Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Hanover Street

Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium is the largest provider of funeral services in New Hampshire. Phaneuf Funeral Home has been serving the public from our Hanover St. location in Manchester since 1906 and is one of the oldest continually-owned family funeral homes in the state. Learn more about our Hanover St. location.

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Our Obituaries

Gloria F. Dor

April 30, 1925 - June 18, 2018

Gloria F. Dor, 93, passed away peacefully on June 18, 2018. Born April 30, 1925 in Paterson, NJ, she was daughter of the late Annible and Flavia Gambuti. Raised and educated in New Jersey, she was a lifelong resident until moving to New Hampshire in 2005 to be with her son. Gloria had a caring heart, and always took care of others, including her family and strangers. A devoted daughter, wife,...
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Shirley S. Brill

January 14, 1919 - June 14, 2018

Shirley Swift Brill of Concord, NH, died peacefully on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at the glorious age of 99 years. She was born in Des Moines, the daughter of Jack and Rhea Steinberg, and grew up in Chicago with her brothers, Earl and Morden. She was married to Marty Brill for 55 years, and they lived in Pittsburgh, Monroeville, and DuBois, Pennsylvania. Shirley worked as an administrative...
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Edwina Rose DeSimone

August 7, 1939 - June 13, 2018

Edwina Rose DeSimone (known as Rose to her friends) passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the age of 78. Born in Medford, MA on August 7, 1939, she was daughter of Edward and Helena Bernat. Edwina was raised in Littleton and North Reading, MA, and was a graduate of Billerica High School; after graduation, she studied at Lowell Tech. Like many of her generation, Edwina married and started...
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James D. Baxter

April 29, 1953 - June 11, 2018

James D. Baxter, 65, of Manchester, NH, died on Monday, June 11, 2018, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, in Lebanon, NH. Mr. Baxter was born on April 29, 1953, in Manchester, NH the son of David E. and Elizabeth Ann (Mooney) Baxter. He was a lifelong resident of Manchester. For 40 years, he was a self-employed sign maker, and was a graduate of Butura School of Art. Mr. Baxter was a...
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Kenene R. Wintle

May 7, 1951 - June 11, 2018

Kenene R. (Miles) Wintle, 67, of Goffstown, passed away in Nashua on June 11, 2018. Kenene was born in Dover-Foxcroft, ME on May 7, 1951, the daughter of Kenneth and Winifred (Moulton) Miles. Kenene attended Piscataquis Community High School in Guilford, ME and graduated in 1969. Shortly after graduating from high school she moved to Hooksett, NH where she worked at Raytheon for 7 years. She...
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Robert J. Otterson

August 21, 1949 - June 11, 2018


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Roger R. Bergeron

December 25, 1934 - June 11, 2018

Roger R. "Bobby" Bergeron, 83, of Hooksett, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 11, at Elliot Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born in Manchester, he is the son of the late Eloi and Emma (Lortie) Bergeron. Raised and educated in Manchester, he married the love of his life, the former Elsie A. Robinson, in May 21, 1955. The young couple settled in Hooksett to raise their family. ...
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Cleo DeVos

May 11, 2018 - June 10, 2018

On Sunday June 10, 2018 the world lost a beautiful baby, Cleo Elizabeth DeVos. She brought joy and love to everyone who was fortunate to be in her presence. She is survived by her parents Zachary DeVos and Olivia Hale. The family is holding a private ceremony and asking for donations to be made in her memory to the SIDS organization at sids.org.
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Jeannette "Jeannine" Laberge

December 29, 1930 - June 9, 2018

Jeannette "Jeannine" (Rousseau) Laberge, 87, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at St. Teresa Rehabilitation and Nursing Center after a short period of declining health. She was surrounded by her loving family and friends during her last days. Born in St. Gedeon de Beauce, Quebec, Canada, she is the daughter of the late Wilfred and Marie (Simard) Rousseau. Raised...
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Donald W. Lefebvre

June 9, 1953 - June 7, 2018

Donald W. Lefebvre, 64, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the Community Hospice House, Merrimack, surrounded by loving friends and family after a brief battle with cancer. Born in Nashua, he is the son of Olivette (Levesque) Lefebvre and the late Roland Lefebvre. Raised and educated in Nashua, he worked as a machinist and manager for over 20 years at Granite...
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Miles E. Gerrish

May 20, 1949 - June 4, 2018

Miles E. Gerrish, 69, passed away peacefully on June 4, 2018 after a short illness at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA. Born May 20, 1949, he was son of the late Marvin and Leona Gerrish. He enjoyed 32 ½ years of marriage with Susan Gael (Kace) Gerrish, and was proud father to their son, Matthew (Matt) Miles Gerrish. Raised in Manchester, he graduated from Central High School and Saint Anselm...
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Ann Patricia (Flaherty) Kelly

December 24, 1926 - June 1, 2018

Ann Patricia (Flaherty) Kelly, 91, died Friday, June 1, 2018, in Manchester, NH, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on December 24, 1926, in Nashua, NH, to Mary (Birmingham) and Paul Flaherty. Ann graduated from Nashua High School and the Elliot School of Nursing, Class of 1950. On February 3, 1951, Ann married James D. Kelly (deceased 12/9/88), in Manchester, NH and they had 5...
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Mariette "Mar" L. Dignard

September 9, 1932 - June 1, 2018

Mariette L. Dignard found her way home to the Lord, at the age of 85, on June 1, 2018. She was born in Nashua on September 9, 1932. Mariette was a graduate of Villa Augustina High School in Goffstown. Following graduation, she entered the community of the Religious of Joseph and Mary (RJM). During her time there she obtained her nursing and teaching certificates. Mariette's teaching career...
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Thomas E. McCarthy

April 14, 1923 - May 30, 2018

Thomas E. McCarthy, 95, passed away peacefully on May 30, 2018 after a short period of declining health. Born April 14, 1923, he was son of the late John and Regina (Routhier) McCarthy. Born, raised and educated in Manchester, NH, Thomas was a lifelong resident, with the exception of his years of proud service in the United States Army. During his time in the Army, he was active in the Battle...
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Gertrude Trudy Remillard

August 8, 1924 - May 27, 2018

Gertrude "Trudy" I. (Lessard) Remillard, 93, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 27, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Nashua, NH, she is the daughter of the late Edward and Irene (LaFlamme) Lessard. She was affectionately known as Trudy by family and friends. Raised in a French and English home, Trudy was proud of her French heritage and was bilingual. She...
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Claire Dionne

March 18, 1925 - May 25, 2018

Claire Dionne, 93, passed away peacefully on Friday May 25, 2018. She was a lifetime resident of Manchester, NH born on March 18, 1925 to the late Arthur and Exilia Bellemare. Claire was predeceased by the love of her life Wilfred Dionne in 1994. She lovingly raised 9 children. She had a passion for singing and dancing, was a member of the Palace Theatre Silver Stars, Red Hat Society and...
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Janice Moynihan

December 5, 1927 - May 25, 2018

Janice Moynihan, 90, died on Friday, May 25, 2018. She was born on December 5, 1927, daughter of the late James and Gladys (Hatch) Abbott. She enjoyed 67 years of marriage with her late husband, Thomas Moynihan. Raised and educated in Derry, Janice later worked as a secretary for the Derry School District, where she also coached sports at the Junior High School. She was a fantastic artist who...
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Andrew Bunker, Jr.

November 21, 1950 - May 24, 2018

Andrew L. Bunker Jr., 67, of Laconia, NH passed peacefully on Thursday May 24, 2018 at the Hillsborough County Nursing Home with his brother Paul and his sister Mary at his side. He was born in Concord, NH on November 21, 1950 to the late Andrew and Mary (Harrison) Bunker. Andrew, or "Bunk", as his early friends called him, grew up in the North End of Concord where he spent most of his...
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Avishai Silva

August 6, 2015 - May 23, 2018

On Wednesday May 23rd 2018, Avishai Silva, son, brother, grandson and nephew passed away suddenly at the age of 2. Avishai will be forever remembered by his beloved parents Jose and Ashley (Walsh) Silva; precious brother and sister Eli and Kimberly Silva; his grandparents Stephen and Milagros Walsh, and Carmen Silva. Avishai will also be remembered by his numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and...
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Joyce Pirog Horne

October 10, 1941 - May 22, 2018

Joyce (Pirog) Horne, 76 of Stewartstown N.H. passed away peacefully on May 22nd 2018. She died from complications of Corticobasal degeneration. She was born October 10th, 1941 in Manchester, NH to John and Marion (Sakalay) Pirog, and was the oldest of 2 children. She graduated from Merrimack High School in 1959, then went on to work for AT&T, retiring in 1993. Joyce married Albert Horne on...
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Jodi Emery

May 17, 1964 - May 22, 2018

Jodi L. Emery, 54 of Auburn, NH, passed on to be with her Savoir, Jesus on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Fitchburg Gardens in Fitchburg, MA. She was born on May 17, 1964, in Manchester, NH the daughter of William McEvoy and Nancy (Sherwood) Smith. Mrs. Emery was a lifelong resident of Auburn and the owner of Auburn Hair Design where she was a hair stylist. She was a loving mother who loved to...
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Ronald P. Goudreau

February 16, 1953 - May 22, 2018

Ronald Paul Goudreau, 65, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Manchester, he is the son of the late Jean Paul and Lillian (Boisvert) Goudreau. For many years, Ron worked as a Division Electrician for Public Service of NH. Prior to retirement, Ron was the Business Development Manager at Dead River...
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Joan G. Gendron

September 11, 1944 - May 19, 2018

Joan G. (Guilmette) Gendron, 73, of Goffstown, NH died on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at her residence in Goffstown. Joan was born on September 11, 1944, in Providence, RI the daughter of Sepreanna (LeSage) Peterson. She was a resident of Goffstown since 2000. She was working as a receptionist at the Hillsborough County Nursing Home. Joan enjoyed puzzles, reading, animals and especially spending...
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Caroline D. Gladu

March 1, 1925 - May 18, 2018

Caroline D. Gladu, 93, of Hooksett, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 18, 2018 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Manchester, she is the daughter of the late John and Yvonne (Montmarquette) LePage. Caroline married the love of her life, the late George Gladu in 1945. The young couple settled in Manchester to raise their beautiful family. Affectionately known to the...
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Denise Sanfason

November 20, 1952 - May 17, 2018

Denise (Boulanger) Sanfason, 65, of Hooksett, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Catholic Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Manchester, she is the daughter of the late Lucien and Lillian Boulanger. A dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, Denise's family was paramount in her life. She especially enjoyed hosting holiday gatherings and...
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Arthur W. Hogan

February 25, 1950 - May 15, 2018

Arthur W. Hogan, 68, of Litchfield, NH, died on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at the Catholic Medical Center, in Manchester. He was born on February 25, 1950, in Everett, MA the son of the late John and Marjorie (Kinsman) Hogan. Mr. Hogan was a veteran and served in the United States Marine Corps. Prior to retirement, Mr. Hogan was employed for 40 years at PSNH/Eversource where he was a Foreman, Meter...
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James A. Tournidis

May 18, 1931 - May 15, 2018

James A. Tournidis, 86, passed away peacefully at Catholic Medical Center on May 15, 2018 after a brief illness. Born May 18, 1931 in Edessa, Greece, he was son of the late Arthur and Virginia Tournidis. He enjoyed 55 years of marriage with his wife, Catherine. Raised in Greece, James moved to Canada as a young man before moving to Manchester in the early 1960's. James worked in many...
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Adriel Amorim

July 18, 2014 - May 14, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Adriel Amorim, 3, of Manchester, NH, announce the untimely passing of their beloved son. Adriel was deeply loved by his family and will be dearly missed by parents Adriano & Andrea Amorim, big sister, Rebeca, and little sister, Hannah. It's hard to find the words to describe this amazing child of God. Adriel brought joy to everyone around him with...
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Robert J. Lopata, Sr.

February 12, 1938 - May 14, 2018

Robert J. Lopata Sr., AKA Dad, 80, passed away peacefully at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack on May 14, 2018. Born in Nesquehoning, PA on February 12, 1938, he was son of the late Michael Sr. and Mary (Drovshock) Lopata. He enjoyed 59 years of marriage with his wife, Grace (Genest) Lopata. Bob was raised and educated in Lansford, PA. After high school, he proudly served in the United...
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Roger Cormier

July 1, 1933 - May 11, 2018

Roger Cormier, 84, of Manchester, NH passed away unexpectedly on May 11, 2018 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. He was born on July 1, 1933 in Coaticook, Qubec to the late Moise and Rose-Helen (Cloutier) Cormier. He was a member of The Boston Carpenters Union Local 33. He retired in 1998. He was a hard worker all of his life. After retiring he continued to do odd jobs. He was...
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Charles Anderson

June 26, 1938 - May 11, 2018


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Raymond Michael Welch

March 2, 1937 - May 10, 2018

Raymond M. Welch, 81, died on May 10, 2018 after a long illness in Hernando, Florida. He was born in Manchester, NH on March 2, 1937, to Raymond and Della (Hastings) Welch. He served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1960. He was a member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 131 for 56 years where he worked as a pipefitter and later served as a business manager. After retirement, he spent time...
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Pauline Claudette Loggins

May 15, 1947 - May 10, 2018

Pauline Claudette Blais Loggins, 70, of Winston-Salem, NC, died Thursday, May 10, 2018, after a period of declining health. Pauline was born in Manchester, NH, on May 15, 1947, daughter of Julien and Jeannette (Beaudoin) Blais, where she grew up and graduated from West High School. She spent the last 35 years living with her family in Winston-Salem, NC. She was dedicated to caring for her...
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Thomas J. DiGiantommaso, Sr.

March 16, 1952 - May 9, 2018

Thomas J. DiGiantommaso, Sr., 66, of Manchester, NH died on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at his residence in Manchester. Mr. DiGiantommaso was born on March 16, 1952, in Chelsea, MA, the son of the late Frank and Clara (Caiazzo) DiGiantommaso. Mr. DiGiantommaso was self-employed and owned and operated White Hen Pantry Convenience Store's, in Manchester and Hudson, NH from 1989 to 2010. He was then...
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Jean (Whalen) Urquhart

May 19, 1931 - May 9, 2018

Jean (Whalen) Urquhart, 86, of Manchester died on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, NH surrounded by family. She was born on May 19, 1931, in Waltham, MA to the late Francis and Yvonne (Breton) Whalen. She graduated from Waltham High School in 1949, and spent her early years in Waltham before moving to Hooksett, NH. Jean worked for New England Telephone Company...
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Frank Watosky

August 26, 1930 - May 9, 2018

To view Frank's full obituary, please visit the Friday, May 11 edition of the Manchester Union Leader, www.unionleader.com. Thank you.
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Stanley J. Furgal, Jr.

August 17, 1942 - May 6, 2018

Stanley Joseph Furgal, Jr, 75, of Merrimack NH, passed away peacefully in his home on May 6, 2018, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Manchester, NH on August 17, 1942, the son of the late Mildred (Veilleux) (Pare) and Stanley Joseph Furgal, Sr. He graduated from Manchester West High School and worked at Jac Pac Foods, Budd Foods and retired from AutoFair Ford. He was...
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Fortunee Bizimana

January 2, 1968 - May 5, 2018


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Mark E. Vermillion, Sr.

June 24, 1957 - May 4, 2018

Mark E. Vermillion, Sr., of Londonderry, passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018 at Parkland Medical Center. Born in Fort Lee, VA, he was the son of the late Russell and Norma (Rogers) Vermillion. Growing up in a military family, Mark was raised and educated in France as well as several Army posts throughout the United States. He was a graduate of Virginia Tech, earning his Bachelor's Degree in...
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Pauline V. (Isabelle) Hamel

March 27, 1948 - May 3, 2018

Pauline V. (Isabelle) Hamel, 70, died Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester. She was born on March 27, 1948 in Manchester, NH, daughter of George and Irene (Guimond) Isabelle. She was the loving wife of Jacques G. Hamel for over 50 years. Pauline worked for many years as a Medical Records Clerk for Hitchcock Clinic prior to her retirement. In her free time, she...
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Henry L. Sliwerski

February 12, 1930 - May 3, 2018

Henry Lincoln Sliwerski Sr, 88, of Manchester passed away after a period of declining health on Thursday May 3, 2018. Henry was born in New York City (Bronx) New York to the late Thaddeus and Maryjana (Kowalczyka) Sliwerski. He proudly served in the United States Air Force for 21 years before being honorably discharged. He spent the rest of his career in Ford automotive and truck sales...
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Evelyn L. Anderson

December 5, 1921 - May 2, 2018

Evelyn L. (MacCartney) Anderson, 96, of Hudson, NH died on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Fairview Healthcare, in Hudson, NH. Mrs. Anderson was born on December 5, 1921, in Allston, MA, the daughter of the late Clarence and Signe (Anderson) MacCartney. Prior to retirement, she was employed as a nurse's aide and worked for the State of Massachusetts. Mrs. Anderson enjoyed Arts and Crafts and loved...
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Anthie Alexoiu

September 20, 1925 - May 1, 2018

Anthie (Gatzoulis) Alexiou, 92, of Clearwater, FL, formerly of Manchester, passed away in Clearwater on May 1, 2018. She was born in Manchester on September 20, 1925, the daughter of Nicholas and Soultana (Randou) Gatzoulis. She attended the Hillsboro County Hospital nursing school where she received her RN degree. She also did graduate work in nursing. During World War II, she was a cadet...
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Gervaise L. Lefebvre

April 30, 1930 - May 1, 2018


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Richard A. Gagnon

December 20, 1928 - April 30, 2018


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Michael Lavigne

April 27, 1972 - April 24, 2018

Michael D. Lavigne of Manchester, NH died on April 24, 2018, at the age of 45. Michael was born in Claremont, NH on April 27, 1972. He is survived by his mother, Bonnie Evans; and immediate family members, Susan Petrin, David Borgan, Jennifer Burgess, and Matthew Evans; aunts, uncles and several nieces and nephews. Michael was an avid gamer. He enjoyed his fantasy football, bowling, and...
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Roger Streeter

May 12, 1930 - April 21, 2018

Roger Lee Streeter, 87, of Bow, New Hampshire, passed away peacefully after declining health on Saturday April 21, 2018. He was born in Brattleboro, Vermont to the late Franklin and Pearl Streeter. He grew up in New Salem, Massachusetts and later settled in Sandy Hook Connecticut where he raised his children. After retirement he moved to Hamden Connecticut and then Bow, New Hampshire. He...
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George "Butch" Joseph

December 31, 1933 - April 21, 2018

George "Butch" Joseph, 84, of Manchester, NH, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 21st surrounded by his family. Born December 31, 1933 to Albanian immigrants Mitty and Kleanthi Joseph. He was predeceased by sisters Nora, Patricia, Louise, Chrysanthi and Virginia, and brother Joseph. He married his high school sweetheart Jane Nita Joseph on May 29, 1955. He leaves behind the love of his...
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Kathleen A. Kuschner

April 4, 1968 - April 20, 2018


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Ralph Peter Madsen

April 8, 1932 - April 18, 2018

Ralph Peter Madsen, 86, of New Boston died on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at the Catholic Medical Center, in Manchester. Mr. Madsen was born on April 8, 1932, in Boston, MA, the son of the late Arthur C. and Greta (Peterson) Madsen. He was a longtime resident of Hollis, NH. He was a veteran and served in the United States Army. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Madsen was employed as the national...
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Fleurette Lucille Faucher

June 1, 1931 - April 18, 2018


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Lise M. Gagne

February 14, 1944 - April 12, 2018

Lise M. Gagne, 74, of Goffstown, NH died on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at her residence in Goffstown. Mrs. Gagne was born on February 14, 1944, in Canada the daughter of the late Victor and Rose Guertin. She moved to the United States in 1968. Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Gagne worked in the food industry and owned and operated several local restaurants. Members of her family include; her two...
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Joseph Thibodeau

February 17, 1941 - April 10, 2018

Joseph Thibodeau, 77, of Manchester, passed away at Catholic Medical Center on April 10, 2018. He was born in Nashua on February 17, 1941. He was United States Air Force Veteran, serving from 1965 to 1967. He had worked as a security guard for Securitas until his retirement. A graveside committal service will take place on Wednesday May 2 at 3:00 PM in the NH States Veterans Cemetery,...
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William David Warnock, Sr.

April 1, 1942 - April 10, 2018

William D. Warnock, Sr., 76, passed away surrounded by his loving family on April 10, 2018. Born in Manchester, NH on April 1, 1942, he was son of the late Roland and Ruth (Schelzel) Warnock. He enjoyed 23 years of companionship and 11 years of marriage with his wife, Lucie (Matte) Warnock. A lifelong resident of Manchester, William attended local schools. He retired from Cummings Printing...
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John I. Jacobs, Jr.

October 13, 1936 - April 7, 2018

John I. Jacobs, Jr. 81, of Hooksett, NH passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Hanover Hill Healthcare Center, in Manchester. Mr. Jacobs was born on October 13, 1936, in Rochester, NH the son of the late John I. and Kathleen (Blaisdell) Jacobs, Sr. Mr. Jacobs along with his wife Harriette owned and operated Mr. Bee's Flower Shop, in Hooksett for 55 years. Members of his family include;...
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Kenneth Agrusso

May 31, 1972 - April 7, 2018

Kenneth E. Agrusso, 45, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Glencliff Home, Glencliff, NH, following a lengthy illness. Born in Lowell, MA, he is the son of Joseph Agrusso, Jr. and the late Nancy (Cote) Agrusso. A beloved husband, father, son, brother, and friend, Ken's family was paramount in his life and he cherished time spent with them. Before his...
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Lillian (Gagnon) Creeden

June 10, 1929 - April 5, 2018

Lillian (Gagnon) Creeden, 88, of Manchester, died Thursday, April 5, 2018 at her home in Manchester. She was born on June 10, 1929 in Hooksett, daughter of Arthur and Yvonne (Chamberland) Gagnon. She was educated in the Manchester school system. She enjoyed vacationing at the beach with her family, doing crossword puzzles, knitting and sewing. Lillian was predeceased by her beloved...
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Arlene Randall

March 7, 1928 - April 4, 2018

Arlene May Randall passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning April 4th, 2018 at Colonial Hill Center in Rochester, New Hampshire. Arlene was born in Kittery Point, Maine on March 7, 1928. She lived in Kittery Point most of her life in the home that her husband, John Moses Randall, Sr. built for her. She is the daughter of Helen May Woodbury and Harry Hinkley Seaward, and the sister of Edith...
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Jeffrey A. Prieskorn

December 21, 1959 - April 1, 2018

Jeffrey A. Prieskorn, 58, of Manchester, passed away at the Elliot Hospital on April 1, 2018. He was born in Iowa on December 21, 1959, the son of Kenneth and Pauline (Lewis) Prieskorn. He was a United States Army Veteran for six years. After that, he had worked as a machine operator for Summit Packaging. He loved spending time on the computer. Jeff was very funny and loved to give hugs. He...
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Melissa B. Murray

October 11, 1977 - March 31, 2018

Melissa Beth Murray, 40, of Manchester, NH passed away unexpectedly on March 31, 2018. Born in Concord, NH on October 11, 1977, she was daughter of the late Charlene Parker (Doyle) and Michael Coffey Sr. Melissa was a free-spirit who lived life to the fullest. She loved spending time with family, friends and loved ones. She leaves behind her son, Tyler Murray; her brother, Michael; nephew...
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Reginald Jean-Lord

August 14, 1989 - March 31, 2018


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Crystal Marie Whittemore

September 13, 1981 - March 31, 2018

Crystal Marie Whittemore of New Boston NH passed away in Manchester NH on March 31,2018. She was 36 years old, born on September 13th 1981 in Manchester, NH. Crystal was the daughter of Roland Lamarche, Elizabeth Massey, and stepmother Gail Pierson. She enjoyed helping others which came natural to her. Crystal was a beautiful woman inside and out,she was especially loyal to her family and...
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Edward Vieira

January 24, 1932 - March 30, 2018

Edward Vieira, 86, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 30, 2018, at the Elliot Hospital surrounded by his loving family following a lengthy illness. Born in Manchester, NH, he is the son of the late John and Carolina (Gomes) Vieira. An honorably discharged veteran, Edward proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army, from 1952 to 1954. Following his...
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Androniky "Niky" A. O'Neil

November 16, 1926 - March 30, 2018

Androniky "Niky" A. O'Neil, 91, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 30, 2018 in the comfort of her own home. Born in Manchester, she is the daughter of the late Arthur and Evlalia (Rodanas) Pinas. Affectionately known as Niky, she was raised and educated in Manchester and was a graduate of Manchester Central High School, Class of 1944. She attended Leland Powers School in Boston. In her...
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Anke Bruist

March 5, 1926 - March 29, 2018


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Peter M. Bouffard

March 2, 1960 - March 29, 2018

Peter M. Bouffard, 58, of Manchester, died on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at the Community Hospice House, in Merrimack. Mr. Bouffard was born on March 2, 1960, in Rumford, ME the son of Armand and Madeleine (Garand) Bouffard. He was employed as a carpenter and worked at various Manchester companies. Mr. Bouffard enjoyed cooking, woodworking and taking photos of nature. Members of his family in...
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Lillian Pendlebury

October 17, 1934 - March 27, 2018

Lillian C. (Christopherson) Pendlebury, 83, of Manchester, NH, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at Mount Carmel Rehab and Nursing Center in Manchester, NH. She was born on October 17, 1934 in New Britain, CT to the late Reider and Beda (Magnuson) Christopherson. She was raised in Connecticut, and received her Bachelor's Degree in Music from Gordon...
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Peter Proulx

October 24, 1956 - March 26, 2018

Peter Proulx passed away March 26, 2018 at Catholic Medical Center surrounded by his family. Mr. Proulx was born on October 24, 1956 in Manchester NH, the son of Bertrand and Rebecca (Pray) Proulx. He was the beloved husband of Diana (Gagnon) Proulx and loving father to son, Garrett Proulx of Weare, NH. He was a graduate of West High School Manchester and in the Navy for 4 years as search...
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James Leo Gillen

January 2, 1932 - March 26, 2018

James Leo Gillen, 86, of Manchester, NH, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Monday, March 26th, 2018, at the Hackett Hill Healthcare Center. He was born in Brooklyn, NY, on January 2nd, 1932, son of the late John and Ellen (Dolan) Gillen, who immigrated to New York from Ireland. Jim graduated from St. Michael's High School in Brooklyn, Class of 1950. After high school, he...
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Alexander Kohilakis

July 1, 1958 - March 22, 2018

Alexander G. Kohilakis, 59, of Derry, NH passed away unexpectedly on March 22, 2018. Born in Bronx, NY, he was raised and educated on Long Island, and a longtime resident of Beaver Lake, Derry, NH and most recently Clearwater Beach, FL. Alex is the son of Helen (Pieri) Kohilakis of Hauppauge, NY and the late Steven V. Kohilakis. In addition to his mother, Alex is survived by his three...
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Richard R. Proulx

July 4, 1939 - March 22, 2018

Richard R. Proulx, 78, of Litchfield, NH died on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Proulx was born on July 4, 1939, in Manchester, NH, the son of the late Philippe and Eva (Veilleux) Proulx. He was a lifelong resident of Manchester, moving to Litchfield 5 years ago. He graduated from Bishop Bradley High School and attended Keene State College and the University of NH. He was a...
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Lise E. Guillemette

April 8, 1935 - March 21, 2018

To view Lise's full obituary, please visit the Friday, March 23 edition of the Manchester Union Leader or at www.unionleader.com. Thank you.
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Socrates A. Merisotis

April 15, 1926 - March 20, 2018

Socrates A. Merisotis, 91, of Manchester, NH passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Villa Crest Nursing & Retirement, in Manchester. Mr. Merisotis was born on April 15, 1926, in Derry, NH the son of the late Anastasios and Athena (Stephanis) Merisotis. He grew up in Derry, NH. Soc was married to Evdoxia "Dot" Merisotis, on September 18, 1949. He was a veteran and served in the United States...
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Jeannine Leone (Pepin) Bouchard

September 18, 1935 - March 20, 2018

Manchester, NH - Jeannine Leone (Pepin) Bouchard, 82, passed away on March 20, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Sherbrooke, Quebec in 1935, she was daughter of the late Wilfrid and Emelda (Pomerleau) Pepin. Jeannine was raised in Canada, but had been a resident of Manchester for 52 years. She had previously been employed at Velcro. However, her passion in life was helping others...
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Irene D. Skarlos

October 14, 1926 - March 16, 2018

Irene D. (Doumas) Skarlos, 91, of Manchester, passed away on March 16, 2018 at Maple Leaf Health Care center with her loving family by her side. She was born in Manchester on October 14, 1926, the daughter of Simos and Georgia (Kounelas) Doumas and resided in CT for a number of years before moving back to Manchester in 1969. She had worked for Bonneville and Son as an office manager for 26...
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Joyce Werksman

August 16, 1933 - March 15, 2018


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Frederick J. Fischer, Jr.

April 11, 1944 - March 15, 2018

Frederick J. Fischer, Jr., 73, of Bedford, NH died on Thursday, March 15, 2018 with his family by his side at his home in Bedford. Mr. Fischer was born on April 11, 1944, in Brighton, MA, the son of the late Frederick J. and Concetta (Abate) Fischer, Sr. Members of his family include; his wife of 48 years, Diane (LeBlanc) Fischer, of Bedford, NH; son, Kristian J. Fischer, and his wife Jennifer...
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Craig Johnston

November 8, 1969 - March 14, 2018

Craig Michael Johnston, 48, of Manchester, NH, passed away unexpectedly in his home on March 14, 2018. He was born in Boston, MA on November 8, 1969. He graduated from Manchester Memorial High School in 1987, and received his Associates Degree from New Hampshire Technical Community College. He worked as a Physical Scientist at the US Department of Interior. He loved the water, and his...
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Marion Kay Paulson

August 20, 1950 - March 14, 2018

Marion Kay Paulson, 67, passed away peacefully after a five year battle with brain cancer on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Born to the late Hans and Alma (Luschen) Geewe on August 20, 1950 in Wakefield, NE. Marion and Jeff were married on January 15, 1977 in Omaha, NE. They enjoyed 41 years of marriage together. Marion always had an unrelenting thirst for knowledge. She earned a Bachelor of...
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Joseph Desharnais

November 18, 1955 - March 14, 2018

Joseph R. Desharnais, 62, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Catholic Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Los Angeles, CA, he is the son of Rose (Cippilo) Buonopane and the late Joseph Desharnais. A dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Joe's family was paramount in his life. He cherished time spent with his family and...
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Nicholas Kalipolites

August 4, 1925 - March 14, 2018

Nicholas G. Kalipolites, 92, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the Elliot Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Manchester, he was the son of the late George and Athena (Marcoux) Kalipolites. Raised and educated in Manchester, Nicholas was a graduate of Manchester Central High School, Class of 1943. Nicholas earned his Associate's degree from...
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Carmen "Cuca" Amalia Acosta

May 30, 1952 - March 13, 2018

Carmen "Cuca" Amalia Acosta, 65, passed away at her home on March 13, 2018. Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico on May 30, 1952, she was daughter of the late Eleuterio Acosta and Rosa Ortiz. She enjoyed 40 years of marriage with her husband, Ramon Dominguez. Carmen was raised in Puerto Rico and moved to New York at the age of 24, where she lived in both Brooklyn and Staten Island for many years before...
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Wladyslawa L. Simpkins

June 27, 1921 - March 12, 2018

Wladyslawa (Wladys) Simpkins,96, formerly of Bedford, NH and Watertown, MA, passed peacefully Monday morning at Bridges By Epoch in Mashpee MA. She is the daughter of Katherine (Marderowicz) and Wladyslav Wojtasinski. Born and raised in Dorchester, she attended Perry Normal School and Portia Law School. She was the Assistant to the Army Quartermaster at Fort Devens during WW II and her main...
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Nicholas K. Koustas

March 4, 1942 - March 12, 2018

Nicholas K. Koustas, 76, of Manchester, NH died on Monday, March 12, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Koustas was born on March 4, 1942, in Pentalofos, Kozani, Greece, the son of the late Kosmas and Sophia (Tsotsi) Koustas. He was a resident of Manchester for the past 63 years. He was employed for over 30 years as a teacher at West High School, in Manchester. Mr. Koustas also owned and operated...
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Jack Gagnon

July 27, 1968 - March 10, 2018

Jack L. Gagnon, 49, of Manchester, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Born in Manchester, he is the son of Stella (Komisarek) Gagnon and the late Patrick Michael Gagnon. Raised and educated in Manchester, Jack earned his Bachelor's Degree of Arts in Psychology at New England College. Talented with his hands, Jack worked as a self-employed contractor for many years. He...
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Carolyn Moore

May 13, 1946 - March 9, 2018

Carolyn M. Moore, 71, of Manchester, NH, passed away surrounded by loved ones on March 9, 2018 at the Elliot Hospital. She was born in Manchester, NH on May 13, 1946 to the late Grover Glidden Sr. and Helena (Renee) Glidden. She was a lifelong resident of Manchester. She worked at various mills in Manchester as a textile laborer, and lastly working for Kennebunk Weavers before retirement. ...
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Kevin Henault

July 27, 1960 - March 7, 2018

Kevin Henault, 57, of Manchester, NH passed away unexpectedly at his home on March 7, 2018. He was born on July 27, 1960 in Claremont, NH to Richard Henault and the late Beverly (Tardiff) Gerbert. He honorably served in the US Army before being medically discharged. His passion included antiquing, and he worked independently refurbishing antiques. He enjoyed fishing, history, classic rock,...
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Gene R. Garretson

April 5, 1942 - March 7, 2018

Gene R. Garretson, 75, of Manchester, NH died on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at his residence in Manchester in the company and care of children Roger, Bryan, and Dara Garretson. Mr. Garretson was born on April 5, 1942, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the son of the late Raymond S. and Mildred J. (Brooks) Garretson. He was predeceased by his wife Helen E. (Draher) Garretson, step-mother Blanche Garretson,...
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Marie A. Szarek

October 6, 1942 - March 6, 2018

Marie A. (Bosserman) Szarek, 75, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on March 6, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Lima, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Don and LeVada (Dean) Bosserman. A beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. Friends and strangers were all considered her family. Marie showered unconditional love and always offered forgiveness. She...
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Donna Turgeon

March 11, 1954 - March 6, 2018

Donna J. Turgeon (Lee) 63, of Manchester, NH, passed away surrounded by loved ones on March 6, 2018, at Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH, after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born in New Haven, Connecticut on March 11, 1954, to the late Gilbert and Vera (Swertferger) Lee. She attended and graduated from Ansonia High School in New Haven, CT. She married her loving...
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Linda Marie St. Pierre

October 13, 1953 - March 3, 2018

Linda Marie St. PierreManchester, NH - Linda Marie St. Pierre, 64, passed away at her home on March 3, 2018. Born on October 13, 1953 in Bronx, NY, she was daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Bourque) Raymond. Linda had been a resident of Manchester since childhood. A kindhearted person who always lived life the way she wanted to, she will be best remembered as a person with an amazing...
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Donald J. Groele

December 15, 1936 - March 2, 2018

Donald J. Groele, 81, of Hooksett, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on March 2, 2018 while spending the winter in Lehigh Acres, FL. Born in Lawrence, MA on December 15, 1936, he was son of the late John and Mary (Solak) Groele. He enjoyed 55 years of marriage with his wife, Pauline (Ruais) Groele. Donald graduated from Lawrence High School before proudly serving in the United...
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Antoniette Denise Ellis

August 5, 1956 - March 2, 2018

Antoniette Denise Ellis, 61, passed away at her home on March 2, 2018. Born in Washington, DC on August 5, 1956, she was daughter of James Ellis Jr. and the late Marion (Jefferson) Ellis. Born and raised in Washington, DC, Antoniette also lived in Orange and Richmond, VA as well as Baltimore, MD before moving to Manchester, NH. She touched lives in every place she lived. Throughout her life,...
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Norman D. Deschenes

December 26, 1934 - February 28, 2018


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Patricia J. Chizmazia

August 10, 1950 - February 26, 2018

Patricia J. (Karoscik) Chizmazia, 67, of Manchester, died on Monday, February 26, 2018 at her home in Manchester. She was born on August 10, 1950, in New Britain, CT, the daughter of the late John and Erina Karoscik. Patt was an amazing woman. She was intelligent, creative, and kind. Patt excelled at just about everything she did. She worked at Modutec Meters in Connecticut and New Hampshire...
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William V. Mercon, Jr.

May 5, 1969 - February 26, 2018

William "Billy" V. Mercon, Jr., 48, of Newport, NH, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, February 26, 2018, following a brief illness. Born in Worcester, MA, he is the son of William V. Mercon, Sr. and Mildred "Midge" T. (Baillargeon) Mercon. Most recently, Billy was employed as a technician for DirecTV. A beloved father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend, Billy's family...
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Claire Kirouac

May 24, 1932 - February 24, 2018

Claire B. (Trahan) Kirouac, 85, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Holy Cross Health Center, surrounded by her family. Born in Manchester, she was the daughter of the late Lucien and Adrienne (Lemay) Trahan. A lifelong resident of Manchester, Claire married the love of her life, the late Camille Kirouac, in1952. The young couple settled in Manchester to...
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William G. Looney

July 17, 1930 - February 23, 2018

William "Bill" G. Looney, 87, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 23, 2018 in the comfort of his home, with his family by his side. Born in Manchester, he was the son of the late William L. and Kathryn (Woolner) Looney. Raised and educated in Manchester, Bill worked for AIG Insurance following high school. An honorably discharged veteran, Bill proudly served his...
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John Phillip Souza

March 17, 1956 - February 23, 2018

John Phillip Souza, 61, passed away at his home on February 23, 2018. Born in Manchester on March 17, 1956, he was son of the late Edward and Dora Souza. John enjoyed music, playing guitar and singing. He was fun loving and had a great sense of humor. He loved time with family, and especially his Sunday rides with his twin, Debbie. John is survived by his siblings, Linda Defreitas, Sandra...
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Laurette R. Hudon

June 12, 1915 - February 21, 2018

Laurette R. (Pepin) Hudon, 102, of Goffstown, passed away at Catholic Medical Center on February 21, 2018. She was born in Manchester on June 12, 1915, the daughter of Lucien and Ernestine (Pelletier) Pepin, and lived a quiet childhood on the "west side". She met her late husband, Amadee at 16 and got married at 17 and they established their life together working in the mill shoe factories....
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