Paul L. Anctil

Obituary for Paul L. Anctil

October 16, 1963 - March 6, 2019
Manchester, New Hampshire | Age 55


Paul L. Anctil, 55, of Manchester, died March 6, 2019 at his home after a long and courageous battle with tongue cancer.

He was born in Manchester on October 16, 1963 to Roger and Rita (Joyal) Anctil and was a lifelong resident of the Queen City. He graduated from Central High School in 1981 and later earned bachelor's and master's degrees from New Hampshire College.

After working at United Parcel Services and Sanders Associates for many years, Paul most recently worked as a finance director for the State of New Hampshire Department of Transportation for over twenty years.

He was affiliated with East Little League for numerous years as a parent, board member, and coach. He was an avid supporter of his children's academic and athletic endeavors and was always proud of their accomplishments. He was a very social person who enjoyed playing golf, racquetball, and baseball.

Paul also cherished his huge hockey family. Whether it was with the NH Avalanche, Manchester Flames, Pomfret School, or Connecticut College, the compassion and love he received from his extended family was overwhelming and never forgotten.

He was predeceased by his father and a brother, Roland Anctil.

Family members include his loving wife of 32 years, Nancy A. (Amoruso) Anctil of Manchester; two children, Matthew Anctil and Ashley Anctil, both of Manchester; his mother, Rita Anctil of Manchester; two sisters, Diane Coyne and her husband, John, of Canton, MA, and Rachel Nahabedian and her husband, Armen, of Hampstead; and cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, March 11, 2019 at St. Catherine Church, 267 Webster St., Manchester. Committal prayers followed at Mt. Calvary Mausoleum, 474 Goffstown Rd., Manchester.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Paul Anctil can be made to the Foundation of Mass. Eye and Ear to support Dr. Derrick Lin Head and Neck Cancer Research. Please make checks payable to Foundation of Mass. Eye and Ear and mail to Mass. Eye and Ear, Development Office, 243 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114. Gifts can also be made on-line at or by calling 617-573-4312.

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