Ernest R. Chabot

  • Born: December 19, 1946
  • Died: March 7, 2020
  • Location: Bedford, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

Ernest R. Chabot, 73, of Bedford, died March 7, 2020 at his home after a sudden illness.

He was born in Manchester on December 19, 1946 to Wilfrid and Irene (Turcotte) Chabot. He grew up in Manchester and has lived in Bedford since 1986.

Ernest worked as a registered pharmacist at several Manchester area pharmacies and at Catholic Medical Center for many years.

In his younger years he was active with the Boy Scouts of America. More recently he volunteered at Parish of the Transfiguration and was an active in a support group through Easter Seals for husbands who were the primary caregiver for their spouses suffering with Alzheimers Disease. The well-being of his wife and her happiness were most important to him, and he was ever dedicated to her health and comfort.

He is survivied by his wife of 52 years, Muriel (Lesmerises) Chabot of Bedford; two children, Peter J. Chabot and wife, Crystal, of Unity and Jodie K. Chabot and partner, Donald Jeanes, of Bedford; three grandchildren, Phoenix Chabot, Gabriel Chabot and Lynsey Chabot; three siblings, Raymond Chabot and wife, Joyce, of Litchfield, Denise Chabot of Nashua and Roger Chabot and partner, Debra Dolmetsch, of Virginia; cousins, nieces, nephews and one aunt.

SERVICES: Calling hours are Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., corner of North Street, Manchester. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at Parish of the Transfiguration, 305 Kelley St., Manchester. Committal prayers will follow at Mt. Calvary Mausoleum, 474 Goffstown Rd., Manchester.

Memorial donations may be made to Easter Seals, 555 Auburn St., Manchester, NH 03103.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I worked with Ernie at Uni-Care and the Elliot Hospital. He was a kind and genuine Person and an exceptional pharmacist. He had a great sense of humor. Always referred to me as kiddo (despite my getting older) He will be terribly missed by those who knew and loved him. So deeply sorry to the entire Chabot family for your loss of such a great man

Posted by Laura (Healy) - Coworker   March 16, 2020

To Ernie's entire family I extend my sincere condolences. As a classmate of his brother Ray, both in grammar and high school, I knew Ernie through that connection, as the older brother role model. I moved away from Putnam Street, and then Agnes Street, many years ago but I remember Ernie's kindness and steadfastness. May you find comfort and the support of many family and friends in this time of loss. And may Ernie receive his eternal reward. -- Henry Huot, Arlington, Virginia

Posted by Henry Huot - Arlington, VA - Family Friend   March 14, 2020

My deepest condolences to the entire Chabot family. Ernie was a friend, colleague & co-worker for over 50 years. He unselfishly gave of himself to so many to make their lives better. He will be greatly missed. RIP my friend.

Posted by Judy Ronshagen - Londonderry, NH   March 14, 2020

My deepest condolences to Ernie's family and to all who knew and loved him. I became acquainted with Ernie through his lovely wife Muriel, who was my coworker at CMC Lab for many years. Their loving marriage of 52 years, their devotion to one another and Ernie's tender care for Muriel during her illness are an inspiration to all. Well done, good and faithful servant. Rest in the peace of the Lord. You will be truly missed.

Posted by Teresa Fernald - Londonderry, NH - Friend   March 13, 2020

My deepest sympathies to all. I have known Ernie for many year but I got to know him even better when we both worked with Troop 135. He was such a great example to the boys and the adult leaders as well. He held himself up to a high standard and that example did not go unnoticed by the boys who learned to appreciate his counsel and guidance. We are all better for having known him. Rest in peace old friend "Ala Laka Ching".

Posted by Pierre Boissonneault - Manchester, NH   March 12, 2020

Deepest sympathy to Ernie's family for their loss. His devotion to the scouts in Troop 135 was well above the norm. Ernie set a high standard as a merit badge counselor forming core competencies and ideals that boys of character rely on throughout their lives. He will be missed by all.

Posted by Gene Ducas - Manchester, NH - Friend   March 12, 2020

The devotion and commitment that Ernie demonstrated in the last years of his life were testimony to the character he formed during his early years.
Sad at his loss, but proud to have known him.

Posted by Roger Aubin - Bedford, NH   March 12, 2020


You are a family that I remember so well from scouting. Sympathies to each of you on losing such a vital man who was such a good example to all. I'm sure he'll find many old scouters waiting for him. He'll be in good company. May all the good memories help you to cope with his loss.

Posted by Bob & Betty HARRIS - Pinardville/Goffstown, NH - Friend   March 12, 2020

Ernie was such a special coworker. Always ready to assist. He will be missed.

Posted by Phyllis Brown - Coworker   March 12, 2020

Deepest sympathy for your loss. Bob and Pat Vallee Ballard. Classmate of Ernie and Muriel.

Posted by A friend   March 12, 2020

Muriel, Peter, Jodie
My sincerest condolences.
Keeping you in my thoughts & prayers.

Posted by Claudette Vachon - Avon Park, FL   March 11, 2020


My sincere condolences to Muriel, Peter and Jodie. My heart aches for you. Ernie was a very special person and friend, a good and honorable man who was loved and respected by so many people. I treasure the memories of our times together. Rest In Peace my dear friend. Heaven has gained an angel.

Posted by Carmen Petrin - Bedford, NH - Friend   March 11, 2020

Dear family. So sorry for your loss.
Ernie was so devoted to Muriel.
May God watch over your family during these difficult times.

Posted by Jackie St Hilaire - Manchester, NH   March 11, 2020

Sincere sympathy to Muriel and her family

Posted by Susan LaRochelle Napier - St Petersburg, FL - Classmate   March 11, 2020

My dad grew in ways I didnt think possible through working through the tragedy of my moms illness. He began to focus on the joy life, even when it was something as small as a smile. His greatest joy in life was to help others.

Posted by Jodie Chabot - Daughter   March 11, 2020

Muriel, Peter, Jodie,

I worked with Ernie at Gosselin Pharmacy on Amory Street over 40 years ago, and remember him as a very compassionate person. Please accept my sympathies for your loss.

Diane(Sanborn/Mendzela) Kohut

Posted by A friend   March 11, 2020

Sincere Sympathy to Muriel, Peter & Jodie. He will be guiding you from heaven. Our thoughts and prayers
are with you and your family.

Posted by Irene Gorski - Merrimack, NH - Classmate   March 11, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Posted by Lorraine Hould - Nashville, TN - Family   March 11, 2020

Classmate of Ernie Chabot Class of 1964. Janice Rochefort Marineau and Husband Norman. Sending Sympathies to Peter and Jodie and Family. This is a sad time for all of you. Our Prayers and God Strength goes out to you all. God Bless Mr. Mrs. Norman Marineau Sun City Arizona

Posted by A friend   March 11, 2020

Sincere Sympathy to all your family and friends Ray and Lorraine Demers

Posted by Ray Demers - Manchester, NH - Classmate   March 11, 2020

Sincere Sympathy to all family and friends Ray and Lorraine Demers

Posted by Ray Demers - Manchester, NH - Classmate   March 11, 2020

Sending warm thoughts to family and friends of Ernie. He was a classmate at Sté Marie High and I remember him as a very classy guy who was kind and generous. My heart goes out to Muriel and their children.

Posted by Lucilke Karatzas - The Villages, FL - Friend   March 11, 2020

My sympathies and prayers to your family at the time.
I will always cherish the found memmories of Earnie when I was young. He was a great influence on me when I was in Scouting with Troop 135. He is one of the reasons I am an Eagle Scout and helped me become the type of person I am today.
Rest in Peace, Ernie.

Posted by Chris Paris - Manchester, NH   March 11, 2020

Muriel, Peter, Jodie and family so sorry to read about Ernie, our deepest sympathy during this difficult time.
The Prattes, George, Helen and family

Posted by helen Pratte - MANCHESTER, NH - Neighbor   March 11, 2020

I worked with Ernie for over 15 years. He was a an amazing person who always thought of others before himself. He was a very dedicated pharmacist, who wanted to pass on his wisdom. He loved his family dearly and spoke of them often. He was always there for anyone who needed him. He will be sorely missed.

Posted by amanda Provencher - Coworker   March 10, 2020

Our sincere condolences to Muriel, Peter, Jodie and family during this very sad time. Ernie and Muriel had become friends beyond our high school years, having been part of a small former classmate breakfast/lunch group, as well as several years of kayaking with me and friends of mine. He took his wedding vows of "for better or worse" in a extraordinary way. He was determined to take care of his "bride" until he could no longer....and he did. RIP my friend!

Posted by Susan Pion Martin - Longboat Key, FL - Friend   March 10, 2020

Your life was taken too soon. Will miss you always. Rest in peace. Love, Annette

Posted by Annette Marcoux - Manchester, NH - Family   March 10, 2020

Rest in Peace my friend, I will remember fondly our Scout trips and skiing trips.
Barry Whittemore

Posted by Barry Whittemore - Manchester/Unity, NH - Friend   March 10, 2020

I am so sorry for the loss of your brother, Roger. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.
Murielle (Gosselin) Bennett

Posted by Murielle Bennett - Montgomery, OH - Acquaintance   March 10, 2020

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