Pauline L. Methot

  • Born: June 29, 1932
  • Died: October 4, 2018
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

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Manchester, NH 03102

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Pauline Lillian (Giroux) Methot of Manchester passed away October 4, 2018 after a battle with cancer at the age of 86.

Pauline was born on June 29, 1932 in Manchester, the daughter of the late Gedeon Giroux and Juliette (Talbot) Giroux. Following her graduation from Ste. Marie High School in Manchester, at the age of 16, she enlisted into the Navy. During her four-year military service, she earned her associates degree in Medical Technology from Rivier College in Nashua. Upon graduation, she was stationed at the Chelsea Naval Hospital. After an honorable discharge, she went to work at Notre Dame hospital in Manchester, now called CMC. In May of 1956 she married Gerard "Gerry" Methot and lived in Manchester for their entire 62-year marriage. Pauline took the role of motherhood seriously and stayed home to raise their family. Once her "baby" was in high school, she went back into the workforce as a manager of Varney School Apartments, an elderly housing facility in Manchester. She worked there for 11 years earning a distinguished commendation in 1994 for "community service for the elderly" from Mayor Raymond Wieczorek. Community service was at the forefront of Pauline's life as she served on various committees throughout the years. In the 70's, Pauline served a term as selectman in Manchester, as well as on the Manchester Board of Education and a translator for Rosetta Stone. Pauline was an active member in various groups at Ste. Marie's Parish such as the Education Committee, Catholic War Veteran's Axillary (CWVA), and the Ladies of Sainte Anne Society. Pauline was distinguished in the CWVA earning the President's Award and the Stella Luzsko Award for community service and likewise earned the Sainte Anne Award, the society's highest honor, again for service that benefited the community. As many of the French in Manchester, she identified herself as a "F.R.O.G." meaning "Former Resident of Gaul" (i.e. France). With her heritage in mind, Pauline collected frog items and many family and friends contributed to her extensive collection. Tracing her ancestry, Pauline authored 20 genealogy books for the Southern NH Catholic Parishes and became a Lifetime Member of the American-Canadian Genealogical Society where she also served as director. She was an active member in the local and state-wide Girl Scouts, first as a leader, then as a trainer of future Girl Scout leaders. Pauline was an avid reader and enjoyed participating with her singing group the Elliot "Voluntaires" with performances at various nursing homes in the Manchester area. She took pride as the only female bass singer.

Pauline is survived by her husband, Gerard Methot as well as her children, Eugene Methot, Julien Methot, Daniel Methot and his wife Theresa (McMahon), Gilbert Methot and his wife Barbara (French), lastly her daughter Michelle Demerjian and her husband Jim. Pauline was a grandmother to seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is survived by one brother, Roger Giroux and his wife Gail (Gagnon). She is predeceased by her younger siblings Gerald Giroux, Reverend Richard Giroux and Constance Giroux.

Special thanks to the Hospice services of Manchester as well as the kind and caring staff at Maple Leaf Nursing Home who went above and beyond the call of duty for Pauline.

Calling hours will be at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 250 Coolidge Ave, Manchester, on Monday from 4 to 8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday morning at 10:00 AM in Ste. Marie Church. Committal service with military honors will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. To view an online Tribute, send condolences to the family, or for more information, visit www.phaneuf.net


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Condolence & Memory Journal

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Michelle and family, please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your Mom. Hugs to you.

Rose Ann and BC

Posted by Rose Cortez - Nashua, NH - Friend   October 09, 2018

I will miss seeing Pauline in our Voluntaires' group. It was a pleasure to know her.

Posted by Diana Holtshouser - Manchester, NH - Friend   October 09, 2018

My heart breaks for you and your family. I am so very sorry
Diane Walton and family

Posted by Diane Walton - Bedford, NH - Friend   October 08, 2018

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Dear Michelle, So sorry for the loss of your mom. She was an amazing women! I know she will always be with you.

Posted by Jeannette Marinow - Nashua, NH - Friend   October 08, 2018

Michelle and family - my condolences on the loss of your mother. Although I only knew her for a short time, she was a wonderful woman, and you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Bob Camire - Hooksett, NH - Friend   October 08, 2018

Our condolences on your loss.

Posted by Jeannine, Lise and Gilles Lapierre - Manchester, NH - Family Friend   October 08, 2018

To The Methot Family, My Heart aches for You All. What a very Special Person Pauline was. I used to have so many Laughs with that Women. She was an Absolute Great friend of My Mom Georgette, They were quite a pair. I'm Happy to have gotten to know this fine Lady. May She RIP now, I'm sure she'll raise Havoc up there in The Heavens. My Heart and Prayers go out to You All. God Bless, Diane (Pinsonneault) Soucy

Posted by Diane Soucy - Manchester, NH - Family Friend   October 07, 2018

Uncle Gerry and family, I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Pauline's passing. She was a wonderful person giving so much of herself to her family and others. God surely said "Well done good and faithful servant" when He welcomed her home to Heaven. Rest in Peace, Aunt Pauline.

Posted by Denise Methot - Weare, NH   October 07, 2018

"Michelle, so very sorry for the loss of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family."

Posted by George Rowen - Merrimack, NH - Coworker   October 05, 2018

We love you Aunt Pauline. She was humble and so smart. You will be missed but remembered. Norm & Janet Methot

Posted by Norman Methot - Manchester, NH - Family   October 05, 2018

Michelle, I am so sorry to for the loss of your Mom. She will always be there looking over you. You, and your family, are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Laura Madore - Monroe, NC - Friend   October 05, 2018

To Michelle, Your Mother was a brilliant woman, my thoughts and prayers are with you and you're Family. May she rest in Peace in the Light and Love of the good Lords Blessings.

Posted by Wynn Kimball - Allenstown, NH - Coworker   October 05, 2018

Thoughts and prayers to you and your family Michelle.

Posted by sherry delucia - Bristol, CT - Acquaintance   October 05, 2018

Condolences to your family. May God become a source of comfort and strength through this time of sorrow.
Psalms 28:7

Posted by A friend   October 05, 2018

To our dear friends,Roger & Gail our thoughts and prayers are with you & your family
Fred & Carole Proctor ELLSWORTH MAINE

Posted by Fred & Carole Proctor - ellsworth, ME - Friend   October 04, 2018

So sorry for your loss Michelle she was a wonderful woman. I was so blessed to have enjoyed her wit and intelligence

Posted by Susan Woodward - Bedford, NH - Friend   October 04, 2018

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To Michelle and extended Methot family; your mother certainly was a truly great and gifted person! She'll be deeply missed by all her knew her, I'm sure. You have my deepest sympathy for your loss.

Posted by Lilli Walsh - Hampstead, NH - Family Friend   October 04, 2018

Our sincere sympathies for your loss.

Posted by Chuck and Louise Ross - Chester, NH - Friend   October 04, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to all of you. What a full life she lived. George & Diane Roberge

Posted by Diane Roberge - Manchester, NH - Family   October 04, 2018

Michelle, Uncle Gerry, Jean, Jules, Danny and Gil,
So sorry for your loss, My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
She's now resting and watching over all of you.
May God's Blessings be with you.

Posted by Judy Giroux - Nashua, NH - Family   October 04, 2018


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