Lillian T. Gelinas

  • Born: July 3, 1925
  • Died: November 22, 2019
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

Lillian Gelinas passed away on November 22, 2019 after a period of declining health at the age of 94. She was born on July 3, 1925 the daughter of Joseph Adams and Marie (St. Pierre) Adams.

Lillian was educated in the Manchester school system.

On June 5, 1948 Lillian married the love of her life Norman Gelinas with whom she enjoyed more than 71 years of marriage. In May 1954 they purchased their first home together in Bedford NH where they lived for the next 65 years. Together they raised two sons, Mike and Tom.

Mom worked several jobs including in the historic Pandora Mill in Manchester during her early career and at Catholic Medical Center until her retirement where she met her very close friend Rachel Linehan.

Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. She created great memories with family on vacations at Hampton Beach. She especially enjoyed visits from her grandchildren.

Lillian was predeceased by her sisters, Rollande Baribeau, Janet (LeBlanc) Soucy, Yvonne Gelinas, and Rita Poliquin; and by her brothers Robert Adams, and Roger Adams.

She is survived by her husband Norman Gelinas; her son Michael Gelinas and his wife Susan, her son Thomas Gelinas and his wife Nancee; and by her grandchildren Christopher Gelinas and Rebecca Gonzalez, Timothy Gelinas and his wife Tiffany, Nicholas Gelinas, Jenifer Groenke and her husband Joshua, Matthew Gelinas and his wife Hillary; and her great granddaughter Olivia and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend its gratitude to the staff at Villa Crest Nursing Home, the staff at the Fitch Unit 6th floor at Elliot Hospital, the Palliative Care Group at Elliot Hospital; and to special friends Marc and Gisele Moquin and Ardie Vachon for their caring and support.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 190 Meetinghouse Rd., Bedford. Committal prayers followed at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 474 Goffstown Rd., Manchester. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in Lillian's memory be made to: Alzheimer's Association NH Chapter, 352 Route 101, Bedford, NH 03110.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Our sincere condolences to the entire family; what a wonderful legacy to keep in your memories. Sending our thoughts, prayers, and love to all, Mark & Donna Shaughnessy

Posted by Donna Shaughnessy - Tiverton, RI - Family   November 25, 2019

I extend my heartfelt sympathy to Uncle Norm, Mike, Tom and the Gelinas family for the loss of Aunt Lillian. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and Aunt. May she rest eternally in God's loving presence and may you find consolation in your loving memories of her. I am with you in thought and prayer.

Posted by Therese Finn - New London, NH - Family   November 24, 2019

Aunt Lillian was a sweet gentle lady and I will miss her. Uncle Norm, thank you for sharing her with all of us. My sincere condolences. Linda and I will pray for her.

Posted by Bernard Biron - Litchfield, NH - Family   November 24, 2019

We are sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Lillian. Uncle Norm, Mike & Tom our hearts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Dave & Deborah Gelinas - Manchester, NH - Family   November 23, 2019

A wonderful women a great aunt.

Eternal rest, grant unto her O Lord
and let perpetual light shine upon her.

May she rest in peace. Amen.

May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Posted by Don Gelinas - Clermont, FL   November 23, 2019

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