Morrissey, Jr., 27, of Manchester, died on Monday, May 16, 2016 at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester. He was born on September 1, 1988, son of Linda Durant and husband Jeff and Ricky M. Morrissey, Sr. Ricky was a "Gentle Giant" who was full of life with a great sense of humor, always joking and teasing those close to him. Above all he was a wonderful father to his son, Cameron. In...
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Americo "Mac" Santos

September 7, 1927 - May 10, 2016

Americo "Mac" Santos, 88, died peacefully at home in his sleep due to heart failure on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. He was born on September 7, 1927 in Manchester, son of the late Jose and Clutilde Santos. He was the loving and devoted husband of Denise (Laverdure) Santos. They were married in Manchester on June 27, 1953. Americo served his country proudly in the U.S. Coast Guard. He worked as a meat...
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Jeanne E. Jalbert

June 20, 1944 - May 7, 2016

Jeanne E. (Levesque) Jalbert, 71, of Amherst, passed away on May 7, 2016 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack. She was born in Nashua on June 20, 1944, the daughter of Ralph and Irene (Verheyen) Levesque. She attended the Concord School of Nursing and was a registered nurse throughout her career. She retired from Amherst Family Practice in 2010. She loved going to her lake camp in Belmont...
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Emiline Ray

June 21, 1921 - April 27, 2016

Emiline (Rioux) Morin Ray, 94, formerly of Manchester, passed away on April 27, 2016 in Port Orange, FL. She was born in Manchester on June 19, 1921, the daughter of Arthur and Laura Rioux. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, sewing, dancing, and playing cards. But most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family. She was predeceased by three husbands, Marcel Morin, Stanley Skarb, and Orlen...
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Paul E. LeClair

February 11, 1957 - April 22, 2016

Paul Edward LeClair, 59, of Gilford, NH passed away at home on Friday, April 22, 2016 following a courageous battle with sarcoma. He was surrounded by the love of his family through his final hours. Paul was born in Portsmouth, VA on February 11, 1957 to Peter E. LeClair II and Joyce (Nutsford) and was raised in the Manchester, NH area. Upon graduation from college, Paul embarked on a successful...
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Joan F. Westover

September 14, 1933 - April 13, 2016

Joan F. (Golden) Westover, 82, passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at the Elliot Hospital, Manchester, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Center Barnstead, she was the daughter of the late John and Nellie Blanche (Locke) Golden. Raised and educated in Ashland, she was a graduate of Ashland High School, Class of 1951, then relocated to Beebe River, NH where she raised her two...
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Fernande L. Villemaire

August 28, 1924 - April 12, 2016

Fernande "Fern" L. (Boucher) Fournier Villemaire, 91, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Villa Crest Nursing and Retirement Center. Born in Manchester, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Marie Louise (Gosselin) Boucher. Fern had been employed as a shoe worker for many years, working for several mills in the area. A dedicated wife and friend, Fern's family was...
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Joshua Stevenson

January 5, 1981 - April 11, 2016

Joshua Stevenson, 35, of Manchester passed away at home unexpectedly on Monday, April 11, 2016. Joshua was born in Derry on January 5, 1981, the son of Timothy and Renee (Desjardins) Stevenson. He attended Timberlane High School and completed his education at Job Corps in Vermont, specializing in forestry. Described by friends and family as a thrill-seeking storyteller, Joshua possessed a...
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Real Rene

October 2, 1933 - April 5, 2016

Real Rene, 82, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving children. Born in Manchester, he was the son of the late Hormidas and Marie Anna (Champaign) Rene. Raised and educated in Manchester, he had been employed as a press operator at International Paper, manufacturing boxes for 27 years prior to retirement. A...
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Madeleine M. Therrien

March 17, 1935 - February 21, 2016

Madeleine Therrien, 80, of Bedford NH Passed away on Feb 21, 2016 at Community Hospice House Merrimack NH After a brief battle with cancer surrounded by her loving family. Madeleine was born in St. Leon Quebec, Canada. Daughter of Adrian Breault and Diana Turcotte . Maddy Grew up in St. Leon and was a school teacher before moving to New Hampshire where she enjoyed raising her sons and working...
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Rita Gauthier

March 26, 1931 - February 15, 2016

Rita C. Gauthier, 84, of Boscawen, formerly of Manchester, passed away on Monday, February 15, 2016 at the Merrimack County Nursing Home, following a short period of decline. Born in Manchester, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Yvonne (Breton) Clement. Raised and educated in Manchester, Rita met and married the love of her life, the late Roger Gauthier, in 1950 and began a beautiful...
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Conrad F. Guillemette

January 10, 1938 - February 12, 2016

Conrad F. Guillemette, 78, of Manchester, passed away at Catholic Medical Center on February 12, 2016. He was born in Manchester on January 10, 1938, the son of Francois and Jeanne (Cloutier) Guillemette. He had worked for Hermsdorf Manufacturing for 42 years. He was an avid golfer. Conrad was a long-time parishioner of Ste. Marie Church, and was active in several of the parish ministries. ...
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Jean Marie (McNulty) Morrison

July 24, 1931 - February 4, 2016

Jean Marie McNulty Morrison passed away peacefully on February 4, 2016, in Manchester, NH. Born on July 24, 1931 in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Charles J. McNulty and Helen Kelly McNulty. Sister to Helen O'Brien of Needham, Massachusetts. Jean moved to Manchester, New Hampshire with her husband, Robert A. Morrison, to raise her family that grew to include eight children, and 14...
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Ronald A. Jolicoeur

January 6, 1936 - January 30, 2016

Ronald A. Jolicoeur, 80, of Bedford, passed away at the Elliot Hospital on January 30, 2016. He was born in Manchester on January 6, 1936, the son of Donat and Jeannette (Gelinas) Jolicoeur. He was a United States Army Veteran. He had worked for UPS for 37 years until his retirement. He enjoyed golfing and had been a member of the Manchester Country Club. He was passionate about his antique...
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Brian J. Potvin

July 22, 1982 - January 2, 2016

Brian J. Potvin, 33, of Manchester, passed away at his residence on January 2, 2016. He was born in Manchester on July 22, 1982, the son of David and Elizabeth "Betty" (Riley) Potvin. He owned and operated Brian Potvin HVAC Company. He was a devoted father and loved spending time with his family. Family members include his parents of Bedford; his significant other and love of his life,...
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Wayne Pare Daniels

September 5, 1966 - December 13, 2015

Wayne (Paré) Daniels, 49, of Los Angeles, CA, formerly of Manchester, passed away at his residence on December 13, 2015 after battling metastatic appendicle adenocarcinoma cancer for almost 4 years. He was born in Manchester on September 5, 1966, the son of Robert and Verna (Daniel) Paré. He attended West High School, received his B.A. degree from the University of Southern California, and...
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Lucille Boudreau

May 24, 1920 - December 1, 2015

Lucille M. (Morin) Boudreau, 95, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at her residence, surrounded by her loving daughters. A life-long resident of Manchester, she was the daughter of the late Ulderic and Elise (Perreault) Morin. Met and married the love of her life, the late Lionel Boudreau in 1954 and raised a beautiful family. A dedicated wife, mother, and...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Richard

November 7, 1947 - November 26, 2015

Elizabeth (Betty) Richard, 68, of Manchester, passed away peacefully November 26th, 2015 at Catholic Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Dundee, Scotland, on November 7, 1947, to James and Agnes (Black) Hughson. She spent many years residing in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada before finding her home in Manchester, NH where she raised her family with her husband,...
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Bernadette Simard

May 11, 1912 - November 22, 2015

The obituary for Bernadette will be published in the Wednesday, Nov. 25 edition of the Union Leader, www.unionleader.com
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Constance Ann "Connie" Moquin

October 3, 1934 - November 14, 2015

MANCHESTER – Constance A. "Connie" (Brown) Moquin, 81, of Manchester, passed away on November 14, 2015 at the Elliot Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born in Manchester on October 3, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Dennis and Yvonne (St. Jean) Brown. Connie attended St. Patrick's Grammar School and St. Joseph Girls High School, Class of 1953. In her early years she worked for...
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Cecile Elizabeth Kurylak

July 1, 1938 - November 8, 2015

Cecile E. (Bissonette) Kurylak, 77, of Epsom passed away on November 8th after a brief courageous battle of cancer at the Concord Hospice House. She was born in Manchester on July 1, 1938 daughter of the late John and Helen (Houle) Bissonette and wife of the late Daniel A. Kurylak with whom she shared 51 years of marriage. Cecile was raised and educated in Manchester. In her younger years she...
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Cecile D. Richard

October 19, 1921 - October 17, 2015


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