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

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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Beverly J. Beaudet

June 30, 1922 - February 20, 2018

Beverly June (Clark) Beaudet, 95, passed away peacefully on February 20, 2018 at the Hillsborough County Nursing Home. Born on June 30, 1922 in Manchester, NH, she was the daughter of the late Louis Clark and Marjorie Johnson Clark. Raised and educated in Manchester, she was a graduate of Manchester Central High School, Class of 1940. Beverly married the late Philip Beaudet on April 18, 1941. ...
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Beverly L Winters

November 19, 1929 - February 20, 2018

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Shanna Marie Martin

December 30, 1983 - February 20, 2018

Shanna Marie Martin, 34, passed away on February 20, 2018. Born in Fort Ord, California on December 30, 1983, she was daughter to Leilonnie Matson and Perry Martin. She will be missed by her son, Dyshonne Irizarry of Manchester; her mother, Leilonnie Matson of Manchester; father, Perry Martin of Mississippi; step-father Michael Fonce of Maryland; grandmother, Mary Moore of Vermont; sisters...
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LeRoy Jenkinson

October 5, 1928 - February 19, 2018

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Justine Lee (Bournival) DaCosta

February 21, 1961 - February 18, 2018

Justine Lee (Bournival) DaCosta, 56, passed away at her home on February 18, 2018. Born on February 21, 1961 in Nashua, NH, she was daughter of Fernand and Irene Bournival. Justine spent her childhood in Merrimack, NH. She later moved to Nashua, where she raised her family. Justine worked as a bartender for many years at many private clubs in Manchester and Nashua, as well as Pub Grainery....
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Cathy A. Sanderson

November 21, 1959 - February 17, 2018

Cathy A. Sanderson, 58 of Manchester, passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2018 surrounded by her family. Cathy was born on November 21, 1959, in Manchester, NH the daughter of Anne Willey Sanderson and the late Harold A. Sanderson, Jr. Cathy was employed as a patient liaison and customer service assistant manager and was an original employee, instrumental in the start up of Prime Alternative...
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H. Joseph "Joe" Champagne, Jr.

January 13, 1956 - February 16, 2018

H. Joseph "Joe" Champagne, Jr., 62, of Gilmanton, passed away at Concord Hospital on February 16, 2018. He was born in Manchester on January 13, 1956, the son of Henry Joseph and Barbara (Jutras) Champagne, Sr. Joe co-owned and operated Jutras Signs for several years until his retirement. He was an avid gun collector and recreational shooter. Joe loved history and especially enjoyed talking...
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Elisabeta A. Sicsai

January 22, 1928 - February 15, 2018

Elisabeta A. Sicsai, 90, passed away on February 15, 2018. Born in Romania on January 22, 1928, she was daughter of the late Vasile and Catarina Trailescu. She enjoyed 60 years of marriage with her late husband, George Sicsai Sr. Elisabeta was a resident of Manchester for 29 years, after moving here from Romania with her family in search of a better life. Elisabeta was very active in helping...
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Dorothy Fritz

August 28, 1932 - February 13, 2018

Dorothy A. Fritz, age 85, of Bedford, NH passed away peacefully on February 13, 2018 at Bedford Hills Center. Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Dorothy has resided in Bedford since 1998 and previously lived in Ridley Park, PA and Houston, TX. In addition to her parents, Howard S. Sr. and Katherine (Gillies) Aurelius, she is preceded in death by her husband, Lewis G. Fritz and brother,...
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Lucienne A. Martel

April 8, 1947 - February 12, 2018

Lucienne A. Martel, 70, passed away on Monday, February 12, 2018 at Elliot Hospital surrounded by her loving family after a long period of declining health. Born April 8, 1947, daughter to the late Lucien and Lillian (Desharnais) Boulanger, Lucienne was a lifelong resident of the Manchester area. She enjoyed 50 years of marriage with her husband, Roland Martel. Lucienne was devoted to...
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Joseph Gaffney, Jr.

January 22, 1943 - February 11, 2018

The full obituary for Joe is published in the Sunday, February 18 edition of the Manchester Union Leader, Thank you.
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Eleanor F. Houlne

February 25, 1925 - February 11, 2018

Eleanor F. Houlne, 92, passed away on February 11, 2018. Born in Manchester on February 25, 1925, she was daughter of the late Gustave and Minna Volkel. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Houlne, and companion, Ray Melanson. Eleanor took great comfort in her pets and great pride in her home. Survivors include her sister, Dorothy Lynch and husband William; niece Cindy Shelley and husband...
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Jeannette Levine Brooks

March 28, 1925 - February 11, 2018

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Therese Le Sieur

November 18, 1928 - February 10, 2018

Therese I. LeSieur, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on February 10, 2018, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was born on November 18, 1928 in Manchester, NH, to the late Leon and Henedine (Carignan) Bilodeau. Therese was a lifelong resident of Manchester, and worked as a bookkeeper for Manchester Tobacco before retirement. She was a strong woman who raised her five children alone...
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James F. Kenney

August 30, 1963 - February 8, 2018

James F. Kenney, 54, of Bedford, NH died on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at his residence. Jim was born on August 30, 1963, in Manchester, NH, the son of Charlotte (Burbank) Kenney and the late John Kenney. Jim grew up in Bedford and attended West High School in Manchester. Jim enjoyed canoeing, camping, and relaxing around the campfire with friends. Jim loved animals and especially enjoyed...
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Jean Marc Pierre, Jr.

September 14, 1964 - February 7, 2018

Jean Marc Pierre, Jr., 53, of Manchester went to be with the Lord surrounded by his family on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. Jean grew up in Brooklyn, New York where he attended Tilden High School. After graduating, he moved to Lawrence, MA prior to settling in Manchester, NH. Jean spent most of his life working in the Health Care industry where his compassion and sense of humor helped to served...
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Elizabeth Roben McCall

March 25, 1984 - February 6, 2018

Elizabeth Roben McCall, 33, of Manchester, NH, passed away February 6, 2018. She was born in Hartford, CT on March 25, 1984 to Jonathan Prichard McCall Sr. and Sarah (Leiser) McCall. She attended Manchester West High School before graduating from Southern New Hampshire University with a business degree. Elizabeth loved animals, especially dogs and being with her friends. She was a kind,...
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Kevin J. Wholley

September 3, 1958 - February 6, 2018

Kevin J. Wholley, 59, of Manchester, passed away at Catholic Medical Center on February 6, 2018. He was born in Haverhill, MA on September 3, 1958, the son of Edward and Patricia (Lynch) Wholley. He was a cook and an active part of Teen Challenge where he was also considered the "House Dad". He loved riding his Harley motorcycle with friends. Kevin was passionate about helping people and he...
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Lawrence A. Grant

April 11, 1948 - February 5, 2018

Lawrence A. Grant, 69, of Manchester, passed away on February 5, 2018 at Maple Leaf Health Care Center. He was born on April 11, 1948. For the last 18 years, he worked as a road supervisor for AFTC. He loved music and played his guitar every opportunity he could. He was a United States Air Force Veteran, was very patriotic, pro-military, and loved his country. Lawrence leaves no known...
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Margaretta Wornick

August 17, 1927 - February 5, 2018

A celebration of Peggy's life will be held at 10:00 AM on June 2 at Longmeadow Congregational Church in Auburn. The church is located at 4 Wilsons Crossing Rd; donations in Peggy's name can be made to Longmeadow at PO Box 356, Auburn, NH 03032.
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Malcolm Higgins

November 15, 1933 - February 5, 2018

Malcolm Wallace Higgins, 84, passed away at his home on February 5, 2018. Born in Mapleton, ME on November 15, 1933, he was the only son of the late Wallace and Lillian (Dow) Higgins. Malcolm was raised in Mapleton, ME, where he lived until he started attending Gordon College in Boston, where he met his wife of 62 years, Ruth (Heggem) Higgins. He also attended Rutger's University, where he...
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Charles Philip Gosselin

June 21, 1969 - February 3, 2018

Charles P. Gosselin, died suddenly of a massive heart attack at home on Saturday, February 3, 2018. He was born in Manchester, NH on June 21, 1969 to Philip and the late Joyce (Griffin) Gosselin. He was a lifelong resident of Manchester. Chuck graduated from Manchester High School West in 1988, and was a longtime employee of Burndy in Manchester, NH where he was the facilities manager. Chuck...
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Diane Lee Williamson

March 18, 1952 - February 2, 2018

Diane Lee Willliamson, 65, of Manchester, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, February 2, 2018 following a brief illness. Diane was born in Hoboken, NJ on March 18, 1952 to Russell S. and Jean M. (Tompkins) Williamson. She was raised in Billerica, MA but graduated from Milford Area Senior High School in New Hampshire. Following high school, Diane earned a bachelor's degree in teaching at...
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Fernand L. Boisvert

February 2, 1920 - February 1, 2018

Fernand Lucien Boisvert, 97, of Manchester, NH, passed away following a brief illness on February 1, 2018, one day shy of his 98th birthday. Born in Manchester, NH on February 2, 1920, he was the son of William Albert Boisvert and Lillian (Cayer) Boisvert. A life-long and proud Manchester resident, Fern served in the U.S. Army from December 1940 until November 1945, where his assignments...
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Mary "Mary Lou" Weber

July 19, 1950 - January 31, 2018

Mary Louise (Turner) Weber, affectionately known as Mary Lou, 67, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at the Elliot Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Melrose, MA, she was the daughter of the late William and Margaret (Lynch) Turner. Mary Lou worked for over 30 years as a legal secretary in Boston and Manchester until the time of her retirement...
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Michael Robert Durand

May 21, 1970 - January 29, 2018

Michael Robert Durand passed away on January 29, 2018, at the age of 47 years after a brief illness. He was born on May 21, 1970 in Marlborough, MA., the son of Raymond J. Durand and Rebecca R. Durand. A resident of Manchester, NH., Michael grew up in Marlborough, MA. He was employed at Fireye Inc., in Derry, NH., for several years as an Account Specialist in the Finance Department. ...
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Madeline Virginia Ford

July 2, 1923 - January 29, 2018

Madeline Virginia Stitham Ford, 94, was born July 2, 1923 in Manchester, NH to Stanley and Lillian Wilson Stitham and went home to be with her Lord on Jan 29, 2018 at the home of her daughter, Ruth, in South Windsor, CT. She was educated in Manchester, NH schools and graduated from Central High in 1941. She met her future husband while he was stationed at Grenier Field. She also attended the...
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Linda M. Gomez

August 25, 1962 - January 28, 2018

Linda Gomez, 55, of Manchester, NH passed away peacefully on January 28th, 2018 while visiting a childhood friend in Ohio. Our mother was born in Boston, Massachusetts and was a longtime resident of New Hampshire, where she raised her four children with Lester Gomez and worked hard as an Electronics Assembler in Bedford, NH. She was a natural caregiver to her children, grandchildren, nieces...
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Gail M Hanwell

October 30, 1942 - January 26, 2018

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Victor L. Drouin

September 13, 1938 - January 25, 2018

Victor L. Drouin, 79, passed January 25, 2018 at Elliot Hospital following a brief illness. Born in Laconia on September 13, 1938 the son of Raoul and Yvonne (Morin) Drouin. He served his country in the U. S. Navy. Prior to his retirement he was a Security Service Representative for Hertz. Family members include one son, Victor R. Drouin and his wife, Catherine of Wolfeboro, two grandsons...
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Steven Courchesne

February 15, 1955 - January 25, 2018

Steven Courchesne, 62, of Hooksett, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family after a yearlong battle with kidney cancer on January 25, 2018. He was born in Hollywood, FL to George Gagnon and Barbara (Courchesne) Gagnon. He married his beloved wife Karen Courchesne at St. Catherine's church on July 19, 1975. He owned and operated Steve's Sportsmen's Den for almost...
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Constance Asselin

December 20, 1947 - January 25, 2018

The full obituary for Connie can be viewed in the Sunday, January 28 edition of the Manchester Union Leader or at Thank you.
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Dean R. Trow

April 25, 1940 - January 23, 2018

Dean Trow, 77, of Berlin, New Hampshire, passed away on January 23, 2018, with his loving family nearby. Dean was born and raised in Wolfeboro, NH and was the son of the late Russell and Marie Trow. He graduated from Bishop Brady High School in Concord, NH and then spent 3 years serving in the United States Air Force and honorably discharged. He spent most of his career working in the retail...
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Dorothy Hebert

January 31, 1927 - January 21, 2018

Dorothy Florence Gowitzke Hebert, 90, passed away peacefully with her family by her side just shy of her 91st birthday on January 21, 2018. She was born in Manchester to the late William B. Gowitzke and the late Irene (Morey) Gowitzke in 1927. She enjoyed 45 years of marriage with her late husband William "Bill" Hebert. She was an active 4-H Club member, a family tradition, awarded best in...
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Jonathan Knight Barchus

June 8, 1939 - January 21, 2018

Jonathan Knight Barchus of Manchester, NH, age 78 beloved husband and father, dedicated born-again Christian with an infectious smile that that he shared with everyone went home to be with his Lord Christ Jesus on January 21, 2018. Mr. Barchus was born on June 8, 1939 in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Daniel and Mary (Knight) Barchus, and brother to Samuel C. Barchus. Members of his...
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Henriette A. (Beliveau) (Cote) LeBlanc

May 19, 1918 - January 20, 2018

Henriette A. (Beliveau) (Cote) LeBlanc, 99, passed away peacefully on January 20, 2018 at Hillsborough County Nursing Home. She spent her last hours surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in Plessiville, Canada on May 19, 1918, the daughter of the late Alfred and Aurore (Levasseur) Beliveau. A lifelong resident of Manchester, Mrs. LeBlanc had a long career in the area mills and was a...
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Lorraine Vincent

February 12, 1938 - January 17, 2018

Lorraine M. Vincent, of Allenstown, NH, passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, on January 17, 2018. She was born in Manchester, NH on February 12, 1938, the daughter of Leon and Albertine (Boutin) Leveillee, and resided in Manchester until moving to Allenstown in 1966. She graduated from Ste. Marie High School, class of 1956. Lorraine married her beloved husband after a...
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Lorraine Huppe

June 16, 1935 - January 16, 2018

Lorraine Mary (L'Heureux) Huppe, 82, of Manchester passed away peacefully on January 16, 2018, in the company of her family. Lorraine was born in Manchester, NH on June 16, 1935 to Arthur and Lillian L'Heureux; one of 8 children, and survived by her brother, Richard L'Heureux. Lorraine's first husband, Robert, passed in 1970, and she remarried in 1971 to Marcel Huppe. She is the mother...
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Florence E. Johnston

October 7, 1945 - January 16, 2018

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Claire Breton

July 19, 1942 - January 16, 2018

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Mary "Rose" LaFlamme

May 6, 1939 - January 15, 2018

The full obituary for Rose is published in the January 18 edition of the Concord Monitor.
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Donald "Collin" Russell

May 22, 1967 - January 15, 2018

Donald B. "Collin" Russell, 50 of Manchester, passed away on January 15, 2018 at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He was born in Kingston, Jamaica on May 22, 1967, the son of Curney Russell and Estriana Campbell. He was first employed by Granite State Packing (formerly known as JacPac Foods) for 17 years and most recently, Hitachi Cable. Collin loved spending time with his family, his feline...
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Vicki L Pillsbury

April 10, 1967 - January 14, 2018

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Lucien E Lemire

February 17, 1931 - January 14, 2018

Lucien E. Lemire, 86, of Manchester, passed away at the Elliot Hospital on January 14, 2018. He was born in Manchester on February 17, 1931, the son of Emile and Hectorine (Paul) Lemire and had been a lifelong resident of the city. He was a United Stated Marine Corps veteran, serving in the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion, Sweeney Post. Lucien had worked as a warehouse...
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Gerard Broome

August 11, 1938 - January 11, 2018

Gerard Joseph Broome, 79, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, NH after a brief illness. He was born on August 11, 1938 in Pointe-a-la-Croix, Quebec, Canada, the son of the late Emile and Bertha (Dube) Broome. Gerard proudly served in the Army in 1962. He married Janet M. Alger in 1960 (divorced 1980), and re-married...
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Ivor Anderson

September 3, 1933 - January 10, 2018

Ivor John Anderson, 84, of Manchester, NH, passed away unexpectedly on January 10, 2018, after quickly declining in health after coming down with pneumonia. He was born on September 3, 1933 inLantana, FL to the late August W. and Rachel Marie (Lyman) Anderson. He attended Lake Worth High school in Lake Worth, FL before serving in Germany during the Korean conflict. He received his Bachelor...
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Paul David Hewitt

October 17, 1954 - January 10, 2018

Paul David Hewitt, 63, passed away peacefully on January 10, 2018 following a period of declining health. Born in Manchester on October 17, 1954, Paul was son to the late Henry and Jeannette (Roy) Hewitt. He enjoyed 36 years of marriage with his wife, Doreen (LeDuc) Hewitt. Paul attended Central High School and graduated from Pembroke Academy in 1972. Early in his career, Paul worked in the...
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Susan Jane Kelso

June 30, 1954 - January 8, 2018

Susan J. Kelso, 63, of Manchester, died peacefully at her residence on Monday, January 8, 2018. She was predeceased by her parents, Lewis and Barbara Kelso of Penacook and an older sister, Ramona Kelso Brooks of Concord. She leaves a sister, Janice Bartlette and husband Claire of Jackson, Michigan and a brother William Kelso and wife Linda of Canterbury, many nieces and nephews. Susan...
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Robert H. Desrochers

April 3, 1944 - January 7, 2018

Robert H. Desrochers died on January 7, 2018. The family has chosen not to include an online obituary; please check the Sunday 1/14/2018 edition of the Union Leader for his obituary. He will be laid to rest at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Manchester, at 1pm on Friday 1/19/2018. Family and friends are invited to attend.
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Suzanne Irene Provencher

April 16, 1943 - January 6, 2018

Suzanne Irene Provencher, 74, of Laconia, formerly of Hooksett, passed away from a sudden illness on January 6, 2018. Born on April 16, 1943 in Manchester, NH, Sue was the only daughter of the late Lionel Graveline Sr. and Marcelle (Barbeau) Graveline. Sue was a caring and selfless woman who always put others before herself; from volunteering at the Lakes Region General Hospital to the Women...
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Doris I. O'Toole

July 6, 1925 - January 6, 2018

Doris Ida O'Toole, 92, of Bedford passed away peacefully Saturday, January 6, 2018 with loving family by her side. Doris was born in Manchester on July 6, 1925 to Harry and Florence (Fournier) Riley. She was raised and educated in Bedford and married Hubert F. O'Toole at St. Raphael Church in 1947. Doris spent most of her life as a homemaker lovingly caring for her family. Doris was a proud...
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Stephen Michael Damien Laro

November 15, 1948 - January 5, 2018

Stephen Michael Damien Laro, 69, of Allenstown passed away Friday, January 5, 2018 following a period of declining health. Stephen was born in Lynn, MA on November 15, 1948. He was a graduate of Beverly high School, Class of '66, and entered the United States Air Force upon graduation. During his time in the military Stephen served several tours of duty in Vietnam and Korea as a...
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Dianne Casey

October 23, 1942 - January 5, 2018

Dianne (Sutton) Casey, 75, formerly of Auburn and Webster, passed away at the Merrimack County Nursing Home on January 5, 2018. She was born in Derry on October 23, 1942, the daughter of Donald and Aurore (Gregoire) Sutton. She was a graduate of Hesser Business College and was a bookkeeper after graduation. She then went on to work as a court assistance for Hillsborough County Superior court...
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Bessie "Vasiliki" Drapeau

October 4, 1930 - January 4, 2018

Bessie "Vasiliki" (Bourpos) Drapeau, 87, of Merrimack, NH died peacefully, on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Drapeau was born on October 4, 1930, in Goffstown, NH, the daughter of the late Apostle "Paul" Bourpos and Helen (Zarkadas) Bourpos. She graduated from Goffstown High School. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister...
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Roger B. Walters

July 17, 1943 - January 4, 2018

Roger B. Walters, 74, of Dade City, FL and formerly of Hooksett, NH, passed away at his residence in FL on January 4, 2018. He was born in Peabody, MA on July 17, 1943, son of the late Alfred and Rosa (Hitchman) Walters. Roger was a graduate of Maine Maritime Academy where he received a BS degree in marine engineering. He also was a graduate of Lowell University where he received his MBA...
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Violetta A. Levesque

January 10, 1913 - January 4, 2018

Violetta A. Levesque, of Manchester, died peacefully following a very brief period of declining health. She passed away at Mt. Carmel Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Thursday, January 4, 2018, just days before her 105th birthday. Violetta was a lifelong resident of Manchester, bon in the city on January 10, 1913 to Arthur and Maria (Descoteaux) Desmarais. She was educated in local schools....
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Brian C. Randlett

March 19, 1961 - January 2, 2018

Brian C. Randlett, 56, of Coolidge Avenue, Manchester, NH passed away peacefully at home on January 2, 2018, after injuries sustained in an accidental fall. He was born in Manchester, NH on March 19, 1961 the son of Eugene and Elizabeth Randlett of Allenstown, NH and Charles E. Dennis Jr. of Manchester, NH. Brian enjoyed his 10 year employment with the Way Home up until an injury forced him...
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Herta Martel

August 22, 1924 - January 2, 2018

The full obituary for Herta will be published in the Manchester Union Leader, visit Thank you.
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Carl Panzieri

September 19, 1952 - January 1, 2018

Carl Panzieri, 64, of Auburn, NH, passed away unexpectedly on January 1, 2018 at Parkland Medical Center. He was born on September 19, 1952 in Manchester, to the late Nello and Vivianne (Carrigan) Panzieri. He was married on March 19, 2005 to Shirley Panzieri. He was a lifelong resident of Auburn, still residing in his childhood home. He attended Manchester Memorial, and received numerous...
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Bonnie Williams

October 18, 1953 - January 1, 2018

Bonnie Williams, 64, lifelong resident of Manchester, passed away peacefully at Hackett Hill Nursing Home at 5:00am on January 1, 2018 after a long illness. Born in Manchester on October 18, 1953, she was daughter to the late Harold Williams Sr. and Ida (Towne) Williams. Bonnie was a mother and lover of animals (especially her kitties). She loved going out – be it going out to eat, or trips...
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Anthony James Baker

December 5, 1980 - December 31, 2017

Anthony "Tony" J. Baker, 37, of Pembroke, NH died December 31, 2017, from injuries sustained in an accident. He was born in Lawrence, MA, on December 5, 1980, the son of Samuel and Shirley (Nicoll) Baker, Sr., and has been a resident of Pembroke. He was currently employed by Connectivity Point Design & Installation as an Estimating/Project Manager. He had a carefree spirit. He was always...
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Julie Vaughan

August 9, 1966 - December 29, 2017

Julie A. Vaughan, 51, of Manchester, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 29, 2017 at her home. Born in Malden, MA she is the daughter of Priscilla (Palmer) Dotolo and the late Carmine Dotolo. A beloved wife, mother, sister, and friend, Julie's family was paramount in her life. She cherished time spent with her family, especially her many nieces and nephews. A warm and welcoming...
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Rose Connor-Allard

March 10, 1959 - December 27, 2017

Rose H. Connor-Allard, 58, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on December 27, 2017 at her home surrounded by loving family and her three cats. Rose was born in Nashua, NH, on March 10, 1959, to Robert B. and Helen E. (King) Connor. She attended grade school and high school in Milford, NH. Rose served in the U.S. Army, having spent a year in Korea (1979-1980), and was honorably...
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Mark Wiggin

July 26, 1957 - December 26, 2017

Mark E. Wiggin, 60, of Goffstown, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Villa Crest Nursing and Rehab Center, Manchester, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Manchester, he is the dedicated son of David Wiggin and the late Beverly (Cone) Wiggin. Mark worked diligently to provide for his family as a postal worker for over 30 years. An honorably discharged Veteran, Mark...
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Ashley Fontaine

August 14, 1988 - December 26, 2017

Ashley C. (Kivlin) Fontaine, 29, of Manchester, passed away unexpectedly on December 26, 2017 at her residence. Born in Malden, MA, she is the daughter of Rhonda Kivlin. A beloved daughter, mother, niece, and friend, Ashley's family and close friends was paramount in her life. She was a doting mother and cherished time spent with her four children. Ashley loved to sing and dance and was...
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Ruth Ann Lamarche

June 1, 1956 - December 26, 2017

Ruth Ann Lamarche, 61, of North Myrtle Beach, passed away on December 26, 2017. Ruth was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on June 1, 1956, to the late Francis and Barbara Richard. After college, Ruth moved to New Boston, NH where she married her childhood sweetheart, Bob and started her career as a math teacher in Allenstown, NH. Ruth and Bob then started a family and raised their two...
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Herbert E. Hand, Jr.

October 29, 1941 - December 25, 2017

Herbert E. Hand, Jr., 76, a lifetime resident of Manchester and son of the late Herbert E. Hand Sr. and Josephine (Shea) Hand passed away peacefully at home, on Christmas Day, after three years of declining health. In his youth, he was involved with the YMCA, attending camp and competing in soapbox derbies. He served as an altar boy for the St. Joseph and St. Pius X parishes and was active...
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Stephanie E. Trombly

August 24, 1989 - December 24, 2017

Stephanie Elizabeth Trombly, 28, of Auburn, passed away Sunday, December 24, at Community Hospice House, surrounded by her loving family after a twelve year battle with Ewing Sarcoma. Born in Manchester, she is the daughter of James Trombly, Jr. and Monica (Messier) Trombly. Raised and educated in Auburn, Stephanie was a graduate of Memorial High School, Class of 2008. Following graduation,...
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Nora Paris

July 7, 1962 - December 24, 2017

The full obituary for Nora is published in the Wednesday, Dec. 27 edition of the Union Leader, Thank you.
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Dolores Dolly Burns

December 2, 1930 - December 22, 2017

Dolores (Dolly) Burns (Bourque), 87, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 22, 2017, at Villa Crest Nursing Home. She was born in Auburn, Maine on December 2, 1930, to the late Leon and Juliette (LaRose) Fontaine. Her family relocated to Manchester where Dolly attended West High School, graduating in 1949. Dolly retired at 82 from the cafeteria at Manchester Memorial High School,...
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James Sanborn

January 14, 1978 - December 22, 2017

James Sanborn, 39, of Manchester, passed away at his home in Manchester on December 22, 2017. He was born on January 14, 1978 to Jonathan Sanborn and the late Diane Goulet (Fletcher) in Bangor, Maine. James was born and raised in Bucksport, Maine before settling down in Manchester. He was a crane operator for Souhegan Valley Tree Service, and was very passionate about his work. He was an...
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Francine M. Guthrie

February 19, 1957 - December 21, 2017

Francine M. Guthrie, 60, died on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at the Catholic Medical Center, in Manchester. Mrs. Guthrie was born on February 19, 1957, in Cabano, Canada, the daughter of the late Camille and Laurette (Morin) St. Onge. She was a very hard working and dedicated employee who worked as a technician at Agfa for 25 years. Mrs. Guthrie hobbies and interests include; jigsaw puzzles,...
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Stewart A. "Skip" Swinamer

October 1, 1932 - December 21, 2017

Stewart A. "Skip" Swinamer, 85, of Goffstown, NH passed away peacefully in his sleep following a long period of declining health. Skip was born in Cambridge, MA October 1, 1932 to Stewart Sr. and Gladys (Mercer) Swinamer. He was raised in Massachusetts and graduated from Arlington High School. Following high school Skip enlisted in the United States Air Force and proudly served his country....
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Cedric Demond McDonald

November 8, 1979 - December 17, 2017

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Phyllis Taber

August 22, 1926 - December 17, 2017

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Lionel Beaudet

December 20, 1919 - December 17, 2017

Lionel Beaudet, 97, passed away peacefully with his family by his side just short of his 98th birthday on Sunday, December 17th. He was born in Manchester on December 20, 1919, son of the late Eluede and Melina (Hebert) Beaudet. He enjoyed 41 years of marriage with his late wife, Leonette (Langlois) Beaudet. After graduating high school, Lionel served in the United States Army, a World War II...
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Marcel J. Larochelle

June 25, 1935 - December 17, 2017

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Carolyn B. Freese

February 10, 1927 - December 14, 2017

Carolyn B. Freese, 90, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 14, 2017. She was born in Manchester on February 10, 1927, daughter of the late John and Edith (Peck) Irving. She enjoyed 24 years of marriage with her late husband, Frank S. Freese. A lifelong resident of Manchester, Carolyn graduated from Central High School, Class of 1944, and attended Hesser Business College, Class of 1945...
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Carol Sue (Brown) Calo

July 8, 1947 - December 13, 2017

On December 13th 2017, Carol (Brown) Calo peacefully passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. On July 8th, 1947, the sparkling life force that was Carol Sue came into the world. She was born to Alfred and Virginia (Clogston) Brown and grew up in the beautiful surroundings and close knit community of Pittsburg, NH. After graduating high school, she moved to Manchester and attended New...
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Paul H. Wilde

November 28, 1949 - December 13, 2017

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Dorothy Spanos

January 13, 1933 - December 12, 2017

Dorothy Spanos, 84, of Manchester, died December 12, 2017 while in San Diego, CA. She was born in Manchester on January 13, 1933, the daughter of Banos and Hariclia (Carozi) Spanos. She was a graduate of Manchester Central High School, class of 1950. As a young women, Dorothy started her career with Travellers Insurance in February 1951, and continued with the company for 39 years. Dorothy...
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Matthew Crosson

January 22, 1973 - December 10, 2017

Matthew John Crosson, an English teacher, musician, and longtime resident of Manchester, NH, died unexpectedly at his home on December 10, 2017 at the age of 44. Matthew is survived by two brothers; his older brother, Andrew Crosson and wife Jennifer; his younger brother, Chad Crosson and wife Jennifer; nephew, Joseph; two nieces, Jamie and Annabelle; two uncles, Al Greenough and Mike...
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John J. McDonnell III

January 30, 1956 - December 10, 2017

John J. McDonnell, 61, of Manchester, NH passed away on December 10, 2017 at Catholic Medical Center. He was born in Boston, MA on January 30, 1956, son of John J. McDonnell Jr. and Helen A. (Dowd) McDonnell. A talented percussionist, John graduated from Berklee College of Music in 1979. He went on to teach drums as a local instructor at Ted Herbert's Music Mart in Manchester. He cherished...
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Donald Stokes Wyatt

February 20, 1936 - December 5, 2017

Donald Stokes Wyatt, 81, of Manchester, NH passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Born in Somerville, MA on February 20, 1936, Donald was son of the late Edwin and Gertrude (Stokes) Wyatt. After High School, Donald proudly served for seven years in the United States Air Force. He served a remote assignment in Iceland as an air defense technician. Upon his discharge from the Air Force, he...
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Gerald E. Baker

May 31, 1948 - December 4, 2017

Gerald "Gerry" E. Baker, 69, of Londonderry, NH, passed away peacefully on December 4, 2017 with his family by his side, after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Calais, Maine on May 31, 1948 to the late Oliver and Doris (Libby) Baker. He was married to his beloved wife, Roxanne "Roxy" Baker for 39 years. Gerry proudly served in the United States Air Force and Air National Guard for...
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Alice E. Wheeler

November 20, 1924 - December 3, 2017

Alice E. Wheeler, 93, of Manchester, died on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Hanover Hill Healthcare in Manchester. Mrs. Wheeler was born on November 20, 1924, in Manchester, NH the daughter of the late Arthur E. Perry and Mabel E. (Runnells) Perry. She was a lifelong resident of Manchester and a graduate of Manchester High School Central. Alice was a caring homemaker and devoted to her family. In...
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Noel Philippon

December 25, 1935 - December 3, 2017

Noel Philippon, 81, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Lampton, Quebec, Canada, he was the son of the late Alphonse and Helen ( Isabel) Philippon. As a young man, Noel relocated to Manchester where he met and married the love of his life, the former Louisette St. Pierre, in 1965. The young couple settled...
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Rosemary Mason

March 20, 1939 - December 1, 2017

Rosemary Mason, 78, passed away on December 1, 2017 at the Elliot Hospital following period of declining health. She was the daughter of John Martin, Sr., and Mary Martin. She was born in New York, New York and was a lifelong resident of Manchester, NH. Rosemary was a long-time volunteer with the Manchester Salvation Army. Rosemary is survived by her sons Eric, Steven, and Brian Ricker;...
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Claudette Maryanne Beliveau

June 8, 1946 - December 1, 2017

Claudette Maryanne Beliveau, 71, of Goffstown, NH passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017 after a courageous battle with leukemia. She was born in Manchester on June 8, 1946, daughter of the late Emile and Irene (Soucy) Paquin. She enjoyed 51 years of marriage with her husband, Raymond Beliveau, with whom she raised two children, Shawn and Amanda. Claudette graduated from Manchester West High...
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Virginia Towle

October 11, 1931 - November 30, 2017

Virginia "Ginger" J. Towle Virginia J. Towle, 86, passed away on Nov. 30, 2017. She was born on October 11, 1931 in Arlington, MA to Elmer N. Dearborn and Gertrude A. (Winn) Dearborn. "Ginger" leaves her daughter, Robin Towle Glynn and son-in-law Dennis Glynn, III of Chester; her granddaughter, Kelly Glynn of Binghamton, NY; grandson, Dennis Glynn IV of Derry; her adopted son, Kevin B....
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Barbara Forcier

November 17, 1950 - November 29, 2017

Barbara Ann (Gray-Fischer) Forcier 67, of Manchester, passed away peacefully in her sleep after years of battling declining health. She was born in Manchester, NH on November 17, 1950 to the late Guy and Barbara (McGovern) Gray. She went to grade school in Candia, graduated in Manchester, and went on to receive her Cosmetology license from Houle's Beauty Academy. Most recently Barbara worked...
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Milton Argeriou

July 26, 1938 - November 27, 2017

Milton Argeriou ,79, son of James and Florence Argeriou, died suddenly November 27 while at his home in Manchester NH. Milton is survived by his wife Sally, his two sons James and Walter, his sister Georgia Sousa, his dear cousin Maria Damalas, and his two grandchildren Maxwell and Victoria. He and Sally were happily married for 58 years. He graduated from Central High school class of...
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Rafael A. Perez

May 2, 1959 - November 26, 2017

Rafael A. Perez, 58, died on Sunday, November 26, 2017, at the Elliot Hospital in Manchester. Mr. Perez was born on May 2, 1959, in El Salvador, San Salvador, the son of Jose Rafael Perez and Margarita A. Barahona. Mr. Perez was employed as a machine operator and worked for Uni-Cast. Members of his family include; his wife, Lidia Perez, of Manchester; a son, Carlos Perez, of Manchester. Mother...
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Peter S. Bohan

October 8, 1947 - November 25, 2017

Peter Shanley Bohan passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 25th after some health complications. He was surrounded by family, thoughtful caregivers, and the loving support of many friends. Pete was 70 years old. A native of Manchester, NH and the son of the late Harold and Ruth Bohan, Pete attended Memorial High School and Keene State College, and he served in the United States Marines....
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John E. Burpee

June 14, 1929 - November 23, 2017

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Nigel Cloke

June 23, 1951 - November 22, 2017

Nigel Cloke, Sr., 66, of Manchester, passed away at the Elliot Hospital on November 22, 2017. He was born in Devizes, England on June 23, 1951. He worked as an assistant chief engineer for WMUR TV for 28 years until his retirement. He loved being around people and had an infectious smile and accent. His sense of humor was always on point. He loved fishing and Bass beer, was stubborn, and always...
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Alexandria "Sandy" Phillips

June 9, 1950 - November 21, 2017

Alexandria "Sandy" (Abrams) Phillips, 67, of Bedford, NH passed away on November 21, 2017. She passed peacefully in her home with family by her side after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Worcester, MA on June 9, 1950, the daughter of William J and Alexandria (Astukewicz) Abrams. She was a graduate of SUNY at Delhi where she received an AS degree in Animal Science. She continued...
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Felicia West

September 21, 1960 - November 21, 2017

Felicia Marie West of Manchester and Derry, passed away peacefully on November 21, 2017 at Community Hospice House in Manchester. She was born in Brockton, MA on September 21, 1960 to William Carr and Rose Blanchard. Felicia went to grade school in Randolph, MA and graduated from Lynn High School. She worked at TD Bank as a community sales assistant for 14 years. She is survived by her...
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