Regina R. Brunelle

  • Born: December 5, 1920
  • Died: January 29, 2019
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium - Hanover Street

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Tel. (603) 625-5777

Tribute & Message From The Family

Regina R. Brunelle, 98, of Manchester, passed away at Mt. Carmel Nursing Home on January 29, 2019 following a short period of declining health.

She was born in Manchester on December 5, 1920, the daughter of Wilfrid and Aurore (Genest) Brunelle. She attended St. Anthony Elementary and High School. She was employed for ten years at Waumbec International Shoe and retired from Velcro USA after 28 years of service. She enjoyed dancing, singing, bingo, going to casinos, and walking everywhere. She had been a parishioner of St. Anthony of Padua Church and also St. Theresa Church where she assisted in preparing and serving memorial meals. Most recently she attended Blessed Sacrament Church. She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella and assisted her voting Ward for twenty years during election time. She also volunteered at CMC Gift Shop for ten years. Her most memorable place of residence during her life was Ramsey House where she resided for over thirty years.

Family members include two nieces, Alaine Chevalier of Bradenton, FL and Estelle Smith of Sadorus, IL; two nephews, Gerard Vigneault of Webster and Richard Nicol of Titusville, PA; a brother-in-law, Roland Vigneault and a sister-in-law, Claire Vigneault, both of Manchester; two Godchildren, Doris Genest of Hampton and Aaron Chevalier of Myakka City, FL; and numerous cousins and friends, especially those at Ramsey House. She was predeceased by two sisters, Claire Nicol and Cecile Vigneault and by two brothers-in-law, Roger Nicol and Wilfred Vigneault

Her family would like to extend a big thank you to all those family members and friends who visited and prayed with her over the years.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Church later this spring with urn burial to follow in the family lot at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Sisters of the Precious Blood Monastery, 700 Bridge St., Manchester, NH 03104 or to a charity of one's choice. Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Manchester, is in charge of arrangements. To view Regina's online Tribute, send condolences to the family, or for more information, visit

Condolence & Memory Journal

Regina was a good friend to my mother when she was at the Ramsey House (Alice Gagnon) my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by JoAnn Louis - Hooksett, NH   February 05, 2019

My prayers are with Reggie's loving and caring family. She was a very dear, joyful, faith-filled woman. I will miss the fun and special times together. Every memory is a celebration of her life well lived!

Posted by Priscilla Desrochers - Manchester, NH   February 04, 2019

May you rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers from the Daughters of Isabella.

Posted by Rachel Labrecque - Manchester, NH - Friend   February 02, 2019

She was a special friend to my mother(Simone Boisvert) & never forgot my birthday

Posted by Benita Poitras - Litchfield, NH - Friend   February 01, 2019

Reggie ran Ramsey House II. Such a nice lady, always decorating, beautifully and meticulously. I will never forget her. Rest well, Reggie.

Posted by lori siesicki - manchester, NH   February 01, 2019

I work with her in 1970 at Velcro. God bless you. Paul Dandurand

Posted by Paul Dandurand - Henderson, NV   January 31, 2019

My deepest condolence to the family for the loss of Regina R. Brunelle we have a hope through Jesus to see our loved ones again. ( 2 Thessalonians 2:16)

Posted by Evelyn Morales - significant_other   January 30, 2019

Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. May fond memories and the love of family and friends comfort you during this difficult time. Jeremiah 29:11.

Posted by Kj - AZ   January 30, 2019

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