Francoise Maltais

  • Died: June 4, 2019
  • Location: Bedford, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

Francoise Maltais, 83, passed away peacefully at the Bedford Nursing & Rehabilitation Center on June 4th, 2019, after a long illness.
Born in St. Quentin, New Brunswick to the late Florence Lavoie, she was raised by her grandparents Charles and Emma Lavoie. Following marriage to Maurice J. Maltais in August of 1958, she became an American citizen.
Francoise was a former employee of Freed's Bakery and La Caisse Populaire Ste-Marie (now St. Mary's Bank) serving in the business office. She also was a faithful and involved parishioner at St. John the Baptist church.
Known for her outstanding creations, Francoise was talented in the arts of crocheting, knitting and sewing,earning her the knickname of "KnitWit". She was also an excellent baker and cook, especially enjoying baking homemade bread and pies.
Surviving are one daughter, Martine Riccardi, of New Hartford, NY and cherished grandchildren Sahra Riccardiand her fiancée Dr. Steve Renette of Philadelphia, PA; Daniel Riccardi and his wife Nikki with great-grandsons, Tucker and Brody all of Holland Patent, NY. She also leaves behind a special niece Martha Maltais of Pinardville and several other nieces, a nephew and cousins. She was pre-deceased by her husband Maurice and loving son Herve.
The Riccardi family would like to thank the entire staff at the Bedford Nursing and Rehab Center. Their care and compassion is greatly appreciated at this most difficult time.
Interment was at St. Augustin Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make contributions to Hospice Care in memory of Francoise.


Condolence & Memory Journal

'I was so surprised to find out that my old friend on Kimball st now is gone [ .she is in peace now ] I
will always remember her over our house for dinner and for other raisons. Martine,hervy,and her dear husband . my deepest sympathy on the loss of a dear women and kind mom and grandmother.she will be miss.

Posted by Louise Larose [was Gosselin ] - New Port Richey, FL - Family Friend   June 19, 2019

Martine, deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mom. She was a wonderful, kind woman and I always enjoyed visiting with her and taking you for walks around the block in your carriage. Susan DeGrace Duffey, Gilford, NH

Posted by A friend   June 10, 2019

Rest in Peace, Francois.

Posted by A friend   June 10, 2019

I have many fond and special memories of Miss Francoise. She was a loving and attentive babysitter to my brother and I when we were growing up. My sympathies to her family. May your memories bring comfort during this difficult time.

Posted by Michelle Turcotte Smail - Friend   June 09, 2019

The memory of Francoise will forever hold a place in my heart. She was the epitome of hardworking, loyal to both family and her friends, honest in her thoughts ,words and deeds...a very special woman. May she Rest In Peace. Condolences to you, Martine. Pat Turcotte

Posted by Pat Turcotte - Bedford, NH - Friend   June 09, 2019

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