Eugene A. "Gene" Pelletier

  • Born: January 20, 1935
  • Died: October 1, 2019
  • Location: Goffstown, New Hampshire

Cremation Society of New Hampshire

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Tel. (800) 493-8001

Tribute & Message From The Family

Eugene "Gene" Pelletier passed away on October 1, 2019 in Goffstown, NH. Gene's health declined steadily over the past few years, but he remained a fighter and optimistic to the end.

Gene was born on January 20, 1935 in Springfield, Massachusetts, the son of the late Isabelle Graziano and James Pelletier. He was a long time resident of Merrimack, NH where he and Arline, his wife of 59 years, raised their two children. He was a leader in the youth baseball program in Merrimack when his children were young. He took great pride in helping his kids understand the value of working hard to succeed in sports and in life.

For the past 12 years, Gene lived in Goffstown, NH. He took an extremely active role in his grandchildren's lives, and rarely missed an opportunity to cheer them on at their sports games or celebrate their academic success. Slipping his grandchildren a secret $10 bill at the end of a visit or an extra scoop of ice cream after dinner was one of his simple pleasures.

Gene had a long and fulfilling career in the electronics business in sales. He was tenacious, outgoing, hard-working and fearless; a natural salesman.
Gene was an avid golfer. He spent countless hours playing each year from early spring to late fall. Even as his game deteriorated, the thought of playing each spring helped get him through the long New Hampshire winters. When not playing golf, Gene was tuning in to his beloved Red Sox and Patriots. He enjoyed watching games at home with his son and wife, and cursed the fact that two of his grandchildren never let him forget that they were Yankees fans.
Gene will always be remembered for his fierce love and generosity. Nothing mattered more to Gene than spending time with his family. He will be deeply missed.

Gene's family members include his wife Arline of Goffstown, NH; son Mike and his wife Joanne of Bedford, NH; daughter Suzanne and her husband Jason Lannert of Brooklyn, NY; grandchildren Marty, Siobhan, Julien Lannert and Otto Lannert; Brother Raymond and his wife Florence of Westfield, MA; sister Sandi Machler and her husband Ronald of Douglasville, GA; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be on Saturday, October 5, 2019. A memorial gathering will be held from 9:45am-10:45am at the Cremation Society of New Hampshire, 243 Hanover Street, Manchester. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:30 am at St. Lawrence Church, 1 East Union Street, Goffstown, NH.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington VA 22215. Online memorial donation can be made here:


Condolence & Memory Journal

Hello Arline Mike and Suzy,
So sorry for your loss. Gene was a wonderful person and friend. So sorry we missed hearing about Gene until this afternoon. We send our love and prayers to you all.

Posted by Grace and Tom Sym - Nashua, NH   October 05, 2019

Dear Arline, Michael and Susie,

I was very saddened to read on the passing of your beloved husband and father.
Gene always had a twinkle in his eye coming in to see his lovely wife behind the curtesy booth at the IGA those many years ago. Always with a smile.l
Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.
May his memory be eternal.
Nick and Vicky Kallan

Posted by Vicky Kallan - Merrimack, NH   October 05, 2019

Our deepest sympathies to the family. Will miss his opinions, laughs, and chuckles. A good man.

Posted by Randy Dry - Wilton, NH   October 04, 2019

Arline so sorry to hear about your loss ,you and Gene were such good neighbors i am sure he will be missed by all of medford farms our prayers and thoughts are with you carmen and john parnell

Posted by Carmen Parnell - Goffstown, NH - Neighbor   October 04, 2019

Arline, so sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Posted by Jennifer Hileman(Cayot) - NH - Neighbor   October 04, 2019

Arline, We are so sorry to hear of Gene's passing. We are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this sad and difficult time. Eva and Al Cayot

Posted by Eva Cayot - Merrimack, NH - Neighbor   October 04, 2019

To all the Pelletiers and friends and family -- We are thinking of you all at this time and are so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of meeting Gene, and hearing many stories about his feats of fatherhood and grandparenting from Suzanne. I remember him on the dance floor at the Fordham graduation of 1990, and his pride and joy at Suz and Jay's wedding party. Sending you love and peace from the Brady family.

Posted by Tracy Brady - Carlisle, MA - Friend   October 04, 2019

Sorry for your loss, Arline. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Posted by Jessica MacKay (Gammon) - Milford, NH - Friend   October 04, 2019

Sorry to hear of Gene's passing. My deepest condolences to his family,
Gene was ever present at all of Marty's (Mad Dog's) games that I can remember and we always had a few words about the game or the Sox afterwards. He was always smiling and seemed to be just loving the moment. He was a good one. God Bless!

Posted by John Riehl - Goffstown, NH   October 04, 2019

Hoping you find peace in all the good memories you have of Gene. Our sincere condolences.

Posted by Barbara and Michael Foster - Prospect, CT - Friend   October 04, 2019

We are so sorry to hear of Gene's passing. We will keep you all, and Gene, in our prayers and hearts. Sending love xo

Posted by Tryphena, Steve & boys Reidy    October 03, 2019

My deepest condolences to you Arline, Mike and Suzanne. It was a pleasure to work for Gene so many years ago. He was a wonderful man with always a smile on his face. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by Sandy O'Meara - Plaistow, NH - Coworker   October 03, 2019


I will miss you brother so very much. I
Am glad we all got together in SPRINGFIELD MASS 3months ago. I loved you so very much and we will meet again in HEAVEN.,,we have had many good
Times together over the years., BLESS YOU GENE!

Posted by Sandi Machler - Atlanta, Georgia   October 03, 2019

Our deepest sympathies to you Arline and all the family. We loved Gene as family and believe he has found eternal life!!! God Bless, Charlie and Conni

Posted by A friend   October 03, 2019

To the family of your beloved Husband, Farther, and Grandfather
It was such a pleasure to be Gene, & Arlene's Friend.We will deeply miss him.Always a smile, and he made us smile also. Always Happy to see us and we were always happy to visit with him. God bless the family and we will will all meet again.
Love & Hug's Joan & Tony.

Posted by Joan & Tony Roy - GOFFSTOWN, NH   October 03, 2019

Prayers for comfort for your family, love terri and Tom feller

Posted by Terri Feller - Merr, NH   October 03, 2019


Rest In Peace.

Posted by Ashley Aube - Winchester, KY   October 02, 2019

I am very sorry Mike. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.

Posted by Sandra Newson - Miami, FL - Friend   October 02, 2019


We will miss you, Gene. You had a big personality and so much fun to be with. So many good memories. I will never forget you...

Posted by Cindy Aube - Stanford, KY   October 02, 2019

Sending love and condolences to the entire family at this time. I cherished every encounter I had with GeneI can only imagine how much you all miss him. May your happy memories bring you comfort and help to keep his spirit alive and with you in the difficult times ahead. May he Rest In Eternal Peace, Anna

Posted by Anna Ryan - Galveston, TX - Friend   October 02, 2019

Such a good man and a great friend!Have a great debate up there with Peter!Rest in peace,my friend

Posted by Terry Sorrentino - Bedford, NH   October 02, 2019

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