Eugene A. "Gene" Pelletier

Obituary for Eugene A. "Gene" Pelletier

January 20, 1935 - October 1, 2019
Goffstown, New Hampshire | Age 84


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:

Recommended Local Florist

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Donate to the American Diabetes Association

Arrangements By

Cremation Society of New Hampshire

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Map  | Profile

View Phone Number
Email Us