Richard W. Tanguay

  • Born: January 29, 1934
  • Died: January 5, 2019
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

Richard W. Tanguay, 84, of Manchester, died January 5, 2019, after a lengthy illness, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Manchester on January 29, 1934, he was the son of Ernest A. and Aurore M. (Gagnon) Tanguay, Sr. He was educated in Manchester, attended Central High School, and was a lifelong resident of the Queen City. Richard served in the National Guard for 9 years and worked various jobs during his lifetime. He worked for the City of Manchester for 12 years and then as a courier for Bank of NH for 19 years before retiring in 2008.

Richard was a very funny and lighthearted man who loved to tell jokes. He enjoyed traveling and spending time at the beach, but his true passion was his family. Above all, he will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.

Family includes his beloved wife of 49 years, Louise J. (D'Amour) Tanguay of Manchester; seven children, Diane (Mike) Leavitt of Hollis, Denise (Mark) Dingman of Lunenburg, VT, Susan (Scott) Blevins of Manchester, Debra (Richard) Winslow of Milford, Patty Vaillancourt of Manchester, David Boufford of Cathedral City, CA, and Debbie (Jay) Wilson of Costa Mesa, CA; 15 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 1 great great granddaughter; six siblings, Lorraine Bellemore of Merrimack, Gerard, Donald and Normand Tanguay of Manchester, Simonne Simard of Londonderry, and Vivian Blondeau of Goffstown. Many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by both parents; his infant daughter Rose Marie Tanguay; and four siblings, Susan Clinton, Ernest, Jr., Roger and Russell Tanguay.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 190 Meetinghouse Rd., Bedford, NH 03110. Committal prayers followed in the chapel at St. Joseph Cemetery, 448 Donald St., Bedford, NH 03110. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: American Cancer Society NH Chapter, 352 Route 101, Bedford, NH 03110 or Sisters of the Precious Blood, 700 Bridge St., Manchester, NH 03104.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Louise and Family, warm thoughts and prayers are with you in your sorrow.
Dick was a very kind and good man, he will be missed. Thinking of you
with deepest sympathy. My Condolences and prayers, God Bless.
Gigi Gagnon, Friend, Goffstown, NH
January 9,2019

Posted by Gigi Gagnon - Goffstown, NH - Friend   January 09, 2019

Missing someone is God's way of reminding you that you love them. God bless your wonderful father and may He grant you peace.

Posted by Donna Jones - Altamonte Springs, FL - Family   January 08, 2019

Our deepest sympathies to the family. Uncle Dick always brightened up our reunions and visits. Condolences Cathy Cheney, Uli, James, and Samuel

Posted by Catherine Cheney - Dover, NH - Family   January 08, 2019

My Condolences to the family

Posted by Arthur Tanguay - BRISTOL, NH - Family   January 08, 2019

Louise: So sorry for your loss. He will always be remembered as a kind & gentle man.
Cousin Bobby Duval

Posted by Robert Duval - Manchester, NH - Family   January 08, 2019


I know this is a very difficult time for your family....But I know that god has gained a new solider to watch over you! My Deepest Sympathy to you Louise and your family! May god bless all of you!

Your West Coast Family....Mandy, Tsitsi, Vanessa, Stephanie and Gina

Posted by GINA CHRISTOPHER - Long Beach, CA - Family Friend   January 08, 2019

My condolences to your family. God Bless Uncle Dick and all his family. I will always remember his sense of humor, and his caring and gentle demeanor.

Posted by family friend    January 08, 2019

So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Albert Robidoux and family, Peabody, MA

Posted by Albert Robidoux - Peabody, MA - Family Friend   January 07, 2019

I miss you already dad, you will always be in my heart ❤

Posted by Diane - Hollis, NH - Family   January 07, 2019

My deepest condolences. Dick's team at Home Health have always thought so highly of Dick and Louise and their family. He will be missed by all of us!

Posted by Johanna - Manchester - Family Friend   January 07, 2019

My deepest sympathy for your loss. He was a good man, husband and father and I feel your loss. May God give you all strength to get through this hard time but remember you will see him again when it's your time and he will greet you with loving arms. May God bless all those who loved him.

Posted by Lillian Tanguay - Manchester, NH - Family   January 07, 2019

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