Ferdinand W. "Pete" VanDenBerghe, Jr.

  • Born: April 11, 1932
  • Died: January 6, 2020
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

Ferdinand W. "Pete" VanDenBerghe, Jr., 87, of Manchester, died on January 6, 2020, at Elliot Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Manchester on April 11, 1932, he was the son of the late Ferdinand W. and Helen M. (McIsaac) VanDenBerghe, Sr. He was a 3 sport athlete and graduate of Manchester West High School, he honorably served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Harry F. Bauer, and earned his business degree from Hesser College. He was a member of the Korean War Veterans Association, the American Legion Jutras Post and Henry J. Sweeney Post, and worked for the State of NH Employment Security Department for 32 years before retiring in 1994 as Assistant Director of Operations.
Pete was a golf enthusiast. He served on the board of directors at Intervale Country Club for over 30 years, and truly enjoyed his time spent traveling to North Carolina and Colorado, playing golf with his family and friends. He also coached baseball at Bedford Little League for many years. Pete was a well-spoken, well-mannered, and classy man who was always impeccably dressed. He was also a man who loved deeply and his family was most important to him. Above all else, he will be remembered as a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.
Surviving family members include his beloved wife of 43 years, Patricia J. (Gilbert) VanDenBerghe of Manchester; four children, Donald F. VanDenBerghe and wife Paula of Manchester, Mark W. VanDenBerghe and wife Kerrie of Pasadena, MD, Karen E. Hauschild of Concord NH, Peter J. VanDenBerghe and wife Steff of Denver, CO, and their mother Constance (Soucy) VanDenBerghe; eight grandchildren, Colin, Erik, Margot, Phillip, Ian, Matthew, Lauren and Gabriella; two great grandchildren, Luke and Macie; one sister, Patricia O'Shaughnessy; one niece, Catherine VanDenBerghe, and one aunt, Doris Oliver. He was predeceased by both parents; and one brother, Donald F. Vandenberghe in 1953.
SERVICES: There are no calling hours. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made in Pete's memory to: Manchester Animal Shelter, 490 Dunbarton Rd. Manchester, NH 03102. (www.manchesteranimalshelter.org). Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear VanDenBerghe Family:

I am very sorry for your loss. Fred was a key mentor to me at Employment Security. He gave me many words of support and encouragement as well as well meaning constructive criticism along the way. He had high standards for himself and the department which I greatly admired. Getting praise from Fred meant a lot because he didn't offer it unless you earned it. He's a Hall of Famer at Employment Security in my book. Rest in peace Fred.

Posted by Darrell Gates - AUBURN, NH   January 13, 2020

To the VanDenBerghe Family:

On behalf of a grateful nation, and the State of New Hampshire VFW Auxiliary, District #7, we wish to express sincere appreciation for the honorable service given by your loved one, and send our deepest condolences on your loss.

Cathy Burns
Chaplain, District #7

Posted by A friend   January 13, 2020


To the entire Van Den Berghe family our deepest sympathy. May Pete rest in peace.

Posted by Patti & Kevin - Washington, NH - Family   January 13, 2020

I am sorry for your loss. Grandpa Pete was an amazing man.

Posted by Tracy Hutchens - Concord, NH   January 13, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Grampa Pete was an amazing man.

Posted by A friend   January 13, 2020

Pat and Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. Pete will be remembered fondly for his jokes and smiles when he would come to visit.

Wishing you comfort and peace.

Kelly L
Webster Street Internal Medicine

Posted by Kelly L - Manchester, NH   January 13, 2020


I love you Dad, rest in Paradise
Until we meet again.
Your son Peter♂

Posted by Peter Van Den Berghe - Bedford, NH   January 12, 2020

Dear Don and family,
Very sorry to read of your Dad's passing. Successful as an athlete and businessman, may all of the past years memories of him help you through the pain of your loss.
Chris Burns, Bedford,NH

Posted by Chris Burns - Bedford, NH - Friend   January 12, 2020

My sincerest condolences and sympathy to Pete's family.He was a great friend while we were growing up on the West side.He was a great guy.

Posted by Jim Winslow - Browns Summit, NC   January 12, 2020


Dear Paula, Don and family,
Please accept my sincere condolences at this time of loss. May God's love sustain and guide you during this time and always.
May Pete's soul rest in eternal peace.

Posted by Susan Davis - Manchester, NH   January 12, 2020

My deepest condolences for your loss.

Posted by Jack Morganstern - Bedford, NH - Friend   January 10, 2020


In our Thoughts and Prayers..

Posted by Sherry and Glenn Vitale - Evergreen, CO - Friend   January 10, 2020

Sorry for you lost, God Bless

Posted by Dick Provost - Bedford, NH - Friend   January 10, 2020

I send my sincere condolences to Pete's wife and children for your great loss.

Posted by George Lane - Silver Spring, MD - Friend   January 10, 2020

My thoughts are with you Auntie Pat and all your family.♥
We love you,Beth and Wayne

Posted by Beth Gosson - Gaffney, SC - Family   January 09, 2020

I remember when you two met at the office. He was immediately smitten with you. My condolences to you and the rest of his family

Posted by Jean Longval - Bedford, NH - Coworker   January 09, 2020

May his memory be eternal!

Posted by Andrea Zissi - Bedford, NH   January 09, 2020

Don, sorry for your loss.

Posted by Bob Smith - Falling Waters, WV - Classmate   January 09, 2020

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