Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

Lambert Funeral Home has been a part of the Manchester area community since 1914 and has been located at 1799 Elm Street since 1970. Since that time we have been, and continue to be, family owned and operated.

To better serve the needs of all in the community we began operation of an on-site crematory in 2001 and became Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory.

Throughout the years our goal has been to provide helpful and caring service to families planning for the death of a loved one. It remains our top priority today.

Whether you are planning in advance or at a time of death, we can assist you in arranging the service that is right for you.

Here to assist you are:

Marc D. Metivier, President & Funeral Director

Denis J. Metivier, Funeral Director

Philip E. Prince, Funeral Director

Brian M. McHugh, Funeral Director

Sarah B. Gilman, Funeral Director

Our support staff includes Janet L. Benard, Chris M. Stewart and David Dery, Office Administrators; Normand A. Metivier and John Hebert.


Our Obituaries

Wayne G. Thurston

June 23, 1948 - October 19, 2018

Wayne G. Thurston, 70, of Manchester, died October 19, 2018, at Merrimack Hospice House, with his loving family by his side. Born in Framingham, MA on June 23, 1948, he was the son of Elodie (Molderez) Thurston. Wayne was educated in Manchester and was a West High School graduate, class of 1967. He served in the US Navy and was honorably discharged in 1969. During high school, Wayne worked...
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Rita M. Ballas

November 19, 1924 - October 18, 2018

Rita M. (Guillemette) Ballas, 93, of Buzzards Bay, MA, died October 18, 2018 at Tobey Hospital in Wareham, MA after a period of declining health. She was born in Manchester on November 19, 1924 to Napoleon and Blanche (Gagnon) Guillemette. She lived her life in Manchester and several Massachusetts communities. Rita worked at the Puritan Restaurant and Garland Sweater until her move...
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Robert J. Cote

July 13, 1959 - October 17, 2018

Robert J. Cote, 59, of Danvers, MA, died October 17, 2018 after a brief battle with cancer. He was born in Methuen, MA on July 13, 1959 to Armand and Lorraine (Proulx) Cote. Robert lived his life severely handicapped with Cerebral Palsy and was under the loving care of the Hogan Regional Center in Danvers. The family includes his parents of Atkinson, NH; five siblings, Linda A....
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Deborah H. Champagne

November 20, 1940 - October 15, 2018

Deborah H. (Skillings) Champagne, 77, of Auburn, died October 15, 2018 at Catholic Medical Center after a period of declining health. She was born in Manchester on November 20, 1940 to Lawrence and Edna (Mihoy) Skillings, and a resident of Auburn for many years. Deborah spent her career working at Amoskeag Bank for 28 years, NHSB Bank in Concord, and later taking over ownership of...
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Therese H. Paris

January 8, 1927 - October 14, 2018

Therese H. Paris, 91, of Manchester, died on October 14, 2018 after a period of declining health, at Catholic Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Manchester on January 8, 1927, she was the daughter of Adelmore and Roseanna (Lavoie) Senneville. She was a graduate of St. Theresa's School and was a lifelong resident of the Queen City. She worked as a stitcher for Belanger...
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Mary F. Werstine

September 19, 1932 - October 11, 2018

Mary F. Werstine, 86, of Manchester passed away at Catholic Medical Center on October 11, 2018 after a short period of declining health. Born in Roxbury, MA on September 19, 1932, she was the daughter of Richard and Julia (Cahalane) Clancy. She was educated in Massachusetts and received her dental assistant certification. She worked in administration at the State of Massachusetts for many...
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Ronald M. Sowa

April 4, 1949 - October 10, 2018

Ronald M. Sowa, 69, of Manchester died October 10th, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Born in Manchester on April 4, 1949, he was the son of Maddy and Josephine (Zapora) Sowa. He was educated in the local school system and graduated from Manchester Memorial High School. Most recently, he had been the Executive Director of the NH Wildlife Federation. Previously,...
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Jeffrey D. Freitas

January 27, 1942 - October 9, 2018

"Distance disappears as time and space become meaningless." Jeffrey D. Freitas, 76, of Raymond died October 9, 2018 at the Elliot Hospital after a period of declining health. Born in New York on January 27, 1942, he was the son of Fernando and Elizabeth E. (Blake) Freitas. He was educated in both New York and New Hampshire. Prior to retirement, he had been employed many years as a real...
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Griffin B. Taylor

October 6, 2018

Griffin Bernard Taylor, 4 year old son of Chelsea M. (Kerrigan) and Bernard C. Taylor II, passed away on October 6, 2018 at his home in Manchester after a yearlong fight with cancer. Griffin had attended pre-school in Rochester at Reach Pre-School and in Manchester at Parker-Varney School. He was a thoughtful child who loved the color blue. He also liked riding his bike, knock-knock...
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Colette M. Mara

May 21, 1959 - October 6, 2018

Colette M. Mara, "Bert", 59, of Manchester, died peacefully, after a 20 year courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis and in the past year cancer, on October 6, 2018 at Community Hospice House, Merrimack, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Manchester on May 21, 1959, she was the daughter of the late Lucien and Yvette (Belair) Lambert. Colette was a graduate of West High School in...
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Herve J. Fortier

June 29, 1930 - October 4, 2018

Herve J. Fortier, 88, of Manchester, passed away on October 4,2018 at the Manchester VA Medical Center following a period of declining health. He was born in Manchester on June 29, 1930, son of Alfred and Cora (Martel) Fortier, and a lifelong resident of the City. He spent his career as a meat cutter at First National for 18 years, and worked at Uni-Care and Omni Care for 26 years. He was...
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John R. Baraniak

May 22, 1928 - October 3, 2018

John R. Baraniak of Manchester, NH, died October 3, 2018, with his children at his side. Born in Manchester, NH, on May 22, 1928, he was the son of George and Mary H. (Drociak) Baraniak. He was a lifelong resident of the city and a summer resident of Rye, NH. A special pleasure was having his family gather at the beach every year. John was a graduate of St. Joseph High School...
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Francis X. Gamlin

January 23, 1946 - October 3, 2018

Francis X. Gamlin, 72, of Dunbarton, died on October 3, 2018 at CRNVA Hospice House in Concord, after a period of declining health. He was born in Worcester MA on January 23, 1946 to Wilfred and Margaret (McDiarmid) Gamlin and was educated in Manchester. After graduation Fran enlisted and honorably served in the Air National Guard. He spent his career as a carpenter at St. Anselm College...
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Donald A. Duford

June 8, 1938 - October 3, 2018

Donald A. Duford, 80, formerly of Hooksett, died October 3, 2018 at Elliot Hospital after a period of declining health. He was born in Goffstown on June 8, 1938 to Theodore and Blanche (Gagnon) Duford. He lived his life in Manchester and Hooksett. He was predeceased by his wife of 48 years, Laurette (Isabelle) Duford in 2012; a grandson, Tyler Gregoire in 2014; and a sister, Doris...
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Rita T. DesRuisseaux

June 3, 1939 - October 2, 2018

Rita T. DesRuisseaux, 79, of Manchester, passed away on October 2, 2018. Born in Manchester on June 3, 1939, she was the daughter of Omer Gagne and Lillian Boisvert. She graduated from St. Marie High School. In her early years, she spent her life as a homemaker. Later, Rita was employed with Garber Travel as a travel agent and Eye Physicians and Surgeons. Rita loved traveling,...
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Pauline T. St. Gelais

July 22, 1931 - September 29, 2018

Pauline T. St. Gelais, 87, of Goffstown, died on September 29, 2018 at Hillsborough County Nursing Home after a courageous fight with Alzheimer's disease. She was born on July 22, 1931, daughter of Joseph and Bernadette (Martel) Huard. She worked at Summit Packaging before retirement. She was an avid bowler and a member of St. Elizabeth Seton Church. She was predeceased by her...
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Rene R. Fortin

May 27, 1943 - September 29, 2018

Rene R. Fortin, 75, of Manchester died Saturday, September 29, 2018 with his loving family by his side. Born in Manchester on May 27, 1943, he was the son of Laurent and Simonne (Cote) Fortin. He was a graduate of St. Marie High School, class of 1961. He attended St. Anselm College and served in the US Air Force National Guard from 1963 until 1969. He married his wife, Ruth (Gravel) Fortin...
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Robert W. Dostie, Sr.

January 4, 1939 - September 28, 2018

Robert W. Dostie, Sr., 79, of Bedford, died peacefully September 28, 2018 at Bedford Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation Center surrounded by his loving family and wonderful caretakers. Born in Goffstown, NH on January 4, 1939, he was the son of Wilfred and Gertrude (Adams) Dostie. He attended West High School and served in the National Guard Reserves. He worked for Anchor Electric for over 30...
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Melissa Lyon Flint

April 11, 1955 - September 27, 2018

Melissa Lyon Flint, 63, of Amherst, NH, passed away on September 27, 2018 at her home. Melissa was born on April 11, 1955 in Trenton, NJ to H.B. and Mary Jane Lyon. She was the beloved baby sister to her older siblings Pat and Thomas. Raised in Lawrenceville, New Jersey she was well-loved in her school and community, earning many awards as a star equestrian and also the most outstanding citizen...
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Russell A. Dumont

November 26, 1951 - September 23, 2018

Russell A. Dumont, 66, of Dunbarton, died September 23, 2018 at his home after a sudden illness. He was born in Goffstown on November 26, 1951 to Maurice and Helen (Richardson) Dumont. He lived in Dunbarton for many years. Russell owned and operated Dumont Painting for many years and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was predeceased by his parents and three brothers, Maurice...
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Donald C. Harmon

March 30, 1944 - September 22, 2018

Donald C. Harmon of Manchester who was known to friends and family as "Don", passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Catholic Medical Center after a short period of declining health, he was 74. Born in South Portland, ME on March 30, 1944, he was the son of Lincoln and Miriam (Cotton) Harmon. Donald graduated in 1962 from Bonnie Eagle High School, Buxton ME, before enlisting in the...
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Paul A. Faford

May 20, 1945 - September 21, 2018

Paul A. Faford, 73, of Manchester, died Friday September 21, 2018 at Community Hospice House in Merrimack, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Webster, MA on May 20, 1945, he was the son of Arthur and Marie (St. George) Faford. Paul attended Assumption Prep School, and graduated from Conant High School, Jaffrey, class of 1963. He went to tech school for drafting, before he...
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Roland E. Provencher

March 25, 1943 - September 20, 2018

Roland E. Provencher, 75, of Manchester, died September 20, 2018, after a long period of declining health. He was born in Manchester on March 25, 1943, the son of Leo and Anita (Paquin) Provencher, and was a lifelong resident of the area. He was educated in Manchester, having graduated from Bishop Bradly High School in 1961. He received an Associate's Degree in Business from Hesser Business...
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Agnes Augusta Hayes

September 19, 2018

Agnes Augusta Hayes, 82, of Manchester, died unexpectedly on September 19, 2018, at her residence. Born in Hooksett, she was the daughter of Arthur J. and Josephine P. (Field) Hayes. Agnes was an educator caring and nurturing youth all of her life until retiring in 1996. She earned a BS from Mt. St. Mary College, Hooksett and an MS from Rivier College, Nashua. Her postgraduate studies were at...
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Henry Bourassa

June 2, 1926 - September 18, 2018

Henry H. Bourassa, 92, of Manchester, died on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, surrounded by loving family and friends at Mt. Carmel Nursing Home. He was born in Manchester on June 2, 1926 to Alphonsine (Houle) and Euchariste Bourassa, and was a lifelong resident of the city. Henry attended St. Joseph High School before honorably serving in the Army Air Corps. During his career, he worked for...
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Leo R. Dutton

March 10, 1937 - September 18, 2018

Leo R. Dutton, 81, of Manchester, died on Tuesday September 18, 2018 surrounded by his family after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson's disease. Born in Nashua on March 10, 1937, he was the son of Leon and Lena (Provost) Dutton and was one of 7 children. He grew up in Nashua, graduating from Nashua High School in 1955. After High School he enlisted in the U.S. Army serving a tour of...
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Noreen M. Leahy

May 15, 1930 - September 17, 2018

Noreen M. Leahy, 88, of Bedford, NH, formerly of Sarasota, FL, died September 17, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Englewood, NJ on May 15, 1930, she was the daughter of Arthur and Frances (Eichler) Herring. She will be remembered as a quick witted woman who cherished her family. She and her husband loved holiday parties, playing Skit Skat with their grandchildren...
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Marcel W. Champagne

February 1, 1939 - September 17, 2018

Marcel W. Champagne of Auburn, died on September 17, 2018, surrounded by his loving family at Villa Crest Nursing Home. Born in Manchester, NH on February 1, 1939, he was the son of Jeanne B. (Croteau) and Walter J. Champagne. Marcel was enlisted in the National Guard before taking ownership of Champagne Oil from his father in 1983. He grew ill and was forced into early retirement, turning...
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Jason A. Allard

October 23, 1981 - September 16, 2018

Jason A. Allard, 36, of Manchester, died unexpectedly on September 16, 2018 at his home. He was born in Manchester on October 23, 1981 to Armand P. and Robin (Turcotte) Allard. He graduated from Goffstown High School in 2000 and lived in Goffstown for most of his life. Jason worked for the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 131. His interests included sports, music, motorcycles,...
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Joseph P. Capuchino

July 21, 1933 - September 15, 2018

Joseph P. Capuchino, who spent his life devoted to God, his family and the Red Sox, died Saturday morning. He was 85. Joe, affectionately known as Sonny, Cappy or Pop, was born in 1933 in Boston, Mass., the only child of Joseph and Margaret (Caples) Capuchino. He grew up in Allston and served as an altar boy at St. Anthony's on Holton Street. He attended Boston College High School in Dorchester...
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Penny E. Morel

September 28, 1958 - September 14, 2018

Penny E. Morel, 59, of Manchester, died unexpectedly on September 14, 2018, at her residence. Born in Berlin on September 28, 1958, she was the daughter of Elmer and Mary (Migetz) Therberge. She was a graduate of Berlin High School. Penny worked as a Special Project Manager for over 20 years with Land Air Express of New England before retiring in 2016. Penny loved the outdoors. She enjoyed...
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Elaine R. Belliveau

June 5, 1943 - September 12, 2018

Elaine R. Belliveau, 75, of Bedford, died at Catholic Medical Center, after a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Manchester on June 5, 1943, the daughter of Severin and Rita (Simard) Pouliot. Elaine was educated in Manchester, a graduate of Central High School, and a lifelong resident of the Queen City. She worked as a cashier/customer services representative for...
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Raymond A. Dumas

June 18, 1926 - September 12, 2018

Raymond A. Dumas, 92, of Manchester died September 12, 2018 at the Veterans Association Medical Center surrounded by members of his loving family. Born in Manchester on June 18, 1926, he was the son of Antoine and Angeline (Chandonnet) Dumas. He was educated in the local parochial school system and graduated from Manchester Central High School, class of 1943. After graduation, he served in...
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Robert "John" Finnell

July 30, 1966 - September 8, 2018

Robert "John" Finnell, 52, of Manchester, NH died on September 8, 2018. Born on July 30, 1966 in Roslindale, MA, he was the son of Robert and Mary (Fenezia) Finnell. Though a private man, he was artistic and took joy in building sail boat models from scratch. He loved feeding the animals, gardening, and building snowmen in the winter. Robert was a kind man, who was very generous with what...
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Fabiola D. Duhamel

December 23, 1933 - September 8, 2018

Fabiola D. (Fournier) Duhamel, 84, of Manchester, NH died September 8, 2018 at Villa Crest Retirement Community after a period of declining health. She was born in St. Fabien de Rimouski, Quebec, Canada on December 23, 1933 to Charles-Eugene and Luce (Berger) Fournier. Fabiola worked at Crystal Laundry and Catholic Medical Center Labs both in Manchester, NH. She was a...
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Daniel S. Nieman

October 15, 1932 - September 7, 2018

Daniel S. Nieman, 85, of Manchester, died on September 7, 2018 at the VA Medical Center in West Roxbury, MA, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Chicago, IL on October 15, 1932 he was the son of Joseph P. and Anna (Zekas) Nieman. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1951 and honorably served for 20 plus years, retiring as a Staff Sergeant. Upon retiring from military service, he...
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Mikel S. Boisvert

June 30, 1968 - September 5, 2018

Mikel S. Boisvert, 50, of Manchester, died after a period of declining health on September 5, 2018. He was born in Manchester on June 30, 1968, the son of Norman and Judy (Roy) Boisvert. He was educated in Manchester and was a lifelong resident of the area. Family includes his beloved wife Denise Boisvert of Manchester; son Erik Boisvert of Manchester; step mother AJ Boisvert of...
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Irene M. Morency

December 29, 1925 - September 5, 2018

Irene Marie (Lavoie) Morency, 92, of Manchester, died September 5, 2018 at Bentley Commons in Bedford after a brief illness. Irene was born on December 29, 1925 in Manchester, the daughter of Arthur and Adeline (Salvail) Lavoie. She was predeceased by her siblings Maurice, Armand, Jeanne Ervin, Robert, and Paul. Before WWII, she met Amedee G. Morency but they waited until after the war to...
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Nicholas A. "Chic" Statires

August 19, 1929 - September 5, 2018

Nicholas "Chic" Andrew Statires,89, of Manchester passed away on September 5, 2018 after a short illness. Born in Manchester on August 19, 1929, he was the son of Andrew and Evangeline (Papanastasiou) Statires. He was educated in the local school system. He was predeceased by his loving and caring wife, Eileen (O'Connor) Statires with whom he shared 16 years of marriage prior to her death in...
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Lucille N. Duval

September 19, 1930 - September 4, 2018

LUCILLE N. DUVAL, of Richmond Hill, Georgia departed this life on September 4, 2018 at the age of 87. She was born in Manchester, New Hampshire on September 19, 1930 to Edgar and Hedwidge Deshaies. She was a dedicated homemaker and also worked for many years as a cook in the Manchester School System. While living in Manchester she attended St. Marie Church and was a devout Catholic. She was...
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Rose M. Stevens

June 30, 1962 - September 3, 2018

Rose M. Stevens, 56, of Manchester died September 3, 2018, at Concord Hospital, after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born in Manchester on June 30, 1962 to MaryAnn (Goss) and Edward Fisher. Rose received her Master's degree from Notre Dame College. She was a guidance counselor at Weare Middle School until retirement in 2014. Rose loved to read, quilt, bake, camp, and...
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Manuel A. "Manny" Acosta-Mena

June 30, 1950 - September 3, 2018

Manuel A. "Manny" Acosta-Mena, 68, of Manchester, died September 3, 2018, at the Elliot Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico on June 30, 1950, he was the son of Arturo Manuel and Carmela (Mena Casanova) Acosta. He was educated and received his high school diploma in New Orleans. Manny worked as a Corporate Trainer for Toyota of Nashua for many years. He...
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Angelo J. Catenza

May 8, 1974 - September 1, 2018

Angelo J. Catenza, 44, of Manchester, died unexpectedly on September 1, 2018 in Franconia Notch State Park. He was born in Milford, Massachusetts on May 8, 1974, the son of Gregorio and Catalina (Codina) Catenza. He was a 1992 graduate of Boston College High School. Angelo worked his way up from busboy to chef in his 15 years working in restaurants in the Boston area. He was the Executive...
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Lydia M. Pilkowicz Polkutinis Valliere

May 14, 1936 - September 1, 2018

Lydia M. Pilkowicz Polkutinis Valliere, 82, passed peacefully at her home on September 1, 2018, surrounded by her loved ones. Lydia, known to most as Mrs. V or Ma V, was born in Manchester on May 14, 1936 and was raised by her grandparents who immigrated from Lithuania. On a blind date, set up by her lifelong friends, Lydia met her future husband and father of their seven children. While...
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Bertrand A. Dubois

October 13, 1946 - August 29, 2018

Bertrand A. Dubois, 71, of North Haverhill, NH died August 29, 2018 suddenly at Dartmouth Hitchcock medical Center in Lebanon, NH. Born in Manchester on October 13, 1946, he was the son of Ernest and Lillian (Bourque) Dubois. He was very proud to be a Vietnam Veteran and to have served our country. Prior to retirement, he had been employed by Redi-Mix for many years. Bert loved to work...
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Louis G. Coltey

June 1, 1947 - August 29, 2018

Louis G. Coltey, 71, of Manchester, died Wednesday August 29, 2018, at Lakes Region Hospital in Laconia after a period of declining health. He was born on June 1, 1947 in Rutland, VT, the son of Moses and Daisy Bell (Harris) Coltey. Louis was educated in Vermont. He was employed at UPS for 32 years before retiring in 2006. He started as a package car driver, then went to feeder driver, and...
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Bruce A. Adams

March 19, 1936 - August 28, 2018

Bruce A. Adams, 82, of Bow, NH died 8/28/2018 at the Concord Hospice House surrounded by his loving family. Born in Worcester, MA on March 19, 1936, he was the son of Stanley and Mary Lucille (Atkins) Adams. He attended grade school in Saxtons River, VT and graduated from Vermont Academy. At the University of Vermont he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and earned his Bachelor of...
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Sr. Joan Joyal p.m.

December 10, 1943 - August 25, 2018

Sr. Joan Joyal, p.m., 74, of Sisters of the Presentation of Mary, died August 25, 2018 at her residence. She was born in Detroit, MI on December 10, 1943 to Ephrem and Regina (Seney) Joyal. She made her religious profession in August 1969. Sr. Joan earned her BA and Masters Degrees in Education at Rivier University. She taught in NH high schools and was a high school guidance director at PMA,...
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Judy Pratte

October 2, 1942 - August 25, 2018

Judy (Loranger) Pratte, 75, of Manchester, died August 25, 2018 at Community Hospice House in Merrimack after a period of declining health. She was born on October 2, 1942 to Harry and Florence (St. Onge) Loranger. She graduated from Central High School in 1961 and was a lifelong resident of Manchester. Judy worked in the cafeteria of West High School for 25 years. She had also...
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Marcel G. Faucher

October 10, 1933 - August 24, 2018

Marcel G. Faucher, 84, of Manchester, died on Friday August 24, 2018 at Hillsborough County Nursing Home in Goffstown, after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Manchester on October 10, 1933, son to Romeo and Aurore (Couturier) Faucher. Marcel was a lifelong resident of Manchester. Marcel graduated from St. Anthony's High School, and enlisted in the United States Army. He...
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Charles "Frank" Yanco

May 17, 1932 - August 24, 2018

Charles "Frank" Yanco, 86, passed away surrounded by family on August 24th at VNA Hospice House in Concord, NH. Mr. Yanco was born on May 17, 1932 in Boston, MA to the late Albert and Norma Yanco, attended Northeastern University, and served four years in the United States Air Force. Frank was a well-known Manchester businessman with a long career as an automobile dealer (Frank Yanco...
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Marie-Marthe Rita Couture, PM

December 3, 1925 - August 24, 2018

Sr. Marie-Marthe Rita Couture, PM (Sr. Ste-Marie de l'Emmanuel), 92, of Sisters of the Presentation of Mary, died August 24, 2018 at her residence. She was born in Chisholm, ME on December 3, 1925 to Rosaire and Anais (Shank) Couture. She made her religious profession on February 2, 1946. Sister Marie-Marthe obtained her BA degree in Education at Rivier University. She taught and was a...
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Diane M. Chauvette

June 18, 1946 - August 20, 2018

Diane M. (Corriveau) Chauvette, 72, of Manchester, died August 20, 2018 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA after a period of declining health. She was born in Manchester on June 18, 1946 to Henry and Estelle (Bilodeau) Corriveau. She was a lifelong resident of Manchester. Diane owned and operated Lady Di's Hair Salon in Manchester for many years. Prior to that, she graduated from,...
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Donald H. Nichols

November 21, 1951 - August 19, 2018

Donald H. Nichols, 66, died Sunday August 19, 2018, at Elliot Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born in North Adams, MA, on November 21, 1951, son of the late Lawrence and Elizabeth (Adams) Nichols. He was a graduate of Berlin Central High School and honorably served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Earlier in his career, he was a Correctional Officer at the...
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Laurie A. Demere

August 18, 2018

Laurie A. (Mohn) Demere, 64, of Manchester, died August 18, 2018. I lost my only daughter on this day. A mother should not have to bury her child, but as is written, "Thy will be done". The good Lord knows what he is doing. She suffered greatly and with the patience of a saint. Never once did she complain or give up hope. You may now rest in peace my love. As for us, we shall...
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Robert George Valway

February 14, 1933 - August 18, 2018

LONDONDERRY, N.H. – Robert George Valway, age 85, of Londonderry, passed away on Saturday, August 18, 2018, with family by his side at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, NH. He was a family man, a loving husband, a friend to many, a winning poker and checkers player, and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He wrote much of this obituary himself, paying special attention to the...
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Bernard O. "Bernie" Bruso III

September 12, 1974 - August 17, 2018

Bernard O. "Bernie" Bruso III, 43, of Auburn, died suddenly, as the result of an accident on August 17, 2018. He was born in Manchester on September 12, 1974 to Bernard O. and Sheila D. (Fezette) Bruso, Jr. Bernie was a graduate of Memorial High School and was further educated in Barbering School. He was a master barber by trade and worked with his father for 20 years at Bernies Barber Shop. ...
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Dianne Monahan

July 1, 1939 - August 16, 2018

Dianne Monahan, 79, of Manchester, a wonderful woman who loved everyone and displayed a positive outlook on life with the most pleasant smile, died at Birch Hill Terrace, on August 16, 2018, surrounded by family. Born on July 1, 1939 in Lynn, MA, she was the daughter of John and Norma (Hutchinson) Gifford. Her father took an early retirement as a school administrator and moved his family to...
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Wilfred E. "Willie" Dearborn

July 25, 1953 - August 16, 2018

Wilfred "Willie" E. Dearborn, 65, of Manchester, died August 16, 2018 at CMC Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Manchester on July 25, 1953, the son of Lionel and Anna (Gagnon) Dearborn. He was educated in the Manchester school system, worked for E & R Laundry & DryCleaners for many years, and recently at Salvation Army. Willie was an avid New England sports fan and...
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Edna A. Yuszkus

December 7, 1923 - August 16, 2018

Edna A. Yuszkus, 94, of Manchester, NH passed away on August 16, 2018 at Hanover Hill Nursing Home in Manchester surrounded by her loving family. Edna was born in Lawrence, MA on December 7, 1923 the daughter of Walter and Jadwiga (Rogala) Zysk. She was educated in the Lawrence school system. Prior to retirement, she spent her career as a receptionist. She had worked at the Lawrence Eagle...
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Barry D. Caisse

August 15, 2018

Barry D. Caisse, 79, of Manchester, NH passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018 from heart complications. Barry was born in Leominster, MA to Normand and Dorothy (Vigneant) Caisse. He attended local schools and graduated from Leominster High School in 1957. He served in the US Army in Berlin, Germany and when he was honorably discharged moved to Manchester. Barry was an accomplished horseman...
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Donald F. Donovan

March 23, 1934 - August 13, 2018

Donald F. Donovan, 84, of Bedford, NH died August 13, 2018 at his residence after a sudden illness. Born in North Andover, MA on March 23, 1934, he was the son of Daniel G. and Ethel (Juhr) Donovan. He attended St. Patrick Grammar School and graduated from Central Catholic High School in Lawrence. He had been a resident of the Bedford, NH area for the past 60 years. Donald had been the...
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Anne (Cullity) O'Neil

July 7, 1937 - August 11, 2018

Anne (Cullity) O'Neil, 81, of Manchester, died August 11, 2018 at Catholic Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born in Manchester on July 7, 1937 to William and Elizabeth (Cremen) Cullity. She lived in Manchester for most of her life and in Bedford for 12 years. Anne worked in customer service at Public Service Company of New Hampshire for 26 years. She enjoyed reading,...
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Rolande A. Bernard

November 30, 1930 - August 8, 2018

Rolande (Ronnie) A. Bernard, 87, of Manchester, passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at Maple Leaf Health Care Center surrounded by her adoring family. Born in Nashua, on November 30, 1930, she was the daughter of Denise R. (Rivard) and Joseph T. Mignault. She lived in Pinardville and later moved to Bedford. She spent her final years living with her daughter in Manchester. Rolande...
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Oscar E. deRepentigny

July 18, 1925 - August 6, 2018

Oscar E. deRepentigny of Manchester passed peacefully on August 6th, 2018 at the Jack Byrnes Center for Palliative & Hospice Care at the age of 93. He was born in Fall River, Massachusetts on July 18th, 1925, the son of Osias and Bernadette (Robert) deRepentigny. At the tender age of 17, Oscar enlisted in the United States Coast Guard in WWII and served in the 2ndDivision on the U.S.S....
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Mary Elizabeth Kirby-DeAngelis

May 13, 1924 - August 2, 2018

Mary Elizabeth Kirby-DeAngelis, 94, of Bedford, passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Courville at Carlyle Place in Bedford, New Hampshire. Mary was born in Boston, MA on May 13, 1924 to Victor Albion Caseau and Lucia Perrigo Hill. She was raised in Arlington, Massachusetts and graduated from Arlington High School. Her sister, Lillian Wood and brothers, Charles and Victor predeceased her....
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Albert F. Nettel

August 5, 1936 - August 1, 2018

Albert F. Nettel, 81, of Manchester, died August 1, 2018 after a brief illness. Born in Manchester on August 5, 1936, he was the son of Frank and Agnes (Rogers) Nettel. He was a graduate of Manchester Central High School, class of 1954, and earned his bachelor's degree from University of New Hampshire. He served in the US Army National Guard and was honorably discharged at the rank of Master...
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Louis A. Maynard

November 9, 1940 - August 1, 2018

Louis A. Maynard, 77, of Portsmouth, died August 1, 2018 at the Clipper Harbor Health Care Center. Born in Stanford, CT on November 9, 1940, he was the son of Louis and Alice (Demers) Maynard. He was a graduate of Darien High School, and served in the US Army. Louis was the former owner of Maynard Tree Service, Viva Zapa's Mexican Restaurant in Westport,CT , and Molly Stark Tavern in New...
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Ernest L. Dugas

April 27, 1923 - August 1, 2018

Ernest L. Dugas, 95, of Manchester, died August 1st, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his loving daughters. Born in Manchester on April 27, 1923, he was the son of Arthur and Blanche Dugas. He grew up in Concord and graduated from Concord High School in 1942 and from Franklin Technical Institute in 1948 with a degree in engineering. From 1942 to 1946 he enlisted in the Naval aviation...
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Daniel W. McMillan

April 25, 1942 - July 30, 2018

Daniel W. McMillan, 76, of Manchester, died July 30, 2018 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Manchester on April 25, 1942, he was the son of Benjamin P. and Katherine D. (Donovan) McMillan. He was educated in Manchester and was a lifelong resident of the Queen City. Daniel served in the US Army and was honorably discharged at the rank of SP5 in 1962. He then spent over...
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Delia D. (Musetti) Chipman

January 11, 1921 - July 30, 2018

Delia D. (Musetti) Chipman, 97, of New Boston, passed peacefully on Monday, July 30, 2018, at Maple Leaf Healthcare Center in Manchester from natural causes. She was born in Rutland, VT on January 11, 1921 to Daniel and Josephine (Paolucci) Musetti. She lived in Chelmsford, MA for many years before moving to New Boston in 2003. Delia enjoyed dancing, especially to New York, New York by...
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Alexander Stanley Wisnieski

November 6, 1938 - July 28, 2018

Alexander Stanley Wisnieski, 79, of Manchester died July 28, 2018 at his residence. Born in Steubenville, OH, he was the son of Jacob and Stella (Borkowski) Wisnieski. He was a military Veteran of both the Marines and Army, serving in Vietnam. He was predeceased by his son Doug Wisnieski and 3 siblings. Family members include his son Craig Wisnieski and his wife Dawn;...
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Jeannette R. LeHoullier

May 19, 1925 - July 25, 2018

Sr. Jeannette Rita LeHoullier, CSC (Sr. Mary Paul-Raymond), 93, of the Sisters of Holy Cross in Manchester, died July 25, 2018. She was born in Somersworth on May 19, 1925, the 4th daughter of Donat and Alphonsine (Rouleau) LeHoullier. She professed her final vows in 1953 and served the Congregation of the Sister of Holy Cross for 71 years. She earned her BS at Notre Dame College in...
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Carole S. Tremblay

February 12, 1942 - July 25, 2018

Carole S. Tremblay (Schalk), 76, of Merrimack, NH passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 25th at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack in the comfort of her two daughters. She was born on February 12, 1942 in Stamford, CT to Eric and Hilda (Freise) Schalk. Carole received her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Vermont, and her nursing degree from Norwalk Hospital School of...
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Laurette E. Major

October 12, 1922 - July 25, 2018

Laurette E. (Bourque) Major, 95, of Manchester, died July 25, 2018 at the Courville at Manchester after a period of declining health. She was born in Manchester on October 12, 1922 to Arsene and Josephine (Martineau) Bourque. She was a lifelong resident of Manchester. In her younger years, she worked for Dorson-Fleisher Shoe Company then spent many years raising a family of five...
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Sr. Sylvia Lariviere, pm (Sr. Theodore-Marie)

July 8, 1925 - July 23, 2018

Sr. Sylvia Lariviere, pm (Sr. Theodore-Marie), 93, of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary in Manchester, died July 23, 2018. She was born in Westbrook, ME on July 8, 1925 to Theodore and Virginia (Laberge) Lariviere. She made her religious profession in 1946. She earned a bachelor's degree in education and did post-graduate studies at Rivier University in Nashua and Fairfield...
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Ruth B. Turlis

March 17, 1926 - July 23, 2018

Ruth B. Turlis, 92, of Manchester, passed away on Monday, July 23rd at her home surrounded by family. Born in Manchester, NH on March 17, 1926 she was the daughter of Rachel (Leblanc) and Albert Battryn. Ruth was a graduate of Manchester West High School. She worked in graphics for the Yellow Book in New York and at the Elliot Hospital in medical records for 16 years before retirement in...
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Robert R. Gingras

August 28, 1949 - July 21, 2018

Robert R. Gingras, 68, of Bow rode his Corvette to the heavens with angels by his side, July 21, 2018 at the Concord Hospice house surrounded by his loving family. Born in Manchester on August 28, 1949, he was the son of Raymond and Marie (Labrie) Gingras. He was educated in the local school system and attended Manchester Central High School. He served in the US Army Reserves prior to his...
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Kevin Clancy

May 23, 1962 - July 19, 2018

Kevin Clancy, 56, died on July 19, 2018 after a brief battle with cancer at his home in Manchester, NH. He was born in Saugus, MA on May 23, 1962, son of the late Joseph T. and Barbara A. (Wilson) Clancy. He was the youngest of four children, Jackie Theriault of Poway CA, Joe Clancy of Brockton MA and Thomas Clancy of Poway CA (deceased). He lived in Saugus for many years before moving to...
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Paul F. Grignon

July 13, 1937 - July 19, 2018

Paul F. Grignon, 81, died on July 19, 2018 at Concord Community Hospice House, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Whitinsville, MA on July 13, 1937, he was the son of Victor and Ruth (Owens) Grignon. Paul worked in trucking his entire life. He worked for many years for Continental Paving Co., and after his retirement, worked for International Autoparts. In his younger years, Paul...
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Robert L. Bissonnette

September 19, 1938 - July 19, 2018

Robert L. Bissonnette, 79, of Manchester, died on July 19, 2018, at CMC, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Manchester on September 19, 1938, he was the son of Orien R. and Simone (Tremblay) Bissonnette. He was educated in Manchester, a graduate of St. Anthony High School and a lifelong resident of the Queen City. Robert served in the NH Army National Guard before being honorably...
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Ruth M. Gray

January 15, 1949 - July 18, 2018

Ruth M. Gray, 69, of Manchester, died July 18, 2018 at CMC after a period of declining health. Born in Boston, MA on January 15, 1949, she was the daughter of Walter and Mary (Lawlor) Hamilton. She was educated in Boston before graduating from nursing school. Ruth is survived by her husband of 24 years, Vernon Gray, Sr. of Manchester; three children, George, Lisa, and Derek Williams; Vernon's...
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Lorraine T. Gosselin

December 17, 1929 - July 17, 2018

Lorraine T. (Hemond) Gosselin, 88, lifelong resident of Manchester, died on July 17, 2018 at Holy Cross Health Center after a brief illness. She was born in Manchester, NH on December 17, 1929 to Albert and Antoinette (Provencher) Hemond. She was educated in the local school system. Lorraine and her husband were operators and co-owners of Standard Fruit, a Manchester business prior to their...
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Mary B. Gates

October 27, 1927 - July 15, 2018

Mary B. Gates, 90, of Manchester died July 15, 2018 at Birch Hill Terrace with family members by her side. Born in Lock Haven, PA, on October 27, 1927, she was the daughter of Dr. Clair and Mary Bauman and grew up in Waterville, ME. She attended Northfield School for Girls in Mount Herman, MA and received a bachelor's degree from Colby College. After raising her family in White Plains, NY...
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James (Jim) F. Hall

April 18, 1945 - July 11, 2018

Mr. James (Jim) F. Hall, Sr. of Manchester, NH recently passed away unexpectedly at his home. Jim was the eldest of three children born to Sterling J. and Shirley E. (Sewell) Hall on April 18, 1945, in Houlton, ME. The entire family traveled the globe while Sterling served in the U.S. Army for 20 years, including 2 tours in Germany. Jim graduated from Crosby High School in Waterbury, CT and...
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Doris A. Dube

April 12, 1937 - July 11, 2018

Doris (Labrie) Dube, 81, of Bedford, died on July 11, 2018, surrounded by her family in the comfort of her own home after a brief illness. Doris' life can be summed up as a recipe, which is fitting due to how much she loved to cook and bake. Recipe for a Good Life, Inspired by Doris. Start with a generous blend of love, laughter, and plenty of wine. Add family and friends and mix...
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Norma B. Barbour

April 25, 1926 - July 10, 2018

Norma B. (Stephenson) Barbour, 92, of Manchester died July 10, 2018 at The Arbors with her beloved husband by her side. She was born in St. John, New Brunswick on April 25, 1926 to George and Alice (Nixon) Stephenson. She graduated from St John General Hospital Nursing School in 1949 and spent the next few years as a Registered Nurse in the Private Patients Pavilion at Montreal General...
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Joseph W. Bowers

December 19, 1937 - July 10, 2018

Joseph W. Bowers, 80, of Manchester, NH died July 10, 2018 at his home after a period of declining health. He was born in Cambridge, MA on December 19, 1937 to Clarence and Ethel Bowers. He grew up in Cambridge and lived in Wakefield, MA for 46 years before moving to Manchester 12 years ago. Joseph worked as a chef at the Hanscom Air Force Base Officers Club and the Red Coach Grill...
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George W. Poist

June 15, 1931 - July 9, 2018

George Poist, 87, of Goffstown, died July 9, 2018 at his home after a brief illness. He was born in Baltimore, MD on June 15, 1931 to George J. and Irene (Sheppard) Poist. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955 and lived his life in Baltimore and Goffstown. He was a lifelong self-employed plumber with Poist and Sons in Maryland and Poist Mechanical in Goffstown. ...
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Jane "Jeanie" Johnston

February 4, 1927 - July 9, 2018

LTC (Ret) Jane "Jeanie" Johnston, 91, of Manchester died July 9, 2018 after a sudden illness. Born in Manchester on February 4, 1927, she was the daughter of William and Helen (O'Brien) Johnston. She was raised in Manchester and graduated from St. Joseph High School for Girls, class of 1945. She also graduated from the Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing in 1948. In 1949 she was on the...
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George J. Angelopoulos

October 31, 1925 - July 7, 2018

George J. Angelopoulos, 92, of Manchester, died at his residence July 7, 2018. George was born in Dover, NH October 31, 1925 the son of John and Julia (Petropoulos) Angelopoulos. He served in the Army during World War II, fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and was a Purple Heart recipient. George opened Squires Men's Shop, his first clothing business, in Dover in 1955 and operated it for 15...
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Ann Marie Sopel

June 26, 1960 - July 4, 2018

Ann Marie (Heroux) Sopel, 58, of Auburn passed away peacefully on July 4th, 2018 surrounded by her loving family after a lengthy battle against metastatic malignant melanoma. Born in Manchester on June 26, 1960, she was the daughter of Bridget (Cashman) Heroux and the late Edward E. Heroux. She grew up in Bedford, attended St. Raphael Grammar School and graduated from Manchester West High...
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Diane M. Littlewood

June 24, 1969 - July 4, 2018

Diane Marie (Vanasse) Littlewood, 49, of Manchester died July 4, 2018 at her residence after a brief illness. Born in Manchester on June 24, 1969, she was the daughter of Ronald Vanasse and Denise (Tremblay) Farrell. She was educated in the local school system and was a 1987 graduate of Manchester West High School. She received her dental technician training from NH Technical Institute in...
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David J. Bonnett

March 19, 1953 - July 3, 2018

David J. Bonnett of Hooksett, died July 3, 2018, unexpectedly in Pittsburg. Born in Manchester, NH on March 19, 1953, he was the son of Rosalie (Tjiamparis) and John Bonnett, and a lifelong resident of the city. David was a graduate of Central High School, class of 1971. He worked as a life long carpenter and most recently worked as machine operator at Velcro for 20 years before retiring in...
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Janet A. Windhausen

December 3, 1932 - July 3, 2018

Janet A. Windhausen, 85, of Bedford, died July 3, 2018, at Catholic Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Cambridge, MA on December 3, 1932, the daughter of Walter and Marion (Peers) Flewelling. Janet was a graduate of Belmont High School, Belmont, MA, and earned her BS from Simmons College in 1954. Janet was an educator for nearly 25 years and specialized in...
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David O. Ducharme

July 15, 1954 - June 30, 2018

David O. Ducharme, 63, of Manchester, Bar Harbor, ME and Orlando, FL died June 30, 2018 at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, ME after a period of declining health. He was born in Manchester on July 15, 1954 to Wilfred and Laurette (Pinard) Ducharme. David was the owner of Henry's Collision Center in Manchester for over 35 years. He began working on cars at the age of 16. ...
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Susan B. Bennett

June 29, 2018

Susan B. (LeClair) Bennett, 68, of Bedford, loving wife of Raymond "Ken" Bennett Jr., passed away on June 29, 2018 at her home after a long illness. Born in Rochester, she was the eldest daughter of the late Richard and Virginia (Reid) LeClair. She was a graduate of Spaulding High School in Rochester in 1968, earned a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Plymouth State University in 1972...
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Paul S. Bouchard

August 20, 1935 - June 24, 2018

Paul Sylvio Bouchard, 82, of Hampton, NH passed on June 24, 2018 at Exeter Hospital of complications with pneumonia and Parkinson's Disease. He was born in Manchester, NH on August 20, 1935 to Gustave and Eva (Douville) Bouchard. In 1952, Paul enlisted in the NH Air National Guard. After graduating from Bishop Bradley High School in 1953, he was employed as a salesman for Robert Hall...
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Amanda Lescatre

May 22, 2003 - June 23, 2018

Amanda Lescatre, 15, of Goffstown, NH, passed away unexpectedly on June 23, 2018 at her home. She was born in Manchester, NH on May 22, 2003, the daughter of Michael Lescatre and Michelle McLaughlin. She was a student at Goffstown High School. She enjoyed hanging out with family, Mixed Media and digital art, gardening with her Grandmother and her Dad. Amanda enjoyed playing virtual games with...
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Charles R. Marineau

May 3, 1926 - June 23, 2018

Charles R. Marineau, of Manchester died June 23, 2018 at Bedford Hills Center surrounded by his loving family. Born in Manchester on May 3, 1926, he was the son of Donat and Emma (O'Malley) Marineau. He was educated in the local school system. He served in the US Navy during WWII as a radio operator, having been awarded the WWII Victory Medal, and the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre and Philippine...
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