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Alfred Eugene Gagnon

Obituary for Alfred Eugene Gagnon

April 27, 1925 - January 18, 2020
Manchester, New Hampshire | Age 94


Alfred Eugene Gagnon, 94, of Manchester, died peacefully at Maple Leaf HealthCare Center on January 18, 2020. He was born in Manchester, NH on April 27, 1925 to Ernest and Corinne (Lessard) Gagnon.

He was a graduate of Manchester West High School. He earned a diploma in accounting from the predecessor college to Southern NH University and completed coursework at St. Anselm College.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army within the United States, Central Europe and Rhineland during World War II.

Prior to his retirement he was an auditor for the City of Manchester and previously as a hospital administrator and business manager for three different New Hampshire hospitals.

Retirement encompassed time spent with his beloved wife Gloria volunteering at St. Raphael Church, the Manchester City Library and Catholic Medical Center. Together they traveled to Europe, Canada, and Haiti, cruised through the Panama Canal and the Caribbean Sea and states beyond New England.

Al enjoyed watching all New England sports. His greatest pride and joy was his family and time spent with them. Nothing pleased him more than to host a barbecue for his family! He was loved and will be missed.

He was predeceased by his wife, Gloria C. Gagnon on October 31, 2019, his parents, nine siblings and his step son-in-law Kevin Delahanty.

His family includes three daughters; Wanda Wood Krech and her husband Bruce of Green Valley, Arizona; Corinne Szopa and her husband Thomas of Portsmouth, NH; Dr. Anita Gagnon of Montreal, Canada; step-children Lisa Delahanty of Hooksett, NH; Keith Lafrance and his wife Barbara of Brookline, NH; former son-in-law Reverend Yves-Eugene Joseph, Norwalk CT; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

The family's sincerest thanks to the nurses and staff at Maple Leaf HealthCare Center for the loving, wonderful care they provided to him. Also thanks to the Mount Carmel nursing staff for their love and caring support to him during his wife's illness.

SERVICES: A public calling hour will be from 9:30 to 10:30 am on Thursday at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., corner of North St., Manchester, NH 03103. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Thursday at St. Raphael Church, 103 Walker St., Manchester. Committal prayers with military honors will follow in the mausoleum at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 474 Goffstown Rd. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the NH Food Bank, 700 E. Industrial Park Drive, Manchester, NH 03109.

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1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104
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