Clarice M. Gagnon
Clarice M. Gagnon
  • September 7, 1922 - April 19, 2016
  • Manchester, New Hampshire

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Clarice M. Gagnon, of Manchester, died April 19, 2016 at the Villa Crest Nursing & Retirement Center after a brief illness. She was born in Haverhill, MA the daughter of Carmine & Mary (Fasulo) Spacone. Her family moved to Manchester where she was educated in the Queen City School System and graduated from Manchester Central High School. She also attended Hesser Business College.

She was employed with the U.S. Selective Service Department, the Air Transport Command and retired from the Department of Veterans Affairs with over 35 years of Government Service. She was a legislative officer and vice-president of the National Association of Active and retired Federal Employees Chapter 408 for more than 30 years keeping the membership apprised of all the issues affecting both active and retired federal employees. She was a charter and associate member of the Policemen's Wives association and a member of the DAV Auxiliary.

Clarice was a talented pianist playing keyboard at various local lounges, fashion shows, weddings and family functions. She also enjoyed landscaping and gardening at her home and the beautiful fruits of her labors were outstanding and to be admired.

She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years retired Manchester Police Lt. Emile Gagnon in 1997 and her close companion William "Bill" Haste in 2006.

Members of her family include her son Donald Gagnon and his fiancée Rose Bernardi of Nashua as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation was held on Thursday April 21 from 4 to 7 pm at the McHugh Funeral Home 283 Hanover St. corner of Beech St. in Manchester. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday April 22 at 10 am in St. Anthony of Padua Church 172 Belmont St. Manchester. Burial followed in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in Clarice's name to the Manchester Policemen's Wives Association.